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Irish Times Pub

1200 Government St. | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #65 of 1,090 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza, Fish & Chips, Chowder
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: View Street
Description: Welcome to the Irish Times Pub, where excellent design and authenticity are at the heart of downtown Victoria"s most exciting new pub! Located at 1200 Government Street, the Irish Times Pub is home to 190 seats over two floors with 80 seats available on our patios, opening onto both Government Street and historic Bastion Square. Our concept goes far beyond mere architecture though. The Irish Times opened with everything it takes to make a pub successfully Irish, including authentic Live Irish music, 7 nights each week. The tradition of Ireland has also been extended to our menu, which has been developed on a philosophy of creating traditional Irish food and drink that is both contemporary and funky, showcasing Irish Pub Food as you would see in Ireland today.
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333 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been a regular customer since the a Times opened and have had some great service and meals here but in the past 3 months the service has become very inconsistent. I have walked out twice after not being even acknowledged after sitting there for 10 minutes. Hard to believe when you have to check in at the desk... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Nice location. On Government Street in the Bastion Square area. Friendly and attentive staff. Good food and drink selection. Reasonable prices. We ordered the Emerald Salad and the Caesar Salad, both very good. I just had to order the Fish & Chips, and they were great. My wife had the Mussels & Fries which were also quite good. Nice outdoor... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Having visited Victoria before we had a favourite place to visit, having called in there (just down the road) we found we were not as happy this time round so decided to look elsewhere and found the Irish Times Pub and loved it. We ate here twice on our visit and found the food really good, we had fish and... More

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Zeist, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great food, a lot of choice in drinks but really terrible staff. They don't even bother to greet or thank you for your visit. So for the food it's a safe bet and you are not really bothered but snobby waitresseses, this is the place.

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Ft Worth, tx
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

loved our visit here, sat outside, enjoyed the people watching, good service. Really felt like a real pub, so that was a bonus and the beer choices always fun to try something new.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fish and chips were a fav Awesome chicken burger Loved the mac & cheese Oysters were good and played beautifully. Yummy ginger beers

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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great pub; we ate both outside and inside. The Shepherd's pie is simply perfect in every way. Also enjoyed a scottish egg, a few pints of Guinness and the cabbage and corned beef. A great menu, beautiful woodwork, great service - can't wait to return.

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were in Victoria for the weekend, we walked around the downtown area and looked at a number of restaurant menus, this one appealed to both of us. I had the lamb burger with a cup of the soup of the day, my husband had the fish and chips. We both thought our meals were great. Great atmosphere and beautiful... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We came in for an enjoyable meal and a pint. They serve Kilkenny, which we haven't been able to find in the States, so this was a special treat.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped by while walking around Victoria and were pleasantly surprised. Cool building, nice staff, and beer for $5.00 ("new" Happy Hour!!) WooHoo!! We even ordered a pizza off the appetizer menu and it was pretty good. A bit pricy, but so's everything in Victoria! In answer to the obvious question, I can only say that, why we ordered a pizza... More

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