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“It was a nice visit”

Filberg Lodge Tea House
Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in Comox
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: Soups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 20 August 2018

12 Aug
Sunday
1235pm
Arriving at the Filberg head to the far end of the estate and that’s where you’ll find the Summer Kitchen. You help yourself to a menu and select your table. After you’ve decided what you would like to eat, you pop inside the kitchen to place your order. I chose the ham and cheese bagel and she selected the grilled cheese sandwich. There was more delicious ham - not bologna ham - than I expected, unfortunately I couldn’t taste the aged cheese. She was disappointed with her grilled cheese sandwich which looked wimpy limp, not crisp. The location of the Kitchen is wonderful, but I can’t say the same for the meal. It’s not the worst lunch I’ve had...it was ok.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Hardy N
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

New owner for 3 summers now. You should change the name and site to reflect this.
Really amazing location and inexpensive, locally sourced food of high quality. We go there a lot.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Frances M
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We really enjoyed our brunch at this now called Summer Kitchen.
Casual and inexpensive.
Daily soup this day was cream of mushroom which was delicious. Salad was average.
It was nice that my husband was able to get his breakfast at 12:30pm. They didn't have eggs benedict he wanted but we were told they will start serving it shortly.
Best part of this restaurant is its beautiful setting.
Great place to sit down after a stroll of the beautiful park and visiting the gift shop.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Miho B
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited the Summer Kitchen a number of times in the spring and summer of 2016. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They had bad weather to contend with in the summer of 2016, which made it hard for them. The food arrived fresh and was very tasty and very affordable.

We suggested for next year, they could have a higher end menu for evenings with special events, i.e. music night, an impromptu theatre night, Moroccan night, etc.

It is an amazing location, ambiance and a treat for us.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Frances M
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This summer, my husband and I went for lunch at the Filberg Summer Kitchen. In previous years we have enjoyed delicious food while taking in the spectacular views at this lovely venue.

The first visit was not long after they opened for the summer - service was slow and the food mediocre. The second and third times, we returned hoping things had improved, but unfortunately...not really. The food is quite overpriced for what it is and I honestly can't say I was raving about it. The potato salad was under seasoned, expensive and bland, and the burgers were ordinary. The last time was the killer...a shamboholic experience with a disorganized, far-too-verbose person taking the orders, food showing up a bit at a time, which was irritating as there is no table service. To top it off, as our burgers cooled off at the table, we were informed the local wine we ordered with our lunch, at $9 a glass, had not been chilled so we were offered a (chilled) substitute from their very limited selection. Fail.

The wine was fine, but that is not the point. It was just the final flourish in a series of not-so-impressive events. If you are going to charge people a reasonable amount of money for food and drink, at least make sure their expectations are partly met.

Staff should be learning from their mistakes - not repeating the same ones all summer. Unfortunately a "bad taste" has been left in the mouths of those of us who have had better experiences there in the past years. It also served as a terrible showcase for the caterer running it, mostly let down by the staff.

Hopefully next summer will be better.

Date of visit: August 2016
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