Kingfishers offers a menu of West Coast pub cuisine, BC craft beer and VQA wine along with an incredible patio and view on the bank of the Fraser River.
I am so surprised at that there are bad reviews about the food at the Kingfisher. My husband and I have been probably 7 times and have really enjoyed the food every time. I really feel the owners try to keep things new and fresh and take pride in the menu. I can't say I have ever had the best service ever, but nothing I would complain about. The tables are pretty close together and if you sit at a table with one of the vents in the floor...brrr... I think the Kingfisher will get better with time. Starting a restaurant is not easy and I really commend the husband/wife team and think they have done a great job. Like I said - I have been very happy with my meal every time and so has my husband. I love to cook, love trying new food and I would very much recommend the Kingfisher.
The Deck on a sunny day is a fantastic place for lunch, however the food is bland, and the service is not bad. I find the inside of the resturant to be extremely noisy, and I'm used to going to pubs for lunches, business and otherwise. If they could break up the inside so you don't feel like your in a large open barn, that would help immensely! Parking is a very dicey affair, you don't want to park anything bigger than a car or small SUV. I'm sure that won't be a problem after the ferry closes and the road can be utilized.
The resturant needs a good cook/chef with some new ideas, the food needs upgrading!
They should definately invest in a chef. The food was really disappointing and not good value. I had salmon that looked and tasted like a reheated frozen square. Tasty beer but expensive. The pub's noisy but the view's great. There was live music when we were there but why o why can't these people play accoustically? Why does it have to be so loud? Perhaps I'm getting old. Anyway my expectations are were sadly not met.
You go once to check it out but I wouldn't go back to eat.
However the view's neat, nice windows and deck - although the mosquitoes in the summer are a problem if you sit on the deck.
Kingfishers bar and grill opened in early April this year. We’ve been there a few times for lunch. I love their salmon sandwich and the grilled chicken salad is great too. Sitting out on the deck enjoying the sun and watching boats I felt like I was on vacation.
Recently we had dinner there for the first time. What drawn us there was the live music. It was a Wednesday night and the place was full when we arrived at 7:30. A musician was already in place and he sang our songs from Eagles to Van Morrision ! Live music with a great meal is my kind of relaxation.
What actually prompted me to write is their consistency in food and service. I had a very tasty baby pork ribs and our friends’ seafood risotto were great! Wine and drinks are very reasonably priced.
We love the ambience as it is casual and yet charming. I also appreciate the architecture of the building.
Kingfishers Bar & Grill brightens up the Fraser River!
Everyone should check out this beautiful restaurant nestled by the Fraser River! The boats going by are a neat attraction but the wine selection and prices give even more reasons to go! Also, the seafood risotto is out of this world and I couldn't stop snacking on my husband's fries that came with three wicked dips! It's worth the drive. We had a super friendly server that really knew her stuff. This restaurant will go a long way.
My family attended the Mother's Day Brunch at Kingfisher's, which had seatings at 11 am and 1 pm. I had been here twice previously; they have a very nicely designed facility and the deck is great for sunny-day enjoyment. Menu is pricey, but food has been good. However the brunch on this particular day was not well organized. It took over 40 minutes to shuffle through the line-up for food. I'm guessing the bottle neck was caused by the time it takes to make crepes or omelettes towards the end, but perhaps these could have been moved elsewhere to make for an easier traffic flow. By time we got to where the seafood was it had been thoroughly picked over. Food was okay (soups were really good), the rest nothing fantastic. Their website advertises an $18 brunch fee which is high enough, but for Mother's Day it was $20. I'm not sure what extra food may have been presented, but at $20 it was WAY over priced - especially when you consider the lousy wait in line you have to endure just to get one go at the buffet line. People were trying to juggle as much as they could on one plate so as not to suffer that twice, especially when you only had a two-hour dining window.
Knowing the long history behind the old chip shop, we decided to go for a beer & a burger. We were just expecting a meal similar to what we have had at the old place, not too fancy. We were sat in a cafeteria style seating arrangement with strangers right beside us, practically at the same table, very uncomfortable for conversation, my wife pointed out that the decor she had seen at liquidation world. Our server was very abrupt, definately not a conversationist.....our burgers were not bad, fries were cold.....didn't feel like we got value for our money. But the beer was great. We may return if we are just looking for a quick beer........probably sitting up at the bar for some privacy. Beautiful spot..........shame about the rest. Hopefully this place can dial it in someday and do the view justice.
We've been here about six times now. The selection is varied enough that you can keep going back and experience something new each time. Though not really a beer drinker, they have some really cool selections of unique beer.
This is NOT simply a step up from the old fish and chip place. This is a classy restaurant. The owners have gone way beyond what this area is ready for and are leaders in trying to bring a new level of class to the Albion waterfront.
We were there for New Year's Eve dinner at the 8:00 p.m. seating and the dinner was fantastic. The service was awesome. The fit everyone in, including some who didn't pre-purchase their tickets. The chef plated the food in a very upscale, classy fashion.
The live music is always great.
I met a friend of mine at Kingfishers at the suggestion of a coworker and boy was I satisfied!
We started with chicken tenders which were piping hot and really quite tasty. For dinner, I ordered the meatloaf (scrum-diddly-umptious), and he had the quesadilla and we were both impressed with the taste, presentation, and speed at which our entrées were served.
The waitress was cheerful, on the ball, and really quite personable which was a nice treat. The restaurant was packed, and the entertainment played catchy tunes for us to bob our heads to.
It's a good thing that Kingfishers isn't closer to home or I'd be broke from going there so often! But definitely worth the trek for an early evening (great river-viewing time) dinner or drinks!
Nice deck. Boring inside, too much echoing and quiet. Asked the server how the salmon sandwich was, She replied, "It's terrible, Just kidding It's great!! so I ordered it. Salmon was undercooked, and the fries were cold. My companion had the pesto quesadilla, which he enjoyed, good wine list, and the wine is reasonably priced.