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Drink, eat, celebrate, mingle

In accordance with the newly revised BC Public Health Order, effective midnight on March 29, 2021, indoor dining is not available. Therefore, Q at the Empress Restaurant, Q Bar and Tea at the Empress are currently closed for sit-down dining. However, our Veranda as well as delicious In Room Dining and exceptional to-go options are available. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. To learn more about how we are keeping you safe and well, visit

We’ve missed having you at our table, and look forward to welcoming our friends, family and community back to dine with us again when its safe.

Couple enjoying a meal on the Veranda


Let the Veranda be your next go-to patio spot. This coveted spot is the ideal location for stunning views, flavourful food, craft cocktails, thoughtful service and unforgettable experiences.

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Boxing Day Brunch

q at the empress

Our carefully curated menu features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings.

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

in-room dining

While our restaurants are currently closed for seated dining experiences, we are happy to offer hotel guests our delicious Q menu items, delivered to your room or packed up to go!

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bartender pouring a cocktail

q bar

Home to inspired cocktails, artisan beers, locally crafted Empress 1908 Gin and the best BC Martini on the coast

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photo by jenn chan


The iconic afternoon tea at Fairmont Empress is now available to go. It’s tea your way!

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Afternoon Tea at the Empress


Ready the royal treatment? We’ve been pouring traditional Afternoon Tea for 113 years and counting.

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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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