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Simonholt Food and Drink

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6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-933-3338
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy and reasonable

Delicious food and reasonable prices. My first Creme brûlée and it was definitely not a disappointment. I will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
SabrinaWard0987
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Delicious food and reasonable prices. My first Creme brûlée and it was definitely not a disappointment. I will be back.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a WINNER ! When there we met the husband & wife owner - they are great people, I love to frequent local, small biz and when it's combined with great ambiance, food and drink... oh yea AND service - I'm IN ! Last there I had a delicious salad with grilled chicken - the wine choices are really... More 

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Canada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our party of four meet for dinner at Simon Holt. We had made reservations however we were pleased that it was not busy on this Thursday evening. We decided to eat outside on the patio as the evening and weather were beautiful. An umbrella graced the table. The chairs and table were located on the patio and within an enclosed... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After a very hard day, we wanted a good meal, in a quiet space. We had an errand in the neighbourhood so chose Simon Holt for its convenient location. We ordered calamari to start. It was served over a bed of shredded cucumber(crisp and fresh) accompanied by a spicy peanut sauce, This sauce was very tasty but overpowering for the... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent food, value and service. As it was very hot we decided to eat inside however on a cooler day we will try the roof patio ( one of three patios) with beautiful ocean views. The meals were exceptional. My wife had the miso salmon and I had a last minute very reasonably priced special which included a generous serving... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Met a friend here for lunch. We were greeted at the door (opened for us!), and led to a comfortable booth. Service was very friendly. Air conditioning was great -- too hot outside here at present. It was a good place for a heart-to-heart, as we could hear each other, and it was not too crowded on a Thursday. Food... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband I only moved here awhile ago and so far have been really disappointed in what Nanaimo has to offer for for a lunch or dinner out. I drove past Simon Holt a few weeks ago ( I was lost) and we went in for a Sunday lunch this afternoon. Restaurant wasn't super busy but there was a steady... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You know I realize that a restaurant can have a bad night so I withheld my review until I had given it multiple visits, 3 total over the course of a year. Service all 3 times has been abysmal, seems our waiters, or waitresses, just forgot all about us after taking our order. The food was slow in getting out... More 

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north bay
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

we decided to check out this restaurant at the suggestion of the owners of the b & b we were staying at (Long Lake Waterfront b & b, great place by the way!). we just wanted a simple, tasty, uncomplicated, reasonably priced meal that was close by our b & b, without having to driving into Nanaimo. and that's exactly... More 

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kelowna
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Three of us walked up to the front door and it magically opened for us by a smiling hostess and things only got better from there. Serena was our server and she was very knowledgeable and educated us on the fact that every thing except the ketchup and hot sauce is made fresh in house. We shared Halibut Tacos and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-933-3338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?