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Simonholt Restaurant

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American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free
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6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got to enjoy a lunch with my family to celebrate a belated birthday and we had incredible service and food! Our server Brooke was so attentive without being over-attentive and had such a postive energy it made our lumch so much more fun! I highly recommed goong here for your next meal, great atmosphere, food quality is fantastic and... More 

Thank excellalove
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant to see PJ Perry play, along with two other couples. Had a great table close to the musicians. Ordered a variety of dishes and everyone was pleased with their meals. I enjoyed my pasta primavera. My husband had the Thai seafood hot pot and loved it. Waiter was a little scattered, missing beverage orders and... More 

Thank cme057
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay, nothing fancy just okay, I would say they were about the same as the Keg or the Cactus Club at best. My biggest complaint on our visit was how slow the food was, we were on the patio with 5 other tables and for some reason we were the last to eat. From the time we sat... More 

Thank Ron K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing staff, atmosphere and food. Can't say enough:). Great selection of wines, scratch kitchen and knowledgable and friendly professional staff make for a great experience!

Thank Chris D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a friend. The service was very good. The were able to adjust my salad for my dietary restrictions and the Balsamic dressing was one of the best I have tasted.

Thank Duckie2012
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch. Server was exceptional, as she went above and beyond to help make our dining experience a positive one, as we were just beginning our vacation. The food was very good, as portion sizes were the right amount for the price paid.

Thank trail1ia
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the entire patio to ourselves (benefits of eating at 4pm with kids :)). Kids could run around a bit without disturbing others. Food was delicious - we had zucchini bruschetta, the tuna and also cod. Really enjoyed them all. We will definitely be back!

Thank Leanne B
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Simonholt's for a year or so, time to get out on a nice, sunny patio in the beautiful weather - thankfully they have a few choices in one restaurant !! I wasn't feeling like the wine on the menu (by glass)n so asked if there was a dry Rose of any kind - Voila, there was... Road... More 

Thank S_Leach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A colleague and I went for a bowl of chowder, and we were blown away. Fantastic, wonderful, lots of flavor, yummy goodness and would highly recommend. Next time at Simon Holt, have the chowder!

Thank DonanPatsy T
Brooke_Haxton, Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment and your 5 star rating :) We cant wait to have you back. Brooke Haxton More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch, it was amazing ☺️ from the food to the drinks & service everything was fantastic. They have three outdoor patio's which were all a little different, one of them being a rooftop deck. We had the pleasure of being served by Denis he was both attentive & sincere & had some great recommendations for lunch.... More 

Thank Michaela D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 12509333338
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?