Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort

4.7
948 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European
Alpina Restaurant is firmly one of Vancouver Island's best restaurants and a real foodie destination.  Building upon the German heritage of our executive chefs and their extensive culinary training throughout Europe, our cuisine eloquently infuses traditional ingredients and preparation methods from the Alpine regions of Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland.  Elevate your perspective on the foods that have come to embody European inspired West Coast dining at the one and only, Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort.

Boasting unforgettable views of the Saanich Inlet and Finlayson Arm from nearly every table, we strive to make every dining experience as unique as the flavours found in the traditional European kitchens of our ancestors. 

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 948 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner and an overnight in the Cielo
We absolutely enjoyed our time there!
Our dinner was incredible
Service was outstanding
Molly and Jack!!! You made our night
Thank you so much for everything you all do

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BeverleyR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My twin sister and I had the most enjoyable 80th birthday lunch!
Everything was perfect!
We took our time and savoured every mouthful.
We had the dining room all to ourselves, it was very special!
Thank you

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AliM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tell everyone how amazing Alpina is, I get worried I’m going to jinx it! But every time I’ve come, I’ve always had an amazing meal, incredible service and the best views around! We are so lucky to have this gem on southern Vancouver Island. There is no other place I would rather go for a birthday, special occasion, or standard breakfast. The food is honestly the best. THANK YOU for always doing the best!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were put into a poorly lit back section of the restaurant near stairs that volumes of unmasked patrons were using to go to a party downstairs. Our table did not have a candle or flowers such as the other tables around us and just gave an overwhelmingcafeteria feeling. Considering I had made the reservation specifically for a birthday dinner; all but the food was underwhelming

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we need to "Pull up our Boot Straps". Your review was particularly upsetting because It was your girlfriends' Birthday, an event we love hosting, and we did not hit the "Bullseye" for your special evening. Also because you chose to stay with us that evening, as our In-House Guests needs are at the top of our list at the Villa Eyrie. I shall try to contact you personally JohnT to discuss this matter.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hey Guys
I've got to say "Thank you so much" for, again, providing a wonderful evening to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.
And I have to tell you that since we were both building our houses at the same time (1990), over the years you have improved, decorated and highlighted your home absolutely marvelously! I always look forward to seeing your latest improvements.

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Karin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

We have been to this restaurant a few times. The food is always delicious. The view on a nice day is amazing! Our visit last night was a bit lack luster in the service department. Our entree order wasn't taken for almost an hour even though our menus were removed from the table and we were finished our appetizers and second drinks. Our server did not check in on us much at all. Comparing to our last visit where the service was 5 star, above and beyond! It was a bit disappointing. Also, there were food crumbs on the window ledge beside our table. I expect a bit more for a $250 dinner.

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort
Responded on November 22, 2021

We truly appreciate your feedback and comments when we do not match what the Villa Eyrie is all about. In particularly from on of our Returning Guests. First, thank you for your continued support and understanding during these trying times. Secondly, I take full responsibility for your Dining mishap. I shall try to contact you personally Karin to discuss this matter.

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The location and view are spectacular no question. The ambiance was lacking. Cool, modern and sparse. We were seated along a hall with people constantly passing. Carpet was noticeably in need of vacuuming and it was at 11am. Food: My brunch of poached eggs, roast potatoes was adequate but nothing more than a good diner would prepare.

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we "Missed the Mark". We strive to deliver the Best Possible Dining Experience at all times. As you have mentioned, it is the "little things" that make or break a dining experience, so I can understand how the carpet would affect your overall dining experience. We shall endeavour to find the time during service to fix these inconsistencies. Again, thank you AnnF for bringing this to our attention

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Greg
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent from start to finish. Food, ambience and service were all top notch. Easily one of the best meals I have had in years.

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AdaLin
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff there was amazing, we enjoyed the view and the food so much ! They also made incredible cocktails! Special shut out to Jeff who also helped us for dinner and we loved his passion for work! Truly awesome experience!

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Maxman182
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views, delicious food. Can't wait to try spending a few nights.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

The food was good but the wine is ridiculously expensive. I'd say it was good but not excellent. I'd recommend having a picnic nearby to enjoy the view.

