The Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s latest and greatest addition, FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room is bringing the outdoors in with a new and safe take on patio season!

FARO Lane is an extension of the new restaurant’s outdoor patio, brought indoors.

FARO opened this past July for dine-in service, and hotel guests and locals alike experienced many warm summer evenings paired with delicious Neapolitan-style pizza and crafted cocktails on the patio.

If you haven’t tried FARO’s handcrafted creations for yourself yet, you’re in luck; we’ve partnered with them to give away a $100 gift card to their restaurant to one lucky winner, and contest details are below!

As the seasons have changed temperatures continue to lower, restaurants have
had to rethink the outdoor dining experience that can best accommodate their guests – and FARO is no exception.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s ‘Conservatory’ has been transformed into the all new“pop-up” indoor patio, which features an abundance of indoor plants and a hedge surrounded by locally sourced pampas grass, faux tropical plants and dried florals.

The aesthetic experience has been curated by local companies Platinum Floral Designs and micro hop grower Cobble Hill Hops, along with Edison lights.

“We know the colder weather will limit what we can offer on our outdoor patio,” says Christian Sealey, Director of Food & Beverage.

“We decided to re-purpose a space in the hotel currently not in use to offer a truly special experience for our guests. FARO Lane is distinctly unique and a wonderful addition to FARO.”

FARO is open daily for café service from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and for lunch and dinner
service from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

Individual, physically distanced tables can be booked for groupings of 2 to 6 people, to ensure the provincial health guidelines and protocols of the hotel are met.

FARO is anchored by its Wood Stone pizza oven and a seasonally changing menu.

They offer handcrafted pizza, a variety of fresh salads and small bites, cocktails and local wines, and more.

Translated from Italian, FARO means “beacon” or “lighthouse”, a well-suited name for a location that has been a beacon for many over the years, with its luxurious oceanfront accommodation, dining experiences and award-winning spa setting for over 90 years.

(FARO Lane)


To enter to win a $100 gift card to FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room, complete one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. PST on November 15th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter within 24 hours of the contest closing. Good luck!

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