British Columbia,Canada,Cuisine,Pacific Northwest,Pub,Type,Victoria,Western

The Flying Otter Grill (Victoria, BC)

26 Jul , 2012  

A couple weeks ago, I went over to Victoria for the weekend to play in the 8th Annual Victoria Dodgeball Championships. On Sunday morning, we decided to have a late lunch before catching the ferry back home. The Pink Bicycle wasn’t open yet, and we were starving, so I drove around until I spotted Flying Otter in the harbour.

The Flying Otter Grill

It reminded me that it had connections with Flying Beaver Bar & Grill, located in Richmond, BC, as they both serve as terminals for the Harbour Air Seaplanes.

The Flying Otter Grill

I opted to sit on the heated + covered patio/dock to hopefully get a glimpse of the seaplanes coming in, but all we saw was this whale watching tour boat come back in. 

The Flying Otter Grill

We started off with a Wok Style Calamari – Spicy tender calamari with chili-lime aioli $12.50, surprisingly good and with a spicy kick to it as well. This was none of that unoriginal fried batter circles of squid, but instead squid prepared with care, carefully sliced and coated with the lightest amount of batter possible, doused in chili flakes and oil. Seriously recommended.

The Flying Otter Grill

Val ordered a Roasted Chicken Pizza – with guacamole, red peppers, jalapeños, fresh spinach and a BBQ sauce drizzle $13

The Flying Otter Grill

I can eat spicy, but this was a whole nother kind of spicy, so much that I stopped eating my second slice and just gave up. Something about the dry spice rub used for the chicken was just way too much for me to handle.

The Flying Otter Grill

I ordered the Salmon Wellington Wild BC salmon filet wrapped in puff pastry and topped with a lemon-leek sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables $16.

The Flying Otter Grill

2/3 ain’t bad, especially when both of them were executed near perfectly.

Just like the calamari, I was pleasantly surprised with this. Actually no, I was more blown away that a pub could serve up food like this, and not only that, but for $16!! My salmon was still tender and moist (I hate using that word to describe food but there’s really no getting around it with this), the mash wonderfully creamy with the lemon-leek sauce.

The Flying Otter Grill

Flying Otter Grill
(250) 414-4220
950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC
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