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Agrius is an organic restaurant. Created in 2015 as an extension to the Fol Epi Organic Bakery, and using the Fol Epi baguette as our golden standard, we try to showcase the high quality local and sustainably sourced ingredients available to us here on Vancouver Island. Our meat is all raised here in BC. We believe in in whole animal butchery, all of our animals are broken down on site, or a few blocks away by our friends and Farm+Field Butchers. We also use seasonal produce predominantly grown on farms here on Vancouver Island, and we take pride in having a personal relationship with all of the farmers, ranchers, fisheries, foragers and suppliers we deal with.
Victoria, BC V8W 1L4
Organic, Contemporary French, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Every Day - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$30 and under
We have street parking outside the restaurant which is free after 6PM, as well as a public parkade on Johnson Street, which is just through the alley from our restaurant. From Monday to Saturday the parkade is free for the first hour, after which it costs $2 per hour, and then free again and after 6PM. Both the street and the parkade are free all day Sunday.
We are a half block away from most major downtown transit stops.
Private Party Facilities:
Agrius is able to accommodate groups of 8 to 10 in our dining room, however for groups of this size we require the party commit to one of our set menus. For samples of these, please email us.
We also have a Private Dining Room available for groups of 11-18 people. To make use of the PDR, we require groups to commit to one of our set menus, as well as our large party booking policy. To inquire about this please email us.
Agrius is available for private bookings for groups from 45 to 100 guests. For information regarding our private booking options, please email us.
Private Party Contact:
Benjamin Anderson: (778) 265-6312
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Agrius Ratings and Reviews
Certainly has the eye candy for todays cafe style of informal great quality eating. The menu for brunch was diverse enough to satisfy our group of 4. The food was well prepared, tasty and all our plates appearances ware convincing. Care taken in the kitchen was obvious. Friendlyl staff members asked us often if our meals were fine.
Pros: menu is diverse, food well prepared & tasty, ambiance/design is 1st class. Price for what you get is spot on. Great draught beer selection.
Cons: wine list by the glass is too limited, and 2 small points: waitress involved herself in our private conversation...thats a no no, and a beard hair found on one of our plates at the end of the meal...yuk!...didn't say anything at he time... the 2 bearded kit staff should have worn beard nets.
We had a wonderful dinner at Agrius. The six of us have very diverse food needs re allergies, diets, tastes. Everyone was able to find just the right meal, and a few substitutions were appreciated and graciously provided. Becoming one of our favourite dining places in Victoria, and we are very fussy.
The food was amazing. All the ingredients fresh and they just sang together. Each and every dish delectable, but I have to make a special mention of the dessert. The dessert was a work of art, must save room for it! We had a child with us and the staff was very friendly about accommodating, but I would not say that it is necessarily a family restaurant, more of an upscale small space one, although if well behaved, I am sure it would be ok.
We celebrated our daughter Rebecca's graduation here and it was a wonderful evening! The food is delicious, lots of variety and great combinations! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and her recommendations were superb! The atmosphere was fun and we were able to chat, hear each other and have lots of fun! I would recommend this restaurant as it is one of the best and an experience you all need! Cheers to all at Agrius!
I was excited to try this restaurant and the four course meal. The space is nice and lively. Service was friendly and reasonably attentive. Wine pairings arrived far in advance of each course and were almost consumed by the time each course arrived.
The biggest disappointment was the food. Some items were good [definitely not outstanding], but there were a number of items that just didn’t hit the mark for me.
I wouldn’t try it again, but the combination of the atmosphere, service and $ value made it an “alright” experience. Again, not great but just alright.
The food is excellent but a central problem right now with the restaurant is that their ventilation system is not working at all. We had a nice brunch there, but I had to go home and change clothes before going to work and there was a terrible smell of fried food that stuck in my clothes for days. I would not recommend the restaurant for this reason until they upgrade their ventilation system.
Everything we ate was amazing. I had the duck and honestly it was the best I've ever had. My husband has the halibut and he loved it. My son had the pork chop and it was delicious. We had great cocktails and BC wine. The bread- don't get me started. So good. And we got a baguette at the end of the night! So cool! The staff were very friendly and worked hard. I would love to come back!
Firstly the food was probably the most flavourful food I've ever eaten anywhere. Or I should say equal to other very fine food prepared by chefs. Definitely in my top 3. Ever. A comfortable place. All the tables were full. Bustling busy. Great service - you know when it's perfect. You don't want for anything but they don't hover. There were four of us and we had the 7 course tasting menu. Every course was exquisite and bursting with flavor. Lovely presentation. Friendly staff but serious (in a good way) about doing their best. My husband was facing the kitchen and loved watching the cooks at work.
