Lure is the newly renovated dining room at the Delta Ocean Pointe resort. Offering an ambitious menu of west coast inpired seafood dishes along with a floor to ceiling view of the Inner Harbour.
but I couldn't. Im not fond of tourist trap hotel restaurants, but after staying at the Ocean Point Resort and being too tired to go out I sat in the lounge one night. I agree with the seafood comments, there weren't enough onthere to make me think I was in a seafood specialty restaurant. I looked at the menu and since there was only one vegetarian entree on it, it was what I had. I had wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil and parmesan crisps. It was excellent and came with bread, and adorable mini steamed vegetables. They did bring a "comlimentary" amuse bouche, which they left but I noticed it had meat in it. If someone orders aveg dish you think they'd ask before bringing you meat. Anyway I didn't eat it. IT was $19.99 and the other entrees were up in the high twenties.
The only downer for htis place was the wine. I ordered 2 glasses and they were the kind that was 2inches of wine and eight inches of glass. Thats a realy turn off to me. Then to top it off the menu said it was $10 a glass(yes the cheapest on the menu0 and they charged me $12 on the bill. I had to ask for it tobe corrected and they did but thats the oldest trick in the book. They server said" OH they JUST changed the computer and I guess they forgot to chenage the menus." Uh huh. Try the place but watch your bill.
We stayed here and had a great room over looking the Inner Harbour.
Decided to eat breakfast at Lure to save time before departing. I had the Steak and Eggs and my girlfriend had an omlette. It was pretty good though the portions were small for the price. My dish did not come with toast so I had to order toast as a side...
Great view from the restaurant and the service was good except they closed the blinds half way through our meal. I was wondering why as the view was the best part of the place and other patrons were confused as well.
Better to go into downtown and try one of the local places for breakfast instead...
I have been here at least 6 times now and have had each meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner - and it is absolutely fabulous! The service is always the best and the view is by far the best in the city, as it looks at the city and not out from it. Now the food, mmmmmm, the food. It's so good! The flavours are beyond anywhere else and everything always come out steaming hot. My only complaint could be better draught beer and lower prices (but who doesn't want that?), it's still worth it! I can't wait to go back.
My wife and I come to the Lure whenever we can.
It is simply the best positioned restaurant in Victoria.
You can sit looking out over the harbour with a glass
of wine and enjoy probably the best prepared dishes in town.
There dinner menu is stellar with choices to suit every
taste. I have had several items and found the dishes to be
fantastic. I have eaten at several fine dining restaurants
in Victoria and I always come back.
Phone and ask for a table at the window.
Give it a try, you will thank me.
It was absolutely awful, and I've had eggs benny running the gamut from "fantastic" to "not so great, but I might order it again if I were here". I had the Victoria Benedict - Poached Eggs, Back Bacon, Tarragon & Sun-dried Tomato Scone, Béarnaise Sauce, Caramelized Onion & Yukon Gold Herb and Black Pepper Potato Hash
The scone was dry and crumbled apart. I found one bit of sundried tomato. The potato hash was a small hockey puck of very dry mashed potatoes with way too much black pepper. Waaaaaaaay too much. If there were herbs, they were drowned out. I don't recall any caramelized onions.
The meal was served on a rectangular plate - long and narrow. I felt "claustrophobic" eating it, which is difficult to explain. There were dribbles of red pepper ketchup down the long sides of the plate, making it awkward to eat - when I was trying to cut the food I didn't want it sliding into the ketchup. The presentation was nice, but the ketchup should have been served on the side so I wouldn't have to eat around it. Maybe if it had been served on the side, I wouldn't have felt "claustrophobic".
My companion had the "Canadian" - Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Caramelized Onion & Yukon Gold Herb and Black Pepper Potato Hash, Multi-grain Toast. She said it was bland, though isn't that what scrambled eggs are all about? She didn't try the sausage. She had to wait a long time for her toast to be brought. Then we waited forever to get the bill.
Blech. I'm pretty generous in my reviews, I think, compared to a lot of other reviews I've read on this website. This, however, was absolutely terrible.
The view of the Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel across the water is pretty neat. It felt rather surreal, like we were "on the outside looking in"
I would never eat in this restaurant again.
This is the best restaurant in Victoria. The food was amazing. The taste combinations were out of this world. I cannot understand anyone not enjoying this place. The best dessert ever is the goat cheesecake. It is so original and melts in your mouth. It is a must have for any customer. If you want an incredible meal and jaw dropping view in Victoria, this is the place to be. Way to go LURE!!!
I used to like the previous restaurant at this location, The Victorian, and was looking forward to the Delta opening a new seafood restaurant. It opened a year or so ago and I have visited three times since. It hasnt really improved much. I recently went back for my 4th time as I was staying in the hotel.
Firstly, I would not classify the Lure as a seafood restaurant as there are simply not enough seafood items on the menu, in fact there are only four fish entrees on the menu and one of them has chorizo sausage). (And four meat items).
The portion sizes are very small and the prices are high!. At our last visit, my wife ordered the filet mignon and when the dish was served she noticed there were no potato's she asked the waiter. He said it didn't come with potatoes but brought some later and then had the nerve to charge for two small potatoes.
The view from this restaurant is one of the best in Victoria - but I would not suggest you visit Lure for the food!
Absolutely fantastic evening. Made my girlfriend's birthday and my evening very special. Special commendations to our cheerful, friendly and always observing server Kristy. The food was of a very high standard and I was pleasantly surprised at this standard at a resort-like hotel. Even the open wine list was above average and reasonably priced. Coincidently, there was a large fine-dining group enjoying a special set-course dinner in the raised section of the restaurant. While we had also ordered a good selection of food and wine, we were thrilled to be included on several of that group menu's courses (that beet marinated trout was to die for!!) gratis!
That and the best seat in the house with a view of Victoria Harbour!