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Mahle House Restaurant

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Canadian, International, Contemporary
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2104 Hemer Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1L8, Canada
+1 250-722-3621
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always reliable for great food and service, an interesting old house ,great for intimate dining, not cheap but well worth it.

Thank gwizzzzz
Scottsdale, Arizona
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292 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the tasting menu and were extremely pleased! Everything was absolutely delicious and presented so wonderfully. They were not small portions as you would expect from a tasting menu. What a great value!! Service was very professional and personable. We chose a glass of champagne over wine as their wine list was extremely limited. Grounds are beautiful with all... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on spur of the moment for appt and desert. Was amazed at all the flavours. Will definitely go back to try dinner on a special occasion

Thank Jan S
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were terrific, the food excellent. Yes it was on the pricey side but we left feeling we more than received what we paid for. The location is out of the way from the bustle of Nanaimo and worth the short drive. The space is comfortable and the noise level minimal. Service was top notch with a great wine... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit the Nanaimo area we make it a point to make reservations for dinner at Mahle House and we've now been blown away by our most recent experience of their five-course tasting menu for "Adventurous Wednesday" — be sure to try a 3-wine tasting flight of reds or whites to pair with your order. Make sure to bring... More 

Thank Victor P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The evening was delightful. Service was first class. The staff made us feel important. They took time with all patrons and added stories of interest. We were watching the appetizers arrive at other tables and one intrigued us, they brought us a sample. My steak was the best I had in a long time. Will get going back for sure.

Thank Joanne C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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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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
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?