Fireside Grill Victoria | Restomaps Restaurant

Fireside Grill is a local favorite, in a lovingly restored heritage Tudor estate, offering farm-to-table cuisine, extensive wine and beverage selections, and a unique ambiance featuring several indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Nestled in a grove of wild oak trees, and meticulously maintained gardens, Fireside Grill is located only 10 minutes drive from the downtown core and offers a distinctly Victorian dining experience. Check out our local favorites and our Farm to Table Dinner Menu coming this summer.

Fireside Grill has been voted by Readers Choice of Victoria – Times Colonist awards in 2018-22 for Best Fine Dining, Brunch, Patio, and Happy Hour patio as well! Open year-round for Weekend Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner, Fireside Grill is the perfect venue for a romantic meal, a small group gathering, or a private party!

The Forrests had recently arrived from Shanghai, and together with local partners Dave Burnett and Vera Levey, they envisaged an English-style tea and dance room overlooking Royal Oak village.
Welcome to Fireside Grill: A Journey Through Maltwood Manor’s Rich History

About Maltwood Manor & Fireside Grill

1930s – Royal Oak Inn: Built by Colin and Florence Forrest, the Royal Oak Inn was originally envisioned as an English tea and dance room. Conveniently located at the junction of the increasingly popular Butchart Gardens and the new Victoria airport, it quickly became a social hub for locals and visitors alike. The inn’s charming atmosphere and picturesque surroundings made it a sought-after destination for afternoon teas and lively evening dance parties. The double-height dining hall, designed by renowned Victorian architect Hubert Savage, became a focal point of the inn, hosting memorable gatherings and events.

1940s – The Thatch: In 1944, Katharine and John Maltwood, recent arrivals from England, purchased the property. Captivated by the Tudor style and medieval ambiance, they renamed the house ‘The Thatch’ to reflect its distinctive thatched roof. The Thatch became not only their cherished home but also a gathering place for friends, writers, and artists. The hilltop location offered breathtaking views of the rolling farmlands of Saanich, inspiring Katharine’s sculpture works and further enriching their growing art collection.

1960s – The Maltwood Museum: In 1964, Katharine and John fulfilled their long-held dream of establishing a museum legacy by generously donating the property to the University of Victoria. The Maltwood Museum was born, showcasing their extensive art collection and serving as a center for artistic and cultural exploration. As the museum’s reputation grew, it outgrew its original location and was relocated to UVIC, becoming the university’s first on-campus gallery, known as the Maltwood Art Gallery and Museum. The collection continued to inspire and educate generations of art enthusiasts until 2011 when it found a new home as part of the Legacy Art Gallery in downtown Victoria.

1980s – Chantecler: In 1980, the property changed hands once again and came under the ownership of the District of Saanich. Recognizing its historical significance, the district decided to transform the building into a restaurant. Chantecler was opened by Dominique Chapheau, former co-owner of the well-known Victoria restaurant, Chauney’s. The interior of the building received a heritage designation from the District of Saanich, marking a significant milestone as it was the first time they had designated an interior as a heritage site. Whispers of Katharine’s lingering presence added an air of mystery to the restaurant, captivating visitors with its rich history.

2000s – Fireside Grill: In 2000, the property changed hands once again and underwent a transformation to become the Fireside Grill. The new owners were committed to preserving the building’s beautiful architecture and the natural landscape it sat upon. The Fireside Grill continued the tradition of offering a warm and inviting atmosphere, where guests could savor delicious cuisine while immersing themselves in the nostalgia of a bygone era. Today, the Fireside Grill stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the property and its role in Victoria’s rich cultural heritage.

Listing Amenities / Liste des commodités

  • Accepts cash / Accepte les espèces
  • Accepts credit cards / Accepte les cartes de crédit
  • High chairs available / Chaises hautes
  • Outdoor seating / Terrasse extérieure
  • Wireless Internet / Internet sans fil
4509 West Saanich Rd Saanich, BC, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 3G1 Canada

Opening Hours / Horaires ouvertures

Closed / Fermé
11:30am - 08:00pm
11:30am - 08:00pm
11:30am - 08:00pm
11:30am - 08:00pm
11:30am - 09:00pm
10:30pm - 09:00pm
10:30am - 08:00pm
March 2, 2024 3:53 pm

Contact Information / Informations de contact