Arrowsmith Golf Club
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club - 2250 Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach - Linda Tenney photo
I was first introduced to Micky J's Bar & Grill at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club in 2003, when my husband and I moved to Qualicum Bay. A little off the beaten track of Hwy 19A just north of Qualicum Beach, it was a long-time local resident who told us about Micky J's. We just weren't golfers and hadn't been to the golf club.
After the first bite, Micky J's became our go-to place for amazingly tender Beef Dip sandwiches, an extensive selection of burgers, and a spectacular view of Mount Arrowsmith. All these years later, Beef Dip and burgers are still on the menu, along with tantalizing appetizers, salads, and dinner entreés, including the Teriyaki Rice Bowl I recently sampled.
Looks certainly aren't everything, but I do truly believe that food plated attractively tastes better. It's purely psychological, I know, but the evolving 'art' of serving food is important, and it was obvious to me when this dish arrived at my table, the chefs at Micky J's care about food ... both the presentation and the taste. You know it's a great place to eat when the chefs have a romance with food and treat it with respect. Hats off to Executive Chef Kieran Brett, and his main team in Micky J's kitchen: Tim Mazey, Daryl Irvine and Andy King.
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club and Micky J's celebrated their 20th Anniversary on July 10, 2016 with a full roster of events including a nostalgic 'through the years' presentation created by Club House Manager, Cindyjo Darbyshire, a BBQ on the patio with prices rolled right back to 1996, and special events honouring the Club's founder, the late Mike Jiggins, current business manager Patrick Jiggins, and the entire Jiggins family who have been at the helm of this successful family venture since 1996.
Micky J's is open to the public and is not just for golfers. Take the entire family and join the fun in the dining room or on the patio for great food, friendly service and a beautiful view of Mount Arrowsmith. It's a relaxing place to spend some time in our little pocket of paradise here on Vancouver Island. I recommend it!
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, 2250 Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach
250-752-9727 - Open 10-7pm daily. Open to the public.