Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 8:50am [Dine in]
I have visited Swans many times and keep forgetting to submit a review.
Swans is a local icon with a host of award winning beers.
Their pub menu is pretty extensive and I do have a few favorites.
I absolutely think they have the best fish and chips in the city, they serve a beer battered halibut fish and chip meal.
I have had it a few times and been happy every time.
The only down side is that I was charged $1.00 for a side of mayo (not cool)
If you like a bit of spice the Jambalaya pasta is really good.
I have never had a bad experience and will always recommend Swans
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Absolutely a sad food experience, time to hire a real chef
Submitted Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 10:16pm [Dine in]
Went for lunch with a buddy, we both like food and were hungry.
The server was great and apologized a lot.
Food was terrible, they need a real chef. The server tried to tell us that the chef was experienced but experience could mean working at McDonald's.
I had the lobster ravioli which was poorly cooked, seasoned and filled.
The lobster was old and I didn't eat at any all.
My friend shared his chicken panini with me, it was extremely sad for a $13 sandwich.
$40 lunch that was basically amateur hour
We will not be back
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Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00pm [Dine in]
I tried the perogies and they were really overpriced and poorly cooked.
Even the frozen ones on display had freezer burn, hopefully that is not what I was served.
Really not like any genuine Polish food I have had before.
Small store, high prices.
I love Polish chocolate but not when the price is almost 50% higher than other stores
There were three staff and 2 customers and the service was still sketchy.
Worth heading to Vancouver for genuine Polish food
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Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:12pm [Dine in]
We just moved to Victoria and have been eating our way around town.
This spot was recommended to us and was amazing.
Service was sketchy at best as the waitress seemed a bit distracted, but the food made up for her shortcomings by 100%.
Home made spring rolls with plum sauce already in them was the starter. This was the coolest thing since sliced bread. I have never seen them made with the sauce inside before.
Wonton soup was shared by all with the freshest won ton dumplings I have ever tasted. Shrimp filled and not the usual 90% cabbage and 10% baby shrimp, these were all fresh shrimp.
Chinese vegetables followed and they were all fresh and tossed in an amazing sauce
We also ordered a Satay Chicken chow mein but had to bring it home as we were stuffed by them.
Everything we ordered was amazing.
The decor was traditional boring Canadian Chinese restaurant but who cares about that.
They need a young talkative active waitress and a coat of paint then this place will be lined up out the door
The bill was only $43 for 3 of us, so no complaints at all
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