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Heron Rock Bistro

) #56 of 909 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
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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Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group and chose a quiet Monday lunch - hardly anyone there…I fear that the chef must have been away too. My choice of fish and chips was a disaster….a brown cone containing a few flakes of cremated fish should never have come...More

Thank shirpete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This James Bay Area bistro did not come up during our research, but it was the first recommendation that we received from a resident of Victoria, which was echoed by other locals. Tucked away in a small, nondescript ground floor of a building, this is...More

Thank COBWEBAgent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several really disappointing experiences a year ago, being residents of the area, we took a chance and returned with some friends. The restaurant is a lot less busy than it used to be, less noisy as a result, and overall the experience was better...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Seared Tuna Salad for a very early lunch due to the fact most of the egg dishes had hollandaise sauce & I'm not a fan of that. Yes, I could've opted out of it but I'm glad I had this salad. Fantastic!...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed June 20, 2017

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

Thank Kimau1
Reviewed June 19, 2017

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 June 7, 2017

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 May 30, 2017

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 May 22, 2017

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

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed May 21, 2017

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
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Beverly H
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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, 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: +1 250-383-1545
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