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Heron Rock Bistro

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James Bay
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fresno, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The service was the only thing I found at all passable! I doubt even Gordon Ramsay could have made tonight's meal tasty, Save your money for a better dinning experience

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday at 6pm without a reservation. Every table was booked. I asked what time the latest reservation was for and the hostess said 8pm and she thought for a minute while I said we would be through by then. She sat us down a a great window table. We both had a wonderful 3 course special... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

It was our first time in Victoria - met some friends for breakfast at Heron Rock Bistro. Nice breakfast - hubby said it was the best french toast he has ever had. Wasn't warm enough to sit outside but there was a nice outdoor sitting area for warmer weather.

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had dinner, no reservation on a Thursday evening. Two large groups, some noise from large tables but not overwhelming. 3 course set menu, and regular menu. My guest had allergies, server very attentive, directed us through the menu and suggested changes that could be made. Food was wonderful If the duck wing app is on the menu ORDER IT. Servings... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've enjoyed brunch here many times and was treated to a birthday brunch recently. I almost always order a benny. This time I decided on their triple benny - it was fun to see which 3 types the chef would choose. Excellent as always. Looking forward to the next time!

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Brisbane Aus
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

On the recommendation of our B&B hosts we had an early dinner at Heron Rock Bistro on a wet evening. The staff were efficient and happy to answer any questions we had about the food, attractions in the area and life on Vancouver Island. We chose French Onion soup and the clam chowder and burger combination. A beer and glass... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We tried the Heron Rock Bistro for breakfast last weekend because we were able to make reservations ~ which you can't do at some to the other popular breakfast spots in Victoria. We were not disappointed ~ the entire experience was terrific! We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food. Of particular note was the daily benny special... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to the above for brunch on Easter Sunday. this is a lively place, usually has live music at night. The food is always excellent. The prices are reasonable. We have been there numerous times whenever we are in Victoria and have never been disappointed. they take great pride in the food presentation, taste etc. I can highly recommend... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'm a foody from before it was a word...Dined in the best houses in the Napa Valley,San Francisco,and Hong Kong,to say the least....So this lovely restaurant has made a great impression on me to compare it in a word class environment.I found the staff to be stellar!I Our server really did a wonderful job.2 thumbs up! The lay out was... 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: Bistro, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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?