Southern Gulf Islands restaurants

Top Choice Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Tree House Cafe

At this magical outdoor dining experience, you'll be sitting in the shade of a large plum tree as you choose from a menu of North American–style pastas, Mexican specialties and gourmet burgers and sandwiches. The ro…
Canadian in North & South Pender Islands

Jo's Place

It's worth making Jo's your first stop after the ferry, so good is the food, service and ambiance, especially if you're in the mood for brunch when the eclectic menu parades bubble & squeak, and pear and Gorgonz…
Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Restaurant House Piccolo

White-tablecloth dining in a beautifully intimate heritage-house setting, this is the locals' top spot for a romantic night out. It's focused on seasonal Salt Spring ingredients prepared with knowing international f…
Cafe in North & South Pender Islands

Vanilla Leaf Bakery Cafe

Superb pastries both sweet and savory are served here along with organic coffee. Safeguarded behind a glass partition, you can admire pistachio-cream Danish pastries, steak-and-ale pies and the dangerous-looking 'mi…
Jewish in Salt Spring Island

Buzzy's Luncheonette

It’s tempting to suggest that recently opened Buzzy’s is creating a buzz around Salt Spring with its Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches, but realistically it’s more of a siren than a buzz. The tiny takeout utilizes suc…
Cafe in Mayne Island

Sunny Mayne Bakery Cafe

All Mayne visitors should make a beeline for the island's most reliable eating joint (open year-round with earlier closing in the winter), a source of immense muffins, custom cakes, homemade pizzas and thick soups.
Canadian in Galiano Island

Atrevida Restaurant

On busy nights (‘Sticky Finger Fridays’ are best, with hot finger food including chicken wings) the restaurant in the Galiano Inn transforms into the island’s social hub with live music, loud chatter and plate-loads…
Pub Food in Galiano Island

Hummingbird Pub

A beloved rustic pub nestled among the Galiano trees. Look out for wandering deer and, of course, hummingbirds, outside. Fish and chips is the mainstay of the menu but plenty of other satisfying pub grub is also ava…
Canadian in Mayne Island

Bennett Bay Bistro

You don't have to be a guest of the Mayne Island Resort to dine at its restaurant, and you'll find a menu combining pubby classics like fish and chips with elevated dinner features like pasta and steaks. Go for the …
Italian in Salt Spring Island

Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca

Small grab-a table (there are only four of ‘em) cafe-restaurant that knocks out fast but fresh Italian pasta (made on the premises) and thin-crust pizzas. There’s a gamut of homemade sauces headlined by creamy saffr…