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Seagrille Seafood & Sushi (At Brentwood Bay Resort)

Seagrille Seafood & Sushi (At Brentwood Bay Resort)

Victoria’s Most Spectacular Oceanfront Restaurant

Our culinary philosophy is simple… we are passionate about local produce, seafood, sushi and wine.

From local fish & prawns, the finest sushi & sashimi to BC’s grown bison and lamb…it is all offered in a fresh new approach to pacific rim cuisine.

Seasonally inspired ingredients harvested from the sea and grown fresh on Vancouver Island…simply as nature intended. A temptation of flavours, colours and textures artfully paired with region’s finest wines.

Watch our highly trained Japanese sushi chef’s prepare amazing creations right before your eyes at the Sushi & Sake Bar which is open daily for lunch & dinner.

Try the chef’s new seasonally inspired 3-Course menu for just $39.

Seagrille is open for dinner daily from 5:30pm until 9:00pm and until 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Dinner reservations recommended: Call 250.544.2079 or email reservations@brentwoodbayresort.com

Experience Easter Sunday Brunch at Brentwood Bay Resort

Join us for Easter Sunday Brunch in the Seagrille from 10:30 to 2:30 on Sunday, March 31st. We will feature an a la Carte Brunch Menu and will be open for Sunday Brunch every Sunday after that through to Oct 13th.

Breakfast on the Bay

The Seagrille is the perfect setting to start your day off right with a fireplace and spectacular views of the Saanich Inlet. Enjoy our breakfast menu with a west coast flare and indulge by choosing the three course breakfast on the bay.

Open for breakfast daily 7:30am until 10:00am.

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outdoor patio

Treat someone special to a luxurious getaway, spectacular dinner, or relaxing spa experience with a Brentwood Bay Gift Certificate valid anywhere in the resort, the choice is theirs. Now you can purchase your resort gift certificate online…just click Gift Certificates

Book Your Meeting Or Special Event Now!

For small groups or large, traditional or unconventional, the facilities at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa are unsurpassed.

Join us in the Seagrille, the Pub, or one of our private event rooms. Spectacular west coast architecture, natural light, and a seamless sense of indoor/outdoor space create a wonderful and festive atmosphere to host your business meetings, parties and events.

Contact Jackie May at sales@brentwoodbayresort.com or call 250.544.5124 to customize your experience.

Seagrille Seafood & Sushi Restaurant

Address: 849 Verdier Ave., Victoria

Phone: (250) 544-2079

Website: www.brentwoodbayresort.com/seagrille

Sushi and Sake Bar

Highly Trained Japanese Sushi Chef's Prepare Amazing Creations Right Before Your Eyes

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A Fresh New Approach To Pacific Rim Cuisine

Enjoy Spectacular Views of the Saanich Inlet

Enjoy Spectacular Views of the Saanich Inlet


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Brentwood Bay Pub (At Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa)

Brentwood Bay Pub (At Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa)

Join the Brentwood Bay Pub for a hearty West Coast menu and a great selection of local craft beers, regional wines and specialty coffees.

All your pub favorites from appies, to fire grilled burgers, steaks, local seafood, sandwiches and gourmet wood oven pizzas.

The perfect place to gather with friends, this is a dramatic space overlooking the Marina with soaring windows, Douglas fir timbers, a huge fireplace, expansive heated patios and an outdoor fire pit.

Snappy Hour… 1/2 price appies every Monday through Thursday afternoons 3-5 pm and evenings 8-10pm.

Cold packaged beer & wine off-sales are available to take home from the Pub everyday 11:30am to 11:00pm.

Sushi & Sake Bar

Our highly trained Japanese sushi chefs create an authentic “west coast” experience with fresh locally caught seafood. Pair with the finest premium sake…Victoria’s Best Sushi! Available daily for LUNCH & DINNER.

$3 Drink Specials every Wednesday

Drink specials all day and night every Wednesday with $3 draft beer and house wines.

Get You and Your Car Home Safely

Brentwood Bay Resort has partnered with DriveSmart Victoria to offer you $5 off their driving service. For the price of a taxi ride, one of DriveSmart’s professional drivers will take you home in your car, while another follows behind. Enjoy a night out at our pub or restaurant without worry; you have a safe ride back. Ask your server for a $5 off coupon.

Brentwood Bay Pub

Address: 849 Verdier Ave., Victoria

Phone: (250) 544-5102

Open for lunch, dinner & drinks!
Hours: Sun – Thurs 11:30 am – 11 pm
Fri & Sat 11:30 am – Midnight

Price: $$$ ($15 – $25 per entree)

Dress: Casual

Website: www.brentwoodbayresort.com/pub

Victoria's Best Sushi

Enjoy Victoria's Best Sushi At Brentwood Bay Pub

Outdoor Patio At Brentwood Bay Pub

The Perfect Place to Gather With Friends


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Rooftop Surfclub – Strathcona Hotel

Rooftop Surfclub – Strathcona Hotel

If you like great pub food and a fun, beach atmosphere, you have to come up to the roof of the Sticky Wicket Pub (Strathcona Hotel) and check out the Rooftop Surfclub.

When you can’t make it to the beach, this fantastic patio that hosts the world’s only rooftop beach volleyball courts, brings the beach to you.

Though my friend Shelley and I weren’t there to play a game of volleyball this time, we were here to enjoy a long lunch and a few yummy summer drinks on a warm and sunny summer day.

As soon as we sat down I felt instantly relaxed, the way you feel when you get to the beach. It’s just a dozen or so stairs up from the street yet it really feels like you have gone much further than that.

Shark In The Water

Shark In The Water

Maybe it was all the surfboards strewn about, the palm trees, or the huge pile of sand that was off to my right, but I was ready to order my “chillin’ on the beach” drink right away.

And so, “Shark in the Water” ($5.75) was my first drink of choice, and of course I had to order it in the souvenir coconut cooler.  For an extra 2 bucks, I was one happy beachgoer.

I liked this drink, though it was not super sweet like I often order my “summer drinks”. If you like blue Curacao or blueberry vodka though, I’m pretty sure you will like it.

After gulping down my first drink, I ordered my trusty “Peach Bellini” ($6.75) which, no matter where I order this, rarely disappoints.

Thankfully I was super happy with my bellini and Shelley was also happy with her choice of drink, “Raspberry Lemonade” ($5.75).

If you are one of those non sweet tooth types, I would get what Shelley got. Okay, so enough about our girly drinks!

Steak And Goat Cheese Salad

Steak And Goat Cheese Salad

Moving on to our lunch…. I have had this before so I thought I would try the “Steak and Goat Cheese Salad” ($15.95) here at the Rooftop Surfclub and see how it compared.

My steak, which I ordered medium rare (and was delivered exactly so) came with pecan crusted goat cheese, and a green salad that I chose to have their balsamic dressing on (there were 7 choices of dressings).

Overall I was really impressed not only with the taste of everything on my plate, but also the good sized lunch portion. It was just as good, if not better than anywhere else I have had this, and I would absolutely order it again.

Shelley decided to go with “The Patio Bowl” ($14.95). This is a Japanese stir fry that is served with veggies, chow mein noodles, and warm flat bread.

You can order it with a choice of chicken (Shelley’s choice), organic tofu, sliced beef, or prawns.

The Patio Bowl

The Patio Bowl

It is also a decent sized portion for lunch so make sure you bring your appetite!

After our tasty and filling entrees, we decided to take a pause before ordering dessert. It was then that I decided to take a closer look around this great patio.

I walked over to the bar and noticed a few tables made to look like surfboards, as well as several surf boards and a disco ball hanging from above.

I smiled and remembered one time I was out here at night time and how happenin’ it was.

I had been invited to a birthday bash for a girlfriend of mine and they had reserved the volleyball court for a few hours…

Let me just say there’s nothing like having a few drinks and playing in the sand on a warm summer night!

Surfclub Bar

Surfclub Bar

After snappin’ a few pics I returned to my table and together Shelley and I decided the best dessert on the menu looked to be the “Chocolate Brownie” ($5.95).

It’s hard to compete with the chocolate brownie. First of all it’s chocolate, and for women there is no substitute.

Second, this brownie was topped with candied pecans, and was sooo warm and yummy that if I hadn’t been so polite (and full from my entree), I totally wouldn’t have shared it with anyone!!

After this fantastic ending to our very long lunch, Shelley and I both agreed we would be back to the Rooftop Surfclub again soon.

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie

We both thoroughly enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and our server too.

There really isn’t anything like this place in Victoria.

So if you’re downtown, looking for a fun place to eat and relax, think about taking a walk up the stairs above the Sticky Wicket Pub to the Rooftop Surfclub.

Unless you don’t like the beach (um, then I’m thinking you need your head checked!), you won’t be disappointed.

The only bummer about this place is you have to wait ’til May each year to enjoy it!

IN A NUTSHELL…

Food: ★★★½☆
Atmosphere: ★★★★☆
Service: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Rooftop Surfclub – Strathcona Hotel

Address: 919 Douglas St., Victoria

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone: (250) 383-7137

Hours: Open seasonally starting in May (check their website for exact date and time)

Website: www.strathconahotel.com/roofsand_.html


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Ebizo Sushi Restaurant

Ebizo Sushi Restaurant

Arriving at Ebizo Sushi Restaurant for the first time, Mark and I were greeted with a rather large line which, under normal circumstances, would have discouraged us and had us thinking “this can’t be worth the wait”.

Thankfully, prior to this first visit I had done a little reading about Ebizo Sushi and knew the consensus was the wait would be worth it. (I later found out they take reservations so next time I will make them!)

In fact, not only was Ebizo Sushi worth the wait, but due to their very efficient wait staff and fairly quick turnover, we didn’t have to wait long at all for our one o’clock lunch date.

Sushi Bar at Ebizo

Sushi Bar at Ebizo

The hostess seated us at the sushi bar as this was the only available space during the busy lunch hour.

Though this gave us less room to spread out, we got the advantage of having a front row seat to the “sushi show” which consisted of the two Ebizo sushi chefs working diligently at creating their masterpieces.

While watching these two guys you could tell they’ve been doing this for a while.

They were very quick to get the orders out and yet no dish looked as though it had been rushed.

Just about as soon as we sat down at the sushi bar, we were handed menus followed by some warm wet hand towels for us to clean our hands with.

Prawn Tempura

Prawn Tempura

It’s maybe a small thing but I love a Japanese restaurant that keeps the tradition of handing out an “oshibori” (hot towel) prior to my meal.

Ready to dive into some food, we quickly ordered some starters. I decided to try the “Prawn Tempura” ($1.75 each), and Mark got the “Miso Soup” ($1.95).

The prawns were a greater starter, with a light and crisp batter. They were a perfect way to whet my appetite without getting too full for my entree.

With so much on the Ebizo menu to choose from, we decided to order several different sushi rolls to share.

Various Sushi Rolls

Various Sushi Rolls

Our mixed plate of sushi included “Dynamite Rolls” ($5.25 for 6), “Shrimp and Avocado Rolls” ($4.95 for 6), “Spicy Salmon with Avocado Rolls” ($4.95 for 6) and “Spicy Tuna with Avocado Rolls” ($4.95 for 6).

All of our sushi was excellent and we were both impressed at the quality and freshness of the rolls. The rice was perfectly cooked and both the salmon and the tuna melted in our mouths.

I thought the rolls were a perfect size as well. Big enough to feel like you got your “bang for your buck”, but no so big that you couldn’t fit it all in your mouth and truly taste all of the ingredients.

Ricky Roll

Ricky Roll

For those of you newbie sushi eaters out there, traditionally each piece of sushi should be eaten in one bite. It is considered rude to take a bite and then return a half-eaten piece to the plate.

If you can’t eat the piece in one bite, hold it with your chopsticks until you are ready to finish… That’s assuming you’re using chopsticks. Don’t worry if you’re not as it is totally acceptable to eat sushi with your hands.

