Head to for fine dining, or to the family-friendly Blue Poppy Restaurant for some laid-back fare. Our server made it an absolutely great experience. Daily specials include pasta, soups, salads and paninis, not to mention the delicious rosemary-ham and cheese croissants they offer for breakfast. We were especially impressed with the professionalism of the serving and greeting staff; they came across as if they had been trained in Europe. Owners David Boetti and Yann Fougere both originate from France and certainly know how to make perfect macarons every time. Ask for a quieter room to avoid the noise of the brewpub at your feet.
Luckily for you, Victoria is host to a variety of amazing hotel restaurants that are almost always a good bet during the holiday season. The local wine selection was really great and allowed us to try some wine we hadn't had before. You start out thinking you'll just have a glass of wine and a beer good selections here for both then you decide to add a cheese plate because it's so damn pleasant out there on the patio. I recommend the cinnamon roll. It was really cool to see the fabulous and expansive bar and see they also had an Absinth fountain. Pair with: 1461 Benvenuto Ave.
Pair with: Soft-serve ice cream at across the street 126 Douglas St. Hey, even God rested for a day. . Located in the most storied room in Victoria and a must-visit culinary experience. Can't decide from the Everything Is Too Tempting list? Their bakery products are made fresh daily at Willies on Johnson and are made available at other Cafes within the City as well as at The Museum Café. Tip: The Empress will also be offering an American Thanksgiving dinner for our southern neighbours on Thursday, November 23.
Owned by couple Jon and Melissa Perkins, Dak is a chicken rotisserie with a Korean twist. Pair with: A visit to nearby Willows Galley 2559 Estevan Ave. Service was lovely, menu items were explained while they were being served, and every item was delicious. Crew tip: The patio is absolutely gorgeous, so try to visit on a nice sunny day so you can make the most of the view and atmosphere! The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson highlights local food producers at every level — farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs. I would highly recommend Little Jumbo for either cocktails or a great meal. Shine serves up a huge range of cooked breakfasts including 10 different styles of eggs benedict, huge omelettes and creative daily specials.
Try the goats cheese and grilled asparagus omelette for breakfast, the pan-fried Dungeness crab cakes for lunch or the charbroiled beef tenderloin with roast garlic jus for dinner. All tables have a great view of inner harbor and on nice days, you can dine outside on a patio. Good Eats at Red Fish Blue Fish! They have a separate dining area if you want to bring the kids along and feature live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. On a sunny day, enjoy views of Mount Baker and Discovery Bay. Executive Chef Takashi Ito is lauded for his long-standing culinary excellence and meticulously prepared dishes. Service was great and food excellent. Excerpted, updated and expanded from , by Lora Shinn.
Don is a Canadian journalist who specializes in writing and broadcasting about food and travel. If you like macarons you cannot go past! Find it: With its ultra-elegant room and view of the Inner Harbour, 721 Government St. The Tapa Bar is the best place to go with your girlfriends so that everyone can share a bit of everything. I also tasted the famous eggs Benedict, and the mouthwatering banana pecan French toast with freshly-baked, banana-pecan bread topped with maple cream cheese drizzle. And crazily enough—I actually enjoyed them. A spray park adds to summer fun.
The dim lighting and lounge-like furnishings make it the perfect venue for relaxing in the evening. So, when we strolled into , I was already in heaven. Recommended: Tofu Chicken Burger and a pot of organic tea. White Heather Tea Room For a truly classic Victoria tradition, opt to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special afternoon tea service at the in Oak Bay. My favourite dish at Ça Va was the Beef Riellet with sour cherry and Dijon jelly, caper berries, pickles and crostini. This is for the connoisseur of good cuisine.
Let CheepEats be your guide to finding the best food and drink specials in Victoria. Recommended: Bin 27 The Bistro with half salad half fries and truffle aioli. We are closed for a short period of time while Inn at Laurel Point undergoes a renewal. Look out for the daily specials written on the chalk board, and be sure to try the signature dish, the Charlie Bowl —crumbled biscuits topped with pork gravy, ham, green onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and finished off with two fried eggs — a brunch dish big enough to satisfy any appetite. Meals begin with bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the table, and for a standard Greek appetiser, go for the saganaki opa — kefalograviera cheese flambéed at the table with metaxa brandy.
Check out water sports and the amazing nature along Dallas Road beaches. If you are a foodie you will love Ollo. Next, he made Ravenstone Farm spicy Sicilian sausage in a tomato salsa fresca on fresh Kilrenny Farm pasta, garnished with crumbled roast pork crackling. Glitter steps guide you down to a dimly light and loud basement where you're guaranteed to polish a few pitchers of pimms and gossip about that girl dating your ex. Regular menu items will also be available. Luckily, the food was even better. For more dine-out options, make sure to check out a full list of great.