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Q at the Empress - A Must-Visit Culinary Experience in Victoria

Savour authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine and sip on top vintages in the most storied room in Victoria.

A cheeky nod to Queen and country with a modern twist on Royalty, Q at the Empress restaurant retains the iconic architectural integrity of its 1908 roots, boasting a cherry wood ceiling and spectacularly detailed mouldings blended with contemporary and modern design.

721 Government St
Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

Breakfast open daily 6:30 - 11:00am
Dinner open daily 5:30 - 9:00pm

250 384 8111

man cutting meat

Our Chef

At Q at the Empress, our expert culinary team offers distinct culinary perspective that celebrates the freshest regional ingredients and partnerships with local farmers and artisans. Our wine program features an excellent selection of prime vintages from British Columbia and from around the globe, guiding you to your favourites or helping you discover new varietals.

charcuterie board, meatballs, and two casserole dishes with roasted meat and vegetables

Our Menu

Open for breakfast and dinner, Q at the Empress’s carefully curated menu delivers an array of experiences to suit your individual mood and preferences.