Local restaurants have struggled with the tighter pandemic restrictions, but it is finally patio season in Victoria! Many of the fabulous downtown restaurants that we know and love are offering outdoor service, as well as takeout and delivery. Whether you're heading down to an old favourite or looking to find a new favourite, it's a great time to support local and enjoy their culinary delights!

Downtown Victoria’s Patio Dining Part Two

 

Supporting local is important, especially during COVID restrictions on social gatherings and tourism. Restaurants have struggled, but there are still ways to enjoy delicious food and stay safe. Downtown restaurants are offering takeout and delivery. Many of them have opened their patios for the season.

Whether you are craving an old favourite or want to try something new, check out these great downtown restaurants and their fabulous patios!

 

Aura Waterfront Restaurant & Patio

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Aura Waterfront Restaurant has fantastic views of the Inner Harbour and downtown Victoria. During the latest COVID restrictions, they launched Inn at Home, where you can buy all your favourite treats, baked goods, wine, and meal kits from Inn at Laurel Point to enjoy at home! Order online, and pick up curbside for a safe and delicious picnic!

 

Bard & Banker

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The Bard & Banker has two wonderful outdoor patio spaces. Named for the bank that once occupied its premises and a former employee, Robert Service, who went on to become the Bard of the Yukon, this pub offers delicious food for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as handcrafted cocktails, craft and import beers, and more!

 

Belleville’s

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Belleville’s is a diner and lounge located in the Day’s Inn. They have a wonderful heated patio with colourful umbrellas and a great Happy Hour. They have a breakfast menu, full of fun favourites, and plenty of amazing menu options available all day, including samosas, tacos, salads, pastas, and more! They want to serve good food at a great price.

 

Ferris Grill and Garden Patio

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Opened in 1991, Ferris’ Grill & Garden Patio serves a varied menu of fine foods from burgers to pastas to fresh seafood. They have the grill and patio downstairs and an oyster bar upstairs. With wood floors and high ceilings, this restaurant is a beautiful and comfortable place for a great-quality meal.

 

Fuego Old Town Eatery

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Located in Market Square, Fuego Old Town Eatery is a laid-back Mexican place with delicious Latin-inspired breakfast and lunch fare. They offer a large selection of gluten-free options, as well as having a licensed cantina and espresso bar. Not to mention, almost everything they serve is made in-house from scratch, including their habanero hot sauce!

 

Lido Waterfront Bar & Bistro

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Established in 2009, Lido Bar & Bistro offers million-dollar views of the Inner Harbour. The space was once an unused overhang from the Victoria Regent Hotel and has since grown into a fabulous spot to enjoy a cool drink and creative yet casual food. Don’t miss their artisan pizzas, delicious tacos, fantastic donairs, and so much more!

 

Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

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Nourish Kitchen & Cafe offers a casual restaurant and cafe, a culinary market, and a communal space focused on enriching our culture and respecting the natural world. Their meals are made with natural, thoughtfully sourced whole food ingredients and seasonal offerings that honour the wisdom in the cycles of the seasons.

 

Pagliacci’s Restaurant

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Pagliacci’s is a restaurant full of heart, soul, and delicious food! From the focaccia bread and soup through to the Broadway-style cheesecake, every morsel is made on the spot, just for you. With portions big and tasty enough to take home for leftovers tomorrow, you will want to come back again and again to try everything!

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The Local

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Located in Bastion Square, The Local has great views of the Inner Harbour, awesome food, and fantastic drinks! Their menu offers a wide selection of favourites, from chili to burgers to salads and beyond! With shareables and daily Happy Hour specials, they have something for everyone, so what are you waiting for?

 

The Pacific Restaurant & Terrace

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Outdoor dining on The Pacific Terrace is an amazing experience. It’s the perfect spot for a delicious breakfast under the shade of their umbrellas and for a fabulous dinner by the warmth and light of their fire tables! All of their dishes are made from scratch with only the best ingredients, including their takeout and children’s menus.

 

The Tapa Bar

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Located in Trounce Alley, The Tapa Bar is a restaurant with food for sharing, a great Happy Hour, a heated patio, and a beautiful dining room. Their menu includes vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and meat options, including seafood, as well as a large selection of wines and cocktails. You won’t want to be anywhere else!

 

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