Submitted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 3:22pm [Dine in]
I love to visit Oak Bay and the Blethering Place. Scotch Broth soup is the best, and we love the breakfasts. My husband never knew that he craved grilled tomatoes in the morning. The owner is very personable and the waitresses are extremely cheery and helpful. It is an older crowd that might remember all the planes, pictures and memorabilia in the dining room, although it is nice to see whole families with children and teenagers along...and seeming to have a good time. We must always bring back some English sweets for our friends back in Oregon, and the dolls and boxed foods are fun. The Christmas dinner for anyone who comes in the door, with full tablecloth, linen and waiter service shows just how much they want to do something for the community. I believe this restaurant also sponsors an antique car show every August.
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Submitted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 2:57pm [Dine in]
We go to Victoria 4 or 5 times a year, and we treat ourselves to a marvelous steak at Barclay's on the first night. We've never had anything less than terrific food, service and value. One time we were seated at a window table in the winter, and the heat was working a little too well. I just propped my menu over the floor vent while we were there..no problem. Wonderful, wonderful steak. And fabulous desserts. We recommend this restaurant to any friends traveling to Victoria. Always great service and a cozy ambiance. Mostly a late evening adult crowd. One caution - the restaurant is completely booked around holidays.
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