Executive Chef Tod Bosence combines unique variations of Old World favourites with his own personal creations for a modern take on tapa-style dining. Couple this stunning menu with a no less impressive cocktail list and you’ve got one the best contemporary lounge experiences in the city.
At John's place, their mottos is real food at real prices, everything is made from scratch and everything is delicious. The service is welcoming and friendly, even during their busiest times. If you love to eat, their menu caters to the food enthusiast local to Victoria and from out of town. Many items are John’s Place specialties, a feast for your eyes and for your tastebuds.
308 Catherine Street
$6 - $20
Spinnakers philosophy is that great beer goes best with great food. Spinnakers brewery is a main source of ingredients and inspiration for the food they create, a fact that makes Victoria’s only gastro brewpub deliciously unique.
Spinnakers was 20 years ahead of the local, seasonal, sustainable trend. Working with the community and using local ingredients is a part of their underlying philosophy and showcasing food grown close to home is what they do best. Their brewers, bakers, chocolatier, chef, pastry chef, cooks and bartenders inspire each other to be innovative in creating and recreating a local interpretation of cuisine. In the face of globalization, Spinnakers takes you back to the farm gates to showcase what makes living here so amazing.
The Legislative Dining Room is tucked inside of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia building providing an ultra cool dining experience. In order to enter this hidden gem, be prepared to show your identification to security. This is a fun spot for breakfast and lunch to make you play pretend and feel as if you are one of the Parliament members.
1010 Yates St
$18 - $28
Moxie’s restaurants features exciting lounges and a stylish seated restaurant area which are perfect for any occasion. From weekend brunch with the extended family, a romantic meal with someone special, pints and appetizers after the game, or a bottle of wine with a tight-knit group of friends.
Their food is globally inspired comfort food. You can consistently enjoy a dinner that satisfies - whether you’re looking for a light summer salad or a hearty bowl of something warm from their menu inspired by the fresh ingredients of Victoria. Served in a stylish, comfortable and casual environment you are invited to share Moxie’s passion for food, drink, and fun.
Being Gluten-Free is not always easy when you’re eating out. Most restaurants only have a very limited menu, if anything at all. Well, fret not my g-free friends. Sante’s Gluten-Free Café has your back. They are the first ever only G-Free café in Victoria, offering up tasty items including cheesecake, chicken pot pie, and even pizza.
4 GREATER VICTORIA LOCATIONS:
1581 Hillside Ave.
777 Royal Oak Dr.
1581 Hillside Ave.
2945 Jacklin Rd.
Three brothers came to Victoria on a mission: to make signature pizza and pastas with the techniques ingrained in them from years of tradition. The result? Romeo’s. The fun, home-away-from-home dining experience.
Romeo’s was opened in 1974 and has been serving delicious Italian & Greek cuisine ever since. They now have five locations (four in Victoria, one in Duncan), and for good reason: they stick to their roots and deliver a casual and comfortable dining experience. The menus also include a variety of popular local dishes and dishes from the founder's homeland, Greece.
Looking to stay in your pajamas and slippers? You’re in luck! Romeo’s offers take out and delivery options. With fare for every meal, you have no excuse not to try Romeo’s!
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.
805 Fort Street
$ 7 - $ 12
Former ‘Top Chef Canada’ heavy weight Kunal Ghose partnered with entrepreneur Steve Kerr to create a foodie favourite with Fish Hook. Here you will find a fresh take on the tartine, a can’t-be-missed open-faced sandwich made famous in France. All tartines are made with the freshest bread from Irene’s bakery and are bound to make your mouth water. Tasty, fresh smoked fish and hand picked veggies make these tartines unmissable.
If tartines aren’t your thing, Kunal is positive all will love his newest chowder. You can also indulge in their tasty salads and enjoy in their diet-friendly fixings. Trust us, you want to get caught in the Fish Hook.