When tourists work up an appetite in the bracing sea air during a pleasure cruise from Vancouver to Victoria, many excellent lunch spots will be ready and waiting for them on the island. These restaurants feature local and international cuisine, and welcome day-trippers. Any of these five Victoria lunch hot spots will satisfy hungry visitors who took the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria.
1. Fishhook – 805 Fort St.
Local waters inspire the upscale lunch menu at Fishhook. This vegetarian-friendly restaurant features recipes drawn from French and Indian traditions. In addition to seafood and chowder, the menu includes creative dishes like herbed kale-quinoa tabouleh, thyme-chili roasted potato, and smoked salmon belly bacon. Beer, wine, and desserts are also served.
2. Bard & Banker – 1022 Government St.
People get to settle into full plates of comfort food at this pub located in an 1885 building that was originally the Bank of British Columbia. Fine wine, craft beer, and craft cocktails pair with popular choices like fish and chips, burgers, local oysters, and garlic prawns with chorizo sausage.
3. Nubo Japanese Tapas – 739 Pandora Ave.
For those who want to experience something different, Nubo takes the tapas concept to Japan. The restaurant follows the style of Japanese Izakaya dining. Customers enjoy dishes like nigiri, sashimi, chopped wasabi octopus, panko breaded shrimp skewers, and sushi rolls.
4. The Tapa Bar – 620 Trounce Alley
A more familiar tapas experience awaits diners at this restaurant that features the popular bacon-wrapped dates. Traditional Spanish tapas fill the lunch menu that offers chile con queso fondue, seafood halibut tostada, and calamari fritos. People thirsty after a trip on the Vancouver To Victoria ferry can get beer and wine here too.
5. Bao – 626 Fisgard St.
The Asian travels of the proprietors of this Chinatown restaurant have inspired an eclectic menu. In addition to ramen, the lunch menu offers buttermilk fried chicken, bao, kimchi, Korean fried tofu, and Japanese curry.
A cruise from V2V Vacations provides a relaxing way to reach historic and beautiful Vancouver Island. Our ferry times for Vancouver to Victoria make a lunch outing possible on the island. Look at the cruise schedule for Vancouver to Victoria and plan an easy getaway.