Victoria Restaurant Guide

Where to Dine in Victoria, BC

Bastion Square in Victoria BC

Victoria is an amazing city with some fantastic restaurants.  A little unknown fact - Victoria has the highest number of restaurants per capita of any major city in Canada! That being said, there are sadly many opportunities to eat a mediocre meal (or sometimes worse!) so we hope that we can help you avoid that pitfall. 


If there is something in particular that you are looking for, whether that is a craving or wanting to celebrate a special occasion, please do not hesitate to ask your Representative at check-in or contact them at any time during your stay for specific recommendations and/or assistance in narrowing down the establishments listed below! We’re here to help! We are not paid to promote these establishments in any way, shape or form – these are OUR fav’s. When in an unfamiliar town it’s always best to ask a ‘local’. That’s why we’re here! You may notice some restaurants appearing in more than one category…something for everyone!


Don’t worry! We know you’re on holiday and that doesn’t always mean packing your finest ball gown or suit and tie. Good news! This is Victoria and we keep things pretty casual here! Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and you won’t feel out of place. We promise! 


Fine Dining & Victoria Restaurants for Special Occasions 

Brasserie L’Ecole

Phone: 250-475-6260

Address: 1715 Government St

Fusion style menu with French influence dominant – hip atmosphere – they are often busy and don’t take reservations but call ahead – they are happy to tell you how busy it is looking

10 Acres

Phone: 250-220-8008

Address: 611 Courtney St

farm to table concept restaurant promoting local, local, local not only in food but wine and beer– tapas and regular full plate menu. Gorgeous patio with fireplace and extra heating for cool nights 

Fol Epi

Address: 732 Yates St

Phone: 778-265-6312

this multi-location BEST bakery in Victoria has now evolved into a restaurant and we couldn’t be happier! What an incredible atmosphere complete with its own charcuterie room and emphasis on LOCAL, LOCAL, LOCAL!!

Raw Bar/Common/Kitchen

Phone: 250-385-4512

Address: 614 Humboldt St

Seafood is the main interest but that’s not to say there isn’t something for everyone  – Pescatores was the original restaurant but now there are 3 separate dining areas in this establishment. The ‘Raw Bar’ is about fresh Oysters and Sashimi etc, the ‘Common’ offers casual dining and the ‘Kitchen’ provides finer dining in the evening hours. 

Café Brio

Phone: 250-383-0009

Address: 944 Fort St

Italian with a bit of fusion influence. Classy old world Italian atmosphere with casual blend of old and new.


Phone: 250-414-6739

Address: Laurel Point Inn Hotel; 680 Montreal St

Gorgeous views and classy fusion-style menu with heavy Asian/Japanese/Korean influence due to world-renowned chef Takashi Ito – park in the underground of the hotel and they will comp your parking!

Blue Crab

Phone: 250-480-1999

Address: Coast Capital Hotel; 146 Kingston Rd

Great seafood and then some! Many people agree this is some of the best seafood in Victoria


Phone: 250-382-9258

Address: Chateau Victoria Hotel; 740 Burdett Ave

180-degree views of Victoria – classic food, diverse menu – live jazz on Fridays

Ferris’ Oyster Bar & Grill

Phone: 250-382-2344

Address: 536 Yates St

The tale of 3 restaurants in one – Check out the menus at Ferris’ Grill [street level], Ferris’ Oyster Bar [2nd level] and Perro Negro Tapas Bar [3rd level]. Pick your favourite and enjoy a local Victoria hot spot!

Deep Cove Chalet

Phone: 250-656-3541

Address: 11190 Chalet Rd

TRUE AUTHENTIC FRENCH CUISINE WITH THE MOST STUNNING VIEW! It’s a bit of a drive (it’s past the ferries in North Saanich…) or an expensive cab ride ($60 at least) but oh so worth it for true classic French cuisine! Rabbit, Sweetbreads, Duck….all the classic French dishes (and sauces!) you would expect! They also have a ‘farm to table’ concept and farm their own food or buy from farmers nearby.  Book a ‘view’ table for sunset or enjoy the same menu at discounted prices for lunch…. THIS is Victoria!! If the food isn’t focus enough the view and property will stun you! 

Legislative Dining Room

Phone: 250-387-3959

Address: Room 006 at the Legislative Bldg

Ok…so this may sound a bit weird but this is an interesting experience and an amazing meal that is also incredibly affordable!! Watch for local MP’s and see if you can get an inside scoop on current politics! This place is often busy so reservations are recommended but not required.

