The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

4.3
542 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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 from the 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 not available for reservations and is always first come first serve - weather permitting. We are happy to accept reservations for up to 24 guests maximum. For further questions please phone the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Burgers
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(250) 658-5224
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Steven Mugridge
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Cross Street
Claremont Rd.
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Parking Details
Gravel Parking Lot Located Across Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 542 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is our neighbourhood restaurant and it is almost always very good.

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MH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

You go for the view and you get some decent food too.
Not impressed with the daily crepe special which was not special.
Liked the seafood chowder. Burger was ordinary.
Service was good but the food could be better.

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BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carla and the staff made for a fun evening

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LW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed with the Beach House. The food and service are fabulous. The view is spectacular. It is our favourite place to bring visiting family and friends.

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DD
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not a great dining ambiance. Mediocre food and service. Limited menu.

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HC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visitors from Europe. Loved the Westcoast eating experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere- great service
My food choice was disappointing- I ordered grilled halibut with some rice and veggies. Everything was OK -average- but the fish had a waasabi sauce that was too strong and overpowered the fish. Couldn't eat most of it
Beautiful wine- grenache blend from France

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DS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Showing off local seafood quinine to family from the east. The paella, crab cakes and halibut were excellent.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The mussels were mushy and the salmon on the seafood salad was old.

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SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We went at the recommendation of a friend, but neither my wife or I enjoyed our meals or found them to meet the value for $$ we expect. Our food was quite bland, and the chicken in the pasta was dry and overcooked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good, servers were great, friendly, attentive and made some great suggestions for meals and wine.

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good location, great views. Good food, pleasant atmosphere.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Beach House has never disappointed us. The food presentation is beautiful, the flavours are delicious, the ocean view is magnificent yet calming and the service is what it should be - attentive yet not intrusive. I will recommend this restaurant to others.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals and the view. Our table by the window was perfect and although our server was good, she could have been a a little more informative and a bit friendlier. A server can make a good dining experience into a perfect dining experience.

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DS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great place for lunch while getting a terrific view over Haro Strait. My colleague and I both had personal pizzas today and both were more than pleased.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

While the service and ambience were lovely - the meal I had - Eggs Benedict - was appalling in its presentation. My friend's crepe was lovely. The Eggs Benedict came slathered in Hollandaise with yellow potatoes. Yellow, yellow, yellow. No green, no colour to enliven the plate. The food was tasty, thank goodness, but presentation really weakened my appetite. I made Sidney take it back to the kitchen and add some parsley. (I thought they might do a little more than that). It came back with parsley.

This is really easy to correct.
Our table was perfect.

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WD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding!! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was super ! The food choices were excellent. The only disappointment was that the beer batter was not fully cooked. The inside of of the batter of our menu choices .. halibut and prawns was still gooey. The seasoned fries were nice and crispy. Love the view of the beach waterfront. We definitely recommend this dining facility. Today was very busy with wedding groups.

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I
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was our second time here, looking forward to the third.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding, never disappointed. This is our go to place.

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Made a reservation and requested window seat which we got. I had the chicken and veggies. My husband had veg pizza. Both were excellent. Super busy so took an hour for the food to arrive but waitress kept checking in on us. Excellent all around!

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SA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love this restaurant for its ambience and views. Also a hit for special occasions etc. The menu has become quite "basic" with pizza/burger/salad options and a few bistro-fare style dishes for those wanting a better dining experience. The selection and choice of wine is good and the staff some fairly knowledgeable and can offer recommendations and best food/wine paring. Its' million dollar beach/sea view is the 5 star winner and the friendly staff add to the experience. It always seem to be full, so book early if you want a special seating choice. Recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the servers were very friendly. Service was prompt and we enjoyed the food very much. The salad had just the right amount of dressing and the chicken was tender and tasty. The deserts were delicious, both the chocolate birthday dessert and the Terra Misu ordered by my daughter from Italy. Lovely view of Cordova Bay at a window seat. Our lunch was to celebrate my twin sister and my birthday. Thank you.

