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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Live music

Very nice restaurant / pub. Great live music on some nights which can be found on their website. Healthy options including a selection of interesting salads. Friendly and helpful staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Ted_Clayton
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Nanaimo, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great fresh food, well presented. We met family for a birthday lunch here. The service was 110%! Very attentive from sitting us down, finding a quiet booth to talk in. The server was full of suggestions and followed up through out the meal. When we arrived the woman sitting us, found out we were waiting for my brother-in law, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had the Mac and cheese, was ever so decadent. had the Dragon bowl? Was really delicious and very flavourful. Atmosphere was warm and friendly. I have eaten here a few times and not once disappointed

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food is good but it is overpriced. The atmosphere is extremely loud and difficult to carry on a conversation. Not the place for an intimate meal.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simonholt is an upscale dining experience. The service is excellent and the environment is very comforting. I love to go there.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family went for lunch and it was just okay, I think it is a little over rated. Prices were high for what you got. I had soup and sandwich, the soup was horrible, I think it was supposed to be beef barley, but it was mostly broth and it tasted off and had a sweet taste to it, weird.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just finished a wonderful Valentines dinner with my guy. Great food, wonderful service, fabulous evening. Coming back for sure!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went there for my Greatgrandmother's birthdaythey had over a month to prepare because we booked it in advance and she just turned 88 and they had us sitting there waiting for our food for over 2 hours when we finally got our food it was cold and it didn't even taste good not worth the over... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I am an infrequent visitor as I often feel like I get short changed. My eggs benedict were good but they give you way too many hash browns and not even a piece of fruit. Most people who try eat healthy, are not interested in mounds of hash browns. I suspect Simon Holt thinking is that you are made to... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very nice restaurant / pub. Great live music on some nights which can be found on their website. Healthy options including a selection of interesting salads. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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417 reviews 417 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

hadn't been here in awhile and the last time we came we were a bit disappointed. came here with friends on mon., my friend and i had a delicious prawn caesar salad, my husband's hot pot was wonderfully spicy and our friend had a very good cannelloni. very pleased and will go back soon!

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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 1 - 23
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?