Back to our meal…Mark was especially excited about the freshness of the fish so he asked one of the chefs to recommend another roll. He said he would make Mark a “Ricky Roll” ($9.95).

This honkin’ huge roll (which was obviously not going to be eaten all in one bite!) consisted of salmon, tuna and avocado. Being able to sample the raw fish in this way really enabled us to taste the freshness of it.

Inside Ebizo Sushi

Inside Ebizo Sushi

Sashimi should literally melt in your mouth if it’s at its freshest and the tuna and salmon at Ebizo Sushi did just that.

With such excellent sashimi we would have liked to sample more but sadly both of our bellies were stuffed. We had eaten quite a bit of sushi after all and did it in a fairly short period of time.

I must say that the service at Ebizo Sushi was extremely efficient.

Even though we were in a packed restaurant for most of our meal, we didn’t notice any wait for our dishes.

Mark and I would definitely recommend Ebizo for all you sushi lovers out there, but if you’re not a huge fan of sushi, there are other Japanese items on Ebizo’s menu you might like (I also sampled the Beef Terriyaki which was good).

We had a great first visit at Ebizo Sushi and will be back again soon!

IN A NUTSHELL…

Food: ★★★★☆
Atmosphere: ★★★½☆
Service: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Ebizo Sushi Restaurant

Address: 604 Broughton St., Victoria

Phone: (250) 383-3234

Hours: Lunch: Tues – Sun, 11: 30 pm – 2 pm
Dinner: Tues – Sun, 5:30 pm – close
** Closed Mondays

Price: $$ ($10 – $15 per entree)

Reservations: Recommended

Dress: Casual

Website: Not Available


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Japanese Village Restaurant

Japanese Village Restaurant

Experience teppan-grill dining (Teppanyaki) at Japanese Village Restaurant where you watch your personal chef dazzle you with sleight-of-hand cooking and scrumptious bite-size bits of steak and seafood.

If you’re hungry, we highly recommend the“Shogun Special” ($39.50) which is an excellent steak and seafood combo.

Japanese Village Restaurant also features a sushi counter and dining room.

IN A NUTSHELL…

Food: ★★★★☆
Atmosphere: ★★★½☆
Service: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

 

Watch the video below to get a little taste of what our experience at Japanese Village was like:

Japanese Village Restaurant

Address: 734 Broughton Street, Victoria

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone: (250) 382-5165

Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 2 pm
Dinner: 5 pm – close, 7 days a week

Price: $$$ ($15 – $25 per entree)

Reservations: Highly Recommended

Dress: Casual

Website: www.japanesevillage.bc.ca

 

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Azuma Sushi Restaurant

Azuma Sushi Restaurant

So I have to admit I’m not a sushi expert. That is why, when I went to Azuma Sushi Restaurant to do a review, I brought my sushi loving friend Mark along.

When we first walked into the restaurant, we were seated right away. We were there on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and it was pretty quiet.

I imagine the lunch hours are more busy during the week as the restaurant is right downtown and convenient for working people to get to for their lunch break.

Since it wasn’t busy, I asked if we could sit in one of their “booths”. Normally one of these booths could sit probably eight people so being that there were only two of us, we had tons of room.

Booth Seating

Booth Seating

The booths are square, with a wooden bench that wraps around the table. There are cushions to sit on to you don’t get uncomfortable sitting on the wood.

Pretty much as soon as we sat down, we were served some tea, and given the menu.

There were so many things to choose from, of which most I had never tried, so I decided to ask our server what to get.

All the servers that I saw were Japanese and it seems as though English is their second language. This makes for a more authentic Japanese experience which I like.

To start, our server recommended the“Chicken Karage”($4.95) appetizer. It was basically plain chicken wings with some sesame seeds on them. To me they tasted average, and I wished there had been some sauce or something on them.

Chicken Karage

Server Recommendation

Oh, I forgot to mention we were also served some “Gekkeikan Sake”right before our appetizer. It’s a Japanese alcoholic drink made from rice.

