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“Waterfront dining”
Review of Bayshore Restaurant and Patio - CLOSED

Bayshore Restaurant and Patio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 3, 2013

You can choose indoor seating on the main level, or outdoors on the rooftop patio. We were there on a sunny day for lunch, so opted for the roof. The views are great, and we started with watermelon margaritas, a daily special. The service throughout our meal was friendly and very prompt, so that was another plus. The Caesar salad I ordered was unfortunately just ok. There were little bits of smoked salmon scattered through it, but it would have been more successful with fewer larger pieces. Also, the lettuce was not up to first class standards. My beloved ordered the fish and chips, and was much more satisfied with that choice. Definitely worth a return trip, and sampling the menu further. Come on , Nanaimo, get out and try it!

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Thank Rob_Anne
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have frequented the Bayshore many many times over the summer and have to say it is not only the best location - waterfront upstairs patio overlooking Newcastle Channel - but the food is phenominal. Flo and Jerome (the owners) are welcoming, engaging and always interested in feedback. The staff are friendly and provide prompt service. The food is fantastic. My favourites are the Caesar salad with smoked salmon and fried capers and the seafood chowder is the best I've had. They've recently amended their menu for the fall/winter and I had the coconut prawns - outstanding!!

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2  Thank ringleader04
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have been a few times and the food is so fresh.....hard to find in Nanaimo! Went last night and between the four of us we sampled a lot of the menu. We appreciate the limited menu as it means they do it well! The location is very romantic and it is our new favorite place to dine!

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Thank DannyBoy8629
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

went for supper here. Although this restaurant didn't look busy,we still waiting about 10 min for any kind of refreshment. Ordered wine and a drink then had to ask for water later since they did not supply. Ordered seafood soup..salmon and prawn dinner. Waiting forever with empty drink glasses, which did not get filled. When our supper came I said the the waitress " I guess we are not getting the soup?" she apologized and said she would bring one complimentary. We ate our overcooked salmon- what a waste and wrestled with the big prawns to cut them open. After we were done the meal, the soup FINALLY arrived which was the BEST part of this experience. I decided not to have another glass of wine and give these people more of our money. We will NOT recommended this restaurant to ANYONE!.......If the service and food was better, we would of dropped another $50

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2  Thank Valerie1965
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

First time going for dinner.. heard very mixed reviews ,but thought we would try it and see for ourselves.
Went upstairs to sit on Patio...{poor waitresses up those stairs all day and nite} Great view.. nice comfy chairs, also think needs some plants and color.
Service was good.. I believe the owner came to talk to us.. and we told her it was our first time.. she said well food is amazing, and fresh.. Hmm hope your food is fresh lol.

I was very surprised by the small menu.. was looking forward to an appy but nothing appealed to us.

I asked if there were yam fries, No there isn't.. If there is no yam fries on the menu, why do you have a picture showing them?

I had the fish and chips... good portion, but pretty greasy fish... tarter sauce was good. My husband had the Teriyaki stir fry.. again good portion , he said it was good.. but kinda pricey for $18

I was really excited about this place.. a great view, comfy seats for a patio, but not so sure we would go again.

Needs more selection on the menu..
I really think Owners of these new places should read reviews and listen to their customers. I know you can't make everyone happy.
We would just love a nice place, good view, good food in this City, it really lacks it.

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2  Thank Justmarried02
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