The Dunlop House serves as a training restaurant operated by Camosun College, School of Business, Hospitality Management students and open to the public.
Hours and reservations
The Dunlop House is licensed and welcomes guests for dinner (5-6:30pm) on Wednesday from October-April, showcasing a variety of locally and globally influenced sustainable meals in an affordable prix fixe format.
Online reservations available through OpenTable
Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call:
The Dunlop House Restaurant at Camosun College is run by the School of Business Hospitality and Tourism Management students. Maintaining a safe environment is a shared responsibility, and the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and guests is our highest priority.
Please note: Dunlop House Restaurant is a student-operated dining experience and a classroom environment where learning is taking place. We appreciate your patience while students learn in this non-traditional restaurant environment.
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. Businessperson James Lyle Dunlop, his spouse 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 sunroom. The room to the right of the entry hall was the dining room and has known many dinner parties through the years. The carved wooden mantle over the fireplace was a gift from 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 was 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.