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The Empress Room - The Fairmont Empress Hotel
The Empress Room - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

The Empress Room - The Fairmont Empress Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/empress
  • Email: emp.diningres@fairmont.com
  • Phone: (250) 384-8111
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Closed Monday & Tuesdays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kamal Silva
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Royal Table is an added refinement to your fine dining experience. Providing guests with a heightened touch of elegance during their dining experience, this experience is truly memorable for a birthday, engagement or simply an evening together. From silver cloches and candelabras to customized wine selections from our Sommelier and a few special touches from the Chef, The Royal Table service provides a sophisticated refinement to an enchanted dining experience. The cost is a C$30 surcharge per person in addition to meal selection costs.
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations (250) 389-2727

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking is complimentary when dining in The Empress Room.
A word from The Empress Room - The Fairmont Empress Hotel
Notably the most picturesque dining room in the city, The Empress Room combines impeccable service with an exquisite menu.

The finest ingredients with a "farm to fork" philosophy of bringing the region’s epicurean rich cuisine to your table are marveled into culinary masterpieces paired with an extensive wine list. Dine beneath the ambiance of a hand-crafted wood ceiling where iconic movie stars, royalty and notable guests have dined; - if only these walls could talk! An experience not soon to be forgotten.

From Our Executive Chef, Morgan Wilson:

'We embrace local and regional authenticity with our Empress Room offerings by partnering with nearby organizations focused on driving sustainable culinary operations."
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Diner Reviews
  • "A superb meal, an elegant atmosphere, and a very memorable way to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. Many thanks to Marc, Kyle, and the rest of the staff for making our evening absolutely perfect."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a splendid room in the former Canadian Pacific (now Fairmont) Empress Hotel. The panelling and ceiling are gorgeous. Since the last addition of a new lobby, the room is divided with the front third having a lovely view of the harbour. When it is not too busy, it is this part that is used as it was on my recent visit. Most of the time I have been in the back two-thirds of the room, which has no view. It is a bit pricey, but the food is very good to excellent. Most of the waiters have been there for many years and the service is what one has come to expect in these ex-railway hotels. A couple of years ago some "bright bulb" decided to replace all the silver cutlery with stainless steel. To me, that detracts from the ambience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The staff went above and beyond, the food was delicious a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and service, very genuine and presented as such."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great service! Their side salad was outstanding, the fish and veggies were fresh. Dessert was great. The old world charm of the place wonderful for a special occasion. We had Christmas Eve dinner there."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The setting was fabulous... In The Empress Hotel. It gives you the impression you are in a castle. Service was great. Food was very good. It's definitely high end and worth every penny. Dress up, put on your best threads and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I was so disappointed to find that for the money I paid $39 per person, there was just the breakfast items, no brunch items on the table. I was expecting a ham carved at the buffet table, a dessert table and waffles made at the buffet table, not the burnt ones that came out of the kitchen which were now cold. The buffet table should have been in the centre of the dining room, not along the wall. Service was awesome but food was mediocre and not much variety. I enjoyed the smoked salmon and the eggs benny but after that, pffft, no dessert."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My wife and I stayed at The Empress ,Victoria,BC for my birthday and were looking forward to a nice dinner there. We reserved the room and dinner about a month prior to the visit. The room was nice with a view of the inner harbour(as requested) and the bed comfortable. The food was disappointing, the variety limited and very expensive for what we ate. $40.00 for a plate of venison that didn't come with much, I was still hungry after eating and wasn't going to spend another $40.00 to satisfy my hunger"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "after one hour we finally got our meals which needless to say, neither were hot. presentation of food was not terrific. our waiter was very cocky and aloof . wanted the night to be extra special and it wasn't."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We like to take our very special friends to the Empress for dinner as a Christmas present. We know that the food and service will be excellent and that the dining room will be very pretty and festive looking. We also enjoy an after dinner stroll to admire the many Christmas trees on display. A totally wonderful experience! Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is the 2nd time we had dinner at the famed Empress. Again, delicious food, beautiful presentation, outstanding waiter and oh so delicious desserts"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "As always The Empress Room has impressed again. Great service & check out the new grill menu. Definitely worth a visit!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "It is one of the best places to bring ones guest in Victoria. Everyone welcoming yet not too friendly. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We always enjoy dining at the Empress. It takes us back to old world elegance and tradition. We are grateful that there is such a place in Victoria."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I took a dear friend of mine for her dinner and had a wonderful time. The service, food and overall ambiance was far beyond anything we have ever experienced or could expected. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion and will be returning."
    Dined on 10/25/2013