Relax With Some Jazz
Overlooking our stately gardens, the richly appointed Bengal Lounge offers not only a delicious curry lunch and dinner buffet but also an impressive international a la carte menu. Cocktail and martini aficionados will appreciate our vast selection of signature drinks. Enjoy live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights in the Bengal Lounge. Melt into one of our luxurious leather couches, sip one of our signature martinis and enjoy the music.
Local Pubs / Nightlife
Spinnakers is Canada’s oldest brewpub and a pioneer of North American craft brewing. Spinnakers not only boast fabulous brews, but also extraordinary views of the inner harbor and amazing local fare (pacific west coast). 308 Catherine Street.
Swan’s is a warm & friendly Brewpub alive with unique character, comfortable heritage surroundings of oak, original brick as well as stunning one of a kind display of original artwork and First Nations’ Carvings. 506 Pandora Avenue.
Canoe Brewpub is a great spot to either enjoy the patio overlooking the harbor, the indoor bar and/or the restaurant. 450 Swift Street.
Hugo’s has a great collection of in-house hand crafted beer. On the weekends they cater to a top 40’s club and lounge atmosphere. 625 Courtney Street.
Other Pubs / Lounges of interest
Irish Times Pub beautifully restored Heritage building featuring live music nightly. 1200 Government Street
The Stickey Wicket and Rooftop offers a sports pub, games room, and dance club with rooftop volleyball all within the same building. 919 Douglas Street.
Darcy’s very popular Irish Pub with a house band. 1127 Wharf Street.
The Mint Lounge/ Restaurant has a live dj and eastern Asia inspired menu. 1414 Douglas Street.
Smith’s English Pub with dj and sports broadcasts. Caters to University crown on weekends. Courtney and Blanshard Street.
Dinner in the Empress Room showcases the finest ingredients that British Columbia and Vancouver Island have to offer – fresh seafood, artisan cheeses and farm fresh produce. Complete your culinary experience with a sumptuous dessert prepared by award winning Pastry Chef D’oyen Christie.
Just want to stay in for the evening and enjoy a movie? What a great way to take advantage of your lavishly appointed guestroom. Get cozy in your Fairmont Empress robe and enjoy snacks or a light dinner from our extensive In Room Dining menu. Take in a current release on pay per view in the comfort of your room.
Victoria is a food lover’s paradise. We boast the second most number of restaurants per capita in all of North America. You don’t have to walk far to stumble on wonder, award winning restaurants. These include:
The Aerie 743-4055
Spectacle Lake Rd. - 35 min. drive
Il Terrazzo 361-0028
555 Johnson St. - 10 min. walk
515 Yates St. - 10 min. walk
512 Yates St. - 10 min. walk
Brasserie L’Ecole 475-6260
1715 Government St. - 15 min. walk
Deep Cove Chalet 656-3541
11190 Chalet Rd. - 35 min. drive
PACIFIC NORTHWEST (Regional)
Cafe Brio 383-0009
944 Fort St. - 15 min. walk
45 Bastion Square - 5 min. walk
Sooke Harbour House 642-3421
1521 Whiffen Spit Rd. - 1 hour drive
Wild Saffron 361-3310
Swans Hotel - 15 min. walk
Rosemead Dining Room 412-7673
429 Lampson St.(Esquimalt) - 10 min. drive
614 Humboldt St. - 2 min. walk
Blue Crab 480-1999
146 Kingston St. - 10 min. walk
Barkley’s (Steak & Seafood) 382-7111
Executive House Hotel - 5 min. walk
Delta Ocean Point Resort - 15 min. walk
Nautical Nellie’s 380-2260
1001 Wharf St. - 5 min. walk
J & J Wonton Noodle House 383-0680
1012 Fort St. - 15 min. walk
Don Mee’s 383-1032
538 Fisgard St. - 15 min. walk
Japanese Village (Teppan) 382-5165
734 Broughton St. - 5 min. walk
940 Fort St. - 15 min. walk
980 Blanshard St. - 10 min. walk
100-1619 Store St. - 15 min. walk
Bengal Lounge (Fine Curry Buffet) 384-8111
The Fairmont Empress - Lobby Level
Da Tan door (East Indian) 384-6333
1010 Fort St. - 15 min. walk
Sookjai Thai 383-9945
893 Fort St. - 15 min. walk
Milo’s (Greek) 382-4422
716 Burdett Ave. - 5 min. walk