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Live Music | Rhymer and Wells

October 22, 2019

October 25 & 26 Another great weekend of music coming up here at Vista 18. We have the talented Rhymer and Wells duo playing an assortment of contemporary hits! Read More ...

Live Music | Monik Nordine

October 17, 2019

Oct 18 & 19 We are pleased to welcome saxophonist Monik Nordine to our rooftop lounge this weekend. With a distinguished background in the jazz scene and currently Read More ...

Live Music | Susannah Adams

October 10, 2019

October 11 & 12 With the weather turning cold outside, come visit Vista 18 this weekend and welcome Susannah Adams and her warm and lush jazz tunes to our rooftop Read More ...

Thanksgiving Dinner Feature 2019

October 4, 2019

The leaves are changing, there’s fog in the morning now, and our beautiful city is refreshed by brisk, cooler weather: fall has arrived. Also arriving is our Read More ...

Live Music | Los Gringos Locos

October 3, 2019

October 4 & 5 The instrumental acoustic duo of Los Gringos Locos will be entertaining our guests in our rooftop lounge this weekend. Taking the stage both Friday Read More ...

Live Music | DJ Powerslide

September 26, 2019

Sept 27 & 28 This Friday and Saturday DJ Powerslide will be gracing our rooftop lounge and providing tunes to accompany your cocktails. Playing some down-tempo Read More ...

Wear your pj’s and join the #YYJPajamaParty

September 20, 2019

This Sunday, Vista 18 is excited and proud to take part in the #YYJPajamaParty! Dress up in your comfiest pajamas and do what all good Victorians love to do – Read More ...

Vista 18 taking part in Brewery & the Beast

September 16, 2019

Sept 22 We are incredibly excited to be taking part in the 8th annual Brewery & the Beast this Sunday, September 22nd. Vista 18 along with over 60 other chefs Read More ...

Live Music | The KingmiXers

September 16, 2019

Sept 20 & 21 We are excited to welcome back the KingmiXers to our rooftop lounge as they play a wide variety of tunes spanning across the blues era. Playing Read More ...

Live Music | Los Gringos Locos

August 29, 2019

August 30 & 31 Can’t wait to have Los Gringos Locos back gracing our lounge with their killer jazz blends and original compositions! The guitar duo has Read More ...

Live Music | Swing Futur

August 22, 2019

Augusts 23 & 24 Excited to have Sing Futur play some classical French swing music for us this weekend! The local trio will be gracing our restaurant upbeat and Read More ...

Live Music | Kent & Rae

August 7, 2019

Aug 9 & 10 Excited to welcome back Kent and Rae to our rooftop lounge both Friday and Saturday nights! Both shows start at 8 pm and are assured of being a jovial Read More ...

Live Music | Shanna Dance

August 1, 2019

Aug 2 & 3 We are excited to have Victoria’s own Shanna Dance playing some moving jazz vocals for us this weekend! With the rare ability to instantly catch Read More ...

Live Music | Elaine Lakeman Trio

July 25, 2019

July 26 & 27th Please join us this weekend as we welcome back the talented Elaine Lakeman Trio to our rooftop lounge! The trio will be playing their originals Read More ...

Live Music | Monik Nordine

July 18, 2019

July 19 & 20 Join us this weekend as we welcome Juno award nominee, Monik Nordine! Monik, who is also the director of the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, will be providing Read More ...

Live Music | Robbie Hancock & Geoffrey Lundstrom

July 12, 2019

July 12 & 13 This weekend, our rooftop lounge will be hosting Robbie Hancock & Geoffrey Lundstrom on Friday and Saturday respectively. Both musicians will Read More ...

Live Music | Kent and Rae & Craig Henderson

July 5, 2019

July 5 & 6 Tonight we are excited to welcome back Kent and Rae to perform for us in our rooftop lounge! The duo will be providing entertainment that will be Read More ...

