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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

240 Dogwood Street (at Quality Resort Bayside), Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H5, Canada
(250) 248-8333
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Ranked #41 of 93 Restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
honeymoon bay, bc canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

great food and service although the music was too loud for us but when we asked to have it turned down to a conversation level, it was done cheerfully

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Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We found the soups on the menu excellent. The main course was average. To replace the potato on the plate, I asked for extra vegetable, however, it seemed they only had broccoli. The second night I again asked for vegetables and again only broccoli. There was no variety or mixed vegetables.

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Surrey, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here and some wine. Great view of Parksville area beach and beautiful day. Ordered halibut and chips, halibut done in beer batter, too heavy, nicer if it was tempura type batter, fries good, cold slaw ok. Waitress very accommodating and friendly. Certainly adequate and ok lunch but better oceanview places in the area. View is the draw here.... More

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British Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Usually the attached restaurants are mediocre, but this one was quite good. Friendly service from the staff and our server, Chad. The prime rib was nicely done, Yorkshire pudding good etc. the next day we had the Bistro burger and that was also quite good. Typical resort restaurant pricing but lower than most I've seen. Burger was quite thick and... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We booked a family table for a sunset supper at the restaurant. The ambiance was perfect, the service fairly good, but the food when it came was really below par. We ordered sandwich plates for the most part as our guests did not like seafood, the weather was hot and none of us felt like a really big meal. The... More

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Parksville, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Met a colleague for lunch at the Bayside and had a great experience. This waterfront restaurant has the best view in Parksville by far and offers an eclectic menu that should please everyone. My companion tried the halibut and fries and pronounced his lunch delectable while I tried the Dim Sum basket which included a wide variety of Chinese delicacies.... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was staying at Bayside for 5 days awhile back and the food was terrible. Overcooked. Dry and hard. If I had time I would go out every day but being part if a week convention I had no choice but to eat there. One meal was so hard, Chicken that the knife could not cut through it without burnt... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have enjoyed the bistro several times as I find it very convenient to Seabrooke Cottage. Although the entire hotel is in need of a bit of TLC,once in the Bistro, the view is unparallelled in Parksville eateries and, in the warmer months, you can eat on the outside patio while enjoying the sandy beach and ocean view. The food... More

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I ate here with some friends, and was really upset with my server. The food was delicious and came quickly (although it was a tiny amount for what we paid), but I found a bug in my salad. I asked my server for a new one and he completely failed to apologize for what happened. He tried to tell me... More

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Port Alberni
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Bayside used to be the place to have a delicious lunch in Parksville - not anymore!! My sister and I were greeted by disinterested staff. We were seated at a lovely table overlooking the water. Our waitress seemed almost angry, definitely not happy with her job! We got water and waited 15 minutes for tea. Half an hour later... More

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