Family owned and operated, Ocean Park & Village Pub offers an varied menu of pub favourites and pizza along with extensive wine list and 14 beers on tap.
The Other Half, my sister and I were in the area last week. We were running late and getting mighty peck-ish mid-afternoon, so we stopped here to try it out. Having a choice, we went to the pub side.
Service was outstanding, from the instant greeting to taking drink and food orders, to checking up to make sure we didn't need anything else. Nice smiles, great sense of humour.
Food was pretty good, fresh and hot. Sister had a quesadilla, the OH had a mandarin salad with grilled chicken, I had my usual "lets see how they do it" rare steak sandwich. Everything came quickly, and cooked to specifications, and the steak itself was excellent. Next time, we'll try the pizza or greek items offered.
Having never been in the "old" place, I found the room to be very pleasant and cozy. Lots of smaller areas for more privacy, lots of room between tables. Very nice pub atmosphere, and the bathrooms were very clean.
Most definitely will return.
We went to the pub for pizza and a burger,pizza was ok,but the burger was horrible,,it was the mad Greek burger,,the tomato in the burger was rotten and mushy,we are also food critics , we showed the server and she did not seem to care,that tells us its a common problem and they just be quiet ,,I know the owner is very cheap when it comes to buying tomatoes,,he buys the the ones that are over ripe and mushy just to save a few bucks and has been doing that for many years to cut corners,,but in reality he is damaging his reputation,,so anyone who eats there don't get anything that has tomato in it or you will be very disappointed,,to sum this up don't be cheap and buy # 1 produce,,not the spoiled produce from white rock supplier you are dealing with.
We visited this pub in South Surrey a little while ago and found it to be very average. It was a Saturday afternoon / early evening, the place was quite busy and it was a bit difficult to find seating, but we managed to grab a little table, (we found the tables to be placed too close together, we felt like we were dining with the patrons next to us) It took the server a long time to notice we'd sat down, when she finally did she was sort of cold, and off putting, was really not very friendly or inviting throughout our whole evening. Food was nothing that exciting. I ordered the Baked Cheese Tortellini with Garlic Cream Sauce, was pretty blah (not that I go to a pub expecting a wonderful pasta dish) my fiances meal was okay. Overall, a fairly forgetable dining experience, there are many far better establishments to visit in the White Rock area.
Recently went to the Ocean Park & Village Pub for lunch and were very disappointed. I ordered the quesadilla and I have to say it was the worst one I have ever had. It was supposed to be a chicken quesadilla but had almost no chicken in it. Instead, it was full of congealed, greasy cheese and virtually no vegetables. Very bad! My husband had a pizza and said it was okay - certainly not great. I have had their spanakopita before and it was mediocre as well. Very disappointing - the food here has really gone down hill. Also, the tables are crammed so closely together, it is difficult to enjoy a conversation or, at times, find room to get up to go to the washroom.
The new Restaurant is great except for a few things. It looks great but is not conducive to a night of chatting. Very uncomfortable Bar Stools - in-fact very uncomfortable bar.
The Bar looks to be one of those that made the Architect feel good but it is not practical for customers.
Tried to telephone a friend of mine at the bar to tell him I could not make it – guess what NO PHONE calls allowed – you cannot call a customer and have them paged.
The Pizza is still great but they should have up-scaled the menu. This still feels like the 1970s. The Lunch Menu is the same as the dinner menu – sooooo obviously we don't go there for lunch.
The Greek Salad comes with a big blob of unidentifiable dressing that has nothing to with Greece or any Greek Dressing that I have ever had (what happened to olive oil).
The staff is great, best-looking gals in town and a nice crew of guys behind the bar. The restaurant is nice addition to an otherwise boring end of White Rock.
My congratulations on a job well done – beautiful restaurant.
We made a change of venue at the request of my son to try the OPP when it finished it's renovations. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, only three tables were busy when we came in, but the sound from the tables filled the room so that we had to ask the server to repeat herself several times as we could not hear her. The menu did not have a lot for one wanting a healthier choice with low fat or no meat. The food we ordered was good. Over all I don't think we will rush back anytime soon.
