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Simonholt Restaurant

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Bar, Canadian, American
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6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for our anniversary as was taking too long to seat at our first choice. So Simon holt was empty Not a lot of atmosphere. They served us promptly. And brought our food quickly. Waitress friendly but food was very plain overpriced And the place is little more that an overpriced cafe . So disappointing as quite pricey! Had great... More 

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Thank Pioneernana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Simonholt this evening for dinner and had another wonderful meal. The overall experience was as outstanding as it usually is. Truly a nice atmosphere and prompt and helpful staff. Overall a 10 out of 10!

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Thank Dave B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place. Excellent wait staff. There was a medic issue in the kitchen and the staff kept us apprised of the time on our orders. We had the truffle oil fries appy. Outstanding. All dishes were incredible.

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Thank Blaine M
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Simonholt but knowing that they have had performers like PJ Perry entertain, I went with great expectations assuming that this would be similar "class act", the experience was far from it. I booked for supper to start our New Years Eve celebrations. Upon arriving we were issued both the menu and their "specials", however... More 

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Thank 2ourest
British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a gift card so decided to use it. Went on a Friday night but it wasn't busy. Placed our order and proceeded to wait about 25 min for our meals to arrive. The food was average at best. Probably wouldn't be looking to return unless we record another gift card.

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Thank dieselkitty
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried this restaurant several times and still have not a meal good enough to change my mind. It is not worth the price and my food has been consistently underwhelming.

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Thank lala405
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Simonholt reasonably often - three or four times a year. The menu is not huge, but there is lots of variety and each item is prepared to be different from what you will get from any other restaurant. Service is the perfect balance of attentiveness without being intrusive; staff are friendly and more than willing to assist... More 

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Thank Jerry D
Nanaimo
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go here frequently as the staff is super kind to us. We are pretty sensitive to this when we have our little one in tow! The food is always great and the kitchen will make modifications as needed. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Kimberly R
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Food is unimaginative and normal restaurant fare. Service is good but I find food is overpriced. Have given this restaurant three chances in the last year or so but won't try again

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Thank gary m
nanaimo
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

So it's Xmas season... Friday... so busy when I walk in. Parking lot full. Lunch time. I am alone as I'm waiting for friend to join me. I'm seated very quickly at a table for two , presented with menus and cutlery , and left alone for almost 15 minutes .. I grab a passing waiter and ask him if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
Description
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.

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