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Bayside Restaurant and Lounge, Parksville, BC

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
4.4
941 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
The view is just the beginning inside or on our waterfront patio overlooking Parksville Bay. Our carefully crafted menu focuses on flavours for all palettes with attentive service and attention to details. The Bayside Restaurant and Lounge has a variety of BC and beyond wines available and fun innovative cocktails to enjoy. Come down and see all the exciting changes here at The Bayside!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 905-0101
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Feng
  • Neighbourhood
    Parksville
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 941 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for scenic views

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

941 Reviews
  1. PeterK

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic lunch at an amazing spot. Piano player was a fantastic addition as well!

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  2. RichardW

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bayside is a very good option for breakfast on a Friday or Saturday morning. You can’t beat the ocean views and the art displays are beautiful. The breakfast food was good and served hot. Home fries are from a bag of frozen cubed potatoes. Lots of options on the menu for a very pleasant breakfast. Service was efficient and very friendly. Table presentation was average ; with prices consistent with the restaurant competition.

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  3. JoseeB

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant, great views, service was very good, went for a late lunch on a Friday, I ordered the prawn and scallop linguine which was delicious, my husband had a full rack of ribs which were also very good, everything was fresh

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  4. FinR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience for my Ontario visitors to show them a lovely view of Parksville beach

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  5. Rockyrewind64

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here for Easter Sunday dinner. There was no special menu for Easter, just regular fare. I had the scallop and Salmon pasta. It was fine. I had a gin and tonic . Was much too strong . Could not finish it. My boyfriend had a steak that was nicely cooked and flavourful. He ordered blue cheese as an addition and it came in a side car rather than in the steak. Better to be added to the steak while it’s hot. His carrots and asparagus were dry and not seasoned with anything. The dessert we shared was a sickly sweet Easter egg cheese cake. Way too much on it and portion was too large. Made us feel Ill . View was stunning but meal was just average.

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  6. Col0320

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    You need to bring back more Sunday Brunches like this. You could improve the stark white wash interior experience though.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Residents in Parksville. Bayview is my wife’s & I number restaurant for special dinners. Requested and got a table with a view of the beach with the tide out. Spectacular evening view of the beach with the tide out. Live music playing at a volume that didn’t interfere with our conversation. Menu with good choices of interesting seafood dishes. Very tasty desserts made in the kitchen. Great service & well prepared food. I had the Mussels, Cajun Salmon & Carrot Cake. One small area for improvement, main course arrived at our table before we had finished our appetizers.

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  8. Foodandwinelover

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was above and beyond expectations!! It is a beautiful space with magnificent views all around. The food was amazing

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  9. Luv4Seasons

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience, had requested a window seat and we received one. The service was very and the food was at a good price and very delicious. Over all would return the next time we visit the area.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and view! Would definitely recommend!

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  11. MarkC

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time with friends! Service, drinks and food where all good! Can’t wait to go again… Thank you

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  12. Cathy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous view, excellent service and delicious food

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my goodness! The best food ever. Coconut shrimp to start and fish and chips and the seared halibut for the win! Not huge portions, but just right. I’ve never been so satisfied with a meal. Both of us couldn’t stop talking about how delicious the food was! Bravo! We will be back!

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  14. RobertaR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious we have to come back again to try more. The staff were amazing!

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  15. JenC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here for all my celebrations and I love the location and stellar service

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  16. DeBurger

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a good meal here. Window seats had a view toward the lights of Parksville. Service was very efficient, perhaps a little too fast - drinks arrived just before appetizer and we didn't have a chance to sit and chat much before we were eating - but the wait staff were attentive. Food was fine though the Caesar salad looked a little tired. Last thing was the great ambiance with an acoustic guitarist playing a number of tunes with a bit of Spanish flair. Overall an enjoyable evening...

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  17. CathyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did mention when making the reservation that I was celebrating my birthday and our anniversary but nothing was ever mentioned or acknowledged

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  18. DaleM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought our out of town cousins here for a birthday celebration. I had made a reservation, and glad I did! You were very busy. But we were helped right away, and all the servers, hostesses were very friendly and helpful! We don’t come often(we are seniors and can’t afford it) but we always bring guests here….wonderful views, and awesome pianist/singer on Sundays! We were served promptly and in spite of the busyness, served quite quickly! The food was good, albeit smaller portions than other places….with higher prices. All in all, we’d still come back! Thank you!👏🏻👏🏻💐

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. Not spectacular but really good. Our waitress left a lot to be desired. Although she seemed nice enough, she made us feel like we needed to apologize for our requests. We felt like we were given the eye roll! She also seemed to be having a problem with her memory. She kept loosing her note pad and couldn’t remember anything without it. Albeit, It was Valentine’s Day and busy. Our drinks took longer than our food. We were there for about 1.5 hrs and my second drink (ordered before our food arrived) didn’t actually make it to the table until we were ordering dessert. Overall, I’d go again and see if it was a one-off.