Restaurants Near the Harbour Or With A View


Phone: 250-381-2244

Address: 812 Wharf St

Flying Otter Grill

Phone: 250-414-4220

Address: 950 Wharf St

The menu is very ‘pub-like’ but if you like planes – this is the best view


Phone: 250-414-6739

Address: Laurel Point Inn; 680 Montreal St

Steamship Pub

Phone: 778-433-6736

470 Belleville St

Huge outdoor patio with a view of the harbour – despite being a pub the food is great and the view is awesome!

Happy Hour – Small Bites in Downtown Victoria

Café Mexico                                                         

Phone: 778-265-7880

Address: 1425 Store St.

Happy Hour: 3pm to 5 pm; 10pm to midnight-Friday and Saturday

One of the Largest Cantinas in Canada, established in 1985 

Ferris Seafood and Oyster Bar                         

Phone: 250-360-1824

Address: 536 Yates St.

Happy Hour: 3pm to 5pm Daily

(Oysters, Prawns, Pork Bites, Wine, Beer and Hi Ball Specials)

Tapa Bar                                                               

Phone: 250-383-0013

Address: 620 Trounce Alley

Happy Hour: 3 pm to 6pm Daily

$5 for Red/White Sangria and Beer; Small Plates-Spanish inspired tapas

The Flying Otter                                                 

Phone: 250-414-4220

Address: 950 Wharf St.

Happy Hour:  3pm Daily till Close

Incredible views, watch the sea planes dock and take off, $4 for Beer or Wine, Poutine, Wings, Bacon Wrapped Prawns

Vista 18 West Coast Grill/Wine Bar                 

Phone: 250-382-9258

Address: 18th Floor, Chateau Victoria; 740 Burdett Ave.

5pm to Midnight in Wine Bar, experience the views and enjoy live music; Small Plates include Chicken Flatbread, assorted Dips and More


Bin 4 Burger Lounge

Phone: 250-590-4154

Address: 911 Yates St.

Pink Bicycle

Phone: 250-384-1008

Address: 1008 Blanshard St

the 1st in Gourmet burgers here in Victoria – still can’t be beat! Generous portions and so yum!

Big Wheel Burger Inc

Phone: 250-381-0050

Address: 341 Cook St

100% local with minimal carbon foot print as their moto and mantra. Great burgers!


Don Mee

Phone: 250-383-1032

Address: 538 Fisgard St

In the heart of our historic Chinatown. Open for Dim Sum as well as regular Lunch/Dinner – check out the celebrity photos while you eat

Fish n’ Chips

Red Fish Blue Fish

Phone: 250-298-6877

Address: 1006 Wharf St 

bottom of Fort in the parking lot near the Sea Plane terminals – a MUST when in Victoria – VERY busy in Spring/Summer! Be prepared to wait but it’s worth it!!

Finest at Sea

Phone: 250-383-7760

Address: 27 Erie St

Their food truck is giving Red Fish Blue Fish a run for their money… if you’re near Fisherman’s Wharf go here instead and pick up some great fresh fish to cook at home while you’re there as their fish store is next door! 

Willows Fish & Chips                                           

Phone: 250-598-2711

Address: 2559 Estevan Ave

Recommended by one of our owners


DoboSala Cantina and Ride Thru                     

Phone: 250-590-6068

Address: 760 Pandora Ave

Chef Kunal Ghose, of Red Fish Blue Fish, Fishhook, Mermaid Wharf, introduces a unique blend of flavours, and dishes from Peru to Japan, the Phillipines to Haida Gwaii, and Mexico to Korea.; sit in dining or ride thru via the bicycle lane; Hours: 11 am to 9 pm Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm Saturday 



Phone: 250-384-6474

Address: 1101 Yates St

Classic Greek cuisine… nice atmosphere. Not cheap but worth it

San Remo

Phone: 250-384-5255

Address: 2709 Quadra St

Greek and then some….


Phone: 250-382-4422

Address: 716 Burdett Ave

Convenient downtown location – has been there for decades…you can’t miss the huge windmill

The Village Taverna

Phone: 250-592-7373

Address: 1075 Pendergast St

Located in Cook St Village – this small Greek eatery is great for simple greek food that won’t blow the bank 


Il Terrazzo

Phone: 250-361-0028

Address: 555 Johnson St

Big place but cozy atmosphere…lots of fireplaces…extensive wine list. Exceptional food & top notch service!


