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Bayside Restaurant and Lounge, Parksville, BC

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

4.3
4.3
889 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Buffet

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Bayside Restaurant & Lounge is excited to host an amazing Christmas Eve Buffet! by our executive head chef Justin Feng Featuring all your holiday favorites. Seating times from 4pm till 8pm the expansive buffet spread is sure to check every box. from Stuffed Jalapeno poppers to a Traditional Classic Turkey Dinner with Roasted Winter vegetables and a Slow Cooked Maple Citrus cooked Ham Dinner with many other Seasonal options that we are sure to please you. Seniors eat for $49 and children 12 and under eat at a discounted price of $20 Our à la carte menu is unavailable during this time.

What 889 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for scenic views

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

889 Reviews
  1. chadL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice will go back 👌Ty vim……………………………………………….

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  2. Doug

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I, along with a friend, enjoyed a very nice lunch at Bayside Restaurant on Nov. 23rd. We were seated at a window table with a beautiful view of the Salish Sea. We all enjoyed our meals. I had the steak & frites with a perfectly cooked lean and tender steak and my wife loved the abundant chowder bowl. The ambiance in the restaurant and lobby area is second to none in the PQB area and our server was very warm and efficient. We will be returning soon - maybe for dinner next time.

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  3. Marie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there with a couple of friends, celebrating their birthdays. We were seated at a window table, which gave us an outstanding view. The food was delicious. Cora, our server, went out of her way to make sure we were looked after well. One of my friends forgot a bag at the table, and Cora even ran outside to find us and return it to her. The birthday dessert was a wonderful surprise, and such a thoughtful gesture. It was an excellent experience.

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  4. AnneN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The food was very good and the restaurant was quiet.

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  5. Lynda

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and view was spectacular. The wait staff were very accommodating and happy. The pianist just made our birthday celebration perfect. We will go back on a Sunday again.

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  6. Peter

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was always good, never too long a wait for anything. Food was good - salads fresh, meat and fish properly done. Atmosphere was lively. Music was live (classical and popular guitar), tho' a bit loud but we appreciated the guitarist, as he was good and the music he selected and played was very enjoyable.

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  7. Table42

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Menu is diverse. Good selection and representation of all dietary options. Service is excellent. Staff are friendly, attentive but not intrusive at all. Always right on time with each part of the meal. Didn't interrupt our conversation if they didn't need to, which was so nice. Halibut dish was tasty, seasoned and cooked well, and presentation was appealing. The Creole salmon was cooked to proper doneness, but the seasoning was largely absent. No spice at all. Sauce was undercooked, unseasoned tomato and peppers. Didn't send it back. Everyone misses sometimes. Unusual for this restaurant, in my experience. Live music was great. Solo spanish style guitar. Musician was skilled and talented, and the music created a great ambiance. Will definitely return.

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  8. LindsayP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing best we have had there ever! Seafood pasta and the stuffed chicken soooo good and outstanding service!

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  9. Adeleena

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Chowder is perfect. View is superb. Service was on point.

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  10. spudwil

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing seafood chowder! Beautiful ocean view and easy to have a conversation.

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  11. Dave

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Prices are what you expect at an upscale establishment with a beautiful view. We have only eaten here twice but both times found the staff very pleasant, friendly, and attentive.

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  12. VinettaP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The view was outstanding and the staff were very friendly. The mussels were excellent and the mushroom burger was outstanding.

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  13. Adrian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great views, Live music was awesome. Service was Ok, could of been improved. Food was fantasic. Atmosphere on point. Wonderful date location.

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  14. MarlainaM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that you can book online! Everything was wonderful

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  15. Whowantstocook

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very pleasant evening with friends! Varied menu, reasonable prices, good food, excellent service, and quiet enough to carry on a conversation….all with a great view of the water!

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  16. BethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food! Loved the quiet atmosphere with stunning view

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  17. JohnF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good on all levels Was too noisy until one noisy group left

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  18. JohnD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had a sirloin steak which was well presented and cooked to Med Rare as requested. The plate was nicely proportioned and I was able to consume all that was there. Sadly the steak knife I had was so dull it couldn't break my skin when dragged across my palm. I did speak to the manager about this and he was attentive but seemed to be somewhat helpless to replace the knives - in general. The wine list was comprehensive and we enjoyed a bottle of Lake Sonoma Cab Sauvignon.

