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Legislative Dining Room

) #24 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria €€ - €€€ , Vegetarian Friendly
614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
387 3959
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (51 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I am so glad that I found this place through TripAdvisor. My family and I ate breakfast twice here. The building was virtually next door to our hotel, making the trip very convenient. If you are facing the main building, there is a side door...More

Thank TravelerS615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this for breakfast for the experience and were glad we did. You have go through security to get to the dining room. The food was good and excellent value. The restaurant is on one of the lower floors so there is no view....More

1  Thank CWTSeattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a government building, so that means a secure airport style entry with a scanner and metal detector. Once approved, you get a visitor's badge and directions down the halls under this impressive building, to walk into a dining room from the early 20th century....More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our lunch beneath the Parliament building! It was interesting winding our way through the basement of this historical site...it was like stepping back in time! Dining room was very cute and menu had plenty of variety. Every dish we had was fresh...More

Thank Trinitylee16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'd wanted to see a little of the Parliament Building, and this was just perfect and an unexpected find. Yes, we had to leave our driver's licenses, but all the folks were wonderful and the food very good for breakfast. No lines, few people about...More

Thank rdgtchr
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For some reason, my review only allowed 4 stars, this is a 5 star experience. Tucked away in the Parliament buildings,this awesome old world, charming restaurant is a really unique experience. The security you go through is a bit daunting,but then you follow the red...More

Thank valerieodell1967
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I definitely would never have come across this without TripAdvisor, so thank you everyone for the heads up. We ate here for breakfast last Friday and everyone thought it was a fun experience plus excellent food at super reasonable prices. Fun to see a different...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Even getting in there is kind of special... You have to find the right entrance, pass security and find your way through the building... And then, suddenly, you enter this amazing, old fashioned dining room! Breakfast was amazing, and prices are incredibly cheap for what...More

Thank Le B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Today I visited the legislative dining room. I have lived in Victoria for 12 years and never knew such a restaurant existed. I can only imagine most tourists don't know either. What a fun experience to head to this venue and walk through such historic...More

2  Thank TammaraK
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We only found out about this place when we visited the Parliament the day before. Oddly, it was in none of the guidebooks. We love the restaurant at the Parliament in Quebec, which is a bit pricier. For lunch, I recommend reservations, as the day...More

Thank FoieGrasLosAngeles
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bill H
Could we see a typical menu with prices?
8 January 2016|
Response from Barbaraesch |
Look at the photos
How do I make a reservation for this lovely experience?
8 June 2015|
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Response from beachnerd0704 | Reviewed this property |
We asked at the front desk, and the attendant gave us reservations.
When is it open to the public? Hours?
17 May 2015|
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Response from Carl K | Reviewed this property |
I believe the dining room is open from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (basically, the hours for the building itself). However, whether or not it's actually open to the public on any given day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 387 3959
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