1515 Douglas Street, an office complex recently completed across from Victoria's City Hall, will be home to Vancouver-based Toptable Group's newest fine dining restaurant. Citified.ca
Vancouver's high-end Toptable Group to open raw and seafood-themed restaurant in downtown Victoria
Published July 8, 2019
The yet unnamed project will be situated in a ground level space along 1515 Douglas’ Cormorant and Douglas streets frontages.
A building permit has been issued by the City of Victoria for tenant improvements to build out a space for approximately 130 patrons, including capacity for 30 seats on an exterior patio. The work is expected to be completed later this year.
Victoria-raised executive chef Kristian Eligh, who rose to the upper echelons of Vancouver’s fine dining industry, is heading up the project for Toptable with a focus on raw and seafood-themed ingredients.
Toptable operates some of Vancouver’s most renowned culinary hot-stops that include Cin Cin, Blue Water Café and Araxi.
The company's expansion to Victoria marks yet another westbound pursuit by Vancouver-based eateries drawn to the Capital's changing demographics and penchant for new dining experiences.
Although Vancouver’s culinary muscling-in on south Island turf has surged in recent years, Victoria’s foodies have reciprocated with their own exports to the Big City. Old Town’s Jam breakfast diner is serving up Victoria brunch in Vancouver’s Gastown and the team behind The Reef now runs two locations on the mainland (albeit the original Victoria location closed to make way for El Furniture Warehouse). And perhaps the most famous Victoria export is Noodlebox, a chain of east Asian-themed noodle and rice street food take-outs now several locations strong in Metro Vancouver. C
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