This circular room with art-deco rosewood booths and a 180-degree view over the sailboats of Oak Bay Marina has a chef with a flair for seafood. Grills and pastas are on the menu, but it's the daily specials—with such local catches as lingcod, trout, and wild salmon served lightly sauced and teamed with local organic vegetables—where things get interesting. Starters, such as smoked salmon chowder or Salt Spring Island mussels, a lunch menu of salads, burgers, and fish,
and an evening-only sushi bar also favor local ingredients. An attached marina-side coffee bar makes a handy stop on a seaside drive or cycle tour.