The perfect spring spots for food and cider lovers in Victoria

The perfect spring spots for food and cider lovers in Victoria

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Spring is here, the trees are blossoming, and the weather is getting warmer. It is the perfect time to explore all the sights, smells, and tastes of the Island. Here is our list of recommendations of some delicious and fun places to check out this season in Victoria:

Nourish Kitchen and Cafe

Enjoy some seriously delicious brunch and lunch dishes at this charming cafe and restaurant. Look forward to aesthetically pleasing and beautiful crafted dishes and drinks that not only serve fresh organic ingredients but a burst of flavours to boot. Sit inside and bask in the cherry blossoms blooming from the trees outside the large windows in Nourish, while enjoying your meal with friends and family.


Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

Spring is here at Sea Cider! Take advantage of the warmer days to come and stroll through their open orchards, or sit outside on their patio and relax with a cup of cider in hand. At Sea Cider you can choose from a selection of their cider flights, single ciders, cocktails, and their food menu, including the Artisan Meat and Cheese Plate, a delicious individual pie from Saltchuck Pies, and more! If you love cider then take a trip down to Sea Cider Farm this season, and take in all the nature, smells, tastes, and sounds of this Ciderhouse.


Red Fish Blue Fish 

Situated by the Inner Harbour, Red Fish Blue Fish is a local favourite when it comes to fresh, Ocean Wise and delicious seafood. Welcome in the spring season with savoury fish tacones, sandwiches, soups, fish and chips, and more! Take advantage of the coming warmer days and take a trip down to Red Fish for some seriously otherworldly tasty seafood dishes.


Pendray Inn and Tea House 

Just beside Victoria’s Inner harbour, you will find the Huntington Manor Hotel and the Pendray Inn & Tea House. At the Pendray Inn, you can experience the arrival of spring in style with their selection of afternoon tea menus. At the Pendray Inn and Tea house, you can choose between their Traditional Afternoon Tea menu, their Vegan Afternoon Tea menu, their West Coast Afternoon Tea menu and their Children’s menu. Be sure to see their website for reservation details. Ring in the spring season at the Pendray Inn and Tea house in style!


Merridale Cidery and Distillery

If some sweet delicious cider, savoury dishes, live music, and the fresh outdoors are what you are seeking this spring then take a trip down to Merridale Cidery and Distillery. This peaceful gem away from the noise and bustle of the city serves some unique and flavourful ciders, dishes, and a bright and open atmosphere. Enjoy the beautiful orchards at Merridale with cider in hand!


La Roux Patisserie

Enjoy the spring energy down Fisgard Street at La Roux Patisserie near Chinatown. Enjoy the newly blooming cherry blossom trees and the fresh spring air while taking a friend or two down to this French pastry shop this season. At La Roux, you can enjoy a steaming cup of tea or coffee and some decadent cakes and sweets. Sit outdoors in their outside seating area and get your daily dose of Vitamin D, or sit inside La Roux Patisserie and admire the decor and charming atmosphere. Start the new season with some delicious pastries, croissants and cakes at La Roux Patisserie!


Boomtown Beer Garden and Burritos

Love burritos and a good patio? You have to try this new place downtown! Serving burritos, quesadillas, loaded tots, nachos, amazing chicken wings, and more. Their Street Corn Salad, made with charred corn, pickled onion & cabbage, boom sauce, cilantro, scallion, cheese and lime makes for a tasty side, and their margaritas are *chef’s kiss*.


Bilston Creek Farm

A lavender farm between forest and sea hosting an array of events like spring markets, picnics at the farm, serving delicious pizzas, and more. Check out their website to stay in the know of what’s happening at the farm, you will not want to miss their events.


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Written by

Tessa Cowan

Writer at Tasting Victoria