JazzFest Returns to Vista 18

June 18, 2019

The annual Victoria International JazzFest begins this Friday (June 21st) and Vista 18 is excited to be a part of this yearly event! For 10 days our rooftop restaurant Read More ...

Live Music | Rockland Moran

June 13, 2019

June 14 & 15 Join us this weekend to enjoy some great music to match the view. Rockland Moran will be entertaining us from 8 to 11 pm both Friday and Saturday Read More ...

Live Music | Elaine Lakeman Trio

May 24, 2019

May 24 & 25 Please join us this weekend from 8 to 11 pm both nights for live music from the Elaine Lakeman trio. They will be serenading our venue with their Read More ...

Live Music | Los Gringos Locos

May 17, 2019

May 17 & 18 This Friday and Saturday, the duo of Los Gringos Locos will be entertaining the restaurant from 8 to 11 pm! Playing their unique style full of expression Read More ...

Shanna Dance

May 10, 2019

May 3 & 4 This weekend, Shanna Dance will be sharing her vocal passion with us playing some smooth jazz and soulful R&B tunes. Come enjoy a refreshing drink Read More ...

Live Music | Eric Gallipo Trio

May 1, 2019

May 3 & 4 This Friday and Saturday nights, from 8 to 11 pm, come listen to the smooth harmonies of Eric Gallipo. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail, beautiful Read More ...

Live Music | Rhymer & Wells

April 25, 2019

April 26 & 27 Come celebrate the great weather with Rhymer & Wells, who will be playing their sweet harmonies from 8 to 11 pm, both Friday and Saturday nights! Read More ...

Live Music | Steve Grebanier

April 17, 2019

April 19 & 20 Help us welcome Steve Grebanier this holiday weekend! Come enjoy a great atmosphere and some great jazzy chops from 8 to 11 pm both Friday and Read More ...

Feature Menu – Easter Brunch

April 15, 2019

Join us this Easter Sunday for a special holiday brunch! With all the fixings, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for! So come on down with the Read More ...

Live Music | Big Island Allstars

April 12, 2019

April 12 & 13 Join us this weekend for great tunes spanning the 50’s through to the 90’s courtesy of the Big Island Allstars. Playing both Friday Read More ...

Live Music | Lust Life Jazz Band

April 4, 2019

April 5-6 We are excited to welcome back the talented Lust Life Jazz Band this Friday and Saturday! Playing from 8 to 11 pm both nights, you can expect to be serenaded Read More ...

Live Music | Eugene Smith

March 27, 2019

March 29-30 Please join us this Friday and Saturday in welcoming the unique, humorous, and talented Eugene Smith. Putting his own style on his music, Eugene will Read More ...

Live Music – The KingmiXers

March 22, 2019

Please join us Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd as we welcome The KingmiXers. While you enjoy your smooth glass of wine overlooking the city, the band will Read More ...

Live Music | Rockland Moran

March 11, 2019

Join us this Friday & Saturday nights for the smooth acoustic sounds of Rockland Moran. He will be playing in our lounge from 8 to 11 pm both evenings and as Read More ...

Prix Fixe Feature Menu

January 30, 2019

Our latest feature menu, available while supplies last! Starter Butter Poached Sunchokesfine herb sabayon, marinated fennel, toasted hazelnuts Main Herb Crusted Read More ...

We’re Closed January 2 – 16

December 30, 2018

Please be advised that Vista 18 will be closed from January 2 to 16, 2019 (re-opening for dinner service on January 16). Clive’s Classic Lounge will Read More ...

Live Music | Elaine Lakeman Trio

December 7, 2018

Please join us in Vista 18 tonight and tomorrow evening from 8 to 11 pm for live music from the Elaine Lakeman Trio. There’s nothing like live music and stunning Read More ...

Live Music | Big Island Allstars

November 26, 2018

Join us this Friday and Saturday evening from 8 to 11 pm for live music from the Big Island Allstars. Start your weekend the right way with soulful jazz, great Read More ...

