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Best Fine Dining In Victoria

Drink, eat, celebrate, mingle

Fairmont Empress is closed for scheduled mechanical upgrades and will reopen April 1, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you then.

Dress up like a duchess for traditional Afternoon Tea over decadent cakes and pastries. Or join the jaunty crowd for craft G&Ts spiked with fir sprigs and take a seat on a cushioned banquette in Victoria’s most storied dining room. Sample our unapologetically unfussy Pacific Northwest kitchen, with succulent seafood delicacies just plucked from the sea and a focus on field-to-fork fresh.

Our signature Q at The Empress restaurant and it-spot Q Bar exude ambiance in spades — with a nod to heritage in cheeky contemporary style. Sip ‘n swirl the finest BC and global vintages at Wine Spectator-lauded Q and explore inventive mixology a la “the best martini on the coast,” and of course, our signature Empress 1908 Gin. (And yes, it is purple.)

Get the story the small-batch Empress Gin, a botanical chameleon that changes hues when mixed, and local collaboration inspired by the Empress Afternoon Tea ritual.

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Assortment of food including popcorn, charcuterie, oysters and burger with fries

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Afternoon Tea set up with Champagne

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