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The Roost

9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
+1 250-655-0075
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, International, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous outdoor seating, we had the most delicious steak and mushroom pies and their cinnamon bun was spectacular.

Thank Dylan J
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Dylan for your comments. Our bakers work very hard to make the most delicious pastries. We look forward to seeing you again, and next time, dine in and try a flight of our signature wines

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ROOST restaurant has a country feel about the landscape with the occasional rooster roaming about the premise; fresh baked goods daily using grains grown on the property; hearty meals prepared by competent chefs and served by neighborly staff.

Thank David S
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Country and Neighborly is a great way to describe The Roost! Please stop by again, maybe try a tasting of our estate wines!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for dinner, and arrived promptly. We were seated right away, but waited more than 8 minutes before our waitress stopped by to say she'd be right with us. Another several minutes go by, where we see her go to two more tables...More

Thank Angela M
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know. We like to hear all feedback. I feel awful you had an experience like this with us. We will have a team meeting to discuss the situation and ensure this doesn't happen again.. I would really like to show...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for brunch and it was absolutely adorable. Incredible baking, and good food. We got a flight of wine/cider. The cider was a little disappointing. Almost fell flat like it was open a little too long before serving. The brisket hash was incredible...More

Thank Lindsay B
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Our chef's work very hard to and making the best food. Thank you for letting us know about the cider. I will look into this. We look forward to seeing you again later in the day next time

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hosts at our B&B recommended this local restaurant . It was a wonderful surprise. We like to support local business and the fact that they produce a lot of their ingredients and make the wine they serve, made our experience even more satisfying. The...More

Thank Karen S
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Karen, We are happy you made your last stop, here at The Roost before take off. Thank you again for coming in

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Returning from a trip to Victoria and heading to the ferry. Stopped off for lunch and what a great surprise to find such a wonderful place! Had a turkey BLT and the bacon had such a fabulous flavor !!!! Service great food fresh and we...More

Thank Quest810582
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. You will have to try our house white Siegerrebe and our Mushroom chicken & Gorgonzola Gnocchi. They are delicious together

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Happened to drive by this place and enjoyed it so well we went for both supper and breakfast. Food was excellent and the service was good.

Thank Graham Y
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your reply. We appreciate it.

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Take time to visit this spot on your way into or back from Victoria.. Catch a mini tour of the property, where you can see a variety of fresh produce and vineyards, that are used to make the food and wine that's served on-site. A...More

Thank winkyw18
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. You have nailed us to a tee. We have been working hard. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We brought visiting relatives here for a special supper and the entire experience was a huge disappointment. I had stopped in a few days before to check the menu and we were excited to try the wood fired pizza. Unfortunately, the dough had “failed” and...More

Thank Ramona J
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your review. We like to hear about everyone's experience. There are no excuses to what happened to you this Sunday. We have called on a staff meeting to discuss what happened. We also discussed how to prevent these situations going forward. I...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

The first impression that you feel is that you are at a cafeteria. This image is quickly dispelled, as you give and pay for your order, you are handed a coffee cup for endless refills. The food is wonderful, and I would highly recommend the...More

Thank J0y58
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are definitely making changes. We are happy your experience with us was wonderful. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Barbara Anne G
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Gregory Z | Reviewed this property |
The Manager's name is Deanna Young. Her phone number is 250-655-0075. Likely best to call her to answer your question. Cheers.
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franceshenry
July 1, 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Hi Fran, I have your phone number and I'll call you today. Thank you for your inquiry. Denice 250-589-8631
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sandrel72vw
April 13, 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Good morning. Apologies for not seeing this message. I see you've called the Roost and had your questions answered. I am the Event Coordinator at the Roost and if I can be of assistance, please call me at 250-589-8631... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  North Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-0075
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Description
We are a passionate farm! We create and share locally grown food and wines situated in the heart of North Saanich's pastoral landscape, the focus is on local food and wine, and sustainability. More than just a bakery/cafe, The Roost sits on 10 acres of farmland where we grow many items used to produce the food we proudly serve. The wheat grown and milled on-site is used to bake breads fresh daily. The blueberries, sheep, and a unique vineyard, all add to the authentic experience. You'll love coming out to our place! Whether you sit on the porch, get comfy in the secret garden, relax on our "chicken-bus", or laze at a picnic bench looking out over the farm and vineyard, you are sure to enjoy a passionate farm experience!
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