We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Brasserie L'ecole

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
(250) 475-6260
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 325: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think I must have eaten at a different restaurant than all the other reviewers here. First, no reservations are taken, and when you arrive you are told on a very rainy night to "go take a walk" until we could be seated almost an hour later. Fair enough, it's a tiny place and your other choice is to sit... More 

1 Thank Linda W
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was highly rated. Don't believe it. They don't take reservations, except you show up an if they are full they give you a time (expected) and will "sms" you. They didn't make the time. Next this is NOT a romantic place, why? Well it was packed and EXTREMELY noisy - you had to shout across the table to be... More 

1 Thank Nvrlost
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small and intimate restaurant was a real find. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy but a table was found for us. The food was superb. I had the Rock fish, a local meaty white fish, which came on aubergine fritters and chard with bacon. My husband had a sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection and, so... More 

Thank Sally F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found some good reviews of Brasserie L'ecole in Victoria and wanted to give it a try. Ordered the Steak Frites for dinner and found it average in quality and presentation. My wife tried the Moules Frites and found them average as well with the broth a little thin. Overall I would recommend it if you are visiting Victoria for the... More 

1 Thank Dan N
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do not take reservations and they were full AND we were complete strangers (from 4,700 miles away) - but the maitre very kindly (and we think rather exceptionally) offered us a place at the bar which we took. Pleased we did. Excellent food. A great selection of wine. Terrific atmosphere and (what bliss!) no background music. (At a table... More 

Thank Iain L
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We dined here in late August 2016 with friends who were already well familiar with this restaurant. The service, food offerings and drink selections were outstanding and excellent value. I was particularly taken with my burger, which may be the best I ever had -- perfect bun and toppings with the meat spiced and charred lightly to perfection. Likewise, the... More 

Thank ScottMc1
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We don't eat out a lot and when we do, Brasserie used to top the short list of places we enjoy. Sadly, we suspect we won't return. I've written positive reviews in the past, but I feel the restaurant is now perhaps resting on it's very good reputation. We dined on a Tuesday with four of us - two adults,... More 

3 Thank Kathleen B
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My wife and I had diner at Brasserie L'ecole for our 40th anniversary. Great menu , great wine list and excellent service.

Thank Yvon G
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

At this point Brasserie L'ecole has hundreds of reviews and is well loved by all who dine there so this review might just be a drop in the bucket, but seriously they have the best burger I have ever had. And if you do the math that's bonkers, If you conservatively state that you consume roughly 2 burgers a month... More 

Thank Summer-Roiland
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My favourite restaurant in the city and the best value around! We've been eating there at least monthly for the last decade and have never had anything other than wonderful food, drinks, and service. The chef has the best palate in town and his dishes are perfectly prepared. Portions tend to be generous. The extensive beer list (primarily belgian) and... More 

Thank RaisinHell

Travelers who viewed Brasserie L'ecole also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District

Been to Brasserie L'ecole? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: (250) 475-6260

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Brasserie L'ecole and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Conroe, Texas
1 month ago
Genoa, Nevada, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Brasserie L'ecole staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?