Top 11 in Victoria
Source – Destination Greater Victoria
1. 10 Acres Bristo
Steps from Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from Vancouver Island including seafood & cheese along with the finest seasonal produce, meats & eggs direct from our farm on the Saanich Peninsula. With a definite appeal to passionate eaters and commitment to local, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar promises to shine as one of Victoria’s brightest dining establishments. Indulge the senses, relish the food and soak up the ambiance by fireplaces on our heated garden courtyard.
611 Courtney ST, Victoria, BC V8W 1B7
2. The Bard & Banker
We opened our doors in downtown Victoria in 2008 and have been satisfying your thirst for local craft beer, premiums imports and wide array of wine and spirits, 7 days a week ever since. We offer a full service menu that is hearty, fast, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch. We have lots of options for the gluten free and vegetarian diner and are pleased to host large groups. We offer free live music seven nights a week from classic rock to the hits of today. IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE!
1022 Government ST, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
Drinking sherry with your tapas is traditional and truly the right way to experience Spanish cuisine. There is a sherry for every kind of food and at Bodega, The Tapa Bar’s new sister location, you can select from over a dozen classic sherry wines to pair with authentic Spanish tapas. A Bodega in Spain is typically a small shop and can range from a warehouse, a grocery store to a wine cellar. Bodega offers a tapas experience that is relaxed and comfortable and the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner, or late-night cocktail and a few bites (pintxos). Also open for lunch.
1210 Broad ST, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4
4. Browns Socialhouse
Browns Socialhouse is dedicated to the art of presenting exceptional cuisine in our own stylish and unique setting. We’d like to think we simplify the dining experience, integrating fresh food and cheerful service in a relaxed environment. Our customers tell us that Browns makes them feel comfortable, relaxed and at home. This is no coincidence, it is the foundation of the term “Socialhouse”. For us Browns is more than a restaurant, it is a place to be welcomed, remembered and indulged, with a standard for service and food that will leave you feeling exceptional and satisfied, every time.
809 Douglas ST, Victoria, BC V8W 2B9
5. The Courtney Room
Old world meets new at The Courtney Room just steps from Victoria’s iconic inner harbour. Gather at the bar for fresh-shucked oysters, unwind with friends over sharing places in the lower brasserie, or savour an elevated experience in the upstairs dining room with impeccably prepared local seafood, steak and fine wine. Offering modern Pacific Northwest cuisine, our menu is ingredient-driven, fresh and seasonal.
619 Courtney ST Victoria, BC V8W 1B8
6. Fire + Water Restaurant
Come and see why Fire + Water has quickly become a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Here at Fire + Water we’re fortunate to be in one of the best four diamond hotels in the Pacific North West. The Executive Chef and his culinary team find inspiration in local, sustainable, fresh ingredients readily abundant along the Pacific Coast. Our climate, the mildest in Canada provides many a delicacy from our wild and not so wild spaces. Our culturally diverse food and beverage team contribute unique ideas and ingredients for a refreshing approach to West Coast dining. The palette-tempting menu combined with a casual atmosphere, our restaurant and Lounge are ideal for family celebrations, a casual drink after work, and those special occasions. If you prefer the world-famous temperate climate of Victoria, enjoy our street level outdoor patio where you can relax to the calming sounds of trickling water and enjoy a light meal or relaxing beverage. Dine at Fire + Water and we will reimburse you $3.00 towards your parking in our gated secure parking garage. Please see your server for details.
728 Humboldt ST, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5
7. Garrick’s Head Pub
Nestled in the beautiful and historic Bastion Square, The Garrick’s Head Pub has been a local fixture since 1867, in the days when Judge Matthew Begbie presided over the local court house. One of the oldest English pub in Canada. Today, a wide selection of micro-brewed and import beers are available on tap, and still offer traditional English pub fare in a bright and relaxing atmosphere. On cool days and nights, customers are welcome to linger around our wood-burning fireplace still keeps patrons warm. Our outdoor patio seating, overlooking the square, is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sun and to watch the crowds go by.
1140 Government ST, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2
8. Milestones Restaurant
Excellent food, top notch service and unrivaled views of the harbour. Our facility is located on the waters edge, right across from the Fairmont Empress. We offer large portion sizes, large selection of items, quality and good value. Milestones has familiar food with a unique twist. Individual and Group Reservations are accepted. Our venue can accommodate up to 80 for a sit down banquet or 120 for a reception. Menus can be customized to your guests needs including full lobster and crab options.
812 Wharf ST, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3
Southeast Asian street food, made fresh for West Coast tastes. Our bold dishes start with delicious and nutritious ingredients because we believe real food is at the heart of great food. We support sustainable & ethical producers with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency. We also strive to lessen our environmental footprint by making everything you receive at Noodlebox either compostable, recyclable or reuseable. Be sure to visit our other locations at Uptown, Langford, Douglas and Shelbourne Street. Check our website for details and menu – noodlebox.ca
818 Douglas ST, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6
10. Sticky Wicket Pub & Restaurant
Victorian era pub and family restaurant located at the Strathcona Hotel. Enjoy family dining or traditional Olde-English pub fare along with many great choices in imported and micro/cottage beverages. Visit our Rooftop Patio, The Roof is host to the world’s only rooftop beach volleyball courts too.
919 Douglas ST, Victoria, BC V8W 2C2
11. The Tiki Bar
Sensational Indian food at The Tikka Bar, located minutes from the Inner Harbour. Family-owned and operated, come in for lunch or dinner. Eat in or take out. Open 7 days a week. Or visit our other restaurant located in Langford, Tumeric Indian Cuisine.
762 Broughton ST
Top 10 in Victoria
Source: Destination Greater Victoria
1. The Inner Harbour
2. The Butchart Gardens
3. Parliament Building
4. Royal British Columbia Museum
5. Victoria Whale Watching
6. Cowichan Valley Vineyards
7. Craigdarroch Castle
8. Victoria Butterfly Garden
9. Brewery Tours
10. Miniature World