The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

4.4
765 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
Nestled on the bluff overlooking the idyllic Cordova Bay, the Beach House offers stunning views and an eclectic mix of local and west coast inspired food. Restaurant reservations are in our beautiful lower level, accessed by stairs or ramp on the right side of the building. The upper level is available exclusively for private event bookings. Window table requests will be noted but are never guaranteed. Patio seating is available on a first come first serve basis (no reservations) and is always weather permitting. We accept group reservations for up to 24 guests maximum at off peak times. For further questions please phone the restaurant directly at 250-658-5224.
What 765 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Amazing view. Great food. We had the mussels and cod cakes as well as meat pizza and ribs...everything was delicious. Went for a walk on the beach after dinner. Whole night was wonderful. Would highly recommend.

b
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic patio experience for lunch - we enjoyed the chowder fiat tacos and seafood salad - great selection of wines and drinks to compliment our lunch - especially appreciated the feature Meomi Pinot noir - thanks again Beach-house for making our day

JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Had a loud talker at the next table but can’t blame the restaurant for that. One of our favourite places.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall acceptable but limited menu choices for healthy eating.Service was fair & waitress seemed disappointed in a 15% tip which we felt was more than she deserved.Never said THANK YOU for tip.Pretty poor !!

LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server (wished I had taken note of her name) was lovely and very accommodating! She did a superb job! When the wasps became a problem while outside we were seated inside and I really appreciated that!

thank you very much!

KR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as usual, with the best view in town.

IM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

You must provide air conditioning ! Way too hot to to enjoy the meal .couldnt get out of there fast enough
For the prices you are charging. Air conditioning is a must! Don’t be so cheap and have it installed.
I have told all my friends to avoid this restaurant in the summer.

GB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I felt rushed as there was another reservation for later at the table we were at. I really wished I could select a table in advance.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to take guests to show off the best of Victoria. Excellent food and service in a beach front setting. Perfect!

DB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the lingcod fish and chips the other day and sat out on the patio. Delicious! What a beautiful and peaceful restaurant to bring your date. It's located right on the beach and the price for food was very reasonable. Great service as well.

BR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Sadly the food quality and service by our server have slid. Most of the food was very good. Some was just bad. Hosts were exceptional. Mostly is was our server that turned us off .

PH
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location. Best in greater Victoria. Wide menu , children friendly and a great patio.

b
Vancouver
73 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another enjoyable experience with friends - our server Sara maintained the flow to ensure timely service - awesome chowder and fish tacos

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

All time favourite place to eat! Food is always good and I can't say enough about the beautiful view.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely location and food was good. However, we ended up being seated in an area where some appliance was operating on/off (? dishwasher/glass washer?) that vented outside - it was rather noisy and detracted from overall experience.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, and the view is amazing. Highly recommended!

a
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I went for my birthday and it was perfect!!! The server was so kind and always had a beautiful friendly smile, I appreciated the complementary birthday cake and the great window seating!
Thank you for the memorable experience, already looking forward to coming back!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This restaurant has a loud atmosphere with no background music to enhance the ambience. Birthday celebration but the server lacked enthusiasm about the birthday dessert. Cauliflower dip was great and the handmade potato chips were outstanding.

RK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The scenary was beautiful, the service was outstanding, the food was absolutely delicious and I would definately recommend The Beach House to anybody who wants a special and memerable dining experience.

KR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, spectacular view and amazing service.

A
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Nice to sit on the patio overlooking the ocean, but definitely overpriced for the quality of food.

BC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The fish and chips were the best we've had anywhere. The light batter on the fish, I had the halibut and my partner had the salmon, and the beer batter fries were so welcomed.

I would not order a martini again as it was very watery. The wine on the otherhand was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Food quality was fair, got charged $4 for a very small amount of button mushrooms to be added to my tacos. Menu said $2. Was expecting something local as there are so many in season right. Service was service but lack of smiles.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful table on the patio, perfect view. Server was friendly. Waited 50 minutes for food which was below average. Burnt back bacon on the bennies. Burger was burned and came with nothing on it. Quite disappointing as we had a guest from out of town.

WR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Beautiful location and tastefully decorated. Was just a little disappointed that once we made our selections from the specials menu, was told those items were sold out. Needed a minute or two more to decide but it took a while to get an alternate order placed. Pretty slow service overall but a pleasant evening.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Felt that our server could have been more attentive to empty water glasses, wine, beer etc. Food was Luke warm which I returned with no problem. The meal that had been removed from the oven was the incorrect one therefore it hadn’t been heated up for enough time. Attention needs to be made to these things. When the hot meal came it was very tasty and toasty hot. The views and ambience couldn’t be better.

CU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had to change our table as we were stuck in a tight, hot corner between two loud parties and could not hear ourselves think! We moved to a better table but it was still so hot we did not linger as long as we would to have liked to. It was our anniversary and I made the reservation well in advance but still did not get a window table which was disappointing.

JG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

We love the Beachouse restaurant and go oftenby ourselves and especially when we have friends and family visiting. We were very disappointed in our server the evening we went, we found her to be very short, abrupt and felt pressured. This is the first time this has occurred, perhaps some training on customer service would assist her in her role. We went on Thursday, July 25 and had a lovely table inside at the window. The hostess that greeted us was lovely and the food, as always was exceptional.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In fact I am bringing all my friends from out of town to the Beach House to experience the beautiful scenery, ambiance and great food

BS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view is spectacular and the food is excellent. We’ll be back soon. Great place.

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great table, view, food and service but it was really noisy.

L
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal with a great view.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Superb location on waterfront. Excellent service. Food good, but arrived just a little bit quick at the table.

CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of 3 received attentive service. The food was delicious, the view beautiful, and the table setting was lovely.

SP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The view alone was worth the experience, the food was delicious the only reason I didnt make it a 5 star is because the fish portion was small and a little dry. I will be going back.

RS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a good restaurant to take out of town visitors.

PH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met with a colleague, great dinner and space.

KV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

I requested a window seat but wasn’t given one. I asked to bring in a special piece of cake for the birthday person only and was going to be charged $3.00/person attending for the loss of revenue for bringing in a piece of cake. Food was dry and pushed out to turnover tables so we couldn’t enjoy our appetizers. Not going back.

RS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch sitting by the window looking at the sea view.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Pleasant however a little noisy.

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