We arrive at Nanaimo by ferry at about 10am on Thursday 17 June on our way to Hidden Cove Lodge for a 3-night stay. After that, we drive to Victoria for a couple of days before taking the ferry back to Vancouver. We'd like to stop for lunch somewhere on the way to Port Elliott (happy to pay whatever we need to for a good meal) but can't work out where to go. We've looked at countless reviews but so many are "1 contribution" that we wonder about their reliability.
Should we have a look around Nanaimo and then have lunch there or would we be better off just heading for Port Elliott and stopping for lunch somewhere on the way ? For example, Campbell River ? We are due to arrive at Hidden Cove Lodge at about 5.30 pm.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Happy with anything except Thai, Indian or Mexican.