AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar | Ocean7 Restaurant
We look forward to welcoming you to Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar. Your senses will be awakened with an unparalleled West Coast culinary experience and creative cocktails, while gazing out to the vast ocean views.
During the warmer months, two large garage doors open up to the patio enticing you to sit outside and bask in the warm sun with breathtaking views of the ocean and the beloved lush Kingfisher Serenity gardens.
Reservations are highly recommended. Reservations are available in our fine dining Ocean7 Restaurant. AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar and Patio are walk-in only. Our Sky Domes are seasonal, mid-October to mid-April annually.
AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar
The new AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar, located in the same building as Ocean7, is a first come first serve venue that features creative casual plates paired with fine wines and signature cocktails. Design elements make use of French provincial flair and modern West Coast accents featuring beautiful wine displays, soft woods, stone, antique tile finishes and a fire place. Centralized in the AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar is an inviting New York style bar that provides the opportunity to casually dine and enjoy the view or a sports game on one of two TVs. During the warmer months, two large garage doors open up to the patio enticing you to sit outside and bask in the warm sun with breathtaking views of the ocean and the beloved lush Kingfisher gardens. The new Serenity Gardens complete with fire bowls are a romantic spot to cozy up to watch the spectacular wildlife and sunsets.
Menus & Hours
Room Service Menu ~8am-9pm
Ocean7 Restaurant, maintains a fine dining atmosphere with view tables and cozy booths, stair stepped to allow amazing vistas for all. Ocean7 Restaurant focuses on West Coast seafood, grain fed meats and fresh organic produce from local sustainable growers and suppliers. The culinary experience is unparalleled with unique creations from Executive Chef Richard Benson, an accomplished Red Seal chef who has created menus for some of most successful well known establishments in British Columbia. Your senses will be awakened enjoying tantalizing food for the palate while gazing out to the vast ocean views which was the main focus in the design process. The panoramic ocean views include gazing at Comox, Sunshine Coast, Tree Island, wild life and passing boats and planes.
Menus & Hours
AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar and Ocean7 Restaurant
Executive Chef | Richard Benson
Richard Benson’s culinary journey has always brought him to beautiful resort destinations. From the King Pacific Lodge in Bella Bella to the Chateau Victoria Hotel to adventurous helicopter skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays, Chef Benson has showcased his ability to pair the perfect holiday with the perfect plate.
Chef Benson landed at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa as Executive Sous Chef and took the reins as Executive Chef in 2018. A Red Seal Chef with over 20 years’ experience, he was the recipient of the Grand Marnier Dessert Challenge People’s Choice Award, Condé Nast Gold Traveler Award and the Hotelympia Le Salon Culinaire International De Londres.
Executive Chef Richard Benson brings his passion for seasonally fresh Vancouver Island ingredients to Ocean7 Restaurant and AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar. He creates a modern, approachable menu that showcases magnificent West Coast seafood and his dedicated farm to table ethic.
Mixologist | Julie Ferris
Julie Ferris is the Bar Manager at Ocean7 Restaurant and AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar. She designs garden to glass cocktails with infusions and reductions produced in house by Julie and her team. Fresh pressed fruit, locally sourced product and a variety of Vancouver Island based distilleries are featured.
Previous to joining the Kingfisher team, Julie worked at Wolf in the Fog in Tofino (Assistant Bar Manager), Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet (Bar Manager) and the Wickaninnish Inn. Julie looks forward to hosting you in our spectacular setting and designing a custom cocktail just for you.