Written By Holly Brooke Events / Places / Victoria Apr 14, 2014 Where to Get Easter Brunch SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSpring is here and Easter is right around the corner. For many of us, this means sweet chocolates and Sunday Brunch.Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring. It’s a time to gather with our friends and family to celebrate traditions and new beginnings. In Victoria, spring is in full bloom; cherry blossoms float in the air and daffodils line our streets. It’s an exciting time of year as we start making plans for summer—for the garden, for fixing things around the house and of course, there’s the Easter brunch menu…However, if you’d prefer to just sit back and relax while sampling classic, delicious brunch fare, consider the following restaurants for this year’s Easter feast. You’ll find something for the whole family, too, from Easter egg hunts, to crafts making for the kids, to mimosas and hot cross buns.Be sure to book your reservations in advance! Aura Waterfront RestaurantThis year’s menu offers a wide selection of fresh salads, egg dishes, roast beef, ham, hot crossed buns, chocolates, tarts, and coconut lime slices. Chef Ito will have a cookie making station for kids, too!Time: Sunday, April 20, 10:00-12:30Cost: Adults: $46Children 6-11: $23Under 5: Free680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC (250) 414-6739website The Marina RestaurantEnjoy a traditional West Coast buffet featuring seafood selections, domestic and international cheeses, assorted sushi, carving stations, salads, and an assortment of decadent desserts. Be sure to take part in the Easter egg hunt!Time: Easter Sunday: SOLD OUT (wait list only)Easter Monday: 10:30-12:30 (reservations required)Cost: Adults: $39.95Seniors: $34.95Children under 12: $19.951327 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC (250) 598-8555website Oak Bay Beach HotelThere will be a buffet brunch in the David Foster Theatre featuring live music, a photo booth, and a special children’s buffet! Guests can enjoy pancakes, free-range eggs, a carving station, and a desert station.Time: Sunday, April 20, 10:00-2:30Cost: Adults: $44.00Children 6-12: $22.00Under 6: Free1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC (250)598-4556website Blue Crab Seafood HouseA buffet featuring fresh seafood, mixed greens, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, chef-carved ham, grilled maple sausages, and house made deserts. View the menuTime: Sunday, April 20, 10:30-2:00Cost: Adults: $32.95Children under 10: $12.95Under 3: Free146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC (250) 480-1999website Hotel Grand Pacific The Grand Pacific brunch menu will feature fresh fruits, sliced meats and cheeses, smoked and cured fish platters, eggs made to perfection, French toast, a carving station, and delicious house made desserts. View the menuTime: Sunday April 20, 10:30-2:00Cost: Adults: $39.00Children 5-12: $19.50Children 4 and under: Free463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC, (250) 380-4458website Fairmont EmpressThe buffet brunch will be served in the Crystal Ballroom. Enjoy farm fresh eggs, stuffed French toast, bacon and sausages, roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables, fresh baked Portofino bread and Vancouver Island cheeses, cured and smoked fish platters, pastas, and a large selection of gourmet deserts. View the menuTime: Sunday, April 20, 10:00-1:00Cost: Adults: $55.00Children: $27.50721 Government Street, Victoria, BC (250) 389-2727website Add a nice drive to your Sunday and check out the following locations:Brentwood Bay ResortA buffet brunch served in the Seagrille dining room. Featuring an assortment of pastries and fresh fruits, classic Eggs Benedict, English bangers and double smoked bacon, seafood ceviche, fresh cheeses, and chef’s deserts. View the menuTime: Sunday, April 20, 10:00-2:00Cost: Adults: $34.95Seniors: $31.95Children 6-12: $19.95Children under 5: Free849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC (250) 544-2079website Bear Mountain Resort (Bella Montagna)A great event for families with children! Visit the Bunny House with live bunnies, bounce in the Bouncy Castle, and greet THE Easter Bunny! Guests can enjoy house-made granola with fresh fruits, a selection of eggs, pancakes, smoked bacon, and fresh BC cheeses. View the menuTime: Sunday, April 20, 10:00-1:30Cost: Adults: $45Tweens 11-14yrs: $19Children 7-10: $12Children 6 and under: Free1999 County Way, Victoria, BC (888)533-2327website Merridale Estate CideryTake a drive up to Cobble Hill to visit beautiful Merridale Cidery and pick up some delicious cider while you’re at it! This Easter event is bound to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy lunch on Friday, Saturday, or Monday, or go for Easter Sunday brunch. There will be a scavenger hunt each day! Children under 10 can take part in a coloring contest, too (download the .pdf here). The specially prepared lunch menu will include a choice of brick-oven pizzas for lunch with a glass of wine for parents, while kids can enjoy a glass of juice and either pizza, chicken strips, quesadillas, or meatball sliders. Sunday brunch will include a mimosa for parents, and a choice of either Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine. Kids can choose from a kid’s benni, buttermilk pancakes, Merridale eggs, toast, sausage or bacon, and a chocolate treat.Time: Friday, April 18 – Monday, April 21, 11:00 – 3:00Cost: Adults: $20 (includes a drink, meal and the hunt)Children: $9 (includes a drink, meal and the hunt)1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC 1-800-998-9908website In Vancouver? Check out these:The Fish House in Stanley ParkTime: Monday to Friday 11:30 – late & Saturday, Sunday 11am – late.Cost: Standard brunchAddress: 8901 Stanley Park Drive Vancouver, BC, Phone: (604) 681-7275 Raincity GrillTime: Friday 11:30am onward, Brunch Sat. & Sun. 10:00 am – 3:00 pmCost: Standard brunchAddress: 1193 Denman St Vancouver BC, 604 685 7337 Pan Pacific’s Cafe PacificaTime: Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 am – 3:00 pmCost: Adults $ 74, Seniors $ 70Children to age 12, $ 37. Children 5 & under freeAddress: 999 Canada Pl #300 Vancouver, BC (604) 662-8111Merridale Estate Cidery SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Holly Brooke Holly Brooke is a true B.C. gal. Having lived on the west coast most of her life, except for several years in the Kootenay's where she canoed and fished and lived in a tipi, she's very much at home outdoors and in the kitchen. ... Read More You may also like Events / Victoria July 17, 2017 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pictured above: The first Feast of Fields Vancouver Island organizing committee. (Left to right) Sinclair Philip, Alfons Obererlacher, Mara Jernigan, ... Read More Events / First Look July 1, 2017 Up Island News & Buzz (July/August 2017) This past winter gave all of us extra appreciation for a much anticipated warm sunny Island summer; the lineup of food and drink festivals ahead is ... 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