Fun Options At the Hotel Rialto

The Hideaway Wine Bar, The Palms Dining Room and The Palms Lounge are all located in the fabulous boutique 'Hotel Rialto'.  Although these businesses are completely separate operations from the hotel, we feel it is a tremendous privilege to be part of such a distinguished and historically important Victoria landmark. Located in the very heart of downtown, on the corner of Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue.  We do our best to seat walk ins but we recommend a reservation as the restaurant is becoming increasingly more popular.  Thank you to all of our guests and we look forward to seeing you return soon.

Upcoming Events

Risotto Sundays
Mussels Mondays
Taco Tuesdays
Wine Wednesdays
Oyster Thursdays

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You INSPIRE, us!
We INSPIRE, each other!


Cocktail Lounge, Dining Room, or Wine Bar

The Palms Cocktail Lounge is an inviting, comfortable bar, staffed with very friendly and passionate professionals.  A nice selection of local craft beer, classic cocktails, soon to be classics developed by a truly dedicated group of bartenders and mixologists and a fantastic wine selection.  The addition of the wine bar has presented us an opportunity to add some very incredible local wines and additional wines from around the world.


The Hideaway Wine Bar has become a hit.  The Palms Executive Chef, Kevin Cooper, is also a wine expert.  He built the food menu for The Hideaway with wine pairings in mind.  The small plates and sharable menu is filled with incredible flavor profiles allowing our wine experts running the wine bar to pair fantastic wines with fantastic food.  What could be better? 


The Palms Dining room is warm and comfortable.  The rich millwork, high ceilings, fabulous lite fixtures and incredible art work make it a room perfectly created for a special dining experience.  We are quickly becoming a go to date night hot spot or the perfect room for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries or family get togethers. 

Executive Chef

Kevin Cooper

Here at the Palms Inspired Kitchen  the heart of our restaurant is our Executive Chef Kevin Cooper.

Chef Kevin has been in the kitchen leading a variety of restaurants for 20 years. He joined the Palms right after we opened and then returned post pandemic. Chef Kevin graduated from the Okanagan Culinary College and completed his apprenticeship at Michelin Starr Thaillevant, and in Milan in Italy at Milanos Trattoria. Kevin’s first Executive Chef job was running Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club where he hosted the LPGA Canadian Open in 2000 and then again in 2010. Kevin then opened up his own Italian restaurant Olives in Calgary. In 2015 Kevin became the Corporate Chef of the Great Estate Wine Group heading up 5 premier Okanagan Wineries including Canadas first Aboriginal-owned winery Nkmip Cellars. When asked Kevin said his greatest attribute was raising his son Oakley while developing his chef career, and getting married last year to his lovely wife Ashley, who you can find serving in our dining room or shaking a cocktail in our lounge. 

The menu

Starters & Sharing Plates
Casual Plates
Fresh Salads

Happy Hour & Late Night

4:00-5:30 & 9:00 - Close

Starters & Sharing Plates

(Happy Hour)

Casual Plates

(Happy Hour)

Prosecco & Wine

(Happy Hour)

Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails

(Happy Hour)


Drinks Menu

Sparkling Craft Cocktails
Craft Cocktails
Classic Cocktails
Local Craft Beer

12oz - $6 20oz Pint $8

Specialty Beer & Cider
Rose and Bubbles
White Wine
Red wine

When you go out, you are on vacation,
relax and stay awhile

Eat, Drink, Stay

The Palms, is located in the historic Hotel Rialto in the business district in downtown Victoria. Visit the Hotel Rialto website and take advantage of seasonal staycation packages where you can take the elevator home.

Heading Into The New Normal

We have been open for the better part of three years now, mostly adjusting to the ebb and flow of various guidelines relating to the pandemic.  Now that we may operate outside of the previous guidelines we have developed a new menu that more accurately reflects what The Palms is.  Fresh West Coast favorites right alongside dishes you may experience on vacation.  Think mango, papaya and coconut.  From the very first day we opened vegan and vegetarian dishes were important to us and we did our best to create options with equally great flavor profiles as our signature dishes.  The Palms is very fortunate to have a gifted Executive Chef that has created a superb menu and continues to come up with truly amazing dishes that we feature on our ever changing "Fresh Sheet".  


I would like to thank all of our guests for being so supportive of the restaurant as we went through our growing pains.  The Palms will continue to strive to become the restaurant, bar and wine bar that will be at the top of the list for "go to" places when you are thinking of great places to spend an evening at or just to drop in for quick bite or a night cap.
We are very lucky to live on an island as beautiful as Vancouver Island, in a city as vibrant as Victoria.  Our goal is to become one of first establishments you think of when a friend or relative from out of town visits and asks the question, where should we go for dinner and cocktails?  The Palms offers options depending on how you are feeling, The Palms Lounge, upbeat and lively, The Palms Dining Room, quieter, warm and inviting and The Hideaway Wine Bar, more intimate, fun food menu and a great wine list.

1450 Douglas St,
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8W2G1