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“LOVELY RESTAURANT, GOOD FOOD”

Cedars Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #26 of 99 Restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“LOVELY RESTAURANT, GOOD FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

The atmosphere is lodge/fireplace/cozy/upscale. A pretty restaurant with excellent service. I had their crab special three course dinner. The crab salad was delicious. The pasta was tasty but not exceptional. The creme brulee wonderful. They were helpful with my husband's allergies. Some places don't understand sulphite allergies. We'll be back for sure.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank FUBSYWOMAN
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Bryan S, Manager at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We take great pride in dealing with allergies and understand completely how challenging it can be for guests to have their needs met. I'm so glad to hear we were able to take care of your husbands dietary requirements. We look forward to having you return.
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They won us back!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We have been coming to the Cedars at Tigh Na Mara since it opened and it was for years one of our favourite restaurants on Vancouver Island. Over the last few years we noticed a decline in quality and service and stopped coming about a year ago. On a whim we decided to give it another try in spite of a few negative TripAdvisor reviews. We are so glad we did!!! The place has had a major, and quite successful, facelift, the food was excellent, generously portioned and the service could not have been better. We took part in the current "Crabfest" promotion. Our appetizers were the tempura albacore tuna and the prawn cocktail. Both were delicious. We both ordered the crab and scallop spaghettini and were rewarded with beautifully cooked large scallops and a generous portion of fresh crab in a delicious citrus dill sauce over perfectly cooked shaghettini. We were so full we took our included dessert home. We will definitely be back and will request David as our server. Well done. You won us back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank toc2u
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Bryan S, Manager at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
I'm so glad to hear we've won you back. Not only are we quite happy with our renovations, but we have put an emphasis on guest service and put significant focus on our quality of food. The Albacore Tuna was an extremely popular menu item. I certainly look forward to having your return the next time your passing through. Thank you for giving us another opportunity to show you what we can do.
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VICTORIA
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“We won't be going back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

We'd been here before and enjoyed it so we stopped by for a pint and some munchies on our way back home to Victoria. The best thing I can say is that the presentation of the food was very nicely done. We ordered a few standard pub type items, wings, calamari and a side of fries. The wings were miniscule and looked dry. The calamari was greasy, the fries were okay. 3 pints of beer, wings, calamari and fries came to $50.00 plus tip. When we arrived back home my husband had an upset stomach. Maybe the kitchen needs some fresh oil for the deep fryer.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank RITA K
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Bryan S, Manager at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your last visit. I have passed along your feedback to our executive chef regarding the quality of wings and calamari, so we may keep an eye on the quality of the food leaving our kitchens. Our wings typically are the number one selling wing from our supplier, and we chose them specifically for the their larger size. I'm extremely disappointed to hear that there were not of a good size or quality, and wanted to let you know that we have taken measures to try to determine where we went wrong to correct the mistake. I would love to have you return and give us another chance to improve upon your experience.
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Vancouver Island
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lunch time specials too.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

With it's new extended lounge/bar open it is certainly a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a lunch special. The staff are attentive and ever helpful, and the food (although with a limited menu) has been very tasty on the last 2 occasions I have lunched there. The Wednesday half price appies are probably the best deal of the week, and start at 2.30 p.m. A visit to the gift shop afterwards is always a plus as they have a good selection of gifts of high quality.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank abunni
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Bryan S, Manager at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you abunni for your nice comments. We have actually tried to enhance our lunch offerings a little bit by offer fresh daily specials as well as our regular menu, and we continue to monitor all feedback for our guest to try and determine what they would like to see on our menu's. Certainly appreciate your comments and hope to see you back with us soon.
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Parksville, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Recent renos nice new face”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

The bar has had a redo, not so crowded feeling.
Locals like this place in off season re half price applies and drink specials on Tuesday and Wednesday
Food is good, ambiance nice,

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank tgmilne17
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Bryan S, Manager at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I'm very happy to hear you like the renovations. We are very happy with how everything turned out, and the locals seem to really enjoy it. Just wanted you to know, that we offer our half price appies year round on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in our lounge. Hope to see you again soon.
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