Food to look forward to this autumn in Victoria

Time to hunker down with these rich dishes

📸: Irish Times / Instagram

While the autumn marks the beginning of colder weather and darker nights, it’s also the beginning of cozier dishes and other fulsome flavours often forgotten, or fermenting, in the summer.

From hearty meals and spiced desserts, to hot drinks and dark beer, we have compiled a selection of the things we are most excited to eat this autumn.

So, here’s a few restaurants serving up something hot, delicious, and particularly, “fall-like.”

Eva Schnitzelhaus

When the weather gets increasingly windy and rainy, a hearty meal is in order. Eva Schnitzelhaus offers the perfect solution to this with its mustard cream schnitzel. Enjoy with sides like braised red cabbage and roesti. Feeling peckish? Grab a pretzel with mustard butter.  

Address: 509 Fisgard St, Victoria
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 5-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm, 5-9pm
Instagram: @evaschnitzelhaus

Irish Times

As expected, Irish Times serves up a hearty Irish stew made with beef braised in Guinness and whipped mashed potatoes. Start the meal with its truffled mushroom dip to add to the classic cozy atmosphere. Pair with a Guinness or a Kilkenny to really pay homage to Ireland.

Address: 1200 Government St, Victoria
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am-1am
Instagram: @irishtimespub 

Ghost Ramen

Nothing warms you up on a chilly, rainy day like a good bowl of ramen. Ghost Ramen serves up the perfect cure to the chills. Enjoy shio tonkotsu– with hakata style noodles, pork belly chashu, and bamboo shoots– or vegan shoyu, made with tokyo style noodles, marinated tofu, and pickled shiitake.

Address: 1609 Store St, Victoria 
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30am-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30am-11pm, Sunday, 11:30am-9pm

Ruth & Dean

Ruth & Dean’s tuna melt steps the toastie game up. Made with Mediterranean tuna and soft cheddar, this sandwich is best served alongside the cafe’s homemade chicken noodle soup. I mean, does it get anymore cozy than that?

 Address: 2509 Estevan Ave, Victoria 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-3pm
Instagram: @ruthanddean