The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific
The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific

The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelgrandpacific.com/
  • Phone: 2503804458x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday 6:30am - 12:00pm; Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm daily; Afternoon Tea: 2:00pm - 4:30pm daily; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm daily.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Afternoon Tea, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Rick Choy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Mark private dining room offers a unique blend of complete privacy with dynamically styled cuisine influenced by the Pacific Northwest. The attention to detail in the décor and ambiance, this Victoria treasure boasts exclusive privacy and unsurpassed service. Whether you're planning a dinner for a business gathering or special celebration, the sampling of Vancouver Island dishes will surely please the palette. The Mark is available for seated functions up to 26 people. Food and beverage minimums will apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Lea Horsman 2503804478x
  • Entertainment: Every Friday and Saturday night in the lounge, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Special Events: Please see our website for all upcoming events: http://hotelgrandpacific.com/your-experience/upcoming-events

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We provide valet parking from the driveway at the front of the hotel. Underground hotel parking is located at the Quebec Street entrance, and there is elevator access to the dining room level. The parking charge is reimbursed when the bottom of the parking pass is brought to the dining room and presented before payment for dinner. Street parking is also available.
A word from The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific
The Pacific Restaurant, harbourside in beautiful downtown Victoria offers a distinctive west coast casual appeal to its guests. With outdoor seating on the terrace, guests can take advantage of the sunshine while they relax and take in some of the picturesque views of Victoria's Inner Harbour.

Featuring Vancouver Island "farm to table" cuisine complimented by an extensive selection of local wines and a unique tea program, The Pacific Restaurant's menu provides a feast for the senses.
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The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)scenic view (5)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • High Tea at the Pacific Restaurant
    DazzlingDining
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The high tea experience was outstanding. The wait staff gave us personal attention that cannot be equaled in Victoria. Each step of the dining experience was explained carefully, and a special effort was made to meet our needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fatgrrl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere - very easy to find - a real showplace hotel entry and lobby with grand staircase (& wheelchair friendly) entry to the dining room which is immaculate and nicely appointed in the traditional style. The short plates are heavy portions and wonderfully flavourfull. However, they could be smaller portions with a small dinner salad or soup cup or veggie side which would make for a more interesting meal. They do serve good artisan style breads and fancy shaped butter which helps so the one entre plate is not a total bore to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea Better than Empress!
    spirit2001
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    So much better than Empress. Many people in Victoria say the Empress has declined in quality and I agree. Food was uninteresting and tasteless and staff, including "manager" Jeff, were ambient and uncaring that I was very displeased. The Grand Pacific was gracious and friendly; food was plentiful and excellent - a delightful experience and so much nicer than "other" afternoon teas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    MillValleyMom
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What a wonderful meal and experience. Our food was superb; both fish dished cooked to perfection. Pizza for 9 year old son also a hit, as was crudités. Great last night in Victoria.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Typical hotel coffee shop. Staff bustling to get ready for breakfast when serving dinner. Mediocre at best. Take a walk, there are far better options beyond the door of this mid market hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good restaurant for dinner
    PaulM
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We found this was a good restaurant for a quiet dinner. Good selection of cocktails and wine. The food was fine and our server was very attentive. The prices were upper mid-range. We spent a little over $100 for our two meals, appetizers, one dessert and a total of 3 drinks. One entrance is off the lobby of the Grand Pacific Hotel, located about two blocks from the Empress Hotel. While nearly empty during our evening meal it is probably busier serving hotel guests during breakfast and lunch hours. The sparkling cleanliness of the silverware caught my attention. The restaurant staff obviously cares and pays attention to quality details.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • European Flair close to home!
    Artmidwife
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    If you are looking for a "touch of Europe" close to the US, the Pacific Restaurant is an excellent choice! The quality and freshness of the food? Outstanding! The menu selection reflects the many cultural influences that make Victoria so unique! During our stay at the Grand Pacific hotel we enjoyed afternoon tea, and three dinners at the Pacific Restaurant and bar. Afternoon tea reflects a lovely Asian influence...the teas are superb!!!!Servers were kind and attentive. Ask for Patrick in the bar, Yuri or Martin in the restaurant...great! They are great and will make your dining experience at the Pacific Restaurant a pleasant one! Ask for the "Tap Merlot" to accompany your dinner. An excellent full bodied local wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the The Pacific Restaurant - Hotel Grand Pacific reviews archive.
