The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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.
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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view, wonderful food & great service. I had the smoked salmon Benny & my husband had the skillet breakfast + pancakes. More food than we could eat, but it was delicious!

MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had the seafood noodle soup and my wife had the salmon. I was not expecting the meal to be as spicey as it was although the waitress did say it could be a bit spicey. My wife enjoyed her meal very much. I will be more intune to what the waitress recommends next time. All in all a good night out.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food. Great service. Very accommodating of our elderly parents and their mobility aids. Only drawback was the high noise level. Had to shout to hear each other.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are frequent visitors from Alberta, and an island vacation is never complete without a meal at The Beach House. On this vacation we were celebrating a 45th wedding anniversary with friends. The staff was so accommodating...We requested a special table✅ brought our own cake which they plated up✅ Overall 5 star experience!

HW
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There was an event going on upstairs which resulted in overly loud noises emanating from the ceiling. This was a little distracting for our dining experience. Otherwise it was really good as usual.

b
Vancouver
75 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great experience - we enjoyed the seafood salad and lovely wines - our server Sybella ensured that our dining experience was the best - thanks again Beachhouse

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good except the calamari was cut into very small pieces, more breadings than squid and very soft. Food was quite pricey. Ambience is good.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Our experience to the restaurant was fair. Somethings that we noticed were the the following; dirty napkins on the floor, menu tattered and inside paper of menu not that well presented, condiment bottle on ledge of wall, candles on the table not lit.
With service we felt the waitress was stretched to thin with the tables they needed to cover and was not able to give us the attention we deserved.
The room and view are amazing but for the price we expected a much greater level in cocktail, detail to service and cleanliness. I hope to visit again soon with a much improved experience.

e
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This was my second visit to the Beach House. I thought it was average to good the second time. I had dailey feature which was a Yorkshire Pudding with beef, it was very average, My daughter had the Vegan Risotto - she said it was very good. The Sangria was a bit weak, felt watered down . The service was slow. The view is beautiful, the restaurant felt hot and stuffy .There were many small flies (fruit flies) - maybe because it was dusk and the doors were open ?

GK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot with a view that is perfect. Best halibut and fries!!

AR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We 4 enjoyed our meal - very good food and excellent service from our Server, Sarah!. The noise level was high, but then the doors were open, so we were getting outside noise as well as inside noise. We particularly enjoyed the new selections of dessert. The apricot parfait was delicious!

DN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The
restaurant was extremely noisy, making conversation difficult. The food was disappointing - prawn tails left on the prawn and cooked in batter so they couldn't be seen until bitten into- not classy. The pizza wasn't much.

G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is always good, view is amazing.

MI
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

lovely view, with high quality service and food. My review may be influenced by the beautiful weather of the day and spending the time with long lost friends.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We certainly enjoyed our lunch but was a little loud chatter around us made it difficult to hear each other. I will always bring my visitors here ...

h
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful view - enhanced by the sunset and by the "cabaret" of the antics of families on the beach. We were pleased to be inside by a window. The less able member of our group was looked after (using the elevator) willingly, although it wasn't the most convenient for the staff. Menu seemed a bit lacking. It is expected that in this position, seafood would feature heavily, but there was little for our allergic friend to choose from. There seems to be some indecision about what sort of restaurant it wants to be. Saying that, we all found something we really enjoyed eating. It was well presented and the pace of service suited us well. The waiting staff were entirely caring and focussed on looking after us.
When I booked the table, I answered the question about celebration by explaining that we were celebrating a birthday. I expected that some mark would have been made. This did not happen.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Decent food. Cod cakes over seasoned with herbs, etc.so could not taste the actual fish. Salmon over cooked in seafood salad. Crepes and shank were good. Service a little spotty. Could have used a few more table checks. Nice atmosphere. Pleasant staff.

MN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view, great service and decent food. Would have liked a bit more than 3.5 bacon wrapped scallops for $18 but it was tasty. Fish and chips were pretty yummy, yam fries and salad were excellent.

K
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Seafood Salad was a hit with everyone at our table. All the seafood was so fresh and the dressing was so good!
The noise level was a little high because the restaurant was full, so it made conversation a little challenging when you’re wanting a good visit with old friends.
The view is always fabulous!

N
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
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
75 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
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
75 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
Vancouver
2 reviews
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.

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