From the website:
"Anytime is a great time to savour the fine cuisine and the casual, upbeat atmosphere of the Westward Ho! The menu prepared by our Executive Chef offers a magnificent selection of munchies and meals from west coast contemporary to casual fare.
Named after the original 1929 golf course, the Westward Ho! is truly a Public House. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner - everyone is welcome whether you're a golfer or not. "
Again, we went here to try out the dinner for Dine Out Vancouver, and again, we left quite pleased!
The food was delicious, served hot . . . only complaint is the plate was large and the food was put to the side so there was a large area with nothing on it. At Westward Ho, it's the $18 menu.
I had the Grilled BC Albacore Tuna with Wild Smoked Salmon. At first it was shocking to see how small it was but it was soooo tasty and just enough!! Everyone else had the Corn and Crab chowder, and reported that it was delcious!! For the main entree, I had the Crispy Skin Arctic Char on a bed of Butternut Squash Puree. This to was very yummy! My husband and Dad really enjoyed their oven roasted Pork Chop. My daughter said the chicken was delicious!! For dessert, the Triple Chocolate Pate was absolutley divine!!! My parents were able to get the Cheesecake which was also very tasty. We've been going here for Dine Out for the past few years and I don't think we've every been disappointed.
Went here for DOV since the menu seemed pretty good. I never been to the UBC golf club before and didn't really know what to expect. The restaurant itself reminded me of a cabin like the inside of white spot. It was an older crowd in the restaurant and people were overly dressed in my opinion. Server was nice but didn't seem on top of the ball. Took her 5 min to notice that there weren't any spoon with our soup and had the look on her face wondering why we didn't start eating yet. My favourite part of the meal was the cheesecake, fresh and baked. But that wouldn't keep me going back.
I'm basing this only on DOV experience.
Value for $18 is great - I've had similar fare from $28 and $38 places. The food is, for the most part, of good quality and well prepared. The desserts definitely could be improved, but appy and main were good. I looked at the regular menu and the prices seemed a bit steep but it is a golf club at UBC.
Our particular waitress was really friendly and nice, but the other random people who would bring us food or take plates were not as experienced/nice.
We've been here twice for DOV as it really is good value for $18. Otherwise, can't say.
The servers were very friendly and courteous the whole night. It's your normal bar and grill so they had hockey playing on the TV at the bar and the dining room on the other side.
For appetizer, I had the wild mushroom bisque with 2 buffalo wrapped quail eggs - very unique and tasted great. It was a small bowl of soup though. My dad had the salmon wellington on a bed of mushrooms - that was small as well. However, my mom had the chilled seafood on mixed greens and this was huge! Greens were a bit drowned with dressing though.
I had the beef tenderloin as my entree and this was small as well and overcooked - I asked for medium rare and it was medium well. But my dad had the trio of meats and he gave me his piece of steak which was supposed to be done medium rare but was definitely rare, just seared on the outside - and he usually eats medium well. Mom had the wild salmon - it was a beautiful salmon red but was undercooked, but she didn't mind that - this would depend on the person.
Desserts were nothing too special - the cinnamon ice cream that went with my strawberry puff was pretty good.
Oky, it wasn't so much "bad" as "boring". If you happen to be here playing golf and are hungry, well, why not eat here - but don't make the trip out for the food. The service was prompt, though a bit disconcerting, with different people almost randomly sidling up to the table then zipping plates away without catching your eye, then the waitress coming over to enquire how everything was. Desert was rich and fairly tasty; the halibut was moist, the topping bizarrely breadcrumb-esque as opposed to a pistachio crust as advertised, the trio of meat amazingly devoid of taste, according to the bf; and the salmon starter strangely placed on a salad that tasted vaguely of thousand-island dressing cut with something else we couldn't place. It wasn't the worst place we've been to recently (that honour goes to Shaughnessy Restaurant) but it definitely wasn't the best...
My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant on a recent Saturday evening.
The two featured dinner entrees we ordered were disappointing. My wife’s pork tenderloin was terribly over done. The clear broth in which the pork, pasta and vegetables sat was tasteless. We expressed our dissatisfaction with the dish to the server, who promptly asked us what she could replace it with. Good on her for doing the right thing.
I ordered the pasta feature: papardelle with beef filet in peppercorn sauce. The beef was done to about medium-well, which is more than what I like. Regardless, the beef was tender so the doneness wasn’t a real problem. I wasn’t overwhelmed with the dish. It was satisfactory. I would not order it again.
The starter soup, Thai chicken noodle, was a highlight. I enjoyed the variety of sliced vegetables in the bowl. The soup had the look of a hot and sour soup. I’m not a big fan of hot and sour soup so that fact at this bowl was neither spicy nor sour was fine by me. With a name like “Thai chicken noodle”, I was expecting a curry or coconut flavour.
I do not plan to return to this restaurant for dinner. Perhaps their burger and sandwich options are better? I don’t plan to find out any time soon.
This place is probably OK for pub fare like burgers, but the salad I had there for lunch was terrible. Lettuce was not very crisp, croutons were soggy (stale bread cut into chunks and dried, not even toasted), but the worst part was the prawn skewer.. The prawns were not deveined properly and were over-cooked and rubbery.
My husband had the burger which he said was "ok" although nothing special.
There is no way I'll eat there again. Even aside from the food, the place was so "blah".. Old fashioned decor and zero atmosphere.