We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Q at The Empress

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-389-2727
Website
Today
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 419: English reviews
Victoria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We went for a family dinner, Mom, sister, husband and myself. Mom had halibut, my husband had steak, and my sister and I had the rack of lamb. Chef Juan certainly does an outstanding job. All our dishes were cooked to perfection. We had outstanding service from Raymond. As we live in the city, this is a keeper, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank 203elizabethl
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such a lovely lunch here. The room and hotel is as impressive as is written in all the guides. The service was meticulous yet friendly. They knew our name, engaged in conversation, and made our lunch memorable. The food was incredible. They have a lunch special that is a deal: $28 Canadian for a 3 course lunch. the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Terry A
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had scrambled eggs and sausage and I had the yogurt parfait and we split the banana bread french toast. All of the food was amazing! The service was also excellent. The eggs were light and fluffy and cooked perfectly. The banana bread came with three strips of carmelized banana, which was fantastic, and a great accent to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pam H
Fairfield, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined there on our one night at the Empress. We had made reservations, but to ask staff where it was, as there aren't any signs for it. We were lucky to get a table by a window, and Maddie as our server. We started with a well made cocktail and oysters. Ken, the sous chef, came... More 

Helpful?
Thank solanodoug
BC
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was celebrating a special birthday; our son joined us for dinner. He had a lovely view towards the windows but we had a terrible view immediately in front of the kitchen wall. "There needs to be reflective mirrors on the wall so we can see the windows behind us", we kept saying to each other. We had reservations... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank BC_Prospector
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Q. I had the Green Gazpacho, tasty and lite. I would have like to see the vegetables on top to be cut smaller. My wife had Sable fish which she liked a lot. But really wanted the Smoked Sable Fish which they ran out of. I had the Dry Aged... More 

Helpful?
Thank bimb072
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

service was impeccable, food was good They actually made me a clam chowder from scratch because of an allergy to one of the ingredients in their regular chowder

Helpful?
Thank olyb3
ManagerEmpress, Director, Food and Beverage at Q at The Empress, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review on your experience. I am glad that your time here was memorable, as our team works very hard to provide exemplary service. We take all allergies and dietary requests very seriously, and it is our pleasure to meet the needs of our guests. Our... More 

Lake Stevens, Washington
Level Contributor
138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is quite lovely, breakfast in the Q was a nice experience. Reasonable prices, good service and a nice presentation of the meal itself.

Helpful?
Thank aksnt11
ManagerEmpress, Director, Food and Beverage at Q at The Empress, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for writing a review on your breakfast experience. Our restaurant proudly offers local food products to ensure that our guests are receiving the best of the Pacific Northwest Cuisine. I hope that you will have the chance to dine with us again, and perhaps enjoy our outdoor Veranda overlooking Victoria's inner harbour. Sincerely, Jan-Peer Lehfeldt Director,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roast Chicken was fantastic. All the dishes were great but we are still raving about the Roast Chicken months later at home in Australia. The service was faultless and the food delicious.

Helpful?
Thank CJQLD
ManagerEmpress, Director, Food and Beverage at Q at The Empress, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our Roast Chicken dish has received tremendous feedback since being added to our menu, and we are very pleased to offer this local dish to our guests. A lot of thought goes into sourcing our food products, and I am glad to hear that this is having a positive impact... More 

Prince George, Canada
Level Contributor
190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went looking for the Bengal Room at the Empress. After discovering it had been closed we wandered through the hotel looking for a place to drown our sorrows. The Q Bar turned out to be the right place. Tea, beer, snacks, something for each of us. Oh, and although the tiger is gone, the service is still as you'd... More 

Helpful?
Thank Larry B
ManagerEmpress, Director, Food and Beverage at Q at The Empress, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. I am glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy our Q Bar, now overlooking Victoria's inner harbour. Our local ingredients showcase the delicious cuisine of the Pacific Northwest, and we proudly offer a wide beverage selection to meet the needs of all of... More 

Travellers who viewed Q at The Empress also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Been to Q at The Empress? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 65
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-389-2727
Description
Q represents Queen and country, a nod to Queen Victoria, with a modern twist on royalty. A singular letter, for a very singular space. Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. This atmospheric space has a fresh contemporary feel, all the while staying true to the building's unique iconic heritage. Rich cherry wood ceilings and spectacularly detailed moldings honor the past, while the finishes bring a modern twist to the room. The Pacific Northwest cuisine is based on regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, and utilizes our own chef's herb and vegetable garden to ensure a fresh and unique meal. Our carefully curated menu, prepared skillfully by Chef Morgan Wilson and his culinary team, features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings. The wine list celebrates an excellent selection of the best of the Pacific Northwest and top vintages from around the globe. Take in the best views in the city on our harbour facing outdoor Veranda. From a romantic dinner to a vibrant social event all you need to do is just sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience of Q at the Empress, the place to be on Vancouver Island.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Q at The Empress and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Abbotsford, Canada
9 months ago
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Saanich, Canada

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Q at The Empress staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?