Locals Restaurant Comox Valley, BC


Welcome to Locals Restaurant

Hello Comox Valley!!   

We are back and ready to serve you!!

In order to move forward safely during this unprecedented time, all businesses are required to have a “Unique Covid-19 Safety Plan” based upon guidelines and recommendations from Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and Work Safe BC.  


Update Sept. 16, 2020:  Per Public Health mandate, no alcohol sales are permitted after 10pm



Customer Safety: We are mandated to ensure the following safety measures as per Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry:

  • Social Distancing: Customers must be able to maintain distance of 2 metres from one another unless they are in the same party.
  • Table seating: Customers must be seated so that there are at least  2 metres between the customers seated at one table and the customers seated at another table, 6 feet from the backs of occupied chairs, unless there is a rigid barrier installed. Guests may not rearrange seating or move tables.
  • Party size: No more than 6 customers seated at a table.
  • Singing:  Not allowed, even for birthday celebrations, and no blowing candles on cakes.
  • Mingling: Customers can not visit other tables or rearrange table set up.
  • Contact Log: Contact information obtained from one member of every party/table / reservation for 30 days in the event that there is a need for contact tracing on the part of the medical health officer.
  • PPE: Our staff are wearing PPE although wearing of face masks and / or face shields is not required at this time.
  • Alcohol Sales: Finished at 10pm

Employee Safety: We are also mandated to provide safety measures per Work Safe BC. 

Please note that some of the following guidelines exceed industry standards, as we have taken the opportunity to provide “best practice” for our customers and employees.

To return to work ALL employees agree to:

  • Signing and committing to “Locals Good Health Contract Agreement for COVID-19”
  • Following specific instructions for sanitizing, hand washing, and cleaning
  • Respecting physical distancing from guests and other staff whenever possible
  • Understanding that all personal interactions effect the health of your “work bubble”
  • Minimizing what is brought into the workplace
  • Reducing touches between serving/kitchen/cleaning teams

Customer Service Best Practice:

  • Tables- remain clear so that utensils, glassware or plates are not sitting exposed
  • Doors- propping open whenever possible
  • Traffic flow- indicating by floor decals for 2-meter distancing and direction where needed
  • Settings- servers delivering fresh silverware in a sealed roll-up, brought on a side plate once guest seated
  • Social Distancing-  servers standing back when speaking with customers
  • Table Touches-  servers visiting tables judiciously to reduce duration and frequency of  contact
  • Salt & Pepper- servers provide upon request 
  • Menus and Wine Lists- sanitized after each use
  • Surfaces- sanitized all frequently touched surfaces, a minimum of every 15 minutes and as needed
  • Trays- sanitized after each use
  • Bill payment –  payments taken at table side
  • Payment Machines-  sanitized  after each use
  • Crayons- not available during COVID -19

Kitchen Brigade Best Practice:

  • Shoes- changing into work shoes at work
  • Uniforms- wearing only uniforms in the kitchen, no street clothes allowed
  • Kitchen entrance- accepting food deliveries only, all others directed to main entrance
  • Mandatory Receiving/delivery log - maintaining per Public Health Mandate
  • Social distancing-  keeping to only 1 person in tight areas, but may have more people if wearing masks

As Dr. Henry has often said  "Please be kind, please be patient as learn how to move froward in this new normal".


Ronald & Tricia St. Pierre



Eat BC recently sat down with Chef Ronald St Pierre to learn about his passion for cooking with local ingredients in the Comox Valley,

Please check out the link here to see more:  


Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Options

We are very pleased to offer many dishes for our guests with specific dietary requirements and preferences, and are noted on our menus. 

        Please discuss your dietary requirements and preferences with your server.  

Weekend Brunch

Locals brunch offers Vancouver Island Farmer Ben’s eggs, Artisan bacon and ham, local products and homemade preserves.  Rhonda Viani, our Pastry Chef, has prepared homemade savory biscuits, praline loaves and complimentary banana chocolate mini muffins.Our servers are pleased to offer your favorite cup of coffee, espresso cappuccino, latte or one of our tasty loose leave teas. The full brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 2:00pm alongside our full lunch menu.

For our full brunch menu CLICK HERE



Locals Restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Our Main Level Dining Room and washrooms are fully accessible. Our patio has one 4" step down, and is often navigated by backing the wheelchair down the step, with assistance.  The Upper Dining Room has 3 stairs, with a very sturdy handrail.


Reservation Times-

As we make everything in house, from scratch, and to order, we wish to ensure ample time for your dining experience. Dinner reservations are accepted in 2 1/2 hour intervals. If you are running off to a show, catching a ferry, etc. please inform your server. Please note that we do not have a lounge or bar in which to wait, should you arrive early for your reservations.


Dining with Children

We welcome young diners to experience Locals cuisine earlier in the evening. As we have no deep fryer, our children’s menu is healthy and varied. The acoustics of the restaurant occasionally pose a challenge due to height of the ceilings. Should your child become noisy, we respectfully request that you respond and attempt to settle him or her. Please let your server or the hostess know if there is anything we can do to make your dining experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Crayons and coloring materials are not available during COVID-19,








Open 7 Days a Week


11 am - 4 pm


A La Carte

  Saturday and Sunday   only    

10 am - 2 pm


Starting at 4 pm 


available until

9 pm

Closed for

Remembrance Day

Wednesday, Nov. 11th

Scent Free Zone

Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance-free





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