During our visit back to Victoria (we lived near Sooke for several years prior to 2005) we got together with old friends from our Sooke days for a meal at Spinnakers. Great location right on the water and attentive and helpful service from the friendly staff. Best of all, a very enjoyable food experience for all of us -- everyone was delighted with their meal -- we especially loved sampling the beers available with one of the diner's menu choices -- and personally, my Oysters Kilpatrick were the best I've had in years! Great evening!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very reasonably priced with
Very reasonably priced with lots of great food options and some great beers to try. Also on the ocean so some wonderful views. Best if you have a car to drive there as a bit too far to walk from downtown Victoria.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We booked for Easter lunch.
We booked for Easter lunch. The website indicated there would be some Easter special menu items and we were somewhat disappointed when we arrived, there were no real "Easter" items. It was really just another lunch menu. What we did order was very good, however.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was our first time there
It was our first time there and the food and service were both very good. I loved the fact that almost everything on the menu is locally sourced, and the open concept kitchen was a joy for my son to watch. We would definetly eat there again, and tell anyvisitors about it aswell.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
THe resrvation system worked
THe resrvation system worked perfectly including notification of a birthday which waas acknowledged whemn we arrived. The service was very cgood. THe food for all was fantastic. I would definately return. LOcation is excellent and on-site parking, sometimes a problem in Victoria is appreciated.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience at Spinnakers,
Excellent experience at Spinnakers, as always. The noise level was very high but to be expected for a Saturday evening. The selection of microbrewed beers was outstanding.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whatever became of the 3 little pig
Apparently they ended up deliciously on a thin crust pizza at Spinnakers Brewpub!!! i am not a fan of "thin" crust pizza and there are only one or two I don't mind. Spinnakers' 3 little pigs pizza I actually look forward to. Of course then there is the Hefeweizen beer ... unfortunately they had run out but it wasn't a deal breaker ... After a little consultation and taste samples, a suitable replacement was found ... I forget the name and can't find it on the online menu, but it was a melon blend beer ... very nice!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
brew pub delight
Several visits over the years to this brewpub & restaurant continue to impress. Good food, excellent beer OK wines & cheerful attentive service.
Only wish is that the brews were more widely available in BC.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The views are great..Food was good...good assortment of beer. Only downfall..our waitress was very, very slow but we understand that can be due to many different reasons and some beyond her control but she should at least check in with us!! Fortunately, we are on vacation and were not in a big hurry!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I continue to support Spinnakers
I continue to support Spinnakers because I like the philosophy of using locally sourced products, however I still find the variation in standard upsetting and bewildering. Sometimes it's great, and sometimes it's only so-so.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. Food was
Had a great time. Food was delicious and beer was tasty!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fun!
It has a pub feel but the food is high-class! Delicious and local, I love Spinnakers every time. Lots of drink options too and the beer is great.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spinnakers is a delightful regular
We frequent spinnakers, it's our local. They have great food, which is locally sourced as much as possible, delicious hand made chocolates and they brew their own beer. Their food is delightful, they are always accommodating to dietary restrictions. Their service is always friendly, even when they are super busy. We always bring out of towers, just for the experience, ambience and great view!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to do lunch
The halibut and chips were as good as they get, and I was given the choice of having a half chip/half salad option. Our waiter was attentive without being a "hoverer." The atmosphere was totally comfortable - a perfect place to spend an hour or so on a damp Sunday afternoon with a visitor from Toronto (who considered the fish and chips outstanding).
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must to be there when you are visiting Victoria!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Canada Day casual dining
We did not get seated until 15 minutes after our reservation, but it was a busy evening. Our server was pleasant enough, but a little distracted. Food was good, but not as good as last time and it took a little while to come out, especially as it was from the appetizer menu.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Spinnakers
What I loved most about this restaurant is that every dish and item is BC raised/grown and that this is showcased on the menu for all to see. Very impressive.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brewpub and restaurant with a view
A great place for a tasty meal in either the bar or the restaurant - inside or out on the patio - overlooking Victoria's scenic harbour.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We don't dine out very often, but when we do we mostly choose Spinnaker's. It is a very friendly place, the food is wonderfully fresh and intriguing. A great choice for us when there is a special occasion.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, every time
This is our place. Friends from out of town, anniversaries, birthdays, and the " just because" in the middle of a long week, we are never disappointed.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, not so good for romance!
We enjoyed the food here, but it was so loud it was hard to have the romantic conversation we had anticipated. A few more carpets would have been nice!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Immer wieder gut
Zum 3. Mal in Victoria, zum 3.Mal im Spinakers: immer wieder eine tolle (Bier-) Erfahrung!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We are so glad we went. Food was very good and local. I would return.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and amazing view!!
Great food and amazing view!! We made online reservations (so handy) and requested a table with a view and got an great corner table looking back at the harbor - was so pleased!!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Spinnakers and we did not regret the decision to come here. Food was excellent. Four diners tried four different meals and they were all of high quality and tasted very good. Definitely recommend this as a must for anyone visiting Victoria.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wide assortment of beer, both made in house and brought in from other places. Excellent food, great service.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our best nights out in Victoria and some of the best fish and chips we experienced. The beer selection was well appreciated and memorable.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Brews and Good Food
Nice range of brews and good food to boot. Try the truffle and beer pairing!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was healthy and local. There is so much variety on the menu that it is hard to choose. We will definitely return often.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go again.
Making a reservation was easy online. The waitress was a very genuine and enthusiastic. The drinks were slightly delayed at times and the table was a little squished as it was a busy Saturday night.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spinnakers was a great place to meet over lunch with a colleague that we haven't seen in years!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Walk Over
Nice selection of entrees and appies with a farm to table theme. Great view. About 10 minute walk from Johnson Street Bridge and maybe 20 minutes from the Empress Hotel. You can also take the water taxi. Cheers!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as usual
always go here when we visit Victoria and its always fabulous excellent food great views and good service
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Marvellous ale!
I have been coming to Spinnakers since it opened and have never been disappointed. This evening we celebrated my son's 19th birthday, so he wanted to experience all the fine ales. We ordered 2 flights of beer (4 x 4 oz. each flight) and got to experience a wide selection. The pulled pork nachos are great for the table to share. Mains of seafood paella, chicken pot pie, steak and seafood were enjoyed by all.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy restaurant, great views
We sat by a cozy fire looking at the lights in the harbour. The server was properly attentive. The food arrived in good time - freshly made but quick. The food is inconsistent. The hot cheese pot; blue cheese spinach salad; fries and mushroom beer pizza were all good. The beet veggie burger was not good. The patty is a bit dry, with little sauce and a large bun, so it was very dry. The little bit of sauce had an interesting taste, so to be fair I should have asked for a lot more sauce. Finally the fish (salmon) and chips. The salmon seemed a bit on the dry side. The desserts were all amazing! Great beer!
I recommend this restaurant, but avoid the veggie burger.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM