This Is Our Story

this is our story


What is now a stunning example of west coast design, perched on beautiful Cordova Bay Beach began as an ice cream stand and general store in the early 1920s and evolved to a hot spot for dinner and dancing in the 1940s. Known then as McMorran’s Pavillion and run by the McMorran family for generations, it was the fashionable place for dining, dancing and celebrations of all kinds. Our parents and grandparents jitterbugged, jived, danced the Twist and performed disco moves on the maple-sprung dance floors. Over the decades until 2008, McMorran’s Beach House hosted hundreds of celebrations, weddings and gatherings including legendary New Year’s Eve Galas and spectacular buffets.

Today, the Beach House continues the legacy of McMorran’s by embracing its history. The famous maple-wood floors, have been refinished, a 1940s bottle of whisky found in the roof rafters found a new home in the belly of contemporary iron sculpture of a fish that hangs above the bar. Even an old pine table from the McMorran’s kitchen and the original grand piano from the dining room have been lovingly restored and are being used today.

With its stunning ocean vistas and views down Cordova Bay beach, patrons will enjoy amazing west coast fare in a comfortably elegant setting. Bon appetite!


Meet The Team

the people behind the magic

Steve – Head Chef

Caitlin – Pastry Sous Chef

Lisa – Special Events Coordinator

Sasha – Server

Naomi and Mackenzie – Hostesses

Sasha – Server

Sasha – Server


Just Say Yum

  • Pizza like Mama used to make.

    We start with our amazing thin crust, add our secret tomato sauce and then lovingly layer the freshest of ingredients. The result – a delectable, old-school pizza that would make Mama blush with pride.
  • Salads to die for.

    We sound like a broken record but our secret is in our fresh, locally-sourced (where possible) ingredients. To keep you coming back for more, we top our salads off with our house-made dressings.
  • Fresh fish, straight from the boat.

    Our fish couldn’t get any fresher if we went out and caught it ourselves. Hand selected and prepared with care, our halibut, cod or salmon dishes are absolutely delectable.
  • Dare we say the best damn chicken burger you’ll ever have.

    Crispy chicken topped with our tangy barbeque sauce and delectable house-made coleslaw all wrapped up in a cloud-like brioche bun like no other.


Dine Around Victoria

  • Dine Around Victoria

    This year we are very pleased to announce our participation in dine around Victoria. The event runs from February 20th – March 6th, and we are excited to offer up our wonderful cuisine at reasonable prices. Please see the host stand or call 250-652-5224 to book in for this great event!


Happy Hour


  • Happy Hour

    Every weekday from 2pm-4pm come join us for our version of happy hour.
    Please refer to table tent cards for further information.


Valentine’s Day

  • Valentines Day @ The Beach House

    Be sure to book early this year as St. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday and we book up quickly at the best of times. As well, seating will be prioritized by a first come first served basis, so if you would like a window best to get your bookings in soon! As for most special occasions we have two options for you
    • General reservations on the main floor of the restaurant
    • A special three course meal prepared by our Executive Chef Steven Mugridge served in our romantic bistro setting. Cost for the meal will be $45, not inclusive of tax and gratuity


  • Is there anything better than key lime pie? We don’t think so.

    Made with real key lime juice and topped with Chantilly cream, this pie is the pride of our pastry chef, Emily. Just one bite and you’ll know why.


Prime Rib Sundays

  • Prime Rib Sundays

    Sunday is now a Culinary Event Brunch is served 10am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

    Our English Chef’s Prime Rib Dinner is served on Sunday night ONLY from 5pm until we run out!

    Our Prime Rib Dinner includes 8 oz beef, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes with a red wine demi-glace gravy. $25

    Our smaller appetite portion is 5 oz with all the trimmings. $17



  • A divine way to start your day!

    Did someone say brunch? Try out our new breakfast pizza or our classic eggs benny. Whatever your choice, it's a perfectly yummy way to start your day. And when you're done, you can walk it all of with a stroll down the beach.


Live Music Wednesdays


    Every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm come enjoy the finest in swing jazz with rotating residents McCagherty / Hall and the Reuben Weir Duo.



Dining Room

Our spectacular dining room is great for casual lunches, dinners and family-friendly gatherings. The vaulted wood ceilings compliment our west coast eclectic design and our wall-to-wall windows fill the room with scenic ocean vistas.


Our intimate bistro is closed for regular service for the winter. However, it is available for private function of up to 70 people and information can be obtained by contacting lisac@thebeachhousevictoria.com. The bistro will also be open sporadically through the winter and spring to accommodate our fine dining special events such as our “Bistro Series”, which occurs monthly.

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Getting Here

getting here

5109 Cordova Bay Rd (map)

Whether you take the scenic beachside drive from downtown or a more direct route, we’re sure you’ll agree it was worth the drive. You won’t find any other restaurant so perfectly located. The views are first class and the fare is west coast contemporary.

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Request a Reservation

To request a reservation, please fill out our reservation
form below OR call 250-658-5224

Winter Hours
Mondays & Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fridays: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sundays: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Bistro Hours Available to be booked for private functions

Brunch Hours 9am - 2pm Saturdays and sundays, 10am - 2pm on statutory holidays

Cafe Hours 7 Days a week, 7:30am - 3:30pm

Beach House Holiday Hours
DECEMBER 24: Reservations available between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
DECEMBER 26: Regular hours resume
JANUARY 15: Regular hours resume

  • Availability not guaranteed.
    Please give us time to confirm your request, thank you.
For special events bookings please click here.

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To request a reservation, please fill out our reservation
form below OR call 250-658-5224
  • Availability not guaranteed.
    Please give us time to confirm your request, thank you.