Phone: 250-360-1171

Address: 820 Yates St

Modern Italian cuisine with some classics as well


Phone: 250-386-1662

Address: 1011 Broad St

A Victoria institution – always busy lunch & dinner and often crowded (and a bit loud) but good food and lively atmosphere

Pizzeria Prima Strada

Phone: 250-590-8595

Address: 230 Cook St

THE BEST pizza in town. Wood fire oven making thin crust pizzas. The closest thing to being in Italy without getting on a plane! AMAZING! No reservations and often busy but don’t let a line up intimidate you – it moves fast and is worth the wait!

Fiamo Restaurant and Wine Bar                     

Phone: 250-388-5824

Address: 515 Yates St

Try the Butternut Squash and Goats Chees Ravioli; small plates and pizzas-gluten free crusts available

Lot 1 Pasta Bar                                                     

Phone: 778-265-9311

Address: 204-815 Cloverdale Ave

Start with Baked Brie and then dive into a delicious dish; kids menu available; located at Blanshard and Cloverdale-definitely worth the drive

Il Covo Trattoria                                                 

Phone: 250-380-0088

Address: 106 Superior St

Dine al Fresco on the private patio or inside-rustic Italian cuisine in an old world trattoria


Sizzling Tandoor

Phone: 250-388-5450

Address: 637 Johnson St 

New East Asian Village

Phone: 780-482-1111

Address: 1245 Wharf St


La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

Phone: 778-265-6255

Address: 766 Fort St

Dare to compare your own personal tastes and interests in this very casual establishment. Mix and match and pick and choose what you like/want. BEST Margaritta’s in town…. That much is for sure! 

La Taquisa

Phone: 250-889-5803

Address: 1017 Blanshard St

It’s a family thing! The women rule the food though! Old family recipes dominate. They started as a food truck but have expanded to a full fledge restaurant – awesome!


The Mint

Phone: 250-386-6468

Address: 1414 Douglas St

Nepalese focus but there’s something on the menu for everyone. Live music some nights and open late. It’s a favourite for locals and industry alike


Chorizo & Co.

Phone: 250-590-6393

Address: 807 Fort St

some of the most authentic Spanish sandwiches and other delights ever! Open for lunch and dinner and the Paella  for 2 (dinner only) is worth every moment of this intimate and cozy night time atmosphere

Steak and Seafood

The Keg Steakhouse/Bar                           

Phone: 250-386-7789

Address: 500 Fort St

Consistently good steaks and seafood 

Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner             

Phone: 250-388-0889

Address: 427 Belleville St

serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; breakfast served daily until 2 pm; kids menu available; heated patio overlooking the Inner Harbour; happy hour 3 pm to 6 pm weekdays, local beers on tap; Wednesday is Music Bingo night-FUN! 


Sen Zushi

Phone: 250-385-4320

Address: 940 Fort St

THE BEST AUTHENTIC SUSHI in Victoria –the fish is incredible!! Arigato!! This is REAL Japanese food!

The Next

Phone: 778-433-4490

Address: 240 Cook St (but really around the corner on Sutlej St – look for the sandwich board pointing the way!)

Amazing Japanese food with a modern twist. Simple and modern atmosphere yet truly inspired food

Matsuri Sushi

Phone: 250-590-8110

Address: 239 Menzies St (James Bay)

simple atmosphere but quality sushi and great service


Phone: 250-595-0378

Address: 2560 Sinclair Ave (Cadboro Bay) 

Wow! Worth the drive to Cadboro Bay Village! Incredible and truly authentic! Husband and wife team. She is Japanese and runs the kitchen, he is Canadian and runs the front. AMAZING! Stunning presentation as well!

Shiki Sushi

Phone: 250-381-8622

Address: 1113 Blanshard St

Huge place… they have an ‘all you can eat/order for under $30/per


Phone: 250-382-1514

Address: 510 Fort St

recently renovated with a nice decor and good sushi


Stage Wine Bar

Phone: 250-388-4222

Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave

Fantastic atmosphere – VERY hip and urban. Great food/excellent wine – worth the short cab ride or walk to Fernwood Village – Trust us! Buzz, buzz, buzz!

Tapa Bar

Phone: 250-383-0013

Address: 620 Trounce Alley

Lots of variety – authentic menu and atmosphere – good food and funky decor

Bodega Tapas and Wine Bar

Phone: 778-406-1210

Address: 1210 Broad St

modern yet relaxed and comfortable atmosphere – excellent food. A bit more of a modern twist on Tapas that thinks outside of the box. Try having a drink of sherry while you enjoy your food. It’s traditional and encouraged!

