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Heron Rock Bistro

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“po boy” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a really good dinner here on our first night. Happy hour was on, and were a great deal and we had the Fat Buoy Burger, mussels and calamari, all of which were great. Calamari portion could have been a bit more generous. The...More

Thank lm1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here due to the great reviews on TA, made reservations to dine before 6pm on a Sunday evening with the family. It wasn't busy but we waited for a long time to order and then to receive our food -- definitely over an...More

Thank Canucksontheloose
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, and the service excellent. My seared albacore tuna was cooked to perfection. The Reuben sandwich also got rave reviews, as did the chicken and dumplings. Other meals were just as good. The bread pudding lived up to the recommendation from an...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This place is kind of hidden in a strip mall sort of store front in a neighborhood, but the ambiance inside, food and service are all outstanding. I enjoyed the lamb shank so much for dinner that I went back the next morning for breakfast.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The food was the only thing I can say about my experience that wasn't horrible! The waitress decided to pick a fight with me for no reason. Rude condescending attitude from all the staff who seem to think self entitlement is good customer service. Management...More

Thank ell11112018
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

5 adults dined at the Heron Rock and were all impressed with their meals, but my burger was the best I’ve ever eaten! The patty was tasty and the bun was home made and so delicious. A chipotle onion relish on burger made it taste...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by our BnB hosts. This bistro has excellent food and live music a couple nights a week. It's also open late (10pm). We had the special Prime Rib dinner (Sunday's) and the lamb burger. Both were perfect! We came back a...More

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Heron Rock was two blocks from our B&B. I had the rewd snapper po' boy - succulent, flaky fish, peppers, chipotle mayo on a roll that was crunchy on the outside and moist and chewy inside. Excellent choice. My wife had the crabcakes, which...More

Thank SacTownErnie
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Tucked in a corner in the James Bay Square is this delightful restaurant - went after Church and the place was packed - nice portions and very pleasant staff

Thank Barbara Anne G
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Went for brunch on a Saturday. Very loud, verybusy and bustling. Had breakfast poutine for 13 dollars.was a bitbland bot otherwisegood. Staff did a pretty good job keeping up with the rush.

Thank NorthernLights2006
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Beverly H
8 March 2016|
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Response from nascarfan51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly do serve bacon and eggs as well as many other choices. While I have never had breakfast there, if it is as good as their lunches it will be excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-1545
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