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#41 Mike K.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

Please continue the discussion on tipping in this new thread.

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#42 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I don't know what the kitchen staff at Spinnaker's are doing, but they should keep it up! Finally my local pub has fare with many local ingredients that is presented well and tastes great.

Two meals I've had there over the last month or so have been exemplary and far from the drab food that Spinnaker's had become known for over the years. When I mentioned this to the server she said that several people had recently approached her with the same feedback.

Anyway, hats off to the crew for making a turn around. I hope things stay at this level from now on.

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#43 Gary H

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

^ I completely agree! While I don't have history with this place, we've been there three times since we arrived (moving and unpacking tends to make you thirsty for BEER) and the food has been great. I've posted a few dish pics on forkjoy.com, their chicken fettuccine is particularly good. :cheers:

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#44 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Their daily pub pies are always different and always amazing

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:55 AM

We had a meal at Spinnaker's in September. It was mid week, we arrived early for a window seat just prior to sunset. Service was nicely cadenced, and food was simply delicious. By the time we left, the place was packed. We look forward to returning. :thumbsup:



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:51 AM

Has anyone mentioned Spinnakers is opening a mini restaurant/pub at the airport?


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#47 Mike K.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 08:07 AM

Another one, not just On the Fly air side but another restaurant?

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#48 Dr. Barillas

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

Used to be a big fan of this spot, though recently it has become quite boring. I think it's time for a menu update/change and possibly some new chairs that don't feel like they're going to crumble beneath you.

 

 

 

I also overheard the growler filling woman tell a man to make sure he cleans his growlers with soap. Sacrilege.


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#49 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:58 PM

Used to be a big fan of this spot, though recently it has become quite boring. I think it's time for a menu update/change and possibly some new chairs that don't feel like they're going to crumble beneath you.

 

 

 

I also overheard the growler filling woman tell a man to make sure he cleans his growlers with soap. Sacrilege.

Had a business lunch there with a client in the fall; it was ok but as I recall we weren't overwhelmed.

 

I think if the menu were a bit more mainstream rather than trying to be what I will term "nouveau West Coast el Snob" it be might better served. Then again that is purely my opinion as I tend to be much more of a fan of old style "just like mom made it" meatloaf, steamed veggies and garlic mashed potato's rather than "chicken liver mousse" or "goat cheese and beet salad" or "mushroom and beer pizza".

 

Once upon a time they featured one of the very best Baron of Beef sandwiches in Victoria, circa 2008-ish. Perhaps they thought it was too pedestrian an offering since I noted with regret that it was no longer on the menu. It should be...and it should be on there waaaaay in advance of one current option, "Roasted Yarrow Lake Duck Breast with pickled BC Cherries". IMO at any rate....


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#50 ZGsta

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:24 PM

Had a business lunch there with a client in the fall; it was ok but as I recall we weren't overwhelmed.

 

I think if the menu were a bit more mainstream rather than trying to be what I will term "nouveau West Coast el Snob" it be might better served. Then again that is purely my opinion as I tend to be much more of a fan of old style "just like mom made it" meatloaf, steamed veggies and garlic mashed potato's rather than "chicken liver mousse" or "goat cheese and beet salad" or "mushroom and beer pizza".

 

Once upon a time they featured one of the very best Baron of Beef sandwiches in Victoria, circa 2008-ish. Perhaps they thought it was too pedestrian an offering since I noted with regret that it was no longer on the menu. It should be...and it should be on there waaaaay in advance of one current option, "Roasted Yarrow Lake Duck Breast with pickled BC Cherries". IMO at any rate....

 

Wait you think SPINNAKERS has too much of a noveau snobby menu? SPINNAKERS?

Haha, that is the most Victoria complaint I've heard lately  :)


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

^And that's why God created J.J. Morgan and the Apple Tree.
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#52 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:05 PM

^And that's why God created J.J. Morgan and the Apple Tree.

Wouldn't know, have never been to either. I think my point re: Spinnaker's was fairly clear though. I presume I don't need to spell it out using very small, mono-syllabic words.....


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#53 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:37 PM

SPINNAKERS IS ON FIRE!

 

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#54 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:52 PM

pics coming in from Prom residents show huge smoke from Spinnakers building.  Gary H may be able to find someone on that side of the building ?



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:54 PM

Live video:https://www.facebook...54713368114362/

 

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#57 Nparker

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:56 PM

:eek:



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:03 PM

Traditional fall chimney fire. Not sure if the chimney is used for wood only or for cooking too.

 

 

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#59 Nparker

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:04 PM

Traditional fall chimney fire. Not sure if the chimney is used for wood only or for cooking too.

Hopefully damage is limited.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:07 PM

The picture in post #56 looks like more than a chimney fire.



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