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“Great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Steeples Restaurant

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
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited restaurant this evening. The four of us were seated promptly and went on to enjoy a great evening. Had four course meal, and everyone had only good things to say for the various food selections they/we had chosen. Owner very attentive to our needs. Pleasant atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 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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English first
1 review
“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Just had a wonderful lunch at Steeples. We all had the lunch special which was delicious and definitely plenty of food and a great value. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was most enjoyable. We look forward to going again in the near future.

  • Visited September 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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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“5th Best Business in British Columbia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Darren Cole owns Steeples Restaurant which is in an old church. He is very supportative of the local community. His menu not only has our budgets in mind with economical meal combinations, but he is offering fine dining with it. The service is excellent and one time they were out of O'Doul's , which is a non alcolhol beer, which my husband drinks. Darren drove 6 miles to Mill Bay to get him a beer with his dinner and then didn't even charge him for it. Pretty good customer relations, along with excellent food, what can I say a delicious place to go and spend, brunch, or lunch or dinner.

  • Visited September 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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Service needs work!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We made a reservation for 9 people to celebrate my birthday. One of our party arrived at the restaurant before the rest of us so we did not need to be shown to our table by staff as we could see Don waiting for us. Unfortunately, as soon as we all sat down we became invisible. After about 10 minutes of watching staff walking past us and looking busy folding things and rearranging spare cutlery, we asked for service. Had to do it a couple of times because obviously invisible people can't be heard very well. Finally we attracted the attention of a waitress who said she "could bring us some water". We had to ask for some menus but once we decided on our dinner choices we were informed, "we don't know who's waiting on you tonight". The manager (who is bright, witty and efficient) turned out to be "our waitress" but it was well over an hour after arriving before we had food and wine in front of us. We became invisible once again after we had eaten but wanted to pay up and leave and luckily were noticed after a lot of arm waving. The sun porch was full of diners but we were the only patrons other than one table inside so I'm really happy we didn't go on a busy night. I've been here for lunch many times and don't know what the problem was but the lack of good service that night was the topic of conversation on the way home that night. Happy Birthday to me..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 111 cities Reviews in 111 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our meal here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food was quite good. I recommend the Fanny Bay oysters appetizer. THe service was very attentive.

Like a prior poster stated, we were on the Groupon and were surprised with the many add-ons.

We still felt like it was a very nice, though not inexpensive meal.

Service from Jessica was great and the owner came over and chatted with us.

When we arrived at our B&B, this was the most recommended restaurant nearby.

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