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The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn

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500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach (The Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
12507253100
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s...
Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s idyllic Chesterman Beach, The Pointe Restaurant’s Refined West Coast cuisine and attentive service come gift-wrapped with 240 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding islands and wildlife. Much of the fresh seafood is fished from the very waters overlooked by The Pointe, and a longstanding focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients is evident. Dinner is offered on a seasonal à la carte menu, but for the best of the best, try Chef de Cuisine Nick Nutting’s weekly tasting menu; Daily brunch is a true treat. Out of the ordinary desserts reflect an innovative Pastry program where most everything - from bread to butter to scrumptious chocolate croissants are housemade. An extensive wine list, recognized yearly by Wine Spectator magazine, showcases BC’s finest selections with a broad range of international bottlings. Over 100 Scotch Whiskies and a creative cocktail menu can be savoured in the comfortable On the Rocks Lounge. A true taste of Rustic Elegance On Nature’s Edge - and the West Coast’s best views - are on the menu at The Pointe Restaurant and On the Rocks Lounge.
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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
Excellent brunch - the best of our three week holiday

We gasped at the superb panoramic view of Chesterman Beach that welcomes you on entering the Pointe Restaurant. On this perfect summer's day it was a pleasure to be seated promptly and professionally by a waitress at a window table. My husband is rarely impressed with high end restaurants (thinking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Zara H
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We gasped at the superb panoramic view of Chesterman Beach that welcomes you on entering the Pointe Restaurant. On this perfect summer's day it was a pleasure to be seated promptly and professionally by a waitress at a window table. My husband is rarely impressed with high end restaurants (thinking them stuffy and overpriced) but even he was beaming with... More 

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York, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have the opportunity to experience an excellent dinner to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff extremely friendly, helpful and professional. Drinks were excellent...best margarita I have ever had. Dinner menu had some wonderful unusual offerings. Our waiter, was super friendly, informative and always hoping to help us in any way. Our meal was excellent. Beautifully... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The point restaurant does indeed have a lovely view. Unfortunately it is entirely indoors with no outdoor seating or balcony available. That said, the service tried hard but the meal service did not flow properly. Almost an hour between appetizer and entrée. They could not handle the full complement of diners. The meal itself was small portions dressed in all... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere in this restaurant is perfect! Every employee we encountered while finding our way to lunch was friendly, professional and helpful. The lunch menu was somewhat limited, but I ordered fish and chips and my partner ordered the club sandwich. Each was exquisitely prepared, with exotic accoutrements, such as curried peas (with the fish and chips), and sautéed peaches... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fresh and tasty food, great parings with a wonderful view and great service, but... let's be serious. When you go to a place like that, you aren't only going for the food, you are going for the view and the experience, if not, it is not worth the price. Here is where I have an issue. You can ONLY book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The setting is superb. A vista of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean is in front of you, often whales glide by. And all of this while having a fabulous dinner. This restaurant manages to do it all. Great service with food that is creative, innovative and totally delicious. And all of this in a gorgeous setting and atmosphere. Chefs' creations uses... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at the Inn and of course had to eat at the lovely restaurant. Here's a key point - go there early at night or during the day so you can actually experience the great view! The food was excellent but expensive, as we ate other great food in town without such a price point. It's worth the trip... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Usually if the view is good the food is bad. That was not the case here, every course lived up to its billing, with super fresh fish, and some very inventive desserts (including a chocolate replica of the rain forest called "Terrarium". Sounds weird but was good). Staff was very accommodating and great selection of BC and other wines as... More 

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County Durham UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having travelled to the west coast of Vancouver Island and in order to celebrate a significant event we decided upon The Pointe Restaurant. This was our third visit over the years from the UK to Chesterman Beach and our third to the Pointe so we had high expectations. Getting a suitable reservation was not easy so we had to make... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ate here for 2 nights and it was fantastic both nights. We tried very different things for both meals and were not disappointed in anything we ate. The wine is terrific as well

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Additional Information about The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn

Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach (The Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 12507253100
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 105
Cuisine: Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach (The Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 12507253100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 105
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Surveying the panoramic vistas from the westernmost point of Tofino’s idyllic Chesterman Beach, The Pointe Restaurant’s Refined West Coast cuisine and attentive service come gift-wrapped with 240 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding islands and wildlife. Much of the fresh seafood is fished from the very waters overlooked by The Pointe, and a longstanding focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients is evident. Dinner is offered on a seasonal à la carte menu, but for the best of the best, try Chef de Cuisine Nick Nutting’s weekly tasting menu; Daily brunch is a true treat. Out of the ordinary desserts reflect an innovative Pastry program where most everything - from bread to butter to scrumptious chocolate croissants are housemade. An extensive wine list, recognized yearly by Wine Spectator magazine, showcases BC’s finest selections with a broad range of international bottlings. Over 100 Scotch Whiskies and a creative cocktail menu can be savoured in the comfortable On the Rocks Lounge. A true taste of Rustic Elegance On Nature’s Edge - and the West Coast’s best views - are on the menu at The Pointe Restaurant and On the Rocks Lounge.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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