Pubs combine the best of bars and restaurants: bucketfuls of ale and hatfuls of mashed potatoes. Fill your mouth’s wheelbarrow with today’s Groupon for pub food at Ross Bay Pub on Fairfield Road. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch and Sunday breakfast (11 a.m.–2 p.m.).
Ross Bay Pub, a Fairfield public house that takes quality nosh as seriously as it does Canucks games, makes escaping the elements a cozy and tasty affair. Whether the meal wheel lands on dinner, lunch, or Sunday breakfast, the pub’s creatively classic menu has a solid answer for nearly any culinary question. Small plates make big statements with yam fries ($7) and salt-and-pepper pork bites with sea salt, cracked pepper, and preserved-lemon-garlic aioli ($9.25). Your choice of soup, salad, or fries form a loyal entourage for every burger, including the lamb curry burger, a bewitching menagerie of apple marmalade, Okanagan goat cheese, curry mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a toasted pretzel bun ($11.75). As for pub fare, a roast-beef stew made with Angus beef, Race Rocks amber ale, root vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding, may well be the only meal anyone needs till the end of time ($11), though the baked shepherd’s pie may beg to differ ($12).
Located just across from the Ross Bay Cemetery, a stately Victorian-era burial ground, the pub is the perfect place to refuel post-stroll or séance and pre-exorcism. Ross Bay wouldn’t be a public house worth its name without a redoubtable drinks selection, including fine international wines and craft beers. Eyeballing the stunts and triumphs of the Canucks, however, is gratis, although spare change might find other means of amusement through bar-sport favourites Keno, Buzztime, Texas Hold 'em, and pull-tabs.
- The steak was a perfect medium rare(as she ordered it), she really liked the veggies, and the mash was flavourful. On top of the steak was a green peppercorn demi, very tasty, plate-licking good. Overall, we loved it. – Eating Victoria
- The Caesars are also very good and Music Bingo on Saturday nights give you a reason to stay far longer than you should. – Dwayne, Urbanspoon
7-1516 Fairfield Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1Get Directions