If you’ve never had sake, it’s pretty strong so I recommend you take a little sip first as opposed to a big gulp. I don’t like it much, but Mark does so he was happy to drink mine.

For my main course, our server recommended the “Bento Box” ($7.95). I ordered mine with the Beef Teriyaki, and also added the “Assorted Tempura” for an extra $2.

Mark ordered the“Sushi Regular” ($15.95).

While we were waiting for our meals to come (which wasn’t long by the way), it was nice to hear the Japanese music in the background and watch one of the chefs behind the sushi bar working away.

The Sushi Bar At Azuma

Sushi Chef At Work

You can even sit and eat your meal at the sushi bar if you want a closer look at how the chef makes his creations.

When we were served our dishes, I was thankful to see that I was given a fork in addition to my chopsticks.

I am not the most efficient user of those eating utensils yet and when I’m really hungry, I often don’t have the patience to use them!

So my Bento Box looked pretty good. It came with beef teriyaki, some green salad, some fruit, a few pieces of assorted tempura, and some sticky rice on the side.

Tempura, in case you don’t know what it is, is simply seafood or vegetables that have been lightly battered and deep fried. My Bento Box came with some shrimp and sweet potato tempura, both of which were pretty good.

Beef Teriyaki Bento Box

Beef Teriyaki

My beef teriyaki was also good, but the rice that it came with it was even better. I love sticky rice, but this one came with a sesame sauce on it that was so yummy!

It’s weird, I wouldn’t have thought I would like a sesame sauce that much, but it was thick and a bit sweet and it really made the rice taste great.

As for Mark’s entree, his Sushi Regular came with “Hoso Maki” (thin rolls of sushi) and seven different types of sushi.

As I mentioned before, Mark loves his sushi and has eaten it at many Japanese and sushi restaurants.

He said though he wasn’t disappointed with the sushi at Azuma, he wasn’t blown away by it either.

Sushi Regular

Sushi With Hoso Maki

For dessert, we ordered the “Tempura Banana” ($4.95). You get to choose from three types of ice cream that you want with it, either coconut, green tea, or mango. We chose the coconut.

If you’ve ever had deep fried banana, it’s similar to that, but the batter is lighter.

I had never had tempura banana before but I would say this one beat all the deep fried bananas I’ve ever had. It was awesome!

The cocunut ice cream went perfectly with it too. Of course this is just personal taste, so if you don’t like cocunut I’m sure the other flavours would have gone nicely with it too.

Tempura Banana

Tasty Tempura Banana Dessert!

I would have to say the dessert was the highlight of my lunch at Azuma Sushi, and overall I would say it was a good experience. Again, the sushi wasn’t the best ever, but it was still good.

The prices were quite reasonable and so if I were in the area with a hankering for Japanese food (not necessarily sushi though), I would definitely come here again for lunch.

Just one side note… Azuma Sushi doesn’t take American Express as payment. This is a little pet peeve of mine.

In my opinion, if you are a restaurant owner downtown Victoria, you should take as many forms of payment as possible as there are many tourists from out of town and you might risk losing their business if you don’t accept all the major credit cards.

IN A NUTSHELL…

Food: ★★★☆☆
Atmosphere: ★★★½☆
Service: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Azuma Sushi Restaurant

Address: 615 Yates St., Victoria

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone: (250) 382-8768

Hours: Mon – Thurs & Sun 11 am – 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 11 pm

Price: $$ ($10 – $15 per entree)

Website: Website: www.azumasushi.ca


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Browns Socialhouse

Browns Socialhouse

Browns Socialhouse, as described by its owner Scott Morison, serves “fresh, lively, flavourful food in a room that is fun, energetic and designed to be as comfortable as my living room…but without the dog hair.”

This being my first ever visit to a Browns, I was definitely impressed with the atmosphere and agreed that it was fun, energetic and comfy all at the same time.

Although I hadn’t heard of this chain of restaurants before, with the words “Socialize” and “Eat” in lights on the walls, I had a feeling that I might like hanging out here a lot.

