5 Waterfront Patios to Check Out in Sidney

5 Waterfront Patios to Check Out in Sidney

Paid partnership with Sidney BIA

Summer is just around the corner, and with the restrictions in place, the Tasting Victoria team has embarked on a mission of checking out as many patios as possible, to give you a list of our top picks in every Victoria neighbourhood.

We’ve partnered with Sidney BIA to give away $150 in gift cards to a restaurant of the winner’s choice. Read on for contest details.

But first, here are the best patios you need to visit in Sidney:


Previously known as The Beacon Landing, Riva Sidney serves West Coast seaside authentic Italian dining. Their unique menu offers everything from Minestrone soup to Saltimbocca, Risotto, and more. Must-tries include their Whipped Ricotta with White Truffle Honey, Lobster Risotto, and their Tiramisu. The view on their patio is also beautiful, making Riva a definite must in Sidney.

2537 Beacon Ave.

The Surly Mermaid Restaurant

Definitely a local staple, The Surly Mermaid Restaurant is well-known for its delicious food, beautiful patio, and its views. A current favourite is the Fishbowl cocktail; their selection changes every week. You don’t want to miss out on these drinks this summer. Their desserts are also amazing. The Surly Mermaid offers excellent food, refreshing cocktails, and seasonal draft beer, alongside great service in a warm, casual setting.

9851 Seaport Pl.

The Rumrunner Pub

You can’t go wrong with this family-owned restaurant. The Rumrunner has two outdoor patios where you can enjoy sunshine, sea breezes, and a beautiful view. The service is great, their food selection is varied with many gluten-free options, and they have a strong drink menu as well. We definitely recommend their burger and the fried oyster burger, as well as their Mexican bulldogs.

9881 Seaport Pl.

10 Acres at the Pier

10 Acres at the Pier is a great location in Sidney with beautiful views. The patio is big and their menu is focused on using fresh West Coast seafood and seasonal ingredients from the 10 Acre Farm. We definitely recommend their ceviche and their desserts. Book your table online.


9805 Seaport Pl.

The Pier Bistro

The Pier Bistro Restaurant offers a casual waterfront dining experience with panoramic ocean views from the Pier itself. Located at the end of Beacon Avenue beside the Fish Market, this is an amazing spot to relax after your marine adventure or simply a great spot to grab a bite to eat. We recommend their pan fried oysters and their fish and chips.

2550 Beacon Ave.


For a chance to win a $50 gift card to a Sidney restaurant of your choice from Sidney BIA (three winners) visit our Instagram page. Follow us and comment on the post to enter to win. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family! Contest ends at 11:59pm on June 3, 2021. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by Tasting Victoria.

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