What a disgrace! Really, a shame! This restaurant ought to be shut down.
Five of us had a very disappointing lunch here. The fries were cold, stale, hard, dry and tasteless. How can you mess up french fries??? I had the chicken parm and I could not figure out what I was eating, although it resembled small chicken breast. Even the tomatoes and cheese that were on it were tasteless. One of my friends ordered the bruschetta and salad. It appeared as though they topped the bread with the same salad which came with the order. According to my friend it had the same sour dressing. The other 3 friends agreed that the food was simply not good at all.
We told our waitress that One of our friends was going to be late, and that we would like to order ahead as some of us had to go back to work and I was famished . 45 minutes later still no food. When we asked when our food was coming, she said she held the order to wait for our friend. (#&*#@)
She put a rush on the order and delivered the food in less than 5 minutes - with the check. After taking one bite, my friend paid her bill. The waitress had to come back few times as the credit card machine was not working properly. So same friend decided to pay cash and gave her a $20.00 bill for her $11.00 lunch. Waitress asked "would you be needing your change?" (Very ambitious with her tip!!!)
My friend who ordered the bruschetta gave her a $50.00 bill and asked her the same sort of question "would you like your change?"
She took $3.00 off my bill as I left the french fries on my plate. We each gave her $2.00 tip despite the lousy food and lousy service. Needless to say - will never ever return to this restaurant again...EVER!.
We eat around town frequently, and like to change things up, but this was the first time to Cafe Brio, and what a wonderful discovery. The service was marvelous. Pork Loin and Rib Eye were done to perfection, presentation was outstanding, the food looked as good as it tasted. Hearts of romaine salad should be on everyone's appetizer list.
We will definitely return.
When I pay $18 for a Aussie burger..I expect it to be good,it was a mess..and for all the ingredients...lacked any dicernable taste. This pub has nice looking waitresses...good luck getting their attention if you middle aged..lol..the ladies at the table beside us said it was the worst service they have enountered in Victoria so far in their 1 week visit from California. This place can't even make a half decent Caesar salad..Sad. Maybe the chef should head to Hy's Encore in Vancouiver to learn how to make a Caesar salad that will bring customers back.,their lemon-amchovy dressing had a bitter aftertaste..all in all..nice patio here...horrible service..seems from previous comments management does not want to address this issue ,as nothing has changed...no pride here,just get the customers money..when they get around to it..eventually... in this overpriced pub..that could have been great with this waterfront location and warm design...
When I had a beef burger at this Romeo's, it was the most tender burger I have ever had. I even inquired about it & the patties are made in house, as is most of the food. Their chicken vegetable soup is also the best I have ever had, hands down - lots of seasoning, & generous with the chicken. The food is a tad on the pricey side.
Steak ( ordered by four in our group ) definitely not a wise choice. Will not be going back. Sorry we decided to give it a try. Did not find the staff to be enthusiastic .... food was mediocre to say the least. Would not recommend to my friends. There are some great restaurants in Victoria .... this is not one of them.
This place is great quality all around the food is excellent the service is friendly, even when busy. They even have excellent coffee with your choice of dark or light roast. The bill is fair and the atmosphere is funky. I have been there a few times now and will go whenever I can.
Try the waffles with the cream cheese syrup. Wow just the best.
And the benies are fabulous.
I have been there twice now and have found both times very good. Excellent food and value and the environment is vibrant and exciting. Definitely one of the better places in town.
The staff however have a bit of the superstar attitude and ignoring tables certainly does not encourage tips.
I will still return if I have time to kill. After all I do go for the food and atmosphere. Poor service seldom keeps me away from a good kitchen and nice place.
We felt like steak so I took my wife out to Prime for dinner.
After a look at the menu we decided on the porterhouse to share as it was advertised as 24oz.
What came was a t-bone and 16oz at best. We also ordered it medium rare and it came rare.
She ordered the double baked potato and it was bland and dry.
The waitress was nice but certainly not the price. When you pay $48.00 for a porterhouse one expects a porterhouse.
I think I will stick to seafood in Victoria and save the steaks for Alberta.
High end prices for poor lunch menu food.
Ordered a beef curry dish that was bland at best with very tough beef.
My friend ordered the seafood salad and could only eat a bit. The seafood tasted stale. She also ordered a virgin margarita that was 50 cents less than a regular one.
