While we were on Vancouver Island this past weekend we received an invitation to dine at Black Rock Resort. Located in Ucluelet, it was about 40 minutes away from where we were in Tofino and definitely worth the trip.
The main dining room at Black Rock is called Fetch, and it features a fresh menu designed by Executive Chef Andrew Springett filled with local ingredients, BC wines, and Ocean Wise seafood options.
We started off with tuna nicoise and I then ordered the beef tenderloin (served with buttermilk mashed potatoes topped with peanuts) while John went with the halibut (with risotto).
For dessert, we had to go with the chocolate mousse (which was in lieu of birthday cake for John that weekend).
The windows at Fetch looked out onto a rocky shore, just past the patio. The distinctive black rocks appeared to be the obvious namesakes for the resort as they jutted up out of the sea like hundreds of coal-coloured shark fins. The tables were bare wood with visible circles of wine from past guests, which we found charming and fit the rugged feel of the area that was balanced out with the soft ambiance of the restaurant inside.
The staff was very friendly to everyone and the mood in the dining room was very cheerful as a family at a long table beside us was celebrating the birthday of their patriarch. Out in the lobby, things were hopping that night as two weddings were being hosted in ballrooms down the hall. We took a quick walk around to snap some photos.
Coming from Highway 4, turn left toward Ucluelet (instead of right to Tofino) to find your way there. If you’re in the village of Ucluelet, it’s about a 15 minute walk down to Black Rock on Marine Drive.
All photos are by Rebecca or John Bollwitt for Miss604.com