Reviews

The service was impeccable. Your staff was outstanding. I wasn't worried about a thing. My guests are STILL talking about how amazing the food was… and that's saying something, considering many of them work or have worked in the industry. My sister-in-law Cate said she loved the prawn skewers so much she went straight up to Chris at the BBQ to beg for some more! He happily obliged, of course. Beyond the glorious appetizers and dinner, the pizzas were a huge hit both with the kids AND the adults, later in the evening. I was worried no one would be hungry late at night after having eaten so much already, but the 6 pizzas disappeared in under 1/2 an hour. I missed the pizza because I was busy hosting, but I'm told it was the best pizza they've ever had by several guests. Sharon, I can't believe you came back and continued to do clean up. I'm so grateful!

I will absolutely be recommending your services, and have already done so with Dragon's Lodge.

We debated about where to go for a special birthday celebration dinner and we're so glad we chose this restaurant. My sister has celiac disease and was thrilled to discover they make gluten free pizza. She raved about this pizza for days afterward. My husband and a friend ordered burgers and both thought they were exceptional. I had a pasta special that was also delicious. We'll take company here again.

Calgary, AB

Last night we enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had! We ordered the Seafood Grill which included shrimp, scallops, black cod and sockeye salmon, along with appetizer and dessert. The seafood was exquisitely prepared; it was obvious the chef knew how to handle grilling fish. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience. We live on Gabriola Island, but this restaurant is well worth the ferry fare from Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo

WOW!! So tasty and original! The menu is wonderful, eclectic and versatile, something for everyone! I had their special, it was a smoked duck pizza, so yummy and smoky! Good sized portions, everyone left full and happy! Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Creston, BC

For many years, in another city, we went to a Valentine's special menu dinner. When we moved here there were no great choices for a nice meal out. Along came Woodfire. Yesterday for our Valentine's treat we had lobster ravioli for an app. 6 whole ravioli per serving. I truly wanted to lick the plate it was soooooo very delicious. We both had the baked cod with rice and veg.. Again, cooked to perfection. For dessert I had the trio of samplers. Poached pear, vanilla creme brûlée, frozen chocolate mousse. My husband had passionfruit cheesecake. ALL were fantastic. They make you feel special and NOT just on special occasions. Can't wait till our next visit!

Gabriola Island

We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The staff is always welcoming and attentive and the meals are predictably superb. They offer gluten free options and the staff is very knowledgeable on the menu adaptations to meet dietary needs. Side note. ...best TRUFFLE FRIES ON THE WEST COAST! Family friendly and take out orders too! Our fave place for special occasions!

GABRIOLA

The "Woodfire" restaurant on small and quiet Gabriola Island was pleasant surprise in a rural, laid back, out of the way location. We had enjoyed eating there 3 months prior on our last visit so off we went. As it turned out along with many other hungry folks as the power was out on the whole Island (they have a back up). The small reception area was overloaded but the staff were up to the challenge in a very professional manner. We did not have a reservation so were given one for later which was perfectly fine with us. Our server was great, the food was excellent and the ambience very nice. We will go again and highly recommend it.

Victoria

Great selection of all kinds of DELICIOUS dishes and desserts. Exceptional service. A must anytime you visit the island.

Gabriola

This restaurant has set the bar very high for eateries on Gabriola Island or anywhere else for that matter. We have frequented Woodfire on several occasions and always found a stimulating variety of dishes to choose from and the food excellent. Whether we chose one of their gourmet pizzas, pastas or other entrees we have never been disappointed. They also have a great selection of wines to choose from. The service is professional and very friendly; the atmosphere cosy. We always look forward to our next visit and highly recommend this restaurant.

Sichuan, China

Took visiting friends here for dinner - were they ever impressed! We can not say enough about the excellent quality of the food and service. Well worth a trip to Gabriola just for a meal here.

Having never been to Gabriola Island, but realizing it is a rather smallish community, I was not expecting much in the way of fine dining when I recently visited there. Well, the Woodfire proved me very wrong. Our waitress (Sharon) was charming, helpful and accommodating. My wife and I started with an amazing seafood chowder soup (for her) and the Charcuterie plate for me (this could be a meal in itself!). DW ordered the Pizza special of the day (spinach, chicken breast, grape tomatoes, pesto and roasted garlic, mozzeralla and brie). In a word...scrumptious. I had the panko and pine crusted halibut with roasted red pepper butter and sautéed vegetables. We couldn't do dessert and they packed up half the pizza to go (it was wonderful for lunch the next day). 2 pints of amazing beer and an outstanding Caesar cocktail for a $90.00 bill. Would love to return!

