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Comfort food for fall

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After a summer of light, tasty salads and light, refreshing bevvies with your barbecue, fall’s crisp, cool days beg for the warmth of a little comfort food.

Good news for our guests: it doesn’t get any better than Victoria for a little home cooking away from home.

From the roasted chicken with fries and gravy to the C.A.B. Chuck Burger with cheddar, mushrooms, smoked ketchup, Portofino pretzel bun and house-made purple potato chips, Lure Restaurant at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort knows how to craft hearty dining options with style.

With dishes like pulled pork ragu, buttermilk fried chicken and bison meatloaf with peas and gravy, the Galloping Goose Grille has turned good home cooking into an art form. Hungry for breakfast? Just try choosing from options like Caramel Apple Pancakes, Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Omelette, and the Galloping Goose Breakfast Bunwich with fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and garlic mayo in a brioche bun.

If a sizzling steak, served with seasonal vegetables and savoury potato options has your mouth watering, a visit to the Keg is a must. With brick-lined walls and a warm, inviting setting, the Keg is the perfect place to settle in for a romantic meal for two or to gather with friends for drinks and appies.

Sensational Seafood

As a city by the sea, you know Victorians will be serving up some stellar seafood. And the locals know that it doesn’t get any better than the Marina Restaurant, on the water in the picturesque community of Oak Bay, and Nautical Nellies, steps from the Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown.

At the Marina, Chef Jeff Keenliside creates a varied menu in which local, sustainable seafood enjoys a starring role, such as seared Qualicum scallops, steamed fresh Dungeness crab and grilled wild salmon. Prefer a Japanese take on your seafood? Simply cast your eyes over the extensive sushi menu to find your favourites.

As one of the city’s best steak and seafood restaurants, Nautical Nellies offers a menu catering to a wide variety of tastes, but seafood fans will definitely find much to please the palate, including Prince Edward Island mussels, petite cioppino soup and lobster and avocado tacos. Oyster fan? Be sure a visit to the Oyster Bar is on your “to-do” list.


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