Unsworth Restaurant

4.6
723 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 723 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ChrisC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a special spot, even in November rains.....

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Lynn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Service was slow. Had to track down our server twice. The restaurant was not busy, but server was inattentive to our group. Not up to the standards we have enjoyed over the years.

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SusanS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening as usual. We reliably receive great food and service at Unsworth

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MichaelT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I split an order of aranici to start. It was excellent. We both had the Sable fish as our main. The fish was perfectly cooked and very tasty. It came with fresh pasta in broth with charred leeks and eggplant. It was certainly good but a bit bland- could have used some spicing. The restaurant is a lovely farm house with great ambiance and the service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend this restaurant and will certainly be coming back.

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vipZoe1
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unsworth has great food, great chef and great service. Good choice of areas to eat - sunroom, bar area and dining room area plus great outdoor patio when weather permits. Service is always top notch. Highly recommend.

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Chipster
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the restaurant is lovely. My only complaint is the other party sharing the room we were in were VERY loud …..made it difficult for conversation at our table.

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vipLarkspurLass
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. The dining room was cozy, the fireplace was a perfect touch for a rainy cool day. We will be back.

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MichaelR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the food here, and often choose the winery pairing. We've never been disappointed.

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BrianB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent. The Unsworth’s wine was very good.

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FelicityH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, bit loud as room had 5 tables in it.

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BobW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was a bit slow. Food was OK. We had the CSR dining menu.

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TamiB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved Unsworth restaurant. Our experience was fabulous! Wine was excellent service was excellent and food was excellent. I would highly recommend Unsworth!

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ShropshireLad
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Varied menu and pasta of the day never disappoints
Wines very good but also recommend the cocktails

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

great servive

Fabulous food

Person at front entrance very assertive with vaxxine checking :((

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Good was very tasty. And the staff were extremely helpful.
Wine tasting right next door makes this a great visit.

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Yabut
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic experience...until a huge party came in to the small room. The noise level was off the charts. We could no longer talk to one another. We were there to celebrate mom's birthday. We were going to stay for a birthday dessert but we felt chased out by the noise.
I love this place. Service and food is top notch.

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MoragB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely place to eat. Great food and wine. The service was excellent but not over the top. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect night with friends

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Meganh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful location and dining room. Food and presentation average.
I recommend Unsworth for lunch but for us dinner was disappointing.

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JaydiaH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious and very welcoming!! We appreciated the service!

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I enjoyed my meal but I did miss the clams I had in the summer. There was not a lot on the menu for me to choose. I do not do smoked things or hamburgers-- but I do realise lots of other folks do. Your steak was delicious.

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Audie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I realize that’s it’s winter season and possibly staff shortage, but would have like to see a bigger menu as shown on your website! It was very limited to vegan, would have prefer chicken, your awesome pizzas and or a not so expensive fish dish. Otherwise the service was very good.

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JeanH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch with friends from overseas. Great lunch, perfect portions and lots of choice. Service excellent not intrusive. Picturesque setting in the old house looking out at the vines.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable about Unsworth wines and helped us choose a bottle of sauvinette to pair with all our meals. My chowder had lots of seafood and was full of flavor.
We would definitely visit again.

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a pleasure to have Unsworth Restaurant and Winery in our Cowichan Valley. The food is excellent, service outstanding ( thank you, Mark, so happy to have you welcome us ), and Allegro a favorite wine. One of the very best features is the sense that you are a welcome guest, not merely a customer, and as such welcome to linger over coffee and the last sip of wine without feeling rushed.

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Dave
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Expanding the menu with perhaps an Unsworth wine marinated poultry with herbs dish. Maybe a simple yet elegant selection of sandwiches with artisan breads. Local charcuterie selections is always a hit. Unsworth may see this but probably will not vary much. It’s a vineyard and winery first.

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Melinda
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef completely accommodated my vegan dinner and paired wine with each coarse. The service was impeccable. Thanks Unsworth!

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WilliamA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Green bean Tahini salad was a disaster! Must have eaten here 50 times or more, first time I have ever had to complain.

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, great food. Overall exceptional place to eat.

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AudreyG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent cuisine. Service and safety procedures excellent. We’ll be back a third time!

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ABCDE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience eating at this restaurant! They accommodated our seating request with no problem, and food and service was all very prompt.

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Dunc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Our friends had the ribeye and frites, my partner had the halibut and I had the pasta. Our friends said they were the best ribeyes ever, my wife loved her halibut and my pasta was perfect. And not surprisingly, the pinot noir was excellent.

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local
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I am sorry to have to give a negative review but we left the restaurant without eating. I am allergic to garlic and pretty well everything on the menu contained it.
I don't like beef and am so very tired of just eating salad when we are out. It was my husband's birthday too so we thought we'd enjoy a nice lunch there, for me the seafood chowder since that is my favourite. We ended up going back to the one restaurant that we know I can enjoy a meal instead of having a change of venue.

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Lana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Lovely setting for lunch. The food and wine were good but the noise from the other patrons was extremely loud. I was sitting with a friend at a small table in the corner and we almost had to yell to talk to each other. Also don't park in front of the restaurant as the birds make a huge mess of your vehicle. My car was covered in bird 💩 and had to make a trip to the car wash afterwards.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining room is warm charming and lovely
It’s quiet and cosy and the staff is not intrusive
The food is delicious - everything I’ve ever eaten there
The wines are great - but don’t just skip over the cocktails - too yummy to pass up
Can’t wait to go back again
The outdoor patio and addition of wood fired pizzas in summer is great
But winter is warm and homey inside - it feels like you’re at your friends’ wealthy grandparents house

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MartyV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to stop in for local charm, and character.
Food, local wine, and service is good, a bit on the expensive side, but worth the experience.

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LaurenN
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here was outstanding. Some of the dining party said this was the best meal at a restaurant that they've had in a very long time.

The prices were average, to expensive, but probably similar to other restaurants of this type. The pasta special, which contained steak, was $27.
The falafel was great and the seafood chowder was really outstanding.

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience1

Only saw one other party of 3 but we had to sit right next to them. Not the required 6ft which was disappointing. The amount of fruit flies was alarming and disgusting. Not returning

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deannab
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

They must fix the music. The speakers go in and out. It was extremely annoying. They say it’s the wifi but perhaps they can just not use wifi for the music or not have it at all.

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ChristyM
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with the best wine we found in B.C. Waiter was very informative and kept up, finding answers if he didn’t already

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JoBo
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Basically excellent. Seats were a bit hard and we had a noisy table behind us but it worked out OK. Everyone loved their food for the most part. My salad had too much dressing or cheese, I couldn't tell which, but the others in our party didn't have that issue. No complaints about the taste/flavour. We all had the chowder as well. It was excellent!

FAQs

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

Unsworth Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.