Dining in Victoria BC offers a myriad of choices. Not only does downtown Victoria have the expected wide range of cuisine styles but the options within these are much greater than you might expect. Victoria has more restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America, solely excepting San Francisco!
You will start the day with a (very) full breakfast. Then a day of sights and activities will be best served by a snack lunch with the anticipation of a fine dinner. Bear in mind that people eat their evening meal earlier than in Europe so do not leave this too late.
Here is a suggestion appropriate to either a light lunch or an evening meal, since it is so flexible: a tapas meal. Tapas originated in Spain with offerings of a wide selection of tasty shared dishes. You choose a combination of appetizers from salads, meat and vegetarian dishes, seafood, pastas and pizzas incorporating influences from different cultures. You then linger conversationally savouring the varied tastes. This provides a pleasant lunch break from a hard days tourism or a relaxed evening to discuss the explorations of the day.
Trounce Alley in downtown Victoria is a charming little oasis of quiet where you will find one such tapas bar: The Tapa Bar. Its lively eclectic atmosphere is a great setting for these Latin-inspired dishes.