Never did we expect that in our retirement we would enjoy pub food as much as we do. But, in fact, Pub lunches are our first choice mid day dining. Most have really tasty food at reasonable prices. Fortunately, Vancouver Island is home to a host of really good pubs. On this blog we will, over time, comment on some of our favourites.
Often, if we are heading home after a Nanaimo trip, we will stop in Lantzville and have a bite in the Lantzville Village Pub. Amazingly, this pub first opened nearly 100 years ago in 1925. It is a quaint old building and quite inviting inside. The staff are welcoming and best of all the food is consistently good. We like their Fish & Chips and we share a two piece plate often. Nicely done, not too much batter, good fries and tartar sauce. Also recommended are the Fish Tacos. Three soft tacos with spicy deep fried cod. Excellent. Other menu items include a wide range of sandwiches, soups, salads and pastas. You can even order Seafood Crepes.
The pub has daily specials so be sure and check the chalkboard. Recently I was there with two old pals and we chose the special, a delicious Beef Dip.
If you haven’t been to the Lantzville Village Pub you need to try it. And, by the way, it has a nice ocean view over the Strait of Georgia.