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VinceVictoriaSince October 18, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Empress Room721 Government St, Victoria
Empress Dining Room
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

I guess there's really no other experience like the Empress in Victoria. The dining room is elegant with fine bone china, linen cloths and real silverware.( the silverware still says CP hotels on it, even though the Empress has been a Fairmont Hotel for at least 4 yrs) The staff are professional and experienced long term employees.
We had two meals there, lunch and dinner. Each time we had window tables that overlooked the Gov. St. promenade.

For dinner, we started with the braised Quebec Foie Gras which was to die for! I'm not a big fan of Foie Gras but I thoroughly enjoyed this appetizer the way it was presented. I had the Austrailian Lamb - I ordered it med-rare but in hindsight I should have ordered it rare. Still it was beautiful and delicious. My wife ordered the steak which when I tasted sunk into my chair in disbelief. It was that good! I'm not easily impressed by any ol' slab of beef unless its a prime cut and prepared just right and it was! The Empress hotel got it right - I was impressed.

Yes the meals and drinks are expensive, and to be fair, my wife and I booked the Romance package that included the cost of dinner so we were'nt too concerned over the cost of the meals. All I can say is that if you are looking for a "special" evening then consider the Empress for a dinner that is unique and pleasurable.

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Chikara Sushi2950 Douglas St, #280, Victoria
Chikara
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

Located in a strip mall, Chikara is a small family run Japanese restaurant that has decent sushi and good service. The booths are a little uncomfortable and small for my liking, so its a better to sit at table or at the sushi bar.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House642 Johnson St, Victoria
De Dutch Pannekoek
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

This chain of restaurants are all over BC and I always stop in when I want a big breakfast. The savoury pannekeok with cheese, meat and hollandaise sauce are my favourites. Its good food and you even have a choice between regular and free-range eggs.

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Brady's Fish and Chip Shop50 West Burnside Rd, 1, Victoria
Brady's Fish and Chips
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

Brady's is really a take-out service although they do have a uninspired dining area. Its well regarded in Victoria for the inexpensive and large portions that they serve. Chips are excellent, fish batter is average but tasty.

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Tino's Restaurant771 Vernon Ave., Victoria
Tino's
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

Tino's is located in a mall complex with plenty of parking. Its standard greek/italian fare with pasta, pizza and souvlaki.
Its nothing special, like many other Greek restaurants. Food comes fast and hot and if you're hungry it would be a good choice to load up on carbs.

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Zap Thai1207 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria
Zap Thai dinner
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

On a weekday night, 4 of us ventured into Zap Thai Cafe. I remember having read a newspaper food critic saying the food was very good. My experience would agree with that statement.
I was expecting better decor/ambience and was a little disappointed the owners didnt dress up the place more. You can tell they didnt spend too much on renovations but I can understand the costs involved in a small startup. One service of note is that they are not licensed to serve alcohol. Too bad because it would have been nice to have had a Singha (thai beer).
But overall my dinner was pleasant, the staff friendly and efficent.

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