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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
James Bay
American, Canadian
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435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
(250) 383-1545
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have eaten at the Heron Rock multiple times in the past few years at varying times of the day . It is one of our family favourites. The clam chowder is rich, flavorful with an abundance of seafood & a personal favourite. The bread they bake in house to serve with the chowder is to die for! Everyone always... More 

Thank Gail v
Victoria, Canada
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start with the good: the food here is always excellent. The kitchen staff do an outstanding job preparing this restaurant's tasty menu. My husband and I had brunch here this past weekend. Unfortunately the service was just ok. Although initially attentive, the waitress was not helpful in the end. We asked for hot sauce, which was never delivered. Also,... More 

Thank Einsteincat
Vancouver Island, Canada
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Heron Rock used to be our "Go To" place for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner in Victoria and over the last few years we've had great experiences. But the last two visits have been mediocre at best. The staff has changed, and then re-changed. The service is enthusiastic, but amateurish. Yesterday, we waited for an hour for our food.... More 

Thank Brett C
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast menu is quite unique and very interesting. We had a egg and mushroom Benedict. It was very good and next time, we will share our meal. Highly recommend the restaurant for breakfast

Thank SMMPhoenix_Arizona
Banff, Canada
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

A fine example of a west coast neighborhood restaurant. Weathered, wrinkled and lively. The patrons are nice too! Very very good menu, well served, and all courses enjoyed by all in our group. The musicians were excellent. It is good to be back.

Thank windsandandstars
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ate here twice on our week long stay in Victoria. They have great Caesars and the food was really good also. They seemed to care about the feed back from their guests. My only complaint would be the poutine gravy - everything else was great!

Thank awiwcha
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We chanced upon this place and were very glad we did. Delicious, high-quality food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. All four in our party enjoyed their meals, and the service was excellent. Try the Chicken On Mushroom Risotto. Highly recommended.

Thank TheWillies909
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Trendy little spot, tucked around an office building in a residential area. It had been recommended to us by our Hotel's Front Desk staff as a great place for brunch. It dawned on me during the meal that it was possibly the first time I had ever eaten a restaurant meal that tasted perfectly seasoned. Was busy when we were... More 

Thank Noel K
Burlington, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were told about this restaurant for dinner our first day in Victoria. The meal was so good and reasonable (8pm to close there are incredible specials) that we came back again the 3rd night we were in town.

Thank harry w
Punta Gorda, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Took my grand daughter for breakfast. Staff were very accommodating. She enjoyed her French toast and I loved my traditional eggs Benny Will be a family favorite

Thank C W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: (250) 383-1545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?