Victoria BC Restaurant - 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, Butternut Squash Agnolotti, 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

June 22-26 – The 17th Victoria Ska and Reggae starts Wednesday the 22 and continues throughout the weekend. It is always a great time, check out the link below for full event details and prices.

June 25 – Are you ready for an evening with Meatloaf? He will be performing some of your favorites at Save On Foods Memorial Arena starting at 8:00pm, get your tickets before it’s too late.

June 30 – Ana Popovic and her electric guitar will be lighting up Centennial Square. Show starts at 7:30pm for anyone that doesn’t want to miss her fiery performance.

July 1 – On a Friday this year, Canada Day should be the start of a great long weekend. There will most certainly be some patriotic features on the go at John’s Place, hope to see you there!

July 22 – The Tragically Hip’s “Man Machine Poem Tour” officially kicks off at 7:00pm Friday night. This will definitely be a tour to remember so don’t miss out if your able to go!

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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