Food & Drink in Victoria

45% Off Weekend Brunch at The Reef

Downtown

C$20 C$11

(34)

Chefs with a love of the tropics create exotic brunch dishes, including huevos rancheros, jerk salmon benedicts, and jerk chilaquiles

Up to 50% Off Upscale Casual Cuisine at Inferno Chop House

Victoria

C$20 C$11

New restaurant serving casual dishes with a gourmet twist, including pan-seared brussels sprouts, sage & apple pork chop and beef ribs

Up to 54% Off Oysters at the DOCKS seafood + steak + oyster bar

Downtown

C$24 C$12

The menu promises steaks. lobster and feasts of fresh, locally caught seafood such as oysters, crab, wild salmon, and fish and chips.

Half Off Gourmet Candy and Toys

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Locally made candies and toys, as well as those imported from Britain and other hotbeds of confections

Up to Half Off Seafood at Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

C$25 C$13

Floating, harbour-side restaurant serves fresh, local seafood in a warm setting with floor-to-ceiling windows

50% Off Indian Dinner Cuisine at The Spice Jammer

Victoria

C$28 C$14

Traditional East African–style Indian entrees, including butter chicken and vindaloo prawns, with varying levels of heat

Fatburger – C$7 for Fatburgers, Fries, and a Bottomless Drink

Downtown

C$12.67 C$7

(200)

Fresh burgers made with AAA Alberta beef and cholesterol-free oil in retro-style diner

C$11 for Gastropub Cuisine at The Fernwood Inn

Fernwood

C$20 C$11

(417)

The casual eatery serves updated pub classics such as poutine with homemade gravy and Angus-sirloin-steak sandwiches

40% Off Sandwich Meal at Quiznos

Victoria West

C$18.34 C$10.99

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on gourmet sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

Half Off at Chris's 2 for 1 Pizza

Langford

C$30 C$16.50

(115)

Build custom pizzas with healthy toppings that include lean meats, fresh vegetables like spinach and artichoke hearts, and gluten-free crust

Up to 49% Off Tasting Dinner at Seagrille Seafood & Sushi

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

C$88 C$49

(152)

Views of the ocean and Malahat Mountains inspire locally sourced, seasonal meat and fish dishes and sweets

Up to Half Off a Steak and Prawn Dinner at Steeples Bar and Grill

Shawnigan Lake

C$92.86 C$45.99

(161)

Three-course dinner includes soup or greens with pomegranate-fig vinaigrette, bacon-wrapped steak, seasoned prawns, and tiramisu

Up to 59% Off Vineyard Tour on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

C$30 C$15

Attendees tour vineyards of sustainably grown grapes, learn about coastal winemaking, and sample wines at optional tasting

50% Off Gourmet Food at The Chef's Table

Crofton

C$99.90 C$49.95

With no set menu, chef Mark Hillson prepares appetizers, entrees, and desserts in front of his guests

50% Off Mexican Dinner at Frida’s

Anacortes

$25 $12.50

(75)

A brother-and-sister team from Mexico makes seasonal burritos, sautéed prawns, and enchiladas in an eatery that pays tribute to Frida Kahlo

Up to 52% Off at Bob's Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon

Anacortes

$25.80 $12.50

(66)

Award-winning clam chowder and fish filets; choose from three package options

50% Off Seafood at Chung's Fish and Chips

Chungs Fish and Chips

C$16 C$8

(15)

Meals made with locally sourced produce and wild, sustainable fish make up a seafood-centric menu.

Up to 51% Off at Cielo's Tapas and Oyster Bar

White Rock

C$100 C$54

(339)

Romantic bayside restaurant with a 20-year history mixes global influences into local seafood and sustainable small plates

Up to 50% Off at Freshslice Pizza

White Rock

C$33.70 C$16.99

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Pinkberry

Multiple Locations

C$10 C$5

(71)

Refreshing premium frozen yogurt made with Canadian nonfat milk and crowned with fresh fruit cut daily and gourmet toppings

50% Off at The Big River Brew Pub

Richmond

C$30 C$15

Customers chow down on pub favourites such as wings and burgers with beer-braised onions, washed down with brews crafted on-site

