Let’s face it: for almost everyone, 2020 has been a stressful year.

If you’re looking to have a relaxing holiday free of cooking stress and crowded grocery stores, this a great time to support local restaurants and order takeout over the holidays!

These local gems are open, ranging from gourmet dinners to casual eats, so you can enjoy the last of 2020 with a delicious meal and without the dishes.

10 Acres Commons

This local eatery located across from the Inner Harbour has put together a delicious Christmas Day menu, available for dine in or take out.

The dishes range from local salmon and free-range turkey to holiday-inspired vegetarian plates. You won’t want to miss their pumpkin cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding for dessert!

  • Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Contact: 250-940-0735
  • Address: 620 Humboldt St, Victoria

The Courtney Room

This fine dining restaurant has prepared a festive menu for pick up on the days leading up to the holidays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

You can order online for two to six people, with the ability to pick one or two bottles of fine wine to go with your gourmet dinner. For more details, click here to visit their website.

  • Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Contact: 250-940-0735
  • Address: 619 Courtney St, Victoria, BC

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Snug Pub at Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be preparing holiday dinner and holiday brunch to go, serving four to six people.

Their meal packages will be available for pick up December 24 and 25, but the order must be placed beforehand.

The dinner includes, local charcuterie, artisan cheese, slow roast Vancouver Island free run turkey breast and thigh sage and sausage bread stuffing, holiday desserts and the option to purchase a bottle of hand-paired fine wine! For the full menu and details on how to order, click here.

  • Hours: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 598-4556
  • Address: 1175 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC


This local fine dining establishment is offering holiday takeaway meals! Options for the main course include roasted lamb leg, or seasonal fish. You won’t want to miss their tiramisu! The full menu and details on how to order can be found on their Instagram @zambrisrestaurant.

  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 360-1171
  • Address: 820 Yates St., Victoria, BC

Bear and Joey Cafe

If you are looking for a casual and delicious takeout brunch and coffee spot, Bear and Joey is the perfect place to order from.

They are offering their usual holiday favourites, like banana bread, the classic breakfast sandwich and handcrafted coffees for pick up on Christmas Day! You can find pictures of their lattes and dishes for inspiration on what to order @bearandjoeycafe on Instagram.

  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 590-9193
  • Address: 1250 Cook Street

The Q at the Empress

The amazing chefs at the Empress hotel have prepared a delicious Christmas feast available for pick up until tonight, December 21!

The meal serves up to 10 people and includes a turkey dinner, either hot and ready or prepared and ready to roast. It comes with all the traditional fixings. You can order online through their website by clicking here.

  • Hours: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 389-2727
  • Address: 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

The Palms Restaurant and Lounge at Hotel Rialto

This local hotspot is offering their holiday dinner for dine in and takeout on Christmas Day! Click here for more information about their menu.

  • Hours: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Contact: 250.383.7310
  • Address: 1450 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

Fan Tan Café

If you’re looking for something different this year, go for some authentic Chinese food! The Fan Tan Café is open Christmas Eve for takeout.

There’s nothing like hot Won Ton Soup and spring rolls to warm you up on a cold December evening!

  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 383-1611
  • Address: 549 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC

Victoria Harbour House

The Victoria Harbour House is offering takeaway holiday meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

The three-course meal consists of a starter, a main course of either salmon, steak or turkey, and a homemade dessert. For more details, click here to visit their website.

  • Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 386-1244
  • Address: 820 Yates St., Victoria, BC

Irish Times Pub

The Irish Times Pub is offering both dine in and takeout for their classic oven roasted turkey breast, mashed potato, honey glazed carrots, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce dinner.

The Christmas meal will be available while quantities last, so call early to get your order in!

  • Hours: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Contact: (250) 383-7775
  • Address: 1200 Government St, Victoria, BC

Comment below to let us know about other local restaurants to order from over the holidays.

Merry Christmas and a happy food coma!

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