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“Great Value, Excellent Oysters, Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heron Rock Bistro

Heron Rock Bistro
435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (James Bay)
(250) 383-1545
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Ranked #96 of 967 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Bistro, Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: James Bay
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Value, Excellent Oysters, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This place is just excellent, casual dining in the evening with entertainment and the food and service of a 5 star. If you are one of those people who like the best but don’t want to fuss with having to play the role or dress to impress this is the place, lots of high rollers and regular people, but no one knows the difference, and the food is on, no question about it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

not good for those on celiac diet - very little choice - food expensive for what it was.- potatoes undercooked - salad uninspired.

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Heron Rock Bistro was recommended by the owner of our B&B. It was within walking distance of the port area, so for people coming to Victoria on cruise ships, this would be a fantastic choice. It has the ambiance of a locally-owned and locally patronized restaurant, unlike many of the touristy spots closer to downtown. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is casual.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A surprise for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Never would have thought to go here for breakfast but for someone's suggestion. We were very glad we did, as it was a relaxing and quiet place to have a lazy weekend breakfast. The service was good, and their eggs benedict was excellent. We would return there for breakfast any day.

Visited November 2011
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Vernon, Canada
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102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We went there on September the 13th for a light dinner after a long day. Everything was to our satisfaction except my 1/2 dozen fresh oysters. You needed a magnifying glass to see the meat.
Extremely disappointing
Otherwise the service was good and friendly..
Drink prices are reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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