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9801 Spalding Road | at Poet's Cove Resort, British Columbia, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Call it what you want, it's still a beef-dip.

We sat out on the deck is the sunshine and watched the boats come in. Had lunch at noon - call it what you want, it's still a beef-dip. BUT, it's was a great improvement from last year. Lots of meet on a great bun, nice dip (could have been a little hotter) with more fries than I could eat.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
Ol_Gnome
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British Columbia, Canada
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English first
Courtenay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Pool boy kept coming around to stair at wife in hot tub and trying to chat her up and noticed him sneaking and staring at her she had to go inside CREEPY bald head big nose English accent we will never return the GM would not discus this he had nothing to say not pro GM all imported sea food... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We sat out on the deck is the sunshine and watched the boats come in. Had lunch at noon - call it what you want, it's still a beef-dip. BUT, it's was a great improvement from last year. Lots of meet on a great bun, nice dip (could have been a little hotter) with more fries than I could eat.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were had sailed over to Bedwell Bay for the weekend and came into Poet's Cove Resort for brunch at the Aurora Restaurant. We had been here before for dinner and expected a good meal, and were not disappointed in the brunch menu. The selection of hot dishes, cold salads, fruits and pastries was broad. Everything we tried was delicious,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Food was so amazing. We also had the best host and server. We were the only ones there but that made the experience so much better. The server saw that we were taking selfies and he said he could take the pics for us and even suggested he could take some outside too because of the sunset. This place is... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Breakfast buffet wasn't anything special. Croissants, fresh fruit, a giant block of scrambled eggs you scoop a chunk off of, unimpressive coffee. Just okay for $15/person.

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Straight forward, nothing special. Excellent staff, average food. Beautiful view. Very clean. WOuld have been better if brunch started earlier instead of breakfast...then 3 hours later brunch.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate at the pub next door that presumably has the same kitchen. Poor service staff were over worked and the attention was lacking as a result. Food was mediocre at best. They seriously need to clean their draught beer lines. Go to the cafe at hope bay instead!!

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Saskatoon, Canada
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

At one time Poets Cove was a good place to visit, eat, play, and enjoy, but in the recent years it has really gone downhill, very understaffed, poorly trained staff, food quality is very bad compared to what it used to be, talking to staff the moral is horrible, apparently it is going to be closed due to the fact... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The pub was half full and the place was understaffed for a long weekend. We waited too long for our drinks and food. Servers were ok but this was a management issue!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Took 30 minutes to get our salads Server barely cracked a smile. Setting was beautiful, but over all would not go back. Where's the passion???

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 9801 Spalding Road | at Poet's Cove Resort, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Pender Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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