A Victoria Romantic Night Out At Vista 18

Romance freely flows here. Maybe it’s the views, the wine, the menu, or perhaps the soft glow. Regardless, Vista 18 is the place to take the one you love.

There’s more to dining out than just the taste of the food. Dining with all the senses makes for a much richer experience. And that’s what you’ll find at Vista 18 in Victoria.

Romance freely flows here. Maybe it’s the views or perhaps it’s the atmosphere, soft glow. Regardless, this is where to dine when you want a special night out with the one you love. Located on the 18th floor of Chateau Victoria, Vista 18 boasts the highest restaurant views in all of Victoria.

Windows pristinely surround the restaurant and tables are perfectly placed along the outside walls to ensure every table gets quality views of the city and ocean.

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But the breathtaking views, while phenomenal, aren’t the only draw at Vista 18. The food here tantalizes the food critic within. With a regularly rotating menu, the chef assures that each visit brings variety and quality dishes, no matter the pallet.

Our romantic dinner began just after a gorgeous sunset.

Seriously, romance exudes here. From every window, the sky showed off incredible pinks, oranges and purples as the sun descended on the horizon.

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As we settled into our seats for the evening, we quickly relaxed into the comfort of each other’s company. It’s easy to do here.




Our server helped us settle in as she shared the specials and wine parings with us. From duck, beef brisket, and tuna to lamb shank, and snow crab, Vista 18 will have the perfect selection for you.

Gluten free and vegetarian selections are also available, but if you’re like me you may feel overwhelmed and need some help selecting your entree.

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I advise talking with your server about what he or she recommends. Generally they know the menu quite well and can help steer you toward something that will suite your tastes. Ask questions. Be curious. They are there to help.

Our server boldly suggested I not make a substitution with a flavour combination and I’m so glad I listened.

Since wasabi is not a flavour I regularly choose, I thought omitting it would make the dish better for me. Our server challenged me to give it a chance anyway.

I decided to listen and wow, did she ever know what she was talking about. The chef at Vista 18 expertly marries flavours and can be trusted to create something you will surely love.

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Scrumptious soup, sensational salad, exciting entrees, delectable desserts and positively perfect panoramas all await at Vista 18.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just need to get out for a special dinner, Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria is a perfect choice.

Since Vista 18 is on the top floor of Chateau Victoria and we were staying in one of their romantic suite just one floor down it was so nice to slip away into the elevator and continue on with our evening.

Chateau Victoria was the perfect choice for our romantic getaway since it has an award winning cocktail lounge off the lobby, a top rated restaurant with jaw dropping sunset views and its just 5 minutes Victoria Harbour. In fact, we walked from the hotel to our whale watching tour and ocean kayaking is just a stroll away as well.

Looking for an unforgettable romantic getaway to Victoria? Browse our list of 10 unforgettable Victoria romantic dates and start dreaming!

Vista 18 Restaurant & Lounge

Website: vista18.com

Phone: 250.382.9258

Reservation: Open Table reservations

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Chateau Victoria

The Chateau Victoria provides spacious and affordable accommodation in the heart of downtown Victoria. Suites are our specialty! With such a wide selection of rooms and suites, exceptional customer service, and convenient downtown location, we’re confident you’ll enjoy your stay at Chateau Victoria. Traveling Islanders have been here. Ask us! 

While our evening out at Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria was complimentary our thoughts and opinions are our own as always.


  • Great post about the Chateau Victoria guys! I’m sold! - Reply

    • Thanks Sarah! We hope you get to go and enjoy a romantic getaway to Chateau Victoria someday! - Reply