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“It's a Favourite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blighty's Bistro

Blighty's Bistro
Ranked #47 of 1,180 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It's a Favourite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We have eaten at Blighty's many times, again last night, and never been disappointed, the food is always great. The owner Richelle is always present, recommending menu items and encouraging guests to try something different if they can't make up their minds. The menu is simple and good, see their website for the menu items. Stuffed dates and Albacore Tuna Salad made for a great combination of appetizer and main. The restaurant is intimate and romantic, the walls are decorated with original artwork. Will return? Definitely!

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English first
Victoria, Canada
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Consistently Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Yes this restaurant is everything that other reviewers claim it to be. The food is always delicious. The service is always friendly and comfortable. We went again to Blighty's last night for dinner. My wife had a cup of the pea soup to start, and it was fresh and fantastic. I had an escabeche, with crisper style halibut and salmon and it was deliciously flavoured.

For the main course my wife had salmon with quinoa and I had the pork with mashed potato. Both meals were excellent. The chef is really good with his flavours, and the food strikes the perfect balance between comfortable bistro fare and upscale fine dining. The generous portions mean there is little room for dessert. However, it is so hard to resist that little box of dessert ideas that the server brings around.

A great neighbourhood place right at the gateway to Oak Bay. Victorians who haven't been here should give it a try; visitors to Victoria should check it out - it's the sort of place you wish you could find when you go travelling somewhere, and it's really only a few minutes from downtown.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank SalishSea101
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Victoria, Canada
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

While small the food and service are excellent which is a credit to the onsite owners

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1 Thank youngbadger
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Whidbey Island, WA
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Great Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This very small cafe is wonderful with original delicious meals. The menu is limited but everything is done well. Great service and convenient to Oak Bay. Not much of a view but the food is worth it!

Visited July 2012
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“A Gem in Oak Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Blighty's has stepped up to the plate and is a real Oak Bay gem. The atmosphere is pleasant, the owner and wait staff are knowledgeable & Fun!

We were at the restaurant recently and the four of us each ordered differently, but with the same results ... Outstanding.

I started with the Stuffed Dates and finished with the fresh Halibut + basil salad.

Blightys is 15 minute drive from the Inner Harbour of Victoria ... worth the drive!

  • Visited June 2012
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