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Mahle House Restaurant

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International, Contemporary
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2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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  • 113
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Amazing food with exceptional service

Celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Mahle House. Food was decadent. Service was great. Beautiful private setting in an old historic house. Must try the creme brulee! We will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Edward B
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Ladysmith, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ladysmith, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Mahle House. Food was decadent. Service was great. Beautiful private setting in an old historic house. Must try the creme brulee! We will definitely return.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My meal was amazing and the waitress was attentive... I had calamari apply and it was tender and delicious. For dinner...rabbit stew. It was mouth watering. My wife had the rack of lamb and it too was melt in your mouth delicious. I like how a lot is locally sourced or grown in their garden also.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came for the "Adventurous Wednesday” multi-course Chef’s Choice menu. Of the 10 plates between 2 people, 8 were excellent, 1 was good and 1 was just okay - that's pretty good at $44pp. Wine flights (3 x 3 oz for $15) were reasonable. Service was pleasant and attentive although I found the knowledge and descriptions of the food they... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Mahle House Restaurant is small in size but it's food is huge in taste and preparation. We spent two weeks just kilometers from this restaurant but unfortunately it took us until the last few days of our visit to try it out. We are glad we did. We called once for reservations, but there were "no vacancies:. We tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Freshly fried bread with hummus, perfectly prepared salmon, and two scope of home-made ginger ice-cream. It was a perfect night. It's a must-visit restaurant on Vancouver Island.

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We attended a wedding here recently and everything was just perfect. The ceremony was outside in their beautiful garden and then we had an outstanding meal. Very attentive service from Nick. The kitchen accomodated all our requests on a busy night. Thank you so much.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have heard wonderful things about Mahle House for years and last night upon recommendation from friends, we attended the Chef's surprise evening. A wonderful concept, five courses, no two guests have the same dish. The four of us sampled each other plates , so we had a little taste of everything. It was good, and there were a few... More 

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

Hi Ginger, Thanks for visiting us an for the review. Glad you enjoyed the setting as well as the service. I wish we could have impressed you with the food as much. My team and I do our best to please our guests and i am sorry we did not hit high points with you. Hope you come back soon... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Enjoyed the service and the food. We went for a special celebration and were impressed with the friendly staff an the great food. Be prepared for stairs.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Out for a drive on a Wednesday night, had been here 5 years ago for a retirement dinner. Wednesday is the chef surprise. We decided to participate. You receive a 5 course meal and each dish is a chefs creation without your knowledge. As there was 2 of us, we had ten different dishes which we each ate half. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

2nd visit to Mahle House planned around the Wednesday special. Currently, it is a 5-course menu priced at $44 which includes 4 different dishes (so you'll only see what all 4 are if there are 4 in your group). This particular meal started off with albacore tuna with a sushi-inspired salad and Humboldt squid in a Mediterranean vegetable stew. Next... More 

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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