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Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner in Victoria, B.C.

Posted on September 24, 2019

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of Victoria's finest restaurants and markets will be celebrating the harvest season with their own take on Thanksgiving classics. From traditional dinners to inventive brunches and the best pies in town, here are a few of our top picks for Thanksgiving in Victoria. 

 

THE COURTNEY ROOM

Join the Courtney Room on Sunday, October 13 in the Brasserie for a family style Thanksgiving feast. Or enjoy your dinner à la carte in their Dining Room on either Sunday or Monday. No matter which you choose, you are sure to be delighted by fresh local ingredients and seasonal flavours. Reservations are strongly recommended so be sure to call ahead.

Meal at the Courtney Room

 

HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC 

Let the Hotel Grand Pacific do the cooking this year. The Pacific Restaurant will be serving a three course Thanksgiving menu on Sunday, October 13 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Note: Reservations are required!

 

IRISH TIMES PUB

Head over to the Irish Times Pub this holiday weekend for a classic Thanksgiving feast. Located in a historic bank building, the Irish Times is a perfect place to take in a bit of old Victorian charm while also enjoying their over 40 beer taps and live music every night! They will be serving roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and all the traditional Thanksgiving staples on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14.

Image courtesy of the Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa

 

THE WESTIN BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT & SPA

The Westin Bear Mountain Resort is going all out with the Thanksgiving festivities this year, offering not only a classic three course Thanksgiving dinner from Friday, October 11 – Monday, October 14, but also a Thanksgiving breakfast buffet and dinner buffet on Sunday, the 13. Featuring classic fall dishes as well as innovative flavours, these are sure to be meals you won’t want to miss.

Dinner service at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort
Photo Credit: Kevin Light Photography

 

WHITE HEATHER TEA ROOM

Looking for something other than a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving? The White Heather Tea Room in Oak Bay is offering their Thanksgiving Tea from October 9 - October 12. Full of  holiday-inspired scones, pastries, savoury tea sandwiches and sweets, this afternoon tea is a unique and very Victorian way to spend your Thanksgiving.

 

VENETO BAR RISTORANTE

Veneto Bar Ristorante at Hotel Rialto will be serving a special three course turkey dinner on Sunday, October 13. Be sure to make reservations if you are planning to eat, drink, and be merry with the people you're most thankful for. If you're looking for something with a little less fuss, the lounge will also be open from 3:00 PM until late serving drinks and snacks.  

Image courtesy of Hotel Rialto

 

FAIRMONT EMPRESS

Give thanks in style at the Fairmont Empress. They’ll be serving a four-course, Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey as the centerpiece that blends the traditional with the modern. The dinner service will be available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Q at the Empress.

 

BRENTWOOD BAY RESORT & SPA 

Tucked in a forest grove on the shores of Tod Inlet, the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa will make you feel miles away from it all, even though it’s just a 25-minute drive from downtown Victoria and three kilometers from The Butchart Gardens. The dining room faces east over the water, so you’ll be treated to a spectacular view while you eat. This Thanksgiving enjoy a three-course family style dinner with all the fixings (kids can order a smaller version of this for a reduced price). The Thanksgiving set menu will be available on October 13 and 14. 

Image courtesy of Long Beach Lodge Resort

 

LONG BEACH LODGE RESORT

If you’re planning on spending your Thanksgiving weekend in Tofino, the Long Beach Lodge Resort is offering a festive Thanksgiving dinner in their beautiful Great Room. The menu features fresh harvest flavours like roasted squash salad, a pumpkin crème roulade, and of course turkey with all the fixings. 

 

VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET 

Just because you might be away from home this Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a home-cooked meal. If you’re staying somewhere like the Parkside Hotel & Spa, The Oswego Hotel, or the Cottage at Hotel Zed, you’ll have access to a kitchenette where you can whip up some holiday favourites from scratch. Stop by the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson where you’ll find homemade pies, fresh produce, and so much more!

Produce from the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

 

STILL LOOKING FOR MORE?

If you're planning to host this Thanksgiving, you can pick up everything you'll need to create an at-home Thanksgiving feast from Whole Foods Market: choose from fully cooked side dishes, extra veg, and Turkeys set to cook with heating instructions. For more dine-out options, make sure to check out a full list of great restaurants in Victoria.