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Bayside Restaurant and Lounge, Parksville, BC

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
4.4
958 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 7 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 958 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

958 Reviews
  1. BytheBay

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good portion size. Everything was fresh. Our server was very friendly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food and the table. Server was very nice . Table with a view was perfect and the reason we come back often. Server did not refresh our drinks but might have been too busy. Mushroom burger was delicious. Cost was a bit more than I think it should have been for a meatless burger but it was very good.

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  3. PeggyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My out of town guests loved the view! Service was great and the food too. All in all well worth the visit! Thank you

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, was a nice touch for our waitress to surprise us with a dessert as it was our 23rd wedding anniversary. Would highly recommend.

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  5. JessicaP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great room. Friendly staff. Great service. Will be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance with the ocean view was lovely. Food was very delicious. I was hoping for a bit more seafood in the buffet. And maybe more breakfast options. Salmon was very tasty. Service was great for how busy it was.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a very nice Mothers Day Brunch. Good food, service, nice ambiance. It had everything we could have asked for.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable meal and dinning experience for Mother’s Day. Nothing pretentious, just good food and good service, with a wonderful view.

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  9. ChrisD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view of the beach was outstanding, the server very friendly, and the food was very good! Great music by local artist was a bonus!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time our family has booked a Birthday party at Bayside Restaurant and lounge. Both times we have been pleased to have exceptional service and good food. We felt comfortable to sit and chat after the meal and never felt rushed. We have also stayed at the resort since the renovation and found the service and our room to be lovely. We will definitely be back, and other family members are interested in staying and eating at the resort- best view on the island.

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  11. DonnaR

    Saskatoon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Service was also! They were able to accommodate our request for window/ocean view table which was lovely. Celebrated our anniversary and had an enjoyable evening. We will be back!

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  12. DianeH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Riannan was pleasant enough however with had issues with the timing of our meals. Appies came out so fast we hardly had time to taste our wine. The most disappointing issue was a different server brought out our main course and we had not finished our appies. She then asked if we could move or stack our appie plates to the side! Some major training is needed with the server with the long red hair. Also she was not pleasant or friendly! Riannan apologized however it absolutely spoiled our evening & meal. My pasta was average and the pasta was not fresh, it was boxed. Would not recommend or return to your restaurant.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great atmosphere. Restaurant staff are amazing.

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  14. VirginiaC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great dinner at Bayside. Service was excellent. We were very well looked after and food did not take long at all. It was delicious!

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  15. PatriciaF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and quick. The server was able to provide information about the menu. The food was hot when it arrived and was exactly as indicated in the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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  16. EdieC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places…a perfect lunch date, magnificent view, excellent service…as always. I always request a quieter window table in the lower section due to my partners hearing challenges…my requests have always been accommodated. This is very much appreciated!

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  17. Tumbleweedtoo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place with a view, excellent service. Our friends from the prairies were intrigued with the water view and wildlife. The Mediterranean Rigatoni was very tasty, the Pan Seared Halibut was flavourful and the special of the evening, Salmon Wellington was well received. My friend is a chef and was very happy with her choice. The chocolate cake indulgence was a sweet a holics dream. The Crème Brûlée was a bit on the small side but well prepared. A lovely restaurant and place to enjoy a meal and the art display.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. MarkC

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. AnnaA

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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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FAQs

Bayside Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 958 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 7 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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