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“Absolutely awesome--Just go”
Review of Blighty's Bistro

Blighty's Bistro
Ranked #60 of 1,188 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Kelowna, Canada
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58 reviews
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“Absolutely awesome--Just go”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We haven't been to Victoria in almost 8 years and we decided this time to go to restaurants that were not chains(Moxie's, Milestones etc). The first one we went too was Blighty's. In two words, perfect and amazing. The best restaurants in many cases are not ones that spent a fortune on decor or on the building. They spend it on quality ingredients and hire an amazing executive chef. Richelle provides you with an amazing experience. We ended up having her as our waitress. Personable, funny, very knowledgeable and she makes you feel like a welcomed guest to her intimate bistro.
We ordered the lamb shank and beef tenderloin. Outstanding! We narrowed down what wine we were going to have with our meals and Richelle helped us decide on the right one. The wine list may not be extensive, but she has some of the best wines available. As for desserts, she has an interesting way of presenting them. Again, it was excellent.
And for those who have a gluten intolerance, Richelle provides excellent options.

  • Visited December 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Love this very personalized restaurant”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have dined here twice and loved it both times. Not only is the food creative and exquisitely made, but the service is so personal. You feel like a real, welcome guest, an individual. It's small, intimate, colourful ...just a wonderful place for a special meal.

  • Visited April 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“WOW!!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have been out of the country for quite some time and when we came back to Blighty's, we saw the fabulous design changes, re-connected with Rachelle and were pleasantly reminded what a truly outstanding eatery this is. A quiet intimate evening, the sounds of an excellent guitarist in the background and not surprisingly, an amazing meal, yet again. It was like coming home. This is one of the finest restaurants and best values not only in Victoria, but in all the places we've traveled.

  • Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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119 reviews
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“Perfect In Every Way”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, BC
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“Engaging and delicious”
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.

  • Visited October 2013
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