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Heron Rock Bistro

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James Bay
Canadian, Bistro
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food in James Bay

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
StevenM1218
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Victoria, BC, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Regina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we stopped in after the noon rush but long before dinner crowd. The restaurant was not busy so we got seated and waited on instantly. Our wait staff was quietly efficient. I ordered the noon lunch special and my wife had a large bowl of chowder. My sandwich was just the right size and very tasty. My wife's chowder was... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The proprietress of the B&B where we were staying told us about her 'neighborhood' restaurant. This was a Monday night, and to our astonishment the place was getting quite crowded; not only for the delicious food, but the live music. On a Monday night! The entire staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. We started with warmed brie and roasted... More 

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Toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were warmly welcomed - nice cozy atmosphere! My husband's burger, with caramelized onions and well seasoned fries, left nothing to be desired. The Lighthouse draft was yummy. But my small steak was a mistake. First, I substituted salad for the fries, and the salad came nicely presented, but it was definitely past its best-before date - browning lettuce, one... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

. . . and we've been to some of the best in Victoria! Really, really, really good. We arrived to a packed dining room and a lineup but we were quickly seated and made friends with the table next to us! The Eggs Benny selection is awesome so I was immediately impressed (ok, truth be told I had already read... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Not super fancy, but great food and friendly efficient service. The staff are well trained and the value is excellent. We've eaten there three times now on trips down Island and will go back again for sure. Island sourced ingredients and an impressive kitchen.

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

They had excellent food, pleasant service. Cozy atmosphere. We had risotto, burger, and fries. Salad had nice vinaigrette.

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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: Canadian, Bistro

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?