Victoria, Pacific Rim & Vancouver Island Restaurants One place where Victoria fails to live up its British Heritage is in the area of cookery - praise be! While British cuisine has its advocates there's much lacking in the this realm of the British Empire. Victoria is well known for it's dining and has a wide variety of ethnic restaurants including... surprise, Indian. A fascinating delight is the opulant Bengal Lounge of the the Empress Fairmont but if that's a little pricey how about some excellent Tandoori Chicken at Da Tandoor restaurant, one of Victoria's finest. If you're looking for something else spicy and delicious but you're in a hurry, drop into one of the two Noodle Box Restaurants for some excellent asian stir fries (yes, they are boxed to to go if you can't sit down)


One of our favourites Rebar Modern Food, provides dishes with a variety of influences but always steers towards the vegetarian and natural with its ingrediants and preperation, the results are excellent, so don't be surprised if there's a line up (but have no fear, you rarely wait long). While you're hovering over the menu, make a point of sampling the Angel's Water tea (from Silk Road) it's, dare I say it... heavenly! Speaking of Tea and British influences don't miss out on having high tea at the Empress it's oh so we'll... we'll you know, really.

West Coast Cuisine is making a big splash in the world of gastronomy and while Victoria has it's share of stand outs in this area, it's just outside the city you'll find perhaps the finest on all of the west coast, Sooke Harbour House (their wine list is outstanding). Less than a half hour by car, the scenic drive and the exquisite dining will make the effort well worth it. If you're not inclined to make the drive back after dinner, it's nice to know they also have excellent accommodations you can take advantage of but make sure you reserve in advance.

If you're traveling in the other direction towards Saanich and you're looking for something a little more casual stop in at Fish on Fifth. Located in Sidney, it's becoming well know for its fish and chips and thier great halibut wraps.

Further afield Nanaimo is coming into it's own with fine seafood, service and atmosphere available at the Light House Bistro. For something truly unique (honest), stop into Glow World, the surroundings will intrique you and the food will surprise you!

The Pacific Rim area once had a dirth of fine dining but this has radically changed. While the Wikkinninnish Inn was always a destination, The Point is now considered one of the finest dining rooms on the island. Of course it doesn't stop there, the Shelter Restaurant has exceptional seafood and the Raincoast Cafe will round out any dining tour of the area.


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Food and Gastronomy

The Islands are a seafood lovers delight with daily catches available at many of the areas restaurants. Products grown locally add to this wonderful culinary opportunity, with natural and organic being the operative words. More and more of the island farms are raising live stock and garden crops without pesticides and herbicides, a trend that is growing in leaps and bounds. Local products are reflecting this with all natural ingrediants and processing methods that retain that wholesome goodness. You'll also find lots of natural products to pamper you such as soaps and scents that are available in local shops and at the regions wonderful farmers markets.


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