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Restaurants in Victoria + Vancouver Island

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Victoria + Vancouver Island restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Victoria + Vancouver Island restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Victoria + Vancouver Island to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Victoria + Vancouver Island restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Victoria + Vancouver Island.

  • Aerie Resort Restaurant

  • Amusé Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    French cuisine made largely using produce grown within a 10-mile radius. More
  • Aurora Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Aurora Restaurant looks out over Bedwell Harbour, and—fittingly—serves West Coast cuisine in a dining room decorated with blue tones and nautical t... More
  • Brasserie L'École

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Though the building is a former Chinese schoolhouse in the middle of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, Brasserie L'École serves a daily-changing menu ... More
  • Camille's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At this cozy sanctuary of candlelight and stained glass, you can canoodle over ginger-glazed duck breast or herb-crusted local halibut. More
  • Craig Street Brew Pub

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Stop in for a pint at the convivial Craig Street Brew Pub, whose Shawnigan Irish Ale is the best of several house-made beers. More
  • Deerholme Farm

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Bill Jones is a passionate forager, and wild mushrooms are often the highlight of his tasting menus, served in his cozy farmhouse. Working wit... More
  • Dock 503

  • Don Mee Seafood Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Marked by a massive, three-dimensional sign out front, Don Mee Seafood Restaurant has been in Victoria's Chinatown for more than 80 years. The rest... More
  • Fairburn Farm Restaurant

  • Hilary’s Cheese & Deli

    You can assemble a great picnic lunch at Hilary’s Cheese & Deli, where the young, mushroomy goat’s-milk blue is the standout among nearly a dozen l... More
  • Sooke Harbour House Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The inn is best known—and deservedly so—for its restaurant, where chef Sam Benedetto works wonders using almost exclusively island ingredients: tha... More
  • Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The waterfront gastropub Spinnakers serves creamy Fanny Bay oysters, rich seafood chowder, and the pub’s own ESB cask ale, served on a deck overloo... More
  • The Masthead

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A maritime-style tavern filled with acres of worn wood, flickering oil lamps, and a winningly retro vibe (tableside Caesar salad service; a pianist... More
  • Zambri's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Run by a brother and sister team, the restaurant is lauded for its simple Italian bistro fare. It moved from a strip-mall location to the energy-ef... More

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