Michael, Kim and family do a great job of making you feel one of the "family" every time we visit their British Empire Store and Restaurant. The service is excellent and the food served in the restaurant is fresh and home made right down to the hand cut chips and the real cod. We travel a lot with work and sample food at restaurants all over Western Canada, theirs is definitely the best Fish & Chips to be found. The service is excellent and Kim certainly keeps you entertained with her "Essex Banter". Fish & Chips aren't the only food on the menu, try the Scotch Eggs, Meat Pies and even Chicken Curry, you won't be disappointed.
A dozen of us were working in the Sardis area and one of the locals suggested Vedder Sushi for lunch. They managed to quickly assemble a large table for 12 in the upstairs part of the restaurant and promptly served us tea as we perused the menu. Once we ordered our individual lunches, miso soups came out and it took about 20 minutes for the sushi plates to start rolling out of the kitchen.
The servings were huge....the tempura plate was stacked high, the combos, bento boxes and specialty rolls were often more than one person could comfortably eat. And the quality was excellent. My nigiri plate was fresh and generous, with large slices of fresh salmon, tuna and poached cuttlefish and prawns, with a few variety nigiri thrown in for effect. We shared around so everyone got a taste of something different. The chef also sent out complementary samplings of some other rolls that I've never tried with beef and crab combos.
Everyone loved their lunch and there were doggie boxes for the leftovers. Price was very reasonable (ca $12-14 each before tip). Next time I'm in the Sardis area, I know where I'll be going for lunch.
Very unsatisfied with their customer service. They don't do anything about complaints and don't seem to care about their customers. The food is the same as all the other Domino's but the charge more so not as good of a value. They also charge more than the other Domino's in nearby cities. I will not be ordering from them ever again!!!
I don't know what happened to the review I did on this restaurant last year.
I find that they are way overpriced for what they offer and the food was not that good. When I commented on it to the waitress she just shrugged her shoulders. I left most of my dinner on the plate and she asked me if I would like to take the remainder home with me. What part of it's not very good didn't she understand.
I do not recommend
I decided to eat here with some friends when i visited British Columbia and it was fantastic. The staff here was very kind and the food was brought to us very quickly and tasted great. I will definitely eat here again when I visit Chiliwack and recommend anyone to eat here. This is now one of my favorites diners to eat at.
I was skeptic when I heard there was a new owner taking over Banners, but I heard good things about the place so I went to check out the place. The renovation done was subtle and nice and felt more modern. I remembered some of the same servers still working there and they were friendly and the service was excellent. I ordered their Steak dinner special. The meal was fantastic and it was way above the quality of what I remembered the place as. I got a chance to see the new owners family as well and they made me feel welcome and felt home. I have high hopes for this place turning out even better than how it used to be and hope it continues that way. I know for a certain I will be going back soon.
Family members asked us to meet them here for dinner. Located in the "downtown" part of Chilliwack there is lots of free parking for evening meals. The decor is modern and clean, with the obligatory red and white checkered tablecloths and subdued lighting. Italian music plays softly in the background, permitting ease of conversation at tables. A good sign is that the washrooms are spotless.
The menu is of course Italian and a decent number of items are on offer. I had the veal and mushroom sauce and was very pleased with the presentation and more importantly the flavors. The chocolate mousse was very good as well. Wine was ordered from a sufficient menu. Side dish portions were just right and prepared wonderfully.
There were four in our party, two of which dine there frequently. At the end of the day, no one had any complaints and all vowed to return at some point. They appear to do a brisk business in the take away department too.
The wait staff were attentive without being bothersome and know their business. Both had pleasant personalities that made us feel welcome. The folks of Chilliwack are indeed fortunate to have this restaurant. I believe it would be a good place for a romantic dinner.
I love to come here and have a nice cup of tea or coffee and use the free wifi and have a delicious scone or even a full breakfast! Can't wait until the weather gets nicer so I can sit outside in the Sun on their open air dining area!
We were pleased when a classy restaurant opened in Chilliwack. We have had weddings, funerals,family
meals here and were pleased with the food. But recently we brought family here for a special occasion
and were very unhappy with our meal. We went back thinking it may have been just that one time. It was
very disappointing again. We will now go somewhere else. The meals are less than mediocre. Service
lacks something as well. It is too bad because the setting on Salish Pond is really beautiful but if your
meal is gourmet price you expect the quality to be gourmet as well. It is not. There are quite a few
good restaurants in Chilliwack. We have given Prestons a lot of our business in the past and will not be going back.