My other friend ordered the salmon salad which also tasted stale. No half order for lunch there.
The place was quaint but the bathrooms smelled like they hadn't been cleaned in awhile.
The service was fine but nothing special.
The price was way out of line for the place. The final bill was nearly $90.00
Definitely will not be returning.
Five of us ladies were on a Whoopie, we're 65 outing to Victoria. We chose Milestones for our first meal..
The salads were excellent, as was the shrimp appetizer that I ordered.
However, two of us ordered the American Burger - beef This is very strange meat both in flavor and texture. I'm glad I didn't have one, I'd have sent it back. The two that did get them ate part of their burgers, but that was all they could stand. The gentleman across from us sent his back, and we knew why after we got ours.
What is in this meat? Way too much soy? Funny spices? Tofu? Didn't taste like beef, elk, buffalo or anything I'd ever met! The texture was not meat like at all.
This place is called "Vietnam Garden" but their menu offered a very limited selection of Vietnamese food. On the wall, however, there are at least four "award certificates" for "best Vietnamese menu in Victoria". I was confused, and did not have a good feeling about this place, but was too tired to go elsewhere. So I decided to order the safest item - beef noodle soup. I figured a place named "Vietnam Garden" can probably make a decent bowl of beef noodle soup. How wrong I was! The broth was lukewarm and the noodles under-cooked. I told the server the soup was not hot at all and he took it away. When he brought it back a few minutes later, the beef was overdone and tough and the bean sprouts soft and limp. Instead of replacing the lukewarm broth, they just microwaved the whole thing for too long. In a nutshell, this place is a joke. At the very least, they should stop calling themselves "Vietnam Garden".
I've been going to Ferris's for many years and never, ever had a poor experience. The closest I ever came to being dissatisfied was actually the last time we were there, when my friend ordered yam fries that were soggy. But the way the complaint was handled, promptly and curteously, more than made up for it. My friend ended up ordering another selection which she then got for 1/2 the price, and of course did not pay for the fries. I love the ambiance, service and food. I dream about their chicken penne soup. The oysters are always great, the pasta is fresh and cooked al dente, their burgers and fries are fabulous, the ceasar is very good and I love their bread with roasted garlic. As a bonus, the one think I always griped about, their local beer selection, is actually expanding. If there are long waits at times, it's because it's such a popular restaurant, so if you're in a hurry, don't go when the line up is out the door!
I go to Sabri's frequently as it's close to my work and a great place for a quick, satisfying lunch. The restaurant itself is clean, and has enough tables so you never have to wait. The ambiance is not fantastic but is quite acceptable. The chairs could be more comfortable. It's always the same woman serving us and she's always been prompt with getting us water and letting us know to enjoy our meals. She's quiet but polite. The food is very good and has always tasted fresh. The nan bread is always soft and warm, the curries are flavorful, and I love all the condiments (of course the rice is bland, as one reviewer pointed out, but that's normal, it's about what you put on the rice). The buffet area is always clean and there's always someone on top of things making sure that nothing runs out.
We accidentally found this Victoria hidden gem of a unique eatery .A long line up convinced us to try a chipotle shrimp tacone,salmon & chips,samon talcone and the seafood special of the day plus drinks. What a great meal on warm May afternoon.The line up was 25 people ,but wait of 20 mins.was will worth it. We were sitting down on small upside down buckets with galvanized tables within another 10 mins. Cost of the meal for 4 adults and 2 kids was $60.00.Will go every time we are in Victoria, SHUSH don't tell anyone.
Could not cut the New York Steak rather than eat it !!! When I finally gave up trying and asked the waitress what to do she told me "our steaks are chewy". They did cook me a second steak but it was much the same.
I suggest do not order the New York.
We enjoy their breakfasts.
it was 13 degrees outside and lightly raining. They had their A/C on so we had to switch tables. Then we had to sit and wait about 15min for a server. Then we had to wait another 15min for our drinks. Our appy took so long I forgot we ordered it. It was Mushooms Neptune with little black hairs and dry toast. I think it was supposed to be garlic toast but they seemed to have forgotten the butter. It went back to the hells kitchen from where it came. The wait for our mains began. Finally they arrived and to my surprise were horrible. The baked beef raviolli had no beef to be found. If you like undercooked freezdried raviolli with flour and beef bullion stuffing order this dish its a doosy.The spinich Cannaloni was bland but full of spinach. It was a little better but so is McDonalds.
