Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Victoria

Red Fish Blue Fish

On the waterfront boardwalk at the foot of Broughton St, this freight-container takeout shack serves fresh-made, finger-licking sustainable seafood. Highlights include jerk fish poutine, amazing chowder and tempura-…
Breakfast in Victoria

Jam Cafe

The locals won't tell you anything about this slightly off-the-beaten-path place. But that's not because they don't know about it – it's because they don't want you to increase the line-ups for Victoria's best break…
Vegetarian in Victoria

Venus Sophia

A delightful cream-walled tearoom combining traditional tea service (including a lovely afternoon tea) with beautifully presented vegetarian lunches, this is a uniquely tranquil respite from Chinatown's sometimes bu…
Diner in Victoria

John's Place

This friendly, wood-floored hangout is lined with quirky memorabilia, while its enormous menu is a cut above standard diner fare. They'll start you off with a basket of addictive housemade bread, but save room for h…
Mexican in Victoria

La Taqueria

The huge, aquamarine-painted satellite of Vancouver's popular and authentic Mexican joint, this ultra-friendly spot specializes in offering a wide array of soft taco options (choose four for $10.50, less for vegetar…
Asian in Victoria

Foo Asian Street Food

Like a permanent food truck tucked inauspiciously in a parking lot, this locals' fave food shack focuses on hearty dishes inspired by Asian hawker stalls. Grab a perch inside or out, check the specials board and div…
Seafood in Victoria

Fishhook

Don't miss the smoky, coconutty chowder at this Indian- and French-influenced seafood gem, but make sure you add a tartine open-faced sandwich: it's the house specialty. If you still have room (and you're reluctant …
Bakery in Victoria

Crust Bakery

Arrive early for the best selection at Victoria's favorite new bakery. A fresh-baked egg, bacon and rosemary Danish should start you off nicely but be sure to fill your backpack with tartlets and top-selling cronuts…
French in Victoria

Brasserie L'École

Preparing West Coast ingredients with French-bistro flare, this warm and ever-popular spot is perfect for an intimate night out. The dishes constantly change to reflect seasonal highlights, like figs, salmonberries …
Diner in Victoria

The Ruby

The Hotel Zed's upmarket diner lures locals (arrive off-peak to avoid the crush) with its breakfast tacos and eggs Benedict platters (Mexi Benny recommended) but the rest of the day is all finger-licking comfort dis…