Food & Drink in Victoria


Saanich Peninsula or Cowichan Valley Wine Tour for Two or Four from Surfside Adventure Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Surfside Adventure Tours

Multiple Locations

Tour-goers pass Vancouver Island’s beautiful scenery on their way to a handful of award-winning vineyards

C$178 C$89

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C$109.99 for a Three-Day Juice Cleanse at Sexy Juice (C$174 Value)

Sexy Juice

Sexy Juice Victoria

Unpasteurized, cold-pressed juices flush out the body; clients sip six juices per day, including Good Morning Sunshine and Cleaning Service

C$174 C$109.99

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C$11 for C$20 Worth of Gastropub Cuisine at The Fernwood Inn

The Fernwood Inn

The Fernwood Inn

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

C$20 C$11

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C$15 for a Café Meal for Two with Soups and Sandwiches or Salads at The Hot and Cold Cafe (Up to C$32 value)

The Hot and Cold Cafe

Spa Sirona

Soups, salads, and sandwiches are crafted from scratch using local produce and meats

C$32 C$15

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C$9 for Two Roti Lunch Plates at Trini To D Bone (Up to C$16 Value)

Trini To D Bone

638 Fisgard Street

Pairs lunch on Caribbean comfort food including roti, a hot flat bread that comes stuffed with meats such as pulled pork and shrimp curry

C$16 C$9

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Tasting Dinner for Two or Four at Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room (Up to 49% Off). Two Menus Available.

Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room

Brentwood Bay, BC

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

C$88 C$49

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Fresh Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at Wok Box (Up to 46% Off)

Wok Box

Wok Box National

Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine come together in pan-Asian boxes full of jasmine rice, ribbon noodles, and sweet ginger sauce

C$22.98 C$13

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Burrito Meal for Two or Four or C$5 for C$10 Worth of Fast Mexican Food at Taco Time Victoria

Taco Time Victoria

Multiple Locations

Quesadillas encase chicken and seasoned ground beef, and daily-made ingredients burrow into hand-rolled burritos at quick Mexican eatery

C$24.46 C$12

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Chicken-Tender or Fatburger with Cheddar Meal at Fatburger (Up to 39% Off)

Fatburger

Downtown

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

C$13.17 C$8

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C$20 for C$35 Worth of Tibetan Cuisine at Tibetan Kitchen

Tibetan Kitchen

Tibetan Kitchen

Appetizers include kale and veggie pakoras and samosas; entrees range from berkshire pork with curry to shepta, an Indian style of chow mein

C$35 C$20

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Seafood and Pub Fare at Flying Otter Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Otter Grill

Flying Otter Grill

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

C$25 C$13

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18th-Anniversary Four-Course Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Nautical Nellies Restaurant (54% Off)

Nautical Nellies Restaurant

Nautical Nellies

To celebrate the restaurant’s 18th anniversary, seasonal oysters and other seafood join steak and fresh-fish entrees

C$152 C$69.99

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Sushi for Two or Four or Takeout Sushi for Two at Rockn' Rolls (Up to 40%)

Rockn' Rolls

Victoria

Specialty rolls such as Fisherman’s Roll with shrimp tempura topped with crab and scallops and Albacore Heaven with tuna, avocado, and crab

C$20 C$14

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C$10.99 for Any Two Small Sub Sandwiches, Drinks, and Chips or Cookies at Quiznos (C$18.34 Value)

Quiznos

Quiznos

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

C$18.34 C$10.99

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One or Two Large Two-Topping Pizzas with Soda at Papa Ji's Pizza (48% Off)

Papa Ji's Pizza

Papa Ji's Pizza

Pizza toppings include sausage, black olives, crab, jalapeños, spinach, shrimp, oven-roasted chicken, Frank’s hot sauce, and feta cheese

C$26.70 C$14

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C$15 for C$28 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine at The Spice Jammer

