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Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar
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Ranked #10 of 140 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$33
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Argyle
Transit: Bus stops at entrance
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!
Victoria, Canada
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Spent the day at the spa and stopped into the restaurant before heading back to Victoria. Amazing view, creative (and delicious) cocktails and fresh food.

Highly recommended! Make sure to try the earl grey martini and shuck a fresh oyster!

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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We've enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at the Breakwater on a number of occasions, but this time we had a limited amount of time at lunch and ordered off the menu. I ordered a bowl of their chowder and it was fabulous! Lots of tender chunks of fish, clams and mussels in the shell, prawns... The broth was not too thick and very tasty. Yum!

  • Visited September 2013
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London
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Really nice spot to have lunch or dinner. We were impressed by the food (salmon teriyaki), it was delicious. There were plenty of tables by the window which had a lovely view of the ocean. The decor was nice, appeared recently done. Service was good, although the waitress was a little awkward.

There is a deal with the Spa, $69 for the hydropath and a lunch main (shown on their website), this was a great deal for the combo. Booking is required.

  • Visited September 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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323 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Just misses 5 stars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

My wife and I had dinner here during our stay at the Kingfisher Resort. I was happily surprised by the quality of the menu, and ultimately the quality of the food.

We shared the mussel appetizer. The mussels were sweet and succulent and not over-cooked. My salmon dinner had great flavors. The salmon was slightly over-done, but still moist and flavorful. My wife's halibut was also done just a bit much, but was flakey and delicious.

We each had a dessert, which is not our custom. My mixed berry dessert and her Pavlova were very tasty.

All of the dishes were beautiful to look at and nhad good flavors. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is the high price. But I have paid more for food that wasn't this good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Courtenay, BC
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unbelievably Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

The seafood was perfect, and we loved the creative use of squid ink. The chefs here obviously know what they're doing :) service was great, everything was timely, and we couldn't have been more satisfied with the meal.

Visited August 2013
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