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Heron Rock Bistro

435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“po'boy” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 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

1  Thank Gerry S
Reviewed September 9, 2017 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 September 7, 2017

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

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed August 30, 2017

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 August 26, 2017

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 August 22, 2017

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

1  Thank CaboSanAntonio
Reviewed August 19, 2017

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

1  Thank NewleaphMelinda
Reviewed August 19, 2017 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|
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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