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OLO Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary
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509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
+1 250-590-8795
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Nanaimo
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful, attentive service from every staff member we encountered. Great food, locally sourced and flavour pairings/combinations you may not have ever considered but outstanding none the less. Nice that they offer set course menu or al a carte. Would definitely return next time we're in Victoria.

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Scunthorpe, UK
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed in Victoria for two nights, the first night we ate a rather average meal on the harbour front and we definitely paid for the location. The second night we ate at the Olo and what a difference! Really good quality food (although they did bring the mains before my wife had finished her starter) and reasonably priced... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good portion sizes, not too big but enough, tasty food and good ethos. Simple but stylish space and polite staff. Would recommend. We had the mushroom pasta and cold smoked salmon both very tasty.

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Thank Spandex23
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed having dinner here, the food was absolutely delicious, the service attentive and not rushed, excellent value for money 👏🏻

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Thank Freckles1012
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, exquisite and carefully repaired food, supporting local producers! Everything fresh and beautifully presented. Happy that we've found this gem! Will surely come back! And so should you!

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Thank Ioana G
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good meal here. The tomato salad was excellent, and my pasta dish with sausage was also excellent, as was the chocolate desert. The service was friendly and efficient. There's not much around the room for one's eye to alight upon, except for the food once delivered to your table. This is a nice bistro!

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Thank Tim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With no reservation, my friend and I stopped by based on the reviews for dinner. The staff helped to work us around other reservations. We had the multi-course dinner with wine. Wow! The chef's love of his craft was very apparent. Our waitress was delightful. This was our best experience of the entire trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I ran TA, I'd add a 6th star, that would be available only to experienced reviewers, and that designates a "superior" not just "excellent" restaurant. This place is superior. It's small, and sparsely decorated, but very clean and tasteful. Service is top-notch. The staff are seriously knowledgeable about the food, it's provenance and preparation. We sat at the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food we had on our recent trip to BC - better than some of the trendy and mor expensive places in Vancouver. Great staff - we will be back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, excellent food, engaged service staff, well thought out menu, local spirits and wine....Bravo!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-8795
Description
Relationships are forged over food at OLO - whether its friends and family enjoying a boat-to-table brunch or Executive Chef & Owner Brad Holmes finding farm-fresh ingredients from hard-working neighbours. Delicious food, laughter and good conversation are always on the menu. 'Olo' means 'hungry' in Chinook Jargon, a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook, and just like the Pacific Northwest was once a gathering place for traders, OLO is where the community comes together when hungry for more than just a meal. Serving up fresh local produce, Chef Brad is part of the Slow Food Chefs Alliance and switches up the sustainable menus depending on what's coming through the kitchen doors every day. Each dish celebrates life in B.C., using only the best ingredients available and working with amazing farmers, fishermen and foragers to provide an experience that captures the essence of Vancouver Island. Handcrafted seasonal cocktails showcase the best of Vancouver Island products and the bar program highlights the region's bounties with an impressive selection of B.C. distilleries, breweries and rare Canadian whiskeys. The thoughtfully curated wine list focuses on small-batch producers that showcase the Okanagan and Vancouver Island's best wineries, alongside premium international selections.

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