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The Courtney Room
Food is ingredient-driven, using local seasonal products wherever possible. From foragers to produce, seafood to spirits, The Courtney Room is proud to partner with many local suppliers.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
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Chef's Tasting Menu
The Courtney Room seeks to convey the bounty of the West Coast through our menu offerings, using the finest ingredients our suppliers can provide. Trust us - allow our talented team to cook for you, showcasing what our beautiful island has to offer. Reserve your tasting menu up to six hours in advance. Due to the complex nature of this service, full table participation is required. $75+tax/person
The Courtney Room is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and we were treated extremely well by the staff. Highly recommended for a fancy night out.
Extremely small portions for the price and for what it is. Over priced
The food and drinks were great (especially the happy hour oysters and cocktails), but our server Wylan went above and beyond for our anniversary. Prompt and quick service and great food suggestions.
We had the chef’s menu with wine pairing. It was fabulous! The wines went perfectly with the delicious food.
We’d definitely recommend it.
Covid rules made the ambiance less inviting. Excellent food though.
Reservation was made online so very easy and sent reminder day of, awesome server and food was delicious, will definitely go there next time we are visiting Victoria.
The food was amazing service was out of this world
Had the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was excellent, and well constructed/paired. The Courtenay Room is on our regular rotation for a high end meal!
very disappointed with the whole experience ! not our first visit so we had a expectation
we picked this restaurant as it had white table clothes !! flowers and elegant ambiance upstairs
we were shocked to find bare tables ... tables piled in a corner ... no flowers ANYWHERE
not on table or in the corners
the menu had been reduced to a bar menu ....!!! we inquired the waitress blamed on covid
we eat out 4 to 5 times a week and had just visited one of our favorites .. table clothes flowers etc still abound
so call bunk on that one .. ordered oyster a whopping 40 bucks !!! higher prices than the fairmont arrived on empty bowl of ice ... no lemon no garnish .. the oyster bar presentation is better and does not pretend to be fine dining
ask for more condiments for oysters nothing available .. got some Tabasco
steaks at 44 per should not be cut in the middle when served the flavour was good and vegetable were a pass
the dessert cheese cake was a fail smaller than a nanamio bar
in closing wont be returning or recommending in future unless they go back to normal
i am in the hospitality business and had been recommending as in past was good !!!
Great food and cocktails! Service was superb! Thank you!!
Had an absolutely spectacular meal with wonderfully attentive service. We had the five course chef's special tasting menu with wine pairing. Local ingredients and wine that was unique and very fresh. Over all excellent but roughly $175 per person.
My family and I always have a good time at The Courtney. I loved the oysters, however my sister did not have a pleasant first time. The staff are always exceptional and are simply nice people.
Fresh ingredients, quiet elegance. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Overall excellent!
Tasting menu was incredible
Good evening AlyshahN, thank you kindly for taking the time to post your review. We’re so happy that you enjoyed your Chef’s Tasting Menu. We’re very fortunate to be in a position to offer this to our valued guest and greatly appreciate your support. Look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Gordon Hay - General Manager
We had the chef surprise menu of 5 courses with one of us choosing the wine pairings as well. This was one of, if not the, best dining we have had in Canada, comparable to or even better than a dinner we had once at a James Beard award winning restaurant in the US. I wish I could have thanked the chef(s) personally, it was a memorable experience and we plan to return!
KayeD, our sincerest thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience following your recent visit. Our Chefs and kitchen team as a whole will be very happy to read your comments. Best wishes from all of us. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Gordon Hay - General Manager
Amazing food and very respectful service. Felt completely comfortable despite the pandemic. Will happily come back again
Good evening Alex, thank you so much the amazing review and feedback. We greatly appreciate your patronage and support for the measures we’re taking to keep our team and guests safe...and well fed! Warm regards from all of us at TCR. Gordon Hay - General Manager
Great service. Unfortunately the food was quite disappointing. The sauces were gloopy, meatballs were dry and presentation was lacking.
At the top of their game. Simply excellent food, executed very well.
Amazing service, beautiful cocktails, and an exciting post pandemic menu. Our first dinner out in 3 months and it was the right choice.
Lovely experience as always. The server was really nice. The beer, salad, and cheesecake were exceptional.
Very good food and ambiance. We left hungry.
An excellent dinner as British Columbia moves into Phase 3.
Excellent service and food!!
Our party of four came to celebrate a special birthday. We were treated to gracious service,delectable food and drink.
At the end of the meal, we were too full for desert but the restaurant wasn’t going to let this occasion go by without a piece of cake and a candle. We left the Courtney Room glowing from a wonderful evening and strolled the inner harbour,.....perfect! Many thanks to the Courtney Room for another wonderful evening.
Fabulous service. Classic dining experience. Would go back a million times.
Fantastic evening for us. The service was great and the overall atmosphere was perfect. Super relaxed and enjoyable time given the COVID times we live in.
The food and drinks were great tasting, but the portions are small and very pricey. Covid precautions were well managed and the staff was very professional. A great place for an anniversary or special event.
The dishes From the main restaurant were expensive and we did not enjoy the flavors…steak was very gristly! We are big fans of the brasserie portion of the Courtenay room, much better tastes and value....We will be back to the brasserie diner but not the main restaurant again
This is one of favorite places for special occasions. The food it always superb and the service outstanding. We were a bit disappointed the menu was somewhat limited but we anticipate that will change over time. We recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing delicious meal.
Food, service and atmosphere was excellent as always.
In my opinion, the black masks were unnerving & unnecessary! Face shields would be my preference as there is a lot in a smile and much misunderstood with masks, especially with 4 weeks of no new covid cases on Vancouver Island.
Amazing food, great advice for the wine and good service.
It was the Courtney Room’s third day of opening since the closure due to Covid-19. We were greeted outside by the host and invited to use sanitizer and asked the standard questions regarding our wellbeing and travel. The employees were masked for our and their health. They seemed to take the time to ensure they were understood as speaking through a mask can be difficult.
Gavin was our server, he kind, knowledgeable and explained the way service has changed, slightly, due to Covid-19. We enjoyed the pasta and steak and a beautiful bottle of Kitsch pinot noir. It was so nice to be back in the company of our favourite restaurant in Victoria.
Our visit was very pleasant, from the greetings at the door to the goodbye as we left. Our table was ready right away and the staff was more than accommodating to help me find the items I would like! And I am impressed with their creative drink menu
Excellent food and service!
The food was very well presented, gourmet in nature and quite original. e.g. the use of sunflower seeds instead of rice. The service was also exceptional in that the waiter was attentive and attune to our needs e.g. the time we needed to leave for the theatre. Our only minor concern was as the restaurant is tucked away above the bar/bistro level and is a somewhat small area and seemed to attract a fair amount of noise from the bar. This will not stop us from eating there again. Another perk was the view of the Parliament buildings which was a nice surprise.
Thank you for your review and feedback Zoe1! While our dining room is the quieter of the two areas, you can indeed hear the din of the bar and bistro from below. I hope it didn't affect your experience too much! Please join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
Delicious, elegant meal with great service! The view of the Parliament Building was delightful and added to the ambiance of the restaurant. Excited for our next special occasion to celebrate here!
Thank you so much for your excellent review KatjaY! We would be delighted to host you again! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
Overall was happy with the service and food at the Courtney room. Thanks!
Thank you very much David! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
We chose the 5 course chef's tasting menu, with wine pairings. Plus, we added a couple of "requests" (for example, mushrooms are wasted on me). The food was appropriately adjusted without fuss. The wines were beautifully paired with the plates. We also really appreciated that we could take our time... that the meal was served at our own pace. At one point we enjoyed the wine so much we asked for another glass before we continued with the rest of the meal. There was no sense that they wanted us to "move along" so they could get another seating in.
Thank you so much for the lovely review, SethB! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu - they put a lot of care and consideration into those dishes! Please join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
I was really looking forward to the aged rib eye steak but what I got was a steak drenched in some kind of sauce that didn't look anything like a steak
Thank you for your feedback ZaneM! I am so sorry to hear that the steak was not to your liking, and I hope you let your server know so they could correct it for you! We want all of our guests to leave feeling happy and satisfied, and value your feedback so we can continually improve our offerings. I hope you'll give us another try soon :) Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
Went for the dine out Victoria. All the meals were amazing.
Thank you so much for joining us for Dine Around, it was a lot of fun! We are so glad you enjoyed. Hope you'll visit again real soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
Everything went well but we did find the menu a bit limited.
Thank you for your feedback, and for the excellent rating! We do keep our dining menu tight and approachable so we can go a little wilder on the Chef's Tasting menu - hope you'll come give that a try sometime! While the menu is a bit short, it does change quite frequently, and our Brasserie menu is quite a bit more varied, with plenty of fun share plates and a great happy hour offering! Please join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'
The Courtney Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-4090.
The Courtney Room is rated 4.6 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.