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“Great Happy hour.”

Bartholomew's English-Style Pub
Ranked #36 of 1,271 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the Arcade level of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria, Bartholomew's has been a favourite spot for both locals and visitors alike since 1975. We offer a casual relaxed atmosphere, in an English-style setting, as well as a beautiful outdoor patio (seasonal). Bartholomew's is proud to support our local craft beer industry and offers beer on tap from all the major Victoria breweries. We are also famous for our signature double seafood Caesar, which is considered, by many, to be the best in Victoria. Our menu is extensive, offering classic pub fare and families are welcome. Enjoy live entertainment every Friday & Saturday from 9:30 pm, and Sunday's from 4:30 pm, as we showcase some of Victoria's finest talent, no cover charge. Every Saturday, from June through September we offer a patio barbeque from 6 pm, weather permitting. The menu features a selection of summer favourites, and rotates weekly.
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Really friendly staff, a great takoff of a british pub, with a terrific little outside patio. Even though right down town, the patio is a great place ,on a lovely late afternoon. The wine was only 4.75 and beer 5.25. The appys were really good , nice selection only 7.75. The menu itself had loads of delicious choices. Food and drinks came quickly, a great place to take a time out while exploring the Inner harbour.

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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valerie, thank you for the kind review, we appreciate it. Our patio has been referred to as a little oasis in downtown Victoria, and it is. We have a beautiful garden setting and there is no better way to relax on a sunny afternoon. Our great staff are always happy to hear how well they do, they work very hard. Please be sure to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Vic we found this gem. Great pub food (we had the fish and chips, wings, drinks and desserts). The food was delicious and our server was a sweetheart. We ended up staying for music bingo which was quite fun and entertaining.

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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Amber we are so pleased that you enjoyed your meals and drinks at Bart's. We offer music bingo every Thursday night from 7 pm, and it is a lot of fun. You can win some great prizes and it is also a great way to meet the locals. Thank you for mentioning our great staff, they all work very hard to ensure everyone has a great experience at Bart's. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My family and I wanted to try some traditional Canadian fare in our short visit to Victoria. I may say it like that, but truth be told I just wanted some Poutine! We had our young toddler with us and needed a place that could accommodate the family while serving the food we all wanted to eat. Bartholomews definitely delivered. The place had a lot of indoor seating, but seeing as the weather was wonderful, WD decided to eat on their patio.
I tried their poutine, which was amazing. The cheese curds were hot and stringy, and the gravy was delicious. They had a great drink selection along with the large beer selection one comes to expect from a pub. We tried their pizza, which has tons of roasted garlic, pesto, basil, and a trio of cheeses. Great pizza served hot with a crispy crust. Highly recommend this place to anyone wanting great food in Victoria.

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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chef Steinman, thank you for bringing your family to Bart's during your visit to Victoria, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. One of the nice things about Bart's is that we are indeed family friendly with a kids menu as well. Adults can enjoy a pub setting with great pub fare as well as a fine selection of local craft beer on tap, while the kids can choose from items such as grilled cheese, a hot dog, burger or chicken strips. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Poutine, it is one of those dishes that you crave sometimes, and there is no substitute. We hope you will come see us again next time you visit our beautiful city.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very nice English-style atmosphere; super food selection and excellent service. We were pleased with the whole experience. Even got my grandson to try Oysters Rocky...can't say he really enjoyed one...but did give it the old college try. Can't beat the location, and they are the folks who provide room service to residents of the hotel...win-win all around.

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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Dear Dick, thank you for visiting Bart's during your recent visit to Victoria. We are so pleased that you had an exceptional experience with us, even if your grandson didn't enjoy the Oysters Rocky, he will when he gets older, I'm sure! Our location is perfect for guests of the Victoria DoubleTree hotel, as we are located on the "A" level of the property. Guests can experience a Victoria classic pub without ever having to leave the building, and of course you can enjoy our food for lunch or dinner service through the hotel in room dining program. We look forward to serving you and your family again in the future.

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Nearest place to our hotel to eat - wasn't disappointed. Would have difficulty in finding another pub/restaurant quickly that was as good as this for atmosphere, food, beer and entertainment thrown in too! Service was pretty good as well. Wouldn't mind eating there again.

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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you for making Bart's one of your stops while visiting Victoria. We are conveniently located on the arcade level of the Victoria DoubleTree Hotel and steps from most major hotels in and around the inner harbour. We are all about good food and beverage, and of course live entertainment on the weekends. Hopefully we will see you again,next time you visit our beautiful city.

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