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Bonnie Henry's eating out again, so why can't you?
Throughout the myriad economic discombobulations of this wretched pandemic, The Capital has been trying hard to keep tabs on how you can keep supporting our struggling local businesses. We put together a list of every eatery that was offering takeout and delivery and then assembled a catalogue of every store that was offering COVID-friendly shopping. Now, dining-in has returned to the Capital Region. Below, we assembled the most comprehensive list we could of every place you can now eat in Victoria that isn’t your kitchen table.
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The Collective Wine Bar and Kitchen
Open with limited seating inside and a heated patio outside.
Merridale Cidery and Distillery
Their rural location affords ample distancing, their airy eatery is particularly unfriendly to infectious disease and their British-style pub follows all WorkBC pandemic recommendations.
The tasting room has been open since May 22, but they’re not serving food, not accepting cash and they’re seating at diminished capacity.
Open noon to 11pm daily.
Now with Plexiglass shields at order stations and touchless bathroom facilities.
Four Mile Brewpub
Check details at link.
Tasting room open daily from 11am to 4pm.
Refuge Tap Room
Details at the link.
Spinnakers Brew Pub
Restaurant and patio now open 9am to 11pm daily. They’re sanitizing aggressively and have a “new system of service” to ensure customer safety.
Vancouver Island Brewery
Tasting room with reduced seating capacity open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 pm, although brewery tours and growler refills remain suspended for the time being.
Cherry Point Estate Wines
Their wine shop and bistro is open 10am to 5pm daily, and La Terrazza is open for lunch, Thursday to Sunday. They recommend reservations.
Restaurant and tasting room open Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm.
Patio now open Friday to Saturday from 1 to 5. No tastings as of yet, but they’re serving wine and takeaway snacks.
Moon Underwater Brewery and Pub
Back open with a dining room that has been reduced from 100 to 48 seats. Open Sunday to Tuesday, 11am to 8pm, and Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 9pm.
Their Douglas Street location is back open. Check link for hours.
Imagine Studio Cafe
Their patio is open and their indoor seating has been moved around to give diners their two meters’ of space from each other.
Open at all locations daily from 8am to 3pm.
Takeout available as always for all locations, but it’s now possible to sit down at one of their socially distanced tables on a first come, first served basis.
They’ve “completely revamped” their seating to accommodate COVID-19. New hours are from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, seven days a week.
Patio seating available from 12 to 8pm daily. Contactless payment strongly recommended, and please don’t go if you’re feeling unwell.
Romeo’s (Broadmead Village location only)
The dining room will be at 50% capacity, and tables are limited groups of six. As per provincial regulation, they will be collecting one name and phone number per party for possible contact tracing.
Staff are masked, high touch points are sanitized every 30 minutes, gloves are available upon request and the dining room is filled with extra Plexiglass.
Adrienne's Restaurant and Tea Garden
Diner open from 8am to 3:30pm, Monday to Saturday, with limited seating and a special menu.
Their cozy dining room has been made even cozier by a 50% reduction in seating, but they're open for inside dining from Thursday to Saturday.
Marta Café and Pantry
Limited patio seating, Wednesday to Sunday 9-3.
Lido Bistro and Bar
Open from noon to 8pm (or later) from Wednesday through Sunday. Soon to be open seven days a week. Extended deck as well as limited inside seating.
Barb’s Fish and Chips
They’re offering COVID-friendly pickup and delivery as usual from 11:30am to 8pm daily, but Fisherman’s Wharf is back open for seating.
Open 8am to 2pm daily.
All locations back open 8am to 3pm.
Sol Food Cafe Deli
Open 7am. to 3pm daily.
Frankie's Modern Diner
Open daily from 7am-8pm.
Dinner service is still exclusively delivery and takeout, but dine-in is back open from Wednesdy to Sunday, 8am to 4pm.
Patio service back open at two of their locations. Check link for details.
Shanzee's Biscuit Cafe
Open 8:30am to 2pm, Thursday to Monday.
Both the Langford and Belmont Market Fatburgers are open from 11am to 9pm daily.
Open and their courtyard offers lots of space to socially distance.
Royal Roads Cafe
Check link for details.
All locations open.
Lee’s House Restaurant
Opening hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dine-in capacity is limited to 20 seats, and they’re taking customers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thai Green Elephant
Open 4pm to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Open for dine-in from 11:30am to 3pm, and 4pm to 9pm.
Sen Zushi Japanese Restaurant
Dine-in hours from 5pm to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. They are not currently taking reservations.
Le Petit Saigon
Hours at the link, call ahead to confirm.
Turmeric Indian Cuisine
The buffet’s closed, but there’s lots of seating on the patio for the regular menu. Open 7 days a week from 11:30am to 3 pm and 4pm to 9pm.
Open 11am to 10pm daily.
Taj Taste of India
Call ahead for a reservation. Check the link for details.
Green Leaf Bistro
Check hours at the link.
