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Blighty's Bistro

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French, Chowder, Fusion, Bistro, Soups
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2006 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
250592-5111
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique and inviting place, great food.

We had a wonderful Birthday gathering at this fine place, I had a taste test of a few different appy's and a great steak dinner. Although we were on a special menu for the event, I had a look at the regular menu, and is was inviting. We will have to visit again soon and try more of their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ed M
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful Birthday gathering at this fine place, I had a taste test of a few different appy's and a great steak dinner. Although we were on a special menu for the event, I had a look at the regular menu, and is was inviting. We will have to visit again soon and try more of their offerings.... More 

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North Saanich BC
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love the quirky ambiance of Blighty's Bistro. The owner/manager speaks her mind with delightful frankness. This small Oak Bay bistro is charming and cosy. The food is always interesting and well- prepared and served. This would be a great "local" eatery but we are happy to drive quite a long way to enjoy this dining experience- highly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place is something special. It's unassuming from the street, small and with extremely friendly staff. The newcomers are greater just as warmly as the is a steady stream of regulars. It's your safe and friendly neighborhood go to place with a catch; the food is excellent. I don't mean neighborhood excellent, I mean island destination excellent. Next time I'm... More 

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Victoria BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I can't imagine anyone NOT liking this uber-cool, fun, whimsical, hole-in-the-wall joint. Lots of interesting and creative food, great people-watching, fun and engaged staff. Only drawback is that there aren't a lot of tables so sometimes it's hard to fit everyone it. One of my fave go-to places in Oak Bay.

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Oosterhout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Highly ranked, however not perfect in all aspects. We found better restaurants with a lower ranking. The glass of red wine was too warm, so we took a bottle of white wine to accompany dinner. The fish chowder was great, the tunasalad somewhat disappointing (good tuna but salad was simple with low quality olives). The main dishes, chicken and halibut,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You'd expect fresh produce in a place this green, but original Italian was a surprise. Tucked away in an alley in the Inner Harbour is this little place that has concocted some of the tastiest fruit-veggie-meat fusion pasta dishes I've ever tried. Don't miss this one. And make sure to get a reservation a week or so before. It fills... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife, our little baby and myself went for dinner after planing it last minute. We were really happy at the warm welcoming of the waitresses. The food was awesome. First we tried a halibut ceviche that was fantastic. Then we ordered seafood clam chowder which was really good too. Our main dishes were stake tacos and chicken pesto. Everything... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Since the moment we came in the service by the owners was exceptional Then greeted by spoons of halibut ceviche! Delicious! Wine quite a good list Then a yummy seafood chowder, a bit more seafood would be nice The beef tacos are delicious, so moist and tasty The pasta with pesto was ok, two shrimps mainly pasta. Totally recommended for... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Every moment we spent in this restaurant was wonderful. The staff was friendly & entertaining and the food was fantastic! We will be back the next time we are in Victoria.

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Palm Springs, CA
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117 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This small restaurant is truly one of those culinary gems. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The menu is interesting and is complimented by a well chosen wine list. The service is friendly, and considerate. The presentation is what you would expect at a fine restaurant. I was worried that I might find a line around the corner waiting for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2006 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 250592-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Chowder, Fusion, Bistro, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?