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  19. LorraineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    I am sorry to say I had to return my salad and order something else..... due to the beets and carrots being undercooked and challenging to chew and the walnuts neither candied or at least toasted. I'm afraid it looked rather like it had been thrown together in a hurry. In contrast the seafood soup which my server recommended and brought to me as a replacement was delicious. My 2 guests were happy with their seafood lunch choices and we were all happy with our desserts of pudding and especially the generous serving of chocolate cake for our guest of honour. My friends and I are fairly regular customers of the dining room and will return again.

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  20. ElizabethM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was wonderful, food was great, except my husbands stuffed chicken was "rubbery". And the really excellent guitar player was a little too loud for conversation in such an acoustically bright room. Otherwise - a truly good dining experience

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  21. HaileeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was such a great server! Food was amazing 10/10

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  22. JaniceR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was outstanding, service was excellent and view is amazing

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  23. GOLFER4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, with friendly waitress and outstanding views

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  24. hughs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    a nice soup served up moderately warm. no side plate for bread roll. presentation of main course on plate very poor. Generally overall experience lower than our expectations for such a nice restaurant. Will try you out again ,

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  25. PeterB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice location above the Bay, good food, good service

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  26. BrendaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always outstanding, as is the service. Can’t beat the view!

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  27. JoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back at the restaurant since latest remodel. Looks and feels more upscale like decades ago. Piano player/singer very good. Brings back memories of the piano player who accompanied the buffet in those days. Food and service was excellent. We will definitely be back to enjoy the food and the view.

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  28. DuaneL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wylee was an excellent host! Will be back!! Fantastic

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  29. ValS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had lunch together--- chicken wings, burgers, Caesar salad, mushroom ravioli--- all excellent, view is exceptional, service wonderful

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  30. WendyC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location! Excellent Brunch served by Haley, very accommodating, beautiful view overlooking the water, what could be better than that?

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  31. LilyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner last night. The good was all delicious, and the view was wonderful!

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  32. DickG

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends at the Bayside and had an amazing evening. Our server understood we did not want to be rushed, and brought our various courses when we asked. The food was awesome and our server (Eve) was attentive. professional and had a great personality. it was a wonderful evening.

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  33. MaggieM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good place to meet for lunch, good food, good staff and great views of the bay.

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  34. Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Strike 1: I ordered the seafood chowder and it came to me with a scum on top - it had been left to cool too long before coming to the table. The waiter returned it to the kitchen and brought me a new bowl but we are certain that my husband received my bowl (sans scum... Strike 2). Strike 3: I ordered a Caesar salad but was given a different salad and yes the waiter returned it to the kitchen and brought me a Caesar salad. There were portions I did not eat as the lettuce was old and red. The waiter made a point to say we were not charged for either salad (Did he really intend to charge us for the wrong salad?) Also - it was a rainy, chilly evening and there was no place to put our coats... poor planning on your part. Would you expect us to recommend the Bayside restaurant ... but you can bet we will tell others about our experience. And then let them decide . . . I wish I had taken photos....

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  35. PhilXJ

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good as was service. The soup one of our guests ordered was minuscule in size. A small bowl half full. The noise level was caused was caused by a noisy table next to us.

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  36. Sbatti

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Beautiful ocean view. Guitar player was excellent. Table cloths disappeared with COVID and never returned. Would warm the place up. Food was mediocre and over priced. That said, it’s still one of the better restaurants in Oceanside.

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  37. BarrieP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall this restaurant is absolutely excellent! Dinner was delicious, the service top-notch and the beautiful sounds of the live music played by the classical guitarist, Jesse Epp, was an added bonus. All in all, a lovely place to eat and highly recommended by me.

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  38. Elena

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The waitress brought me the appetizer and the main course simultaneously. They reheated my main dish, and it was dry. I have never seen that in a restaurant of this level.

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  39. Yammer

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great view, tasty food, pleasant service, a little expensive but will return

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  40. viewfoodie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always enjoy dining at Bayside Restaurant. Love the view of Parksville bay and beach. Truly enjoy the extra fresh salads and special touch of Birthday Cake (complimentary) for my birthday lunch. I take friends here whenever I can.

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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 4.3 stars by 889 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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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