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Simonholt Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , American
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“truffle fries” (6 reviews)
“hotpot” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Made a reservation for a birthday, they agreed to provide a candled dessert. Never got it! Ordered appys, the dinner came, appys were cancelled!! NO ONE noticed or commented on this..... Dinners were dried up from being under the heat lamp.... Will never return to...More

Thank bboersen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food is very good, locally sourced ocean wise and organic as much as possible. It's on the high end of the price range. High quality food.

Thank OMG661
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of the dinners at our table of five appeared to be less than even a half-order, more like a small appetizer. The prawns in the seafood chowder still had half their shell on so had to use my hands to eat the soup. The...More

Thank FairValue360
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Simonholt because we heard that they had blackened salmon on the menu and our birthday girl loved it. When we got there no blackened salmon. When we told them ~no problem the blackened salmon arrived and it was wonderful. My daughter and...More

Thank Elis L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for the first time on Sunday Oct.01. I was expecting to see more customers, but it was not so. My roast beef dinner was alright. However my husband's fish and chips was disappointing. The batter was too heavy and chips...More

1  Thank Reiko S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live music is a regular feature, excellent food at readonable rates, sports TV bar. Great place for a group night out.

Thank scicdb3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had lunch at this restaurant and although I had a previously bad experience this visit was the complete opposite. The food was excellent and our waiter was fantastic. Must have been having a bad day my last visit but this visit was awesome. Will...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in for lunch and had the best beef dip in a long time ,partnered with freshly cut real fries it was perfect.(caution this is a special item only on Fridays ) well worth the trip

Thank blair97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to a Paint Nite event that was held at Simon Holt Restaurant in Nanaimo. The Paint nite experience was awesome! but this review is about the restaurant , food, and service. Everything was great! It was a pleasant surprise! We had actually...More

Thank Lalaj46
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The staff are great! Very attentive and patient as we had our 2 year old with us. Our son was pretty cranky after a long day of driving and the waitress brought him colouring and a toy to keep...More

Thank Grant G
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27 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
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SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.
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