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Mahle House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
International, Contemporary, Canadian
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2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten at Mahle House a few times on special occasions. The food is excellent fine dining but expensive, without a bottle of wine about $120-130 for a couple. The old Victorian is beautifully restored and has a good ambience. The wait staff are charismatic professional who attend well to the details.

Thank Sean W B
Nanaimo, Canada
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Another amazing dining experience here last Wed night. adventure dining meant for our table of four, four different dishes at several courses with desserts. We enjoyed sharing tastes and a lovely wine sampler too. The lamb chops were spectacular!

Thank froggnik
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough positive about the wonderful meal in a lovely setting (old home); excellent wait staff; nice selection of local wines; portions that are not skimpy! Perhaps one of the best meals we have ever had!

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

As a top ten restaurant on TripAdvisor/Nanaimo, I had certain expectations of the Mahle House. Unfortunately, they were not met. The restaurant is in dire need of upgrading. It seems like they are trying for a rustic-chic feel, but it comes off as a an old run-down feel. The floor is in severe disrepair and needs immediate attention, not to... More 

Thank PurrFound
Mahle H, Owner at Mahle House Restaurant, responded to this review

We're always disappointed to hear that a guest has left disappointed and this is certainly no exception. We apologize for the perceived service issues and assure you that this was not intended - we're not sure how this was misconstrued? We believe you dined with us on Saturday evening - the reservation was for a party of two but you... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Had a lovely dinner, tenderloin steak with garlic mash and a nice array of veg. The porcupine prawns are always outstanding and the sticky pudding was yummy. Service is always great.

Thank hunco
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Hard to find the positives when the service is so poor. On this occasion we were promptly seated then mostly forgotten. When our food did arrive, only two of us were served with an explanation that a kitchen error required that the third entree be remade and that it would only be a moment. Unfortunately the delay was long enough... More 

Thank likingwhatIsee
Crofton, Canada
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Amazing lamb, great wine, perfect service and lovely ambience. We have visited many times and each time are impressed with our dining experience. Thank you for the hospitality!

Thank lynts7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Delicious, visually appealing food. We did the Wednesday adventure dining and really enjoyed it. Staff was smiley and attentive. An anniversary to remember. We will definitely make a point of going back!

Thank Meg M
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Adventure dining offered on Wednesday. Free range bird and herbs from their own garden. Great wine to compliment each dish. Cozy house atmosphere.

Thank wunderearl
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Lovely ambiance inside this 1904 house; wait staff were professional and friendly. We ordered the the Prix Fixe menu and every course was absolutely superb: the caesar salad with blue cheese, beets and pecans was so flavourful; the spinach stuffed chicken was wonderful because of the terrific assortment of side vegetables, all steaming hot and cooked to perfection. The dessert... More 

Thank Brenda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $27
International, Contemporary, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-722-3621
Charming 1904 heritage building with ornamental and vegetable gardens. We focus on fresh and local ingredients with warm professional service in a casual upscale environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?