This is not somewhere I would go to for much other reason than pizza and beer. The interior is unlike anything else within five miles, so that's a plus. The desserts are far from top-flight, but their hummus is very very good. Overall, this is a great asset to the community, but not somewhere where I go too often. Five times a year would be enough.
My husband and I visited OPP for the fourth time on April 29, 2009. The three previous times (spread over the last year or so) were a mix of pretty good to just okay. Initially, our first visit was sparked by the beautiful building - the food on that visit was just okay - but probably just opening jitters. The second visit and third vists were okay.
This visit we both ordered pizzas and I am here to tell you they were outstanding!!! He ordered a Pepperoni thin crust and I ordered the Chicken Feta and Spinach (yummmm). Our server was welcoming and efficient.
I am looking forward to a return visit because it has become our go to place for delicious pizza for us.
I know it's been over 2 years since the old OPP has been gone, but I still miss it. My family had been going there forever, it was a staple of ours growing up since it was Ocean Park's community restaurant.
The new place is more modern and upscale....not too hard since the last place was literally a little cramped space underground....but it feels less ambient and warm. There has been little change to the menu but that's ok with me since I love having this familiar comfort food that I grew up with....it's nice sometimes to have something reliable and solid. The food is always plentiful and good. The pizzas and pastas are delicious and substantial...nothing fancy or innovative, but again, that's not what this place is about. The new format is kind of noisy now that there is a pub/sports bar in one half of the restaurant.... less family oriented and conducive to conversation. Thus we avoid it during hockey nights, leaving the space to the sports lovers.
Service is usually quite good with waiters and the kitchen being able to accomodate special requests usually.
Throughout the years, OPP has been very supportive of the community of Ocean Park and for that reason alone I'm happy to support them.
After a romantic walk on the beach we decided to try out this new pub/steak house. Looking upon the building it is very attractive, cobblestone paths that lead you inside, and a very nice at night time when you are out side.
The hostess was very pleasant and gave us the option of sitting in the pub or restaurant area. We chose the pub as we were looking to see what the rest of the establishment looked like..
It has an old style feel with high ceilings, large raised beams and pillars, perfect lighting that isn't too bright or too dark, comfy tables that actually have foot rests on the high tables which is a nice addition, and the noise level is just right.
The turn off was that the decor cluttered up the ambiance quite a bit, as I said in the heading very confusing, the decor is very a la Boston Pizza with sports memorbilia everywhere, BC Lions, Canucks, and a mish mash of all other things sports related. Perhaps some nice paintings and local art to take away the Uncle Floyd's party basement motife.
On the bright side the service was excellent (ask for Susan) and the food was very nice, we had the appy platter
Went out with my wife for a quick bite and we kind of knew what we were in for. It was busy and noisy, but it is a pub, so what can you expect. We found a table tucked away in the back but we were not forgotten. I ordered a burger and my wife ordered a chicken burger but when it arrived she took one bite and was turned off. She was not going to eat a deep fried prefrozen chicken patty. The waitress was understanding and recommended the greek chicken burger which is a REAL grilled chicken breast. So much better and the evening was saved. I know it is a pub but you have to have standards on the food. Thanks to the waitress, we will consider returning, but maybe just for drinks.
Went with my wife,seems to be the crowd that knows one another,(clicky)...
Seemed rushed not a very warm feeling at all..We were in the pub side,alot of
locals it seemed,service was just that.Most people there were served with a smile.
In our case was rushed:(..
Food was not homemade,salad sucked...
I left a tip just the way my wife do as a custom ..But if we to be so critical I would not leave a dime..
Better place down the road on 128th to the left.Alot more heart there than here..