51% Off a Three-Course Contemporary Dinner at L.A. Grill

Richmond

C$57.70 C$28

Soup and salad complement sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and entrees, including New York strip steak and prawns

Up to 53% Off Winery Tour at LuLu Island Winery

East Richmond

C$52 C$26

(11)

Tour of an award-winning winery with a wine tasting and gourmet food pairings

Up to 56% Off Pub Cuisine at Secret Resto Lounge

Surrey

C$78.50 C$35

(72)

Wings, sliders, and nachos precede coconut-salmon or braised barbecue pork sandwiches at a restaurant with live entertainment and 12 HD TVs

50% Off Pre-Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Cupcakes in South Surrey

South Surrey

C$14 C$7

Baked-from-scratch cupcakes made from preservative-free ingredients inside a retro-style shop with its own reality show

50% Off Barbecue at Memphis Blues Barbeque House

South Surrey

C$20 C$10

Slow-smoked ribs and pulled pork served with barbecue beans and potato salad; Vancouver magazine voted it the city's best BBQ four times

Half Off Tour at Backyard Vineyards

South Langley

C$32 C$16

Tour of the facilities and overview of making sparkling wine; samples paired with a cheese and antipasto plate

Half Off a Healthy Cuisine at The Chopped Leaf

Cloverdale

C$28 C$14

Chefs craft nutritious ingredients into fresh salads, thick soups, sandwiches & warm rice bowls; fruit-infused Chopped water included

Up to 53% Off at Freshslice Pizza

New Westminster Downtown

C$33.70 C$16

(10)

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

Up to 57% Off Macaron-Making Class

West Point Grey

C$99 C$45

Learn how to bake macarons before returning home with a recipe, a template, and a box of six macaroons

Up to 48% Off Hamilton Street Grill

Downtown Vancouver

C$85.50 C$45

(75)

Angus sirloin au poivre and wild salmon are followed by belgian-chocolate mousse amid exposed brick and rich oak fixtures

Up to 50% Off Modern Italian Brunch or Lunch for Two or Four

West End

C$25 C$13

(220)

Brunch staples, such as frittatas and eggs benedict, appear alongside handmade potato gnocchi and other contemporary Italian dishes

131 Water Kitchen & Bar – Up to 54% Off

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(32)

Pub staples such as beer-battered haddock, and crab dip, paired with cocktails and craft brews such as Parallel 49

50% Off Four-Course Dinner or Brunch at Brock House Restaurant

Brock House Restaurant

C$100 C$50

Potato soup, salmon in a ginger glze, pork tenderloin with apple stuffing, and creme brulee; sweet and savory brunch with fresh croissants

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Al Porto Ristorante

Downtown Vancouver

C$40 C$20

(96)

Restaurant nestles diners in rustic Tuscan ambiance for authentic Italian antipastos, pizzas & succulent seafood entrees

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Famous Famiglia

Downtown Vancouver

C$10 C$5

International pizza franchise featured on "Celebrity Apprentice" vanquishes hunger with fresh specialty pizzas, garlic knots, and calzones

Up to 52% Off Mediterranean Food at Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$78 C$39

(135)

Dining rooms with leather upholstery and modern lighting create an intimate space for eating lobster ravioli and shepherd's pie with lamb

Up to 52% Off Chocolate 101 Class at Xoxolat

Downtown Vancouver

C$25 C$12

Chocolate-tasting courses cover the differences in areas' cacao beans and percentage of cocoa with samples of diverse chocolates

50% Off Bubble Tea and Sweets at Tasty Life Cafe

Vancouver

C$6 C$3

Delicious honey-oolong, hazelnut, and mango bubble tea; wide selection of black and green teas; ice cream and puddings for dessert

Up to 52% Off Kebabs at Hanna Meat

Renfrew-Collingwood

C$30 C$15

Takeout platters of chicken and beef kebabs, chicken souvlaki, grilled lamb, and chicken wings

Up to 54% Off Chocolate-Making Class at CocoaNymph

West Point Grey

C$70 C$35

(33)

Students learn about chocolate during an interactive presentation and craft truffles while tasting chocolates from around the globe

Half Off Japanese at Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(24)

Robata grill cooks short ribs and barbecue squid; other dishes include marinated sablefish, uni shooters, and several types of sushi

