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“Views do not compensate for poor food and service”

Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Silva Bay Pub will temporarily be closed due to unforeseen circumstances and will reopen at a later date yet to be determined. Beautiful waterfront pub and family restaurant with patio and magnificent views. Live music, events and weddings. Fabulous fresh seafood and pub fare.
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great location and lovely views but mediocre food and inattentive service left us with no desire to return here. We thought we'd try the safe pub food staple of fish and chips after being floored by the ravioli alla puttanesca and other oxymoronic items on the menu, However, soggy batter, tasteless fish, inappropriately spicy chips and a half hour wait for a second glass of wine do not make for happy customers.

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3  Thank eminvancouver
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tgambrill, Owner at Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

My wife and I own/manage the pub, restaurant and liquor store and are truly sorry to hear of your experience at our establishment. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and if you care to discuss this any further please contact us directly at info@silvabaypub.com

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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Nice atmosphere, good service, smaller portions, pricey

Thank John I
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

The star of this establishment is its location above Silva Bay on lovely Gabriola Island. Dining on the large patio area outside in the summer is wonderful. The food is generally good to very good and is generally of the burger/salads/fish and chips style. Recommended.

Thank NotTooLate
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We are not boaters so I can only comment on the restaurant. The ambiance is hard to beat but the food can range from very good to poor. We have been lucky the last few times we ate there, which hopeful means that things have changed for the better.

1  Thank Min0che
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

Service was a bit slow but then we were on holidays so it didn't really matter.

Thank curlygayle
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