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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
lunch with friend

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Andrea C
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Nanaimo, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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163 reviews
99 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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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I were excited about trying the food and listening to some live music. The decor is beautiful. We waited 25 minutes before someone even approached our table, despite our attempts to catch the attention of a server. We ordered drinks, a caesar salad to start, which arrived without drinks and was not fresh, nor did it achieve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were given a gift certificate to this restaurant by friends and we are very glad they did. We have always enjoyed our meals at this restaurant. The staff are very friendly and the service is good. It can get a bit noisy if there is a large group celebrating a special occasion. The real beauty of this place is... More 

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vancouver island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Restaurant not busy. Got our table in the corner of the patio, which was nice due to the fact we had two young children with us. It seemed the server staff were in a hurry to get us in and out. Drink order came and ordered appys. Before appys came, server wanted to take out entree order. Really good appys,... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a reservation for a group of 11 for a friend's birthday. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we didn't get our food until 8:30. We were under the impression that when you make a reservation, they should be prepared for you. When we finally got our food, my husband's fries were so cold they were shrivelled up and... More 

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Additional Information about Simonholt Food and Drink

Address: 6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-933-3338
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
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
Average Prices: USD 21
Cuisine: American

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?