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Bayside Restaurant and Lounge, Parksville, BC

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
4.4
942 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 6 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 942 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 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 groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

942 Reviews
  1. MarkC

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  2. Cathy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. PP1063

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast with the 3 of us was relaxed and enjoyable. The service was timely and the server accommodating but there were very few people in the dining room for most of our meal. Two of us ordered pancakes and the third ordered a senior’s breakfast. The only complaint we have is that we had to wait for syrup and jams to be brought to the table, items that should have been there before the hot food was delivered.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. RichardG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is well priced, the view of the bay outsanding as always and the staff were super friendly

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Young staff… not perfect, but eager to try and do well.

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  34. Elena

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    You must have changed management, or there needs to be staff supervision. I made a reservation in advance and requested a table near the window. When I arrived at my time, there were three free tables next to the window, on the right side of the restaurant. The hostess took me to the left of the restaurant (where there was NO ONE). I told her to take me to the right side, where I saw 3 FREE TABLES. She told me that they were RESERVED. I told her I HAD ALSO MADE A RESERVATION, and she ignored me. After I asked the waitress the same question, she said the same thing. I don't understand...what do you call RESERVATION???? In any restaurant you go to, the first one who arrives has the preference to choose the table, BECAUSE ALL CUSTOMERS MAKE THE SAME RESERVATION. From today, you have lost a frequent customer …. P.S. This is the second New Year's that has happened to me; last year, I let it go and didn't make any comments (and that time, my husband was uncomfortable, too) …

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  35. ColinB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and staff, great views and generally pleasing

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  36. BarryZ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service (Mike). Lovely ambiance with much appreciated live guitar music. And of course very fine food in good, not excess portions. Enjoyable meal.

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  37. FayeC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Your food is always excellent and with many options for gluten free, which I appreciate. All was well until our waiter Mike started clearing plates and bringing take out boxes to our table when it was VERY obvious that I was still eating my meal. Shockingly inappropriate on his part. I hurried through the next five to seven minutes. We were not in a hurry to leave and all other tables on the lower floor were vacant. What was the rush?

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  38. BobbiF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It would be nice if the menu changed more frequently. I don’t think it has changed in a couple of years at least.

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  39. JerryC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Having a guitar player was a nice backdrop for the evening. The food was ok however it was disappointing that they were aware of number of people attending but many of the courses were often in short supply if at toll present, desert table 2as often empty...heads up folks!

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  40. TracyM

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely server and the view is always great! We actually got to see a couple rainbows on this particular visit. The sandwich was good and the fries were superb!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 942 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 6 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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