Farm to Table Restaurants in Victoria
Victoria is home to a number of must-try farm-to-table restaurants. Thought to be the most nutritious and incredibly fresh, farm-to-table restaurants provide continually evolving seasonal menus. The ingredients feature not just in-season fruits and vegetables but also locally sourced meat, cheese, dairy and baked goods too. Farm to table restaurants reduce the environmental impact of imported food while supporting local businesses.
Here are six farm to table restaurants in Victoria that are well worth a visit.
Located within a tudor estate and surrounded by an idyllic setting of wild oak trees, Fireside Grill offers great food and unrivaled ambiance. With a rotating three course farm to table menu (a local favourite) and an all you can eat Sunday brunch, the Fireside Grill has been awarded with some of the city’s ‘Best Of’ awards some of which include Best Restaurant Patio and Best Happy Hour.
Nestled on the edge of Lime Bay in Vic West, Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub provides spectacular views of Victoria’s Outer Harbour. Not only curating highly acclaimed craft beer, Spinnakers proudly offers an upscale twist on modern pub fare. Morel Mushroom Risotto and Duck Confit Pizza are only a few of the mouth watering dishes you could try.
Set on the edge of Victoria’s bustling Chinatown, Olo offers an intimate dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional menu or feeling adventurous enough to try their tasting menu, Olo’s food is not just decadent, but beautiful too. “Paying homage to the region’s trade hub roots”, your taste-buds will appreciate a visit to Olo.
Its name says it all – 10 Acres is supplied by its 10 acre farm. With a twice weekly harvest and by using an omnivore approach – nothing is wasted in the 10 Acre kitchen. With three distinct restaurant vibes under one roof, patrons can choose from the laid back experience at the Bistro, the Commons, or a fine dining and intimate experience offered by the Kitchen.
Nestled into an 1888 heritage home, Nourish Kitchen and Cafe, in James Bay, easily offers a multitude of unique spaces to dine and unwind. From its first-floor living room and seasonal patio to it’s second floor upstairs rooms, you’ll quickly feel home at Nourish. Featuring natural ingredients and using holistic nutrition principles, Nourish offers vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.
An extension of Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel, The Courtney Room is quickly wowing locals and visitors alike. Two blocks from the Inner Harbour and in receipt of awards like #10 Best New Restaurant in Victoria 2018 and among the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada in 2019, The Courtney Room won’t disappoint. Whether sitting at the bar, or sitting in the ‘brasserie’, you’ll have the chance to enjoy aged steak, fresh seafood and fine wine to name only a few.
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