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There’s nothing better than enjoying a night out on the town with food and friends.

Now that we are able to go out and catch up with friends over dinner again, we want it to be special. We want to go all out!

Getting dressed up, ordering a glass of wine and sharing a charcuterie board at a local restaurant can make you feel fancy and sophisticated.

Charcuterie boards give you a little bit of everything, meat, cheeses, pickled sides. It’s the perfect sharing dish to have while you discuss everything you’ve missed with your friends.  

It’s light and delicious, a grown up cheese and crackers. 

Here are 10 places to enjoy a delicious charcuterie board in Victoria: 

Bodega

Bodega offers four different boards for you to choose from with various cheese, meat and condiments. Try the Mixed Pincho Board, the Barcelona Board, the Cheese Board or indulge in the Bodega board. 

  • Location: 1210 Broad Street
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday

Agrius 

Agrius is well known for their charcuterie. They offer two different sizes on their dinner menu, depending on how hungry you are. 

  • Location: 732 Yates Street
  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday

Wind Cries Mary

Wind Cries Mary has three different boards to choose from. The Whipped Ricotta board is served with fresh sourdough, the Beef Tartare board comes with a crostini and the Vancouver Island Cheese board is every board enthusiast’s dream!

  • Location: 732 Yates Street
  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday


Vis a Vis

Vis a Vis’ menu has three different charcuterie boards to choose from. All boards are served with homemade pickled vegetables and pickles, mustards, chutneys and sliced French baguette.

  • Location: 2232 Oak Bay Avenue
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday to Sunday

Il Covo

Experience authentic Italian cuisine at Il Covo. Share their platter for two which includes an array of cured Italian meats, cheeses, marinated vegetables, olives and fruit!

  • Location: 106 Superior Street
  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday

The Churchill

The Churchill’s charcuterie board is served with olives, pickles, tomato relish, grainy mustard and bread. With a new daily selection of meats and cheeses, it will always be a unique dining experience!

  • Location: 1140 Government Street
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday

Clive’s Cocktail Lounge

Clive’s charcuterie board allows you to choose three items from their board menu, allowing you to build your own!

  • Location: 740 Burdett Avenue
  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing’s menu includes 5 share plates! All charcuterie boards are served with house made pickled vegetables, mustards, chutneys and sliced French baguette. They offer a Charcuterie board, a cheese board, a cheese and charcuterie as well as a Mezze Platter. 

  • Location: 2228 Oak Bay Avenue
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday

The Collective Wine Bar & Kitchen

If you are looking for a selection of fine cheeses and charcuterie, the Collective Wine Bar is the place to go. The menu offers a fine cheese and charcuterie board, a board with chef’s selection of fine cheeses, a local meat and cheese board, a seacuterie board and a vegan option!

  • Location: 230 Cook Street #107
  • Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday

Vista 18

Enjoy your charcuterie dinner with a view at Vista 18. Their board includes candied walnuts, house pickles and crackers and your choice of any 3 meat and/or cheese from their menu options. You can build your dream board!

  • Location: 740 Burdett Avenue
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday

 

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