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“Great food - lovely view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panorama Restaurant

Panorama Restaurant
15933 Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
8556522268
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Inverness
Cuisines: Canadian
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“Great food - lovely view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Hard to find but just look for the golf resort & its right beside overlooking the course & ocean. We sat on the outdoor patio & tho windy it was a gorgeous view. Excellent haddock & salad with a delicious lime basil dressing. Great fries too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Seafood in Nova Scotia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Of all the restaurants we tried in Nova Scotia, Panorama stood out the most. The seafood chowder and lobster were standouts - both the best we have ever had. Service was excellent. Great scotch selection, although a touch expensive. The only thing I would change is the ambiance of the room - perhaps some plants or decor to warm up the room. The room provides a great view of the links and beach from the restaurant (great for watching storms and sunsets) but the room did seem a bit sparse.

All in all, an amazing food experience. Do yourself a favour - eat here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fenelon Falls, Canada
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“Best on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have spent the last two weeks in Inverness, using it as a base to explore Cape Breton. After trying many restaurants, we all (4 adults) agree that eating at Cabot Links is an experience not to be missed. We ate at Panorama restaurant on Sun., Aug 4 for a late lunch. The view takes your breath away. Serving staff was attentive without smothering, and so pleasant and helpful! Pan fried haddock was the best ever! Large, generous portions, perfectly cooked, fresh and firm tasting and seasoned to perfection. Fish and chips was also the best tasted on the island, thin and crisp batter, large portions, amazing flavour. Fries were unique and tasty with an interesting and complimentary seasoning. Club sandwich was real chicken breast, and cheese and smoked bacon with tomatoes on freshly baked bun and accompanied by a fresh and delicious salad. Crab and Avacado salad was fresh, not overdressed, lovely ripe Avacado and fresh crab in a light mayo sauce. It was probably our favourite meal of our trip, coupled with the ambience of looking over Inverness beach and the golf club. Spotlessly clean and reasonably priced for the quality and generous portions.
We then returned on Aug 5 for an evening meal at the Public House. We were greeted with a friendly smile, despite a packed pub, and escorted to the bar to wait a short time for a seat. Skillet meatballs were tasty and delicious, complimented by melted cheese and accompanied by garlic bread. Ceaser salad was fresh and not over dressed with homemade dressing, real bacon, grated Parmesan and croutons. Pizzas were to die for - hot, fresh, thin bubbly crust and toppings that wored really well together, such as wild mushrooms, arugula, pancetta and truffle oil, and the Carnivore, with pepperoni, sporessatta, Italian sausage, smoked bacon and an amazing tomato sauce. Again, generous portions. Bonus was another amazing server who was friendly, helpful and informative, and an immaculately clean environment. We have only a couple more days, but will be sure to return yet again - it is a stop not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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“Tasty Lobster Boil”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Panorama arranged a good traditional lobster boil for the group I was travelling with. The only issue was the weather which obviously the restaurant was unable to control. The J. Lohr wine selection for the buttery lobster was a very good pairing. I noticed this restaurant had a very extensive wine cellar including local favourites. I also had breakfast and it was fine. The prices were comparable to other locations.

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Upscale dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The dining room interior has a very casual feel but it is definitely upscale dining and prices are comparable to those you would find in larger cities, despite the rural setting. Our waiter was great. He was very familiar with the menu, offered suggestions with our selections, joked and shared stories with us about the area . There were four of us and we sampled the seafood chowder (the BEST we've ever had), the beet salad, crab cakes, halibut, cod, lamb and chicken and we devoured every morsel. No one was disappointed with their meal and no one had room for dessert. Expect to pay $150-$175 for dinner for two with wine and gratuities.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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