I had a wedding here in the Summer and it was my most memorable moment thanks to Beach House!
This place is a hidden gem and only works best for small weddings. I had around 50 guests attending the 2nd floor of the restaurant plus the outdoor balcony. Incredible view of the ocean!
We chose the buffet dinner and I've been to a lot of weddings. Beach House is different because every item was DELICIOUS! The first bite took me away and I was shocked how generous they were to provide me such quality food. We had salads, fish (fresh and tasty), beef (which tasted like filet mignon) and chicken (which was surprisingly moist!). I was SO happy because I LOVE food!
Service was great! There was always someone available to refill water and wine. I was able to get my concerns dealt with immediately. Everything went by so smoothly!
I would do it all over again!
I had an amazing experience at Rose Thai. The food was simply delicious and the service was exceptional. Love it. Love it. Love it. I had been to so many Thai restaurants and found that Rose Thai stood out the best. My sister and I went to Rose Thai on a quite slow day, we didn't want to come in because we thought that since it was so slow, the service would be very grumpy. But, the pictures on the window made our mouths water from how good it looked. So we entered in. A nice lady greeted us as we entered in and led us to out table. She first started asking if we would like a drink, how caring that is! Usually, some restaurants just lead us to our table with the menu and forget about us, not Rose Thai! We said we would like ''water, thank you'' but when we saw the tea on another table, we got tempted so we went with tea. So refreshing, so relaxing like a day at the spa! This restaurant completely made my day. The menu was enormous and was hardcover with lovely, clear, pictures with (yummy!!!) tasty looking food. We ordered the Tom Yum Soup, Green Beans, Pad Thai, and Red Curry to start with (all reasonable prices!). When the food arrived, its aroma filled the room and we were satisfied, we couldn't believe how good it tasted and smelled! The Tom Yum Soup was exceptionally well, its hot and sourness was just perfect with a hint of lemongrass. The Green Beans, were very well cooked as well, I could tell the sauce was a secret weapon to make the dish complete. The Pad Thai was a favourite (according to the lady) and we thoroughly enjoyed it as well (became one of my favourites too!) Last, came the Red Curry which was delicious. It was just perfect for my sister and I because we don't eat too spicy foods, the chicken was very tender and super well cooked. (I rate it 5 stars!) Overall, the price wasn't expensive at all for such good food! Amazing food, pardon me. Simply wonderful. When we were about to go, the nice lady offered us some coconut candy! My sister said '' no thank you.'' But I took some just for the sake of politeness, I tasted it and then it just devoured into my mouth, great, now I'm addicted to coconut candy as well. Anyways, after I left I just kept thinking how amazing the experience was. I will be back soon, Rose Thai! I strongly and highly recommend Rose Thai as your typical everyday fine dining. If you have not tried Rose Thai, go now! Or you will be missing out on some good stuff.
This past Sunday, myself and two other friends decided to stop at Troll's for lunch, having been enticed by the fish and chips advertisement on an outside sandwich board.
I don't want to comment too much on the cleanliness of the outside of the building or the inside decor of Trolls as I have eaten in a number of restaurants with outdated decor but incredible food and service. Trolls is not one of them.
Friends and I sat down on oddly low chairs and booth seats. The atmosphere was busy with patrons who were a mix of ferry passengers and locals.
I had been interested in the fish and chips but found the prices to be overly expensive for one piece of fish. So, I opted for the warm artichoke and crap dip.
The crab dip arrived on a plate with multi-coloured tortilla chips which were cold and it was obvious that I was given the bottom of the bag with more broken dime size chip pieces than whole. The crab dip had cheese melted on the top and was then covered with salsa...salsa? Weird.
They only way I knew it was crab dip as it was impossible to see pieces of crab was when i had to pull out three pieces of crab cartiledge. Nice.... As as for artichoke, I did not see any evidence of that in my bowl. The flavour was okay but the food was somewhat greasy so I didn't finish it. I have had artichoke crab dips in the past that were less creamed cheese and more artichoke, crab. This crab dip was more akin to a puree.
