Discover the Hideaway Wine Bar at The Palms

Escape the bustling city and retreat to The Hideaway, Victoria's premier wine bar and restaurant. Nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, our intimate space invites you to indulge in an expertly curated selection of local and international wines, and elevated cuisine. Wine expert Ian Reinders and Executive chef Kevin Cooper have combined their passion and expertise to create an unforgettable dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your senses.
Sip and savor in our cozy and elegant space, surrounded by the soft glow of our flickering candles. Our team of knowledgeable staff will guide you through our carefully selected wine list, while Kevin and his team of talented chefs create mouth-watering dishes made from the freshest and most sustainable ingredients. From our signature charcuterie boards to our exquisite entrees, every dish is expertly crafted to pair perfectly with our selection of wines, ensuring a dining experience that will leave you wanting more. Join us at The Hideaway for an evening of exceptional food, wine, and ambiance.

The menu

Hideaway Wine Bar Food Menu
casual dishes
wine pairings
late night
shareable plates

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. 

Drinks Menu

Drink menu

Our drink menu at the Hideaway Wine Bar is extensive, and we'll soon have our favorite bottles listed online. Stop in today and visit our in-house sommalier for a recommendation and pairing.


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.

Cocktail Lounge or Dining Room,
the rooms have a flavour all their own

Discover unique west coast cuisine & incredible craft cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere. Specialising in birthdays, anniversaries, special group functions of up to 130 people. The Palms offers an upbeat cocktail lounge or a cosy intimate dining room that is fast becoming Victoria's number one date night hotspot.

Vision, Art & Creativity

Local restaurateur Darren Cole & business partner Rob Ekstrom, knew immediately when discovering the venue at the Hotel Rialto that the owners of the hotel have a deep appreciation for doing things first class and with style. The Palms is a casual premium dining experience that offers gourmet burgers, sharing plates, seafood, fish, steaks, plant based-vegan items and is fast becoming famous for the tableside caesar salad. Cole & Ekstrom forged a relationship with Rio, a French-Canadian artist from Montreal, known as a bit of a phenom. Rio's large paintings available for sale through RIO’s agent, Avant-Garde Art, are installed throughout the dining room, helping take it from, as Cole described it, "an old classic dining room into a venue you would enthusiastically seek while visiting Las vegas or LA. When you go out, you are on vacation"

The Palms Loyalty Club and E-gifts

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1450 Douglas St,
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8W2G1