• Q at The Empress
  • Q Bar
  • Lobby Lounge

Fairmont Empress presents a vibrant variety of dining experiences found throughout the iconic hotel. Enhance your stay with our offerings that focus on fresh ingredients, celebrate local producers, and showcase sophisticated, timeless spaces.

Q at The Empress – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in the most storied room in Victoria and a must-visit culinary experience.

Q Bar – Open from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m with superb culinary offerings until midnight. Features a vibrant selection of signature cocktails, an extensive wine list and enticing local craft beers on tap

Lobby Lounge – Chic and sophisticated, home of world renowned Tea at the Empress as well as an elegant evening menu and cocktail service.

Tea at the Empress – An absolute must attend event on Vancouver Island. Steeped in history with a modern chic ambiance highlighted by a selection of 21 loose leaf teas, including our famous Empress Blend.

Learn more about Executive Chef, Morgan Wilson. 

Click here to view upcoming culinary events.

Whether an intimate gathering for twenty or a lavish gala for hundreds, our Catering and Conference Services Team is here to plan your special event with all the right touches. Click here to contact us.

A sought after destination for generations, Fairmont Empress is your perfect venue for the special day. Elegant ballrooms and spaces are waiting to be transformed into the wedding of your dreams. Click here to see our versatile venue for your wedding. 


The bees reside onsite seasonally May to August; learn more about the hotel's bee program.

Created using fresh and nutritionally balanced ingredients, Fairmont Lifestyle Cuisine dishes contribute to optimal health and wellness. Additionally, we are pleased to offer you Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, nutritious meals catering to guests with specific diet-dependent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and gluten-free, as well as unique dietary preferences including, macrobiotic, raw and vegan diets. Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menus are available for functions large and small,  in all our meetings and event destinations around the world. for more information, please visit fairmont.com/lifestyle-cuisine-plus

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