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Bridgemans Bistro

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740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1, Canada (Mill Bay Road)
+1 778-356-3568
11:00 - 21:00
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a pleasure to go to a restaurant where you can actually enjoy the food.Have been a couple of times now and enjoyed the food and the excellent service.The location on the Bay is just so impressive.The bill at the end of the meal was surprisingly reasonable.This restaurant is strongly recommended.There are no negatives-only positives.

Thank richard t
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The atmosphere is pleasant and the service friendly but the food lacks a bit. The clam chowder had a curious piquant flavor which I didn't care for. Overall, a nice place to chill at.

Thank Julian L
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Mom and I visited for dinner. We were seated at a terrific table facing the marina. The prosecco was delicious. My mom had the noodle bowl and I tried the cioppino. We were both very happy with our meals, the service was excellent.

Thank EdmontonTraveller2
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was very busy (always the sign of a good place to eat) but the overall experience was just a touch lacking. When we arrived for our reservation we got the first available table, unfortunately, it was next to the door and proved to be a chilly place to sit. We weren't lucky enough to be seated in the... More 

Thank cjb695
Hinton, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful place to sit and watch people coming and going.The food is good and the servings sizes very good.Very decent servers.

Thank wendy c
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We do have a rule of thumb....a fabulous view...does not mean fabulous food....in fact it often compromises it. Bridgemans has an amazing location...right over the water. On a sunny day....even on a rainy one, it is fabulous. On previous visits we had ordered pasta with seafood and we were not disappointed. However on our last visit we stepped outside the... More 

Thank lillypuggles
Merle E, Manager at Bridgemans Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Our Bistro Burger and Meat Loaf Club are usually very well received and on the top seller list. Our menu changes twice a year...Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Our Spring/Summer Menu will be introduced very soon with some fresh new tastes! I hope there will be something to please your palate. Merle More 

Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Most places with a view like this would lean heavy on the location and cheap out on the food. Not here. The menu was varied and many dishes looked really appealing. Someone here knows their stuff. The beer selection was impressive. The wine list was also excellent with many good choices by the glass. I had the noodle bowl which... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Merle E, Manager at Bridgemans Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review...we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Mill Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Bridgemans is our go to spot for casual or fine dining. It somehow manages to do both well. When people visit us from out of town this is the first bistro spot we take them to. It is warm and friendly. We have even used their catering for a wedding event and the food was spectacular. Our absolute favourite spot... More 

1 Thank MamaBear2526
Mill Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food was just ok and when your paying a little more than normal, you expect better food. Great view, great atmosphere, great staff.

Thank AllForTheFam
Cobble Hill, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I go here quite often ..... great setting, great food, and friendly staff. This establishment is one of two in the area that we visit on our special occasions. As a local, I recommend this place!

2 Thank MPalmer2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1, Canada
    (Mill Bay Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Mill Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 778-356-3568

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