I attended at this restaurant for my birthday dinner. The server made a very obvious mistake with respect to my drink. Rather than admitting his mistake he went into a song and dance routine which involved confirming with the bartender that he had made the right drink. The drink is depicted in their drink menu, and it is also my usual drink which I have ordered more times than I can remember, and also make myself at home. Eventually the server relented and seemingly offered me another drink. At the end of the evening both drinks were on the bill. Efforts to resolve matters with the management have yielded no results. In fact they have not even yielded a response.
I will not be going back to this restaurant. I have been going to this restaurant with my family for a very long time. A very small effort on their part would have seen us remain customers.
I have been here a few times since this place is near my home and have had some amazing experiences and some decent ones but the food has always been delicious. Their dishes suit a sophisticated palette but sometimes their service does not. As a whole though I am very pleased to live so close by this place. The nights when they have pasta, appy and a glass of wine for one price is a great deal.
We have always had great success at this restaurant. The location is perfect if you are looking for a nice walk on the boardwalk after dining. The servers are attentive and the service is prompt. And the food is great. Whatever service, food, and price point formula the Beach House is using is the right formula. I hope they continue on with such great success.
We went here on a nice Monday afternoon and overall, we were not that impressed. The service was slow for the number of diners. We ordered several dishes and a couple of terrible tasting coca colas. The pop was way flat. The salad we ordered had slimey leafs of lettuce which is always a little disturbing, and gross. The order of clams came in a big bowl with tasty broth but they served a 16 dollar order of clams with the smallest tiniest piece of toasted bread. So small that we couldn't enjoy the broth. I think they are worried that if they give you too much bread you will not order another dish? Seems kind of short sighted on their part. How much does a little piece of bread cost anyways? Save money on other things but don't cheap out on the cheap things, like bread. All and alll...not fantastic. Words for the manager...when you screw customers over on the basics like bread, the customers will go elsewhere. Just saying.
I went to the Boathouse Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay, on saturday march 9th 2013. I had a 7 oz sirloin steak, with a lobster tail ( warm bread & whipped garlic butter, to start ) roast potatoes, asparagus spears and a 7up. It was quite good, also if you like lobster, the Boathouse often has a thing called The Lobster Fest, where you can order various lobster items stuffed with crab, ect. Also Lobster Thermidor, and various other items, prawns, crab, prime rib ect. Also the food server was courteous, polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Yes I would return to the Boathouse again, try something a little different ? by Allan Cassidy.
Not only are Cindy's breakfast delicious but what fun to see neighbours I hadn't for years, have staff 'manage' the little ones and spend time with our own kids. These guys get what hospitality is all about! It's tiny and bustling and now open Friday and Saturday nights. My husband wants to put their no-corkage fee to the test when we return for dinner and I want to try their gluten-free veggie Lasanga!
I've never been much of a cupcake guy.....I find the icing they use usually far too sweet and the cupcakes themselves difficult to eat without making a mess. But the women in the family adore them so I suffer in silence.
They've made several special trips to the Cupcakes store at Park Royal to secure a box of their mini-cake creations for Sunday dinner dessert and they take great pride in passing around the box for cupcake selection. I've tried the koo koo, the red velvet and the chocolate; the koo koo was a messy super sweet coconut explosion, the red velvet was a bit dry with a very sweet cream cheese icing and the chocolate had the taste and texture of a giant fudge brownie with chocolate icing. The girls love them but the boys and I find them all too sweet. I'll probably have to tempt the girls away from the store with a promise of Bananas Foster next Sunday.
I workout at the rec centre frequently and often go into the cafe to work on some emails or visit with a friend. At times it seems as though the staff view customers as a distraction from visiting with one another. The music is often played too loudly. The staff are crashing around and busy having loud conversations with one another. Not always very clean either. It is a shame, it is a nice space and a great location but I wouldn't want to work or try to have a detailed conversation with anyone here like I do at other coffee shops. Given the atmosphere it is nicer to sit in the Community centre lobby and avoid the cafe all together.
I came here with a few girls, unfortunately the hostess wasn't very pleasant and looked like she was really forced to be there, but as we got to our table things started looking better. Very nice restaurant, the service was okay nothing special. We ordered some drinks and everyone seemed to be really happy with those. I got the burger with yam fries and it was very very very good !! Definitely happy with my food, the restaurant was a little too busy and loud for my liking but over all a good time!
