There are lots of amazing restaurants, eateries, cafes, pubs and street food to choose from in Victoria but here is a list of some that we thought might be particularly appealing based on location:
Over the blue bridge into Downtown:
5-10 min walk:
- The Drake Eatery (http://drakeeatery.com/) – West coast craft beer is our focus with local, fresh, and fabulous food served in a casual atmosphere. Our service is British pub-style counter service. Come up to the bar to order and we’ll take care of you.
- The Guild Freehouse (http://www.theguildfreehouse.ca/) – West coast British fare. The Guild is a more than just another concept restaurant. Our food is distinctly common in practice but exhibits true craftsmanship, care and value. We take pride in associating ourselves with local producers and using our kitchen as a gateway for their products. Our beer list is curated to showcase the best of craft and micro-brewed beer from anywhere in the world.
- Café Mexico (http://cafemexico.com/#top) – Mexican. It is our mission to keep our concept fresh, exciting and on the cutting edge of the hospitality industry, to serve you food and drink that meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality while combining both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking. We currently house over 100 bottles of Mezcal & Tequila.
- Grace Sushi – A new sushi restaurant with great views closest to the conference location but there are lots of sushi options in the downtown core.
- Mo:Lé (https://molerestaurant.ca/) – Born of a longtime friendship, and a desire to serve excellent food to friends, foodies, hipsters, families, retirees and everyone in between, Mo:Lé Restaurant has grown from a simple eatery into a Victoria institution in just a few years. We make delicious all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch with our secret ingredient: love.
- Il Terrazo (https://www.ilterrazzo.com/index.php) – Fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting. Dine by candlelight beside one of our six brick fireplaces.
- Ferris Oyster Bar (http://www.ferrisoysterbar.com/)
- Downstairs Grill and Garden Patio has been a cozy space where guests know they can come to find great food. Over the years, the all-weather atrium, high ceilings, brick walls, and wooden floors have elevated Ferris’ to institution status for locals and tourists who want good quality, well -priced meals in a comfortable place.
- Ferris’ Upstairs Oyster Bar is the extension of the Ferris’ feel, with a more up-scale menu. Upstairs (as it is sometimes known) features deeply coloured wooden floors and rich brick walls accented by candlelight – all of which is supported by a great wine list, the best in fresh seafood from our local waters, and premium steaks from Alberta. It’s a great place to lounge and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer.
10-15 min walk:
- Rebar (http://rebarmodernfood.com/) – Contemporary vegetarian eatery with a low-key vibe, plus a selection of juices, wine and beer. Refusing to embrace space-aged foods engineered to mimic freshness, rebar has always celebrated real, local flavour.
- Red Fish Blue Fish (http://www.redfish-bluefish.com/) – Red Fish Blue Fish is an outdoor waterfront eatery in an up-cycled cargo container on a wooden pier on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. A unique, fresh and sustainable approach to the old fish ‘n’ chip shop. Feature on Food Network Canada’s Eat Street.
- Earls (https://earls.ca) – The tradition of Earls is centred on dishes that make people want to come back for more: house-made sauces, locally-sourced ingredients, and now, innovative chef-led experiments that are getting the industry’s attention through the Earls Chef Collective.
- Milestones (http://www.milestonesrestaurants.com/home.php) – Our exceptionally talented Executive Chef brings unexpected yet tasty twists to classics. He then gives these carefully crafted recipes to his culinary team, making sure they have perfected these creations before bringing them to you. And that’s what you can always be sure of, that there’s a chef in every Milestones kitchen making your plate just right.
On the same side of the bridge as the hotel:
5-10 min walk:
- Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub (http://www.spinnakers.com/) – Island made. Although known for pioneering the craft beer industry and paving the way for modern day brewpubs in Canada, Spinnakers has always believed that the measure of a good pub is in its ability to serve a good meal along with a good pint.
- Fol Epi Organic Bakery (http://folepi.ca/) and Caffe Fantastico Bar-Deli Dockside Green (https://caffefantastico.com/)
- Fol Epi uses organic produce sourced from local farmers as much as possible and use organic flour, sugar, and local eggs. Their pastries have a subtle refinement to them evoking flavours of European pastries. There is also a selection of cookies and macarons made with gluten-free ingredients for those of you with dietary restrictions. They also serve quiches, sandwiches and other café lunch time fare.
- Caffe Fantastico is driven by the pursuit of quality and the love of coffee. Overlooking Victoria’s industrial Inner Harbour, our café, bar and deli offers finely crafted coffee, an array of cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments, full menu and an eclectic selection of craft ciders, sours, ales and wine.
10-15 min walk:
- La Taquisa (http://www.lataquisa.com/) – Victoria’s most authentic Mexican experience. La Taquisa is a locally owned, family run business. Sindy is from Guadalajara, Mexico and we use her 100% authentic family recipes. Scott is from Vancouver, BC and is a trained chef with 17 years of experience.
- Big Wheel Burger (http://bigwheelburger.com/) – Made fresh daily, perfectly prepared. Big Wheel Burger provides the best quality burgers, shakes, sodas and fries through local, sustainable and environmentally friendly resources.
- Save on Foods (https://www.saveonfoods.com) – Grocery store.