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Food and restaurants in Victoria

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting, featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance. A lively room full of industry professionals are here every night enhancing your dining experience. Our menu is inspired by Northern Italian cuisine with a pacific north west twist. We feature a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Our certified Sommeliers have created an amazing wine program to complement our offerings. Il Terrazzo has been a landmark in the Victoria dining scene for more than 25 years. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. Go early, there is always a line. Massive all-day breakfast menu”
  • 112 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Tea at the Empress Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Return of the Queen Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, recently unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration. Learn More. Dining at Fairmont Empress Victoria's top Pacific Northwest cuisine is found right here at Q at the Empress. For more casual dining and the best martini on the Island, experience Q Bar. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent gastropub overlooking the ocean. This is on the otherside of the Johnson Street bridge, but worth the walk. Try to sit on the upper patio if you are there in the afternoon.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
  • 91 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Love this place but best to go early afternoon as there are long line ups in the morning, for a reason. Best homemade jams ever”
  • 59 locals recommend
Pub
“Victoria's newest premier landmark pub, located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Cafes

Breakfast Spot
“Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. Go early, there is always a line. Massive all-day breakfast menu”
  • 112 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Tea at the Empress Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Return of the Queen Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, recently unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration. Learn More. Dining at Fairmont Empress Victoria's top Pacific Northwest cuisine is found right here at Q at the Empress. For more casual dining and the best martini on the Island, experience Q Bar. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Cafe
“Terrific coffee and baked goods. Try the milk chai mocha to warm up while you tour historic Chinatown.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“"Such a good atmosphere and good people - and quality coffee!" Perfect for those who don't want to go to a starbucks!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Store
“with 800+ games to play. $5 stay & play a separate 19+ section. All the fun of board gaming, now with booze.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“The breakfast sandwiches are to die for!! Simple, but OH SO GOOD! And phenomenal coffee to boot! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cafe
“The best coffee in town if you ask me! They have these great little tables right out front that are perfect for people watching !”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wood-fired, flour milled in-house. Delicious sourdough bread, baguette, spelt muffins, croissant.”
  • 26 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“So much yum!!! This bakery is killer, and is also attached to a fantastic coffee shop, the best cheese and meat deli-counter where you can order local beer and charcuterie platters and look out at the harbour, and a bike rental shop! It's a short walk to get there. It's worth it!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wood-fired, flour milled in-house. Delicious sourdough bread, baguette, spelt muffins, croissant.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“It is a nice boutique artisan bakery downtown. They also serve coffee, tea and other beverages. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“this is a Bakery and small adjoining Cafe. The deserts are great as are the menu items . I love to go down summer mornings, sit on the sidewalk tables and Drink Cappuccino and eat their cinnamon buns and butter tarts!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“ This is a certified gluten free bakery. They have a wide selection of bread, their pastry is amazing, as are their tarts and muffins. My favorite is their ham baquette. 2 locations, Pandora Avenue and also in Langford.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Looking for the perfect dessert, coffee, latte or French pastry, well visit La Roux Patisserie Inc. just next door and indulge, you will feel like you’re in Paris.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“BRUNCH/LUNCH: Great spot, good food options. Ask for a patio seat in the summer :) ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Another local fave! Yummy baked sweet and savoury treats and desserts. 2 of our top picks: the Brioche cinnamon buns and the "loaded" foccacia bread!! Perfect as an easy appetizer for the whole family (we often bring this to dinner parties, etc.). They also offer a number of gluten free options, frozen goods (shepherds pie, sweet pies, etc.) and lunch/dinner options like pizzas, wrap's, quiche, etc.”
  • 11 locals recommend