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Simonholt Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tonight we visited Simon Holt for the first time and we were so impressed! Our server was very efficient and friendly. She introduced herself as Gabby and showed to know what she was doing! Seeing my drink empty she immediately brought me a water without...More

Thank Karli S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch, service was good as was the food. Prices are about average for the Island and had a decent menu. One thing of note was that the Caesar salad is the best I've had in a long time. Our second visit and will...More

Thank travelguyCanada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Menu, lots to choose from for everyone in the family. Loved happy hour. Great place to watch the Canadian Juniors bring home the Gold medal!! Great decor, cozy, warm, and fantastic service. Could see how this would be a local favorite. Great job.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner with some old friends we hadn’t seen in awhile. We had the recommended special which was the Tai Curry with seafood and Salmon Wellington. The Curry was very good and very colourful! The Salmon Wellington was good but I thought it’s was a...More

Thank Jacquie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to shout out to Sam who served us. He did an excellent job!! He was very attentive and on top making sure our meal was as good as can be and drinks kept up, also very pleasant and had a very positive experience...More

Thank Chrystal N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a year since we last had a meal here and decided to try it yesterday evening. Past experience always fulfilled the desires of our taste buds. As a starter we had the Shrimp Cerviche served with nacho chips. It was very good...More

Thank lyricalwave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my partner worked for this employer, the chef paid him only minimum wage, despite him having over thirty years experience. His hourly wage was never increased by the time he left to obtain better employment elsewhere. From personal experience, I thought the chef was...More

Thank fmcm014
Marilyn_Holt, Public Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, When you partner came to apply the dishwasher . He knew this job is minimum wage. He only stayed a couple of months and left without any notice. How can we give him more chance to prove himself?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recently one of 72! retired people who gathered here for the 4th time for a Christmas brunch. The buffet menu was varied, hot and tasty,something for everyone. The food was labelled for gluten, dairy. The price was reasonable. The service for coffee and...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Mondays the restaurant offers 30% off on seafood which is a great deal. We ordered mahi mahi, one of which was opaque rather than fully cooked. They were professional enough to get me a new one.

Thank Annie J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Five gals get together on a Friday for lunch. Simon Holt's is one of our favorites, the Friday "special" baron of beef dip is more than good, so it's the usual choice, however many more delights are on the menu. The wine is a little...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef 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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