Blue collar, dated decor,located in small strip mall with no major or minor draw.
Lot's of wait staff but somewhat in attentive as they were always talking with each other.
Extensive menu with typical Irish fare.Ordered a jug of Corky's beer[$10.85]with a frozen cylinder inside jug. Excellent idea and brew.Ordered Lamb burger, fries just done [soggy] tastless-3/10. Stir fry [large portion]7/10 ,
steak meal .excellent [no rating] ,fish &chips OK [not rate]. Staff not friendly, felt out of place with all the locals.
Overall Experience rating 3.5/10. Too many other places to try ,I will not be back.
Went here for a birthday party - first time for most of us. We were seated in a quiet area which was nice. Not fancy but a nice ambiance. Waiter was a bit harried but he was on his own with a large group, so I'd say he did his best. We started with the Classic Caesar with lemon parmesan croutons; it was alright but not the best I've ever had, the lettuce was not dried enough so it was wet and the dressing didn't stick to it well.
IFor an entee I had the Wild Salmon on Crab potato mash & Lobster sauce, the salmon was cooked to perfection, I could have had a bit more potatoes and more veggies would have been nice - just served 2 asparagus spears. I did not like that the meal was served in a bowl, it was awkward to eat it properly.
My daughter had the Penne with Chicken in a fresh basil pesto and said it was very tasty. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. I'd say a bit pricey for the size of the meal, but well prepared.
Didn't have any desserts - we had a birthday cake.
I'd like to come back with just a couple of friends and try some of the other menu items.
Bravo has a lovely dining room. The tables are nicely set and well spaced so you can have a private conversation. The candles add a lovely ambiance to the room.
We have dined at Bravo on numerous occasions. This weekends dinner was somewhat disappointing compared to other experiences. The service was just a good as usual but I found some of the food somewhat disappointing. The bread that they served with dinner was not very interesting at all. I remember the bread being considerably better on previous visits. This weekend it was just like plain white and whole wheat bread that you buy at the store, not even a good quality bread. We started off with the chipotle mussels and they are amazing. We seem to always gravitate to this appetizer. It is nice and spicy and the sauce is fantastic. Too bad the bread wasn’t better. They were $14.00. For entrees my husband had the pork tenderloin and he just raved about it. I ordered the wild salmon with crab mash and lobster sauce. It sounds very good. I think I’ve had this dish before and I’ve found it to be very good. This last visit there was just not much flavour to the dish. It tasted like just regular mashed potatoes and the lobster sauce had no taste of lobster to it whatsoever. Hubby tried my dinner and his comment as well was that it was very bland. He was glad he ordered what he did. For dessert we shared a crème brulee. It was probably one of the most disappointing crème brulees that I’ve had. It was very heavy on the flour and had the texture more of a pudding cake than a crème brulee. There was also not much of a vanilla flavour to it. The prices here are very reasonable. Appetizers range in price from $11.00 - $19.00 and entrees range from $19.00 - $31.00.
We asked what the corkage fee on BYOW was going to be and we were told $19.95 for the first bottle and then you negotiate with the owner. I overheard them talking about bringing in some more reasonable wines for their wine list.
I would go back based on previous dining experiences that I’ve had here. I hope this weekends experience was just an off night for them.
We decided to try this restaurant for breakfast. Nobody said good morning to us and our server was very rude and didn't seem to care about us. The food was terrible. The pancakes tasted like they were made from a cheap mix. It took 15 minutes to get our bill. We had to go to the front and ask the person in the kitchen even though they saw we were finished. Our server again didn't seem to care we had waited for a long time. Very disappointed...
We went for dinner on a Sunday night, it was not too busy so we were seated right away. The waitstaff were very attentive and not too bothersome. The decor is modern and very comfortable. The music was a little loud but it was not unpleasant. I started with crab cakes, they were very tasty. For dinner I had the short ribs, they were fall off the bone delicious, it was accompanied by mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe. My companion had a salad that was like no other; lettuces with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, it was served with a sweet raspberry vinagrette - very nice salad but big enough to share! She then had the steak, which was prepared exactly to her liking and was also served with mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe.