My sister and I went here during a weekend retreat to Victoria from Seattle and were absolutely blown away by the tasting menus! We shared one of each and, along with the masterful yummy cocktails from our charming bartender Wiley, savored each mouthful! I wish we had an Olo in Seattle, it's really one of the best dinners I've ever had. Highly, highly recommend!
We were astonished by how good everything was. We thought the main dishes were great, and then the dessert blew us away...a selection of fruit sorbets with delicate and amazing flavors. All told, one of the best dining experiences we have ever had, at extremely reasonable prices. Our only complaint would be the noise level.
Very enjoyable experience. Atmosphere is casual although you wouldn't feel out of place in a blazer. Food was all very good. We we're looking forward to the 4 course tasting menu but the options presented did not appeal to us and so we chose to just order from the menu instead. Overall, would recommend and will go back.
The menu was very interesting but some dishes didn't work. They need a better farm salad starter, the ratio on the strawberry and Lardo salad was off - too much lardo compared to other components. Steelhead starter was excellent. Halibut main was superb- best halibut I've had. In contrast the crab spaghetti was one of the worse dishes I've ever had- pasta was clumpy and overcooked, dish was oversauced and overlooked so felt like mush and herbs were heavy handed . We left about half of it and gave feedback to waiter but he just brushed it off.
We tried the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was amongst the worst meals we have ever eaten out and it cost us over $350! We were very disappointed with the food. Several of the dishes were not edible. The flavours were underwhelming and the cuts of meat were very fatty and below the standard one expects for the price and class of restaurant. We will not be returning to Agrius.
Incredible all around! Food was fabulous. Service was fabulous! And drinks were fabulous. Eating and drinking my way thru Victoria on a working holiday and had the privilege of eating here. The server and kitchen went out of their way to make the tasting menu pescatarian just for us! Eat here! And come back to the bakery in the morning !
We had the four-course kitchen tasting set-menu with wine pairings (a seven-course is also available). The good was really good, and the wine pairings were bang on. It's expensive for a Victoria restaurant (lots and lots of good restaurants to choose from, and plenty that embrace the farm-to-table ethos), but the quality of the food made that okay. The ambiance is okay. Wait-staff were friendly and professional - but pretty busy. It was a little weird that Open Table said we couldn't reserve at the time we wanted, but our meal stretched out into that time and there were still a couple of places available.
First - the wine. We chose a less expensive wine because we have had the varietal in Spain and enjoyed it. The wine we got, though, was poor. Good restaurants should not offer poor wine.
The ingredients were of good quality. The combination of these ingredents in the dishes, though, often seemed more for menu description and plate presentation than for enhancing the overall tastes of the combined ingredients. We were definitely underwhelmed.
We had an unbelievable meal there on Saturday night. Our waitress was outstanding, making sure we had a chance to savour every dish without feeling rushed. The martinis, made with local spirits, were out of this world, and the wine pairing was also excellent. What can I say, we just found our new favourite restaurant :)
Went for early brunch and it was good (eggs benny for me and my partner). Bennies were GOOD for both the classic and creative options, but didn't like it on the baguette so much (too bready). The hash browns were really really salty (and I love salt) and the ketchup they brought for us was about a 1 tablespoon serving for 2 adults. Also I was having trouble deciding about whether to get the hash browns or salad with my benny and the server said she can do half-half... when the plates came, I saw that I had much less than half of the hashbrowns on my partners plate, and the tiniest bit of greens (compared to full greens in photos it was also less than half).... and then the bill came and they charge 2 dollars, which I was unaware as she just offered it without mentioning this (and I didn't have a chance to see it on the menu) and then you get much less than half of the portions of hash and salad (maybe about a 3rd of each). This really annoys me when restaurants do this, just don't give the option if you are going to charge more for less food, especially since it is not plated out special or anything, just plain greens and hashbrowns plopped onto a plate... oh well.
The coffees both espresso based and regular coffees were the best i've had in a while - but the coffee was brought spilled over onto the saucer and dripping all over and the server knew this and just left it all messy and dripping.
We also got an order of pickles, they were ok, but seemed small and was missing the cauliflower that we were told it would have, and then when I was leaving saw another plate of pickles which had more and included the cauliflower, so not sure what happened there but a bit disappointing.
Overall, it was really good for a brunch, server was nice enough but I think there are better brunch options and maybe save this one for a dinner instead.
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