The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

4.3
584 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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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 584 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Brought a group of seniors for our annual Christmas Lunch Outing (first time at the Beach House), they loved it! We had ocean views, delicious food and support and understanding around wheelchairs and walkers! Thank you for your hospitality... we'll be back!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food Great service Great view. Can’t wait to go back

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food is good but the portions are small for the price.

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

A nice experience
Came for an anniversary at lunch and was pleasantly pleased with the beautiful water view and quiet, intimate atmosphere.
Portions were very small for the price but the meal was tasty. We would come back to try the dinner menu.

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j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a favourite but in winter too dark outside to see ocean ha ha

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, very professional too! Food was outstanding. Very clean restaurant. Washroom immaculate.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great and enjoyable brunch with friends. Shall make this one of our repeat eating out spots.

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Beach House is one of my favourite places in the greater Victoria area for brunch. The waterfront location is so rare and beautiful and their food is consistently delicious.

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NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Cozy beach restaurant with good food selection and excellent service. Only downside is large television sets that are more appropriate for a more casual restaurant. The TVs detract from the ambience.

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PD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely location and we had a great table. Service was slow, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. One entree was stone cold. Sent it back and the replacement was just warm

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The stand out, however, was the service we received from our server - Sarah. She was one of the best we have ever had — anywhere!! Well done!

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My host and I were both very happy with the food we were served. We had a nice, leisurely lunch just like many other guests seemed to enjoy their luncjphes. The view was stunning and the service courteous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Meal was great, but would love more bread! Noise level was good. And the food was good. Sorry for the mix up on the amount of people in our reservation.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy this place for the views and the friendly staff and chatter of the guests. This is the first time we have been for brunch and while the options were all good, the plates have way too many hash browns, like 1/2 a plate! Would rather see less potatoes and perhaps a little veggie grouping, cuke + cherry tomato -+ raw carrot or something colourful and not as filling - we took home a take-home box full of potatoes! (Thanks for not using styrofoam)

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R
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

When my wife comments she is still hungry the portion size is too small. We were sitted on the lower dining area and found the noise level too high. Unable to carry on conversation without leaning over the table.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Beach House is one of very few restaurants in the Victoria area that actually is on the water. It is a perfect place to take out of town visitors because the view is lovely. Day time eating would be best because of the view. Lots of menu variety. Service was good, wine list adequate.

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YM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming hostess, great food, great service (Julie), breathtaking ocean views, pleasant atmosphere, available parking close to restaurant, uncomplicated/efficient reservation process, all in all a great eating experience. Thank you.

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MO
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, and atmosphere. The view is amazing. Try the ribs!!!

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CM
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great occasion at this neighbourhood gem. Our server Helen took care of our needs and the meals were fantastic- we will be back

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The location of the Beach House is spectacular - right on the beach overlooking the Georgia Straight out towards the San Juan Islands. So beautiful! Too bad the food at this restaurant doesn't come close to matching the ambience - it has so much potential. I've been here at least 10 times over the past three years and each time it disappoints in some way. They need to 'up their game' in terms of food quality and preparation. Always feels somewhat amateurish in terms of both presentation and taste. Recently they raised their prices across the menu and the food definitely doesn't justify the pricing. So much potential, it's just too bad - it could one of Victoria's top rated restaurants.

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PP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I find this a beautiful restaurant but the evening menu is very limited if you don’t want a main or appy. It’s either a pizza (delicious but too oily), salad or fish n chips (portions small).

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CD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much and the service was very good, which made our special occasion just great! The cauliflower soup was outstanding, and so was the salad. Our entries (paella for me, special pasta for him) were extremely salty however. The quality of the ingredients and the presentation were wonderful, just way too salty. We definitely will go back!

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love coming to the Beach House. We lived in Cordova Bay as kids and it’s very nostalgic for us.
The staff are very accommodating and friendly, the food delicious.
We took or mother for her 95th birthday lunch, which she enjoyed thoroughly along with 2 glasses of excellent Chardonnay.
The staff surprised her with a wonderful complimentary chocolate dessert, complete with candle.
We’ve been to the Beachhouse many times and have never been disappointed.

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good service, great food and wonderful views!! Thankyou for a wonderful night!!

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B
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service to go along with a beautiful ocean view. Food was delicious

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal at the Beach House. Service was good as usual and the food was excellent.

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Food was great.
Thank you.

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RW
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Our first visit to the Beach House was a very good experience. Great views, well-appointed dining room and attentive service. A small but interesting selection of house-crafted cocktails was complemented with a varied wine list that included quite a few local wines. The dinner menu had options for everyone, but had a strong focus on seafood: not surprising considering it's beachfront location.

The only downsides we found were the TV's on the upper level and an out-of-control three year old child that seriously impacted the dining experience for all the unfortunates in his vicinity.

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SQ
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Disappointed that we had a reservation for 5:30 p.m. (early in the evening) and the kitchen was already out of Risotto!

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MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great spot for Sunday brunch without the lineups. Amazing views and just a short drive from Victoria!

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JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time. Will be back again and again. Our sever Niki was great and we met up with a few frienda too. It was a great day to see the Bay.

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BT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had low expectations of a restaurant with such a superb location but I was very wrong.
Good food and affordable. There was a large age range at our table and we all enjoyed the whole experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoy coming to The Beach House when I am in Victoria!

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a good experience. A nice bday dessert was included. I really like that idea!

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GJ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly service. The menu had a nice variety of items to choose from. Good portions. We enjoyed the fresh sheet entre a seafood risotto and it was amazing.

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
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 on September 22, 2018
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 on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carla and the staff made for a fun evening

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LW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
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
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

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