Strathmore, Calgary

The restaurant is beautiful & cozy with great staff & service. I can't say enough about the wood fired pizza and how delicious and unique it is. My husband ordered a 10" 'Decourcy' and I had the 10" 'Dragon's Keep'. Both were amazing and more than enough food… we were full. All the rest of the food that we saw being brought out of the kitchen also looked wonderful too. The owner and staff were all really friendly and helpful. If we lived on Gabriola island we would surely come for dinner here often!

Saskatoon

I find the service, friendly, informative and efficient. They are not subservient; they are professional. I value this. They take pride in their work and they care for each other from the owners to the management to the wait staff (I imagine to the kitchen staff as well, but haven't been back there!)

Gabriola Island

Woodfire Restaurant and Catering were recommended to us for a large group that we were hosting on Gabriola Island this past week. Chris and Sharon were great to work with, very accommodating and helpful, and the food was fantastic!

They kept a large crew, some with dietary restrictions, fed and happy for three days (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a delicious and varied menu.

Would absolutely recommend them for any catering needs you may have.

Harrison Hot Springs

This is one of the best meals I have ever had. It was a Valentines Day special menu. 3 courses and 3 or 4 choices per course. My appetizer was a salad and beef carpaccio that was decadent. Main was pork belly with fresh beans on a vegetable puree with an unbelievable demi-glace. Desert was a trio of different chocolate deserts that I was "almost" too full to finish. Friendly service, awesome food, and good value for how good the dinner was.

Nanaimo

Last night we enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had! We ordered the Seafood Grill which included shrimp, scallops, black cod and sockeye salmon, along with appetizer and dessert. The seafood was exquisitely prepared; it was obvious the chef knew how to handle grilling fish. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience. We live on Gabriola Island, but this restaurant is well worth the ferry fare from Vancouver Island.

Gabriola

Excellent food! Amazing Service! Cold beer!! Bacon! You must go here. This is better food, colder beverages and better service than I have had in elite restaurants in many big centres throughout North America. Do yourself and EXTREME FAVOUR and go here. Get off your boat. Get off the ferry. Take your car. Whatever. Gabriola is an island. The road goes around it. You can't help but find this restaurant. IT WILL BE WORTH IT!! There were five of us. We each ordered something different and cross-sampled. All meals delicious. Our server was attentive, effective and very pleasant. What more needs to be said.

Sophisticated ambiance and menu - ranging from gourmet pizzas to lovely fish, burgers, and pasta dishes. Great looking interior - contemporary with buffed concrete floors and attractive booths and tables. A real gem on Gabriola Island. You'll think you're dining in NY. Popular, so call ahead. Honestly, think this place is why the real estate market here is booming with Vancouver transplants. - and Americans from the East Coast! Great place!

 

Unassuming restaurant in the main village area with contemporary decor, varied but not over-extensive menu. Food was phenomenal. Wife had a burger and I had a canzone. Burger was obviously freshly hand made on excellent foccacia bun. My calone was incredible with a slightly sweet dough and lots of filling. Service was very good. Will definitely return.

Cannot flaw this place in any way. It was worth visiting the island just for that fish burger. Very graceful service, meal came out quickly, super delicious would come back again and again. Thank you!

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4 – 9pm

Madrona Marketplace
Unit 1 - 500 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC

Email: sharon@woodfirerestaurant.ca
Inquiries: 250 247 0095
Takeout: 250 247 0093

ocean-wise In all our menu items we actively support Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise initiative with all our fish & seafood coming from sustainable sources, ensuring the long term health & stability of the species.

News & Events

Woodfire has 4 mid week deals today!

As many of you missed out on Tuesday's Burger Night we are offering it today as well as Wednesday's Rib Night.

1. So all burgers are $14 with skinny fries.

2. And our slow roasted bbq pork ribs with skinny fries and coleslaw start at $16.

3. Pints are $5. Glasses of wine start at $5.

4. Desserts with a special coffee are just $10.

Another great night to enjoy Woodfire.

Reservations: 250 247 0095
Take-Out: 250 247 0093
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