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Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“endive salad” (26 reviews)
“steak frites” (21 reviews)
“onion soup” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large group. That could be a problem given this place doesn't take reservations - you line up and await the doors which open at ~5:30pm. I got there just after 4:30 and was the only one in the line until just before 5:00. Service for...More

1  Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance is a little scarce, but perhaps that's the intention; a little French minimalist. Steak was great, but my friend, much to his disappointment, who also ordered the same had a much smaller cut than mine. A received a centre cut from the loin and...More

1  Thank forktravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of of us, with fingers crossed, went to Brasserie L'Ecole hoping for a table (they do not take reservations). We were in luck and enjoyed a truly French dining experience. Starting with a wonderful French bubbly, we enjoyed appetizers including Medjool dates stuffed with...More

1  Thank maritimemmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely evening in this restaurant - yep, it's a pain that they don't take bookings, so just plan on going earlier and having a drink at a local brewpub while you wait. Not difficult! Dates stuffed with Roquefort & walnuts were moorish. The...More

1  Thank BlackberryGin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lined up at 5:00 pm to ensure that we could get the 5:30 seating, as the restaurant only has room for 40 persons. However the day was nice. As everyone is ordering at once, and being admitted altogether, service is a little sporadic, and...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have already written a previous review but just had to mention the more than tasty croquettes we had recently ...I still think about them as they were creamy with an excellent filling inside and crisp to perfection on the outside...oh,my!!!! I shared a delish...More

Thank 319kathryn
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Fine dining at mid-range prices. Perfectly executed dishes are nicely presented. Lacks pretension, has quality and charm in abundance.

2  Thank Pat D
Reviewed August 15, 2017

SO I've been to a brasserie or two in my 38 years and this is exactly the experience I want every time. We had a big brunch about 8 hours earlier, but had walked over every last inch of Victoria on a 24 hour hour...More

4  Thank Zach F
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Great service, great selection and of course great food. I didn't find $17 too much to ask for an appetizer bowl of our local Salt Spring Island Moules...very reasonable. Good portions. I had the trout and it was killer.

1  Thank Teri H
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Small and dark restaurant, service is good, menu is expensive, we were expecting it to be but quite frankly you get very little for what you pay, for example a $38 steak comes with nothing but the steak and a small bowl of chewy overdone...More

2  Thank Jo444111
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Tarik I
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 Alan T | 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 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
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