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Simonholt Restaurant

€€ - €€€, , American
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five gals get together on a Friday for lunch. Simon Holt's is one of our favorites, the Friday "special" baron of beef dip is more than good, so it's the usual choice, however many more delights are on the menu. The wine is a little...More

Thank 351daisy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came in for drinks and appetizers for there happy hour, Shelby my server was very attentive, very friendly and made me feel welcomed at her bar. Happy hour food menu had a good selection and drinks were a great value. Happy hour is from...More

Thank Leah V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner Saturday, November 11. We made a reservation 9 or 10 days prior. When we arrived we were taken to a booth which seats 4 people and a small table was placed at the end to accommodate our party of 6. It this wasn’t...More

2  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to this restaurant a few times over 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. However this was nothing like it used to be. We ordered 3 items and they were all tasteless. The calamari was mostly greasy batter, the chicken caesar wrap...More

Thank Victoria W
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and let us know the problems we have. Would you please call me at 250933338? Can you tell me the date you came to the restaurant and other details? Then we can lock the issues. I will definitely be taking...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the weekend before Halloween we booked a table on Simomholt restaurant to join the Halloween party they offered on Saturday. I had read positive reviews about this restaurant which we ever had visited, so we had good expectations. The first impression was little dissapointed....More

Thank NewlyTina
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Newly Tina. I am sorry you did not care for the Salsa Night. It is run by The DJ not Simonholt but it seems that night reflected bad on us. Please try our restaurant again. We have launched some new menu items this week...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I would have to agree with previous review. Simon Holt is slipping. Last week I went for dinner. Ordered Seafood Fettucini for $27.00. The menu mentioned prawns, halibut and salmon. I got my order and noticed I got five prawns and a whiff of halibut...More

1  Thank Malcolm W
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Malcom! I have been away and just got back. I am sorry for your experience at Simonholt. I am reviewing the seafood portion with the chef. It is all weighed and portioned so I am thinking that something went wrong with your dish. It...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Cannot believe the hype about this restaurant! Never ate such awful tasting food anywhere! Prawns had black sooty stuff on them and tasted like dirty grill, and the black gut thing was still attached to them! Salad had a distinct bitter taste and no other...More

1  Thank Renata M
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Sorry for your experience. It is very unlike our food to go out like that.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

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
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Well not a great birthday experience! Did you mention any of this to your server? Did you ask to speak to a manager to correct any of this? So sorry we will strive to do better in the future but I wish you would have...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 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 10 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef 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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