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“Perfect In Every Way”
Review of Blighty's Bistro

Blighty's Bistro
Ranked #86 of 1,227 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The food was impeccably prepared. The scallops were perfectly cooked and oh so good. The salad dressing had a touch of vanilla. Very unusual and very tasty. The Caesar (which I am not normally fond of) was wonderful too. We both had the filet which was well seasoned and cooked to order. Good wine list. Great, reasonably priced reds. We chose a Malbec which lived up to our standards. Although everything was perfect, it was the owner/server who really made our meal. It was so nice to talk with someone who loves what she does, knows her business, and cares about people. The only suggestion I could possibly make is to incorporate another entree or two that isn't game on the menu. We would have returned another night for dinner during our stay but lamb, venison, and duck don't appeal to me. That is just my personal preference, not a criticism of the restaurant. Wonderful experience, highlight of our meals in Victoria.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The restaurant is warm and cozy, only one other table the night we were there, so we didn't get the whole "local crowd" in attendance. Our hostess was wonderful, made us feel very welcome. The food was excellent and the desserts tasty and inventive. We'll be back.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had a wonderful birthday last Saturday. The food and wine, ambiance and especially the staff, made my evening so very special. I just love this place. A real "Oak Bay" treasure. If I was visiting Victoria, BC, Canada, and wanted to get a sense of the Canadian culture, the food and the life style, this would be my first choice place to spend an evening.

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1  Thank bsmith821
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Blighty's is an owner-operated neighborhood bistro a few blocks from where we're staying so we and some friends decided to check it out.

On arrival, we were warmly welcomed and seated in a comfortable room which quickly filled up with a convivial group of locals and visitors. The menu is fairly small as is the carefully-chosen wine list. We were encouraged to ask questions about the menu and all were answered very knowledgeably. We also learned the kitchen is very accommodating of dietary preferences, always big plus.

Fresh chanterelle soup was available so we started with that. Very good. Our entrees were excellent: the venison strip loin, duck breast, and scallops were all perfectly done and accompanied by small servings of vegetables and either cous cous, quinoa, or mashed potatoes. Portions were just right. We tried two desserts, pavlova with berries and chocolate ganache cake. Both very good.

Overall, prices are a bit high but we thoroughly enjoyed dining here and will be back.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Hadn't been to Blighty's in awhile although we have been there many times. Of course Rachelle (the owner) was working on the floor and doing it all as usual. She's great! The room is cozy and warm and her service was excellent. The menu was also tops with tough decisions with both the starters and the mains. I went for the special squash soup to start and we also shared the prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with goats cheese mmm.. For mains we had the Lamb Shank and the Curried chicken which were both excellent!
The highlight though had to be the homemade (Rachelle makes it) "sticky cake" topped in a caramel sauce. Wow that was dangerously good! Great wine list too and good prices all round! Won't be so long before we go back!

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Thank tylercon
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