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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bustling and deservedly so - it has an interesting menu, and the serving staff run around to ensure that everything is going smoothly. Would happily return.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 8, 2024

Dear Mr. Pinder Kaloti, SpitFire Grill We have always enjoyed coming to the Spitfire Grill with friends and family, The food, service and ambiance have always been enjoyable. When my family was looking for someone where to celebrate my Dad's 87th birthday lunch, we thought...of you as we have had other enjoyable gatherings at your establishment. My parents initially came by the restaurant on Sunday to make the reservation for 10. They were handed a business card and told to call back, that they didn't have time to book and to connect Monday. Today my Mom called to discuss making a reservation and the woman who answered the phone was very rude and hung up on my Mom. My Dad called back and she also was very rude as my Dad attempted to make the reservation. Based on this interaction, we were unable to book. During this time when people want to support local businesses, the attitude and rudeness of your staff certainly make this difficult. My guess is perhaps you are busy enough that you don't want to have locals supporting you. We will be taking our birthday celebration elsewhere and our business is appreciated. Based on this, we will no longer be supporting the Spitfire Grill and will certainly share our experience with others, including Social Media. Warm regards,More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Pinder Kaloti, Owner at Spitfire Grill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2024

Hello Teresa Thanks for your email. There was definitely some miscommunication there, any reservations of 8 or larger have to be approved by me. Hence they were given a business card with my personal email and phone number. When your mother called today she was...More

Reviewed November 13, 2023

It was a last minute decision and we needed something for a quick pick-me-up. First time there, although had heard it was good. I had the clam chowder (loved it) and my husband the burger...no complaints! Need to go again the next time inn Victoria

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023

I am a cook in the area and this restaurant is hand down excellent. Every item is always cooked to perfection with great detail. This eatery is a 5 out of 5

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023

Went to Spitfire Grill after a very long drive from Ucluelet and we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, service and amazing food! Highly recommend the Risotto Crab Balls and the Seafood Crepe.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

This is a good restaurant, better by far than most. It is a bit out of the way but still relatively easy to get to. Near the Victoria BC airport, kind of situated at the end of a runway. Staff is always friendly and quick...to help. The ambience is interesting and, thank goodness, does not have any TVs or bad music playing. The food? Well I have a love for Cobb Salad and have finally found a place that serves an excellent one. I've had it twice so far. My wife had a seafood dish that was great also. We are probably going back tonight for further explorations of the menu. I rate this place highly and do suggest it as a great place to dine.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023 via mobile

After deliberating the menu, we were told by a surly and disinterested waitress that held the things we wanted to order were not available. They had run out of so many ingredients and this was on a Saturday morning! This restaurant is not allergy friendly...at all, doesn’t allow substitutions, and the customer service is non-existent.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed March 19, 2023 via mobile

How could you not like this place? Airplanes, jet fuel and good food. How could it get any better? We stopped on this Sunday morning for a great breakfast. A couple of omelettes and great service. We left content as we always do.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

The food was excellent and worth the wait, but unfortunately the service was very disappointing. We were visiting from out of town and did not know that reservations were recommended. We arrived at 3 hours before closing on Friday night and were lucky to get...a table. Unfortunately the server made it very clear that we were more of a bother to her. Every time she talked to us, she made comments like "sorry, did not get a chance to roll up your cutlery in the napkin", "sorry, I forgot you were my table", etc. By the time we were finished eating, it was still about 1 hour before closing (food took about 40 minutes to arrive) and she never bothered asking us if we wanted coffee or dessert. The guests behind us came after us and their server tended to them much more than ours to us, even offered them dessert and coffee. Our server totally ignored us and after waiting patiently for a long time we had to ask for the bill, even though she was clearing the tables around us and saw that we were finished. When she finally brought the bill, she said, "sorry, but after the hurricane that came through today, I totally forgot that I still had your table to look after". I totally understand that currently many restaurants are understaffed, but to let your customers know at every moment that they are not welcome, is not acceptable. We were patient, never bothered her and always friendly. Even though the food was top, I truly don't feel like returning when we come back to Sidney soon again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

Wonderful dining experience at the Spitfire Grill tonight. Our server Amanda went above and beyond with her attentiveness, efficiency and calmness, while helping to serve a full house. Even though tonight was very busy, Amanda remained calm and cheerful. Food came out prompt, tasty, well...presented and worthy of 5 stars. Overall, an excellent dining experience that leaves us looking forward to many more visits.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

Friendly service, excellent halibut burger, very helpful staff. Take out or eat in. Hoping they’ll finally get outdoor seating set up.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022

We had one member of our family flying out so what a perfect time to visit the Spitfire Grill. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Of course, our meals were also fantastic. This place is a wee bit out of the way, just go past the...terminal turnoff and you will see it on the right-hand side. Once inside you will feel at home and relaxed. The staff are fussy about Covid protocols. We've been a couple of times in the last few months and highly recommend that you stop by.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 23, 2021

Very convenient by airplane probably could park 4 or 5 light aircraft. Good value and delicious food. November 23/2022

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Being Ex Air force and meeting my two sons off the local ferry (one of which is a Pilot) I thought it would be interesting to dine there and enjoy the view of the airport. Not knowing the place had changed hands the new owners...seem to have stripped the memorabilia of old photos, aircraft models and other aviation related material from the restaurant leaving the walls and ceiling a stark bareness of former days. I know this supposed to be a review of the food and my Rueben was inedible and my son a Vegan had a choice of two items on the menu ( one of which was not available on that day ) so sorry Spitfire Grill, cant say I will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Really nice visit to a unique restaurant. The food was good, not great, but we sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of an airport. Service was really good despite them being short staffed. Nice visit!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Spitfire Grill Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4