Perro Negro

Phone: 250-382-2344

Address: 536 Yates St

A wonderful addition to Ferris’ Oyster Bar – located upstairs. Yum, yum and yum!


Phone: 778-265-9909

Address: 739 Pandora Ave

Japanese tapas-Asian fusion. Please make reservations 

eNe Raw Food and Sake Bar                             

Phone: 778-433-0363

Address: 737 Pandora Ave

Japanese specialty dishes featuring raw delicacies that pair perfectly with their sake, drink happy hour from 3-6 pm and 9 pm to midnight, all day $4 tapas 


Baan Thai

Phone: 250-383-0050

Address: 1117 Blanshard St

great downtown location (there are others further outside the core)  – excellent and authentic food

My Thai Café

Phone: 250-472-7574

Address: 1020 Cook St

the atmosphere isn’t anything to write home about but the food is wonderful!

Thai Lemongrass

Phone: 250-385-3838

Address: 3838 Cadboro Bay Rd (Cadboro Bay)

more authentic atmosphere but requires a car or a cab – great outdoor patio and EXCELLENT food!


Be Love

Phone: 778-433-7181

Address: 1019 Blanshard St

An inspiration to vegetarians and even carnivores! Don’t let the gluten free/dairy free menu put you off – it is INCREDIBLE!!! Funky décor


Phone: 250-361-9223

Address: 50 Bastian Square

A vegetarian institution in Victoria – if you like the food they have an amazing cookbook you can buy too!

Green Cuisine

Phone: 250-385-1809

Address: 560 Johnson St

food cost is done by weight – choose whatever veggie delights you desire! The selection is truly inspiring and extensive!

Lotus Pond

Phone: 250-380-9293

Address: 617 Johnson St

Nourish Café

Phone: 250-590-3426

Address: 225 Quebec St

Wow! What a beautiful atmosphere in this heritage home now converted into a restaurant. Non-veggie options available as well as gluten free options as well. SO stunning and such great local food grown at HCP nearby

They Have It All, And It’s All Good

Frankie’s Modern Diner                                   

Phone: 778-265-8575

Address: 38-910 Government St

opens 7 am for breakfast, serves lunch and dinner, kids menu; some Italian dishes, burgers, the best chicken strips you’ll ever have; try the Tomato Soup with asiago cheese finishing-it’s so good!

Beacon Hill Drive In                                         

Phone: 250-385-7521

Address: 126 Douglas St

a Victoria Icon; famous for their soft serve ice cream; grab a burger and fries and have a picnic in Beacon Hill Park, right across the street; hours 7:30 am to 9:30 pm

The Courtney Room                                         

Phone: 250-940-4090

Address: Magnolia Hotel; 619 Courtney St

local cuisine, uses local products wherever possible; you can enjoy a more casual experience downstairs or dine upstairs for an elevated experience such as French inspired Steak and Seafood

EI Furniture Warehouse                                   

Phone: 778-265-9575

Address: 533 Yates St

all meal items are $5.95, licensed-with a DJ taking requests, outdoor patio seating; for the young and the young at heart; Beware: the music is loud and the place is rockin’ 


Jam Café

Phone: 778-440-4489

Address: 542 Herald St

inspired and creative breakfast focused menu filled with home-made delights such as cured maple bacon…yum! Often busy so be prepared to wait but it’s worth it – super cool décor to keep your eyes busy ‘til the food arrives

Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch

Phone: 250-381-2672

Address: 850 Douglas St

the fruit that comes with your breakfast is a big deal here… presentation and generous portions!

Shine Café

Phone: 250-595-2134

Address: 1320 Blanshard St

I didn’t know eggs benny could be done this many ways but apparently it can! Lots of traditional favourites as well

Blue Fox Café

Phone: 250-380-1683

Address: 919 Fort St

busy breakfast/brunch place…expect a line up. It’s worth it though. Good food and good service


Phone: 250-385-6653

Address: 554 Pandora Ave

The Village

Phone: 250-592-8311

Address:  2518 Estevan Ave

worth the drive to experience this amazing breakfast/lunch spot. Walk off the calories on  Willows beach near by afterwards. What a great neighbourhood experience! 

