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.
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!
The Kingfisher is a nice spot and great to have an outdoor patio on the water! Our first time there though we were not imprssed at all with the appe's. They were so overcooked and the batter was terrible, should've returned them. The main courses were better, according to our friends.
Service was a little slow, probably new staff still gettin the hang of things??? But they also closed at 11:15, turned the lights on and didn't tell us they we're doing so, as in last call or even a mention of it! Not too impressed with that!
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.
Located on River Road in Maple Ridge, this bar & Grill looks over the Fraser and you have a choice of a window view or the Patio for those warm summer days. A very relaxing place to watch the river flowing by, tugs and barges, and fisherman trying for Sturgeon. The food is very tasty, they have a well stocked bar, and friendly staff. We have dined here several times and it is always a fun time.
I went to the Kingfishers Waterfront Bar last night for a friends Birthday celebration. The fourth person of our party arrived and ordered a drink. Her drink arrived she picked it up to have a sip when the bottom of the glass detached from the glass leaving the contents all over her lap. We were all so surprised when this happened we sat there for a moment. A lady at another table ran to get help. The server arrrived with napkins. Napkins could not deal with this. The manager arrived with towels not much better than the napkins. He did not apologize! He had very little care or concern. Our friend went in to try and dry her pants. She was so embarrassed and humiliated. Her efforts were futile as she was soaked to the skin. When she told the manager she couldn't deal with this mess with the towels or hand dryer. He said" sorry, all I can do is give you towels." My friend said" that's all you can do?" He said "yes" She said you are not going to offer me anything? He said "Nope!" She was so uncomfortable and upset she left. It really ruined our Birthday celebration. When I told the server our fourth guest had left she apologized and said the manager would buy her a drink. The manager needed to step up and accept responsibility and show that he cared about his customers. I will make sure I share with my friends my experience and leave it up to them to decide whether they would like to go there.I thought the view was nice, the server tried but the manager was extremely disappointing. Clearly he does not value the customer. We drove quite far and will not go back.
Sitting on the deck overlooking the river and enjoying Kingfishers' great food is a favorite for us EXCEPT the wines. They only offer B.C. wines and none of good value or character. (Well, there might be one or 2, but they're not our style and have been on the list so long it's tiring!) Kingfishers, if you are reading this, PLEASE add some import wines (Perhaps from Chile or Argentina, which have such great value and character to offer!!) or at least some better quality B.C. wines.
I find Kingfisher selection of wines is quite poor, however i do appreciate the B.C. concept.
Please choose some better quality so we can enjoy the whole experience as we do enjoy sitting on the deck and enjoy a glass of wine with our food.
The ambiance, the food and the view are great so we look forward to re visiting in the future with an altered wine list.
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!
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.
This is a pub in a great location, and we really thought it would be a great place to eat. The first couple of times - just so-so. OK if sitting on the patio, inside is just dreadful. Last time we were there we had lunch, which was awful, cold french fries and undercooked fish. On telling the (very loud) server, she seemed astounded that we would complain, I asked her to just let the kitchen know, and I didn't want anything else. The response came back (very loudly) that the cook said it wasn't possible for the fish to be undercooked, but here's a card for half off your next meal here. No thanks! We are not likely to go there again, It's not exactly cheap either.
When the owners had the concession stand at the ferry terminal, the french fries there were the best anywhere and service was cheap and cheerful.
The interior of the pub looks like it's already in need of some repairs and updating, and it's only been open a few months. I think they rushed into opening it and definitely should have hired better cooks.