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“it doesn't get much better”
Review of Deep Cove Chalet

Deep Cove Chalet
Ranked #4 of 83 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Brentwood Bay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“it doesn't get much better”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This beautiful dining room has been in business since the seventies(possibly earlier) for a good reason. The waterfront location and the beautiful garden that surrounds it are without comparison but so is the food. Five of us enjoyed a dinner which exceeded our expectations. Our server was wonderful; attentive in a low key, non-annoying way but with a good sense of humour. His service and the delivery from the busy kitchen was amazing. Our dinners ran the gamut for four courses and each of us swooned from one course to the next. The menu is extensive as is the wine list; go prepared to have a gastronomic experience!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Glorious lunch”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Took us a few wrong turns to find the place because the GPS couldn't find the road. Once we were there it was definitely worth the drive up from Victoria. Beautiful property right on the water. We were shown to a waterfront table. Craig explained the daily specials and answered our questions. We both had the seafood salad sans the clams. Unless you have a very healthy appetite, you may not be able to finish it. We have butterflies shrimp for lunch tomorrow. We wish we had enough room for desert. GREAT selection. Will be back for dinner next week!

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Bonjsc
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“what a glorious setting for a delicious lunch!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Take the drive out in the country, arrive at The Deep Cove Chalet through their marvellous curved driveway on either side are large lime-green leaved Frisia trees. What an idyllic setting on the ocean, in the sunlight, tucked away looking out on peaceful Deep Cove. The oceanview garden patio is surrounded by voluptuous gardens, rose arbours and an expanse of lawn before the sparkling sunlit ocean. Absolutely dreamy!!! The patio garden is an unbelievable setting for a summer lunch. Delicious cheese souffle, prefaced with an avocado & grapefruit salad. HEAVEN!-LY!! What a perfectly romantic lunch! YUM!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank muchmusic
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exceptional if you like classic French cuisine”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Of course the setting looking out on the quiet cove and surrounded by beautiful gardens is a delight. So is the warm, inviting dining room itself. But it is the food that is really outstanding, especially if you enjoy dishes cooked in the tradition of classic French cuisine. Our group had the roast duck in sour cherry sauce, the rack of lamb and the fresh halibut baked with slivered potato skins along with a range of succulently prepared veggies. Each of us proclaimed his/her dish was among the best ever tasted. Ok, on the pricey side but worth it. Dog friendly too.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Vvmjr
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Kitchener, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Gem on Vancouver Island”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Deep Cove Chalet is truly a gem to visit. Set on a cove that is so tranquil and beautiful one can gaze across the water or let their eyes wander within at the intricate decor and find a peaceful comfort yet feel they are in an Austrian Chalet. The food selections are broad and tasty, not to mention served with artistry and uniqueness. Having traveled from Ontario, Canada on occasion just to do dinner at this fine establishment, and thinking of past meals here, has me salivating like Pavlov's dogs! With a selection of over 4,000 bottles of wine to choose from, added to the salads and main courses, oh and the decadent desserts if one has room make The Deep Cove Chalet a place to visit often if you live nearby or are visiting Vancouver Island for any reason. Just 3 km from the Victoria airport this place is hidden and truly unknown to most residents of B.C. One just has to add this establishment onto their travel manifest!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Stuart M
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