WHERE TO EAT/DRINK

Home/WHERE TO EAT/DRINK

There is no end of places to eat and drink around Victoria, BC.  From great breakfast spots, deli’s,  brewpubs/cocktail bars to fine dining, with every ethnic style you can imagine.

I’ve listed them in catagories to help make your choice easier.  I’ve also noted some of our favorites, (indicated with ) but I strongly urge you to check review sites such as TripAdvisor or Yelp before making a decision.

  • The Institute of Ocean Sciences Building

Institute of Ocean Sciences & Pacific Geoscience Centre

The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada

  • Coffee

COFFEE!

Victoria has many great local coffee shops - some that even roast their own beans!  If you're a real coffee lover (I am!) I highly suggest you try some of

  • Tea at the Empress, Victoria, BC, YYJ

AFTERNOON TEA

It's often said that Victoria is more British than Canadian.  With this strong sense of British Heritage, it's no wonder that one of the most favorite activities in Victoria is

  • cocktails in Victoria, BC, YYJ, Where to find cocktails in Victoria, Where to drink in Victoria, Visitor in Victoria

COCKTAILS IN VICTORIA

Cocktails ... from Martini's to Manhattens ... we've got some superior 'Mix-ologists' here in Victoria!  Here's a sampling of places that just might 'wow' you! Little Jumbo Where:  'Down the

FOOD TRUCKS – BEHIND THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM

FOOD TRUCKS - NOW ALL YEAR LONG - YAY! The Royal BC Museum’s back courtyard has been transformed into an international food fair, featuring some of the finest food trucks

  • Sushi

SUSHI – JAPANESE

There are actually a LOT of sushi restaurants in Victoria!  Here's a listing of some of the most popular with links to their sites if available:  (See map below for

  • Indian Food

INDIAN – AFRICAN FOOD

Have a taste for curry? Need a naan-bread fix? Here are some suggestions for Indian (plus African) food in Victoria, BC. These are in no particular order!  Please check Trip

  • Thai Food

THAI FOOD

If you have a craving for something different, try one of these Thai restaurants.  They are listed in no particular order ... please check with TripAdvisor or Yelp for reviews

  • Italian Food

ITALIAN RESTAURANTS

There are some first-class Italian restaurants in Victoria. Here is a sampling in no particular order:  (Please check with TripAdvisor or Yelp for reviews) Il Terrazzo - 555 Johnson St.

TAPAS BARS

Tapas Bars in Victoria Ok ... So what is (are) tapas? Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold or hot. In

SPORTS BARS

Here are some ideas if you'd like to watch 'the game' while having a meal or downing a few 'cold ones'.*  (In no particular order!) Tally-Ho Sports Bar - 3020

  • Steamship grill in Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

RESTAURANTS WITH PATIOS OR OUTDOOR DINING

When the weather's nice ... there's no better place to eat than outside on a restaurant's deck or patio.  Here's some suggestions:  (they are in no particular order)* Lure -

  • Barb's fish & chips

FISH & CHIPS

If you have a craving for fish and chips, here's some options: (In no particular order) Barb's Place - 1 Dallas Rd - at Fisherman's Wharf♥ Barb’s Place is floating

  • chinese food

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Victoria has an abundance of  Chinese restaurants. Here are some suggestions for you: Chinatown (Fisgard St.) There is approximately a dozen Chinese restaurants on Fisgard Street between Store St. &

  • burger

HAMBURGERS

Looking for a great burger?  Here's some ideas! (These are in no particular order!) Also ... check out the post on brewpubs ... they quite often have excellent burgers ...

  • baked goods

BAKERIES

Baked Goods in Victoria Whether you're looking for pastries, bread, cakes or other specialty items, here's a list of places to check out!  For reviews of each please check TripAdvisor!

  • pizza

PIZZA

Lots of choices for pizza in Victoria! Too many to list them all ... but here's a sampling of local 'za.  At the bottom I've listed some of the more

MEXICAN FOOD

Mexican Restaurants in Victoria Victoria is (unfortunately) not known for it's wealth of Mexican Restaurants.  But ... here are a few that you might consider checking out:  (In no particular

  • Breakfast

GREAT BREAKFAST PLACES

Where to go for breakfast in Victoria! The following  is just a sampling of places specializing in breakfast - there are many more restaurants serving breakfast in addition to their

  • beer

BREWERIES & BREWPUBS

Victoria is home to numerous award-winning craft breweries and brewpubs.  Drop in for a pint (or a pint and a great meal!) or take home a growler* from some of

  • Veggie food

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS

Vegetarian Restaurants in Victoria There are a number of vegetarian restaurants in Victoria.  Here is a list of some of them: (In no particular order!) Rebar** ♥- 50 Bastion Square

  • empress hotel

EMPRESS HOTEL

The Fairmont Empress (most commonly known as The Empress) is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Located on Government Street facing the Inner

  • deli meat

DELI’S IN VICTORIA, BC

Deli's in Victoria (In no particular order!) Ottavio's - 2272 Oak Bay Avenue♥   Ottavio offers a true Italian café with Illy Caffè espresso made on traditional manual espresso machines

You Might Also Like These!