From Our Editors
Nestled alongside the lapping waters of White Rock Beach, Slainte By the Pier serves a host of authentic Irish and West Coast fare forged from locally sourced ingredients including Salt Spring Island mussels, local greenhouse tomatoes, and wild sockeye. Behind the slate-blue walls of the dining room, the kitchen bustles as culinary wizards whip up Irish staples such as fresh fish and chips fried into a golden state by all-natural lightning bolts. Musicians take to the restaurant’s stage on weekends, employing instruments such as guitars, bodhráns, and mellifluous vocal cords to tickle ears with Irish and folk music. On balmy evenings, Slainte also offers alfresco dining on their outdoor patio, which basks in the rays of a retreating sun while surrounding trees make nonchalant attempts to steal bites of dessert from unattended plates.