Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
The Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill, amongst some of Vancouver Island’s finest wineries and the Cowichan Valley’s only Cidery. The restaurant is a 40-minute drive north from Victoria and south from Nanaimo. It is only 10 minutes south of the cultural city of Duncan. The terrifically scenic drive to Arbutus Ridge should prepare you for some of the views and pure natural charm awaiting you at the golf club.
The Satellite Bar & Grille boasts captivating views of the Satellite Channel from one of BC’s Most Scenic Patio. Guests will enjoy a variety of dishes using local food from the surrounding area, prepared by Executive Chef Gabriel Milne and his Team. The handsome glass-fronted clubhouse juts over a hill overlooking the 18th green and provides ocean, island and mountain views. Whether you’d like a table for two or two hundred, we welcome your next visit to the Satellite Bar & Grille.
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RonaldP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thank you for this opportunity to say Thank You for my excellent birthday dinner. Sarah as always provided friendly and excellent service. We have been wondering if the dessert menu will be changed

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TeejayC12345678910111213
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

For a pork chop a tiny salad or a too thick soup and some hard granola on-top of Cherry's not impressed for 50 a person. The side with the pork chop was risotto and I must tell you it looked like mashed potatoes and tastes like a ball of flavour less starch. The granola on-top of the. Dessert was burnt and hard as a rock. The whip cream was and oozing pile of milk on my plate by the time I got it. The salad was terrible. No dressing on arugula is Ugh. The server was fantastic and made our evening quite pleasant. But we won't go back. Oh and there was a wedding so it was super loud.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My food made my stomachs hurt, our server was unfriendly, and the seating offered little privacy despite only housing a few guests.

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Pezzykins
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

You REALLY need to replace the sad old saggy chairs! All of us were very uncomfortable sitting in them. Also, please put lights on a dimmer - SO dark and gloomy on a dark morning. ☹️

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for your candor. The dining room chairs are on our radar and are part of our facility improvement plan. The lights are currently equipped with dimmer switches. Perhaps we can look at a different type of bulb to improve the lighting. We hope, in the meantime, that the quality of our food and service will keep you coming back.

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visitor
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful room with a view. The tables were not crowded together. All the servers were very friendly. The buffet breakfast had a good variety. We especially enjoyed the eggs benedict and the waffles. The food could have been a little bit warmer. Coffee was plentiful once we had our first cup - took awhile. When being seated we could have been told to go ahead and help ourselves to the buffet - we had to ask. Not a big problem. Overall it was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. We would go back again.

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Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Our next brunch buffet will be on Easter Sunday, hope to see you there!

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LorenaG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I made my reservation online. When we arrived the reservation could not be found. After some searching it appeared that I had booked for a week ahead. However when I got home and checked my email, the reservation was for the date we were there. Glitch in the system I guess. Luckily it wasn’t busy and we were still able to get a table by the window. The food was ok. My elderly uncle being raised by British parents did not appreciate drinking his tea out of a mug. Sometimes he even brings his own cup and saucer to restaurants. I have to agree with him on that one. The best thing about this restaurant is the spectacular view.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening at the restaurant. The ambiance and service was very good. We had the roast beef that was featured that day. The roast was very good, the vegetables were a bit on the raw side and the Yorkshire pudding a great disappointment. It was like eating tofu. In all our travels we have never had Yorkshire pudding of that consistency. Not good. We will go back to the restaurant and try something different.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Hi Mike, thank for taking the time to leave a detailed review. I'm sorry about the consistency of the Yorkshires. They are not normally served that way and our kitchen is reviewing their preparation process to make sure that this does not happen again. I hope we will see you again sooner rather than later so that we can have the chance to impress you with the quality of our food!

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LISAJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did not know this restaurant existed. We were looking to have a family dinner out - our family lives in Victoria and Nanaimo.. this restaurant is in between the two locations. It was perfect for our gathering. Good food (variety and tasty), service and space. We had a 6 year old and 10 year old with us, and in this environment they were comfortable and so were the other guests.. We will definitely go back ! thanks! Can't wait to return during the day in the summer to fully enjoy the views.

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Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're very glad to hear that you had such a good time with us, hope to see you again soon!

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Lovetheisland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We are repeat customers and have noted a big change in the food. Quantity, presentation, flavour and value need to be enhanced .

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Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for you candid review. We are always trying to find ways to improve our menu and have just published our December feature sheet with BBQ ribs and butter chicken. Having tried both of them, I can vouch for their quality and I hope you'll come in and give us another chance to impress. Successful features are often added to our full time menu, so your feedback will be very important in improving our offerings.

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FayeC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Satellite Bar & Grill! Took a couple who hadn’t been before, and they really liked it also. Service was terrific, and the Prime Rib was perfect.

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Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks for the great review and for bringing new people to try us out. We sincerely appreciate the support!

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CathieW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at reasonable prices, excellent service and a view to die for. A hidden gem!

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks for your fabulous review! We really appreciate you taking the time to promote our business, so thoughtful of you! We look forward to your next visit.

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HeidiB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very enjoyable and good service too. Love the atmosphere

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Thanks for the review and the kind comments, we look forward to your next visit!

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XKR4848
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Satellite Grille is a great place to eat. Service is always excellent...food is generally very good. However, there was an issue with one of the food dishes the other night. When the manager asked how we were enjoying our food, he was advised that one of the prime rib dinners was sinuy. He didn't offer to remedy the issue...just went to another table. Don't bother asking how patron's dinners are if you aren't prepared to do anything about a problem with the food.

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thanks for leaving such a nice review recommending our restaurant; we appreciate it. I'll check with the manager, to see what happened in this instance. We look forward to your next visit.

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at a table over looking the 18th green. The service was great and the food was delicious. We will definately go back

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for the kind review, so glad to hear you will be returning!

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Stewart
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The atmosphere and exceptional quality of service were outstanding.

Unfortunately, the quality of the food was quite poor. The batter on the fish and chips was heavy and greasy. As well, the greasiness of the batter reflected an overused oil from the deep fryer, which was also evident in the french fries. Even though the quantity of the battered fish was generous, the pieces should be plated separately from the salad. The hot, oily fish smothered the salad making it unpalatable.
We will not order fish and chips again here and were somewhat embarrassed to have recommended it to our friends.

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank for your review, we will share your comments with our Chef. Greasy Fish & Chips is definitely not what we're going for, this is not normal. There also looks as if there was a plating issue with the fish, it should not be anywhere near the salad. We are working on updating our syllabus to ensure these types of errors do not happen...ever. Our apologies the food did not meet expectations. We sincerely appreciate the honest feedback and hope to see you again!

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