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Bard & Banker

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1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
+1 250-516-8713
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere of this Pub for starters, then enjoyed the great food and friendly service. A half chicken served in a roasting pan was delicious with mashed potatoes and green beans. Definitely try it!

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in at nearly midnight a a late dinner (after a very very long flight). I got their charcuterie burger - very nice.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is absolutely stunning inside, it’s worth it to go just for the decor inside. We had happy hour drinks which were great value and the atmosphere is awesome, highly recommend visiting if in Victoria

Thank Tracie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is really nice and and food is great. I was here a couple times with a friend, we loved to sit at the bar because the bartender tall and red hair with a beard was extraordinary I wish I remember his name. Anyway, I...More

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a steak dinner with sides. The peppercorn jus was amazing and everything else was delicious! Went on a Friday night and had great service .

Thank reed622
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bard & Banker is one of and the best of three with on block of each other on Government Street. Great staff and fast friendly service with fine food and heaps of beer options with many on tap. Enjoy!

Thank James A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous old bank converted to restaurant. Family fare on menu at average plus pricing. Good selection and nice food presentation. Decor in restaurant is excellent, unique interior. Service was exceĺlent and timely. Great selection of local beers and they will provide samplers

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped into the Bard & Banker for a quick espresso while my wife visited a local book store. Very nice decor and good service at the bar.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

- [ ] On Saturday November 4th a friend and I went for drinks and food at the Bard and Banker pub. We were approached by two older men to make conversation and we politely declined as we were not interested. We went outside for...More

2  Thank Megan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The four of us shared four different plate, steak, fish, pasta dish and a dinner salad. We also had their brew drafts, everything was good to very good.

Thank Thomas W
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Christopher M | Reviewed this property |
Didn't look like it the two times I was there but it wouldn't hurt to secure your spot. Thanks.
23 September 2017|
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Response from Julius D | Reviewed this property |
You be ok during the week but I would recommend making reservations Friday or Saturday nights.
Jean K
23 July 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never gone there anytime around lunch. You will have to call the staff and ask. I only occasionally go there with friends at night on some weekends. The company owns the Bard and Banker, Irish Times... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-516-8713
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Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Breakfast daily 8am, happy hour daily from 4-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!
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