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It’s that time of year again, Victoria!

The annual Dine Around Victoria event starts January 17th, in which participating restaurants create a three-course menu specifically to provide visitors with a unique dining experience.

To take part, simply visit one of the participating restaurants and you will be presented with their Dine Around menu option(s).

Happening between January 17th and February 2nd, Dine Around allows locals to indulge in the abundance of diverse and delicious food options available in Victoria.

While there are 57 participating restaurants, here is a list of 10 locally owned eateries to check out during Dine Around Victoria 2020.

Varsha Indian Kitchen

Varsha Indian Kitchen, located in historic Chinatown, is a family run restaurant bringing a unique approach to Indian cuisine through its Indian-Canadian fusion menu. During this event, Varsha is offering a $20 Menu and $30 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday
    • 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m Friday
    • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
    • 12:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
    • Closed Mondays
  • Location: 1600 Government Street

 Lot 1 Pasta Bar

Lot 1 Pasta Bar creates comforting pasta dishes influenced by international flavours. They are offering a $30 Menu which also includes suggested drink pairings for each menu item.

  • Hours:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Location: #204 815 Cloverdale Avenue

Canoe Brewpub Marina & Restaurant

Canoe Brewpub offers both West coast eats and a selection of handcrafted beer at their timeless waterfront location.

Enjoy a view of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For Dine Around, this restaurant is offering a $20 Menu, $30 Menu and $40 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday
    • 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Thursday
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Location: 450 Swift Street

Six Mile Pub

The Six Mile Pub is BC’s oldest pub, established in 1855. Their menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients to create comfort pub food, and their bar features 22 draught beers from local craft breweries. The Six Mile Pub is offering both a $30 and a $40 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
    • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday
    • 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday
  • Location: 494 Island Highway

Zambri’s

Zambri’s, a stylish , downtown favourite, is the only certified “Authentic Italian Restaurant” by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, on Vancouver Island. Zambri’s is offering both a $30 Menu and a $40 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday
    • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday
    • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday
    • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Location: 820 Yates Street

The Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House Restaurant pairs their West coast contemporary menu with the ultimate dining view overlooking Cordova Bay Beach. This restaurant is offering a $30 Menu and $50 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday
    • 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday
    • 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday
    • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday
  • Location: 5109 Cordova Bay Road

Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar

In the past year, Little Jumbo has been mentioned in Forbes, The Washington Post, and the New York Times as Victoria’s most coveted spot to dine and drink.

Their menu is influenced by restaurants of New Orleans, Seattle, and Portland and every six weeks their bar team works to deliver a new set of original cocktails. Little Jumbo is offering a $40 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
    • 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Location: Down The Hall, 506 Fort Street

Boom + Batten

In the short time since its grand opening, Boom + Batten has become a bustling, local favourite. Their coastal inspired menu and waterfront location has attracted diners to this new, sleek restaurant. Boom + Batten is offering a $30 Menu, $40 Menu, and $50 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
    • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Location: 2 Paul Kane Place

Stage Wine Bar

Stage Wine Bar’s menu, a modern twist on traditional French cuisine, pairs eclectic tapas with a precise wine list, consisting mostly of small scale European and local family producers.This eatery is offering both $40 and $50 Menus.

  • Hours:
    • 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday
    • 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday
    • 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday
    • Closed Mondays
  • Location: 1307 Gladstone Avenue

Wind Cries Mary

Wind Cries Mary is a warm, rustic restaurant tucked away in Bastion Square. A local hideaway, this restaurant serves ‘elevated cabin food fit for modern times’. Wind Cries Mary is offering a $50 Menu.

  • Hours:
    • 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday
    • Closed Mondays
  • Location: 45 Bastion Square