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Courtenay Restaurant Reviews
Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar1089 Braidwood Rd., Courtenay
Don't eat here
By sunblock40 of West Vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:13pm [Dine in]

This was the worst restaurant I've been to in Courtenay. The food, service, ambiance, prices -- everything, was bad. There are so many better places to spend your hard earned dollars. Try Atlas, Avenue, Mad Chef Ticas Mexican, to name just a few, but give this place a big pass! I won't be back and neither will anyone else I know.

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Breakwater, The4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay
Brunch Perfection...
By Good Eats of Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

Hands down, the best Sunday brunch we've ever experienced. The Chef and his team have spared no expense. From the moment you enter the chilled buffet room, your eyes can't help but pop out. Once you get beyond the beautiful presentation, you begin to realize the overwhelming variety of offerings. House-smoked fish and shellfish, pickled herring, lox, pate, baked ham ready for slicing, salads, veggies, cheeses, cold meats, quiche and spinach pies with a really tasty tzatziki dip. They also have traditional breakfast fare like perfectly fried bacon, sausages, potatos, scrambled eggs, eggs benny with outstanding hollandaise sauce, waffles, yogurts, grains, nuts, fruits and juices...and I'm sure I'm forgetting things. We were lucky enough to have some stuffed sole drizzled with a red sauce that had just a touch of heat and we couldn't get enough of it! On top of all this, there is someone on hand to prepare fresh, custom-ordered omelettes. And the desserts are plentiful and delicious. The pave is a must-have. The crust, the lightness of the filling and the hint of espresso was other-worldly. Best money ($30/Person) we ever spent. Culinary talent, ambiance and value in variety and freshness is what's happening at The Breakwater. Kudos to the Chef and his team! Top of the list. We'll be back.

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Ichiban Sushi Restaurant932 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay
Very Slow!
By jhague of Courtenay, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:51am [Dine in]

It took 50 minutes for our main course! 50 minutes for sushi! We ordered a few pieces of nigiri and two rolls and it took them 50 minutes! No apologies from the sever when we brought it up and apparently they are that busy most of the time... To be fair our server did say she took three orders at the same time attempting to justify the wait time. What she neglected to register was that we were the first of those three to place their order and the last to receive theirs! Sadly disappointed, this was our first try here, but we will not go back.

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Starbucks1551 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay
Starbucks - Safeway location - What a miserable store manager
By ValON22APR of Guelph ON (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 9:16am [Take-out]

Very Poor service and attitude!!!
I am a big fan of Starbucks. I am honestly visit one on a regular basis.
I was one of the first to go to Starbucks, my very first was in the USA. I like Starbucks!!!
I very rarely go into a Starbucks that people are not happy, or rude, or lack of service. Well yesterday was my first very poor service.. And wow I will never go back there, my parents are telling everyone the story and so will I for people to boycott this establishment. I purchased a tall mild and asked for a grande cup. The answer was sure but you have to pay for the cup, I explained for spillage reasons, I would like a grande cup, sorry you have to pay for it, then she told me its not a big deal, and then she said to me... Well first I said that in Ontario this is how I order it, she then said, well this is BC.. So, there were different ways how to handle this situation.. And of course different ways how I could have handled it. I also should have walked away and not paid for it, and went across the parking lot to the real starbucks other then the one in Safeway.
So, not only did this person look like an Ass in front of me, but also the few people that were standing behind me. I was so surprised and not rude.. that people behind me were saying they could not believe it.. All she is asking for is a larger cup, with the coffee in it, she is not asking for more coffee..
I will continue to share my story numerous times. The best advertising is a happy customer and the worst is an unhappy one. Please folks boycott this store walk across the parking lot to the real store!. And she never gave me my receipt, so since it was on my starbucks card.. no idea if she charged me for a grande cup..
UNREAL!!!!!!!

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