  • Great service, great great,
    Toni
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Great service, great great, great environment. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor at Pacific- dinner only
    Foodieforever
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    50 minute wait for entree, no offer for more wine, scallops cooked into oblivion atop a white glue-like substance, and we waited so long for dishes to clear we started piling at the end of our table. A really disappointing experience on a special night. Breakfast staff is great, dinner doesn't measure up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Tea
    Cardinalred
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    High Tea was outstanding in every way. The various delicacies were excellent and the wait staff was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor buffet selection
    Brewssuds
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We had the breakfast buffet. While the service was excellent and the food was good, the selection was embarrassing lacking. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, beans, and some sort of quiche were the main entrees. There were some breads and pastries, a small plate of fish, some fruits, and some desserts. Where was the omelette bar? Where was the Eggs Benedict? I was quite flabbergasted at the relative of choices for such a classy (and relatively expensive) buffet. For shame...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • some good, some not-so-good
    oolong
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Afternoon tea at the Hotel Grand Pacific was disappointing. The tea selection was limited, and the tea was brewed and served in a metal plunger. It was weak and not very good. The food was delicious and varied, but we waited 30 minutes for a minute slice of quiche and 50 minutes for the tray of savory and sweet tea foods. I enjoyed these overall but inexplicably there were two pots of cream. So far as I could see the second was a space-filler. Ditto for the two candies on the tray. We paid almost $40 apiece and the hotel should serve high quality prepared foods. The prepared food was high quality and delicious, but the quality should carry through to every aspect of the experience, and that was not the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Tea A Hit
    happyteacher
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The tea was the best I've ever had & the food was unique, delicate & oh so delicious ! Many thanks for an elegant experience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food, location, ease of access
    epicurus1
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    An excellent place to go if you have a wheelchair/walker situation. Food was excellent specially the halibut and chips, and the fish burgers. The staff were very helpful and polite. Must return to try out more dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We went to the pacific restaurant for afternoon tea. The service was not great, the restaurant was next to empty and the food was also overpriced! Not even brought out milk or sugar for tea!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dim sum beats anything in Victoria
    Loyalcustomer
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Make no mistake - this is gourmet dim sum, no carts, not the ordinary. However, the chef has turned run-of-the-mill dim sum into a culinary delight. The menu is limited and needless to say, carts are nonexistent. But we cam out pleasant full and with the memory of some wonderful, and unusual, unique takes on the basic bites. And the coconut tart was to die for. Tea selection is also excellent - I had the jasmine white tea, which was delicate and flavorful. Price was reasonable for all this. Next time you're in Victoria, look this one up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked it but small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Went with a larger group which I was very happy at how well they accommodated us and provided multiple servers. I enjoyed my meal but a few people in the group complained their portion size was too small, especially for the steak. Overall I was happy. Just order an appetizer before your main meal if you are hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    dinerx
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    This restaurant Is a great place for celebrating a special occasion. In particular, the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. Portions
    Charlie
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Excellent service. Portions were small, but presentation was elegant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service I had this day,
    reviewernicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The service I had this day, it was a late afternoon, was tremendous. It was such a pleasure to eat in this hotel, and many thanks to the server who was very considerate and helpful throughout.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT BAD OVERALL
    Haru
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The service was a bit "spotty" overall. There appeared to be a bit of miscommunication amongst the staff, with delays, especially when it came to serving the birthday cake. However the Hostess and waitress were pleasant and eager, and the food was well presented and quite tasty. I do feel the prices were a tad high, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had our two main meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had our two main meals at the hotel, breakfast, and dinner. What you may give some thought to is a seniors portion, while the meals were excellent we found the amount of food is more than we are used to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We booked the Afternoon Tea Service. The server was excellent and very professional. The food was a mix of traditional tea fare and unique twists on old favorites. The cost was slightly overpriced but well within the normal range of prices for such a meal. Recommended for couples looking for a romantic spot with a nice view of the harbour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 9 of us and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    There were 9 of us and we all enjoyed the experience very much. This was the second year for us as I our first visit was very good. The food was great. We found all staff very professional and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great even for Vegetarians
