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“A brew pub with a view”

Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses
Ranked #67 of 1,234 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Victoria West
Cross street: Esquimalt Road
Transit: The BC Transit #25 public city bus stops directly in front of Spinnakers. Big bus hop on/hop off service also stops directly in front of the property. Akal Airporter service from Victoria International airport is available, with drop off on site. The Victoria Harbour Ferries stop is a short 5-minute walk away, ask the captain for directions.
Description: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouses is a place that offers it all! Open seven days a week 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, guests are welcome to stop by any time of day to enjoy fresh, local food and great beer! Breakfast served-8am-2pm, Lunch menu available after 11am and Dinner Menu after 5pm.
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Spinakers is first and foremost a brew pub. Sitting on the inner harbor in victoria is is a great place to visit. The beer is absolutely superb! The food is good. not great but again this is a brew pub and the food is supposed to compliment the beer. Not be the focal point.

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Thank tchrs
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The parking is very limited and the crowding goes from there. All the hype about this place I was expecting a wonderful dining experience. It was average. I ordered the hallibut and chips. it has a beer batter coating that they advertise since they are a brew house. I found it tasted a lot like pancake batter and it was very heavy. Since I love tempura batter this was not to my liking and could be considered a personal preference... however... I am not sure if it was because of the thick batter but the hallibut was very dry inside as though over cooked. It was as though it was previously frozen but we were told it was fresh. the mushroom Pizza was nice and the cheese on it great. We ordered the fruit crisp dessert... it comes with a small scoop of very nice ice cream but the crisp tasted like a handful of dry granola was tossed on top of microwaved apples... I suggest ordering the cheese cake... it looked lovely! the service was good...atmosphere very loud as the place was crammed full and it was hard to hear the table conversation. They were attentive about food allergies. Average pricing but mostly you are paying for the view.

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Thank TrudyDempsey
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

If it wasn't for the great location, and early entry into the craft beer market, this place should be forgotten. Small portions of food, and as I mentioned in the title, poor beer. There's far better out there, and it's easy to find these days.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I have been to spinnakers twice.
They brew beer on premise and it is very good. Lots of selection.
The food is very good and it is a very nice place, You can even stay in a small cottage if you wish!

Last time we were there, my friend found the poutine a little salty and the waitress brought the wrong beer to him. Without asking, he got another beer and both items were taken off the bill without us asking.

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Thank beer-loving-BC-man
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed at Spinnakers in their guesthouse while they offered a special that included a beer and truffle tasting which was amazing. We also ate a full meal in the dining room as well as breakfast. Half of our dinner was amazing (the beet and lentil burger) and the other half (a pizza) was not too impressive. The fries are scrumptious. My husband's breakfast of pork and beans was exceptional and mine, eggs with brioche and potatoes, was awesome as well. Our server for dinner, Tom, was super friendly and gave us a bunch of suggestions of places to go after he asked us what we were interested in doing. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back as soon as we can.

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1  Thank Amy V
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