The Spice Jammer

Downtown Victoria

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

C$28 C$15

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Fixed-Price Indian Meals for Two or Four, Including Starters, Bread, and Entrees, at Zaffran (Up to 48% Off)

Zaffran

Zaffran

Veggie and meat entrees, including chickpeas topped with tomatoes and onions and chicken masala, join a selection of naans and appetizers

C$59.80 C$32

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One or Two Artisan Pizzas at Lido Waterfront Bar and Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

Lido Waterfront Bar and Bistro

Inner Harbour Downtown

Pizzas topped with Spanish red-wine chorizo, fresh prawns, or tender baby spinach

C$22 C$12

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Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Saaz Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off)

Saaz Restaurant & Lounge

Saaz Restaurant & Lounge

Signature Indian dishes like stuffed masala dosa, goat curry, coconut chicken, and vegetarian biryani set against historic brickwork

C$25 C$15

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  • Smoken Bones Cookshack
    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, 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.
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    #7 - 1701 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
    As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso. Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN—they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil. Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines—including vintages from Italy and Canada—and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.
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    128-560 Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Nautical Nellies
    Nautical Nellies Restaurant, celebrating its 18th anniversary in 2015, 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, 2013, and 2014. 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.
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    1001 Wharf Street
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Flying Otter Grill
    Flying Otter Grill traverses land, air, and sea. It takes its name from the Otter aircraft, much like the kind that take off from the two-storey airline terminal at the Victoria Harbour Water Aerodrome surrounding the eatery. The restaurant itself floats on a series of pontoons so that it rises and falls with the tides, its floor-to-ceiling windows treating every table to views of the ocean and choreographed seagull flash mobs. Spanning both earth and ocean, the menu of pub fare draws on fresh prawns alongside crab, salmon, and Angus steak, and Cajun spiced chicken wings. Planes land on nearby airstrips and yachts sail into the harbour on a regular basis, the bustle of transit contrasting with the calm, cabin-like setting of the restaurant, which features West Coast cedar furnishings and a crackling fireplace. Taking inspiration from its surroundings, the Flying Otter nets some of its fresh fish from local suppliers.
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    950 Wharf St
    Victoria, BC CA
  • La Belle Patate Victoria
    Montreal native Mathieu Lott opened La Belle Patate to share the classic, hearty dishes of Quebec in a casual diner setting in the Victoria neighborhood of Esquimalt in 2008, leaving those from la belle province satisfied. Being the first location to open, customers watch as the chefs slice potatoes right before their eyes to form the base of savoury poutines. The kitchen staff cooks these fries twice to give them a golden crunch before plating them with fresh, squeaky cheese curds and a vegetarian-based brown sauce. The poutine can come with more tasty combinations, such as chicken and peas or mushrooms, bacon, green peppers, and cubes of Montreal-style smoked meat. Along with steamed hot dogs – a Montreal favourite, that same smoked meat finds its way into sub sandwiches, and burgers hold hand-formed beef patties made without any fillers or pillow stuffing.
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    1215 Esquimalt Road
    Victoria, BC CA
  • The Fernwood Inn
    Within a stately Tudor Revival building, The Fernwood Inn's kitchen sparks with creative energy as a team of chefs dedicated to the pursuit of inventive, locally sourced, and gastropub fare get to work chopping, saut?ing and crisping. As servers glide across the dining room?s fir floors, aromatic tendrils from smoked meats and Asian-influenced seafood and soup dishes announce plates' arrival before they're even set down. As bites disappear between lips, oversized mirrors and wooden casks add a touch of casual elegance, and the outdoor patio enables much-underrated fresh air to get in on alfresco feeding frenzies during the warm-weather months. Gathering the community on select evenings, The Fernwood Inn hosts live musical performances as well as open mic nights frequented by young talent and juke boxes showing up on their reunion tours.
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    1302 Gladstone Ave.
    Victoria, BC CA

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