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“Good meals”

Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub
Price range: $8 - $19
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Victoria, Canada
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211 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good meals”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This time meals were from an island land tour, I have also used the Silva Bay Restaurant having used their fine marina facilities. The service was excellent. Reservations were not possible as it was late in the day on Thanksgiving weekend. However, it was suggested we arrive after 7 pm with the likelihood of being easily seated. And we were. We opted for their evening special, turkey dinner. It was tasty. The portions generous. Previous encounters had the same result: happy greetings with good food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Blue Magic
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English first
Gabriola isl BC Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise bay”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Silva Bay & its offerings are some of the best on the planet, not to be mistaken for the ultimate in luxury, but back to beauty & nature at its best, fly in by 1949 Beaver float plane, trust me, you will want to leave the world behind!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 31Holty
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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yam yummmm”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The best yam fries ever. Lots of wasps on the patio. Service was fast and friendly. It was reasonably priced except for drinks. We only ordered one cooler and that was $5.75. Overall, things on the island are more expensive so maybe their prices are in line with other restaurants, I don't know.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank LauraHL9418YA
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tgambrill, Owner at Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to post your review. My wife and I own/manage the pub, restaurant and liquor store, just wanted to quickly respond to a couple of your concerns:

- Bottles of Growers ciders in the restaurant are $5.25 with a glass of ice and slice of lemon/lime. If you were billed or served incorrectly please let us know and we will rectify the mistake.

- Due to the warm, dry July we are experiencing a very active wasp season here on Gabriola, which generally lasts 3-4 weeks and peaks early-mid August throughout the Gulf Islands. We are very proactive year-round and set many traps around the property to control the population, but wasps unfortunately will travel great distances to scavenge for food so there is only so much we can do. Many islanders have found that ignoring the pests is your best defence, but eating inside is always an option at Silva Bay.

- Happy to hear you enjoyed the Yam chips!

If you would like to discuss this review or share any additional feedback, please feel free to contact us directly at info@silvabaypub.com

Tanya & Tim
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Nanaimo, B.C.
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lousy service”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We recently went by boat to Silva Bay Marina , where we hoped to spend a pleasant time with out of town visitors. The service was very slow, one of our party did not even get their drink until the rest of us were finished. When the meal came, there was one meal short, they had forgot to put the order in, it is very uncomfortable to have someone sitting there while the rest of the party were eating. We had to flag down the waitress to receive condiments, at no time during the meal did anyone check to see if we required anything. I realize mistakes happen, but on this occasion, it was too many mistakes at one time. The prices were comparable to an upscale eatery, but the service was not. We will not be returning, choosing to go to one of the other marine accessible in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Carmicheal
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tgambrill, Owner at Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to post your review. My wife and I own/manage the pub, restaurant and liquor store and are truly sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience at our establishment.

We've been caught short-staffed on a few unexpected and extremely busy days this season - perhaps your visit to Silva Bay was on one of these occasions - but no excuses; lousy service is not acceptable and your critical feedback is important to us. We hope you will accept our apology and extend to your visiting friends, and possibly reconsider trying us again on your next voyage this way.

If you would like to further discuss this issue or share any additional feedback, please feel free to contact us directly via the email link on Trip Advisor.

Tanya & Tim
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
“really great meal”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The four of us really enjoyed our dinner. I had the falafel burger and it was just terrific. Great service.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Judy W
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