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“A dining experience you won't want to miss in Nanaimo BC” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro at Westwood Lake - CLOSED

Bistro at Westwood Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“A dining experience you won't want to miss in Nanaimo BC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Bistro at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo is a very special restaurant. Not only is the food superb but the location is idyllic.
On different occasions, we have sampled many items from the lunch, dinner and dessert menus.
My favorite is the local Dungeness crab cake sparked with a wasabi aioli, accompanied by a green salad. The fish taco with an accompanying chipolte sauce is superb. For a heartier entree try the Pork tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto and hazelnut pesto.

Chocolate buffs will love the Dark Truffle chocolate tart served with chantilly cream.
Another favorite of ours is the luscious vanilla bean cream brulee.

In good weather, reserve a table on the deck which overlooks Westwood Lake.

During cooler weather, it is a treat to dine in the well-appointed dining room that overlooks the lake

Gaetan knows wine and the wine list reflects his knowledge.

  • Visited June 2014
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Ajijic, Mexico
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We've eaten at the bistro numerous times and we always leave happy. The setting on the lake, the food, service and atmosphere just cannot be beaten. And they offer very good value. For those of you who haven't been there or think it might be too expensive, please note that in addition to their regular menu, they offer each evening a fixed price 3 course menu (about $30) which I have had on several occasions, and it is just as delicious as any dish on their regular menu. Try this restaurant; you will love it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely setting for a delicious meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Consistently good food, view of the lake can't be beat on a nice day, especially if it is warm enough to sit outside!

  • Visited June 2014
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Lantzville BC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Delicious lunch in a beautiful setting. Great wine selection, and prompt, efficient but unobtrusive service! Ann and Bre will be back!

  • Visited June 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
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“Thanks again, as always it was fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We enjoyed yet another great evening at the Bistro........beautiful spring evening, nice lake view, great service, fabulous menu..........and very nicely priced. I would recommend this great place to anyone, consistently top notch.

  • Visited May 2014
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