The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
*** J A N U A R Y C L O S U R E ***
PLEASE NOTE THE BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED FROM FROM JANUARY 6 – 14, 2020 FOR YEARLY REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE. (Private Events are not affected)

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. We offer housemade desserts however, should you wish to bring your own dessert our policy allows only desserts from a certified bakery and $2/person Cake Plating Fee applies.

Question? CALL US 250-658-5442.
What 859 People Are Saying
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4.4
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d
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat at the Beach House a couple times per year. Great food and great service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and view is perfect. A little bit loud but we don't mind, I guess it was just a bit busy when we were there - and it also depends on the crowd.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a great place to go. Food delicious, for reasonable price, and service very attentive.

JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

You can't beat the view, and we had a great window table. It was very busy, so the food took a while, but it was understandable.

I
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Lovely location, and beautiful views but very mediocre food.

JM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great evening. The past few times we’ve been to the Beach House, the noise level was extreme. But both the noise and food was excellent this time. Service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful setting for lunch; young woman who serviced us was terrific, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Food was fine, although the oyster starter I had was not great value for the dollar: five very small, deep fried oysters.

LD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dine around menu for a very reasonable price.

M
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My Mom and I really enjoyed our delicious pre -Birthday dinner that I had booked at the Beach House!

I had requested a nice table and we had the pleasure of being sat at one as well as having a wonderful personable waiter. The food was very good and we were both pleasantly surprised with an absolutely nummy and decadent complimentary , including a birthday candle, desert!

I booked the Beach House as my mom is 87 and this is a lovely "special" (many wonderful memories) that mom would not be able to get to on her own. Mom was so happy when we arrived as I had not told her where we were going.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience4

Loved the view naturally but unfortunately after the appetizers the food went DOWNHILL and I was there at that time of night for the FOOD!
The appetizers were worth the visit -DELICIOUS.. However -- the main courses were not tasty at all and the salmon in particular was flat & boring - not anywhere near enough sauce either
They were varied as far as many vegs offered & colorful ...
The dessert filling was great BUT the tart was overbaked & hard - I almost broke a tooth trying to bite it - not a good base for the filling and not forgivable!!
The busboy instead of offering new cutlery asked if we wanted to keep the old cutlery even though we had offered it to him - shld train your staff a wee bit better -
The waitress was very good and we wld have her again - tipped her accordingly..

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our request for seating on the mezzanine, so my 96-year-old mother didn't have to do stairs, was accommodated. Of our party of 7, 5 went for the dine-around menu. There was good variety, so very little overlap in appetizers, mains and desserts. The service was attentive but not pushy.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was very good, price very reasonable. Event was a for a Birthday, with cake, I did not know that there would be a $3.00 charge per person for serving cake, and there were 9 of us. Booked through Open Table, then changed reservation by calling restaurant, neither time, was I was told of cake serving charge. Would not book for a birthday, for family again. Plenty of other restaurants, that do not charge cake fee. Would go there for non-cake event, possibly.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, shrimps were amazing! Great dine-around options.

JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Birthday brunch. Service was really excellent, menu looked good, window table overlooking the beach where we saw a sea otter come ashore with a fish, just amazing. Mushroom soup was very pasty, server removed from final bill which was nice. The cauliflower tacos were greasy deep fried, not great. The breakfast eggs and pancakes were good. Coffee was good. Dessert was yummy. Overall we had a nice time, but did not have the tasty meal we were hoping for.

WG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The risotto was really just rice, not much cheese or flavour, not really worth the cost. The wine was expensive as well, quite noisy.

KH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place with stunning views. Pleasant greeting, seated right away. Service was excellent and not overbearing. My friend and I each had the seafood tacos, they were delicious (a bit messy) and salad. Delicious!

ME
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We decided to go to beach house because my friend had gotten married there which was amazing but she had never dined in the restaurant before.
Got there 15 minutes early so we could sit at the bar and have a drink but ended up waiting off side and the bartender who was very nice but super busy tried to take care of us. Ended up waiting 45 minutes (half an hour after our reservation time) for our table and the server was nice but she too was super overloaded and didnt smile.
Food was super disappointing except for the dessert. Food seemed to take a long time and for a table of 5 women we got 1 slice of bread each which was covered in salt.
We did the dine around menu which weren't on any websites and usually dine around menus want to show case what the restaurant has to offer so you'll come back but everything was so salty! The calamari, the bread, the risotto, and the fish and chips had so much batter and salt it wasnt really edible.
The desserts were really good and we even ordered off the ala carte menu to try the verrine which was all of our favorite with the lemon tart coming in close second.

