The annual restaurant and hotel promotion celebrates 20 years of terrific values.

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If you need an incentive to leave the house during the dark days of January, look no further than the annual Dine Around and Stay in Town promotion. 

From January 26 to February 11, 2024, diners can enjoy set menus at more than 45 of Victoria’s top restaurants for only $25, $35, $45, $55 or $65 — and, after dessert, take advantage of special room rates ranging from $149 to $269 at a dozen participating hotels. (See full list below.)

That means this is the perfect time to check out that new restaurant you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, revisit an old haunt, try a new cuisine or support a favourite neighbourhood hangout. 

It’s also the best time for a mini “staycation” — with accommodation prices like this, you can easily enjoy a night out on the town without worrying about getting home later, and maybe add on a spa treatment or shopping spree just for fun.

And, for even more good times, the 17-day program kicks off on January 25 with the Dine Around and Stay in Town Gala at the Victoria Conference Centre. Tickets to this grazing and sipping event are open to people 19 years of age or older. 

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“When Dine Around and Stay in Town started in 2004, the idea was to create a special event that would help both local businesses and the public, celebrate the growing food scene, and support restaurants during the off-peak season,” says Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria, which partners with the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association to organize the event. 

“Today, the event is incredibly popular and Victoria’s food scene is hailed as one of the best in the world. Chefs, restaurateurs, and hoteliers continue to push boundaries to elevate the visitor experience, making the region a must-visit spot for local and out-of-town foodies.”

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In other words, you won’t want to miss out, so start making your reservations now. For more info and tickets to the gala, visit

Participating Accommodations:
Abigail’s Hotel
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
Fairmont Empress
Hotel Grand Pacific
Huntingdon Manor Hotel
Inn at Laurel Point
Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Pendray Inn and Tea House
Spinnakers Guesthouses
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Participating Restaurants:
10 Acres Pier
10 Acres Bistro
10 Acres Commons
The Arbutus Room
Blue Crab Seafood House
Bard & Banker
Boom + Batten Restaurant & Cafe
Browns Socialhouse Victoria Falls
Browns Socialhouse Langford

Cactus Club
Earls Restaurant
Fathom at Hotel Grand Pacific
Ferris’ Grill + Garden Patio
Ferris’ Upstairs Oyster Bar
Fiamo Italian Kitchen
Fire + Water Restaurant
Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Good Ovening
Hermann’s Jazz Club
Irish Times Pub
JR Slims
L’apéro Wine & Cheese Bistro
Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar
Lot 1 Pasta Bar
LURE Restaurant & Bar
Marilena Café & Raw Bar
Milestones Millstream
Milestones Victoria

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Penny Farthing Public House
Perro Negro Tapas & Wine
Q at the Empress
Six Mile Pub & Eatery
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Steamship Grill & Bar
The Sticky Wicket
The Courtney Room
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar – Saanich
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar – Fort Street

The Ugly Duckling
Virtuous Pie
Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge
Wind Cries Mary