Lunch is my favorite meal of the day for sure, especially with a friends! Being the mid point in the day it’s this time to reflect on the days accomplishments and make contemplate the balance of the afternoon.
I do hope you enjoy my selection and if you find a Restaurant that you really loved please let me know so I can check it out! Enjoy!
If you find yourself in Victoria’s Downtown district and are ready for a mid-day bite, here are my top picks for Lunch Spots.
10 Acres Bistro
Delicious Farm to Table menu with a West Coast flair. Local brew and a great selection of wine. 10 Acres is one of my favourite patio’s and it’s open year round with a country garden feel heated by a stunning fireplace.
611 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC 250-220-8008
Fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting. A well-known and well-loved Victoria restaurant. Offering wood-oven roasted meats, pizza, home-made pasta and seafood. Request a fire side table – cozy. Reservations recommended.
537 Johnson Street (in historic Waddington Alley) 250-361-0028
This place is unassuming, has no website or needs any special modern day social promotion. It is plain and simply just excellent sushi…. trust me.
604 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC 250-383-3234
Flying Otter Grill
This floating restaurant is a delightful Lunch stop with views of the Harbour Sea Plane docks service fresh Westcoast food and friendly service. This is a great option for families as they have a special kids menu, they will love watching the water activity.
950 Wharf Street (at the Harbour Air Seaplane terminal) 250-414-4220
Canoe Brew Pub
A definite “Go To” spot for locals when the sun is shining and we can kick off a little early! Canoe offers a really good menu, craft beer, live music, vibrant atmosphere…. If you are ready to just sit back and enjoy time with friends, you really can’t go wrong here. One of the best outdoor patio’s in Victoria
450 Swift Street, Victoria, BC 250-361-1940
Lunch/Dinner – Craft Beer
Looking for that downhome just good cooking comfort food? Here’s the joint for you. A modern twist on the old fashioned. On the menu you’l find a great selection of Sandwiches & Burgers, Pasta and Pizza, Fish and Chips and don’t forget the Apple Pie. Frankies also has the best Kid’s menu in town. This is a great family option in a fun, colorful atmosphere with wide open windows and bar seating in the summer months.
910 Government Street, 778-265-8575 (located right on the corner at Courtney street)
Irish Times Pub
Who doesn’t like the Irish Times. Centrally located with it’s stunning historical architecture, excellent patio seating ideal for people watching, great Pub style food and fantastic line up for Live Music. I do like the fish and chips here of course with a cold pint of ale.
1200 Government Street, Victoria, BC 250-383-7775
If the sun is shining and a great lunch in the sunshine is beckoning you this is your spot! One of the best sunny patio’s in Downtown Victoria with a water view. Pub fare menu.
1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC 250-385-1999
Be Love Restaurant
Pure nutrition. If you are looking for flavourful locally sourced Vegan, Gluten free and Organic options this is the place. The dishes and teas are wholesome and delicious. The atmosphere has a bustling upscale feel, quite crowded but comfortable.
1019 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC 778-433-7181
Located in Bastion Square, Rebar has a colorful and eclectic atmosphere and services Inventive Vegetarian cuisine with Vegan and gluten free options, fresh juices and desserts. Is a favorite with toursist and Locals alike. They have also published a popular cookbook that is available at Amazon and Indigo. But you might as well get your copy when you dine here.
50 Bastion Square, Victoria 250-361-9223
Lunch and Dinner (Breakfast on Weekends)
You might also like:
Year Round Food Truck Festival – Located directly behind the Museum you’ll find a fabulous selection of the tastiest grub in the city all in one place.
DeadBeetz, Wild West BBQ Salmon, Rooling Reef, Peurto Vallarta Amigos, The Love Perogy, Yummy Truck.
Red Fish Blue Fish A unique and fresh approach to the traditional fish and chips and well know for their hand rolled fish tacos. Located on the wooden pier near the seaplane terminal you’ll find an up-cycled shipping container and usually a very long line up. However, it’s worth the wait. Open seasonally. Counter service – outdoor seating
The Tapa Bar Located in Trounce Alley between Governement and Broad street, offers Spanish inspired tapas and a nice wine selection. Lively atmosphere with an outdoor heated patio makes a great stop for lunch
620 Trounce Alley, Victoria, BC/ 250-383-0013
Lunch and Dinner – Full service