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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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9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 9
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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
Good food, good service, great place for lunch with a friend

Quiet, spacious - its' along a side street next to busy James Bay Square, so doesn't get the hubbub. The food is great - I've been there several times and always enjoyed the food. Great for friends, couples, or as a single.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Jillian R
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Kihei, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Recommended by our B & B. Best restaurant we went to in 6 day visit to Victoria. Wish we had come earlier. Mussels were very good. Bread great for dipping. Lamb burgers perfect. Service was honestly best we have had here. Highly recommend.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Quiet, spacious - its' along a side street next to busy James Bay Square, so doesn't get the hubbub. The food is great - I've been there several times and always enjoyed the food. Great for friends, couples, or as a single.

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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Blown away by the food this restaurant offers! Best fish and chips I have had anywhere in the world! NO I am not exaggerating!!!! The other dishes were amazing too. Watched a table of 10 have their plates delivered and they said they were amazing too! Bison and all burgers, EXCEPTIONAL...

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was recommended to us by a local and it did not disappoint. All 3 of enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. A little off the beaten path but worth the effort for a casual but excellent meal.

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Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great food in James Bay. I've been for lunch, brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Love it!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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6 reviews
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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 5 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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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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?