I decided to split this review into two separate posts as I felt there was just too much content for a single entry. Also, while it’s not uncommon for me to try various restaurant options at a hotel, this stay was especially good, with the three of us all agreeing it was some of the best resort dining we’ve had in recent memory. This review will focus solely on our food and beverage experience at The Four Seasons Resort Whistler. For a review of the room and property, check out my review of the Deluxe Executive Suite here.
We were able to book our room through American Express Fine Hotel’s and Resorts, which of course includes complimentary daily breakfast for two, along with some other great benefits.
‘Daily breakfast for two’ varies from property to property, with some offering full access to the buffet, or the option to order off the menu, which was my experience at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver where Brad and I both received a $30USD credit per day for breakfast. Though I had heard mixed accounts of what exactly was offered at The Four Seasons Whistler, we were offered the full breakfast buffet, which was excellent!
Five star luxury hotels generally have fantastic breakfast buffets, not only in the quality of the ingredients, but also in the presentation and variety of food. The Four Seasons Whistler had one of the better spreads I’ve seen in Canada, with both hot and cold items, baked goods, and fresh juice, amongst other options.
There was a large selection of hot items, and staff explained that some of the menu is changed daily to offer variety to guests staying longer than a few days, which is a nice touch.
There was also an omelette station for those wanting made to order eggs. Unfortunately the wine was not included in the breakfast buffet….
The selection of cold items was vast, with fresh fruit, seafood and deli meat, fresh baked breads and a variety of cereals.
While the food was excellent, the service was phenomenal! We had been chatting with our friendly server and told her we planned to go for a hike that afternoon. As we were leaving, she kindly offered us to take a few items to go for a snack on our hike, and brought us each a takeout box!
SIDECUT, a modern steakhouse and bar, is the only restaurant on property. Guests have the option to eat in the more formal steakhouse or the casual and relaxed bar, each with their own menu. We opted to enjoy the more casual bar menu and took a seat on the patio outside.
The patio space is stunning, with beautiful mountain views and perfectly manicured gardens surrounding a water feature with large pond. There was some really nice live music and a small putting green which some children were thoroughly enjoying before dinner!
We started the evening with a few signature cocktails, which didn’t disappoint! The drinks were served up with a bowl of popcorn, which was very good.
Britt and I both started with the ‘Pick Your Own’
While Brad went with the ‘Drops Of Juniper’
Later in the evening we switched to the ‘Sloquet Sundown’, which was a bit strong for us…
The food was some of the best I can remember at any hotel restaurant. The ingredients were incredibly fresh and high quality, and very well made. We decided to split a few appetizers off the menu, though it was tough to choose just a few!
We decided to get the B.C. salmon sashimi and yellowfin tuna poke to start, and all agreed it was some of the best fresh seafood we’d ever had!
For our mains we went with the Korean beef nachos and bison pepperoni pizza. Both were delicious, and was more than enough food for the three of us!
Dinner service, like breakfast, was amazing from start to finish. All of the staff were friendly and personable and quick to make recommendations or answer any menu questions. The patio setting was gorgeous, with plenty of seating around the perfectly manicured gardens.
I don’t often separate the hotel dining experience from the main review as I’m usually not blown away by resort restaurants. However, this stay was extraordinary. The complimentary breakfast buffet through our American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts booking was world class, with some of the best service I can remember. Dinner was also memorable, with fresh ingredients, quality presentations and unique cocktails – all served up on one of the most beautiful outdoor patios I’ve ever experienced.
The Four Seasons continues to impress me with their world class hospitality and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone looking for the very best Whistler has to offer.