The bill? 55.00
Save yourself the grief and your money.
First, let me start off saying that it had been four years since I last ate at Ebizo and the reason for that was that I had ordered tuna sashimi and while eating, I discovered a rather large bone in one of the pieces while in my mouth. I was completely put off and thought how careless the chef must be.
Then I was informed by a foodie friend that (one of the partners) Kong had left Ebizo to open Tamami, so I followed him there. Sadly, Tamami closed last year and yesterday a friend suggested Ebizo and I thought ' why not?' It had been awhile, I'll give it another chance.
We were seated promptly and our server brought us some hot towels. The towels were so frickin' hot that I threw it down on the table while exclaiming "ow!" Clearly, they had over microwaved these and they were beyond boiling. (it brought to mind the lawsuit involving mcdonalds and boiling hot coffee) after a few minutes it was able to be picked up and when I did, it had what appeared to be food on the bottom corner. I am not kidding and no, it wasn't a stain. Are they just rolling them back up and reheated without washing first???? I should've left then!
I ordered a chop chop roll and it was not edible at all. The scallops were dubious to say the least and when I tried to get the attention of one of the servers, he completely and utterly ignored me.. My friend saw this go down and said that that was the most uncomfortable experience she has ever had
The fact is, I wanted them to take the scallop roll away and when I went to the bathroom and came back, my friend said they came and took the whole roll away without asking if I wanted it to go or if it was okay......nothing! No communication at all. Sure the Japanese waiter is good looking but NOT that good looking although he apparently thinks he is all that.
I will NEVER EVER EVER go back and I will go out of my way to tell people what a joke this place is!
If you're looking for good sushi, head to Shizen or Senzushi or even the Marina to the sushi bar. Unless you like abuse.........
I've been reading the reviews about this place and I have to say my experiences don't match up. I've been there twice now and both times the food service and prices have been very good. The environment is nice. I had the fresh oysters and they were really good and cheaper than anywhere else in Victoria. I also had sushi rolls terryaki chicken and many other items and all came in perfect timing and excellent taste.
Restaurants can go through staff issues and clearly whatever they were doing wrong they got it sorted out. I hope it stays this way.
We saw this restaurant on the news awhile back (profiling their stilton cheese cake) and always wanted to give it a try. Decided to dine on Wednesday night after work. We were greeted immediately and seated at a booth. The waiter was very attentive, taking our drink order while we reviewed the menu and bringing us the BEST bread and butter to start our meal with. Our food was delivered to us within 15-20 minutes. I ordered the fish and chips + a pint special. That night the 2 piece fish was tempura beer battered red snapper; OMG! the best fish I have ever had. This came with purple cabbage cole slaw, fries (or salad if you prefer) and the best tartar sauce. My partner had the lamb burger with stilton cheese and chipolte onion relish; he was raving about this burger through the entire meal. The meal, including one beer each, came to $43.00 + my $6.00 tip. The background music was pleasant, and the ambiance was enjoyable. My only complaint - put some better cushioning on the booth seats. Great job, we will be back. Too bad we didn't have room for dessert - next time.
Wow, I just came back from Royal Kebab and grill, and I was so impressed with the food and the reasonable prices that I felt inclined to write a review about it. Also the older couple who own it and work there are so kind and nice.
First of all, I've walked by this place many times, but I always felt it looked rather unassuming.
Yesterday however, I decided to give it a try, and I was really surprised! I had the butter chicken, with rice, and Naan. I also had the Masala tea, and a samosa.
So I went again today, and I had the Chili Chicken and a Lassi to drink.
It was all so delicious and well cooked. I am not sure who decided on that blend of spices over in Pakistan, but it was a wise person ;)
I cannot wait to go back soon and try the Lamb Kabsah.
I also noticed they sell Donairs, salad, soups, Tikka Masala, Kabsah lamb or chicken... There were quite a few others that I cannot remember, and some deserts too.
The service was a little bit slow, but I have eaten indian and pakistani food in London, England, and Toronto and quite a few places renowned for their ethnic cusine and large south asian communities, and I must say that this is one of the better ones.
I can easily say that I will be back, and I have found a new favourite restaurant, nestled in Quadra Village.
The Decor is not so impressive, but it is the food that will have you coming back.
They also do delivery and take out, which is probably what I will try next time.
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