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    They were able to adjust the five course me for me as I am a vegetarian. Service was wonderful. The ambiance was nice until the jazz band started up - not that they were very loud, just that they were not very good. Besides that it was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were there on Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We were there on Christmas Day. The food was good but the waitress was straight out of a fifties roadside diner. The rest of the staff were excellent but we got the short end of the straw. At those prices it would have been nice to have a server who had some manners and knew what she was doing. Most of the other patrons were geriatric and we felt like we'd barged into an old-age home. It may have been the holiday that attracted the preponderance of eighty year-olds, so I don't know if that's their regular crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the waitstaff was very helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    the waitstaff was very helpful and very friendly. a good breakfast spot for victoria tourists.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you like constant attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    If you like constant attention this restaurant is for you. The food along with the presentation of it was immaculate .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was pedestrian. Eggs
    Couchtomato
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The food was pedestrian. Eggs Benny was cold, sausages tasted like they had lain in the straw the animal slept on, baskets for breads and pastries were empty, potates were soggy from sitting to long in the salvo. The orange juice was the only star offered on the whole brunch. Over all an underwhelming brunch. Probably will not go again, and definitely will NOT recommend to friends. Sorry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a breakfast there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    We had a breakfast there. Made a reservation for 8am and at first there was plenty of empty tables, but they got filled up pretty fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing to write home about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    We came for a Jazz Festival concert. The restaurant is attached to a lounge and extends out into the hallway. There is a limited menu in the fine dining style. With the fine dining restaurant the Mark just a few feet away, the menu needs to be scaled down and expanded in offerings to aim for mid-range patrons. Although the food was good, with so many outstanding restaurants in the city offering so much, it was a bit disappointing that the Grand had nothing special to offer. This restaurant could have been located in any city hotel across the continent. It needs an identity of its own to make it a destination. It seems to be limited to a few hotel guests. Service was good, the desserts nice, but had limited Island wines.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • have a silk road tea cocktail!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    was unsure about the new-to-me extremely attentive service style at first but appreciated the art of this and the great timing it facilitated. all parties loved the silk road tea cocktail and would go back just to try another sometime. overall, a nice treat:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was top notch food & service.
    RetiredGuy
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Was top notch food & service. Will be back and will suggest to friends & co-workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best dinners we had!
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    The food, the service and the atmosphere were absolutely first class. The food presentation (Halibut) and our server, Susan, added so much to the experience. The dining room lends itself to intimate gatherings as it is quiet and thoughtfully arranged, e.g. tables are far apart as to create a sense of privacy, and NO distracting music! It's an OASIS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our favorite restaurant
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    The chef and its crew go out of their way to spoil you with fabulous foods, fine service and a sense of WELCOME! Their foods are locally sourced and presented in a visually attractive way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast buffet was poorly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Breakfast buffet was poorly. Room was outdated and in need of a renovation. Service was indifferent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My starter and main were tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    My starter and main were tasty (bouillabaisse and duck confit)although the broccoli puree was a strange addition to the plate,3 green dollops that tasted like olive oil. My husbands main of a shredded beef pasta was just lacking any interesting flavour. It was very blah. The desserts were nothing special either. Each of our plates had a fresh sliced strawberry and then inexplicably a strawberry that seemed to have been thawed out,in other words a slimy blob. Very confusing in contrast to the fresh one.Service was off as well. For an evening out that we had been looking forward to, it was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Valentine's menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Spectacular Valentine's menu. Best restaurant in Victoria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    The saving grace for the restaurant during our lunch was the view. Otherwise the food was ho hum and sparse with more lettuce than anything else. Service was timely as there was snow in Victoria and not a lot of people downtown. However the servers and atmosphere all seemed a bit tense. I was disappointed as I had recommended the venue to my visiting business guests and I know there are other restaurants that would have made their visit memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There were 10 of us in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    There were 10 of us in the party and we all enjoyed the brunch. Your selection was excellent. I myself found your eggs benie excellent. Our server, Tina was great ensuring that we all had enough coffee; water and juice. Also she was very attentive to removing plates from our table after eating. This was the first time for us and we will definitely attend again for meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate