If you like curry, then the Bengal room in the Empress is really good, and the room is lovely. I did high tea at The Gatsby House on Government St. And if your looking for a nice drive then I would recommend going to the town of Chemainus. Not too far a drive maybe 45 minutes. It's a little town that has many murals painted on the buildings that give the history of the town. You can even take a horse carriage ride through the town while the driver explains its history. I think we paid something like $10.00 each. Crazy when you think that they charge 5x more in Victoria. A horse is a horse of course of course, right? lol. Cute shops, and nice tea shops. Also we like to stay in the Queen Victoria hotel, my dh and I, but when I go with girl friends we do B&B's. Dashwood Manor is very nice, and I've stayed at Binner's, very nice and friendly people. Good location, out of the hustle and bustle, but close to the ocean. And if you find yourself getting thirsty, try The Beagle Pub on Cook Street. And make sure you take in Beacon Hill Park. Oh I love Victoria, always something to do :) Have fun.