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LeftBank - CLOSED

433 Bowen Island Trunk Road, British Columbia, Canada
604-947-0215
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Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bowen Island, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I hope someone on Tripadvisor can adjust this one. This restaurant recently closed and a new one opened last month at the same location called Rustique Bistro. I hope reviews are being done on the new one now! Have a great day everyone. :))

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Bowen Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Left Bank closed just before Christmas and will be never more. New owners (with much experience) have taken over the location and are totally revamping the decor and menu. "Rustico Bistro" apperntly opens January 14th and will be offering crepes (both sweet and savoury) during the day and French bistro cuisine in the evenings. The new hosts, Celine and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This place deserves high marks. Very pleasant atmosphere (lighting, music, decor, etc.). The food is generally of a very high standard, and it is certainly the best available on Bowen Island. Very nice celeriac salad to start (although the accompanying cherry tomatoes were actually frozen-- strange indeed). The Salt Springs Island mussels -- requested in the "classic" version with white... More

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Bowen Island, Canada
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Owner/Chef, Becky Dawson has an amazing background as a chef for British Royalty, at some of Vancouver's 5-star restaurants and now in her own restaurant on Bowen Island. When we dined there, the service was excellent... very attentive and friendly...and the food was wonderful. Chef Becky changes the menu regularly and tries to utilize local food providers as much as... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Lovely evening with friends. Had lamb meatball and soup. Friends had mussels. Lovely rich atmosphere. Chef came to chat with us which added a very personal touch.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Poor service, poor food. Ate here last week, the best we can say is they have a nice patio, live music and promote boutique BC wines. 4 people dining, had the chicken wing appy for the table, 3 risotto lovers had the Prawn Risotto, and the mushroom lover the Porcini and tomato over polenta. The wings were soggy, under seasoned,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What can I say? Novice server, extremely slow service, out of mussels, ran out of potatoes, out of one of the only three desserts offered, terrible presentation. Started at 7pm and got out at 10 to 10. OMG needs a total tune up.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant. Great patio. Service is efficient and down to earth. Had the pork loin with vichyssoise to start. A great place worth the stop.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Its still the closest restaurant to the ferry & has a nice dining room and patio area ....but it is not the food quality of BlueEyed Marys ( which was here before ) . The service is fine , it is just that the food , which is reasonably priced , is not very good. To be fair, they have... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Well, it was edible, and fairly fresh, but nothing to write home about. Very expensive too. Our entrees were lacking in fresh vegetables and the flavour was quite bland. Limited cocktail menu and plastic chairs for seating indoors in the winter did not add to the ambiance. Made the trip over from North Vancouver and it was one very expensive... More

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