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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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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16 restaurant reviews
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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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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: 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: 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?