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Bennett Bay Bistro

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Canadian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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494 Arbutus Dr, British Columbia V0N 2J1, Canada
+1 250-539-3122
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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dave, the chef, has an extraordinary gift of bringing great flavors to a dinner menu. We tried several items and were so delighted with all the amazing tasty combinations, it was a given we would come back the second night to experience another whole dinner at the resort! Bravo, thanks for making our stay so very enjoyable!

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Thank Chowell951
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location and setting however the ambiance of the restaurant itself was more like fast food. My dinner, Seafood lasagna was runny and oily. Seafood tasted ok. My partners salmon was dry, vegetables old and overcooked, rice wasn't edible. Soup was unrecognizable and tasted even worse. Overpriced and inferior quality. While servers were friendly, we had to ask for cutlery.... More 

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Thank Daryl1949
Victoria
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here every time we visit Mayne Island. We have always enjoyed our meals, and drinks. The staff are warm and friendly and the service is always quick and attentive. I highly recommend the bistro!! And the view is awesome too!

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Thank lellybean
Calgary
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Thrilled with the delicious lunch at this charming location. Amazing views and friendly staff complete the experience!

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Thank familyoffiveCalgary
Parksville, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

While staying at the Mayne Island Resort recently my wife and I had the opportunity to have both lunch and dinner at the Bennett Bay Bistro. The food was very good and beautifully presented. The service was great and the view is exceptional. We loved the big B&W canvas photographs on the walls. In fact a local gentleman noticed us... More 

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Thank bjbster
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Service was excellent. The food was perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Lots of local seafood which was awesome. Nothing to complain about here!!

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Thank shirleyap2015
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have stayed at the Mayne Island Resort and dined at the Bennett Bay Bistro many times in the past. Every time has been a great experience with good food,service and of course the incredible setting overlooking the bay. This was the first time we have been over for New Years dinner however and we were a group of 17... More 

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Thank Kenny S
Ottawa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had to ask for the candle to be lit. Asked for ice for my 1/2 litre of white wine . . . server thought it was to put IN my wine. The salad bar was fairly sad with the two soups being unidentifiable. There were towels, blankets, and rugs hanging from the sprinkler pipes. The lights were quite bright... More 

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Thank Funkeji
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I recently had the misfortune of having a meal at the Bennett Bay Bistro. There are few establishments on the lovely island of Mayne and this restaurant has received numerous positive reviews. I ordered the prime rib and my partner ordered what was called salad nicoise on the menu . I asked for mine medium rare. I received a great... More 

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Thank Anonomoose13
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed at the resort for the weekend and made reservations for dinner for Saturday evening. Our party included 2 vegetarians. There were several options for them and they enjoyed their meals (mushroom burger, fennel-apple salad). I had a pasta dish that was very oil and not that enjoyable, but I was the only disappointed one. The salad bar that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 Arbutus Dr, British Columbia V0N 2J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Mayne Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-539-3122
  • This restaurant is at Mayne Island Resort

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?