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Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

177 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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At Spinnaker�s Gastro Brewpub in Victoria, you�ll find meals made using fresh and local ingredients, inspired by classic pub favorites. Spinnaker�s Gastro Brewpub offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu to ensure no matter what time of the day you stop by you�ll find something delicious.

For lunch or dinner at Spinnaker�s Gastro Brewpub you can try one of the shared plates, perfect for a meal with friends and family, like Spinnaker�s cured meat and cheese plates. For the main course, try one of the hand-crafted panini sandwiches, like the three-cheese panini and chicken club. Don�t forget about dessert, like a three-truffle tasting plate.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

We currently do not take reservations after 6:15 PM, but we are available for walk-ins.
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Phone number
(250) 386-2739
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alison Ryan
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Private party facilities
Amazing ales and fresh local foods for your event in our harbour facing restaurant. Our Guest Houses are a special part of Spinnakers that we are all very proud of. Our guests can stay in a comfortable heritage or contemporary house, steps from our restaurant and brewpub.
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Private party contact
Jill Kissick Event Coordinator: (888) 413-3913
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Cross street
Esquimalt Road
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Parking details
45 on-site parking spaces with ample on street parking. All free of charge.

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Public transit
The BC Transit #25 public city bus stops directly in front of Spinnakers. Big bus hop on/hop off service also stops directly in front of the property. Akal Airporter service from Victoria International airport is available, with drop off on site. The Victoria Harbour Ferries stop is a short 5-minute walk away, ask the captain for directions.
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Occasionally we feature local musicians, mostly acoustical in the taproom on the upper level. Check our website or our newsletter for details.
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Special events & promotions
We are happy to host special events in our dining room for groups of up to 100 guests. A-La-Carte or set-priced menus are available for you to choose from. Please contact Jill Kissick to book your special event. Please note that a 15% tip is automatically applied to bills for groups of 12 or more.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCKPD (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

We came for lunch and had to wait for over 20 minutes before our waiter even came to our table to take our drink order. Completely unacceptable. I love the location of this place, the views are stunning, and the food is good, but unfortunately the experience was ruined by one terrible waiter.

jimd (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

We go to spinnakers about once a month. Food is decent and is well priced. Good ever changing beer and wine menu.

This occasion we had an order of salt and pepper wings to start. They were really good. I had the steak frites, it was also quite good. My wife had the fish and chips, unfortunately it was over cooked and the batter was soggy, perhaps the oil wasn't hot enough.

Overall still a great night at a reasonable price. Excellent views and a good atmosphere. Helpful staff.

JoelVic86 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2015

Went to Spinnakers with some friends for my birthday party. As usual, Spinnakers had a vast beer selection as well as a large cocktail, wine, and cider selection. The drinks and food was great didn't hear any negative remarks regarding them from my friends. The only strange thing was the service at first it was pretty slow, but got more consistent later in the night. When it became time to pay our bill our server was totally confused and came to the table with a bill and then had us all recite our orders to her. She had forgotten things and had items mixed up. After what was another long wait trying to pay our bill we just went up to the bar recited our orders again and paid up. Spinnakers is always consistent with the food and drinks so I will be back, just the service was a bit off a few days ago!

delejos (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2015

If you want a place with good food and not too far from downtown, this is it. If you make a reservation you can get a window seat with a good ocean view, probably one of the very few places in Victoria with an ocean view at reasonable prices.

StevieB (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

We go to Spinnaker's fairly regularly and it doesn't disappoint. It's high end pub food with a northwest slant (lots of salmon choices, for example). I'm also a fan of the beer there. I'm not sure it's quite a foodie destination, but the quality is there - we chose this place as our New Year's Eve dinner spot.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

Spinnakers is a wonderful pub/restaurant that offers great local food, a fantastic selection of tasty beer and luckily for us, within walking distance from downtown Victoria.

Famdoc (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2014

Warm atmosphere and eclectic dishes. A few items were not available as advertised which was a bit of a downer, but great setting on the bay and alive at any hour.

LoveGoodFood (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2014

The food at Spinnakers has been consistently excellent for the last several years. The flavour, presentation and quality of ingredients all make for delicious food.

NeighbourBill (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2014

We live virtually next door to Spinnakers. Over the past two years, the food quality has slipped. On our latest visit, one of the meals was cold, and one was incomplete. The special of the evening was tasty. Soup was cold. As a Brewpub, they have some spectacular brews, except that they run out of them. The wine is just wine, but, they had run out of the house pinot grigio which seems strange given that they own and run a Wine shop only a few blocks away.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2014

the best/freshest salad I have had in years! The food overall was GREAT.

Familypeople (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 2014

Went with a group of 8 total and found that the beer was enjoyed by some, but not all. The beer didn't stand out as some other local/regional brews in the area. We all found the food tasty, but the service was painfully slow and the waitress seemed ignorant of at least saying "I'm sorry you have to wait." She was nice enough when talking with us, but the management could greatly benefit from more servers - it wasn't that crowded and we felt ignored quite a bit even though we were sitting along a traffic route. Yes, a larger group, but not enormous and the server just didn't know how to let us know in a more professional manner that she cared but was busy. Very good veggie burger, by the way!

discerningdiner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 3, 2014

outstanding microbrews and quality food! Location is outside downtown, which may be a trek but its tranquil setting on lime bay is worth it. Best beers ever!

MaryF (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2014

Although the server thought is was awesome, the spinach salad with goat cheese, the dressing was bland, and needed
more zip, it was boring, and a disappointment, and I am big on salads. Easy to fix.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2014

Sweltering temperature inside. The food was over cooked and dry. The pizza was awful. The halibut was overdone. The burgers were dry and the fries were tough. The beer was good. The portions were very small for the amount paid in comparison to nearby establishments. Our server was very nice and attentive. We had received many recommendations to give it a try, wished we hadn't.

firechief (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

Visisted this rest/pub several years ago. When I knew I was coming back for a conference with a friend who had never visisted the Island, I knew we had to go here. While enjoyable, the food and beer was not as good.