Clay Pigeon

Phone: 250-590-6657

Address: 1002 Blanshard St

unique breakfast/brunch menu with some classics as well. Small and cozy…outdoor seating to people watch

Bubby’s Kitchen

Phone: 250-590-8915

Address: 355 Cook St

diverse menu to please everyone. Excellent local-focused food and reasonable prices – great outdoor patio. Take a coffee or pastry to go and window shop on Cook St or continue down to Dallas Rd to work off your meal 

The Ruby on Johnson                                       

Phone: 778-265-8750

Address: 642A Johnson St

big breakfast portions; if you’re craving waffles this is your go to place; kids menu; listen to great music from their large vinyl collection; Hours: 7 am to 3 pm daily


Bard & Banker

Phone: 250-953-9993

Address: 1022 Government St

always fun and full of life and friendly people – decent food and Oysters at happy hour! Live music most nights

Canoe Brew Pub

Phone: 250-361-1940

Address: 450 Swift St

Seasonal beers brewed onsite. Great atmosphere and food. Live music on Thursday nights

Irish Times Pub

Phone: 250-383-7775

Address: 1200 Government St

“My friends are the best friends, loyal, willing and able. Now let’s get to drinking…all glasses off the table!!”…. True Irish pub with live irish music most nights. Decent grub too!

Spinnakers Brew Pub

Phone: 250-386-2739

Address: 308 Catherine St

local Victoria brewpub – beautiful views. Food ok – take the Harbour Taxi/ferry to get there if you don’t want to walk or drive

The Penny Farthing

Phone: 250-370-9008

Address: 2228 Oak Bay Ave

Local pub with friendly folk. Good food and good grub. If you’re in Oak Bay it’s the place to be!

Swan’s Brew Pub

Phone: 250-361-3310

Address: 506 Pandora Ave

Beer brewed onsite – great atmosphere and good bands play almost every night 

Beagle Pub

Phone: 250-382-3301

Address: 301 Cook St

Local y’ocal for Cook St Village that everyone wishes was closer to their house. Friendly atmosphere, great place to watch the game and good sunny patio in summer that draws crowds 

‘The Snug’

Phone: 250-598-4556

Address: Oak Bay Beach Hotel

1175 Beach Dr

Views, views and more views….wow! A Victoria landmark lovingly restored and demanded to remain by locals despite the rebuilding of the hotel. They did a great job keeping it authentic to what it was and have only improved the memories of those who know and love it well. Have a drink for sure and take in the view. Food ok

Steamship Grill & Taphouse

Phone: 778-433-6736

Address: 470 Belleville St

Great alternative view of the harbour…. Super huge patio – watch the Coho and Clipper arrive and run for your boat when ready!



Phone: 250-598-5614

Address: 677 St Patrick St (Oak Bay) 

SUPERB café…so special and unique as it is surrounded by residential homes in prime South Oak Bay. Super yummy food, great coffee and atmosphere. Have a picnic on the front lawn if it’s sunny as they’ll give you a blanket. Pick up dinner to go if you’d like with their weekly changing menu of home cooked meals.

Part and Parcel

Phone: 778-406-0888

Address: 2656 Quadra St (Quadra Village)

Gluten free and food in general doesn’t get much better than this! Huh? Yes! The menu is GLUTEN FREE

Ottavio Italian Bakery & Deli

Phone: 250-592-4080

Address: 2272 Oak Bay Ave (Oak Bay)

Classic Italian Deli/Café…. Yummy sandwiches and a true Oak Bay vibe 

Bubby’s Kitchen

Phone: 250-590-8915

Address: 355 Cook St(Cook St Village)

Menu that pleases everyone with a real focus on as much local and organic as they can. Incredible food and really reasonably priced!!

Baked Goods and Pastries

Bakery at ‘The Market on Yates’

Phone: 250-381-6000

Address: 903 Yates St

Besides being a great grocery store – Their bakery is amazing! Insider tip! Most baked goods and pastries are ½ price after 8pm… !! Great fresh baked bread , pastries and desserts!

Willie’s Bakery & Café

Phone: 250-381-8414

Address: 537 Johnson St

First opened in 1887 this was BC’s first bakery! They also offer all day breakfasts and a delightful lunch menu promoting local and organic foods that will surely please everyone if you want more than just amazing bread!

Cascadia Wholefoods Bakery

Phone: 250-380-6606

Address: 1812 Government St

Hello Yum! Funky atmosphere and amazing in house made desserts etc…soooo good! A local favourite 

The Dutch Bakery

Phone: 250-385-1012

Address: 718 Fort St

A Victoria institution… best baked goods ever…you’ll smell it before you see it…trust us! 

