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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“po boy” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought that Heron Rock was on the rocks, but they are refloated and back on course. As they are situated nearby, we went for the convenience of locale, but the stream of customers proved that the food is good. Breakfast was excellent. Only downside,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brett C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved ahead although was not a busy day but was good as I ended up getting a table by a window which was great. The server was very friendly, & for the record, it was both of our first time to visit this joint....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Heron Rock and it was just as delicious as the first! Service was personable, quick, and attentive. This is a very well run establishment which is always appreciated. The food is delicious and well prepared. We have tried...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A true hidden gem. We were told about this awesome eatery while in Victoria. We tried the eggs benny and were not disappointed. Homemade hollendaise sauce. Real hash browns with carmelized onions. Yummy. Sever was very friendly and hospitable. Loved the decor. And oh ya....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cindycE1730FF
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Heron Rock is in a live/work building - maybe not what you would expect for a "Bistro." But it did not disappoint. We felt welcome from the moment we entered. Quickly shown to our booth, with our server not far behind. She was pleasant, attentive,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ftanderson
Reviewed 8 November 2018

we have been to the heron Rock Bistro a few times with family and friends. they never disappoint you. the food is very good, comes hot to the table and is nicely arranged on the plates. the service is attentive and friendly. We liked the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chuchichef43
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner here on Friday night. Nice live music. A busy atmosphere, made it seem like the place to be. Great drinks, lots of things on the dinner menu that I would have liked to try. Food was delicious. It’s nice to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stevegV6518CB
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Wanted to go somewhere with live music and enjoy a nice dinner and evening. The fellow playing was not that good and he was very loud for the size of the venue. The food was ok but nothing special. We both ended up having the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fanfare50
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We came to Victoria for a concert and dinner. Nice atmosphere, attentive service, the mussels appetizer was substantial and delicious in the wine, butter and garlic sauce. We each had the lamb shank, and it was perfectly cooked and tasty. Wine prices are reasonable. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vanislevagabond
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The benny's are to die for. Other options are there as well. A Bellini or orange and bubbly can be had as well. Convenient location a few blocks from the inner Harbour.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank metamorphtech
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Jasmine039 | Reviewed this property |
I've seen families with kids, from toddlers to teens. It's a popular place for family groups, especially for brunch. Can be really noisy and crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 til 2:00. Make a reservation!
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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