Breathtaking Views ~ Amazing Food
Welcome to The Breakwater
The Breakwater restaurant name speaks to the heritage of our setting; the original breakwater was formed to calm Comox Harbour so loggers could form logs into booms for transport. Just up the shoreline from our restaurant, more than a dozen ships were scuttled to create a breakwater; today they serve as an iconic reminder of the perils that faced coastal pioneers. Naming the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa’s restaurant, “The Breakwater” speaks of the restaurant’s proximity to the ocean, as well as the rich history of the Comox Valley.
The culinary team and staff invite you to enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly service, and fresh, contemporary West Coast cuisine in the Breakwater restaurant or on the summer patio; all with one of the best views in the Pacific Northwest.
We’re committed to bringing you the bounty of Vancouver Island from the surrounding waters, which are famed for salmon, halibut, sablefish, shrimp, crab, mussels, oysters, clams and more.
In our mild climate we can grow a vast range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs… to say nothing of the wild foods that pop up without anyone’s help. We know the farmers and foragers who supply us.
The beauty of the Island attracts people who aim to produce truly wonderful food; their cheeses, breads, meats, and poultry prove that they’re doing just that.
Executive Chef Nyle Petherbridge
Nyle Petherbridge is the New Executive Chef of Breakwater Restaurant at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa. He joined the Kingfisher team in Spring of 2016 and is an accomplished Canadian Red Seal Chef with over 20 years’ experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant industry. Most recently Chef Nyle was the Executive Chef on a 600 room ocean going vessel that took him from Northern British Columbia to the Panama Canal in Central America. His previous experience includes the Metropolitan Hotel, Le Méridien, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, as well as Corporate Chef roles at Browns Social House, Red Robin Restaurants of Canada and Joey Restaurants.
Chef Nyle recently moved to the Comox Valley and is thrilled to be living the island life. With a passion for working with local growers, producers, fisherman and farmers, being a chef in the Comox valley allows Chef Nyle the opportunity to work with the producers directly every week bringing the freshest local products to the table when possible. He looks forward to meeting you at the beautiful Breakwater Restaurant.