Unless you know the crowd stay in or stay out,,,,
Thx Forget it
I live in the neighbourhood, this place is a huge disappointment! I have been here a few times, but plan to never return. The staff seems unhappy and dis-interested. The original girls that worked in the pub were great, but have since been replaced by less skilled workers. This is probably due to the weak ownership of the establishment. The great ones figured out pretty quick the bosses' wife is out for herself and up to no good! I guess this is what happens when your parents give you a business and you let your wife, (who has zero experience) run it? It's a shame, the old place was so good post- Linda.
Food: Made in house? Please. Frozen junk. What is with the dressing on the Greek salad? A MSG attack will follow...
Price: Not fair for the quality of food you get. It is very hard to find something even remotely healthy on this menu....$20 for a pitcher of beer?
Room: Ok, but the tables are really cramped together.
It's sad, but true. The only reason why this place is still afloat is the history. There is nothing special about it! Just a place that is local and purely conveinent.
if you have ever been to the old place, you will be impressed with the new look, it is awesome. not like the old place was bad, it was just time for a reno, and that they did. first off, if you have never eatin at the original op pizza you must try the pizza, it is what made them famous. the chicken souvlaki , steak sandwich and baked spag with meatballs are also outstanding. ribs and chicken are way above average. i must admit i have never actually tried the typical pub food there, nachos, wings, burgers etc.....there is no need to , the only complaint i have is they didn't bring there chicken caccitore from the old menu , and it was the best caccitore ever so (george and linda) hint hint BRING IT BACK PLZ lol , but overall friendly staff , nice setting and great food. if you live in the area you allready know the place i am sure and if your not from the area well worth the drive for the pizza alone, not to mention it is close to the beach and some really nice parks.
my wife and I had never been there before. it was very busy and the hostess offered us a couple seats at the bar since there were no more available. The vibrant staff were very pleasent and helpful, especially the bar staff. We ordered a few drinks (martini's) and shared an ocean park pizza! It was outstanding! Definately would suggest visiting this pub.
I went there a few months back and found it to be excellent. My friend had the lasagna and it was HUGE! She couldnt even eat it all. I had the fish and chips which we also very good. The only thing I didnt like about this place was it seemed to crammed. We seemed to be really close to the table next to us and I was almost hit by this kid swinging around a toy. I will definately go back but hopefully find a corner table away from others. Too bad it wasnt a little bit bigger.
This new Restaurant and Pub that replaced the old one in Ocean Park is truly outstanding in design, with great food and top notch customer oriented service. The pizza and Greek Salad continues to be the best on the penisula. The staff are amazingly attentive and friendly, obviously a high priority of the owners. The Pub is what one expects a great pub to be, unique, private and cosy with an ambiance not duplicated anywhere in the area. Fine food has always been and continues to be a hallmark of this landmark Ocean Park Restaurant
Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub is an extroidinary restaurant. They have put an incredible amount of time and effort into creating a master piece. Every little part has been considered carefully. The staff was chosen specifically for their service. The food is the same as what it was before and may be even better. Why change a good thing? Yes it is a busy spot, but that is all the more reason to stop by admire the architecture and delve into some GREAT FOOD!
1st time was a group of 6 of us - we had to ask for the dessert menu after finishing our meal and waiting quite a while for waitress to come back. Even then had to find the waitress to order dessert - after 20 minutes - as she did not come back to see what we wanted. Went back just for a drink and snack - seats at the bar -told they were reserved - who reserves seats at the bar? Tried again last night despite each time being poor but was close and we were hungry - sat at the table for 15 minutes and no one came. Waitress walked past, looked at us and we thought was going to get menus - instead she went to chat with the other waitresses. Saw another man go over to advise no one had served him. We left. On the way out complained to management - just young kids - did not care at all!
As a local I am biased as to the "local" pub. Ambiance is very pub like and you get a vibe of the community there. Excellent place to meet up with friends and the food is consistently good. But by far the most fun happens during Canuck games and you gotta get there early and pace your self with good eats and drinks.
Save yourself for the Ocean Park Special Pizza you wont regret this awesome comfort food!