Gorge Pointe is a neigbourhood pub located on the Gorge Waterway.
This pub is located almost across the road from Kinsmen Gorge Park so it makes it possible to combine a bit healthy fresh air with some good food and beer. Most of the draft beers were priced at $5.75 (except the fancy imports) and the menu seemed to have a good range of quality type pub fare. My daughter and I shared an order of chicken fingers and fries, so I can attest that the portion was large and very good. It was was one of the few times that I finished absolutely everything on the plate. My wife had a salad that was a good size and seemed fresh and well put together.
Our server was good and quick so no complaints in that department. We sat outside on the enclosed patio, but it looses a point or so in the ambiance department as it was very noisy with Tillicum Road right outside. Perhaps if the patio and pub windows had overlooked a park or the Gorge, it would get 5 stars, but noisy Tillicum Road will never be beautiful or interesting.
So - I recommend this as a another good watering hole in Victoria. Cheers.
In 1925 a California missionary style hotel with a beer parlour was built on the site near the present day pub. This place was great and had good food and cheap beer. In 1992-1993 the place was demolished and replaced with expensive waterfront condo's and the Gorge Pointe Pub. A far cry from the lovely old building it replaced.
Over the past twenty years neigbourhood pubs have matured and evolved to places where drinks are no longer cheap but the selection is great; where the food has improved from the old standard pub fare and the service, while not as efficient as the old beer parlour days, is generally good and pleasant.
The (new) owners of the Gorge Pointe Pub take pride in their establisment. It shows both in the decor and the quality of the food. This is a good place for lunch, to take in a game or to just relax and unwind.
I've not been a big fan of the neigbourhood pub for a varity of reasons but the Gorge Pointe and especially the owners have made this place wothwhile for a good lunch and a pint or two. Try it.
My husband and I go for Sunday brunch at Gorge point pub every Sunday. Last Sunday we went for brunch, I ordered eggs benny.
On the menu they it says that there is quacamoli on the eggs benny so I asked for no guacamoli. When it came I started to eat my breakfast and noticed that the cook had put qucamoli on the english muffin then scraped it off!
I sent it back did not reorder and wrote a complaint, I found it very rude that they had the nerve to scrape this off and think thats ok.
How much would a new english muffin would have cost them?
No I was not charged but I also didn't eat it and nobody contacted me regarding my coplaint.
Last night I ordered a chicken cheese burger and soup of the day for take out.
It started on the phone. The young woman was terse with me - when I asked how much a chicken burger would cost - she said "it's on the menu". If I had a menu in my hands, would I be asking you?!
Then the food. My chicken breast was very dry and over salted, but that's nothing compared to what comes next. I noticed a very off flavor - took the burger apart and found giant flakes of carbonized charcoal and grease all over the bottom of the burger. Obviously the "chef" flipped my burger with a spatula that had just been used to scrape his grill clean. Disgusting!
At least I had the soup left, right? Wrong. Since it was potato and bacon soup, I selected what looked like a nice piece of potato for my first bite.
It turned out to be a lukewarm, square inch hunk of pork fat. I could barely stop myself from vomiting. Absolutely unforgivable. I will never come again.
They used to coat their chicken fingers in a home made coating which made them quite good but now they are getting frozen chicken fingers which they just open the bag and deep fry and they are just like any other place. They claim this is because it takes too much time to prepare. Their gravey is quite poor quality and what they pass for yorkshire pudding is ridiculous. They are more like doughy muffins. I used to eat there quite regularly (at least twice a week) but now I go down the street to Montana's or Kelsey's as their food is double the quality of the new Gorge Pointe Pubs