When you’re travelling to the beautifully sublime Victoria, BC for work, one thing’s for certain: you need to discover and set your sights on some of the most unique and beloved restaurants the city has to offer. From basking on a terrace with some hearty Italian cuisine, to enjoying some authentic seafood on a waterfront, whichever you’re in the mood for, you can be on your way to exploring the beautiful city and feasting your heart out!
With overwhelmingly positive acclaims on TripAdvisor and Urbanspoon , you can be rest assured your culinary experience will be a memorable one. Without further ado, here’s our pick for the top 5 authentic restaurants to visit in Victoria, BC :
Authentic Seafood- Red Fish, Blue Fish $$$$
If you’re on the go and craving some fresh local seafood then Red Fish Blue Fish, has got you covered. Tucked away on a wooden pier in Victoria’s inner harbour that offers an ambiance of a picnic on a dock makes this outdoor seafood eatery a popular choice amongst local residents.
Their wide array of fish and chips and hand rolled styled fish “tacones” will keep you coming back for more. With their sustainable approach to seafood choices and a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor, it’s a no brainer that this waterfront eatery is one seafood spot you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
French Cuisine- Restaurant Matisse $$$$
With “where food is art” being their tag line you know you’re in for a decadent dining experience at Restaurant Matisse. From Pan Seared Sooke Basin Ruby Trout to Filet of Beef, the rich flavourful tastes will invigorate your taste buds in more ways than one. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for Victoria’s best restaurants, Matisse’s high quality French cuisine and intimate setting makes it a perfect spot for a romantic night out in the city!
Italian Cuisine- Il Terrazzo $$$$
Craving some hearty Italian cuisine in an old town courtyard setting? Il Terrazzo’s your solution. Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Il Terrazzo serves up northern Italian cuisine like no other. With wood oven styled thin crust pizza to home made pasta and west coast seafood, this Italian gem will leave you comfortably satisfied.
With an internationally acclaimed wine list, a great lunch menu and the option to dine by candlelight near a warm fireplace, you’ll get a taste of the Italian way of life right in the comfort of your own seat.
Japanese Sushi – Rockn’ Rolls $$$$
What do you get when you combine fresh locally sourced sushi that’s Brazilian inspired and doesn’t require chopsticks? Rockn’Rolls. Whether you’re gluten free vegan or take out friendly, this sushi spot located in Fisherman’s Wharf is a notable favourite amongst residents and tourists alike. With an innovative twist on sushi rolls, Rockn’ Rolls knows how to keep their customers rockin’ and rollin’ for more.
Tapas- Stage Wine Bar $$$$
If you’re past the heavy appetite stage and in the mood for a little bit of everything, Stage will keep you going. With an ambient wine tasting bar and unique dishes like pear salad and rabbit terrine with pistachios, you’ll be sure to cross off “authentic dining experience” off your bucket list!
If you’re a firm believer of the mantra “out with the old in with the new”, these five picks should satisfy your quest for novelty and quality. Not only have they all received positive reviews from your trusted friends at TripAdvisor and Urbanspoon, their unique blend of ingredients and desire to strive for local freshness will make them worth your while!
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