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Photo credit: Nora Hamade 2020 - The Courtney Room, Victoria, BC

The Courtney Room

4.4
4.4
1151 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Modern Pacific North West Cuisine. Gather at the bar for fresh-shucked oysters and craft cocktails, unwind with friends over sharing plates, or celebrate that special occasion with an elevated dining experience. Just two blocks from the Inner Harbour, enjoy seasonal menus showcasing the best of Vancouver Island ingredients. Named Best Happy Hour and Best Sommelier/Wine Program at the 2023 YAM Best Restaurant Awards as well as Platinum-tier 2024 Vancouver International Wine Festival for Wine Program Excellence,

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 940-4090
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Tesolin
  • Catering
    The Courtney Room is located at The Magnolia Hotel, which also features 3 private catering rooms, for 10 - 40 people on the second floor. Food menus are catered from The Courtney Room and available to book in advance for all meal periods and events. <br />https://www.magnoliahotel.com/meetings-events/
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer semi-private dining perfect for any type of event from business dinners to social gatherings.Group bookings and semi-private dining options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.We also offer the opportunity to buy out the entire restaurant. For more information : https://thecourtneyroom.com/the-courtney-room-groups/
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Cross Street
    Located at 619 Courtney Street, inside The Magnolia Hotel
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 15 - Dec 4, 2024
    By reservation only with 24 hours notice. Full table participation is required. The Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu highlights the finest ingredients our suppliers can provide. Trust us - allow our talented chefs to guide you through a multi-course menu displaying the bounty of the West Coast. $125 + tax per person. Optional drink pairings available. Please allow 2.5 hours for this experience.
    Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu photo

What 1,151 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Innovative

  • Victoria

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Victoria

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Victoria

    Great for fine wines

  • Victoria

    Romantic

1,151 Reviews
  1. Nitrousorca2

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They reverse Japanese martinis were wonderful, a great pairing with the fresh oysters from the sunshine coast. The Gnocchi with seafood was very well done as were the Hokkaido scallops. Our dessert was light and flavorful, they have a great wine list, not overpriced, a wide variety of choices and their wine Sommelier is unpretentious and knowledgeable And did not point us at the most expensive options. We will definitely be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary. Loved the wine selection, food and service. It is a very comfortable place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding as was our server. Great locally sourced produce, enhanced by the chefs creativity. Really great atmosphere. I would highly recommend The Courtney Room.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the greeting to departure, personable and immaculate service. Beautiful, unique and fine tuned balance of flavour and texture. Intelligent wine pairings and exceptional cocktails.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elevated service with flair and discretion. The meals and drinks were well-executed with thoughtful, interesting ingredients. We heard of both anniversaries and engagements being celebrated here, and unsurprisingly so given the care and attention to detail.

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  6. HappyLocalDiner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The evening started with an exciting menu supported by charming approachable staff who provided helpful food and wine advice. We wished we had not split a pasta special entry as a starter because the house made pasta with asparagus, fiddle head ferns and puréed peas was too delicious to share. Our main course choices proved superb with very rare beef tenderloin and rare duck breast complimented by a lovely Barolo. The perfectly portioned very creative desserts, one a banana mousse containing a texture surprise of popcorn and the other a very satisfying dose of chocolate cremeux, topped off the meal. The perfect very professional service and comfortable ambiance made the evening unforgettable and a must repeat.

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  7. LouiseK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tepid and just lacked flair, a disappointment for Mother’s Day brunch

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was fantastic! The tasting menu we experienced was sub par to what we’ve had before at the Courtney room which was a little disappointing but overall a very good evening!

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  9. kathyF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Wine and menu recommendations were perfect.

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  10. PeterH

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I read many reviews before booking this restaurant for my wife's birthday celebration with 2 friends. I very much like the room's ambience although it is very noisy. It has a beautiful view of the legislature but you have to request an appropriate table on the second floor. The food was, I am sorry to say, disappointing with small servings and certainly not up to a standard that one might expect. The online menu and wine list created a great expectation of choice which was certainly not reflected in what was provided. As an example, the wine list on the website was 47 pages long whereas the list provided at the Restaurant included perhaps 6 or 8 pages of wine. The staff were very pleasant. Our meals were very slow in coming to the table.

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  11. NataliaG

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our server, Sage, was awesome. Will be back for sure!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dinner and staff was so kind and thoughtful to celebrate a 60th birthday

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional.

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  14. RobertX

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef has been doing a great job on his food flavor, presentation, and taste. The desert should be definitely on the to do list.

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  15. Lilli

    Vancouver

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a lovely evening. The meal was fabulous and I always appreciate unique and extra touches such as the butter with one of the best focaccia breads I’ve had and the sweets to end the meal. Our server, Tyler, was patient, knowledgeable and attentive.

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  16. RobinT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff very friendly, food was good, service was painfully slow

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience here! Our server (Johnny) and the Sommelier (Jack) were amazing and made it a night we will remember forever. The food was perfection and they came up with fantastic substitutions for my wife’s dairy allergy. The wine pairing was fantastic as well and everything was to die for! We will be back!

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  18. skidmark

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food but the waiter was run off his feet. He did give us good service when he got was able to get to us. It was a bit noisy with two parties on the main floor.

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  19. JesseM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing, food was fantastic. We got a small anniversary touch at the start of the meal. Will definitely be going back.

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  20. GlenC

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, the service was refined and the wine list allowed a wide range of choices. All together a great dining experience!

