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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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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 49
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    Very good
  • 9
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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
Warm and inviting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
BuckBrisbaneAus
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Brisbane Aus
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane Aus
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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British Columbia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This bistro has a nice community vibe. There was a jazz duo playing on Monday night. They were excellent entertainment with just the right volume to enhance a romantic dinner. The dine out option was available and for $30 you will get more than enough - appetizer of crab fritters, chicken stew with dumplings (needed a bit more broth), and... More 

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Cupertino, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The restaurant was walking distance from our hotel and I came here specifically for the poutine. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, actually doesn't even look like a restaurant but it's cozy inside with live music. The place was fully packed and our option was to either wait 45 minutes or sit at the bar and we... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've been to Heron Rock Bistro several times for both breakfast and dinner. The food is always good and it is a great asset for James Bay. The Caesar salads are excellent, and I love the warm fresh bread they serve with meals. We recently went for Dine Around. They had advertised both $20 and $30 menus, but they only... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our family goes to the Heron Rock Bistro on a regular basis and the food and service are always consistently exceptional. One of the many dishes we have had are the mussels. They are served three ways. Delicious. The brunches are very creative. The other dish we love is their poutine. We have had poutine all over the city and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in twice on the recommendation of our b&b hosts. Service was friendly and quick. Food was good. French onion soup was great. Enjoyed the beef stroganoff. Snapper was ok but heavy on the sauce. Good appetizers. We had cheese and garlic on bread which was very good. Second time had a variation with pate. Also good. Music one... More 

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Victoria BC Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were here for the Dine Around special and enjoyed our three course meals. The Carbon ara was substantial the seafood fritters delicious and dessert cheesecake was excellent.

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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: Romance, 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?