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Simonholt Food and Drink

6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-933-3338
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Ranked #16 of 261 restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
B.C.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I can't give this restaurant a favorable review. The service was slow, the table needed to be properly cleaned, and how, really, is it possible for a restaurant to serve undrinkable coffee? It should be a nice place to eat--the restaurant is attractive and the menu good, but the little things, like service, and attention to the customer, seemed lacking.... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have enjoyed lunches at Simon Holt for the last few years. My favourite is the Beef Dip Special on Fridays, but the Dragon Bowl is a close second. Caesar Salad is fabulous as well. Service is always very good, and if there is a problem (rarely), then it is dealt with quickly and professionally. Looking forward... More

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Nanaimo
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very nice surroundings for a restaurant/pub. Varied menu and I enjoyed everything I ordered - a lot. Had good service and seemed like a place for a young to middle aged crowd.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great for a lunch spot and very tempting desserts wonderfull carrot cake. You can take your time to enjoy the atmosphere and visit too .

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Nanaimo BC Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I have gone to this restaurant many years ago and found it quite expensive. This time however, we received great food, great service and great value. They had a $25 "Daily Dinner Special" which I could not fault. Excellent Asian inspired shrimp salad, stir fry ginger pork and Baileys Ice Cream Dessert. The rest of the menu... More

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Chemainus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We will definitely be back. Lucas provided excellent service and was quite entertaining. The food was delicious and well priced and the ambiance was great. Good times!!

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Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went here with hubby and my 2 children. We had an excellent meal and quality service, halibut was beautiful and fresh! All of our meals were cooked from scratch with locally produced ingredients .... ! Fab service and welcoming ambience! So much better than any others in the area! Thank you for a lovely evening! We will be back!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

4 or 5 visits over several months. The best I can say about this restaurant is some dishes are ok and do not come overdone or wrong and sometimes service is ok and cheery. This could be a good restaurant. It looks like a good restaurant. I believe the problem must be lack of kitchen/server communication and motivation and organization... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant used to be one of our favorites to go to. The last three or four times it has not met our expectations. It is a pricy restaurant and we don't mind as long as the quality of the food reflects the price.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I recently went for lunch to Simon Holt with a group of friends. There were 9 in the group and we had a nice, leisurely lunch. Each person ordered something different and everyone was very pleased with their choice. The server was great. She dealt efficiently with a few late arrivals and brought their meals out quickly so they could... More

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