Wednesday, February 28, 2024

8 New Year’s Eve dinner spots in downtown Victoria


Victoria’s New Year’s Eve, 2017 is full of excitement as we celebrate 150 as a city and as a Canadian nation.  It’s a big night of fun with music, entertainment and fireworks at the Spirit of 150 Event downtown from 5pm – 9:30pm.

To give 2016 a memorable sign off dinner, here’s our list of Victoria restaurants to kick off your night.  All are within a short walk to the inner harbour evening festivities so you can make it to the show and fireworks.  Cheers to new beginnings!

1. Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

  • What: Farm to table and gluten free with dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options as well as responsibly sourced meat to compliment creative cocktails, local beer and an incredible wine list. Hosting a special NYE Eat-with-people-you-love food and beverage pairings to go along with their regular dinner menu.
  • Location: 
  • Cost: Entrees from $18-$24
  • Reservations: (250) 590-3426

2. Hotel Grand Pacific 

  • What: Relaxed atmosphere, signature drinks, delicious food and live music by Blue Moon Marquee equal a recipe for a fantastic New Year’s Eve. 4-course dinner seatings at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. View Menu
  • Where:
  • Tickets: $75 (5pm) or $100 (8pm). Wine pairings $30
  • Reservations: (250) 380-4458

3. Q at the Empress

  • What: Celebrate the new year with a nod to Queen Victoria.  The Fairmount Empress hosts a five-course menu with live music and sparkling wine at midnight in the gorgeous Q Dining Room – view menu.
  • Where:
  • Cost: $210 per person, 50% off for children (ages 6 – 12), +$90 for wine pairings
  • Reservations: (250) 389-2727

4. The Blue Crab

  • What: Choose from two seatings: 5pm-7:30pm for a 3 course feast; 8pm-Midnight for a 3 course feast plus an amuse bouche, and chocolate strawberry & champagne at midnight – view menu!
  • Where:
  • Cost: $65 (5pm) or $95 (8pm)
  • Reservations: (250) 480-1999

5. The Local

  • What: A fantastic menu with some of the best pub food you’ll find boasting a variety of food styles.  They’re sure to have a favourite for each member in your party – view menu.
  • Where:
  • Cost: Entrees from $16-$24
  • Reservations: 250 385-1999

6. Lure

  • What: A gorgeous harbour view patio and a celebratory atmosphere. Lure’s menu is enticing with traditional favourites and exciting new dishes to try – we hear their Philips lager battered Halibut is out of this world. A 15-minute walk to the inner harbour – view menu.
  • Where:
  • Cost: Entrees from $15-$29
  • Reservations: Here Reservations not available for the patio.

7. Zambris 

  • What: The Island’s most authentic Italian restaurant experience. They boast award winning menu, unique wine list, a stunning location and great staff.  An experience to remember – view menu.
  • Where:
  • Cost: Entrees from $16-$32
  • Reservations: On their website or by phone 250-360-1171

8. 10 Acres Kitchen

  • What: Our pick for NYE dinner of the three 10 Acres locations. A farm-to-table restaurant sourced from the Saanich Peninsula, and like-minded farmers, food purveyors + fishermen, 10 Acres Kitchen’s menu has a focus on exquisite seafood – view menu.
  • Where: 614 Humboldt St
  • Cost: $18-$39
  • Reservations: 250.385.4512

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Nicole Bentham
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