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Mahle House Restaurant

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Contemporary, Continental
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2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We...
Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We focus on fresh and local ingredients with warm professional service in a casual upscale environment.
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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well worth the drive

This place is well worth the visit. Staff are great, food is very good and presented nicely. Not always a lot of food, but sometimes that's a good thing. I have eaten here many times over the last 10 years and have absolutely no complaints about anything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JohnHubbard
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Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is well worth the visit. Staff are great, food is very good and presented nicely. Not always a lot of food, but sometimes that's a good thing. I have eaten here many times over the last 10 years and have absolutely no complaints about anything.

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Chemainus, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is not an inexpensive place to eat, so it's the kind of restaurant you visit when you decide to spend a bit of money and enjoy a really special dinner. There are some evenings each week with special menus, including an adventure night when you dine with a group of friends and enjoy a five-course meal in which the... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I always enjoy dinner here, especially since it is within walking distance to my home. My daughter took me there on Saturday. She had the salmon, which looked amazing, but I opted for the pork with apple/bacon chutney, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. It was delicious! We had shared the prawns for an appetizer and they were as always... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My girl friend and I were here last October 1st for the adventure night dining. It was her birthday and we wanted to do something different. The five courses were presented well but the timing between each course was long. I am not a big fan of goat cheese and I think this is one of their favorite ingredients. I... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Located in Central Cedar many people are surprised that this restaurant has been such a success. The food has been consistently top quality and a fine selection of wines are always available. The chef here uses herbs and vegetables grown in a garden onsite. This restaurant supports many other local farms and businesses by buying local whenever possible. Stop by... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We recently dined at Mahle house After reading and hearing good things about it. Every morsel of food was skillfully prepared and left us completely satisfied. The service was friendly and informative without being pretentious. Overall it was a really good experience we will definitely go back.

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Saltair B.C.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First time I ate here, we enjoyed a meal so fabulous that the three of us were oohing and aaahing unabashedly.......with giggles coming from adjoining diners. Could have been that from the time that the local artisan bread arrived with a savory herbed butter, to the delightfully decadent shared dessert, we were treated to an experience that delighted all senses.... More 

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Three out looking for fine dining and exceptional food. We chose the Mahle House over some of the others because of the larger menu selection. We found the place to be nice and clean, we liked the old house atmosphere. The service was great and friendly, the bread came to the table and was good. We ordered the calamari to... More 

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Mahle H, Owner at Mahle House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Travelguy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. I am glad you enjoyed the location, service and calamari but I am disappointed we failed to deliver on the main courses. I have discussed your comments with my kitchen team and stressed the importance of proper seasoning and attention to detail on cooking proceedures.... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Five of us celebrated a friends birthday at the Mahle House. All of us enjoyed our meals. Mine was a vegetarian East Indian phylo creation. It was delicious! Our only complaint was the slow service. We had our table booked for 7 pm, entrees were delivered at 8:30pm. We had shared applies however the delay between applies and mains was... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located in an old house with great atmosphere and generous portions on the plate. One of the best Lamb chops dishes I ever had. The price is really good for the portions you get. For a great evening out you cant beat it, make a resurvation and go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-722-3621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We focus on fresh and local ingredients with warm professional service in a casual upscale environment.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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