Have eaten at the Red Lion many times but now they are charging an automatic 15% service charge on your bill. This is what I usually pay anyway however, now they are making it mandatory. You only know of this charge when presented with the bill as it is not written on the menu, advertised anywhere or mentioned by the server. This seems illegal, but I'm not sure. However it is a bad policy that will only infuriate customers as being a gouging unfriendly and untrustworthy policy. I shall not patronize this restaurant again until the policy changes.
Just got back from dinner. The food is decent, although calamari was way overdone (actually tasted like it was reheated). Personally I believe that a restaurant of this class should not let this calamari out of the kitchen and if it wasn't for the waitress who noticed something is wrong and brought back a new dish of this review would be much worst. And that is the only thing I find above average in this place....service. The service was excellent. If you looking for great food ...look somewhere else.
3 years in a row we've finished all our shopping at Park Royal and hubby and I looked forward to dinner at The Keg with our 2 teenage boys. I had forgotten about our last experience until we started to discuss our plans for this year. Then, it all came back to me. We were sat at a nice table by the fireplace. The hostesses are always pleasant here. Then our server, young chap, long hair in a ponytail took our order. We ordered jumbo prawn cocktai, cheesy garlic bread and caesar salads followed by ribs for the boys, prime rib for me and a ribeye for hubby. Our server was completely charmless and should have been working in the dishpit, not out front serving people. He brought the cheesy bread and we waited forever for our other appetizers and when we nicely asked him, he made some flip remark about good food taking time to prepare. Funny, the 3 appies he did not bring were cold and required no cooking, while the cheesy bread did require at least toasting and melting. 2 minutes after we reminded him he brought the other appies. Clearly he had just forgotten to pick them up. Our mains were fine, quality of meat is pretty consistent at all Kegs, but my "side" consisted of some very gross crispy fried onions that smelled like old grease and tasted like stale cardboard. And there was a massive pile of this stuff on my plate. My prime rib was also not hot at all. There was no quality check on the meal. We are 20-25% tippers, especially on holidays like Christmas but this dismal server got 10% and we didn't even feel he deserved that. Because of the convenience of ending our shopping day with a nice meal we will stay at Park Royal but this year will go up the Village to Cactus Club instead.
My new favourite for Chinese cuisine, good service great food, big portions, didn't have to wait too long for our food this place rocks! We ordered pork fried rice and Kung pao prawns; fresh vegetables, and big fresh prawns with an amazing sauce definately will order that again. The resteraunt was very clean and it looked like the prices would be higher than they were .
I live a few blocks away and love pho so I thought I'd try this place. Ordered pho tai and was surprised when they said they didn't have any basil, they brought the pho and it was the worst pho I've had I guess they have better other food. But how can a Vietnamese place mess pho up?!?
You cant really screw up fish and chips...so for me i didn't mind the meal, its the service that was atrocious!
Break it down:
took forever to take our drink / food order
water was left empty the whole meal - until asked multiple times to fill it
meal took FOREVER to arrive even though not that busy
waitress never asked how things were going
waitress took forever to clear our dishes
waitress took forever to give us the bill despite our flaggin her down!
wont be back ever..
Cindy's has now changed hands.It is serving evening meals with a Russian twist. Currently that have an excellent value three course menu, from now until xmas. The soup was excellent, the lasagna with salad was very good and the creme brulee was as good as it gets. An added bonus they allow you to bring your own wine with no corkage charge!!! Go and support Patrick, soon I think it will be called Patrick's
Recently my family and I had lunch at The Boathouse Restaurant. Before making a reservation I checked reviews on the DineHere website where I found only one positive comment. I am thankful the other negative reviews did not put me off. We arrived and were greeted with a smile and "(my name)?" The menu was inviting and our choices were attractively prepared and excellent. The attention throughout our meal was thoughtful but not 'pushy'. WHY do people rush to write undeserved - to say nothing of rude - 'brickbats' when 'bouquets' are so much easier to give?
|1.||Troll's at Horseshoe Bay|
|3.||Beach House, The|
|6.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|7.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|9.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|13.||Red Lion Bar & Grill, The|
|15.||Five Guys Burgers & Fries|
|16.||Zen Japanese Restaurant|
|17.||All India Restaurant|
|19.||Savary Island Pie Company|