Attractively situated on six acres where chef Pierre Koffel and wife Bev have created something akin to a private waterfront club. From a consommé au citron ($10) to rabbit stew with prunes ($35) or veal sweetbreads ($35), this is classic French given new life, never nouvelle in portions. Plan on a leisurely lunch or dinner. Soufflés for dessert, made to order ($12). Novella-sized wine list... more
Perched on a grassy bank overlooking a beautiful inlet, Deep Cove is where to come for a classic fine-dining experience, particularly for special occasions. Top-notch service makes the superb menu even more memorable, and if you have any leanings for oenophilia, the cellar boasts some 18,000 bottles in its reserve. The a la carte menu selections can add up to be pricey (duck bouillon en croute... more
Not only a superb restaurant hidden away on the West Coast of the Saanich Peninsular north of Victoria, BC, (on the other side of the peninsular from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal) but the ideal venue for a wedding or celebration. Patrons fly in from the mainland and Washington State by helicopter or float plane, enjoy a gourmet experience for... more
This is absolutely the best restaurant I've found on Vancouver Island and I've eaten at others there that get more press and awards. The Chalet is located on a beautiful cove in Sydney, BC, about 25 minutes from downtown Victoria. It is definitely worth the trip. If the weather permits you should request a table in the garden. In July... more
Attended a wedding here recently and was a fabulous experience. The grounds and ocean view were just wonderful. Beautiful view from the chalet where we had dinner. There were several choices for main course for the dinner. I chose the rack of lamb medium rare and it was perfect. Others at the table were equally as happy with their selections... more
Amazing menu. Near perfection in preparation and service.
The chalet is a bit of a drive from Victoria, but a waterfront location on Deep Cove and a classic menu make it worth the trip. This traditional restaurant beautifully presents all of your favorites, including escargot, cheese soufflé and beef Wellington. For something a bit different, try scrambled eggs with caviar or a bowl of exquisite truffle soup. Delicious desserts include cherries... more