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Bistro 694

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694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-752-0301
16:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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112 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard high praise for this place so thought we'd try it. The experience gave me food for thought as well as for my stomach. If you're looking for a pleasant venue, excellent service, very competently prepared cocktails and food, a respectable wine list and a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, this little restaurant is just the place for you. But other... More 

1 Thank JHBrewer
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now. Hearing good things about it, and looking for a fine dining restaurant in Qualicum Beach, I had to give it a try, and I am very glad I did! I am a retired Travel Agent and before that worked as a F+B Manager with Hilton International, so I... More 

Thank hartsecundas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed dining here over the past couple of years as we decided whether to move to the area. We are here now and still enjoying coming to this Bistro. Excellent food and service. Never been disappointed.

Thank Catherine L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very busy small restaurant in Qualicum Beach. You Do need a reservation. We had a early evening sitting. Quiet and cosy. Service when you expect(not pushy) and quick. Nice sequence of courses. Fodd excellent

Thank George H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dining experiences in Qualicum are pretty limited, so unless you feel like pub food it's difficult to find superior quality without it being pretentious. I felt like I had entered a bistro on the Mediterranean. As soon as you walk through the door the smells get your mouth watering. There is a rustic ambience and the staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Janice D
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have eaten here at least 3 times and have always enjoyed the experience. It has a quaint and funky interior with a fabulous wait staff. Have enjoyed various appys and entrees and can't recommend just one. Patrons have to realize that this is a bistro and as such you are not getting high-end furniture, just high-end food, and high-end service.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I found this place on a whim on a lonely, cold, rainy winter evening after a long drive. I walked in and luckily they had room for one with no reservation. The lamb stew aligned perfectly with my mood but I can say wholeheartedly I think it would be great any time. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive and... More 

Thank Highflung
Nanoose Bay
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We read the excellent reviews on this Restaurant and were so pleased to make a reservation and excited to take special friends out to dinner. We left feeling disappointed as the meals were very average, the pasta special was fine and the service good. However nothing out of the ordinary. Probably would recommend this Bistro for lunch but not for... More 

1 Thank ConConNanoosebay
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a well hyped restaurant in QB so we thought we would try it for dinner. We were disappointed with the food and atmosphere - fruit flies everywhere, uncomfortable furniture for a fine dining restaurant. I had steak which was low on the scale of the quality and flavour given the price. To be fair we may have ordered... More 

1 Thank Ron C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We both had the rack of lamb as our entree--it was cooked medium rare,just the way we both like it. It was just before Christmas,& we enjoyed the Christmas decorations & the open fire. The restaurant was almost full,leading to a warm,cosy ambience.The service was excellent,but not obsequious as in some French restaurants.

Thank Sylvia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
International, Seafood, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-0301

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