The Veranda

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 Quintessentially, the best place in Victoria! 

No visit to Victoria should be without a seat on The Veranda at Fairmont Empress;  - front and centre to the sparkling Inner Harbour. Located just under the "Empress" sign and a brief walk from Victoria's cruise ship terminal, shopping and attraction centres, The Veranda is the perfect setting for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the sights and sounds while overlooking Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour. 

 The talented Culinary Team at Fairmont Empress have created a sumptuous farm-to-table menu featuring some of Vancouver Island's finest ingredients for your dining experience. Whether to lounge with a martini, have an afternoon nibbly or a sumptuous meal, guests will enjoy the best view of Victoria from the famous Veranda. From the vine-hugged arches, guests can enjoy a picturesque view of the Legislative Buildings and a bottle of award-winning British Columbia wine.

EMPRESS INSIDER TIP: Try the Empress 1908 martini and the lobster roll. The Empress 1908 is an Empress Tea-infused vodka martini with lemon juice, a frothy egg white and served with a mini Afternoon Tea scone. This pairs well with the Oceanwise Lobster Roll, new for summer.

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Hours of Operation

The Veranda is now closed for the season and will re-open in May 2016.
Usual hours of operation are 11:30am to dusk or chilly; - whichever comes first. The Veranda provides heaters, wraps and sun shades for your enjoyment.

The Veranda is available for private functions for breakfast events May to September, and all others times from October to April, please contact our Catering and Conference Services Department for details at 250 384 8111.

Dress Code

The Veranda welcomes all guests and resort casual attire is suggested. For your enjoyment, The Veranda is a non smoking area.


Seating is on a first come first served basis.
For information, please call Dining Reservations at 250 389 2727.


Menu coming May 2016!

Please Note

For your pleasure and comfort, The Veranda offers heaters, wraps, sun shades and shade umbrellas. The Veranda receives the afternoon sun and sunglasses are suggested.

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