50% Off at Oishii Sushi

West End

C$25 C$12.50

Eco-conscious restaurant combines influences from Japan and the West to create fresh sushi with ingredients such as avocado

Up to 52% Off Indian Cuisine at Jolly’s Indian Bistro

Kitsilano

C$24 C$12

Chef Jolly Kumar cooks up mugali malai kofta, chicken keema, and fresh naan stuffed with chicken, cheese, or potatoes

Half Off Fusion Cuisine at The Ascot

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(28)

Sassafras beef short ribs, pulled pork tacos, and halibut ceviche served in an English-style pub with a heated open-air patio

Up to 53% Off Sri Lankan Cuisine at JR Taste of Ceylon 

Kensington

C$30 C$15

(19)

Chefs draw on traditional Sri Lankan and South Indian recipes to cook lentil-based crepes, beef curries, and seafood masala dosas

Half Off Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Kitsilano

C$30 C$15

(19)

Calamari brushed with chili-coconut marinade, wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, organic burgers, and stone-oven-baked pizzas

Up to Half Off at Avenue Grill Restaurant

Kerrisdale

C$20 C$11

(329)

Entrees such as pecan chicken with mustard demi-glace sauce, and whole-wheat pasta tossed with prawns, avocado, and tomato

Half Off Skyline Pub Crawl

Vancouver

C$40 C$20

Friendly, entertaining guides lead partygoers on an all-night odyssey of local nightlife with trips to four different bars

45% Off Indian Cuisine at Akbar's Own

South Granville

C$20 C$11

(33)

Authentic Indian dishes such as chicken or lamb biryani and paneer makhani are crafted using local ingredients

Up to 63% Off Ukrainian Meal

Downtown Vancouver

C$46.85 C$18

Eastern European specialties such as borscht, perogies, and cabbage rolls served in a cozy café that specializes in artisan breads

Half Off at Siddhartha's Indian Kitchen

Grandview-Woodland

C$24 C$12

(21)

Globetrotting chef makes use of years of travel and experimenting while putting his own healthy spin on Indian cuisine

Up to 58% Off Beer-Brewing or Winemaking Class

Kitsilano

C$45 C$22

Students learn how to sterilize equipment, ferment their libation, and bottle it under the tutelage of DIY experts

46% Off All-You-Can-Eat Indian Dinner for Two

Vancouver

C$56 C$30

(65)

Restaurant lauded by "Vancouver" magazine dishes up curries, biryanis, and paneers made with recipes from across India

50% Off Afternoon Tea at Capstone Tea & Fondue

Downtown

C$55.90 C$28

Little sandwiches and mini quiches accompany sweet treats and two types of scones as guests sip tea in this modern tea house

50% Off Pre-Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Cupcakes on Thurlow

Downtown

C$14 C$7

Baked-from-scratch cupcakes made from preservative-free ingredients inside a retro-style shop with its own reality show

50% Off at La Cigale French Bistro

Kitsilano

C$30 C$15

(98)

Mother-and-son team operate a bistro with authentic French cuisine including escargot, boeuf bourguignon, and lamb shank

50% Off Indian Food at Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

Vancouver

C$24 C$12

(18)

Chef grind their own masala spices for dishes such as lamb methi with fenugreek, home-made paneer, and rice pudding with cardamom nuts

50% Off Italian Food at Osteria Napoli Ristorante

Hastings-Sunrise

C$50 C$25

(167)

Passionate chef plates refined twists on Italian traditions while diners sing along to nightly live music Thursday–Sunday

51% Off Whole-Leaf Tea Kits

Fairview

C$44.50 C$22

Each kits includes 60 grams of a whole-leaf tea, such as Earl Grey or ginger tea, and 30 biodegradable tea filters

Up to 52% Off at Zen Japanese Restaurant

Dundarave

C$25 C$12

(208)

Sushi rolls use unconventional ingredients such as mango chutney and honey-dijon sesame sauce

Up to 52% Off French Cuisine at La Régalade French Bistro

Dundarave

C$40 C$20

Steak tartare, chicken fricassee, and steamed and marinated mussels served in a casual French eatery with an outdoor garden patio

50% Shared Meal at Hidden Tasting Bar & Social Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$44 C$22

(37)

