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“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club - CLOSED

Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club
Price range: US$40 - US$44
Cuisines: Canadian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Enjoyed the new lunch menu can't wait to go again
I have just learned that Marcus' is now open for lunch as a Bistro with a lower price offering. Yahoo, as we love our Saturday lunches and can now include Markus'.


thank Markus

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Dave C
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you for your positive comments Dave. We appreciate you taking the time to post them. Really happy you enjoyed lunch. m
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  • English first
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English first
Kamloops, Canada
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderfully down to earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were out driving about today doing some site seeing and ended up here for lunch. At first we were a bit skeptical as it's a little out-of-the-way place but thought we'd give it a shot. After reviewing the menu, we ordered at the counter and sat down where we could overlook the waterfront while watching a variety of birds that visited the property.

Our food arrived in take out containers which for us is very unusual but we also thought it was brilliant and appreciated that they were environmentally friendly containers that could be either burned or recycled! Loved that!

We ordered the clams, the shrimp cocktail, the wilted romaine lettuce, shrimp cakes and a skewer of garlic prawns. Almost everything came with a nice salad of basic greens with lovely dressings and there was nothing left to take home between the two of us. The only regret we had was that we accidentally did not tip them and we really do feel bad about that as it was a fantastically healthy meal, served with pride and we left feeling full but not "stuffed".

If you're looking to experience real food with real flavor in acute little out-of-the-way place, you want to eat here as we feel it was priced very fairly for the amazing quality.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank DannieCade
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Tips are not expected, but always appreciated, and your kind words about our establishment is far more valuable than any monetary amount could be. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit. Safe travels!
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vancouver
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in a Small Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The local tourist information office suggested Markus' for lunch following our visit to the Sooke Potholes. Markus' is a small establishment that serves up some very tasty food from a small selection. We were surprised to see grilled romaine (a treat around our house) on the menu and were pleased at how it was done! Our table also had the (very tasty) oven roasted potatoes, fresh local muscles and a meatloaf ciabatta. The portions are large and reasonably priced. If we were to spend a weekend in the Sooke area, we'd be mighty tempted to join them for their set menu.

Visited March 2014
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Thank skyguyVancouver
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to make such a positive comment on our new venture, we truly appreciate it.
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Sooke, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Happy for the Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Dinners at Markus' have always been excellent. This is not a "once a week" restaurant as the menu prices are pricy, worthwhile but pricy. However, I have just learned that Marcus' is now open for lunch as a Bistro with a lower price offering. Yahoo, as we love our Saturday lunches and can now include Markus'.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank PhotofunJRD
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Michael G, Manager at Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thank you for your positive comments, we look forward to your visit to our new bistro.
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Halifax, Canada
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tasty and amazing wooden whale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is one of the two best restaurants in the Sooke area, and well worth visitjng. The food was superb, and we enjoyed the wine pairing that went with it. The ambience inside was nice, but not spectacular. But the outside entrance with an amazing wooden whale carving was almost worth the price of the meal itself.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Steven C
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