One Of The Comfy Booth Inside Browns

Comfy Booth

My friend Mark and I actually ended up here by total fluke. We had planned to go hang and have a few drinks and appetizers at one of our favourite lounges but it was closed.

I realize it was Sunday but come on, it’s summertime and this is downtown Victoria we are talking about!

Anyway, Browns was right nearby and we were really glad we stumbled upon it.

Inside the restaurant, I really liked the wall to wall windows and the high ceilings. I also really liked the booth that we sat in, with comfy leather “half moon’ seating.

When we first sat down and took a look at the menu, I noticed there seemed to be a bit of an Asian influence to it.

Browns Kitchen

Browns Kitchen

There was plenty of variety of American dishes, but many dishes had a Thai, Chinese, or Japanese twist to them.

I also noticed they had healthy options for eating on the menu which I thought was great.

They even had your calorie count if you needed or wanted to know.

Both Mark and I asked for drink recommendations to start. I ended up ordering a “Bellini” ($6.50) and Mark got a “Social Soda” ($6).

I thought both drinks were average. My Bellini looked really nice but I’ve definitely had better in Victoria.

I also thought for just 1 ounce, it was a bit overpriced compared to other places around town. They do have $4.50 Bellini special on Tuesday though so I guess you have to come then to get better value.

Browns Bellini

Bellini

The Social Soda was also a bit disappointing. Both Mark and I thought it tasted like a watered down Orangina (Italian pop). Maybe it’s just personal taste, but the flavour just didn’t seem to be there.

Though the drinks didn’t go off as well as we hoped, we were still very optimistic about the food.

Our very friendly server suggested two appetizers for us; the “Wicked Mushrooms” ($7) and the “Calamari Milazzo” ($11).

The mushrooms were listed as coming with spicy black pepper sauce and yes, they were spicy!

I loved the size of the serving and the nice plump mushrooms but unfortunately the spicing was too hot for me to enjoy them.

I do have a milder palate though and Mark, who likes spicy food, enjoyed the mushrooms a lot.

Next up was the calamari. I admit I haven’t had calamari much so I’m not an expert that’s for sure.

Wicked Mushrooms

Wicked Mushrooms

The dish came with what was supposed to be a “spicy” tomato dipping sauce, though I didn’t think it was that spicy. Overall we both thought this appetizer to be just okay.

The calamari seemed a bit rubbery to me but again, I’m not an expert so maybe this is the way they are supposed to be cooked?

Because I had yet to be wowed by the food I had eaten so far, we decided to order one more thing off the menu.

The “Mushroom Pizza” ($9.50 Sun and Mon special/$12.50 other days) was apparently our server’s favourite dish so we thought we would try it.

The pizza came with mushrooms, goat cheese, roasted garlic, arugula and mozzarella cheese.

Mushroom Pizza

Mushroom Pizza

This dish was the best one we tried. You could tell we both loved it because we gobbled it up super fast!

There are five other pizzas on the menu that all look good so next time I come here, I’ll have to try one of them.

Speaking of the menu, I noticed they serve brunch here on the weekends so I definitely have to come back and try that out sometime.

They have lots of yummy looking breakfast dishes and they’re all under $15 so that’s nice too.

Overall my first time out at a Browns was a pretty good experience.

The Bar At Browns Socialhouse

The Bar At Browns

I really like their atmosphere and I forgot to mention the patio outside looks super comfy as well.

If you want a place to come have a drink and a bite after work, watch the game at the bar, or  just hang out with your friends, Browns is a good choice.

It’s also in a great location in downtown Victoria so it’s easy to get to.

IN A NUTSHELL…

Food: ★★★☆☆
Atmosphere: ★★★★☆
Service: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Browns Socialhouse

Address: 809 Douglas St., Victoria

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone: (250) 388-0200

Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 12 am, Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 12 am
Brunch: 10 am – 2:00 pm on weekends & holidays

Price: $$$ ($15 -$25 per entree)

Dress: Casual

Website: www.brownssocialhouse.com


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