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Bridgemans Bistro

the gorgeous view from the Mill Bay location

 "Building bridges one customer at a time."

 Bridgemans pay homage to the blue collar sensibility of the bridge worker, hard working, adventurous, risk takers who love a full belly and a good drink. In that spirit we offer dishes that are imaginative, yet grounded in the unique hard working communities we serve. From the greeting you receive upon entering until your final goodbye, we're building our own bridges one customer at a time. (

 All 4 locations (2 on Pender Island, Port Renfrew and Mill Bay) are passionate about sourcing their ingredients straight from the boat or farm. They serve up lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, which we decided to take advantage of (I love breakfast!)

the delicious Veggie Benny w/panfries

   The service was excellent and the food was superb. The view from the Mill Bay location was unreal and made for a wonderful brunch. 

You can find Bridgemans on Facebook





Slice Resto (Nanaimo)

From their Facebook profile
 They started out with a mobile catering truck in Cedar, quickly moving up to a pizza and pasta delivery place in 2011. In 2012 they turned their business into a full licensed restaurant serving up their delicious unique twists on homemade comfort foods. They locally source their ingredients whenever possible. 

 When we stopped in for lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon I was already well acquainted with their amazing pizza but had not checked out their fully licensed restaurant yet. 

As soon as we entered the restaurant we were warmly greeted by the hostess/waitress and quickly seated in an awesome booth (who doesn't love a good booth!). The decor is funky and inviting, I checked out their creative pallet walls and found myself amused by the funny signs and fun decorations. 

 The service was great! Quick, efficient and thorough. We ordered a delicious poutine ($8.25) to start.
The amazing poutine! With some hot sauce added!
 Then I ordered the crispy cod burger ($13.95) with a side of onion rings as the main. My mom ordered the beef dip ($13.95) which she stated was comparable to her favourite beef dip in Nanaimo! We really loved the slightly sweet, spicy chipotle mayo that was served with the onion rings, it was a perfect combo. We were very impressed with the quality and quantity. I was already planning in my head what I would try next time we visited Slice Resto.

Crispy Cod Burger with the best onion rings ever!
  Slice has always been well known for their amazing pizza, but there is so many other delicious items to check out on their menu! It's worth the drive! 

Hours of operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am-9pm
: 11:30am-8pm

Slice Resto
1830 Cedar Road, Nanaimo BC
t. 250.722.3838

Check them out on Facebook!  



The Black Goose Inn

Black Goose logo from their website

 This family owned and operated British (with a bit of Scottish thrown in!) pub style restaurant was originally constructed in 1921. Located near Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, the location couldn't be better and the food is excellent! 

 The Black Goose Inn offers up traditional, home-cooked meals 7 days a week - as well as 19 beers and ciders on tap! In the warmer months you can enjoy an ocean view and sit at one of the many outside patio tables. In the cooler months you can enjoy a beautiful log fire inside! 

Delea and I enjoying a couple Phillips Blue Bucks!
 We sat down outside on a warm Sunday, but the clouds quickly came in and it started sprinkling so we made our way inside. Regardless of whether you enjoy your time at the Black Goose Inn inside or outside, the ambience is fantastic and you'll be cozy and happy. 

The delicious seafood salad
The service is British pub style so it is counter service, food and drinks are ordered at the bar. The menu offers up some amazing traditional UK meals, including assorted ploughmans, meat and vegetarian pies, bangers and mash and fish & chips. The large menu will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Traditional bangers & mash

I'm a huge fan of the seafood salad ($18.95) romaine lettuce, cucumber and peppers drizzled with a delicious wasabi dressing completed with smoked salmon lox, shrimp and bacon on top. 

Banger and mash ($11.95) is a very traditional UK dish you can order at the Black Goose Inn. 

There are daily lunch and dinner specials. 

They are open at 11:30am daily 7 days a week, they close around 9pm in the winter and 10pm in the summer. There is a children's menu available.

Located at: Beach Acres Resort, 1051 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2E4
Tel: 250 586 1001

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