Victoria’s Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants 2018

These three restaurants get recognition for their attention to every, local detail.

By Cinda Chavich

Winner: Agrius

BestRestaurants-AgriusFarmtoTableThis perfect summer plate from Agrius features poached rhubarb, strawberries, toasted buckwheat, yogurt mousse, sheep sorrel and a buckwheat tuile. Photograph by Jeffrey Bosdet. 

Farm-to-table is the mantra for Island chefs, and Agrius snagged our top spot for its attention to every local detail, from the house-fermented vegetables and breads made with house-milled flours to Island-farmed meats and organic produce. Owner Cliff Leir points to his chef Max Durand and his “inspiring kitchen team” for following Fol Epi’s lead, by sourcing ingredients from like-minded, ethical producers, and making this one of the city’s best-loved local tables.

Agrius, 732 Yates St., 778-265-6312,


Runner Up: 10 Acres Kitchen

10 Acres Kitchen literally bought the farm (in Saanich) to supply their own seasonal vegetables, duck and free-range pork to three busy outlets.

10 Acres Kitchen, 620 Humboldt St., 250-940-0735 and two other locations,


Runner Up: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Victoria’s original city brewpub, Spinnakers lives the vida local, whether it’s eclectic brews (think Silk Road Iced Tea Pale ale or Holliewood Oyster Stout) and a gastro-pub menu that boasts a who’s who of Island purveyors.

Spinnakers, 308 Catherine St., 250-386-2739,


Honorable Mentions: Wild Mountain Food + Drink, Sooke Harbour House

More Best Restaurants

The 2018 Best Restaurants were selected by a panel of judges. Meet the judges here

Best Overall Restaurants 

Best New Restaurants 

Best Casual Restaurants 

Best Hidden Gems

Best Chef-Driven 

Best Upscale 

Best Cocktail Bars 

Best Brunch

Best Food Trucks

Best Farm-to-Table

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This is from the July/August 2018 issue of YAM