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Heron Rock Bistro

435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“po boy” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dinner with my wife at Heron Rock was a delight. She had a salad with crab cake, I had the house-cured Reuben. Both were tasty and well prepared. The wait staff were pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Andrew the owner takes obvious pride in...More

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been twice now, once for breakfast, once for drinks and appies. Both times, I've been blown away by the quality of service and food. They have an excellent selection of local draft beers, and the food is top notch. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank BlueEyedVictorian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here. It was quiet enough that we could carry on a conversation and the staff was very attentive.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Heron Rock. 4 of us split a couple of happy hour specials: mussels and croque madame. Both were great. For dinner we had: pasta with ragout, fried chicken with potato salad, reuben sandwich, lemon sole. All 4 dishes were great....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant twice during our stay in Victoria. It is a comfortable place with a very welcoming feel. The first time we went we had the three course wine pairing meal. Each course was nicely complemented by a generous glass of good...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in James Bay for a couple of weeks and this place was highly recommended. The first time, we sat on the patio and I had a po'boy sandwich which was pretty underwhelming. The patio seemed like a good option as it extremely...More

Thank CaboSanAntonio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've now eaten here twice, with the same friend. This last time we went in for a late afternoon snack. We each had a salad and shared a platter of Kalamari. Kalamari was good but not great. My Caesar salad was very good- even include...More

Thank NewleaphMelinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here at least once a year. While the atmosphere is a bit bright, the food more than makes up for it! Delicious meals, sandwiches & spots! All fresh and promptly served! Good wine & beer list. Live music three times a week, daily...More

Thank Patti1_13
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I just needed a quick bite. Could have gone back, just didn't have time. The Caesar intrigued me with bacon and fried capers! Excellent. A Canadian white to go with.....perfect.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The food is wholesome, portions large and coffee great. Highly recommend lunch or weekend brunch. I have not been for dinner, but hear there is live music on weekends too.

Thank B8373GQkarena
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Beverly H
March 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from nascarfan51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly do serve bacon and eggs as well as many other choices. While I have never had breakfast there, if it is as good as their lunches it will be excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-1545
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