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  21. MaureenW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fantastic meal here. The flavors were subtle yet tantalizing; service was impeccable. We will return

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  22. KS62

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well, I was hoping that the first time was just a fluke, but the second time was meh as well.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress Naomi was exceptional. Food prep was excellent. My family really enjoyed the Easter Brunch. We will be back!

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  24. SandiJo25

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Chef’s Tasting Menu was fabulous!! Emma took great care of us as well as her colleagues We absolutely love this restaurant- our new favourite in Victoria

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I’m sending a private note to the restaurant, because truly, this was the worst restaurant experience I’ve had in Victoria.
    The Courtney RoomResponded on March 28, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, thank you for your note. We are always working to improve our service and will take your comments into consideration. Sincerely, Renée Lauzon Food & Beverage Manager The Courtney Room

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always always a terrific evening filled with sublime service, food and drink.

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  27. JayN

    Edinburgh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We would recommend this place. The food was put together nicely and the chef is good

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  28. Maggiemauss

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken was over-brined so tasteless beyond salty ,and rubbery in texture. The deep fry made the "potato crust" unrecognizable as such. The potato sticks were mushy. The salad was bland. My partner's potato ricotta was also bland as was the crabmeat. Nothing special about these dishes. A big disappointment for our friend's 90th birthday lunch and nothing like what you used to offer. The cake and ice cream were very good. The server was excellent and found vanilla ice cream for the birthday guest who cannot eat coffee or chocolate.
    The Courtney RoomResponded on March 27, 2024
    Dear Maggiemauss, thank you for letting us know about your lunch experience. Your kind words about the service are appreciated. We are surprised and sorry that you felt this way about the food, and value your feedback.

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  29. Foodlovers

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service makes this a wonderful experience. The food is inventive and generally good with perhaps a bit of polish needed. Descriptions on the menu are incomplete and easy to make you miss out on wonderful options.

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  30. Eduardo

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful. Great Sommeliers, cuisine, service, location, and ambience. The tasting menu is awesome if you are open to have an ample variety of ingredients for an adventurous palate. Wine paring is a most for a full experience if you want to try the tasting menu. The place is either for casual fine dining to a special occasion. Breakfast and lunch are available. They look amazing in the publicity, but I haven't tried it yet.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine. Jack was really helpful with the wines. We had a great time. Thanks for making it a special evening

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  32. DuaneL

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual our experience was excellent. The service was personal and timely without being over the top. The food was fantastic. We ordered a variety of small plates to share and everything was as described, the shared plates were generous (enough to share) and the wine selection by the glass was sufficient to cater to different tastes.

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  33. ChrisH

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, TCR exceeded expectations. Its always a wonderful treat to get to eat at this establishment - whether its breaky, lunch, happy hour or dinner - the food is always interesting and tasty. This restaurant is highly recommended and a must-visit when I'm able to be in Victoria. The most recent dinner was the tasting menu, which I would say is not to be missed. A secret culinary adventure that strikes all the right notes and offers a wonderful sampling of Vancouver Island focused delicacies. The chef is not afraid to push the pallet, which makes a blind menu all the much more exciting! The wine list is incredible - and uniquely, offers a multitude of local Island and provincial vintages if staying regional is important. Or follow along with the somm's astutely paired offerings. In short, you can't go wrong with The Courtney Room! Love it

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  34. Newlyweds

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the Courtney Room as a recommendation from a friend and were absolutely blown away. This was better than expectations and the food was phenomenal. Drink menu was top notch interesting as well. Thank you Johnny? I think his name was, for the wonderful recommendations.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu and it was a fantastic time from when we walked in the door to when we walked out, including the service and the food. The food was delicious and really special. My sister is pregnant and they were very accommodating to make sure she had an amazing equivalent dish when the original dish had raw seafood or a more rare cook. The no alcohol bevies were so unique and delightful additions without imbibing. We have been talking about the meal this morning, the morning after, still reflecting on our favourite dishes and how nice it’d be to come back again. Thanks again for such a nice time.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were phenomenal and took great care of us. The wine program is exceptional. Highly recommend!

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  37. Bill

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service and excellent wine list, in a comfortable room.

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  38. Whit

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday. It was an overall excellent experience. I highly recommend the beef tenderloin.

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  39. MegR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything about our 52nd Anniversary dinner at The Courtney was perfect, except the noise level, which was too high and hard for us to converse comfortably. If others who are younger and have better ears than we seniors do, I highly recommend it. Meg Ryan

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was awful. Great example of a trying really hard to be fancy without any substance. Has the chef ever tasted human food before? Also the portions were obnoxiously small. We both left hungry - The chicken wings I had from room service later that night were better than all the food we were served. What a joke LOL

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FAQs

The Courtney Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-4090.

The Courtney Room is rated 4.4 stars by 1151 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
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Courtney Room

619 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located at 619 Courtney Street, inside The Magnolia Hotel
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Tesolin
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (250) 940-4090
  • Catering
    The Courtney Room is located at The Magnolia Hotel, which also features 3 private catering rooms, for 10 - 40 people on the second floor. Food menus are catered from The Courtney Room and available to book in advance for all meal periods and events. <br />https://www.magnoliahotel.com/meetings-events/
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer semi-private dining perfect for any type of event from business dinners to social gatherings.Group bookings and semi-private dining options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.We also offer the opportunity to buy out the entire restaurant. For more information : https://thecourtneyroom.com/the-courtney-room-groups/
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