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Bayside Restaurant and Lounge, Parksville, BC

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
4.4
561 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

7:30 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (250) 905-0101

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Justin Feng

  • Neighbourhood

    Nanaimo

  • 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

  • Sunday Brunch Buffet

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Bayside Restaurant & Lounge is excited to host a weekly Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring a chef carvery, fresh seafood, eggs benedicts, and all your brunch favorites. Running from 11am through 3pm, the expansive buffet spread is sure to check every box. Seniors and children eat at a discounted price, with kids under 5 eating free. Our à la carte menu is unavailable during this time.

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What 561 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Scenic View

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Arend

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Expected more luxurious dishes for a place like this. But overall the food was good.

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded todayThank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your recent meal. We take customer feedback like this very seriously and your comments have been passed to the kitchen to be addressed.

  2. KM

    KarenM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner at Bayside last night. Our server - Sterling - was terrific; he even took care of an errant wasp that was in the area. Our group ordered the beef ribs, pork ribs and a steak. All were cooked perfectly. As appies we sampled the spinach dip and chowder, they were excellent. Drinks were brought promptly. The view of the water was lovely. Plus they were actually open on a Monday, what more could you ask for.
  3. LM

    LaniM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed good food,lovely setting, great service!❤️ Always a great spot!

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded todayThank you very much for your positive feedback about your visit. I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service and food! We do very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you again.

  4. C

    Cdn604

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I wanted to celebrate our anniversary with my husband and treat him to the Sunday Brunch buffet. I had been at the restaurant at the end of July and it was $37 for adults - a decent price. Sadly, when we arrived I found out that the prices had increased to $45 per adult. Seniors have a deeply discounted price which still makes it a good deal for them. I had high expectations for $45 per person and sadly they were not met. The service was lacking. We sat at a table and were flat our ignored but our female server for a good 10 minutes. I didn't even know who our server was until we flagged down our server and he pointed her out. She had walked by our table no less than 6 times without even a glance at us, or even to say she would be with us shortly. We had wanted to order coffee and some cocktails but didn't want to wait for her any longer so headed to the buffet. We didn't even know what was included at that point. We came back to our table and found water glasses at least. Our server walked by us a few more times, again with no acknowledgment. She passed us off to another server who was great, but the whole experience or her lack of customer service soured the experience. We found the selection small and the food was well prepared and tasty but again, for $45, my expectations were high. We had requested a window table and was told upon arrival that it wasn't available. Why? I am not sure as I could see two tables were seated at the window right before our arrival. Especially as it was a special occasion this was disappointing that the staff couldn't make our one request happen. Overall, I would not recommend the brunch buffet due to availability, price and service. But the food and service have been excellent during regular meal service so would recommend at that time.
  5. C

    Col0320

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Another lovely Brunch at the Bayside Restaurant !
  6. I

    Islander

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very spacious pleasant dining room with a beautiful view over the water and beach. It is a favourite spot to take visitors. Food was good, service excellent.
  7. A

    Amnoteor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met up with an older family member at this location, her suggestion. We had a server (Hailey) who was very patient with my guest's hesitation and with changing her mind. Our server was attentive, and friendly, but never intrusive. We did not feel at all rushed, although we took quite a bit of time with important conversation. I followed the advice to book a table, although the restaurant could have accommodated a window seat without a reservation. Because of traffic delays, I phoned to change the time of the reservation at the last minute, and was dealt with efficiently and cheerfully. The food is excellent, rich with cream and butter for our choices (seafood pasta, and both seafood chowder and mushroom cream soup). Crab cake appetizers were well-prepared and a decent portion. Two persons, no drinks, appetizer/soup for each and a main dish, $100 CDN incl tip, which I considerable to be low to medium cost. Overall, no surprises, relaxed dining, fantastic view, and excellent service.
  8. K

    Kate

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good food, slow service. Pasta was good, flavourful chicken. Dessert portions are a little small. Our server was apologetic for the wait time but seemed to be walking around aimlessly a lot. It didn’t seem very busy yet we were stuck waiting after finishing dinner just to ask for the bill. We were offered free dessert as an apology for the wait times. But instead of bringing the bill beforehand for us to see (as is the norm), the server skipped that step completely and gave me the machine so I don’t actually know what I paid for which feels like poor and suspicious business practice. (Maybe a way to avoid giving the free dessert?) I could have asked for the bill but we had waited so long at that point we just wanted to leave. Enjoyed the resort but wouldn’t return to the restaurant based on that experience.
  9. SW

    ShawnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, oceanfront views. Perfect for a special occasion.
  10. MC

    MCam

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The server - Ian - was excellent - the food was a little over cooked, in particular the pan-seared halibut was very dry. The location and ambience were good. Hoping it was just a one off - appreciating how complex the food industry is these days! All in all - we had a lovely evening.

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded 6 days agoThank you very much for your valuable feedback. I am sincerely sorry to hear that your food was overcooked. I will ensure to pass this along to our Executive Chef so we can improve this in the future. I am happy to hear that you still enjoyed your experience at the Bayside!

