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“Always worth a visit when in Tofino”
Review of Beachfront Bistro

Beachfront Bistro
Ranked #29 of 56 Restaurants in Tofino
Price range: US$10 - US$21
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Beach Front Bistro at the Tin Wis Resort offers a stunning view of McKenzie Beach and surrounding area. We are a fully licensed restaurant with an outdoor patio. Our Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu's offer a large selection of all types of cuisine. The prices are affordable and both the facilities and menu's are family friendly. We take reservations and group bookings and always make room for the last minute guest. Please visit us at our TinWis Website, online to view all of our menu's and other resort information.
North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
378 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit when in Tofino”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My wife and I visit Tofino reasonably regularly as our daughter lives there. We normally go to several restaurants while we are there and one which we almost always return to is the Beachfront Bistro at Tin Wis.

On this visit we were in a rush as our daughter had to go to work. We asked the server if we could be served quickly and she said it would be no problem. And it wasn't. Our meal arrived quickly and lived up to the quality that we have come to expect at Tin Wis.

For those of you who have not been to this restaurant, it really is worth a visit if only for the view. The dining room has lots of windows that look out on a spectacular vista of trees with the Pacific Ocean right behind. Something new for us on this visit was a well constructed glassed-in outdoor area. It looks like a nice place to spend part of an afternoon or evening.

The restaurant is very clean and well decorated. Service is always friendly and efficient and a number of the servers have been there for many years. The food seems to be consistently good and quantities are plentiful. Overall it is a great place to spend some time.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank BCtourists
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Ted B, Manager at Beachfront Bistro, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear BCTourists,

Thank you for the honest and detailed review. It makes us happy that people when returning to Tofino include the Beachfront Bistro as one of there must visit places. We are also happy that during your last visit although a bit rushed was a quick and pleasant experience that you requested from us.

The new patio is very nice. We have not really been advertising it as it was completed late in the season and we are still working on getting the final finishes in place. We anticipate next year our patio will be a very popular spot not only for our valued tourists but for our regular local crowd as well.

Thanks again for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again.

George G. - F&B Director
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“Excellent Value in a Pricey Town”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I agreed that this was the best dinner we had during our time in Tofino. The view is lovely, the server was attentive and friendly and the food was delicious. Best of all, the prices are very good when compared with other places we had tried in Tofino. The atmosphere was much more relaxed as well. Winner!

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Ted B, Manager at Beachfront Bistro, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Ryegirl74.

Thank you for the review. It is great to hear that people are enjoying our new menu's and continue to be amazed by the views and the location we are in. Truly paradise. We look forward to your next visit, and hope it is as wonderful as this one was.

Thanks again for coming and enjoying the Beachfront Bistro.

George G. - F&B Manager
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“They made us feel like royalty!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Beautiful spot. Amazing food and service. Hands down one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. We even got a table side dessert of flambé made for us which was out of this world delicious. We were not staying at the resort but if the restaurant is an indication of how people are treated then we will be from now on.

  • Visited August 2014
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Ted B, Manager at Beachfront Bistro, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
ToniMaria78,

Thank you so much for the awesome review. It is nice to see positive feedback on the many changes we have made over the last few months and that they are having a positive reflection on customer satisfaction. We will continue to improve on that.

We actually remember your visit. Even though we get hundreds of people through our dining room every week, you did stand out. It was obvious your table of two required a little over the top attention as you both were so very happy and excited to be together in Tofino and enjoying it so much. The flambé at table side is one of my personal favourite things to do for special occasion. I am glad I could make it for you...

Looking forward to your return and please don't hesitate to ask for me and I will ensure that visit is even better.

George G. - F&B Manager
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Duncan, Canada
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“Awesome food, great service!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I have eaten at the Beachfront Bistro on many occasions and it's always been wonderful. The food is awesome, the service is great and the view is amazing--great spot to see the sunset. The new menu is good too because they're more's options--I love that there's a Denver on the breakfast menu now. I travel to Tofino quite bit and definitely will be back to the Tin Wis for another awesome meal!

  • Visited July 2014
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Ted B, Manager at Beachfront Bistro, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Knightrider2014

Thank you for your review of the Beach Front Bistro.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to reading your review the next time you visit. I am especially happy you have commented on our new menu's. There have been many changes to our look, feel and taste and am very happy that people are enjoying them.

Streamlining the breakfast menu and making it easier to have a relaxing breakfast while enjoying the view was of great importance to us.

I am positive the Beachfront Bistro experience will only get better.

Thanks again... George G. F&B Director
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“A pleasant meal”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This restaurant is in the Tin Wis hotel and both the. Service and the food were good. The menu caters for all needs serving pasta, burgers, fish and chips and steak along with a variety of sharing starters and deserts. The food is reasonably priced and the service was friendly without the feeling that you were being rushed.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ted B, Manager at Beachfront Bistro, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Michelle,

Thank you for your review of the Beach Front Bistro. I am happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to reading your review the next time you visit. We recently updated all of our menu's and so far we have had a really good response. As the staff adjusts to the menu changes I am positive the Beachfront Bistro experience will only get better. Thanks again... George G. F&B Director
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