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Good place to meet up in Victoria, BC?

illegible Aug 17, 2007 06:13 PM

I'm going to Victoria for the first time soon, and want to meet up with some people I know from the Interweb. The other people who are coming don't know the restaurants in Victoria all that well. Any recommendations for where we should meet?

I'd like to find a place where we don't have to shout to hear each other, downtown (near the Clipper ferry would be ideal). A restaurant or a pub, keeping in mind that one attendee is five years old. Someplace casual, where we don't need reservations. This would be on a weekday evening in August.

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    anewton RE: illegible Aug 17, 2007 08:33 PM

    Hmmm. The five year old makes things a little more difficult.

    I would suggest Ferris's. If you can get a booth, you won't have to shout. A child would not be out of place. The menu is not fantastic, but they do good burgers, pastas, and the like. It has a pleasant ambience (busy, somewhat loud, but not obnoxious or pretentious).

    1. victoriafoodie RE: illegible Aug 19, 2007 07:37 PM

      What about the Superior in James Bay? I haven't been but it's close to the Clipper ferry and it's more of a tapas-like place. I've heard some great reviews.

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        Florentine RE: illegible Aug 20, 2007 09:47 AM

        I know it's not the most exotic choice for Victoria, but Milestones located right on the inner harbour sounds exactly like what you're hoping for - a place that's casual, a place where you could bring a 5 year old, a place where you don't need reservations, where you don't have to shout to hear, etc.

        1. Sunsetwinetime RE: illegible Aug 23, 2007 09:39 AM

          My pick would be Rebar in Bastion Square. Vegetarian fare that has carnivores askning for more. Real funky. Wine overpriced but their power drinks are interesting.

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            twinkienic RE: illegible Aug 25, 2007 10:46 AM

            How about Cafe Vieux Montreal on government st? Not the most exciting ambiance, but they have an upstairs part that overlooks the cafe and is pretty quiet. I see lots of groups meet up there for language exchange, etc. They also bake their own bread and have tasty salads, some sandwiches, and lots of pastries.

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