Patio seating now available in addition to their usual delivery and takeout options. Open 12pm to 8pm daily.
Bard and Banker
Back open regular hours, including breakfast and happy hour.
Seating at 50% of licensed capacity, as per regulations.
Bin 4 Burger Lounge (Saanich location only)
Open 11:30am to 9pm, 7 days a week. Since they're operating at half capacity to allow social distancing, they have suspended their late night 50%-off deal until further notice.
The Beagle Pub
Back open with socially distanced seating. Check the link for their menu.
Brown’s Social House (Langford)
Open 11am to midnight. No reservations, but you can add yourself to the waitlist through the Yelp app.
Brown’s Social House (Uptown)
Open for dine-in Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday 11:30am to 10pm. No reservations.
Cactus Club Cafe
Open for dine in and reservations are recommended.
Cenote Restaurant and Lounge
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm to midnight. Check link for details.
Chuck’s Burger Bar
Now taking reservations. Click the link to reserve.
Christie’s Carriage House Pub
Open for dine-in Sunday to Thursday 11am to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to midnight.
All locations open. West Shore location open Sunday to Thursday 11:30am to 10pm, and Friday & Saturday 11:30am to midnight. They are not taking reservations, but a host will meet you at the doors and guide you to a sanitized table.
Open with new menu items from Mon-Thu 11:30am to midnight, Fri 11:30am - 1:00am, Sat 10:00am - 1:00am and Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm. Happy hour has changed to 2pm to 5pm and 9pm to close. They have new brunch items and drink specials.
5th Street Bar & Grill
Back open June 12 while continuing takeout and their in-house delivery service.
Gorge Point Pub
Open from 11am to 9pm daily for sit down service and will continue to be open for takeout from 11 to 8.
Flying Otter Grill
Patio is back open on a first come, first served basis. Takeout still on, with 20% off pickup orders. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 8pm.
Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Dining room at 50%, waterfront patio first come first serve. Open daily from 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday until 11pm. Happy Hour from 2pm to 5pm.
Heckler’s Bar and Grill
Back open for dine-in, although they’re continuing to feature a pickup special of $8 for a pound of wings.
Irish Times Pub
Back open and with $5 happy hour back on.
Open noon to 11pm daily. Enjoy their large, spacious patio.
Make a reservation at the link.
Maude Hunter's Pub
Open 7 days a week, from 11:30am until 11pm except on Sundays when they close at 10:30pm.
Med Grill Royal Oak
Reservations recommended. Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 8pm. Friday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm.
Open Sunday to Thursday 1130 am-9pm and Friday & Saturday 1130am-10pm for dine-in, delivery and takeout.
Open for dine-in and patio, 11am to 10pm daily.
Peacock Billiards & James Joyce Bistro
Pool and dine-in is back on, albeit with the recommended changes such as no salt shakers and customers pouring their own water. Open Tuesday to Saturday 2pm until after midnight.
Penny Farthing Pub
Happy hour from 3 to 6pm and $10 fish and chips Mondays.
Open 12pm to 9pm daily and following all Province of BC recommendations.
Smuggler’s Cove Pub
Open daily from 12pm to 8pm.
Back open for dine-in, 8am to 8pm daily.
The Bent Mast
Patio seating available Sunday to Thursday 10am to 10pm, and Friday to Saturday from 10am to midnight.
The Rose Neighbourhood Public House
Open 12pm-8pm Wednesday to Sunday and they have a beautiful hidden garden that allows for about 40 seats safely distanced.
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel's iconic neighbourhood pub is back open by reservation only.
The Crooked Goose Bistro
Check link for hours
Waddling Dog Pub
Open 7 days a week, 11am-11pm. Happy hour daily from 4-6pm.
Ferris’ Grill & Garden Patio
They’re offering a special weekend dinner series as they ease into reopening. Check link for details.
Harbour House Restaurant
Open for dine in 4-9 Daily, Reservations recommended
Heron Rock and Bistro
Open 10am to 9pm daily for patio, indoor and sidewalk dining.
Open for dine in, although their live music program is on hold for now. They are not currently taking reservations.
Vista 18 Restaurant and Lounge
Reopening June 11 after an extensive renovation that concluded just as COVID-19 lockdowns were shutting down restaurants. Service will start out for dinner and drinks on Wednesdays through Sundays, from 5 pm to 10 pm (11 pm in the lounge)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar
Both Victoria locations open 4-10pm daily.
Deep Cove Chalet
Offering a smaller menu and keeping parties to six or less.
Open and with a new menu: Noon to 6pm,Tuesday to Sunday.
Il Covo Trattoria
Open for dine-in from Wednesday to Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended.
Dining room is now open from 4pm to 8:30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Back open 7 nights a week, 4pm to 10pm. They’re not serving lunch for the time being in order to have more time to sanitize the dining room.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
Their tables have been spaced out to accommodate physical distancing and all staff are temperature checked prior to their shift.