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Glo Restaurant and Lounge offers unparalleled views of the Selkirk Waterway minutes from Downtown. The interior is comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the waterway and offers a sleek & modern design with inviting booths and plenty of seating at our 360° bar.
PRICE RANGE
C$20 - C$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed January 15, 2024

We've eaten at Glo many times but maybe not for brunch. The brunch menu was very small and disappointing. Still we had the traditional breakfast and the eggs benedict both were at best average. We often have brunch on the weekend at many Victoria restaurants,...this did not meet Victoria standards. Our server and the atmosphere were lovely so that helped AND it was quiet and not crowded - we arrived at 11AM on a Sunday.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Guest Relations, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2024

Hello, thank you for your candid review. We sincerely apologize for your disappointing brunch experience. As you have dined with us before, you know this is not up to the standards we hold for ourselves and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We...More

Reviewed November 19, 2023

We enjoyed Sunday brunch at the Glo restaurant. Beautiful restaurant, nicely decorated for Christmas, beautiful views of the water from every side. Friendly, pleasant young wait staff. Really delicious meals all around but, as I say, a bit expensive. We’d go back again, though.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Guest Relations, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2023

Hello Gloria, thank you for your wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday brunch and that the ambiance, especially our Christmas decorations and the waterfront views, added to your lovely experience. It's wonderful to know that our staff enhanced your visit...More

Reviewed September 10, 2023

Always enjoy Glo, the patio is fantastic on a sunny day. Happy hour food is always good, especially the truffle frites. We always go in by boat since they have their own dock, we have never been disappointed!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 4, 2023

Glo never disappoints. We had dinner with friends from out of town and the food and the service were outstanding. Sat on the patio and watched the sunset. Prices are very good relative to the quality of the food.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 31, 2023

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel when we first arrived in Victoria, really glad they did. The food was pricey, but it was also delicious!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

Horrible experience!!! Racist hostess. I went with my family for lunch. We were a large group, 16 people. I told Venus, the hostess, we were a large group, she asked me how large and I told her 16. She immediately told me she couldn’t accommodate...parties larger than 8, so I told her it was fine if we split into 2 groups of 8. She said they couldn’t accommodate us and when I asked why if we were meeting the max 8 people per group limit, she just said they couldn’t without further explanation. I asked her again why was that, and she turn into the other hostess slightly hesitant and sounding unsure as she asked, “we cannot accommodate two groups of 8, right?” The other hostess said in a very loose and careless tone that she was right. I felt terrible to tell my family that we couldn’t have lunch in that place for no apparent reason. I started to think this would be my last time in Victoria, although I really like the city and its people. We ended up having lunch in another restaurant and the staff was very friendly and reminded me that not all the places and people are the same, I just need to stay away from the ones that don’t welcome me. So if your are non-white or don’t support racism, please stay away from the GLO restaurant . For reference, I’m hispanic, brown skin with accent.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Guest Relations, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2023

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am sincerely sorry to hear of your disappointing experience and can assure you that we do not discriminate based on appearance or race. Due to the size of our restaurant, we...More

Reviewed June 10, 2023

We had a most enjoyable lunch with a view of the bay. Service was great and food was good. Red Sangria's were also made perfect.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed June 8, 2023

Bright and lively, great ambiance with quick service. Birthday dinner for 6 adults and 4 kids. $400. Total. The young ones liked the pizza and fries. The adults rated the pasta meals as not fine dining but pretty good.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 9, 2023 via mobile

Superb service and fantastic tasty food. This place is a total hidden gem. My advice is that if you want to go, book in advance.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 15, 2023 via mobile

Visiting from Seattle and really happy to find a restaurant away from the tourist attractions that seemed like a local favorite and I can see why. The food was excellent but the main reason for making the reservation is the SPIRIT FREE drink menu. It’s...a challenge to find cocktails for non-drinkers on the menu so when I do I try to support those restaurantsMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 20, 2023

Sometimes you just know when you walk thru the door of a new restaurant that this is going to be awesome. It of course starts with outstanding service, your table is ready, the serve polite, efficient and entertaining. The menu has to offer some new...selections that invite exploring. This night we chose a Mongolian Lamp burger and the Buddha bowl with ginger beef. Both were spicy and loaded with flavours, in short outstanding. Will we break our rule of only going to restaurants we havn't been before? Count on it, we will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 12, 2023 via mobile

What great place to enjoy Victoria’s great water scene with a bright we’ll set up restaurant. Service is excellent and food was very good. Nice place to go for a walk after your meal.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 14, 2023

I've been a couple of times in the last month and enjoyed them both. The room is bright, has water views outside the large windows. The tables are well-spaced and the room is not noisy. The servers are pleasant and attentive. Each of the dishes...we've tried has an interesting touch.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Guest R, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2023

Hello Bob, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed our food, service, and view. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. - Glo Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed February 12, 2023 via mobile

Glo has been great every time we’ve visited! Friendly staff, a great happy hour, nice pizzas and decent prices. The best patio in the city with great views!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Guest R, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2023

Hello Jason, thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you always enjoy dining with us and we appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. - Glo Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed February 8, 2023

I went with my adult granddaughter for dinner when she visited me. When we arrived for our 7:00PM reservation the restaurant was all lit by candlelight. The atmosphere, the food and the serving staff are very friendly, helpful, attentive. I had the salmon, but being...celiac they were able to customize my meal for me. We both had crème brûlée for dessert. She was very impressed and happy. After 6:00PM the parking outside was free.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Guest R, General Manager at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2023

Hello, thank you for the favourable review. We are thrilled that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit and that our team was able to customize your meal to fit your dietary needs. We look forward to your next visit! - Glo Guest Relations Manager

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In my experience the restaurant is open to all ages. I didn't see any high chairs around but that doesn't mean they aren't available. You could give them a ring, though directly through their website. Have fun!
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Yes, Glo Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway services.

Glo Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4