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Q Restaurant at The Empress

  0.06 miles from Miniature World 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Candlelight dances beneath a carved mahogany ceiling at the Fairmont Empress hotel's flagship restaurant, where one of the two gracious rooms has expansive harbor views. — Fodor's

The Empress Room is an elegant tradition, in architect Frances Rattenby’s 1908 landmark hotel. You may pay handsomely for High Tea, but it is worth it simply for the sense of tradition... — DK Eyewitness

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Sam's Deli

Delis   0.07 miles from Miniature World 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you don't like lines, avoid the lunch hour, for Sam's is the lunchtime soup-and-sandwich spot in Victoria. Sandwiches come in all tastes and sizes (mostly large), but the shrimp and... — Frommer's

Opposite the info centre, Sam’s is the perfect spot for a coffee or bottle of beer and a sandwich big enough to feed two. — Lonely Planet

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Tea at the Empress

  0.1 miles from Miniature World 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Opened in 1908, this ivy-draped harborside château and city landmark has aged gracefully, with top-notch service and sympathetically restored Edwardian furnishings. The 176 different room... — Fodor's

The classic, served as it has been since 1908 in the impressive tea lobby. In a room lush with hues of green, cream, and rose, pillars topped with curvy Ionic capitals reach up to a high... — Frommer's

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Pagliacci's

Italian   0.14 miles from Miniature World 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Generous pasta servings from the cinema-themed menu almost defy devouring. — Lonely Planet

Pag’s has been around forever, and still serves up all the homey, southern Italian dishes with punny names that made it so popular back in 1979 when it was first opened by New York... — Frommer's

Expect long lines at this lively New York–meets-Victoria trattoria where the tables are tightly packed to accommodate the crowds. — Fodor's

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Red Fish Blue Fish

  0.21 miles from Miniature World 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you like your fish both yummy and ecologically friendly, look no further than this former shipping container on the pier at the foot of Broughton Street. — Fodor's

Fans who tout the “fresh”, “well-seasoned” fish tacones say try them “once” and “you'll quickly want to return” to this “Mercedes of outdoor fish 'n' chip spots” “right on the docks”... — Zagat

This is no ordinary chipper. First of all, it’s a quirky joint, an outdoor eatery housed in an old cargo container on a pier. All the seating is outdoors, which means weather can be an... — Frommer's

This freight-container takeout shack serves a loyal clientele who just can't get enough of its fresh-made sustainable seafood. — Lonely Planet

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Camille's Fine Westcoast Dining

  0.24 miles from Miniature World 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At this cozy sanctuary of candlelight and stained glass, you can canoodle over ginger-glazed duck breast or herb-crusted local halibut. — Travel + Leisure

A charming subterranean dining room with a lively, ever-changing menu reflecting whatever the chef can source locally and seasonally. — Lonely Planet

"Gracious" service – rated No. 1 on Vancouver Island – plus "beautifully presented" Pacific Northwest fare have surveyors proclaiming this "charming" Downtowner a "definite winner"; sure,... — Zagat

The chef at this long-established favorite concentrates on such locally sourced products as lamb, duck, and seafood; quail and venison often make an appearance, too. — Fodor's

Camille's ever-changing menu highlights the restaurant's year-round relationships with local farms. Try the five-course tasting menu, which changes with the season and often ... — Frommer's

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Rebar Modern Food

Bakeries   0.24 miles from Miniature World 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This kid-friendly café in Bastion Square is the place for vegetarians in Victoria. — Fodor's

Carnivores don't “miss the meat” at this “casual” Eclectic-vegetarian “steps from the water” Downtown where “even things that don't sound good” are “delicious” (“try the almond burger”);... — Zagat

Even if you're not hungry, it's worth dropping in here for a juice blend -- say grapefruit, banana, melon, and pear with bee pollen or blue-green algae for added oomph. — Frommer's

A laid-back downtown fixture, ReBar mixes colorful interiors with a mostly vegetarian menu. — Lonely Planet

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Foo- Asian Street Food

Asian   0.3 miles from Miniature World 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Like a permanent food truck tucked inauspiciously in a parking lot, this locals' fave food shack focuses on hearty dishes inspired by Asian hawker stalls — Lonely Planet

This tiny, 12-seat restaurant in a converted garage on a busy downtown corner (with 30 more seats on the patio when the weather permits) serves up tasty Asian street food. — Frommer's

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Restaurant Matisse

  0.34 miles from Miniature World 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's as though you're “in Paris” at this “intimate” Downtowner offering an “outstanding selection” of “fabulous” French fare plus “good-humoured” service that makes it feel “like being in... — Zagat

The gracious owner greets each guest personally at this tiny gem of a traditional French restaurant where white linens, fresh flowers, and candlelight on the dozen or so tables set the... — Fodor's

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Pig BBQ Joint

Barbecue   0.35 miles from Miniature World 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The food's as no-nonsense as the name at this funky little downtown barbecue corner that dispenses with such niceties as table service and plates. — Fodor's

Started as a hole-in-the wall but now in larger new digs, this joint is all about the meat. — Lonely Planet

This is a slow, smoky, Southern-style , just like it was meant to be. The pulled-pork sandwich is legendary—and messy, so be prepared—but you can’t go wrong with the ribs, brisket, or... — Frommer's

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Zambri's

Italian   0.35 miles from Miniature World 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Run by a second-generation Italian chef, the menu here is far from traditional trattoria fare. — Lonely Planet