  11. I

    Islander

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First impressions not so good. Ordered a "spicy" Caesar with emphasis on spicy and a tall glass - it's summer time. Blandest one in years. Glass, not so tall. Appetizer was a bowl of mussels. Way over emphasis on the garlic - wonder who's tasting in the kitchen. Table of 4, all entrees were satisfactory. Nothing outstanding, too bad, we were sharing with guests from Ontario. Nice views out the windows.
  12. n

    none

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have long been fans of Bayside Restaurant and this latest experience just confirmed why we hold it in such high regard. The staff was very courteous and friendly and I recommend it to my friends in the area. Well done Bayside.
  13. MW

    MeganW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow and food was mediocre for the price. Drinks were good but prawns were overcooked which is unacceptable when you are charging 30 bucks for the main. Unimpressed.

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded 6 days agoThank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am sincerely sorry to hear that were unhappy with your experience at the Bayside. We take all reviews very serious, and I would love to discuss your experience further to ensure I am able to resolve these issues. If you would like to discuss your experience further with a manager, please send your details and review to us and I will be in touch.

  14. S

    Sazae

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    A group who ordered later than us got their meals way before we got ours. Ours took more than 30min until it ‘s ready. We ordered kids meal, but they didn’t offer a drink included in the menu. Bread which is included in other one’s meal was missing and needed to ask to bring it. Meals are basically too salty. They didn’t offer to refill water. View was incredible, but food & service were not great.

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded 6 days agoThank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am sincerely sorry to hear you that you did not enjoy your experience in our dining room. We take all reviews very serious, and I would love to discuss your experience further to ensure I am able to resolve these issues. If you would like to discuss your experience further with a manager, please send your details and review to us and I will be in touch.

  15. DR

    DebraR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been to Sunday brunch twice now since it started again. The food is good, selection okay, but each time several items were not hot enough. The eggs Benedict and sausages were not hot this time. It’s nice that the menu varies a bit each time. The waitress was lovely and service was good. It was very noisy so not a relaxing atmosphere. Because the pianist/singer is loud, patron’s voices were even louder. We would prefer soft piped in music or none at all.
  16. PP

    PP1063

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our breakfasts were very good. I had the blueberry pancakes which I order on a regular basis and they were superb!! Our server, McLean, was friendly and efficient.
  17. KM

    KirkM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot with exceptional views.. food was excellent and service good.. would definitely come back
  18. RS

    RobertS

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good at the Bayside. Great service. Great food. Taylor was a terrific server. Thanks.
  19. p

    pengwen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I have been going to the Bayside restaurant for over 35 years. Have seen many changes. I love the new upgrades. Food and service are always good. The view is incredible. The only glitch this time was a long wait for main course.
  20. JS

    JacquelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable all round experience especially when meeting family and friends.
  21. D

    Dahlia

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great view, great food amazing desserts! Will be back again!
  22. DW

    DuncanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We three women had the perfect luncheon.. excellent warm attentive service in a perfect setting. I’m not sure what happened to the strawberry arugula salad…but it was not up to the chefs usual tasty perfection! But..this won’t keep me away..I’ll be back with friends..thank you
  23. P

    Polly

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for dining, casual or upscale. Great view, relaxed atmosphere!
  24. N

    Narendra

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Disappointed in that I had booked a table 24 hours in advance requesting a table by the window and upon arrival, they did not offer a window side table saying we do not take such booking ... then why ask for requests?

    Bayside Restaurant and LoungeResponded on July 28, 2022Hello Narendra, I am so sorry to hear that you had a poor dining experience in our restaurant. Yes we do accept requests for window tables, unfortunately we are unable to guarantee them. We unfortunately only have 5 window tables and get plenty of requests for these spots which are booked by date of request. If you would like to discuss your with a manager, please send your details and review to us and I will be in touch.

  25. V

    Vanislandrw

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink😊. Wylee, our server, was fabulous. Made our anniversary very special with the free dessert. Thank you.
  26. C

    Cathy

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my meals at the Bayside, as it's such a wonderful view of the ocean with good food and service.
  27. JD

    JenD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were excited for the buffet brunch. Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed. The food they did have out was not great and very limited. They were not on top of refilling food and it was disappointing that juice and coffee was not included in the cost.
  28. JD

    JenD

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was by far one of the best meals I have had in a while. The halibut was excellent, and the scallops were delicious. Drinks were also wonderful and so was the service!
  29. RC

    RobinC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and attentive service. Good variety on the menu. The Bayside is a great place to ring out of town visitors.
  30. SP

    SweetPea

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant would be well worth a repeat and recommending to friends
  31. HS

    HollyS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most spectacular views in Parksville! A great menu, wide selection. Well prepared, well presented. A lovely dining experience, not stuffy but very pleasant.
  32. M

    Muntz

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to spend a midday meal. Water sun and excellent food
  33. V

    Victora

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and fresh seafood
  34. CS

    CarolynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend for lunch for her birthday. We've dined here many tines and are never disappointed. And the views are wonderful.
  35. D

    Dahlia

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and drinks! Will be back again! Brought business clients and they loved it as well!
  36. M

    Meliclare

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting and good, if pricey, food. Excellent, friendly service. We were disappointed to be given a table behind a pillar so we couldn’t benefit from the view as we’d hoped. Despite recognising our note on the booking that this was for a wedding anniversary no further action was taken by the staff to make it special for us. The seafood chowder was delicious.
  37. J

    Jenski

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we really enjoyed our dinner - best ocean view in Parksville/Qualicum.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio. It was a lovely view.
  39. SM

    SuzanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, service and breathtaking views! I highly recommend this spot.
  40. K

    Kaily

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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 561 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC V9P 1E1

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Nanaimo

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • 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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