Have you been here before? If not, why not? Think you can't afford it? Not sure what to wear? Not sure how to hold and fork and spoon? You can afford it and there is youtube to teach you how to dress and eat, so get yourself sorted and make sure you experience this award winning venue located just outside of Victoria in scenic west coast Sooke.
At Famoso you are sure to enjoy traditional Neapolitan pizza, non traditional service, unpretentious wine, and the kind of atmosphere that will keep you coming back. Pizza's hand tossed by an expert team, using the best ingredients then fired in an authentic bell shaped oven, makes for endless enjoyment. Famoso's is the neighbourhood pizzeria that everyone goes to.
Enjoy the fresh tastes of the West Coast in a spectacular waterfront setting at the Marina Restaurant. Their award-winning restaurant is a local favourite for delicious seafood, regional cuisine and Sunday Brunch. If you’re in the mood for sushi, no problem, their sushi bar can’t be beat. With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses.
1008 Blanchard St.
$12 - $16
Experience burgers on a whole new level. At Pink Bicycle they serve great tasting burgers and care about your health. Voted Best in City for Best Burger in 2009, 2010 and 2011, all ingredients are sourced as close to home as seasonally possible to ensure freshness and to encourage sustainability. All dishes hand made daily and all oils used are top quality and trans fat free to ensure taste and health. Soups are made daily from ingredients sourced from local farms.
The decor is a surprising mix of old and new, with of course, a pink bicycle in the window. You will leave thinking about what you'll try the next time, and knowing that you have quite a few next times to finish off the list.
Truly inspired dining experiences await you at Bella. Their mountainside resort offers you an indulgent dining experience under big skies against stunning natural terrain. You will find fresh, local and inviting selections of house made pasta, fresh seafood, beef tenderloin and modern takes on traditional classics.
Voted Victoria’s Best Ice Cream for the last 21 years in a row, Beacon Hill is a trusted stop for locals and visitors in Victoria. Beacon Hill has a lot more to smile about than just ice cream and a great location, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an evening snack you’ll love their seafood, chicken, burgers, soups, and sandwiches.
On the Inner Harbour, a short walk from the Empress Hotel,The Docks is located in one of historic Wharf Street’s oldestbuildings. The interior features rustic brickwork and warm wood highlights that accent a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere,whether you’re enjoying the warm harbour sunshine or settling in for a night away from the cold on the Inner Harbour.
This lounge... this dining room... one of the Victoria Inner Harbour's gems, for sure. Looking to feel special and indulge in some fine dining? This casual yet upscale dining restaurant tucked into the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel, offers steak and seafood will make any night feel like a special occasion. Like Tuesday night. It's special, right?
The Local is more than just your neighbourhood pub. With hefty portions, reasonable prices and a chic outdoor patio, this Victoria favourite has something for everyone. Perfect for a quick bite or sharing some relaxed drinks and apps with friends, the Local offers wings, mac & cheese, ‘Mile High Nachos’ and of course poutine. But not just any poutine, their Stanley Cup Poutine includes cheese curds, bacon and homemade poutine gravy over freshly cut fries. Yum. If you’re looking for something more substantial, their burger and sandwich menu is chockfull with great options like the Tandoori Chicken Wrap or the Maple BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.
The Sticky Wicket not only is a leader in the shift to use local ingredients, they further their unique culinary personality by encouraging innovation in the creation of new dishes. The result is a menu rich in diversity that keeps Victoria locals coming back, and visitors having a true taste of west coast flare.
4136 Wilkinson Road
$ 11 - $ 32
Since 2012, Crooked Goose has been cooking up local ingredients and yummy menu items to the local community. Looking for a massive selection of local beers on tap? Or how about a yummy homemade burger? Crooked Goose has got you covered. Their cozy and family-friendly vibe make it a great spot to unwind or to have a fun night out.
Sundays bring live music and a brunch that is just too good to pass up. The Crooked Goose offers a too-delicious- to-explain, Maple Bacon Cornbread Waffle Benny, you need to see it to believe it. Their comfort, creativity and service will make you a regular at the Crooked Goose.
Feeling Nostalgic for the good old days? You don’t need to hop in a time machine to find all-day-breakfast, bottomless coffee and all your home-style faves. Pop on your poodle skirt and penny loafers and head to Rosie’s Diner. Retro and full of personality, Rosie’s offers diner classics leaving you yearning for a simpler time. The decor is funky and full of familiar faces like Betty Boop, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, and a juke box to boot!
The Fernwood Inn, is a community gathering place committed to providing locally sourced organic products, wild seafood, and Victoria's best micro brews, where every element of their cuisine is created 'Inn' house! And quite a house it is, located in a large and yellow house it can’t be missed. They also have a private Art Room which can be reserved for large groups.
This harbour front must-see also boasts the only true oyster bar in Victoria, with 10 varieties of oysters from the Pacific Northwest and the East Coast. Um..yum!! If oysters aren’t your thing, don’t worry, Nautical Nellie’s has the freshest seafood and sushi around. Don’t have sea legs? Their mouth-watering steaks will please any carnivore.