The Swiftsure Dining Room, Main Lounge and Chartroom Bar are now available Wednesday - Sunday at the following hours:
Wednesdays 5-8 : Feature Night
Thursdays 5-8 : Drinks Happy Hour
Friday - Sunday 12-8
Last food order is 7:45 pm
Online takeout Food is available during open hours. For more information, please click here (you must be logged in to view this page).
Reservations are now required in the Swiftsure Dining Room and Main Lounge. Please call 250-592-2441 to make yours.
About the Chef - Executive Chef Andrew Dickinson
Andrew Dickinson was born in Victoria, BC. He started cooking at a young age, and completed his apprenticeship here on the island. Following that he toured in Bermuda & London, England, and traveled across Canada before returning to Victoria.
Andrew is a two-time consecutive winner of the Vancouver Island Chef of the Year competition. As a result of these accomplishments he was given the opportunity to become a member of Culinary Team B.C. The team competed in Germany at the 2008 World Culinary Olympics, where they brought home a Gold medal and finished with the ranking of Third in the world.
Andrew appreciates the importance of the traditional aspect of dishes yet nevertheless strives to keep them interesting and contemporary by introducing his own individual style and new techniques. He believes that using fresh products and local suppliers reflect the authenticity of the area, and enables you to create innovative ideas.
Andrew fosters a team environment in the kitchen, obtaining feedback and ideas from his entire team regarding menu offerings and preparation. He believes this openness provides a superior product for the guest, and thus encourages positive comments from his diners. Andrew believes, “good food is not just based on the Chef; it's about a good team that trusts his judgement.