Quality Inn Waddling Dog
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads
Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8
Phone: (250) 652-1146
Fax: (250) 652-4946
Once a rundown sports bar, the Hecklers Bar & Grill was extensively renovated in 2008 to bring in a fresh lease of life in Victoria's nightlife. Today, this bar is a preferred hangout not just for avid drinkers but also for sports enthusiasts. They can watch the latest football, baseball or basketball team in action on any of its seven television screens that are spread across the room. And how can a sports bar be complete without a gaming room! The Hecklers has a separate section where you can challenge your buddies to a game of pool or foosball. The atmosphere gets even more vibrant during Friday and Saturday evening comedy shows where talented stand-up comedians from across the country perform to entertain the audience. The bar is well stocked with an array of beverages, and its range of wings and other comfort food is amazing. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Formerly a Chinese school, Brasserie L'Ecole is an authentic French-style brasserie. The interiors of this place are a rich blend of reds and browns with a polished wooden floor and slate-topped bar complementing it. The food is simple and the menu is dotted with the common specialties. Apart from these, wines are also available. The food, the decor as well as the warmth of this eatery are what makes it a local favorite.
Back in 1984 John would have never thought that his little eatery would go on to become one of the most popular dining spots in the whole of Victoria. Every morning, when it opens its doors, the interiors come alive with the sound of laughter, orders being yelled back and forth and people that never cease to crowd in. Belgian Waffles, Traditional pancakes and exotic French toasts for breakfast and tantalizing Thai delights for dinner keep the patrons loyal. The desserts are worth every penny you pay, especially the cheesecakes, which are a defined specialty here. So it doesn't really matter what hour it is, you can drop in here whenever and the old film stars and musicians now adorning the walls will be ever-present to welcome you!
Frequently voted one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, the menu at Il Terrazzo focuses on northern Italian cuisine, which includes oven-roasted meats, pizza and homemade pasta. Everything on the menu can be wonderfully paired with a wine from the extensive, international wine list. Reservation is highly recommended, so call ahead.
Enjoy authentic French cuisine in a soothing environment. Matisse offers fine dining and service in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Open Wednesday to Sunday at 5.30p.
This restaurant specializes in an exotic blend of Nepalese and Tibetan cuisines, a combination which is rare to find elsewhere. The result is a variety of dishes that never fail to tantalize your taste buds. Starting with a good portion of momos, you can go on to chilies and crispy tofu or the spicy thunder spaghetti, and end with a steaming bowl of sweet kheer. The restaurant also features vegan and slightly contemporary specialties. It's generally people from the media world and those shift-workers that can be found streaming in here, as the doors at this eatery remain open till about 2a. The music is also good and will keep you on your toes throughout the night. So if you're weary of the same stuff or if it's too late in the night to catch something different, The Mint can help you out!
It's a great idea to visit Rebar if you can't decide on what to eat. But if you're a hardcore non-vegetarian, then think again; the menu features dishes from international cuisines that are mainly vegetarian. The restaurant also features a special juice bar, where health freaks can pick out anything between fresh fruit juices, smoothies, wheat-grass drinks and more. It is in fact Rebar's healthy food that makes it popular with Victoria's public.
This is a brother and sister operation that shows that siblings can get along! They both have a dedication to doing things right and creating a meal and environment that everyone can enjoy.
In this temple of fine dining, it is essential Pacific Northwestern cuisine that rules the roost. The decor is a great blend of the ancient and the modern. While the sleek glass-topped bar and the wooden flooring look very contemporary, it is the Polymer stone fire-place that brings back memories of the era gone-by. An ancient vault now houses some of the world's best wines, while the 'confessional stand' in the restaurant's Moroccan Room is an allusion to its holy name. This is where food and wine combine in a heavenly blend indeed!
Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood House provides a fun environment where guests can enjoy great food while gazing at a spectacular view of Victoria's Inner Harbor. It is a great place to visit for a classic surf and turf meal.
This family run and owned restaurant has become an institution in Victoria over the last several decades. The food is simple Italian fare served by friendly, relaxed staff. This is a place that must be experienced. There is live music from Sunday through Wednesday from 8:15p onwards.
Ebizo provides you with an authentic Japanese sushi experience. You have the option of either sitting at one of the banquettes with friends, or going for a solo evening out at the bar where you can watch your meal being made by the sushi masters.