Hold on to your forks! If you’re scoping out the best restaurants in Victoria, BC with a view, here are the 31 can’t-miss eateries in our personal favorite city in British Columbia.
31 Best Restaurants in Victoria, BC with a View
First up, the famous Red Fish Blue Fish restaurant in Victoria, British Canada. Located in in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, it’s THE spot for fresh-caught seafood in a casual setting. They have some of the most delicious food in the city. And the view of the harbour? Man, it’s as Instagrammable as your grandma’s famous fried chicken.
This Oyster Bar is no joke when it comes to top-tier seafood. A glass of white wine, oysters on a half shell, and the Olympic Mountains as your backdrop? Yes, please! It’s some of the best food we’ve had while we visited Victoria.
Glo Restaurant, on the Selkirk Waterway, is a fab place for an extensive list of cocktails on an outdoor patio. The views, relaxed patio, and killer cocktails make this the ultimate hangout spot. Perfect for a special occasion or just some chill time.
Talk about a spot that’s both a local and tourist fave! Blue Crab Seafood House is known for its signature dish that comes straight from local farmers. Trust me, you’ll wanna make this your new favorite spot. The harbour views are just the cherry on top.
If Italian food has a special place in your heart, Il Terrazzo is a must-visit. This Italian restaurant has a courtyard setting that is absolutely gorgeous and actually reminds me of Italy. Plus, the friendly service is a nice bonus. The wine list is extensive, and the traditional pasta dishes? Delizioso!
The Empress Hotel is an icon in Victoria, but it’s more than just luxury lodging. Empress’ fine dining restaurant offers a spectacular view, top-tier chefs, and a menu that’s out of this world.
Downtown Victoria’s Courtney Room is a French-inspired restaurant. It’s a brasserie and a steakhouse rolled into one – it feels super classy! It’s one of the best restaurants in Victoria, BC with a view, specifically city views, and even better for date nights.
Aura brings the jazz, literally! Situated right next to the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Aura offers the most dazzling waterfront views. Jazz nights on Fridays, anyone?
If you’re not into Jazz, they also offer an amazing weekend brunch. Pancakes, eggs, fresh juices, and that spectacular view of the Inner Harbour? Count us in!
Located near the Inner Harbour, it gives off relaxed patio vibes, and you can spy on seaplanes landing.
Residents of Victoria love their rooftop lounge. You will too!
Enjoy views of the world-famous Butchart Gardens at Acres Bistro! I recommend going for one of their afternoon tea tasting menus at their tea room afterwards too if you have the time (and stomach space).
Overlook the Inner Harbour while slurping down some fresh oysters at one of the best restaurants in Victoria, BC with a view. It’s a Victoria classic! Don’t forget to check out their happy hour menu too.
This joint offers a peek at the Inner Harbour and serves everything from steak to sushi. Yeah, you heard right—sushi and steak!
Located in downtown Victoria, Ithaka offers a homey atmosphere with a side of city views. The moussaka is to die for!
Looking for the best brunch in Victoria? The Village Restaurant is one of our favorites when it comes to breakfast and brunch restaurants in Victoria – eggs, biscuits, french toast, and various sandwiches make this restaurant an easy pick. And the view isn’t too shabby either!
Sip some house-made beers and ciders while soaking up views of the Inner Harbour. Spinnakers is not just Victoria’s, but one of North America’s oldest brewpubs. Their patio is a chill-out haven!
Craving something healthy? Nourish Kitchen has an impressive menu full of plant-based dishes. Plus, the atmosphere is super cozy, with great views to boot.
Into fried chicken? You’ve got to try The Ruby. Known for its brunch, this spot offers a street-side view of the bustling Johnson Street that’s pure Victoria. Great for a lazy Sunday morning.
Tucked in Trounce Alley, The Tapa Bar offers a bit of Spanish flair. It’s a fun, informal place with delicious small plates and signature cocktails.
This downtown underground restaurant serves up some tasty Nepalese and Tibetan dishes. And it’s not just the food that’s deep; the restaurant offers a view of the city like no other.
This spot in the Inner Harbour delivers the goods. Think boats, water, mountains, and a menu full of seafood and steak. Enjoy the view of the inner harbour and eat up! I enjoyed the halibut here.
Quirky vibes and amazing breakfast options are what Floyd’s Diner is all about. And while there’s no water views here, you get front row seats to Quadra Street life. Perfect for people-watching while munching on some yummy breakfast.
Situated in Bastion Square, this spot provides a window into Victoria’s artsy side. Rebar Modern Food offers an extensive list of vegetarian options and vegan options, as well as gluten-free and dairy free alternatives. It’s the best place for visitors with dietary restrictions 🙂
You can’t leave Victoria without tasting some fresh seafood at Finn’s seafood! Located in a beautiful building with high ceilings and a window-wrapped dining room, Finn’s restaurant has spectacular views of the Inner Harbour. I loved their cod!
Take your dining experience to new heights—literally. Located on the 18th floor of the Chateau Victoria Hotel, Vista 18 offers a panoramic view of the Victoria area that is simply breathtaking.
Want to go to an old-school pub? The Sticky Wicket is your place. With an extensive craft beer list and British-inspired dishes, it’s a local favorite spot. Pro tip: go to the rooftop and boom! You’ve now got good food, great drinks, and nice views.
Brasserie L’Ecole is where you wanna be for some French food and downtown Victoria views. Located on Fort Street, this French restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and extensive wine list that’s perfect for date night or lazy Saturdays.
Located near Douglas Street, Bartholomew’s offers a traditional pub atmosphere with all your classic favorites. Pull up a chair on the patio and soak in the laid-back downtown Victoria atmosphere. British Columbia craft beer and pub grub, anyone?
This Fort Street restaurant offers an array of dishes, from traditional fish and chips to modern small plates. If you’re all about those Fort Street views, this is the spot.
Looking for the best pizzas in Victoria? Zambri’s is your spot. The restaurant has a modern design and a relaxed atmosphere, making it great for a casual date night.
Over in the James Bay area, this cozy spot serves up views of the local neighborhood. The place oozes positive vibes and offers live jazz on some nights.
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Are there any other Victoria restaurants with a view I need to add to this list? Feel free to leave a comment below!
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