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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 #8 of 269 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $45
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
Nanaimo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were looking to dine somewhere different. I searched trip advisor and from the reviews of Mahle house we chose to dine here. This is the most beautiful quaint little house I've seen in this area. There's a good selection on the menu. The hummus is delicious as well as the porcupine prawns. We had the chicken and steak which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews 280 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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vancouver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The restaurant is located in a renovated old house giving a charming but conservative atmosphere. A small group of us were there on an evening which featured the option of 'adventure Wednesday' which offers, for $44, five mystery courses which are chosen by the kitchen staff. Along with this is offered a flight of 3, two ounce taster glasses of... More

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Pitt Meadows
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Celebrating a 25th Wedding Anniversary and a friend recommended this restaurant. What a fabulous choice! Warm & welcoming atmosphere,excellent service. The food was beyond our expectations--presentation & quality--superb,quantity--surprising! (usually with "fine dining" the portions are quite small). The porcupine prawns & calamari were scrumptious appetizers. One person in our group had the prawns for their main course also! The other... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The ambience, staff & food are fantastic. We have been dining at the Mahle House for 6 years and have yet to be dissapointed. The menu maintains all the signature dishes while mixing in seasonal fresh items. It's a family owned business and the attention to quality & detail shows. If you enjoy food & wine it's a must.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a very nice place to eat. we decided to take the "adventure Wednesdays" option. Each of us had a different course for five courses, which more or less added up to a ten course meal. Seafood: scallops were cooked perfectly, and seared tuna came on a delicious bed of celeriac. Salad: goat cheese was good, but fattoush salad with... More

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WA & HI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently had an Anniversary dinner here and it was memorable. Loved the atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Our salad had strawberries fresh from their garden. The chicken was yummy with tasty vegetables and dessert was a crème brulee like I had never had before. The servers were friendly and gave us a gift for our anniversary of chocolate... More

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We were told about this restaurant by our son & daughter in law. We decided to give it a try also and had a very enjoyable evening. The service by the staff is extremely good and they are very attentive and friendly. The food is very good and the portions are quite large. Too large for my wife and I... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had heard this restaurant was amazing and finally had the opportunity to visit. We had reason to celebrate with friends and wanted to make it a special evening. We called the restaurant about a week ahead and asked for a 7 course meal for four. They were more than willing to accommodate our request. When we arrived we announced... More

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