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Bistro 694

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694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-752-0301
Wed - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very busy small restaurant in Qualicum Beach. You Do need a reservation. We had a early evening sitting. Quiet and cosy. Service when you expect(not pushy) and quick. Nice sequence of courses. Fodd excellent

Thank George H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dining experiences in Qualicum are pretty limited, so unless you feel like pub food it's difficult to find superior quality without it being pretentious. I felt like I had entered a bistro on the Mediterranean. As soon as you walk through the door the smells get your mouth watering. There is a rustic ambience and the staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Janice D
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have eaten here at least 3 times and have always enjoyed the experience. It has a quaint and funky interior with a fabulous wait staff. Have enjoyed various appys and entrees and can't recommend just one. Patrons have to realize that this is a bistro and as such you are not getting high-end furniture, just high-end food, and high-end service.... More 

Thank BHFarm
Seattle, WA
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place on a whim on a lonely, cold, rainy winter evening after a long drive. I walked in and luckily they had room for one with no reservation. The lamb stew aligned perfectly with my mood but I can say wholeheartedly I think it would be great any time. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive and... More 

Thank Highflung
Nanoose Bay
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the excellent reviews on this Restaurant and were so pleased to make a reservation and excited to take special friends out to dinner. We left feeling disappointed as the meals were very average, the pasta special was fine and the service good. However nothing out of the ordinary. Probably would recommend this Bistro for lunch but not for... More 

Thank ConConNanoosebay
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well hyped restaurant in QB so we thought we would try it for dinner. We were disappointed with the food and atmosphere - fruit flies everywhere, uncomfortable furniture for a fine dining restaurant. I had steak which was low on the scale of the quality and flavour given the price. To be fair we may have ordered... More 

Thank Ron C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We both had the rack of lamb as our entree--it was cooked medium rare,just the way we both like it. It was just before Christmas,& we enjoyed the Christmas decorations & the open fire. The restaurant was almost full,leading to a warm,cosy ambience.The service was excellent,but not obsequious as in some French restaurants.

Thank Sylvia K
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

With only one server, one chef and one hostess/server, this small intimate restaurant produces some of the finest meals. As many of the ingredients as possible are sourced locally, so they are fresh and tasty. Their signature entrée is the butter chicken, the rest of their entrées cover the whole gamut of pork, seafood and Alberta beef. All dishes have... More 

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Definitely on the higher side price wise but the service was exemplary and the food quality and presentation was excellent. Our only complaint was the outside temperature was cold and being seated by the front panels, which can open in the summer, we had drafts. We will return for special occasions but will request an inside table if in the... More 

Thank Richard A
Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This bistro never disappoints. The food is perfectly prepared, the service top notch and the intimate, warm ambience is welcoming. We had late arriving dinner guests that the restaurant graciously accommodated. This in turn made our daughter's birthday extra special. We are very lucky to have this restaurant in Qualicum!

Thank Helen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
International, Seafood, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-0301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?