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Heron Rock Bistro

435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
(250) 383-1545
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Ranked #140 of 1,086 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Canadian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Poulsbo, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a pretty little cafe with an interesting menu and wine list. Prices and quality are fair. The location is in a residential area serving the locals and guest accommodations.

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Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We've dined here a few times in the last 5 years - pleasantly surprised that the food and service is good, perhaps even better with time. They have specials on weekdays and a weekend brunch menu (both days) that is outstanding. Creative eggs bennys, very tasty! We sat outside on the patio, enjoying Victoria's extended summer.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm not a local here, as I live in Southern California...but I do know my way around Victoria as this is where my folks have lived for more than 25 years. I always think of Heron Rock Bistro as a really great place for breakfast or lunch. That was until my dad suggested I try it for dinner. I'm glad... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant while discovering Victoria. It was nestled in the shade of a few trees, and provided an excellent outdoor dining experience. My husband and I both ordered sandwiches, and both were delicious. As were the fries. Their menu had some tasty looking choices on it. Would recommend for a nice, quiet lunch.

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Warwickshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You'd be hard pressed to run across this restaurant if you were a visitor wandering around Victoria, but I'd strongly recommended tracking it down as the locals have a well-kept secret gem here. The meal was wonderful from start to finish - I had oysters, then New York strip, while my wife had the most tasty chicken salad she's ever... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been here a several times over the last few years and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good. My wife had the stroganoff this time, and it was tender and tasty. I just went for the burger ( very good) and my side salad was big enough to feed the two of us. Our server (... More

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Port Angeles, Wa.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice little neighborhood modern food restaurant. (I had walked by it several times before and did not even notice it around the west side of the building.) We stopped for lunch, and found the food and service good. Manager checked up on us as well as the wait staff to see if we needed anything. Rather open, so can be... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband, daughter and myself visited the Heron Rock Bistro last week, having previously visited a month before and found that visit enjoyable so decided to eat there again assuming our second visit would be just as good. I do not like writing negative reviews but feel strongly enough to do so. I expected from the menu description of the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our B&B host recommeded this restaurant for dinner. We stopped by to make dinner reservations and ended up staying for lunch instead. The burger was tasty. I have to admit I wasn't taken with the poutine but it was my first experience with it and wasn't sure what it was going to taste like. Next time I'll stick with the... More

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Belle Mead, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Heron Rock Bistro is a gem hidden in the James Bay neighborhood of Victoria. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. I do not understand the recent negative reviews of this restaurant. The menu is not fusion - the food is pretty normal with salmon, mussels, steak, burgers, etc. This is clearly not a high end... More

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