Victoria BC Restaurant - John's Place


Lunch at John's Place

John Cantin - Chef and Owner

John Cantin – Chef and Owner

Real Food at Real Prices


I was a junior member of the Canadian Team at the Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany, 1976. It certainly was an eye opener but diner food has always been my favourite. We have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past 30 years at John’s Place Restaurant in Victoria, BC. Canada. We make everything from scratch including our herb bread, corn bread, banana bread, homemade pies, cheesecakes and all our salad dressings. When Food Network Canada was filming in November for our fall shoot we made our Southwestern Meatloaf,  Mile High Apple Pie, Belgian Waffles with our own cream cheese syrup and our best seller, Eggs Benedict with an authentic real butter hollandaise sauce and we had a blast doing it.

Our regular breakfast service also includes, Yankee Corned Beef Hash, Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Chorizo sausage and Italian Chicken sausage. Tex Mex Egg Burritos, Heavenly Pancakes, Gluten Free Items and many more.

Our regular lunch menu includes such diner staples as House Made Burgers, Real Clubhouse Sandwiches, BBQ Sirloin Sandwiches, Homemade Omelettes, Albacore Tuna Salad, Warm Spinach Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Crispy Chicken Salad, Real Falafels and many more.

Our regular dinner service features such favourites as our Creamy Tortellini, Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, Rawinder’s Butter Chicken, Thai Chicken & Cashews, Venice Rice Balls, Halibut Fish n Chips, Southwestern Meatloaf, Bangers n Mash, Shepherds Pie and many more! Find out why our restaurant lineups keep growing after 30 years! Welcome to our home away from home!

Coming Events

Aug 24-Sept 4 – Celebrating 30 years of making Victoria laugh, cry and so many other things, the Victoria Fringe Festival is back. Events will be ongoing and updated throughout the 2 week period so make sure you don’t miss out.    Victoria Fringe Festival

Sept 9-10 – The Great Canadian Beer Festival is taking over Royal Athletic Park Friday from 3pm-8pm, and Saturday 12pm-5pm. Come on down and sample all the local and international flavours!

Sept 8-11 – The McPherson Playhouse will be hosting another round of Monty Python shenanigans when “Spamalot” returns for another showing. This will only be a short run from Thursday Sept 8 to Sunday Sept 11 so make sure you don’t miss out.

Sept 14 – Got Beatle fever? Fret no longer because “Beatlemania” is coming to McPherson Playhouse to entertain you with all the classics, one night only!

Here is what our customers say about us:

The food here is consistently excellent, but is also the pleasantness of the staff that sets it apart.

“Best pancakes ever! For the past 15 years Palm Springs California was in first place, not anymore!
Yours is now in 1st”

The Plunketts
Bend, Oregon
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