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“Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music at Gowland Harbour Resort”

Gowlland Harbour Resort Dining Room
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My husband and I, along with an out of town quest attended the finale of the Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music at the Gowland Harabour Resort. Not only was the performances of the four musicians extraordinary but the food presented by chef Marianna was some of the finest we have ever had.The ambiance, service and culinary excellence will be an experience unsurpassed by any other. Thank you so much to the staff for such a wonderful time.

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1  Thank Barbara A A
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Food was excellent, with a good choice. Fresh octopus was available (unusual) and we gobbled it up. Nice service from experienced staff. General manager and chef were the same person, and everything came together nicely as a result

1  Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had one of the best meals ever at Gowlland Harbour Resort last weekend.
The only thing missing was my expandable waist fat pants!
We started with fresh oysters....three kinds. Then we had fresh scallops on the shell, Dungeness crab, freshly made melt in your mouth lox, freshly caught rock cod and that was all before the main course!
The fresh caught Coho was also prepared baked with fresh herbs from Marriannas garden.
The chicken breast was delicately seasoned and served atop a meddly of perfectly cooked local vegitables.
As if this wasn't already over the top, we had a Birthday to celebrate, so Marrianna just whipped up the finest chocolate mousse Birthday cake I have ever put in my mouth! Simply Exquisite!
Our guests were still talking about this meal 2 days later ( and regretting having to return to Calgary!)
Thought they couldn't beat the dining we experienced last year when we were visiting...but they did it again! FIRST CLASS.

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2  Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Upon the recommendation of our hostess at a local Quadra Island B&B, we tried the Gowlland Harbour Resort Dining Room. Our hostess explained that the resort opens their Dining Room to the general public upon (a) reservation required & space available....hence the rezzy....Our hostess called and we were accommodated to our pleasure! The dining room is located in the main lodge area, an A-Frame design that allows for lots of natural light and filled with impressive pieces of First Nations Art Work.
The view overlooks it name sake...Gowlland Harbour, and it is one of the most peaceful and tranquil views to be had.
We had a nice 1/2 litre of house wine...nice.....and our appy's were fresh mussels in a white wine sauce and a beautiful salad with poached pear...delish!
Our mains were the fresh and local scallops...again, wonderful.....the chef creates wonderful dishes that utilizes of all fresh bounty of the sea and local gardens.....superb!!!
The service was attentive, without annoying.....we had the pleasure of chatting with the chef after our dinner.
If you get to Quadra Island you MUST try this excellent dinning experience!!

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1  Thank seasonedtraveller14
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The food was excellent and the service was mostly perfect. In my opinion, it's Pacific Northwest dining at it's best! We ate at the restaurant twice and loved both meals (we also stayed at the resort which was a wonderful experience). Every plate was fresh and packed full of flavour! Amazing! Accompanying the lovely spread of food, was a rainbow right in the harbour, directly in front of the property. It really couldn't have been timed better! ;)

The only negative part to the experience was on the first night we had dinner, we ordered the lemon creme parfait for dessert, only to be told they had no more left for the evening. What was disappointing about the service was that moments after we had requested the parfait, we overheard and saw that the table next to us had no problem ordering and receiving the SAME dessert we wanted but were not given. That just didn't seem very fair. While it was a disappointing end to the meal, we came back the next night and had a great meal again. . . . I can appreciate why the dessert was so popular!

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3  Thank Tiffany16
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