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LorraineB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night for my wife's birthday and the service was great.

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RoryM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and the server was so nice. The view was great and the food as great as we remembered.

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CamM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! We’ve been there several times!

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TandV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience.
Took a little long to get what was ordered, though quality is worth the wait.
For this reason, serving either some amuse-bouches or bread+butter would help greatly. Small risk of eat more -> order less -> less revenue, but it would magnify the experience & help with the hunger pains for those who have waited.
Our waitress Molly was an absolute delight!

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AllenS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

It was less than expected. I was looking for a fine dining experience but it was more like a 3 star restaurant. Waitress was polite and nice but dressed like a restaurant waitress not a fine dining restaurant. Menu was “ok” and the food was good, portions were good, everything in that area was fine. I didnt expect people in Jeans ordering a hamburger. For an Anniversary dinner it was not bery good.

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FirstTime
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Ambience was amazing. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Only one meal (of 7) was off. Soggy bun (saucy) burger. The rest were fantastic.

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DonnaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding afternoon as usual. I love the view and service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was awesome. We definitely will be going back.

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Imanuel
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Delicious View. Everything about it is just delicious. 10/10

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LouiseK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience! Delicious food, impeccable service, incredible view! Our first time here, but we definitely will be back. We can highly recommend!

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JuttaO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So very great. Service was excellent and the food…super! We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food, outstanding view. Will check out the spa next time!

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SherryB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

welcoming ambiance and superb menu of Villa Eyrie was our choice for a resort with a visitor from Great Britain and Villa Eyrie Resort did not disappoint.

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lovemyfood
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not a single complaint. From the food (presentation, flavour, value) to the service and the views, spectacular is the only description to describe.

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Dhana
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very accommodating of vegan diets :)

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davidf
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food, service and views. Restaurant manager is amazing. Thanks again for a great evening on our special day.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The view was spectacular however the food was unexpectedly subpar. Considering the price point, our family arrived very excited about this experience and left disappointed. Pasta was dry and seemed as though it may have been prepped and sitting too long. Mussels lacked any distinguishable flavour. We really wanted to love it, but likely won’t be back.

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vipDavidS
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special thanks to Jack for his effervescent personality and hosting. The entire team at Alpina really made our getaway 10th anniversary weekend fun, enjoyable and memorable.

As for the food? Of course we came back for more! Breakfast was a delightful lemon-ricotta pancakes, eggs florentine and a breakfast sausage on the side. Great for sharing and totally delicious.

Yes we will be back, in a heart beat.

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Rikki
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our top 3 restaurants on the island. Love everything about it.

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0529
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for our second meal, and the punch was terrific. It’s a smaller menu, but everything was excellent. The service and the views are incredible. It’s always a delight to enjoy a meal at Alpina.

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vipDavidS
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Though the typical fall west cost weather prevented a hoped for view we were more than happy with the excellent service and great meals. This was a lighter dinner, bacon cheeseburger with fries and the BLT salad for my partner. Both were tasty and filling. Above all, the staff experiences was the best. Pleasant, professional and extremely helpful.

We are definitely looking forward to our dinner Saturday.

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Rock
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant with spectacular view.

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RGBourgeois
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We dined two consecutive nights. The first night the meals were surprisingly not as well prepared as anticipated. We were not asked about the quality of the meal by our server. So we left disappointed. The second night the Chef was on his game and the food was terrific. Apart from being seating next to the bathroom doors we enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there while in town visiting Victoria. The menu and views are the reasons why we decided to book dinner there. Staff were great and service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fascinating view. The staff there are welcoming and friendly.

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AnitaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My mussels were perfection . The view was incredible. The service friendly and professional.

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BarbaraO
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

What a delightful evening of excellent food and ambience.
Isabella, our server was 10+.. very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient!
We were so impressed!
Our meals were delicious.. we have been many times and we’d highly recommend
It to anyone looking for a culinary evening to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent the weekend at Eyrie and it was spectacular, restaurant, spa, room… 10/10

What you’d expect at the price

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foodguy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebration of our good friends 30th anniversary. Molly provided a great overall dining experience. Food was fantastic!

FAQs

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 856-0188.

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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