The drink were great. The service and ambiance was good. The food was not great. Had the veggie burger which was very dry and tasteless. My hubby had a beef burger and it too fell flat on taste.
We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary. It really was perfect - not a lot of noise, really good food and great service. It had been quite a while since we were there and we appreciated the free parking in front and the view of the water. My husband had the schnitzel and I had the veggie burger. We each had a beer too. We were both really full but satisfied with the flavour and local ingredients. Thanks for a great evening!
There was a mixup with our reservation due to a computer glitch. We were supposed to have a table for 6, not 4, but on a very busy evening they worked to accommodate us after all.
Food was OK. Was disappointed that there wasn't any vegatarian options for main course. Just a couple appies.
I came to Victoria for the weekend to visit my kids who attend university there.. the food was good, a little pricey and it would be nice if they had wine specials. All in all it was a good experience.
Great food, fabulous beer, friendly service. Hadn't been for a while, will move it back up the list.
Overall, Canoe was a bit of a disappointment in terms of food. The drinks were good, as was the ambience, but the food detracted from the experience overall.
Canoe is a great spot for casual dinning / night out with friends. Great beer, decent service, pub food is above average.
Lovely flower arrrangements on table for Valentines Day. Music a little Euro pop crappy but meal was good, if not a little salty.
we really appreciated the personal service given . I reserved on line so very convenient
Okay food. All a bit salty. Good selection of beer and great location.
Good service and great food. Appreciate the free parking.
Was there for Funk & Soul who were amazing! Food was alright, beers good, entertainment GREAT!
Excellent atmosphere, service and what we did order was very good...however the menu was very limited...menu could use a revamp..need to add a broader selection of meals..
Canoe brew pub is an excellent downtown bar and restaurant, serving excellent craft beers and with a small but satisfactory wine selection. The dinner menu is also small but has a good variety. One thing to avoid - their Rosti. This Swiss German version of hash browns is nothing close to what it is supposed to be like. Otherwise the food was very good and the service was excellent.
The food was absolutely amazing! All 8 people in our party were blown away with our meals. We will all go back anytime!
Must check out those Tuesday drink specials!
The service was friendly and quick. My husband and I shared a fish and chips plate and an appetizer of mussels. The mussels were good--prepared with coconut milk and slightly spicy. The fish was good but not a great value--the large order came with two pieces.
Great service but food and beer was nothing special. We chose Canoe because it was kid friendly. The patio looked great but other then sensonal patio I probably won't be back.
Service was awesome for our group of 10. Love the space upstairs for bigger groups! Food is always yummy.
Excellent food and beverage choices.
The online reservation system is misleading. We were celebrating a birthday and wanted to be in the restaurant. The latest we could reserve on Friday was 4 PM so we adjusted our schedule to suit. When we got there, we were seated in the pub area and when we complained, we were told that the restaurant was not open at 4 PM. It was not the ambiance that we had been hoping for but simply a pub atmosphere with pub food.
Overpriced food for what you got. None of us were impressed. It was edible. It was pub food at restaurant prices.
Service was okay. We won't be going back there. If I want pub food, there are cheaper, more convenient places to eat in our own neighbourhood.
Food and service was great. The hostess was very cheerful and knowledgeable. Waiteress was attentive. Really enjoyed the craft beer.
Overall we had a most enjoyable evening. It was difficult to have a conversation too noisy. Everyone enjoyed their meal with a couple of suggestions for the salads too much leafy product, for the beet salad the star of the plate was hidden. Cobb salad greens were too much and difficult to manage. Also no handicap parking was noted.
Found it to be very comfortable and casual. Food was very good. Will definitely be back for more.
Last bite of my burger had a ROCK in it, no word of a lie, yet apparently that seemed like a lie. After that behaviour no point in coming back! Also does a burger get a rock in it, scratch that, don't want to know!
Waitress totally disappeared after taking order. Not even sure she was there when food served. Only showed up to ask us about paying bill after we had paid with a different waitress. I won't be back.
When we arrived we were told there was a noisy birthday party in the area we had reserved so we were offered the bar section. I will come back to someone's birthday party because the area is nice, set apart and other diners will be told to avoid the area!
The server asked us if we were ready for food, we said yes, then he told us the special and left.
We were seated upstairs which was great for our large group. However, the service was incredibly slow and the server did no visit often.
Being from up island in Parksville, I found the prices a little steep compared to here for similar food choices. But everything else was excellent. I was introduced to the Canoe Brew Pub about 11 years ago by a friend. My wife and I have been back a few times whenever we have been down in Victoria for the day.
A little disappointed on arrival as we had a reservation, but they would not honour it for the patio. I was told by two people the reservations were for inside dining only. That is just plain WRONG - I have never been told that before by a restaurant with a patio. If you have called ahead and reserved you should be able to get the best table available. Period. However, they accommodated us after a short wait. Not 10 minutes later two people walked in without stopping at the hostess station and grabbed a table for 4. And they were served. The food was okay. Nothing special. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the company of friends - but there must be better places around that let you reserve a table that really is on the patio.
food was good, very accommodating! Kim (our server) was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! There was a lot of us, and she handled everything like such a pro :) I could not have asked for a better server for my birthday :) :) :)
Did not stay. Very very loud with at least 6 parties of guests with 6+. Menu was pub food, which would have been fine but could not find a thing we wanted. Were seated under AC blowing on us. We just knew we would not enjoy it.
We had a fun time at the Canoe Brewpub. Service was good as was the food. We went for dinner and were lucky it was nice enough to sit outside. We enjoyed the great view. We will be back!
Spacious high-ceiling restaurant with lots of light and fresh air coming in the windows in the summer. Modern menu with flavorful choices for health-conscious customers. The dishes looked and tasted fresh. I enjoyed sockeye salmon and a beet/kale salad. I like that the restaurant cares about sourcing quality ingredients, especially local ingredients. I greatly appreciated the modestly dressed and intelligent waitstaff. This restaurant is good for all ages.
So easy to book a table online for 8 people with email follow up and option to email the invite to everyone. The hostess was kind and accommodating, letting us scope out the patio before deciding that our reserved table upstairs was perfect for our party. The waitress was friendly, prompt and efficient - she even asked other staff where the best place to view the Canada Day fireworks was for us. Really good experience and will come back for sure.
The four of us each shared two lunch entrees. I had a glass of wine for $8.00
and so did my cousin. We shared a chicken dish and both had salads instead
of fries. We each paid $22.00 for a glass of wine and one entree. Thats 44.00
how crazy is that! The other two guest shared a hamburger and fries and
one had a coffee. With equal billing minus the wine.!!!!
Great food and wonderful date night with my husband of 34 years.
Fun atmosphere with great music. Thanks for a memorable evening.
Enjoyed the mussels very much....excellent sauce with outstanding flavour. Rest of the meal somewhat mediocre for a high price. Gluten free menu given for celiac husband which was considerate. Service always good at Canoe Club.
No matter if you are a beer afficionado this place mixes Viktoria chime, historical building, amazing location, and a great ambience. Of all the places in Victoria it's my first stop each time