Guest blog post by Nevin Thompson
Summer is the perfect time of year to explore the quaint and welcoming town of Sidney. Located on the water with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker, Sidney’s atmosphere is truly relaxing and inspiring. Spend the day wandering down Beacon Avenue and be welcomed by friendly vendors as you visit distinctive galleries and shops. After you have done a bit of exploring, take a short break or enjoy a leisurely meal at one of Sidney’s many fine restaurants.
This is a list of 5 great restaurants, with many many more to suit your palate conveniently located near our Sidney BC hotel:
1. Stonestreet Cafe
For a fresh and hearty lunch, walk towards the water and relax at the Stonestreet Cafe, 2505 Beacon Avenue. Enjoy a sandwich, wrap, salad, or one of the daily specials. Located on the corner of Second street and Beacon Avenue, this bright and comfortable cafe is popular with locals and businesses. Among their delicious offerings you will find the soup and sandwich combination generous and made to order. Select your choice of ingredients and choose from a range of toppings including various cheeses, veggies and sprouts. Sit inside and chat with the friendly staff, or head outside for a little sun and people watching on the patio.
2. Fish on Fifth
Inspired by its seaside location, Fish on Fifth is a delightful twist on the traditional “chippy”. Located at 9812 Fifth Street, this charming restaurant serves dishes ranging from the traditional to modern. A few selections include: Yam fries, fish tacos, burgers, and big salads, this little eatery is considered somewhat of a local icon.
3. Bistro Suisse
Offering a slightly more formal setting is Bistro Suisse, 2470 Beacon Avenue. Internationally inspired and locally owned, the Bistro offers fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. Items on their menu include delectable choices such as veal scaloppini and pork tenderloin. Open for lunch and dinner the Bistro is ideal for a special meal or a quiet lunch on their patio.
4. Sabhai Thai
Specializing in authentic Thai cuisine Sabhai Thai, 2493A Beacon Avenue, is popular with locals and the working lunch crowd. Sabhai is also a great place for a casual dinner and offers a comfortable and inspired atmosphere.
5. Haro’s Restaurant
Haro’s Restaurant at the foot of Beacon Avenue, quite close to Sidney Pier, is a great place to eat fresh seafood while watching a stunning view of the Gulf Islands. Island living doesn’t get any better than this.
Nevin Thompson frequently writes on behalf of the Cedarwood Inn and Suites, a Sidney BC hotel.