Diners sample flatbread with olive tapenade and tzatziki, rustic mini-pizza with fresh basil pesto, and a slew of sushi rolls

Jamba Juice – 52% Off Smoothies

Multiple Locations

$6.29 $3

Healthy beverages abound with classic Peach Pleasure, Fit ‘N Fruitful, and fruit and veggie smoothies made with natural ingredients

50% Off

Harbour Pointe

$38 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 43% Off at The Lodge Sports Grille

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

(150)

Half-pound handcrafted burgers, fish and chips, and aged steaks accompany more than 70 draught beers–all served in a rustic lodge setting

Up to 41% Off at Cotto Enoteca

Capitol Hill

C$60 C$39

Traditional pizzas approved by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, sustainably caught seafood, handmade pasta, and wine on tap

C$7 for Pre-Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Cupcakes at Metrotown

Metrotown

C$14 C$7

Baked-from-scratch cupcakes made from preservative-free ingredients inside a retro-style shop with its own reality show

Up to 52% Off Indian Meal at Agra Tandoori Restaurant

Cascade-Schou

C$48.85 C$24

Classic Indian dishes such as chicken tikka, fish vindaloo, and lamb curry

Up to 48% Off Hot-Pot Sukiyaki at Posh Restaurant

Kingsway-Beresford

C$72 C$39

(16)

Diners gather around bubbling broth to poach quality cuts of beef, pork, and dungeness crab

52% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Da Mario Restaurant

North Burnaby

C$25 C$12

Homemade pasta and authentic Italian specialties—such as veal osso buco and seafood linguini—served on white-cloth tables

Hart House Restaurant – Up to 50% Off Dinner

Deer Lake

C$176 C$88

In a Tudor-style lakeside restaurant, guests dine on six courses that include risotto, poached halibut, and duck breast

50% Off at Boondockers Restaurant

Marysville

$20 $10

(141)

Authentic kebabs & curries, paired with American breakfast, lunch, and dinner such as steaks, seafood, burgers, and sandwiches

Up to 45% Off Tour of Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

Up to 51% Off Wine-Making Class

Port Gardner Bay Winery

$90 $45

Local winemaker leads two-hour class exploring wines with lecture, equipment viewing, and wine tasting with appetizers

Baskin-Robbins – Up to 58% Off Ice Cream

Everett

$2 $1

Classic Baskin-Robbins flavors fill cups or sugar, cake, or waffle cones or serve as a chilly base for brownie sundaes and banana royales

$6 for Baked Goods at Karl's Bakery & Cafe

Bayside

$12 $6

(22)

Freshly crafted donuts, muffins, apple fritters, cherry danish, and other sweet treats

Half Off Weekend Brunch at Narrows Public House

North Vancouver

C$24 C$12

Sunlight from a wall of windows illuminate tasty brunch dishes, such as a variety of eggs benedict and meat frittatas

Half Off Gastro Pub Food, Beer, and Games at MVP's

Edmonds

$22 $11

Guests rest their molars on classic pub fare while engaging other patrons in more than 30 video games

Select Local Merchants

Ken Hueston grew up with a penchant for bones. According to the Goldstream News Gazette, he began his formal education in pursuit of paleontology, but he soon found that although his instincts were correct, they were slightly misguided—his place was not among dusty and brittle dinosaurs, but in the steam of a kitchen. There, his commitment to local ingredients, handmade cuisine, and chef education would earn him the B.C. Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008, a spot on enRoute's Best New Restaurant list, and a 2012 feature on Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here.

Today at Smoken Bones Cookshack, after a brief absence for medical reasons, Ken is back as head chef, bringing with him a fresh dose of creativity and heeding the traditions of artisanal cooking, forming his menu's burgers, cheeses, and bacon by hand, without additives. Ken and his apprentices prepare everything on site, using scratch cooking techniques, including smoking food with local Vancouver island woods. Featured on You Gotta Eat Here, their pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket stake out the spotlight, though the Cookshack has not forgotten seafood, chicken, and stacked sandwiches. The emphasis on all-natural methods also extends past the cuisine and into the smoking process itself, which employs wood from Vancouver fruit and alder trees.