New Year’s Eve Gala

November 21, 2018

Please have a read of our New Year’s Eve Gala menu Amuse Bouche  1st Course Vista 18 Green Salad – house greens, grape tomatoes, edamame beans, watermelon Read More ...

2018 Holiday Features

November 13, 2018

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and scarves and mittens are appearing: the holiday season is just around the corner! Plan ahead this year and take Read More ...

Weekend Live Music | Every Friday & Saturday Night

June 15, 2018

As per our longstanding tradition of supporting the arts in Victoria, we host live performances from local musicians every week. From 8 to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Read More ...

Our Summer Breakfast Buffet is Back!

April 20, 2018

Starting Monday, April 23, we will be offering our summer breakfast buffet from 6:30 to 10:30 am. Can’t decide what to order? Now you don’t have to. Read More ...

2017 New Year’s Eve Gala

December 20, 2017

Please have a read of our New Year’s Eve Gala menu Amuse Bouche 1st Course Vista 18 Green Salad ~ house greens, edamame, oven dried tomatoes, popped amaranth, Read More ...

2017 Christmas Day Brunch Sold Out

December 20, 2017

We are sold out for our Annual Christmas Day Brunch! Thank you to everyone who made a reservation to spend such a special occasion with us. Please know that we still Read More ...

New Years Eve Gala

December 5, 2017

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Gala in Vista 18. There’s no better way to greet the new year than surrounded by friends, food (& drink), and Read More ...

Vista 18 Closure

November 23, 2017

Please know that Vista 18 will be closed for renovation from January 2 to 16, 2018. Sadly, this means no rooftop dining, happy hour, or live music during this time, Read More ...

Vista 18 Holiday Features

November 6, 2017

Temperatures are dropping, scarves and mittens appearing: the holiday season is just around the corner! Plan ahead this year and take advantage of our specialized Read More ...

Closing Early Sunday November 5

November 2, 2017

Please know that we will close early (after lunch, at 2:30 PM) this Sunday, November 5, for a private event, so visit in the evening Friday or Saturday instead! Read More ...

Summer Breakfast Buffet Ends Successful Season

September 27, 2017

Please know that our breakfast buffet, previously available 6:30 – 10:30 AM daily, has now closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who dined with us Read More ...

Sunday Night Roast Dinners

February 8, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce even more variety into our Sunday dinner menu. By popular demand, we will be offering a different roast every Sunday night. Call ahead Read More ...

Special Holiday Hours for Clive’s and Vista 18

December 21, 2016

New Year’s Eve Gala

December 20, 2016

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Gala in Vista 18. Early and late seating available. Reservations Required. Call 250.382.9258. — — —   Read More ...

Holiday Availability on December 9, 2016

November 17, 2016

December 9th is available for holiday bookings! Call (250) 361-5692 or email jjones@chateauvictoria.com to book your holiday event. Read More ...

Holiday Features

October 4, 2016

Our holiday menu has been posted! You can view our entire selection of holiday features here! Holiday Parties & Receptions Book your holiday lunch, dinner or Read More ...

Seeya Later Ranch Wine-Dinner

July 6, 2016

Available while supplies last. – – – – Amuse Bouche To Start Steamed Clams, Crispy Pork Belly Wine Pairing: Unleashed Pinot Gris Main Local Duck Cherry & Read More ...

Shots from YYJ Eats

June 23, 2016

Every year, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce brings together this city’s diverse culinary talent for an evening of food and drink. Here’s the Read More ...

Wine Dinner Series

June 20, 2016

Our 2016 Wine Dinner Series launches tomorrow! First pairing: three masterful wines from Alderlea Vineyards with: Arugula, Grilled Cantaloupe & Fig Salad; Seared Read More ...

