Restaurants & Café
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In creating and operating the Wickaninnish Inn the McDiarmid family adheres to a philosophy that transcends conventional parameters of environmental sustainability to include notions of environmental harmony, integration, and celebration. This ideology permeates every aspect of our operations including the exceptionally fresh food created in the kitchens of our world renown The Pointe Restaurant, On The Rocks Bar and Driftwood Café.
Our Executive Chef Carmen Ingham takes special pride in working closely with the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild to source B.C. based seafood, game and produce suppliers to stock our kitchens with local and organic ingredients. Our wild salmon, spot prawns, and side stripe shrimp are procured by legendary local Angler Jeff Mikus while our crab, halibut, and other products come from Trilogy in Tofino and West Pacific Seafood. Two Rivers Meats provides us with whole pork used to prepare our homemade sausage, bacon and roasts; they also source free range, organic poultry and beef. Our extensive wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator, and meticulously selected by our Sommelier and Director of Food & Beverage, Ike Seaman, offers west coast bottles with the spotlight on B.C. and Pacific Northwest wines. And finally, quality crafted beer from the local brewmasters at Tofino Brewing Company, Philips Brewing Company, Vancouver Island Brewery, Granville Island Brewery, and Turning Point Brewery.
The Pointe Restaurant
Raise your glass and your expectations at The Pointe Restaurant. It is one of Tofino's top restaurants and a must-go-to Vancouver Island dining destination. With over 240 degrees of Pacific Ocean viewscape welcoming your arrival, it may take a few moments to focus on the menu. Pacific Northwest cuisine is awarded a fresh outlook by Chef Carmen Ingham and our acclaimed kitchen brigade.
On the Rocks Bar & Shoreline Terrace
If you're dining at The Pointe Restaurant, you might plan to arrive early to enjoy a classic cocktail at our On the Rocks Bar. Here we feature an excellent selection of Pacific Northwest wines, a quality range of classic ports and one of B.C.'s largest selection of single-malt scotches. Off of the bar, our Shoreline Terrace overlooks Chesterman Beach, and features a propane fireplace, comfortable plush seating, and adjoining outdoor patio. When not in use as an event space, you are welcome to join us in the Shoreline Terrace for cocktails or other beverages from On the Rocks Bar. Please note, there is no food service available in the Shoreline Terrace.
Nestled on the Beach level, the Driftwood Café is one of our hidden gems at the Wickaninnish Inn. Offering a range of specialty espresso drinks, fruit smoothies and spa-inspired fare, it is the ideal spot to start or conclude a morning beach walk, or enjoy a light breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack. A recent addition you can sink your teeth into? Wholesome house-baked bread - fresh daily!
With a wood-burning fireplace and boot dryer, it is also the perfect location to warm up after a winter storm walk on Chesterman Beach and continue your storm watching from the inside looking out. Why not walk on the Chesterman Beach tombolo to Frank Island (at low tide - check your Tide Guide), view the Inn and the coastal mountains from a different perspective, and return for a hot chocolate - or hot toddy - at the Driftwood Café? Accompanied by a selection of wines and bottled beer, a casual afternoon at the Café is a great way to end your day on the beach!
We are pleased to offer the refined West Coast cuisine of The Pointe Restaurant and On the Rocks Bar and Lounge - in the comfort of your guest accommodations. Our Room Service menu is offered from 7:30am until 9:00pm daily. Traveling with little ones? Ask about our WickKids menu!
Need a nosh while your out exploring Tofino and Clayoquot Sound? Our Backpack lunches might just fit the bill and can be arranged by contacting The Pointe Restaurant by 8:00pm the evening before your excursion.