Unsworth Restaurant

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Country Kitchen
Vineyard views, delectable menu, award-winning wines and more. Welcome to Unsworth Restaurant – a culinary celebration of all-things Vancouver Island. From a seasonally inspired menu showcasing fresh, local, sustainable ingredients, to exceptional service and award-winning wines, we give bold, new meaning to farm-to-table cuisine.
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathyK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared a delicious brunch with family. Unsworth was the perfect place to be together.

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GMPM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

awesome food and service in a beautiful environment. Highly recommended.

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TedM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very wonderful place to dine with good friends. And Mark is a great person.

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Gypsy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely, quiet and refined restaurant at one of Victoria Island's many good wineries. We came on an unusually quiet day, so the service was excellent and unhurried. Food was excellent and just the right amount. Overall, an excellent experience.

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CindiSue
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I have eaten here twice recently. For mid-week lunch, service was excellent and attentive. The recent visit for Sunday brunch, however, was less satisfying. It took quite some time for our order to be taken, or the check to be cleared. Nevertheless the atmosphere is cozy, and the food very good, and I would not hesitate to visit again.

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Sharon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's such a great setting, and the food and staff are always great. We have lunch once a year when we visit the Victoria in Feb./March, and have never been disappointed.

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KristineP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite table was waiting. The wine pairing was perfect and the food was fantastic.
Impeccable service from Mark & Daria.

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RayA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to Unsworth for a birthday lunch, knowing that this is not the best time of the year to enjoy the setting of the working farm. However, trumpeter swans gave us several low-level fly-pasts which were great to watch from the restaurant's view windows. The food was very good, especially the spiced lamb croquettes which could easily turn me from being indifferent to a lamb enthusiast.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Good company good food good service. Mark was a professional with a good sense of timing and humour. 🍷

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JoyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. Perfect except at the beginning there was only one waitress with a room full of customers. She did her best but at Unsworth we’re used to exceptional. As time passed another waiter appeared and the service improved and the poor girl was no longer run off her feet.
Will always return. A favourite.

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PaulineL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional. Everyone made us feel very welcome. Unexpectedly delighted with the symphony wine. The clam pasta dish was very tasty. The spaghetti cooked to perfection and toothy as I like it. The Sablefish was excellent and the flavours melding together wonderfully. Thanks so much for a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to do the Dine around Cowichan. We had a lovely dinner. Everything was great. We went with their Dine menu. The pasta special was to die for. The staff were great.

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KimW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed some wine tasting first and found the wines to be very good. We purchased several wines at the wine shop ahead of dinner.
Dinner was exceptional with the menu being varied and delightful.
Ambiance was really nice, it was quiet and relaxing
We will be returning soon

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InieG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the world! I travel quite often and rarely find better value for my money or happier tastebuds than at Unsworth! I highly recommend this charming restored farmhouse with a world class chef to everyone!

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place to eat and relax, hands down. The service was impeccable, the food.... omg the food, is incredible.

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LesleyN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch/lunch this February 23rd, 2020, was our second time at Unsworth, having only moved to Vancouver Island in fall of 2018. At a one hour and a bit drive from Nanaimo, it was an easy destination to meet up with family from Victoria - just about half way in the middle for both parties. I love the atmosphere at Unsworth -- country, but sophisticated. Casual, but classy. Cozy, but a terrific, expansive view. The cuisine is superb, and the service is first rate. It's also a treat to try Unsworth wines with food and to stroll over to the shop later to buy some for taking home. Both of our visits have been for Sunday brunch, so I am eager to come for dinner on a pleasant spring or summer evening.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Located in a lovely bucolic setting. Ample parking. Dining room was welcoming with high peaked wooden ceiling surrounded by large windows offering views across the vineyards and landscape.
Menu was varied but not too complicated. My friends and I were there for brunch and were pleased with our eggs Benedict with cured salmon, great coffee and a glass of wine. Great service with lots of shared laughter.
I’ll be back.

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NancyE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience all around. Food and wine were great and our Server, Olivia, was outstanding.

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LisaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

♥ Day - there isn't a better place to be than Unsworth.

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EmmyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We love our visits to Unsworth and will happily go again. The only complaint I have is that I found the corner table where we sat to be cold on my legs. I love being comfortably warm when out for dinner. Otherwise it was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was excellent , as was the food. Very glad there was no special/extra pricing for Valentines . It was a consideration on our choice

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Gogo
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service, beautiful surroundings, and a nice quiet atmosphere.

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GarryK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent. All three of us had the beef burger & fries... delicious and good value. We will be back.

Garry

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Crysdg
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, beautifully prepared food. Impeccable service and a breathtaking property. Thank you!!

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Kristi
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting overlookig the vineyard, interestng and well prepared brunch, attentive friendly waiter, character building houses restaurant. It's all good!

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ShanS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unsworth never disappoints, the food is always good, excellent service and cozy comforable atmosphere. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

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RobG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is outstanding, and the wines are tasty. It is a great place to take that special someone for a romantic soirée. Although a little removed form the urban areas, it is well worth the trip!

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KathyT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, waiter was attentive, but not overbearingly so.
Husband loved to clam chowder

Only down side was a noisy table; we should have moved to the inside room and given up the view.

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LynnL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the whole experience. We will be back

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutley delicious. Worth making the trip to Shawnigan Lake!!

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PatS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Good service, good food beautiful building.

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LisaR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have two favourite restaurants that we frequent. Unsworth is one of them. Never dissappointed; we always have a wonderful visit here at the vineyard restaurant. The people at the restaurant definitely make it what it is.

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DebD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous place! A must do if you are in the Cowichan Valley. Great food. Superb service.

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LavonaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unsworth Restaurant was amazing once again. Wonderful menu. Service is always top-notch and was very special location for 25th Birthday Celebration for the family. Always our favourite!

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mariannaf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first CSR meal for this year didn’t disappoint. The Duck was beautifully prepared and tasty. Wine pairing was fantastic. Service impeccable as always.

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BOBBYB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for the excellent experience from your friends at Premier Tent Rental (Surrey BC)

Always a pleasure!!

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KateJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and great local food. We went for brunch and there was a great selection. Then a quick wine tasting

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Wait staff excellent. Menu selections are enough to please many tastes. Excellent presentation and innovative bold flavors, however didn't appreciate ras el hanout in the burger.

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vipWayneD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Amazing staff. Wonderful ambience. Loved it

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SusanC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s our third enjoyable experience with family & friends! It’s become a favourite restaurant on the island!!
Thank you & very happy holidays to all.

FAQs

Unsworth Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 929-2292 ext. 1.

Unsworth Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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