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Mahle House Restaurant

2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
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Ranked #10 of 282 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $43
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is in a cute house pretty much in the middle of nowhere - it obviously has a good reputation because most people would have to drive at least 30 minutes to get here. The food was excellent as was the service. We were vacationing in the area and were surprised to find this dining gem.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful property and cute bunnies for your kids to enjoy watching. Once inside we were seated and ready to enjoy a wonderful birthday dinner experience. We took our 9 year old daughter and the one thing we found is they could use a small kids menu. She is not a fussy eater, but a bit of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife really enjoys this place. I am more of a simple food person and find it to be somewhat on the expensive side and leave still wanting more to eat. That said, the food is well prepared with freash ingredients. The service is excellent.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I recently ate at the Mahle House for adventurous Wednesday. I was shocked at how much food you get for the price. It was almost too much. The portions were a great size for sharing and everything was delicious. We also ordered a flight of wine to accompany the meal, which was a great way to try... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A nice old house surrounded by garden and lawn with resident bunnies will serve you a price fixed meal but not tell you what you are going to eat. There were two of us and we each got different appetizers, salads and desserts which was ideal for sharing. The food was tasty, well-prepared, fresh & local; service was excellent -... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been here many times and have always enjoyed our meal, the staff are excellent as well. Love the local produce and fresh seafood.

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British Columbia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have dined here many times and are always impressed with the quality of the food. This is a family run affair and it shows in their pride of place. Fresh herb garden outside and use of local ingredients ensures flavourful dishes. They are imaginative and beautifully presented. Extensive wine list with extremely knowledgeable servers to guide you to just... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

my husband and I had the special of the night, which was stuffed rabbit. It was excellent, veggies were cooked so you enjoy the flavour of each and everyone of them. The porcupine prawns were outstanding, a must have. Excellent service. A pleasure to eat there.

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Nanaimo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've never found the food to be particularly "special" at the Mahle House and I think patrons pay more for the brand than what they actually get on their plate. I don't mind paying a premium if the food is exceptional, but it's just not that great. Not our first choice, even after repeat visits. The portions are ridiculously small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came here on a recommendation from the Blanket and Spoon where we were staying and were delighted with the choice, quality and friendly service. It was quite innovative - loved the Navajo bread and humus starter!

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Additional Information about Mahle House Restaurant

Address: 2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-722-3621
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 43
Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary

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