Wildfire Organic Bakery

Phone: 250-381-3473

Address: 1517 Quadra St

Wood fired oven to bake the bread!!! Need I say more?? YUM! If you get home with a loaf intact we will be impressed! 

La Tana

Phone: 250-920-6213

Address: 101-3 Fan Tan Alley

Oh so good! Fresh baked Italian breads and then some other easy to grab and go treats…. 

Bubby’s Kitchen

Phone: 250-590-8915

Address: 355 Cook St

Bubby’s is a restaurant now but used to be a bakery so they still offer lots of treats… they know their stuff. Coffee too! If you’re in Cook St Village this is the place to go

La Roux Patisserie                                               

Phone: 778-265-7689                                                               

Address: 519 Fisgard St

enjoy a buttery croissant or pastry with coffee in a beautiful environment; one of Dani’s favourite bakeries in Victoria; Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm Sunday

Sweets and Desserts


Phone: 250-380-6606

Address: 1812 Government St

Too many in house goodies to promote just one…you decide. Coffee is good too!


Phone: 250-383-3112

Address: 1110 Government St

Some of THE BEST treats in Victoria….  You must try their macarons and excellent tea and coffee selection

Bon Macaron Patisserie

Phone: 778-265-0850

Address: 1012 Broad St

Ok this is insane….possibly the BEST macaron’s you will EVER have. The owner/chef Yann from Paris, France does them like you’ve never experienced before! These are TRUE French Macarons…. The selection of flavours will overwhelm you enough and the taste will take you to the next level!

Rogers Chocolates

Phone: 250-881-8771

Address: 913 Government St

This is OUR chocolate …. You’ve never had anything like it. A must for now and buy more to take home!

Tea Rooms

The Empress Hotel Tea Room

Phone: 250-389-2727

Address: 721 Government St

High Tea at the Empress Hotel… This is a once in a lifetime experience. Classy all the way! It’s NOT cheap but everyone needs to do it ONCE in their life!

Venus Sophia Tea Room

Phone: 250-590-3953

Address: 540 Fisgard St

Abkhazi Gardens and Tea Room

Phone: 778-265-6466

Address: 1964 Fairfield Rd

A beautiful property with a beautiful love story… tour the gardens after tea… very unique and special to Victoria. It’s worth the walk, drive or short cab ride

Butchart Gardens

Phone: 250-652-8222

Address: 800 Benvenuto Ave

It’s Butchart Gardens….you’re already in heaven!  These gardens are spectacular no matter what time of year and known  world wide!!Tea to enjoy it all? Yes please! 

Cook St Village (and why it’s worth going)

Beagle Pub

Phone: 250-382-3301

Address: 301 Cook St

possibly one of the friendliest pubs in Victoria – great food and great atmosphere, great patio! Hang with the locals and see what it’s like to really LIVE here! 

Pizzeria Prima Strada

Phone: 250-590-8595

Address: 230 Cook St

also referenced in ‘Very Victoria’ – the BEST pizza place in town with wood fired oven

Bubby’s Kitchen

Phone: 250-590-8915

Address: 355 Cook St

also referenced in ‘Very Victoria’ – great ‘local’ fare at reasonable prices and great atmosphere

The Village Taverna

Phone: 250-592-7373

Address: 1075 Pendergast St

Located in Cook St Village – this small Greek eatery is great for simple greek food that won’t blow the bank

Moka House Coffee

Phone: 250-388-7377

Address: 345 Cook St

Local coffee chain…great patio that everyone loves and vies for a seat on…. 

Serious Coffee

Phone: 250-590-8010

Address: 230 Cook St

Another local chain – excellent coffee and service

Surroundings At Home

Phone: 250-380-0324

Address: 249 Cook St

closed Monday’s – one of the nicest Home Décor stores in Victoria. Always changing and offering a variety of goods in all price ranges. Truly special

Mother Nature’s Organic Market

Phone: 250-590-7390

Address: 240 Cook St

local organic food including meat, produce, prepared foods as well as a wide selection of organic dry goods and supplements – this is your ORGANIC one stop shopping! 

McLennan’s Island Butcher

Phone: 250-382-3331

Address: 307 Cook St

LOCAL island meats that are ALL  hormone and anti-biotic free – gorgeously delicious!

The Next (Modern Japanese Cuisine)

Phone: 778-433-4490

Address: 240 Cook St (but really around the corner on Sutlej St – look for the sandwich board pointing the way! )

Amazing Japanese food with a modern twist. Simple and modern atmosphere yet truly inspired food