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Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada (Argyle)
+1 250-338-1323
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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206 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the bar twice for drinks and snacks and enjoyed it immensely. Stunning views, friendly staff, a limited menu but excellent food and drinks. Then we had dinner in the dining room and again were very pleased with the quality of the service, the presentation and flavor of the different dishes. Again the menu is limited and favors fish... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Incredible presentation, with incredible flavour! We compared with "Locals" and found that both had great service, but the food at Kingfisher surpassed the competition, no contest.

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Thank Jen C
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jen! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is so appreciated and I am absolutely ecstatic to hear that you felt the food and service was great. We have been working so hard to create an amazing experience for our guests and it is always so fulfilling when our guests comment about how... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over Easter weekend, we stayed with family at the incredible Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, overlooking the water in Courtenay. . a culinary, healthy cuisine experience with great value. There was something for everyone at our table... Lots of fresh seafood choices...scallops, jumbo prawns, mussels, and salmon, alternatives for meat lovers...prime rib, lamb and for the fussy kid pallets...sliders, chicken... More 

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Thank Robert G
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Robert! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is truly appreciated. I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed your Easter Dinner and I hope to welcome you back closer to the summer when we add on a few more seasonal dishes for everyone to enjoy. Warmest Regards, Melissa Bell Food &... More 

Comox, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to enjoying a wonderful meal and experience in the newly renovated restaurant. We were not impressed. The restaurant doesn't look welcoming. Whatever was done has made conversations almost impossible as the noise level is terrible. We were moved into the pub side and it was much quieter. We ordered the crab benny and the potatoes were... More 

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1 Thank Judy C
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Judy! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is regretful to hear that there was a few temperature issues. I will pass along this feedback to the chef so that we can look at ways of addressing this in the future. I hope that we can welcome you back soon so that you... More 

New Westminster, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations for lunch for my Mum's birthday. I asked for a window seat. When we got there they had just given away their last window seat to a couple that had just walked in off the street. They then planned on seating us in a dark booth at the back of the restaurant. I asked them what is... More 

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2 Thank BCTraveler154936
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I sincerely apologize for any frustration you may have experienced regarding our window policy. We have tried to create a space where the amazing panoramic view of the ocean is accessible from all vantage points and unfortunately due to the fact that we are a special occasions restaurant,... More 

Winnipeg
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here and do not regret it! Food was fabulous! Enjoyed Calamri as an appetizer as it was delicious. Had the open faced steak sandwhich for lunch and it did not disapoint. The steak was flavourful and tender. I would try the burgers next time as they looked amazing and were humungous. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank tamitrue
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Tamitrue! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is truly appreciated. I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and I definitely recommend that you try the burger next time you visit, as the patty is made from scratch in house and is absolutely amazing! I hope to welcome you... More 

Calgary, Canada
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90 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a restaurant on site is nice so you don't have to leave the hotel if you're on an overnight getaway. Unfortunately the restaurant isn't quite what the website makes it out to be. It is newly renovated, but the Ocean 7 side lacks personality/ambience. The view of the water is very nice. Service is poor and unpolished. We were... More 

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2 Thank Travelbug13Canada
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Travelbug13Canada! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is regretful to hear that there were a few temperature issues and that the service was not up to par. I want you to know that I take situations such as this very seriously and am extremely passionate about the experience our guests have at... More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing experience.....the food was fantastic, they nailed the cocktails and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the bistro and you can't dismiss the view.

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Thank Dana M
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi DanaM! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is truly appreciated. It is wonderful to hear that you loved the cocktails and felt the service was outstanding. This is always what we strive for, and it is so reassuring to hear directly from our guests when they have a fantastic time. I hope... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Friday evening for a birthday celebration The food was exceptional The service was excellent We will be back

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Thank KimSlenoPhotos
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food and service was exceptional. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the team as well as to our Chef. We are so excited to be able to help our guests celebrate special... More 

Comox, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new chef is worth his weight in gold and wanted to lick my plate the sauce was so good. All plates arriving in dining room looked stunning and so desireable it was difficult to make selections. However unlikely to return as the new decor is so hideous, creating a rather unsettling ambiance - or lack thereof. Hard edged, dark... More 

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1 Thank Wesedo
Melissa B, Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Wesedo! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear that you felt the food was outstanding. I feel truly blessed to work with such a talented Chef! I will be sure to pass your feedback along to him. I do however, hope your feelings regarding the decor will not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4330 Island Hwy S | Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9R9, Canada
    (Argyle)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at entrance
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-1323
  • This restaurant is at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
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!

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