What is now a stunning example of west coast design, perched on beautiful Cordova Bay Beach began as an ice cream stand and general store in the early 1920s and evolved to a hot spot for dinner and dancing in the 1940s. Known then as McMorran’s Pavillion and run by the McMorran family for generations, it was the fashionable place for dining, dancing and celebrations of all kinds. Our parents and grandparents jitterbugged, jived, danced the Twist and performed disco moves on the maple-sprung dance floors. Over the decades until 2008, McMorran’s Beach House hosted hundreds of celebrations, weddings and gatherings including legendary New Year’s Eve Galas and spectacular buffets.
Today, the Beach House continues the legacy of McMorran’s by embracing its history. The famous maple-wood floors, have been refinished, a 1940s bottle of whisky found in the roof rafters found a new home in the belly of contemporary iron sculpture of a fish that hangs above the bar. Even an old pine table from the McMorran’s kitchen and the original grand piano from the dining room have been lovingly restored and are being used today.
With its stunning ocean vistas and views down Cordova Bay beach, patrons will enjoy amazing west coast fare in a comfortably elegant setting. Bon appetite!
Steve – Head Chef
Chris – Sous Chef
Emily – Pastry Chef
Caitlin – Pastry Sous Chef
Lisa – Special Events Coordinator
Sasha – Server
Naomi and Mackenzie – Hostesses
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just getting friends and loved ones together, the Beach House offers the perfect gathering spot for you and yours. Plan your special day today.
Celebrate Your Day
Engagement parties and weddings are extra special at the Beach House. Join the hundreds of couples who have celebrated their union here.
Impress the Boss
Secure your next raise when you plan your next corporate event with us. The exceptional view, west coast fare and overall ambience are sure to please even the most discerning guests.
Impress Your Guests
Take the day off and let us cater your next gathering. We’ll take care of every detail and have you looking like a rock star to one and all.
Dining Room Hours
Monday & Tuesday- 11am to 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday- 11am to 9pm
Friday- 11am to 10pm
Saturday- 9am to 10pm
Sunday & Holidays – 9am to 8pm
Our spectacular dining room is great for casual lunches, dinners and family-friendly gatherings. The vaulted wood ceilings compliment our west coast eclectic design and our wall-to-wall windows fill the room with scenic ocean vistas.
Friday to Saturday – 5pm to 10pm
You’ll feel like your about to set sail on a luxurious cruise line when you dine in our elegant bistro. The stunning room, elevated just metres from the beach below, is the perfect setting for any occasion. Our menu changes daily with the Catch of the Day and the seasonal offerings of local producers.
5109 Cordova Bay Rd (map)
Whether you take the scenic beachside drive from downtown or a more direct route, we’re sure you’ll agree it was worth the drive. You won’t find any other restaurant so perfectly located. The views are first class and the fare is west coast contemporary.