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#21 Matt R.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

No oysters, clams or mussels? Too bad.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

They are open! (three days now). Special on sandwiches (smoked salmon, smoked tuna, and a few others) and soup (chowder - loaded with smoked salmon...eating it right now) - all $5 right now (not sure how long for). Also bought some candied salmon (they have quite a few types - all smoked themselves in Qualicum).

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

Awesome and good luck to them; this will be a great addition to d/t and nice change from the usual 'chain' eateries. I'll definitely check it out. Presume the salmon is wild and not farmed? And offhand cfbnp200e do you recall what they were charging for the candied salmon? Looking forward to trying the seafood chowder......:muching_out:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

They had about 7-8 types of salmon (candied, smoked, jerky, spicy, not-spicy...). Somewhere in the $5-$7 per 100g territory - I bought the candied at $5 per 100g. I'm assuming wild as well - they've been smoking salmon for years - have just decided to try a restaurant/storefront for the first time, she mentioned. Salmon mousse was also good (nice tray of samples there to test).

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Hmmm, this place has ZERO* signage. Strange, considering they have been prepping for over 6 months.

* Maybe they have an a-frame they haul out when open, but this morning when I walked by there was not a thing to indicate what the space is.
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#26 cfbnp200e

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hook Fine Foods giving it another try - sounds like it might be a Red Fish Blue Fish Two?
I'm all for that, I almost never go to the other one because when I'm craving them, there's always a huge line-up.

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#27 julienne

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

Excerpts from the press release


Victoria's "Top Chef" hoping to hook the Garden City on Tartines

(New Antique Row restaurant, 'Fish Hook,' expected to open early August)


July 22, 2014 - Victoria, BC - Former "Top Chef Canada" contender and Red Fish Blue Fish mastermind Kunal Ghose has joined forces with Hook Fine Foods entrepreneur Steve Kerr to offer downtown Victoria its next big foodie trend: a unique take on the tartine.


Serving both sit down and take away customers, Fish Hook will offer not only tartines, but a wide selection of salads, soups and daily-produced pickles, all featuring a variety of sustainable, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients.


Ghose’s version of the iconic French open-faced sandwich, created exclusively for Fish Hook, combines the 30-year tradition of beautifully cured and smoked fish products offered through Kerr’s successful Hook Fine Foods, with locally grown heirloom vegetables and fresh bread sourced through another Victoria institution, Irene’s Bakery. A perfectly toasted baguette delivers a tasty combination of delicately smoked fish and crispy pickled heirloom vegetables as one tartine option. Hooked smoked Fanny Bay Oysters with crispy shallots, herbed chive mustard, red chili honey and daily pickles is another.


Fish Hook’s rotating menu will debut with a total of nine tartines, three salads, house pickled seasonal organic veggies, two mainstay meals – including a daily fish curry -- and a duet of soups – one chowder and one bisque.


“Chowder is something I’m known for on the Island, says Ghose. “My newest chowder may be one of the biggest draws for Fish Hook,” describing his soon-to-be famous hot fix as a “thyme-chili roasted potato chowder, combining a coconut-smoked fish broth with a halibut confit.”

“I love being part of the rich and varied restaurant culture Victoria has to offer, "says Ghose, " and hope to keep bringing new ideas and flavours to the table."


Fish Hook – located at 805 Fort Street, near Blanshard Street -- will have 10 seats inside, four seats outside, and access to a new 20-seat courtyard area, Fort Street Common. Upon its opening in early August, the restaurant will be open 11 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday.


#28 vicernie

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

oh no! another great downtown eatery.  getting so I can't choose.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

If its a fraction the quality of Red Fish Blue Fish I'll be very happy. Took my brother in law from Saskatchewan to RFBF last month; he claimed his co-workers in Regina raved about it so much he considered it one of the must-do highlights of his visit here. When we got around to sampling the lunch 'wowee' was it worth the line up. The fish tacos were out of this world. If this place is half as good I'll definitely be a fan.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

Whoa a Tartine place? I used to go to these type of places religiously in Europe in the 1990s. Sounds awesome.

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#31 sasamat

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

I finally checked out Fish Hook on my lunch break today. There's about 10 different tartines on offer; eight of them have smoked tuna, smoked salmon or... I want to say smoked cod, but I forget; one has hardboiled eggs, and one is strictly veg. There was a prawn bisque on the menu, and a daily seafood curry served as a soup or with basmati rice. They also have a few salads (to which you can add smoked fish, prawns or eggs for $2.50), which is great, because sometimes I want a light lunch with protein in it.


I got two tuna melt tartines today, and they were delicious. I had a bit of a dilemma because one tartine isn't quite big enough for lunch, but two is a little more than I usually eat. I think I'll try the tartine + salad route next time. As much as I enjoy a tartine, I wish it was a traditional sandwich with two pieces of bread. It would make it a bit more filling and easier to eat. I got mine to go, and some of the topping was stuck to the wrapper when I went to eat them. Minor complaint.


I was a Hook regular when it was open and this place is miles ahead of it when it comes to lunch offerings. I'll probably go back tomorrow. And the next day.

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#32 tedward

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

For those of who are gastronomically challenged (I had to look it up):  tar·tine  (tär-temacr.gifnprime.gif) n. A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread. (dictonary)

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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:27 AM

Hey thanks for that. I wondered that myself but hadn't gotten around to looking up the meaning.
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#34 Kikadee

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

I think the open-faced sandwich is called 'smorrebrod' or 'smear bread' in Scandinavian countries. Delicious! Can't wait to try these tartines.

#35 laconic

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:59 PM

Fishhook Mermaid Wharf is now Tug



#36 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:00 PM

Are we to assume Tug is not operated by Fish Hook/Dobosala?

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#37 Klapecki

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:35 PM

I believe It’s now same owner as bent mast and rebar.

Edited by Klapecki, 26 June 2020 - 04:35 PM.

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