Best Restaurants

First Look: Beauregard Commons

Andrew and Vanessa Johnson of Bicycle Pizza have taken over the business and brought their own enthusiasm to the space. Their vision is to keep all elements of the retail business and restaurant that people love—and add

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Victoria’s best new restaurants of 2022

Victoria is a hub of delicious restaurants, eateries and bakeries, and every year new and exciting restaurants pop up in and around the city. These are some of the newest restaurants to come to Victoria and they are all equally diverse and delicious in their selection of dishes and treats.

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Chef Spotlight Series: Julia McInnis, Zambri’s

In our Chef Spotlight Series, we were able to catch up with Zambri’s executive chef Julia McInnes. For Julia, food has always been a central part of connecting with family and friends. She grew up watching family members cook and after attending culinary school in Montreal, she took over as the main cook of the family. She started at Zambri’s just over ten years ago as a line cook and has worked hard to become Executive Chef.  She loves working for a family-run business where she is able to learn exactly what it takes to keep a small business going. 

Friends Of Dorothy: A look into Victoria’s coolest LGBTQ+ lounge & bar

The newest and most exciting lounge to hit the foodie scene of Victoria, Friends Of Dorothy. This new and chic gay bar and lounge serves nothing but the best when it comes to food and drinks and is the host of exciting shows every night. Bring family and friends alike to the magical and deliciously good Friends Of Dorothy, the newest inclusive space to come to the Island. Take a trip down the yellow brick road to find Friends Of Dorothy.

Adrienne’s Restaurant and Tea Garden – a one-stop haven for whatever is tantalizing your taste buds!

Mattick’s Farm, located in charming Cordova Bay, features a vibrant mix of unique retail shops, professional offices, and the acclaimed Adrienne’s Restaurant and Tea Garden.  The eclectic mix of businesses along with the welcoming setting attracts a diverse range of locals and visitors.  Cyclists drop in as they cruise along the Galloping Goose Trail, locals stop as they pass by during walks with family or friends, and others make the trip by car to experience this quint venue.

First Look at Deer & Dough

A new micro-bakery just opened its doors to the Fairfield community, with cakes, pies, and sandwiches they are ready to welcome the neighbourhood! Tucked behind a patio, and nestled between Martha’s Delectables and Tout de Sweet production kitchens is the small but mighty Deer and Dough Bakery. Formerly occupied by The Cottage Bakery, Deer and Dough have stepped in as the go-to neighbourhood cafe.

Victoria’s Top Thai Restaurants

Why has Thai cuisine achieved such global popularity? Well first, there’s its ability to perfectly balance strong flavours, like spicy chilis, sour lime and tamarind, creamy coconut, pungent fish sauce, and sweet palm sugar. Then there’s the sheer diversity of dishes, from creamy curries to smoky stir-fries and crowd-pleasing crispy spring rolls. Everyone can find something to love at a Thai restaurant.