We didn't have dessert, but the meal was enough in itself. I will come back when the weather is nicer and we can sit on the patio.
We found this few months ago and have been 3 times. Once for break fast and twice for lunch. Breakfast was good with large portions. However, I remember it took forever to get it.
Lunch- get there early. Line up after about 11:40. We've had burgers, salads, and sandwiches. All good. The fries are crinkle fries and very well done when hot although premade. Salad dressing are homemade and really good, but I think the salads are a bit overpriced - mostly iceberg lettuce. Burgers good and the sandwiches are the best value with fries they're about $3 less than a salad.
I do like the selection of pies each time - quite a few. The pastry is not bad and the value is pretty good. However, honestly, I make much better fruit pies at home. But in the winter it is just fine.
Fun airport atmosphere when the small planes are ladnding. Good solid diner food.
Visiting Clark's was a mistake. It took forever to get a seat, menus and service. The service was slow and incompetent, the server walked around with plates of food, not knowing who he was to serve them to.
Now the food, that was not worth the money. The "Bowl" is a dish that combines potatoes & meats with eggs on top, the eggs came as fried over easy, the server didn't ask how we wanted the eggs, but it would have been too much time and trouble to send it back. I ordered waffles, they looked like frozen ones and were cold and tasteless, the syrup and butter were ice cold so it was not a very appealing meal to say the least. My waffles came when my daughter was half finished her meal.
We were never offered beverage refills, and by the time the server brought a spoon for the coffee it was too late, we used the knife. This restaurant seriously needs a makeover, it is drab and shabby.
No, we will never go back.
Our sports team went to an event and stayed at this hotel. The portions were inconsistent, since the pancakes had 4 pancakes, each around 6 inches in diameter, compared to 4 slices of baguette, for a $1 difference in price. There were four tables for the team. Two of the tables finished eating before we even got our food! We waited an hour for our food, and when it finally came, it was terrible! The pancakes were soggy, the 'fresh' strawberries tasted like they were frozen ones heated up, and it was supposed to come with whipped cream but it didn't. When the whipped cream finally came, it actually tasted good, I must say. My friend had french toast, and it was hard and dry. The servers showed no sympathy on how bad they were and how restless we were and other customers, who were waiting for an hour. We complained, and they didn't do anything. I saw three servers to take one bill to a table. We were late for our sports game, and we were supposed to have arrived 20 minutes earlier. I wouldn't come back, and not just for the wait, but for the service, the way the servers acted and the food quality. If you do come here, don't expect great stuff. Oh and by the way, the hot chocolate wasn't good hot chocolate. It tasted like the instant hot chocolate powder that you just add hot water to.
Just a tad too pricey, but the ambiance was nice and modern.
We had our staff Christmas party at Preston's. They had a nice set-up, quick and friendly service but that was about where the good stopped and the mediocre set in. While the appetizers were alright, they were a little under seasoned (the tomato and bocconcini salad was anyway). the "risotto" in the main was the consistency of mashed potatoes and tasted as salty as if they used packaged gravy in it. I felt sorry for the vegetarians as unfortunately their only option was a huge bowl of the risotto with nothing else to cut the one dimentional flavour. I had the chicken with the promise of it being stuffed with goat's cheese but there was nary a trace of it. Overall Preston's tried to impress with the menu but fell short with the actual execution of it therfore serving overpriced, badly done food. For $130 for one crappy 3 course meal and a few drinks I'll take my money elsewhere next time.
My Grandma's favorite restaurant ! This truly is a friendly place, where local seniors like my Grandma like to go because they feel welcome and at home. Solid family favorites and a good seniors menu at reasonable prices keep them coming back. It also doesn't hurt that the waitresses and owner greet the regulars by name ! Nothing fancy here but always welcoming.
Since moving to Chilliwack in the spring, we have tried many restaurants and Bravo has exceeded every other in the City. Definitely my first choice in dining out. It is hidden in a less than desirable area of town, but you immediately know you have found something unique when you walk through the door. The service was pleasant and the food tasted as good as it was plated. A favorite in the Valley.
|2.||Friendly Banners Restaurant|
|4.||British Empire Foods & Cafe|
|5.||Bravo Restaurant & Lounge|
|6.||Airport Coffee Shop|
|14.||Jacksons Steak & Grill House|
|17.||Corky's Irish Pub and Sports Bar|