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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
American, Canadian
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435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Regina, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bistro with great service. Family stop for a late lunch pleased all. Seared Albacore Tuna was amazing.

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Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking around town and asked some lady doing her gardening where to eat. She sent me here. I ended up here 3 times that week. Good food and good booze and nice owner and great staff. I don't remember what I ate specifically, but I know I got one breakfast in there. Clean, great art on the walls.... More 

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Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to go where the locals go?Heron Rock Bistro Heron Rock rocked for us Not a great décor or anything but OK,but very good service and enjoyable dining experience.Good flavor and fresh offerings We really enjoyed the jazz duo on the evening we were there You can watch the kitchen from the outside picnic tables a little too cold when... More 

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Thank islandrockin
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was very good food indeed..chorizo hash with a benny on top, companion had a beef hash with a benny..more than we could eat..loads of choice; good value

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Victoria, BC
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We went on Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening. There was 6 of us and everyone had something different with no complaints at all. We were told the menu had changed recently but it was the same as last year when we went, which wasn't a bad thing as everything tasted great. If I had to find one issue... More 

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Thank Natkayco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

It has been few years since we've been there and today's breakfast was creative and delicious. There few vegetarian options and I had a hard time deciding which to go for. The gluten free benny is a must.

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Graham, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

if you aren't looking for it you won't find it. very creative menu items. i had a daily special that i devoured.

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victoria
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Tucked away 510 minutes walk from Marketa's bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic James Bay you find this hidden jam with walls filled with original art, jazzy atmosphere and live music Monday, Friday and Saturday. I love the bistro style appies since I like to nibble on different things. The menu is versatile enough to please wide range... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Started dinner with the cheese and garlic appie. It's a must try! Could easily have ordered a second and called it dinner. Instead had steak - with balsamic butter. Fabulous! Great food and good service.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I was staying at hotel locally so ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the period. There Mexican style breakfast was amazing, by far the best I ate. There traditional breakfast was ok but the scambled eggs were over cooked and solid and the sausage was poor. Plenty of other options to choose though. Tried the fish and chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?