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La Berengerie - CLOSED

Montague Road, British Columbia VON 1P0, Canada
+1 250-539-5392
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
4 Aug 2014
“New restaurant coming!”
27 Jun 2014
“They're B-AAAAAACK.....Re opening as of July 15, 2014”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Montague Road, British Columbia VON 1P0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

When arriving the restaurant was deserted, which was disappointing! That said, a sign was in place advertising a new taco restaurant coming soon. Nice location, we'll try it next time we come to the island!

Thank Sheabuttah
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Good news for all of the visitors returning to Galiano Island that looked forward to an evening spent dining at La Berengerie. The owner has found a Chef that will be operating the restaurant on her behalf. This will be a great relief for all...More

Thank RalphnRocky
Reviewed 17 April 2014

...this was a hidden gem when it was open but after many years of providing a quality dining experience the owner has decided to throw in the towel.

1  Thank RalphnRocky
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Was visiting Galiano for the first time so my relatives booked a table for the first time to try this restaurant. The food was a mix of OK - the salad, which was totally average, pretty good - the mushroom soup - a bit bland...More

1  Thank SaskWolfhoun
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Here you are on this beautiful Gulf Island enjoying the peace and quiet and beautiful vistas and come across this little jewel of a restaurant! The food was delicious - yes a four course fixed menu - with three choices of the main including a...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 16 August 2013

This quirky little place oozes character and friendliness. The dinner we had was very fine indeed (with lots of local ingredients) and very reasonably priced.

1  Thank Peter96
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We went to La Berengerie for a meal and found the value was pretty good, the food likewise but not outstanding. We both chose the Cornish Hen option for the main and although it was very tasty neither my partner nor I thought it was...More

Thank AbbyEmptyNesters
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Came here in 2011 when I first started coming to the islands, and Galiano was the first. Limited menu. Food is still as good as before, although they still quite often run out of things and don't give you a choice. There is always a...More

Thank GulfIslandsExpert
nico j, Owner at La Berengerie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

To start, I apologies if the experience let you down. Yes its true, we encourage the clientele to use cash or debit, hence we have worked this into the cost of meals, and offer cash or debit discounts (as we pass the savings on to...More

Reviewed 22 June 2013

I've passed this restaurant on my many visits to Galiano Island. We had dinner on June 14th and I had to question why I've waited so long to try the restaurant. It is a different dining experience in that it is very small and intimate....More

Thank vanwriter1958
Reviewed 14 March 2013

a little bit expensive and the waiter was grumpy. I expect a little more for the price. Other than that the atmosphere was niceMore

Thank Lucy R
nico j, Owner at La Berengerie, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

As a sample menu from last night, we had a choice of stuffed organic cornish game hen with a delicious gravy, or seafood gratin (prawns, scallops, halibut cheeks and fresh local link-cod all in the dish with a roasted red pepper pernod sauce)... thats only...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montague Road, British Columbia VON 1P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Galiano Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-539-5392
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Description
AboutLa Berengerie, is the oldest established restaurant on the island, and for good reasons. Quality, charm, taste, value, and all encapsulated in a romantic atmosphere. DescriptionThe establishmentEstablished in 1982, La Berengerie remains one of the most prominent places to eat on Galiano Island. The restaurant was designed and built by the family, whose members still run the business. Much has changed over the years on the island, many things have come and gone (including a whole-lot-of restaurants), but the café and restaurant are the oldest established places to eat on the island, a testament to the dedication, quality and honesty of the place, the chef and proprietors. L'ambiance‘Where else can one, enjoy the perfumes of fine country cooking, feel the warmth of a cat by the open fire, savor a good wine, and all the time while enjoying the unfolding drama of kitchen life…’. This poetic description of the place was left in our guest book, and it nicely sums up La Berengeries' atmosphere. Our older customers will fondly remember Madam, whose charmed demeanor exalted throughout, not only the building, but all of Montague and parts of the south end. Eclectic music permeating in the background, lighting just right, this was/is the place to bring a date, or your wife. The dining room itself, has the warmth of wood and red tiles, the embroided tablecloths, the candles… and yet, one has the feeling that one is dining, ‘en famille’, in fact, one is. The restaurant is still run by the family and proxy members. The cafeBy 1990, the café (La Boheme) was added out the back. With humble beginnings, it was more of a bar and grille that evolved in its early days to a diner repertoire. Even then, 'les boys' cooked out good grub at fair prices.. Glass roof, stone fireplace, good music, west-coast atmosphere, the kind of place where ‘cash was king’, and $6.50 bought you a meal with a side salad. Nowadays.. We haven’t lost our roots, we still have that west-coast easy, fair prices, we still fight the local fire department chief to have the fire lit, but now $14.50 will get you an Indian tali that Punjabi mother in-laws wish their daughter-in-laws would cook for their sons (an actual compliment from a visiting Indian mama…).History Can you really call yourself an establishment if you’ve never had history in the place…? Royalty-the king of Spain dined in the restaurant, movie stars-Jane Fonda, politicians -Christy Clark (premier of B.C), Phil fountain (grand chief of the first nations), Sven Robinson (M.P.), Mike Harcourt (premier of B.C.), and many more…Special patrons Rene Mahlo, Benoit Labbe. Art; the restaurant has both hosted and been used by more than a few local artists as a muse. Among the masters and toilers, Stewart Brands, Keith Holmes. So much more than just French FoodWe were foody before foody was trendy… yet unpretentious. The restaurant remains a set menu, at $35, with home-made bread, soup, salad, choice of entrees (which if we haven’t sold out, including one meat, fish and vegetarian option), dessert and all at a fraction of city prices. The café; offers a variety of ethnic (Thai, Indian as well as…) and fusion dishes. The connoisseur’s/locals choice; if you want more than to just ‘grub up’, and value for money.. Look no further on Galiano. All produce, is local, seasonal and organic when possible.
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