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  20. GuyD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience was outstanding. This place is our go to for fine dining. We moved to Parksville in Aug 2023 and this is our 4th time eating at Bayside. The special menu for New Years Eve and Valentines Day was five star.

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  21. Qualicum

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent view, ambience, service, entertainment and food.

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  22. SandraD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We asked to have a half or smaller portion of the seafood Cobb salad and was declined. This is a very large portion and not easy to take home too soggy. The Qualicum Beach inn gives small portions for the same salad with better seafood.

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  23. AnnaA

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service and quality fresh seafood! We had the seared scallops and seared ahi tuna steak and mushroom ravioli which were absolutely fantastic! Good wine selection! Highly recommend!

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  24. EmilyM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The friendly efficient staff gave a sense of calm The added touch of the guitar player was special The food was excellent

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  25. TheresaC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The daytime ambience is superb but not for an evening meal - Lacks intimacy. The hand peeled shrimp for my Shrimp sandwich was scrumptious. Our server was excellent. Delightful young lady. Will be back again for a lunch.

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  26. robinc

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great we had the calamari and shrimp and scallop linguine . Our server was a delight

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  27. CoventryKid

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for breakfast with another couple. Excellent service and superb food: omelettes, regular Bennie and Crab Cake Bennie. Table for 4 with a view of the bay - sure nice when the tide is in, which it was. We will return. Thanks to our server and the kitchen staff.

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  28. terim

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue and outlook delicious meal and great service

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  29. Darcie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took advantage of Dine About Mid Island to try the Bayside restaurant. The dining room view of Parksville beach was lovely, the food was very good and our server Makela was very attentive and friendly. We found the room quite cool, so guests should be aware.

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  30. TinaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely wonderful experience. We were there for brunch on a Sunday. We really enjoyed the piano player / singer. A fabulous musician who read the room & took requests! The food & beverages were good value. Lovely ambience & superb staff. An underrated venue for sure. It deserves more attention! A great experience. The views were incredible.

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  31. RICHARD

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was very good(as we expected)...our wait person(wily??)added to the enjoyment of the evening...we will be back...fred playing the guitar was very good...

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  32. JenC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The excellent service made the experience outstanding. Thank you for a great birthday dinner

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  33. ShawnD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, friendly service. I would go there again next date night

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  34. ValS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal view oceanside when weather cooperates All meals were great and service was delightful

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  35. Fezzik

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was great too. Highly recommended.

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  36. ChelseaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was clean and friendly with great views. The food was tasty though not amazing. The quantity of food for the price was disappointing. I asked to replace the fries and coleslaw on my rib order with a garden salad and was presented with a small rack of ribs and a tiny fingerbowl of leafy veg. For the price, I shouldn't have walked away hungry.

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  37. WandaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was wonderful, our server was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious, we had a variety of items from seafood, sandwiches and pasta, and all were delicious. Prices were reasonable for the quality and amount of food.We were a group of 6 and received excellent service. We look forward to coming back.

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  38. JoeS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    the soup was great, calamari tasty, carrot cake one of the best.

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  39. VictoriaL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reservations for 8pm. We waited at the entrance for almost 5 mins before being shown to our seat. Unfortunately, there was a hockey team and parents staying at the hotel and they had pretty much filled up the entire restaurant. After being seated and given menus, we sat there, completely ignored for 30 mins! Not a single server even looked our way. After waiting til just past 8:30pm, we got up to leave and a young server came over to apologize and said that someone would be right with us. As we didn't have any other dinner options that evening, we chose to stay. It was extremely loud and rowdy with kids of all ages running around and the servers took at least a half hour just to settle everyone's bills. The food was just ok and we were not offered any kind of compensation for our inconvenience and just downright horrible experience. It was not the relaxing, romantic dinner we'd come to expect.

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  40. HeatherS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. A variety of menu options. They were able to modify for food allergies. Prompt, friendly and attentive server. Great ambience. I will be back! Highly recommend!

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FAQs

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC V9P 1E1

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Parksville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Feng
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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