Built in 1858 the Four Mile Roadhouse Bar And Grill is a victoria Landmark. Specializing in superb West Coast fare with fresh seafood, pasta, and prime rib.
Went to the Four Mile on Saturday afternoon and had one of the best salads I've had in ages. I ordered the goat cheese with dried cranberry and pear salad and I must say it was incredible.
The salad arrived on a huge plate with a ton of fresh green's , sliced pear , a generous helping of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. To top off the dish the salad came with a ton of delicious , fresh goat cheese. Not a few little crumbles of cheese but plenty of it to make this a fabulous , healthy meal. Could of gone for a burger or pizza but thought I would keep things on the skinny side, although these days I am not, but that's another story.
My dining partner ordered the meat lovers pizza and I must say it looked great. Loaded with cheese and meaty goodness from what I could see. They certainly don't cheap out at this restaurant, hats off to the guys and gals in the kitchen. That is the way to do it.
My only little beef would be the wait time for our meals. A little longer than I think it should have been by the time we thought about asking for our meals by the waitress they had arrived.
Great ice cold beer too in a true pint , not a smaller glass passing for a pint. All in all an excellent lunch and can't wait for another one of those salads.
The Four Mile actually is a separate bar and restaurant. We have always gone to the restauarnt as we have kids with us and they can't go in the bar. I suppose the food comes from the same kitchen but for some very odd licensing reason, the range of draft beers and cider in the restaurant is quite limited. Why they can't pass drinks through is amystery known only by the great minds at the BC Liquor Board.
The food in the restauarnt has always been good, reasonable size portions and very reasonable prices that encourage me to go back again. The service is always quick, friendly and attentive without being intrusive - just the way I like it. They have a kids menu which is nice for the young 'uns and the decoration and furnishings make it very comfortable and feels like a pub. Lots of parking make it easy to go.
I had come to the Four Mile about 4 years ago when it was under different management and had a rather bad experience there. However since then, the management changed and so did the Chef and the menu. So when my mother had her wedding reception there 3 years ago I was completely blown away by the food. Everything that was served to us was Awesome! They make the best monterey jack potatoe skins I have ever had. But by far my favorite dish that they make is this Kung Pow Thai Chicken And Noodle Bowl. It is served piping hot in a large deep dish bowl and is loaded with chicken,noodles and vegies and served in the most delicious Peanut Sauce! When I first saw it on the Menu I had reservations because of the Peanut Sauce,,,,,but my goodness I am glad I decided to try it. I was surprised how well the peanut flavor accents the other ingredients in the bowl. DELICIOUS! The Four Mile also offers a private room that you can book for special occasions such as weddings and parties.
They have wing specials all day on Mondays and Wednesday and everyday after 8pm, really good, nice and crispy with lots of sauce. I would stay away from the Teriyaki or Honey Garlic though, way too thick and sweet, obviously from a jar. Their menu is very typical pub food, but it is done well, nothing outstanding (other than the wings) but a decent affordable selection. The indoor/outdoor patio (formerly the smoking area) has recently been redone and looks really nice. Service can be hit or miss sometimes but is usually pretty good. If you are looking for a laid back place with good wings and a fast kitchen, where you can drink lots of beer and be a bit rowdy this (the pub side) is a great spot!
The other night while searching for somewhere to go for dinner, we remembered the Roadhouse. To our delight roast beef with yorkshire pudding was the special for the evening. At $11.00 a plate this was great value. Dinner was served with vegetables(broccoli, yams, beet, carrot), garlic mashed potatoes and they even managed to find us some rarer slices of roast beef. My yorkshire pudding was a little "dark" but tasted okay. With a half bottle of wine and a shared dessert, we had a good evening. Service was friendly and efficient. We're looking forward to a return date for prime rib night on Friday.