Valentines Day

February 10, 2016

THANK YOU! to our many regular patrons with big hearts.  We are SOLD OUT for dinner on Valentines Day.  We will try and squeeze last minute lovers in before 5:30pm Read More ...

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria

January 20, 2016

Victoria’s most anticipated dining event, Dine Around & Stay in Town, takes place February 19 through March 6, 2016. Tickle your taste buds and dive into Read More ...

Join us in Vista 18 for New Year’s Eve!

December 16, 2015

Celebrate the New Year at Vista 18 – Victoria’s only rooftop dining experience with stunning harbour and downtown views! Dave Lang & the Insolent Read More ...

Vista 18 Closing January 3 – 13

December 12, 2015

Please note, Vista 18 will be closing from 3pm on Sunday, January 3rd until 11:30am on Wednesday, January 13th. During the closure, please join us in Clive’s Read More ...

Holiday Hours

December 9, 2015

If you’re planning a visit to our rooftop grill this holiday season, be sure to note our holiday hours. We also highly recommend making a reservation for any Read More ...

Our Fall/Winter Menu is Here!

November 12, 2015

At Vista 18, our chefs are constantly looking to combine local ingredients with international flavours in new and exciting ways. Our menu changes twice a year, and Read More ...

Vista 18 Closing at 3pm on Sunday, November 8th for Private Function

November 3, 2015

Please note, Vista 18 will be closing at 3pm on Sunday, November 8th for a private function. Please join us instead for dinner and a cocktail in Clive’s Read More ...

Sandhill & Vista 18 team up to support local food banks

November 1, 2015

We are pleased to partner with Sandhill Wines in support of local Victoria food banks. During the months of November and December, enjoy a glass of Sandhill wine Read More ...

Road 13 Wine Paired Feature Menu

October 19, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER We are pleased to present our latest feature menu in partnership with Road 13 Vineyards, designed by Chris Varette of the Read More ...

Vista 18 Closed for Lunch on Tuesday, October 27th

October 19, 2015

Please note, Vista 18 will be closed from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday, October 27th for maintenance. Please join us instead for lunch in Clive’s Classic Lounge on Read More ...

Great Gadget Giveaway

October 13, 2015

Love food, entertaining, kitchens, appliances? Visit cheknews.ca and enter to win monthly prizes in the Great Gadget Giveaway, and then watch CHEK’s Cookin’ Read More ...

Visit us at the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, Washington State

October 7, 2015

Join the fun at CrabFest, one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country! The festival celebrates not only the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions Read More ...

Let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving

October 3, 2015

October is here and Thanksgiving is only days away! Sit back, relax and let our talented chefs do the cooking for you and your loved ones. We have a delicious Read More ...

Visit us at Victoria’s first MidLife Crisis Show

October 1, 2015

What new adventure are you ready for? Travel, beer-tasting, off-roading, volunteering, genealogy, home renovations, technology, starting a lifestyle business – Read More ...

Road 13 Visits Vista 18

September 25, 2015

Road 13 Vineyards of the Okanagan’s Golden Mile visited Vista 18 this afternoon for an industry event. Mick and Pam Luckhurst were on hand to show off their Read More ...

Visit us at Brewery & The Beast this Sunday, September 27th

September 21, 2015

We hope you’ve got your tickets for this year’s sold out Brewery & The Beast event, where chefs demonstrate their skill and passion for meat through Read More ...

Visit us at the 18th Annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields this Sunday

September 17, 2015

Head out to Shawnigan Lake this weekend for one of BC’s longest standing local food celebrations, Feast of Fields. Chefs Garrett Schack and Mike Dunlop will be Read More ...

Season 3 of Cookin’ on the Coast with Chef Garrett Schack Premiers this Saturday, September 12

September 11, 2015

Tune in to CHEK TV this Saturday, September 12th at 6:30pm for the Season 3 premier of Cookin’ on the Coast, hosted by our own Chef Garrett Schack. This season’s Read More ...

