When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 287 degrees Celsius—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's deal demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty West Coast pub fare at The Flying Otter Grill on Wharf Street.
Hungry bellies can rely on The Flying Otter's arsenal of burgers, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and more to quell the emptiness within, even as eyes glaze over with dockside views of seaplanes and kayakers—diners are mere steps from the water. Sink your teeth into the menu's grilled wild BC salmon burger ($13) or score a slice of the blackened chicken pizza, with smoked gouda, grilled asparagus, and house-made sauce ($12). An enclosed, heated patio means lucky noshers stay close to the action, even as Old Man Winter shakes his fist and mutters about his spoiled grandchildren.
- The menu here is wonderful! The Jamaican Jerk Wings are so peppery and incredible. Meals are very reasonably priced and the beer selection is great. – shylili, TripAdvisor
- Service was good, and the restaurant is right on the water (literally--we were on a floating dock). They have an enclosed patio type seating area with excellent heaters, so we were able to enjoy eating 'outside' in the freezing cold. The view of the water is fun, especially if you are lucky enough to see the planes coming and going. – Liz M., Yelp
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.