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darwinsfollyVictoria, BCSince March 21, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Red Sea Cafe670 E Broadway, Vancouver
An excellent first foray into African cuisine
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Dinner at the Red Sea was a first for me. We chose it on recommendation and also because the group we were dining with had a variety of eating 'issues' (meat eaters, ovo-lacto-hotdog vegetarians, vegans, etc.), which the restaurant caters to.

It was delightful and incredibly tasty. The platters were large and depending on what you chose, the items had many different textures and flavours. (My favourites were the raw/nearly raw beef dishes!) The price tag for five people was shockingly reasonable!

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Blue Nile, The612 Head Street, Victoria
I want it to be so much more
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

I love African food so I thought a visit to a local East African restaurant was in order. When I got there, I was surprised to hear that they were a buffet only restaurant, unlike what their website claims. When I headed to get my food, I was truly horrified.

On two separate occasions now (because I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt), the food looked like it had been sitting under heat lamps for a few days. While there are a couple tasty meat dishes, most items are an overcooked, reheated mess. However, the price is quite fitting for the quality of the food so I guess one could say that the value was decent.

The staff are lovely and if the food was prepared fresh, I think it would be a wonderful place.

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Camille's45 Bastion Square, Victoria
A once great place
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:44am [Dine in]

Camille's used to be one of my favorite fine dining experiences in Victoria. It was quaint, used high-quality local ingredients, and everything was oh so tasty.

However, several recent trips have been disappointing. Popular and fabulous menu items have been removed with little rationale (other than, because they can), quality has become inconsistent, and the presentation has become quite pretentious. The owner/chef seems much more interested in giving interviews to the newspaper than he does in maintaining quality at his restaurant. The value is just not there anymore.

I was a regular patron and now I'm not certain I will ever go back, especially when there's much better quality, consistency, and value at so many other Victoria establishments.

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Brasserie L'Ecole1715 Government St., Victoria
Best restaurant in Victoria
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:34am [Dine in]

BL is easily the best restaurant in Victoria. The menu is simple and the food is exquisitely prepared, served, and is consistently excellent! The staff are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food and the stellar beer and wine list. The decor is warm and inviting. The value is also incredibly high - did you know that you can order any of their wines by the glass providing you purchase two glasses, and with no price increase for the luxury.

We visit BL at least once a month for our oyster and steak frites fix. They now also feature a hand-ground burger on Friday evenings, which is fabulous.

Reservations are really required unless you get there early or late and are willing to hang out at the bar and be served by the fabulous Steve!

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