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Heron Rock Bistro

) #46 of 916 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“po boy” (6 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food and drink in addition to the atmosphere are worth a visit.

Thank Kimau1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food at Heron Rock is consistently good. The staff are also very personable and efficient. The place gets very busy for lunch so booking is as good idea. Particularly good is the Ahi Tuna served with botton potatoes on a Green Goddess puree and...More

Thank Bucketlistmania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hate to ruin a good thing ... but I owe it to the owners and staff ... they are great! Just a short walk to James Bay, worth every step.

Thank William H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this bistro while in Victoria during a cruise stop. What a find! Great food, excellent atmosphere and outstanding service. It is a short walk from the cruise terminals. If you are looking for a great place to eat that is not downtown, this...More

Thank gggsmts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was great. Very popular with the locals. The staff were excellent. Just a short walk/drive out of town

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heron Rock is a gem. Clean, modern and comfortable. The service is pleasant, friendly and efficient. The food is creative and made with care.......it is special. We had a party of 6, most ordered lamb burgers which are delicious with ingredients and condiments that enhance...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The food is excellent, the staff superb, gorgeous live music and a very reasonable happy hour menu after 8 pm that is offered 7 days a week!

Thank juandefuca2017
Reviewed April 30, 2017

a small friendly restaurant with fantastic food. I had a salad, but made several substitutions due to dietary restrictions. The waitress didn't even bat an eye - none of it was any problem. When the salad arrived, it was one of the best salads i've...More

Thank VicfromVic
Reviewed April 30, 2017

As always we brought guests from out of town....the French onion soup was perfection and stayed unbelievably hot ....lamb burger so flavourful....calamari was hot tender and not batter heavy ...the salads were a big hit with our Italian friends commenting it was just like their...More

Thank b4i4gt
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This was a very pleasant evening. We had heard about the Heron and looked for the restaurant earlier but couldn't find it. Our B&B hostess gave us directions and we discovered we were just around the corner in our hunt. The storefront a a local...More

Thank Larry B
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Beverly H
Do you serve breakfast bacon and eggs
March 8, 2016|
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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