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Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada (Argyle)
+1 250-338-1323
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Having a restaurant on site is nice so you don't have to leave the hotel if you're on an overnight getaway. Unfortunately the restaurant isn't quite what the website makes it out to be. It is newly renovated, but the Ocean 7 side lacks personality/ambience. The view of the water is very nice. Service is poor and unpolished. We were... More 

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2 Thank Travelbug13Canada
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Travelbug13Canada! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is regretful to hear that there were a few temperature issues and that the service was not up to par. I want you to know that I take situations such as this very seriously and am extremely passionate about the experience our guests have at... More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing experience.....the food was fantastic, they nailed the cocktails and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the bistro and you can't dismiss the view.

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Thank Dana M
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi DanaM! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is truly appreciated. It is wonderful to hear that you loved the cocktails and felt the service was outstanding. This is always what we strive for, and it is so reassuring to hear directly from our guests when they have a fantastic time. I hope... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went on Friday evening for a birthday celebration The food was exceptional The service was excellent We will be back

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Thank KimSlenoPhotos
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food and service was exceptional. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the team as well as to our Chef. We are so excited to be able to help our guests celebrate special... More 

Comox, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The new chef is worth his weight in gold and wanted to lick my plate the sauce was so good. All plates arriving in dining room looked stunning and so desireable it was difficult to make selections. However unlikely to return as the new decor is so hideous, creating a rather unsettling ambiance - or lack thereof. Hard edged, dark... More 

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1 Thank Wesedo
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Wesedo! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food was outstanding. I feel truly blessed to work with such a talented Chef! I will be sure to pass your feedback along to him. I do however, hope your feelings regarding the decor will not... More 

Parksville, Canada
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went there for the spa, then went for lunch. The atmosphere is west coast, the service is excellent, and the staff are friendly and helpful...but, the reason I would go back whenever I am in the area is because the food was excellent. We both had the steak and it was grilled to perfection, with garlic, onions, mushrooms and... More 

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Thank normpimm
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Norm! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food and service was excellent. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the team as well as to our Chef. The steak sandwich is most definitely one of my favorites too and I... More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The place with the best view, now has 2 NEW restaurants with the best food and drinks in town. I used to visit the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa for the spa... but now I would come over from Vancouver just for the food...it is world class! My girlfriend and I decided to head over to the Island for the... More 

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1 Thank worldtrader88
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Worldtrader88! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food was exceptional and the wait staff knowledgeable and attentive. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the team as well as to our Chef. I feel truly blessed that I... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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620 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The Breakwater is no more and in its place is Oceans 7 as well as the Aqua Bistro and wine bar. When we went they had been open just a few days and one of the servers mentioned we are still working out the kinks. That being said we were willing to overlook the small things. The menu was sufficient... More 

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1 Thank Smoltman
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Smoltman! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I will most certainly pass along this feedback to the chef so that we can look at ways of addressing these points in the future. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed Christina's as your server though as she is definitely one of my best.... More 

Vancouver Island
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We hadn't been to the Kingfisher for a couple of years and were happy to see that the quality and lovely ambience are still excellent. We managed to get reservations even though there were some big office parties seated. Our food came quite quickly and was just delicious. Our servers were friendly, the atmosphere is warm and cosy and very... More 

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Thank Valerica45
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday with family at this unique seaside restaurant with a custom pre-set menu, including wine pairing. The experience was extraordinary with great menu originality, quality, presentation and service. The Chef and staff are to be highly commended.

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Thank islandtime2016
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

One of the best beers at $7 a pint I have ever tasted the Cumberland Red Tape ale.Nice location, good service and excellent food.

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Thank victoriabears

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada
    (Argyle)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at entrance
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-1323
  • This restaurant is at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
Description
Ocean7 Restaurant and AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar located at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa is newly renovated and re-opens in early March 2017.

The new AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar features creative casual shared plates paired with fine wines and signature cocktails, while Ocean 7 Restaurant will focus on West Coast seafood, grain fed meats and fresh organic produce from local sustainable growers and suppliers. The culinary experience will be unparalleled with unique creations from our Executive Chef Nyle Petherbridge, an accomplished Red Seal chef who created menus for some of most successful well known establishments in British Columbia. Your senses will be awakened enjoying tantalizing food for the palate while gazing out to the vast ocean views which was the main focus in the design process.

Spectacular panoramic waterscape views welcome you as you enter the main entrance for the two restaurants. Design elements make use of French provincial flair and modern West Coast accents featuring beautiful wine displays, soft woods, stone and antique tile finishes. Centralized in the AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar is an inviting New York style bar with rich marble countertops sourced from Vancouver Island’s top quarries. On beautiful sunny days, two large garage doors will open up to the patio enticing you to sit outside and bask in the warm sun with breathtaking views of the ocean and the beloved lush Kingfisher gardens. The new oversized outdoor fire pit will be a romantic spot to cozy up to watch the spectacular wildlife and sunsets. The adjoining space, Ocean 7 Restaurant, maintains a fine dining atmosphere with view tables and cozy booths, stair stepped to allow amazing vistas for all.

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, not only a destination Spa Resort, but a destination for a top culinary tasting experience!

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