Run by a brother and sister team, the restaurant is lauded for its simple Italian bistro fare. — Travel + Leisure

Long-time fans salute chef-owner Peter Zambri's “authentic”, “flavourful” Italian plates delivered “with panache by knowledgeable servers” at this Downtown Victoria “bargain”; if a few... — Zagat

After years in a tiny, cramped room in a strip mall, Peter Zambri is living it up large in this gorgeous, airy location in Victoria’s Atrium Building, with its gleaming gold walls,... — Frommer's

This lively trattoria, in a glam space with floor-to-ceiling windows and eclectic chandeliers, has a setting to match the top-notch Italian food. — Fodor's

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IL Terrazzo

Italian   0.37 miles from Miniature World 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In Old Town, in an original 1890 building, this restaurant has a fabulous courtyard patio with six fireplaces — DK Eyewitness

A cute redbrick terrace edged with potted greenery and warmed by fireplaces and overhead heaters makes Il Terrazzo the locals' choice. — Fodor's

This charming spot in a converted heritage building off Waddington Alley is always a top contender for Victoria's best Italian restaurant. — Frommer's

Il Terrazzo Ristorante is located in an out-of-the-way alley behind the province's oldest bakery, Willie’s. — Travel + Leisure

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Willie's Cafe and Bakery

Bakeries   0.38 miles from Miniature World 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Victoria loves breakfast, and this is one of the best of the city’s many, many places serving up toast and a cup of Joe. Located in one of Lower Johnson’s heritage buildings, it has cozy... — Frommer's

Housed in a handsome Victorian building near Market Square, this eatery goes organic, free-range, and local in its omelets, brioches, French toast, and homemade granola breakfasts and its... — Fodor's

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John's Place Restaurant

  0.39 miles from Miniature World 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This ever-friendly, wood-floored hangout is lined with quirky memorabilia, while its enormous menu is a cut above standard diner fare. — Lonely Planet

Diners have lined up out the door for the past three decades for John's hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, with the longest lines on weekend mornings — Frommer's

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Cafe Brio

Italian   0.44 miles from Miniature World 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Downtowners “treated to the meal of a lifetime” at this “unpretentious” Italian–Pacific Northwester say it gives “‘locavore' a heightened meaning” with its use of “local ingredients” that... — Zagat

This pretty, ivy-covered yellow house on Fort Street is one of the city’s most warm, welcoming, and purely romantic restaurants. That it also serves some of the city’s best food and wine... — Frommer's

A Victoria favorite, mainly because of its Mediterranean influence in both atmosphere and mostly organic food. — Fodor's

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AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

Seafood   0.45 miles from Miniature World 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

When an award-winning chef names "imagination" as his most treasured possession, you know the food here is likely to be creative, if not exquisite. — Fodor's

Chef Tak Ito could just sit back and let the spectacular seaside scenery do all the heavy lifting here, but instead, he puts immaculate care and attention into every dish — Frommer's

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OLO Restaurant

  0.48 miles from Miniature World 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Victoria's foodies are buzzing about this Chinatown restaurant that's serving up some of the city's most innovative fare. — Fodor's

Hidden at the quiet end of Chinatown's Fisgard St, this is the best restaurant in the city to dive into perfectly prepared West Coast dining. — Lonely Planet

The “sophisticated”, “imaginative” Pacific Northwest dishes highlighting “local offerings” are so “splendid” fans quip it's “like Meg Ryan's” famous When Harry Met Sally scene “but real”... — Zagat

The room is clean and simple, and it’s all the better to show off the artistry on the plate — Frommer's

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J & J Wonton Noodle House

Chinese   0.5 miles from Miniature World 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For “Chinese the way it was meant to be”, fans head to this “reliable” Downtowner where “delicious” dishes “true to the ethnic flavours” “absolutely make up for” what it “doesn't have in... — Zagat

This noodle house has a cozy atmosphere and serves fresh homemade Chinese noodles to locals and those lucky tourists who go out of their way to find it — DK Eyewitness

Lunchtime queues attest to the popularity of the fresh house-made noodles and wontons at this long-standing Chinese spot. — Fodor's

This tiny cafe doesn't go overboard on the atmosphere, but it's perfectly pleasant and, more importantly, you won't find better noodles anywhere in Victoria. — Frommer's

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Brasserie L'ecole

French   0.51 miles from Miniature World 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For more than a decade chef Sean Brennan and sommelier Marc Morrison have served up consistently high-quality French fare at Brasserie L'ecole. — Frommer's

French-country cooking shines at this informal Chinatown bistro evoking a timeless brasserie. — Fodor's

Though the building is a former Chinese schoolhouse in the middle of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, Brasserie L'École serves a daily-changing menu of seasonal French-country cuisine. — Travel + Leisure

“High-quality” French cuisine built on “good ingredients prepared to mouth-watering perfection” shine at this “always-crowded” “true bistro” in Downtown Victoria; add in “exceptional”,... — Zagat

Preparing West Coast ingredients with French bistro flare, this warm and ever-popular spot is perfect for an intimate night out. — Lonely Planet

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Canoe Brewpub

  0.52 miles from Miniature World 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The lofty windows of this power station–turned–brewpub open onto one of Victoria's best waterfront patios, overlooking the kayaking and ferry action on the gorge. The casual, locally... — Fodor's

What was once a Victorian power station is now one of Victoria's loveliest and liveliest brewpub restaurants, with an outdoor patio overlooking the harbor toward the Johnson Street Bridge... — Frommer's

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