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Steeples Restaurant

2744 East Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R2W0, Canada
250.743.1887
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I had a great meal here. I was hungry and their meal was diversified enough that I found teriyaki chicken bowl. WOW, I could not finish it. The people were very friendly and attentive, it was a pleasant visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Boy has this place slid. Seafood pasta was a bland watery mess. What's with the Groupon submenu? Confusing and not professional. If the only way you can get people in the door is with Groupon and create a menu around that, you are in trouble. Don't waste your money.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food and service. Make sure you book otherwise may be a wait especially on Friday and Saturday + holidays. Nothing to dislike with this establishment other than the price of the local Cowichan Valley wine.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We drove up from Victoria for a special dinner for my husband's birthday. A few years ago Steeples was a showcase of local food and fine cuisine. We were surprised to discover when we arrived that it has become a casual pub. We nearly left but realized we had to eat before driving home so stayed for predictable and just-okay... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I recently used a Groupon coupon to dine at Steeples. For the "two for one price" we paid it was an exceptional value. Our steaks were cooked to perfection which often isn't the case when one orders a rare steak and ends up with something on the pink side of medium! We took advantage of upgrading our... More

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

..but only after upgrading the Groupon special to better and more expensive menu items. The whole premise seems to be to lure you into a relatively cheap special and then to sell you the upgrades. I felt that you-must-upgrade-to-be-treated-nicely-pressure quite strongly, but I am generally sensitive to "atmospheres" and so would hesitate to go back again for that reason, but... More

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Shawnigan lake
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

First off, Darren Cole, the owner, is rude as hell not only to his staff, but to his guests. He has this fake plastic surgery smile and creeps you out. Secondly, the food is not very good, taste like a five year old got crazy in the kitchen, and you can tell it's cheap and not fresh. The servers are... More

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Victoria B.C.
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We've been to Steeples a few times and we've always come away a bit disappointed with the service and food. But we've come back thinking maybe we just got an "off" night. After all the location in Shawnigan Lake is great and the building itself is very nice outside and in. We decided to take my mother there for her... More

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Absolutely the worst. The owner is weird and creepy and took 20 Minutes to TAKE our order, and didn't even acknowledge that we had been waiting...the server was disheveled and looked like she hadn't showered (sorry). The food took VERY long to get to us. Nearly 30 minutes and it wasn't busy. The food was sub par, and we had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Steeples is located in the beautiful Vancouver Island scenery of lakes and pine forests. The meal for two was excellent and the service was exceptional! The owner even offered us a lift after we had problems with our car!

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