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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 #42 of 90 restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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52% Recommend
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English first
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Parksville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Nice to see that the Quality Resort Bayside and in particular the Bistro & Lounge is starting to up their game. Front Desk staff have always been fantastic. The Bistro has one of the most spectacular views in Oceanside. Friday nights they have their appies on for Buy One Get One. Menus and quality has also improved. Definately the place... More

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Vancouver Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Bayside restaurant offered fine dining in the past.Still nice restaurant,superb water view.But what happened to the menue?Mostly fast food at fine dining prices.Good service,yes.No culinary feasts to be expected

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Qualicum Beach, B C
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The restaurant has a spectacular setting looking onto the Parksville Beach. Service was friendly enough and the food was okay. The problem is that with such an amazing location you come away feeling blah. Nothing special at all. It could be so much more that it was. Just a little disappointing.

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Parksville, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A nice view, but the service was lackluster and disinterested. The food was adequate, but not memorable. There are other places in the area that are fun, with good, friendly service, and better food. I went there with a friend for lunch, but wont be going back any time soon. Maybe dinner is better.

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Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner last night. As stated by others this restaurant is one that has a stellar view. We frequented this restaurant several years ago when it was under different ownership and had great service and an excellent menu. Changes in ownership have caused the restaurant to loose its edge and we were disappointed several times then quit going. We tried... More

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