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Victoria Harbour House Restaurant

607 Oswego Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4W9, Canada (Burnside)
(250) 386-1244
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Ranked #150 of 1,084 restaurants in Victoria
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Burnside
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Burnside
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lancashire UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We didn't want to walk too far for our evening meal on our second night in Victoria so luckily this place was fairly close to our hotel. The ambience has an old fashioned French style about it added to by the fact that the waiters dress formally. The formal but friendly service was excellent. We had a table by the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

But it was deceptively expensive! The price was perhaps a tad on the extensively expensive side! Great waiter, very polite and helpful. The food was done just right, although the vegetables seemed a bit underdone, too much crunch to them. (older eater- false teeth!) Overall, a really great food experience

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was near our hotel so we tried it out as we tried to hit as many different restaurants as we could. The atmosphere of the place is warm and inviting. The waiters dress up, are very friendly and attentive. Service was prompt and efficient. I had the steak and lobster and was not impressed. The steak was overdone... More

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Cheney, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

right around the corner from our B&B. Special was steak and lobster and the price was great. Service was excellent, friendly and very helpful. Steak and lobster was soooooo good. Right on the corner and people watching was fun. Hubby had seafood fettucini which he said was really good. Homemade raspberry sorbet was way good. Thumbs up on this place.

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Carthage, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Recently dined here, stumbling upon the place on a walk around town. Very good food, good service, excellent value. Had the fish special of the night which was delicious. Stop by this place for a meal you won't forget. Other than my water glass not being filled often enough, a very fine meal and reasonably priced in comparison to surrounding... More

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Liverpool, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While staying in the Inner Harbour area of Victoria, BC, in late May 2014, my husband and I decided to have an evening meal at the Harbour House restaurant, where he had enjoyed a dinner a number of years before. We hadn't made a reservation, so were prepared for there to be no free table, but the maitre d' welcomed... More

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We chose this restaurant which was in close proximity to our hotel and the ferry terminal after walking past it several times. The menu looked good, so we chose it on our final day in Victoria. We went just after they opened for dinner at 4:30pm. I was hungry (my wife insisted on a vegan restaurant for lunch...enough said?) and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was situated across from the Oswego Hotel and we dined here for convenience. The place was quaint and the waiters, all men were older and dressed in dinner suit and bow tie. I think they said on the menu that they dressed up so we need not bother. The food was ok, but the soup came out cool and... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

An olde worlde high quality English type restaurant offering a varied quality menu to suit most tastes. Service was attentive if a little rapid for us. Red Snapper in a warm spicy sauce was delicious and the French style vegetables as I like them. In retrospect I should perhaps have selected rice rather than potato. Perfectly complemented by local Chardonnay... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were just minutes walking distance so we gave it a try. Restored house, excellent service but the meals we ordered were just ok, nothing to write home about. The flavor of my seafood fettuccine was bland, nice mussels but the sauce was average. What a let down, my wife's seafood meal was not that tasty. Wine was great however,... More

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