Dine at Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria BC
For years now, our family and friends have been dining at this beautiful Heritage House restaurant known as Spinnakers Brewpub & Guesthouses in Victoria, British Columbia. Situated within minutes or a very short stroll along the sea wall to downtown’s very popular inner harbour and area attractions, Spinnakers is ideally located in the city.
Enjoy waterfront dining and quality craft beer in a peaceful setting.
Exceptional Waterfront Dining and Craft Beer
If you are searching for that perfect waterfront dining location offering home cooked meals prepared with fresh quality ingredients locally grown, then look no further than Spinnakers, Canada’s Oldest Brew Pub. Add in some of the best traditionally crafted brews from Canada’s first Purpose-Built Gastro Brewpub and you will certainly leave asking yourself … What took us so long to discover Spinnakers?
Spinnakers – A Local Favorite Since 1984
This is not your typical Brew Pub and when you walk into this 1884 Heritage House, you will be surprised as we were, to discover a lovely dining setting indoors or outside on the patio, all offering stunning views of Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. Your chef’s are not hidden inside the kitchen but are hard had work preparing meals right out in front in an open setting.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and welcoming you for just snacks as well, this restaurant has been a traditional favorite for years among locals and returning visitors. Partnered with over thirty five local area farmers and producers, rest assured your meals will be served fresh, home made with dishes that follow the taste and flavour of Vancouver Island.
Healthy and Freshly Prepared Meals and Brew Always
Fine Dining in a Casual Atmosphere at Affordable Prices
If you are like my wife and I in the Baby Boomer category or older, as each year goes by it is clear we are becoming more and more health conscious, and having a second look at what we are eating and drinking. For example, just recently, I have discovered the pleasure of drinking locally brewed natural craft beer. I really had no idea beforehand, the pleasure of drinking these carefully crafted beers and how unnatural and unhealthy your typical store bought generic beer was for you.
Like fine wine, carefully brewed craft beer is coming of age and becoming increasing popular and requested among consumers.
Not sure what brew to choose? Then why not select their popular beer pairing for a sample of a few of their many choices on the list. A perfect way to find your favorite as we did on this visit. Below is a sample of a few of the many craft beers to choose from that we enjoyed!
Rainforest Lager, Nutbrown Ale, Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale
All four exceptionally good with each having their own unique taste and flavour!
Spinnakers Brew Pub Menu
The menu is filled with a variety of dishes to select from, making it very hard to decide on what to choose. Along with this, they have added continuous daily features and specials that are just simply too hard to resist! Below, is a sample of what my wife and I enjoyed on our recent visit, giving you a look of what to expect when coming for dinner at Spinnakers.
I started with a cup of seafood chowder, a west coast favorite and a soup I have enjoyed since a young boy having been raised in Victoria!
A cream based west coast style soup served with fresh and delicious seafood alongside a slice of fresh bread for traditional dipping.
As a starter, the cup was plenty, especially if you planning a 3 course dinner!
Goat Cheese & Beet Salad
My wife selected this healthy salad served with spinach, roasted beets, goat cheese, spiced local hazelnuts all mixed in a tasty malt vinaigrette.
It was freshly prepared and the half order was a perfect healthy choice and starter for dinner.
Daily Featured Pub Pie
For dinner, I chose the Pub Pie and on this day the chef’s were featuring Curry Chicken Pie.
Prepared with Japanese turnips, carrots, tender chicken chunks mixed with Highland beef gravy, all inside a tender house made pastry.
Alongside, accompanied with fresh buttermilk mashed potatoes.
My wife selected this seasonal special favorite served and mixed with Cortes Island Clams, Salt Spring Island shiitakes, BC grown bok choy and new potatoes.
All served in a tasty hot & sour sesame broth with pieces of Bamfield kelp.
All local, all fresh, all delicious!
Local Fruit Crisp
A perfect selection to end a fabulous dinner!
Green Tea Cheesecake
So, as you can see, this is not your typical Brew Pub and definitely worth stepping away from the downtown busy core and enjoying a fabulous meal and quality crafted beer, without the inflated prices you will find in the crowded and busy tourist section in downtown Victoria.
Throw in the spectacular waterfront view and you have the perfect dining setting and location in the Capital City!
An easy stroll along the scenic walkway from downtown or just a few minutes drive, Spinnakers is definitely worth your while! As well, enjoy their on site store where you can purchase a variety of home made delights such as; vinegars, bakery items, in house crafted specialty chocolates, beers, ciders and much more.
For more complete details on Spinnakers Brew Pub & Guesthouses, I have included their official website below for your convenience.
Safe travels and Fine Dining!
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A Big Thanks to Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria BC for hosting our dinner on this recent visit. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.