Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. Relax with the best views in the city on our harbour facing Veranda. Steeped in the history of the Fairmont Empress but with a modern feel, Q at the Empress is the place to be on Vancouver Island.
The Pacific Northwest cuisine is based on regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, and utilizes our own chef's herb and vegetable garden to ensure a fresh and unique meal. Our carefully curated menu features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings.
Some of our local offerings in May include products from The Whole Beast Salumerie (charcuterie & artisanal cured meats), Finest at Sea (fresh seafood), Olive the Senses (local olive oils and vinegars), Natural Pastures (fior di latte and comox brie), Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, Salt Spring Island Sea Salt, Cowichan Pasta, Saanich Organics (organic vegetables), Sunwing Farms (summer heirloom tomatoes, baby cucumbers, carrots and peppers), Mason Street Farm (organic greens, select vegetables), Barnston Island Herbs, Mikuni Wild Harvest (fine vintage vinegars and local foraged products), Yarrow Meadows Duck Farm, Two Rivers Meats and locally foraged mushrooms from Bill Jones.