Best Restaurants at Downtown Victoria BC

Where are you eating tonight?


With hot new venues opening each month, it’s tough to keep track of the best Victoria BC restaurants—the impeccable eateries that never disappoint, the cafes serving life-changing buttermilk fried chicken, and the sexy upstarts everyone who’s anyone is clamouring to try.


Whether you’re craving an artful tasting menu, soul-satisfying mac n’ cheese or simply a great rack of lamb, there’s a Victoria restaurant that will satisfy.


Here are a few of them: we’ve hand picked 5 places that foodies like yourself can’t do without.


The Mint

1414 Douglas St
Victoria, BC V8V-2G2

The Mint has long been a favourite of the Olive Club members. Their eccentric mix of entrees offers everyone a chance to try something unique. It’s a habitat for comfort and interchange much needed on the inner city frontier. From their delicious curry selections or a choice of unique sandwiches or wraps including their popular Emperor Ham With Caraway. They also have many delightful platters, salads and delectable main dishes which include prawn, chicken, lamb and a host of unforgettable vegetarian offerings.


See what others have to say about the Mint by reading their reviews below.

UrbanSpoon reviews of The Mint & Mint Lunch

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The Black Olive

739 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC

At the Black Olive you can expect a casual fine dining experience that boasts Mediterranean and Italian influenced West Coast cuisine, and features an extensive list of unusual and hard to find wines. They also source from locally grown, wild and organic fare whenever possible. Friendly service and an eclectic decor scheme make it a favourite haunt for locals and tourists alike. As an Olive Club member you too can enjoy this local gem, with special offers available when you join our dining club. Learn more about our membership packages and enjoy a free 30 day trial.


Read The Black Olives reviews below.

UrbanSpoon reviews of Black Olive

Yelp reviews of Black Olive

TrapAdvisor reviews of Black Olive


The Clay Pigeon

1002 Blanshard St
Victoria, BC
V8W 2H6

The Clay Pigeon is one of the recent additions to the Cafe scene in Victoria. This Paris inspired bistro is a balance of fancy and casual dining. The decor is pretty – dark wood tables, with cute bird-themed art on the walls. Their patio (very French inspired) is a perfect spot to watch the world go by while enjoying breakfast or lunch during the day. They style of fare is quite unique and includes fried oyster sandwiches, porchetta on a bun, knuckle sandwiches and ratatouille. The dinner menu has a wide range of excellent meat dishes, including arctic char, pork, beef as well as a stunning selection of salads and appetizers. If we’ve got your interested piqued, why not head on over for your next dinner date?


See what others have to say about The Clay Pigeon by clicking on the reviews sites below.

UrbanSpoon reviews of The Clay Pigeon

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Yelp reviews of The Clay Pigeon

TrapAdvisor reviews of The Clay Pigeon


Mayflower Caffe

990 Blanshard St
Victoria, BC

Located on the corner of Blanshard and Broughton, Victoria, BC, the Mayflower Caffè is the perfect place for theatre goers, an escape from the 9-to-5, or a passerby’s coffee haven. Our dinners club members can enjoy 50% off saving on salads and sandwiches, from 3-6pm Mondays to Saturdays. There is also an exclusive menu for Olive Club members COMING SOON!! 


See what others have to say about the Mayflower Caffe by reading their reviews below.

UrbanSpoon reviews of Mayflower Caffe

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Yelp reviews of Mayflower Caffe


10 Acres

611 Courtenay St
Victoria, BC

10 Acres offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from the island including meat, cheese, seafood and the finest seasonal produce direct from their own farm.You can visit their website to see gorgeous photos of what is in season and being served on the table, and regular blog posts from the farm help connect what’s being served on the plate to where it came from. The current owner Michael Murphy started at Mr. Mike’s at 16 and has worked in the industry for four decades.  If you’re ready, we highly recommend you find your way to 10 Acres and enjoy a casual meal by fireplaces in their heated garden courtyard.


Read 10 Acres reviews below.

UrbanSpoon reviews of 10 Acres

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Yelp reviews of 10 Acres

TrapAdvisor reviews of 10 Acres


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Written by: Jessica Hugh

Jessica is a local Digital Media Marker and Blogger. Her desire to connect with people is perfect for her role at Olive Club as she welcomes and facilitates interactions with our clients. Jessica also operates her own Marketing Agency In Your Pocket Media, and brings unparalleled charisma and excitement to the brands that she popularizes (is yours one of them?).