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Heron Rock Bistro

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James Bay
French, Bistro, Canadian
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435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 383-1545
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 58
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  • 62
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  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This place is fun.

We came after 8 pm and that is when the 'happy hour' starts. Seems like upside down, but that's okay because you save money. We all ordered half price appetizers, like I had a bucket of mussils in white wine and garlic and a chunk of good French bread. My wife hit the jackpot with a roasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Patrick D
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Fresno, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a gem! The duck confit wings were an absolutely wonderful beginning and the Stilton cheesecake were a phenomenal ending! The middle was terrific, too, but those were completely outstanding. Great staff and great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Every time i eat here i say to myself why don't i eat here more. The food is always super tatsy. Menu has something for everyone and the staff are always really friendly. Today i was introduced to the 'monstertine' a massive duck confit poutine with 3 soft boiled eggs and just to make sure i had a jammer i... More 

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Albury, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great restaurant only a 15 minute walk from the harbour area. Live music playing which was a bonus. Food excellent and the mussels and seafood were divine. It was so good that we went two nights in a row. Service was excellent and definitely a place to recommend to visitors.

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This local restaurant has a great flair for culinary delight! The interior vibe is spot on and the wait staff were friendly and helpful! The Friday night entertainment was a special treat! We tried a few of their specialty weekly beers, and the three we tried were all wonderful. The Berry Ale was an awesome beer but It was a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A Hidden gem in the back of small shopping area undergoing renovations is the Heron Rock Bistro. Great food and service make an unbeatable combination, then the offer of a daily three course special - fabulous! We enjoyed our evening so much we came back for breakfast and dinner the following day. We would love to visit tonight but the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Neighbourhood bistro with delicious food, nicely prepared. Fresh herbs. Could use salt in the pasta though.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderfully relaxing evening. The salmon was cooked to perfection with a really interesting fresh cherry topping. Very good service and nice jazz duo for entertainment. Not unreasonably priced either. Ill be back!

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Alberta, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The bistro is a little hard to find (because of some building renovations on the outside of the building), but well worth the looking! Excellent portions and really, really great food.

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Victoria, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Heron Rock was recommended to us by the BB we stayed at. When we arrived the place was about 30% full. We ordered a pasta dish as we thought it would be quick. Our drink order and some bread came in reasonable time, then we waited........Three other tables came in after we arrived. They finished their meals before we were... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We came after 8 pm and that is when the 'happy hour' starts. Seems like upside down, but that's okay because you save money. We all ordered half price appetizers, like I had a bucket of mussils in white wine and garlic and a chunk of good French bread. My wife hit the jackpot with a roasted veggie sandwich on... More 

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Additional Information about Heron Rock Bistro

Address: 435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 383-1545
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: French, Bistro, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: (250) 383-1545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?