Just very disappointing dining experience after experiencing such a great wedding last year.

BJ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a very enjoyable evening at The Beach House.: good service, good food
The noise level made it difficult to hear each other.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We love to come here for a relaxed meal for 2, even in the winter when there is no view. This visit was fine, except for a service glitch when my partner's main course came several minutes before my own. Our server apologized and said it was because "Dine Around" menu itens show on o different order than regular menu, so they didnt get paired up. Otherwise our experience was great. Food, wine and service otherwise all great.

BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All in all my family enjoyed your restaurant. There were 11 of us and no one had mention of a bad meal. I did however find some of the liquor prices a little pricey (ie 9 ounce Kendall Chardonnay $19.00) where as a highball was reasonable (Canadian Club with ginger $6.00). I would definitely go back. Our server Jules was exceptional!

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been here a few times for special occasion dinner/brunch. The complete experience is always a delight. Eating brunch while watching the waves crash practically at your feet is a real treat. I highly recommend you visit this establishment for a fantastic dining experience

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second time enjoying a family meal at The Beach House. The service was fantastic, the view was unbeatable and the food was very yummy. We’ll be back for sure.

RB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous Food and location! They were super busy, so the service was a little slow, but it’s such a lovely location to just sit and chat, that we didn’t mind.
We had the lamb shanks, chicken vol-au-vent, steak and paella. All were amazing! The citron tart was a perfect mix of sour and sweet. We will be returning!

KE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

All good, except still too noisy. Suggest they review

PG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyable.
Love the view.
Service was great

V
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Perhaps for lunch. Food is not necessarily reflective of the price or the ambiance.

L
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the Beach House.

a
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Scenery is great and the service is always good but the food is very mediocre. Offered flat Prosecco which we had to return. Vol au vent was a soggy mess of sauce on top of a single chewy piece of pastry; seafood crepe was sauce in one small cold crepe. Food is pretty awful, but the view is magnificent. I'd recommend it for friends to come for a drink but not under any circumstances for a meal!

C
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the food was very good.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

All was very good the first time I was there. This was my second visit. I ordered the same thing (healthy avocado toast), since it was so good the first time, but this time the same meal wasn't near as good. I ordered the poached eggs med, and they were hard inside, so almost well done. This first time there was quite a bit of pesto sauce drizzled onto the plate surrounding the food, but this time there was just a trickle of it. This dish really needs that sauce to give it a nice bite. So the second meal was dry and not very tasty. This was the first time for my husband, since I told him how good it was when I first went. He ordered the Country Sausage Skillet and said his dinner was nothing special. Quite bland. We are not fussy eaters, so we don't usually complain... bad day maybe? Although we were asked to do this review via email. Also need more choices on the brunch menu. Very polite friendly staff. Nice atmosphere!

HW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch today. Busy restaurant but we felt well looked after.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and even though it raining we enjoyed the view!

BV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Time after time we arrive at the restaurant and are seated away from the window. When we ask the host if we can have a window seat we are told they are reserved, even though nobody is seated while we are there. I guess they are waiting for someone important to arrive! Food is good, service consistent.

T
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a lovely time, but found the restaurant quite noisy and we were in a quieter corner.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hadn't been to the Beach House Restaurant for a long time but it did not disappoint. We attended for our 25th wedding anniversary and now for our 46th anniversary. Will definitely attend again soon.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent salmon and lamb dishes. Everything was perfect.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The setting is amazing; ambience is great; food was good for all choices (we love the fish tacos and the chowder); we enjoyed the beer choices; best of all the service was welcoming and efficient without making us feel rushed. We'll be back again.

BR
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The server was kind of grumpy. Need someone with a great personality.

DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was really good! The Lamb was tender & very tasty, it fell off the bones. The chicken in the filo pastry & Mornay sauce was so good & flavourful! The atmosphere was relaxed & enjoyable. Our waiter was very nice & was attentive to us. The whole evening was very enjoyable & we would definitely return!