The food scene in Victoria seems to have exploded in recent years. Our coffee shops are roasting coffee and training baristas that compete on an international level. The number of award-wining microbreweries that have emerged in the last decade is phenomenal. Small-scale, local food producers are springing up everywhere you look. Best of all, local restaurants are embracing these ingredients and designing their menus to showcase and highlight them.
The restaurants selected for this “inaugural” guide are really just a sampling of the delicious cuisine that is being created in Victoria. There are many restaurants left out that could easily be included, and will surely be in future guides. The following restaurants, diners, cafes and bars were chosen to present a balanced selection of approachable restaurants offering a consistent experience and unparalleled value.
So grab a cup of freshly-roasted coffee or pour a pint of some fine craft beer and whet your tastebuds with this introductory guide to the quintessential breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinking establishments found in Victoria, BC.