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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
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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222 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably the best restaurant on the island. A bit on the too-pricey side but the food and service were very good. At least the portions were sizable. Everything was clean and classy so it was a nice experience.

Thank K L
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dave & Colleen operate an amazing kitchen - we ended up eating there every meal during our stay at Mayne Island Resort as the menu had a wonderful selection, the servers were friendly and attentive and the food was so delicious!

Thank Sally L
Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With a small child in tow, we arrived early at the Bistro. Just as well, because within half an hour, the place was filling up, and we noted a fair number of tables had been reserved. No matter, a high chair was produced and orders placed. The food was excellent. The prawns with lime and garlic cream sauce were superb,... More 

Thank John S
Langley, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bennett Bay Bistro a couple of times but we chose to visit a bakery and take out food from the grocery store after. It is okay but the staff do not appear to be happy and in one instance there was a bit of a moment between two staff members. The food is okay and understandably the... More 

Thank burnsk2017
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bistro, I think some of the reviewers expect too much. Had lunch, dinner, drinks at the bar and takeout. The prawns with lime first rate, the soups homemade delicious and clearly labled. The staff were fun, and enjoyed chatting at the bar with locals. A consistent theme of our visit was the friendliness of everyone. Not expensive,... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was Loud . Was hoping for a quiet dinner with a view . Instead found myself wincing at the shrieks from the child at the table next to me and the din of voices and dishes of other patrons . Food was mediocre. View was amazing but could not appreciate it as the atmosphere was anything but amazing... More 

Thank MrsSJF
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Chowell951
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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 

Thank Daryl1949
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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!

Thank lellybean
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank familyoffiveCalgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Canadian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
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?