• fairmont empress culinary offers

Sip, Savour and Mingle at the Empress

 Lasting memories with loved ones happen here bite by bite, sip by sip, side by side.

restaurant seating area with purple portraits of Queen Victoria

Q at the Empress

A nod to Queen Victoria with a modern twist on royalty, this must-visit culinary experience is located in the most storied room in Victoria. Led by the culinary direction of Executive Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at the Empress showcases the best of British Columbia’s farmers and artisans, utilizing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that pay homage to the fresh and abundant flavours of the Pacific Northwest.

Q Bar

The bold royal sibling of our Q Restaurant, Q Bar is home to inspired cocktails, artisan beers, locally crafted Empress 1908 Gin and the best BC Martini on the coast, Q Bar is the perfect place to create new memories and celebrate day or night.

tea, pastries and champagne flutes set on a marble table

Afternoon Tea at the Empress

A grand tradition for over a century, we have served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Reinvigorated in our timeless, sophisticated Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress will continue this quintessentially Victoria experience.

The Veranda

Offering the best sunset and harbour views in Victoria, let the Veranda be your next go-to patio spot.

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In-Room Dining

Delicious food, delivered right to your room. Choose from an extensive selection of comfort foods, tasty light meals and signature gourmet dishes.

buffet with self-serve vegetables and meat

Culinary Expertise

Creative, sophisticated fare with signature flourish and local flair is our focus. Inspired by Fairmont Empress’ iconic architecture and Pacific Northwest Coastal luxury, our award-winning chefs translate that distinctive flavor from place to plate making for a luxury dining experience unique only to Victoria.