All the applied learning classes are delivered out of the Dunlop House Restaurant, located at the Lansdowne campus, we consider this the heart of the program. From this professional facility, you will get to apply newly acquired skills and techniques.
Camosun is proud to have Dunlop House as part of its Lansdowne Campus.
Designed by famed Victoria architect Samuel Maclure, this home was built in 1928 for the Dunlop family. Businessman James Lyle Dunlop, his wife Annie and son George had moved to Victoria from Winnipeg in 1920.
The original floor plan remains largely unchanged. As you enter the house, the room on your left was the drawing room with the adjoining sun room. The room to the right of the entry hall was the dining room and evidently has known many dinner parties through the years. The carved wooden mantle over the fireplace was a gift of the architect. Samuel Maclure thought that Dunlop House might be the last home he would design and wanted the fireplace to be a remembrance. North of the dining room were the original kitchen and pantry and they are still being used for that purpose (albeit the Dunlop family had neither a dishwasher nor a microwave oven). The main floor also included a den and a maid’s room.
Dunlop House has two floors and a basement. Originally the second floor comprised five bedrooms. They have since been converted to office space for seven faculty members and support staff. The basement formerly had a playroom, laundry facilities and a garage but it is now used mainly for storage.
The ten acres of land on which Dunlop House stands had at one time been owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company. By 1957, the house and the property had been sold to the government for use by the Victoria Normal School.
The Dunlop House Restaurant
The heart of the program.
Open every Wednesday for lunch (11am to 1:30pm) from January to April and dinner (5:30 to 7pm) from October until April, the restaurant features licensed bistro style dining utilizing award winning locally sourced, organic, and sustainable offerings, many in a variety of sizes, at affordable prices.
Fall 2016 Dinners
October: 12, 19, 26
November: 23, 30
Winter 2017 Lunch & Dinner
(Winter reservations will be accepted after January 9, 2017)
February: 1, 8, 23
April: 5, 12
Reservations are recommended. For reservations or information please call: 250 370-3144.
The first-year Hospitality Management students operate a pub at the Dunlop House on Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm. This exciting course provides an opportunity for students to run their own pub operation and gain experience in special function management, licensing, liquor inventory and control, bartending, serving, food costing, food preparation and presentation, menu preparation, cash control and financial reporting.
Fall 2016 Pub DatesOctober: 13, 20, 27
November: 3, 10, 17, 24
December: 1, 8
For information please call: 250 370-3144.
The pub is open to students, faculty and guests. There’s a new fun theme each week such as: Comedy Night, Beach Night, 50's Rock, Karaoke, Ski Night, Mexican Night, Australian Night and many more! There is also a new menu each week with delicious food at very reasonable prices.
So come and enjoy the fun themes, great beer and great food! For further information please contact Karen Nightingale at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250–370–3144.