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“Amazing seafood bistro at end of Sydney Pier”
Review of The Pier Bistro

The Pier Bistro
Ranked #7 of 89 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pier Bistro in Sidney B.C. is located literally right on the Beacon Pier itself. We offer a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views of the Gulf Islands. We serve unique and tasty entrees like Award Winning Seafood Chowder, Crab Cake Bennies, Gourmet Salads and a variety of Fish n' Chips to name a few.
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It doesn't get much better than this if you want simple well prepared seafood at a reasonable price. The menu is short and sweet with a daily special. I had amazing crab cakes while my companions thoroughly enjoyed fish tacos. The service was very warm, professional, and attentive, but not overbearing. You certainly can't beat the unobstructed waterside views from the Pier Bistro, which only served to enhance the experience. My wife are from eastern Ontario and I were visiting friend, living in the area. The beverage menu is reasonably priced, certainly compared to Ontario, with an appropriate modest selection of wines and craft beers. I would whole heartily recommend the Pier Bistro.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Breakfast at The Pier Bistro was great. Came back for a second time during our trip. Eggs Benedict and Crab Benedicts were great. Good view, plus good, fast, friendly service enhanced the meals. The décor adds to the whole experience.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We got this place recommended. Was nice to walk along the pier and the main street in Sidney to get here. Lots of paid parking around so not a problem to come by car. Only had to wait a few minutes even the place was heaving (1pm on a Monday). The local Beer 'Fat Tug' was great, very refreshing with a lemony zing. Had the crab cakes and the chowder as well as the crab baguette with prawns - very good for a honest, home cooked food. Lovely atmosphere, cosy and simple with lots of wood, good views across the bay as located on the tip of the pier. Definitely a place to experience Canadian hospitality.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

From the menu outside I first thought was pricey....but you get more than your monies worth. The sitting on covered deck on front seemed tight but we had lots of space and great view of waterfront. Service was beyond super fast and both meals were huge.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited for lunch after purchasing fish at the Fish Market (never disappointed there) Went next door to the Pier Bistro for lunch. Very nice setting overlooking the ocean. Pleasant staff. The food in our opinion was over priced for what we got. My wife had a bowl of seafood chowder which was a good silky texture, but too many potatoes, very little seafood and a bland flavour, served with two one inch wedges of pita bread. The tempura prawn burger came with three (maybe four - I can't remember) small to medium prawns. I thought - way too expensive for what I got. We will probably not re-visit the Pier Bistro as there is better value for your money in Sidney.

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