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Modern Food


Welcome to Avenue Bistro!

House Made - Locally Sourced - Comox Valley

Reservations 250.890-9200

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Modern Food


Welcome to Avenue Bistro!

House Made - Locally Sourced - Comox Valley

Reservations 250.890-9200

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welcome to avenue bistro

Avenue offers bistro classics in a welcoming restaurant setting.  The house-made creations, artisan cheeses, locally sourced bread, and oceanwise seafood selections showcase the bounty of Vancouver Island.  Everything is prepared daily with the freshest, natural ingredients. Seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free choices available. Great wine, beer and spirits list. Find our Kids Menu under the FAQs tab.

Whether you are enjoying fresh oysters and glass of sparkling wine on our seasonal patio, stopping by en route to the airport to indulge in our red wine short rib lasagna, looking for bistro classics like steak and truffle fries or Salt Spring Island mussels and frites, or celebrating a special occasion, we are ready to create your next memorable experience.  We hope to serve you soon!

The Place

Originally built as a local convenience and grocery store called the 'Jolly Giant', the building was converted to the Avenue Bistro restaurant in 2007. Avenue is family owned and offers an 'upscale casual' dining experience.  The service is warm and engaging - casual but correct. Variety of seating choices available including a seasonal patio, comfortable booths, and popular lounge area to enjoy a beverage or watch the game.

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People


People


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gregor and michelle mowatt

Owners

Gregor and Michelle met while working long hours as junior managers at a 5-star hotel chain, which was shortly after graduating from their respective hotel schools. Gregor’s background over the course of three decades has encompassed general management for restaurant operations, partnership in a wine agency, and working for a well known hotel chain where he learned the value of providing exceptional service to top-end clientele.  

 Michelle’s lifetime interest in food trends and design coupled with her broad administration and human resources background truly compliments the operational responsibilities of the restaurant. She gained her hospitality experience during her early career years working for catering companies, restaurants, and private clubs.  Although her career choices took her away from the hospitality industry for a short time period, she is glad to be back with the guests and providing exceptional customer service.

They have two children currently attending public school, plus a Westie dog named Bella. 

 

 

 

chance wilke

chef

 

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Freddy Thwaites

Head Bartender

Freddy has become one of the cornerstones of Avenue Bistro. He is the ultimate bartender: the expert mixologist who enjoys being of service and is known as the guy with the sports scores. A lot of people come in focused on the cocktails, but for those who frequent his bar, they obviously find something there beyond just the drinks.

Freddy