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“Great Sunday Buffet”

BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #135 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: American
Description: Deep Blue restaurant is located in the lobby of Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Operating for Breakfast and Dinner. Our menu varies from Fruit Granola Parfait to full American Breakfast for Breakfast hours, and various appetizer menus to Pasta, Fish&Chips, or Steak for Dinner Menu. Don't miss our beautiful picturesque Harbour View!
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Description: Deep Blue restaurant is located in the lobby of Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Operating for Breakfast and Dinner. Our menu varies from Fruit Granola Parfait to full American Breakfast for Breakfast hours, and various appetizer menus to Pasta, Fish&Chips, or Steak for Dinner Menu. Don't miss our beautiful picturesque Harbour View!
Nanaimo
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Buffet”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This was the first time we have dined at the Deep Blue Restaurant. After reading the two poor reviews, we were a little leery but wanted to give it a try. We are glad that we did. It was a very nice buffet with a good selection of cold appetizers (shrimp, clams, crab legs, salads, relish tray, veggie tray), hot food ( cedar plank salmon, seafood lasagna, mixed vegetables along with the usual breakfast fair), made to order omlette station (one of the best omlettes I have ever had), a good selection of desserts (cheese cake, chocolate pudding, pecan pie, cake, fruit crumble, fresh fruit, dainties), and fresh baked pastries (croissants, muffins, danish). The $19.99 per person included coffee/tea. This was a fair price. The service people were very nice and friendly. We will definitely go back. We live in Nanaimo and have been looking for a nice Sunday brunch place since we moved here 9 months ago.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Teresa O
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Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Kinda awful”
Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is run by Sodexo, which surprised me. My mother ordered French toast and it was hard. It had been made from baguette bread instead of regular bread. Later she tried a piece of chocolate cake and it was rock hard.

The restaurant provided food for a meeting at the hotel and the pastries were again, awful. The croissants were hard and tough and some had mysterious dense areas in the middle. The muffins were again hard - I think they were previously frozen.

The staff were friendly, helpful and cheerful, however!

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1 Thank JillKeats
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NANAIMO
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Our secret breakfast place”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We come here once or twice a week for breakfast. It's downtown in Nanaimo and although it mostly serves guests of the hotel or fancy dinners out, we've found it's great for a reasonably priced breakfast. It has a wonderful view of the harbour, the staff and friendly and the portions are quite good. We split the omelet of the day usually and it's enough for us for breakfast.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank FirstThingsFirst
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Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good food served with humour”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Very generous helpings of well cooked and presented dishes, and lovely views over the harbour

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank WRoverT
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BC
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good basic food, great service”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Roast beef buffet on Saturday night is excellent value. $14.95 per adult, kids under 5 free. Very tasty roast beef. Desserts were so-so, but good value.

Visited February 2012
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Thank finedinerBC
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