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Bard & Banker

$$ - $$$, ,
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
+1 250-953-9993
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bard & Banker
1. Great Bar, Great Food
"A half chicken served in a roasting pan was delicious"
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2. Fantastic breakfast!!!
" Breakfast was fantastic."
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3. Live Music
"Fun atmosphere. The music was great the crowd was dancing"
Feliz David D
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Reviewed today

On a day trip to Victoria our tour guide suggested this as a nice lunch stop. It is nicely decorated and was quite busy on the day we attended. Service was efficient and friendly, the menu was quite varied and plenty to choose from. I...More

Thank 2brianjd
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Thought it might be a bit of a 'young place' for us but we were welcomed warmly and given a nice table. Big space and very busy. We had booked and were glad we did so. Service was great, oysters fresh and steak delicious. Live...More

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

Ate dinner here with a group of 8 on a cruise ship stop, but there were tons of locals there as well. We ordered a variety of entrees and everyone was well satisfied with the quality of the meals. Beer selection was good and the...More

Thank App_guy2014
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully decorated interior, an outdoor eating area, friendly service, centrally located in the downtown core, good quality food and varied menu.

Thank saberr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Greg location for drinks and a quick bite with the family. Weather was perfect for sit outside on the patio. Good selection of local beers.

Thank azjon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every once in a while in our travels we get a meal that is so fabulous and service that is so great that you can’t help but write a review. Yesterday that was the case at the Bard and banker. Our waiter Grant, was extremely...More

Thank traveller4lifeCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here twice. Amazing decor, friendly staff. Great value food. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Thank Phillip E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were initially attracted to this place based on its exterior appearance, and then further interested after learning about its haunted past. Nice decor and setup inside. Food selection is good. High marks for their steak and salmon. Drink selection is excellent. Lots of local...More

Thank domhnall_kaps
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came to Bard & Banker while we were visiting Victoria for a day. It was recommended to use by our driver and it did not disappoint. We were looking to get a beer before heading back on the bus. We were...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful pub and eatery. Very well run with great staff attentive and charming. Live music every night ( I think) some super bands. The decor is really beautiful and well worth a visit

Thank MCBBrennan
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September 23, 2017|
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Response from Christopher M | Reviewed this property |
Didn't look like it the two times I was there but it wouldn't hurt to secure your spot. Thanks.
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Julius D | Reviewed this property |
You be ok during the week but I would recommend making reservations Friday or Saturday nights.
Jean K
July 23, 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never gone there anytime around lunch. You will have to call the staff and ask. I only occasionally go there with friends at night on some weekends. The company owns the Bard and Banker, Irish Times... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
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Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Breakfast daily 8am, happy hour daily from 4-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!
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