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Solo dining recs for Victoria

CarrieWas218 | Apr 30, 201109:02 AM     10

I'm heading to Victoria from Napa for my birthday at the end of May. Arriving on the early morning ferry, my first stop will be for tea at The Empress as that is something my mother had always wanted for me so to honour her memory, a first day's lunch is taken care of.

I will have two dinners and two other lunches open to me with breakfast covered by the B&B I'm staying at. I imagine I might be so full from the breakfasts that the lunches could be light. I am entirely relying on my feet for transportation, but it looks as though the entire city is very walkable.

I did a search and the only threads for solo dining Victoria showed posts from 2007. I am an adventurous eater and willing to try anything but am interested in local favorites; seafood, I imagine?

I looked at the menu for Cafe Brio and it looks so similar to what I can get in Napa, except the cheese! I would love to sample local cheeses! Aura Waterfront looks interesting but I am not necessarily married to haute cuisine if there are local favorites to commend themselves!

Lastly, I have dined alone at many of the world's finest restaurants and have no problem pulling out a book while sitting through and enjoying a lengthy tasting menu. And I should add that I will be arriving on a Monday; I know a lot of restaurants are closed on Sundays or Mondays so these meals are for Monday and Tuesday with a last lunch on Wednesday.

Thanks in advance! Happy to provide San Francisco and Napa recommendations to any who head this way!

Cafe Brio
944 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V3K2, CA

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