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Jul 25, 2008 07:02 AM

Any 'Moderately' priced good food in Victoria?

O on VanCouver Island in general? We will be there 2 weeks. Seafood, of course, but anthing else also. --Mysterydvr

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  1. If you're on the island, stop by Sidney. It's about 5 minutes drive from the ferry and about 20 minutes from Victoria. I find the area very peaceful and relaxing more so than Victoria. Of course there's not much to do there but it's absolutely beautiful. You can go on a picnic and hiking on Sidney Island (via boat). Many of the restaurants or markets will gladly pack you a picnic lunch for the SI. The food in the esplanade area is moderately priced, nothing fancy but the seafood is always fresh. The people there are extremely friendly friendly there. If you love books, Sidney is the booktown with lots of bookstores for you to wander in.

    1. where to start: Zambris (italian) for lunch or dinner, Herndados (dez?) in st andrews sq for the best mexican/ecuardorian, Stage for late night, Red fish blue fish for fish tacos, fish n chips etc, Planet thai on johnson, almost all of them should have websites...enjoy, Victoria has several v good restaurants, not sure where you are from or constitutes moderate, for a step up, brasserie lecole, cafe brio...

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      1. re: style councillor

        style councillor:

        Wholeheartedly agree with the Zambri's recommendation. Have only gone there for lunch but we usually visit each time we are in Victoria. I still fondly recollect a duck ragu with green olives served over some polenta that was... simply put...outstanding.

        Will have to track down Hernandoz (dez?) when we are next out there in October/November.

        Big fan of Marc and co. at Brasserie L'Ecole. Definite good value. Same thing with Cafe Brio, a little pricier given their wine program but also very good.

        Have you been to Stage recently? We were there last visit and we quite enjoyed it but found that the "small plates" sure added up. That having been said the octopus was great as was the broccoli of all things.....

        A few more months....