Chef/owner Andrea Carlson has been well schooled in celebrating our provincial larder (first at Sooke Harbour House and Raincity Grill, but making her mark at Bishop’s, where the kitchen still mourns her loss), and the prettily constructed dishes that emerge from the kitchen are embellished with plenty of regional glory. Menus change seasonally, so recommendations are moot, but you can be sure that whatever comes to your table will delight and surprise. The room is warm and inviting, the service genial, and the food smart if earnest. This is a place that’ll be happily enjoyed by keen foodies and mum-and-daughter dates.