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Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“endive salad” (28 reviews)
“steak frites” (22 reviews)
“trout” (21 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brasserie L'ecole is one of those hidden gems you'll be happy you found. They don't accept reservations, which is kind of a pain, but it's worth the wait at the door. The mussels are to die for and the servers will bring endless bread so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kandis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lineups to good restaurants is the norm in this community. It had been a while since we “darkened the door” so decided to stand in line for a half hour before the doors open at 17:30. Two of us had the 10 oz steak and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank haroldw148
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Read about this restaurant and it’s awesome reviews so I made a point to go on one of my three getaway nights to Victoria. I was expecting a wait, and was not surprised in this regard. Arrived at 8 PM and took a walk until...More

Date of visit: October 2018
5  Thank Constance K
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We had this place recomended many times by local friends. The food is great if you are looking for the best burgers in Victoria or a nice steak. We had the mussels and a burger with French fries and truffle oil. This combination is fabulous....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Alvaro C
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Not worth lining up for the food or service. I agree with other reviews that a steak that costs 35 to 50 dollars and includes only so-so greasy fries is not value for the money. The white wine mussels were bland. We decided not to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Experience280976
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Difficult to spot just on the other side of China Town,but worth the visit. Amazing food and service, just lovely to have French European cuisine. We had the best meal here out of our whole trip across Canada. Tres Bien

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank scamps2017
Reviewed September 24, 2018

OMG... Every item we ate was spectacular. Started with the Endive salad, then to the pate, then to the trout and beets, ended with the Brûlée. WE SPLIT EVERYTHING AND STILL COULD NOT FINISH THE MEAL. Everything we ordered was wonderful. You have to line...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is small beyond China town and you may miss it. Very busy inside you can’t make reservations so a significant wait is possible but you’ll be rewarded. A very friendly bistro decor not quite French it is small and cosy. As often in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank francoisl548
Reviewed August 26, 2018

It seems that Brasserie L'ecole fits into that category of restaurant that is expensive so it MUST be good. Well it really isn't that good, at this price point you expect finesse and excellence. Started out with devilled eggs and some stuffed dates and pate...More

Date of visit: August 2018
6  Thank sirstig
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I hadn't been for several years and remembered the food as being awesome, especially the marinated olives. Again, it was for a birthday dinner with 3 friends. I don't usually patronize places where I have to line up, so this was special. However, three of...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Nancy C
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September 23, 2017|
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Response from 319kathryn | Reviewed this property |
Jeans are alright,cleaned and pressed with a smart shirt.I have dined here in casual and dressy outfits.I do always make an effort,nothing else will do but that is just my code of dress!!
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Yvon G | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking. You have to park on the street or in the parking near by. Also you have to be there early for the first seating at 5.30pm or you will have to wait until 7.00 pm next seating. No reversation taken.
Nancy E
August 15, 2016|
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Response from 842AlanT | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant directly @ (250) 475.6260
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-475-6260
  • E-mail
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