The forest figures heavily into the restaurant's decor too: in between praising the venue's bacon ice cream, Heed the Hedonist recounts "exposed ducts and exposed wood everywhere, including a plywood bar that was fashioned from a Douglas Fir that had blown down during a windstorm." Big-screen televisions augment the natural appeal, broadcasting sports on game nights, and live blues music twangs during special events.

721 Station Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

Nautical Nellies Restaurant, celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2014, is no stranger to recognition. The eatery, which overlooks the city's inner harbour, has garnered multiple Open Table Diners' Choice awards in categories including Best Food, Best Seafood, and Best Overall. Fillets of wild Pacific halibut or Vancouver Island ling cod flake beneath forks, and shellfish, lobster, and Dungeness crab claws teeter on multi-tiered seafood towers. Diners can sample 10 varieties of oysters and rolls of fusion sushi. Grass-fed Angus steaks, aged for 35 days, are cooked to any specification, from well done to what chefs term “blue”— seared on the outside, with a cool centre and a scrawled-on frowny face.

Thanks to the work of wine director Betty Furneaux, Nautical Nellies' beverage programs are just as thoughtfully designed as its dining menus. Wine Spectator honoured the eatery's wine list with an Award of Excellence in 2011 and 2013. Cocktails range from beachy mojitos to the savoury double-prawn caesar with vodka, Clamato juice, and two black tiger prawns. The restaurant also dedicates a section of the menu exclusively to scotch.

1001 Wharf St
Victoria,
BC
CA

One million probiotic cultures per gram sounds like a lot. That's the amount of the healthful stuff you'll ingest when eating frozen yogurt made from powdered mix. But when eating fro-yo made from fresh yogurt, as it's made at Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar, you'll be consuming as many as 700 million probiotic cultures per gram. It's an astonishing increase, one that's complemented by other conscientious methods: Most of Qoola's products are fat-free, gluten-free, and certified kosher.

Qoola's low-calorie concoctions helps patrons feel better about indulging a bit at the toppings bar, where they can opt for lighter scoops of fresh fruit and flax seeds, or go all-out with crumbled candy bars and chocolate sauce. As committed to the health of the planet as it is to the health of its customers, Qoola uses biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable containers and utensils, and keeps its facility bright and sparkling with energy-efficient lighting and natural cleaning supplies. Qoola also proudly gives back to the community by supporting a number of charitable organizations.

3531 Uptown Blvd
Victoria,
BC
CA

Since Villages Pizza’s launch in 1974, it has expanded to seven locations and an express pizza truck, all purveying the same wholesome pies. The pizzas are topped with fresh produce and lean cuts of meat, and they can start with a whole-wheat or gluten-free crust if desired. People with dietary restrictions can also find comfort in lactose-free cheese and lower-calorie flatbreads, although more classic ingredients comprise the bulk of the menu.

As a second-generation pizza maker, owner John Papaloukas is responsible for the eatery’s traditional Italian recipes, plus some new inventions with Mexican leanings. The pesto perfect pie is topped with roasted chicken breast, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and feta, and baked pasta dishes highlight the flavours of lean meatballs, marinara, and oven.

2016 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

Joe's FoodBar pays homage to the traditional wharfside crab shack by fusing stunning oceanfront vistas with fresh seafood feasts and a licensed bar equipped with restrooms. Guests dine on Pacific fish and chips, chowders, specialty hot dogs and sandwiches in the brisk, salty air of a 140-seat patio, drinking in the sights of Inner Harbour as sailboats drift past and seagulls vainly attempt to pick fights with the sunset. This natural beauty inspires Joe's FoodBar to act as a steward for the environment, pledging to use compostable or recycled flatware and cups and to source all food from local fisheries and farms whenever possible.

1208 Wharf St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Taco Time Victoria's dedicated taco artisans enhance their menu of fast Mexican eats with shells, chips, taste-bud-kicking sauces, and beef prepared fresh in-store each day. They dish up bite-size, deep-fried Mexi-Fries alongside spicy meals, and for dessert, they shower empanadas and Crustos with cinnamon, sugar, and warm fuzzies to make them extra sweet. Their original hot sauce enflames such entrees as quesadillas and burritos stuffed with canadian cheddar, and guests can take swigs of Pepsi products to cool their sizzling tongues more effectively than licking a snowman.

1644 Hillside Ave.
Victoria,
BC
CA