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R
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great occasion wonderful food and service, but really ketchup in a plastic bottle. What happens to the classy occasion when you squeeze ketchup from a bright red plastic bottle just like ones used in a fast food joint. Come on!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. We arrived a few mins late but the staff didn’t mind, held a table for us by the water. Food and service was great. We were treated to a surprise dessert by our server - nice touch! The restaurant is very nicely done. Went for a quick walk on the beach afterward. Good times had by all!

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DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The restaurant was very busy but the service was still top notch.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Been there quite a few times. Never disappointed Our waitress was lovely and very helpful

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

even thought we made a reservation at day prior to dining and at 6 PM they would not seat us a window table even though there were many available and they stayed empty for the duration of our meal whiich took forever to come even thought at one point the waitress said it was almost ready and we still had to wait another 15 minutes. we asked for the check and told her we needed to hurry to catch a ferry and she proceeded to give water to other tables and totally forgot about our check. then they couldn't divide the check in half. I thought it was pathetic.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We were disappointed that the upper level of the restaurant is now reserved for events only. The upper level is much more attractive, with better views and decor, than the lower indoor area.

Drinks - wine, cocktails, and non alcoholic - were all excellent. However, we noticed a distinct lack of flavour in at least 2 entrees. We ordered blackened salmon and it came not blackened, plus the cajun seasoning did not taste cajun or very flavourful at all. The mushroom pizza we ordered was also lacking in flavour, which was strange because we have ordered it in the past and it was fantastic.

Otherwise, the experience here was pleasant as it has been many times in the past. Decent food, location, value & service.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

My salmon burger was very average... very small piece of salmon , over cooked...
....the worst was the parking lot experience where we were blocked in by drivers who did not understand about making it impossible for people to get their cars out. The parking lot needs to be paved and painted with proper spots. The present system seems beyond the average driver’s intelligence....our day was pretty much turned sideways, as we had to wait for someone to move before we could leave. Brutal

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SG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and great water view. Ate inside this time and found it very noisy as we could hear a lot of music and floor banging from some event on the floor above us. Took a bit away from the nice atmosphere.

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AV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only negative is that when booking online you have to know to put that you want a window seat in the comments. It should say that on the form. We didn't know and were stuck in a dark back corner.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

They struggled a bit between being a dining Lounge and a sports bar our evening was only set off buy some folks that should have been in the sports bar section that were in the fine dining section

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AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

long wait for our meal however the food has substantially improved over a couple of years ago. Setting is exceptional

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CD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely meal with friends, had a perfect table by the window to show off Cordova Bay to our Ontario friends. Wait staff were friendly and efficient, food was very good, waited for the food a little longer than expected but they were very busy.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Food menu description was different than food served - got lamb shank with mashed potato when it was supposed to be with rice pilaf.

Asked for a 6ounce glass of wine but got 9 and got charged for that.

Got food about an hour after ordering.

Bday cake was nice!
Server was nice and brought us blankets. :)

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Many times my friend and I have enjoyed lunch at the Beach House followed by a beach walk. We like the pizza, the fish tacos and the Cobb salad (which is big enough that it is plenty for the two of us to share). Two comments: we far prefer the ambiance of the upstairs eating area compared to downstairs. Also, we find that the noise level in the lower dining room borders on irritating. In fact, it was part of our conversation when we were choosing where to go... did we want to endure the loudness or......the view was the deciding factor. The staff were polite and helpful. Our server, Sydney, was a delight.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful view and the food was great, will definitely go again.

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great house wine! And the view is solid

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EH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a Dad (who I had not seen for 45 years) and his son from Denmark visiting us so we wanted them to experience a lovely sea view, good food and a great dining experience.
I believe Danielle was our server... excellent

In terms of the oddity , they found the noise level that evening high and made mention that some restaurants are designed with ceilings to absorb sound , thankfully the carpet helped. I tried to defect the concern with try dining in New York where people just talk loud period.

In Denmark the national dish it seems is pork so two of us had pork dish which was excellent
I had the Jerked Salmon which I enjoyed but found the spices very hot and looked to the rice to cool off aside from water but even that had some added :) The salmon overall was excellent.

We of course will return especially for lunch to relax
Thank you

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