Mission Hill Menu Creator Tegan Sykes

September 1, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER Needless to say, when aspiring chef Tegan Sykes was given the opportunity to create a menu pairing with Mission Hill Family Read More ...

Executive Chef Garrett Schack heads to Pink Salmon Festival

August 28, 2015

Vista 18’s executive chef Garrett Schack is a big supporter of sustainable seafood, including the pink salmon. Garrett is attending the Pink Salmon Festival Read More ...

Mission Hill Wine Paired Feature Menu

August 18, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER Vista 18 is excited to present our new feature menu in partnership with Mission Hill Family Estate. Seared Pork Jowl Sous-Vide Read More ...

Averill Creek Wine Pairing Feature Menu

August 10, 2015

Band, Bubbles and Bennys

July 13, 2015

Sunday July 19th 11am -3pm Vista 18 invites you to listen to the jazzy sounds of the Lust Life Trio while sipping British Columbia sparkling wines and enjoying a Read More ...

Blue Grouse Vineyard Wine Pairing Feature Menu

June 30, 2015

THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER Vista 18 is proud to collaborate with Blue Grouse Vineyards to offer this wine paired feature menu celebrating local grouse. ~Liquid Read More ...

TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 11, 2015

Victoria is once again the stage for the TD Victoria International JazzFest. This ten-day music festival, that has been around since 1985, features jazz, blues Read More ...

Vista 18 Closed for Breakfast & Lunch on June 1.

May 31, 2015

Due to some scheduled maintenance in our kitchen, Vista 18 will be closed for breakfast and lunch on Monday, June 1. Clive’s Classic Lounge will be offering Read More ...

New Menus!

May 19, 2015

Did you know that we change our menus twice a year? Come in and check out our spring/summer creations.  As always, we source local and seasonal products for our Read More ...

VISTA 18 CLOSED at 3:00PM on Monday May 11

May 10, 2015

We are pleased to say that Vista 18 will be closed Monday May 11 at 3:00pm until close in order for us to honour our wonderful staff here at the Chateau Victoria Read More ...

8th Generation Vineyard Wine Pairing Feature Menu

April 22, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER Vista 18 is proud to collaborate with 8th Generation Vineyards to offer this inspired feature menu celebrating local duck paired Read More ...

Vista 18 crew feeds hungry volunteers for a great cause

April 14, 2015

Vista 18’s Garrett Schack and Mike Dunlop lend a hand the best way they know how @ Heroworks. Read More ...

Mother’s Day Brunch is now sold out.

April 10, 2015

Take Mom out for the treat she deserves – brunch at Vista 18.  A great brunch with a wonderful view of the city!! Call 250-382-9258 to make your reservation. Read More ...

Do you think you have what it takes?

April 9, 2015

First Cook – Vista 18 West Coast Bar and Grill (Full-time) Company: Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites Job Address: 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2 Read More ...

Venturi Schulze Wine Pairing Feature Menu

March 12, 2015

  PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS NOW OVER Our chefs at Vista 18 have partnered with Cobble Hill’s Venturi Schulze to bring you this special feature menu. Nightly Read More ...

Best Restaurant in the Area

March 10, 2015

Thanks to all the Open Table Diners who chose Vista 18 as the best restaurant in the area. Read More ...

Dine Around is here again!

February 19, 2015

Dine Around and Stay In Town 2015 is set to kick off tomorrow evening and Vista 18 has once again come up with a fabulous 3 course menu for $30 to tantalize your Read More ...

Attention All Contest Lovers

January 21, 2015

Wasn’t that a party!

January 7, 2015

Vista is open and ready to provide another great year of wonderful food, great entertainment and an ever changing view that is second to non in Victoria.   Please Read More ...

Vista 18 closed tonight

January 5, 2015

Please be advised that Vista 18 will be closing after lunch service today at 2:30pm (January 5, 2015). The annual holiday party will be taking place for all staff Read More ...