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    Fishhook Vin’Daloo

    Mussells

    One pound of mussels, white wine vindaloo broth & lemony baguette.

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    Tandoori Wild Salmon

    Daily Katch

    From our Char-Grill & on our daily masala & golden basmati rice, or either of our salads

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    Brunch @ Mermaid Wharf

    Our Benny

    Slow eggs, charred crumpets, sweet chili-salmon bacon sausage, citrus hollandaise with hashbrowns

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    Mermaid Wharf

    Thali

    Crispy house-pickled seasonal local vegetables, served with candied salmonaisse, wild shrimp harissa, lemony baguette & an assortment of local, sustainable cured, hot & cold smoked fish

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    Iconic French Open-Faced

    Tasty Tartines

    Utilizing the finest of local and sustainably harvested ingredients, served on a toasted baguette

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    Best in Victoria

    Hearty Soups

    Thyme-chili roasted potato chowder, combining a coconut-smoked fish broth with a halibut confit.

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    Locally Sourced Greens

    Fresh Salads

    Add Hook smoked local fish, daily fish confit, free range egg, local shrimp ...

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    Liven up your Palate

    Daily Pickles

    Crispy pickled heirloom vegetables

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    Featured Daily Fish

    Curry 'n' Rice

    Comes with crispy shallots and assorted daily pickles

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Our Locations

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805 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
CANADA
V8W 1H6

phone

250-477-0470

Operating Hours

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407 Swift Street
Victoria, BC
CANADA
V8W 1S2

phone

250-590-6988

Operating Hours

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Our Story

Like a three-year spawning cycle chef Kunal Ghose has returned to the waterway that he got his start ... in Victoria.

Ten years after building and launching Red Fish Blue Fish, and now three years after his fishhook creation, he is back in the harbour at Mermaid Wharf (407 Swift).

It’s fishhook alright! It’s FH with a waterfront patio, char-grill, 'thalis' or share platters, cocktails, BC wines and six local taps, as well as a unique 'FH-style' weekend brunch -- not to mention the ability to take reservations for dinner and brunch -- even for large parties!

We're open for dinner 4 PM 'til late, Wednesday through Sunday, with a Sat-Sun brunch from 10 to 3.

And coming Spring 2018, will be lunch (seven days a week), dinner-late and brunch.

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Chef Kunal Ghose Former “Top Chef Canada” contender and Red Fish Blue Fish mastermind Kunal Ghose has joined forces with Hook Fine Foods entrepreneurs the Kerrs to offer downtown Victoria its next big foodie trend: a unique take on the tartine.



A Gold-Medal Plates alum, Ghose recently opened fishhook, a new Antique Row, Fort Street hotspot, in early August. Serving both sit down and take away customers, fishhook offers not only tartines, but a wide selection of salads, soups and daily-produced pickles, all featuring a variety of sustainable, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients.

Created exclusively for fishhook, Ghose’s version of the tartine -- the iconic French open-faced sandwich -- combines the 30-year tradition of beautifully cured and smoked fish products offered through Kerr’s successful Hook Fine Foods, with locally grown heirloom vegetables and fresh bread sourced through another Victoria institution, Irene’s Bakery. A perfectly toasted baguette delivers a tasty combination of delicately smoked fish and crispy pickled heirloom vegetables as one tartine option.

fishhook’s rotating menu debuted with a total of nine tartines, three salads, house pickled seasonal organic veggies, two mainstay meals – including a daily fish curry -- and a duet of soups – one chowder and one bisque.

“Chowder is something I’m known for on the Island, says Ghose. “My newest chowder may be one of the biggest draws for fishhook,” describing his soon-to-be famous hot fix as a “thyme-chili roasted potato chowder, combining a coconut-smoked fish broth with a halibut confit.”

Maintaining Ocean Wise, local and organic standards, fish hook also offers dairy-free, wheat-free and mayo-free alternatives, giving locals numerous healthy food options for lunch and dinner.

fishhook is ideal for those who need a quick, healthy and delicious meal,” he says, adding the restaurant’s name is a nod to sustainable fishing practices. “Sustainability is achieved by fishing with line and hook, one fish at a time … we can enjoy food from the sea while still ensuring its well-being over time.”

For Ghose, fishhook is the next step in a local culinary career which has already graced Victoria with Red Fish Blue Fish, the Inner Harbour phenomenon he helped create and build into an international success over the past seven years.

“I love being part of the rich and varied restaurant culture Victoria has to offer and hope to keep bringing new ideas and flavours to the table,” he says.

OUR PARTNERS

Fishhook proudly works with:

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Overfishing is the greatest threat to our oceans today. The world's marine life is quickly being depleted.

An estimated 90% of all large, predatory fish are already gone from the world's oceans. A recent scientific study predicted a world-wide fisheries collapse by 2048.

The only solution is to turn back from the brink, and to begin consuming seafood in a sustainable manner.

Sustainable seafood can be defined as species that are caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of that species, as well as the greater marine ecosystem.

Ocean Wise Recommendations

Ocean Wise's recommendations are based on four criteria. An Ocean Wise recommended species is:

Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures.

Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research.

Harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species.

Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species.


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Since 2002, reFUSE has been leading the way to zero waste by providing the first full-service organics recycling in Victoria (and now the Cowichan Valley too) with collection from businesses including hotels, restaurants, grocers and institutions.

But they're not simply trying to keep waste out of the landfill and save people money. reFUSE is committed to preserving resources while creating local, sustainable jobs.

They're a community-based local small business who, from the beginning, have targeted only high-quality, contaminant-free organic waste.

ReFUSE has partnered with the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, who are helping to educate their members on ways to lessen environmental impacts, along with waste disposal costs.

They're closing the loop with many progressive chefs of the Island Chef Collaborative (ICC), assisting their efforts to feed Vancouver Island with organic, seasonal, local-farmed foods.

NEWS

Soup's on at Fishhook

Check out the Boulevard article in the November 2014 issue on pages 62 - 64:
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Fishhook's pickle perfection hits CTV's Foodie Friday

Check out the Oct. 24 CTV news feature, Foodie Friday, and the reporter's take on pickling perfection: Click here.
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How to be a loner in Victoria

"eat: Head to Fish Hook, a new venture by esteemed chef Kunal Ghose, with white-and-pale-wood décor and really old, really good Arcade Fire and Beirut over the speakers. Order fish curry with coconut-poached salmon, roasted cauliflower and kale saag—it’s Oceanwise and incredibly delicious. Listen to an exchange in which the young waiter calls a table of septuagenarians with leopard purses “girls,” and they tell him “Nathan is a lovely name.” — Adrienne Matei

For the complete article: Click here.
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Fishhook profiled in y.a.m.

Check out the story on Fishhook in the September/October 2014 issue of y.a.m. magazine. (page 14). Or click here.
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Fishhook reviewed in EAT

Check out the review of Fishhook in the September/October 2014 issue of EAT magazine. (page 17). Or click here.
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FISHHOOK | MERMAID WHARF

Seasonal 100% Oceanwise seafood, BC wines & libations, locally driven, pescatarian, indo-french inspired menu. Soups, salads and curry are dairy, egg and wheat free. Prices and menu items subject to change.

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