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Bard & Banker

$$ - $$$, ,
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
+1 250-953-9993
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We all enjoyed our meal at Bard & Banker. We were seated in a large booth in a private area so even though it was noisy overall, our meal atmosphere was perfect. The staff was all pleasant, which is always a bonus. We had young...More

Thank einstein2
Reviewed 4 days ago

First off, you enter this place and you get the 'wow' factor right from the start, beautiful, big, warm with quite a few of private booths if you so choose. Impeccable bathrooms, interesting menu, (they serve breakfast until 2pm for late risers) fabulous service..we had...More

Thank Jo444111
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch and the meal came out and was soaked in oil. The waitress took my meal away said it looked gross and then the manager came tableside. He told me that he would get me something else I told him I didn't want anything...More

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This pub has a wide range of ages enjoying the food and drink. We have been here before and it is always a fun experience and when we order appys or meals it has always been excellent food.

Thank DanicaF114
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Bard and Banker is now one of my favourite restaurants/pubs. It was an incredible atmosphere with a very traditional victorian style architechure. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. The place was recommended to me by my colleague. I will most...More

Thank ckeegan91
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at a number of the pubs in Victoria and prefer the Bard and Banker. The food, beers selection and service are consistently high quality. We've never been disappointed. The building décor is classic and upscale, adding to the experience. Bard & Banker is...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience here with friends and family. Tried their grilled cheese for lunch... super tasty. Our host was great and very prompt on service. Tried a great whiskey flight and some beer flights too. If you have kids with you... no problem as...More

Thank bigcahoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my friends here after a wonderful experience I had several years ago. I love visiting B&B when I come to Victoria, it is such a beautiful and historical building, not to mention the food and drinks! They have a great selection of bourbon...More

Thank Rudoskis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fine stop for "a pint" on the main drag, Great choices, excellent service in a special well set up location.Looking to go back for daily special

1  Thank CMT-JWT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for new years eve, it was nice. The place is beautiful. They have a long list of drinks: beers, wine, wiskey, rhum, cocktails. The service is pretty nice. The food is good but nothing amazing. It was a little bit expensive I...More

Thank NiafronBC
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Christopher M | Reviewed this property |
Didn't look like it the two times I was there but it wouldn't hurt to secure your spot. Thanks.
24 September 2017|
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Response from Julius D | Reviewed this property |
You be ok during the week but I would recommend making reservations Friday or Saturday nights.
Jean K
24 July 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never gone there anytime around lunch. You will have to call the staff and ask. I only occasionally go there with friends at night on some weekends. The company owns the Bard and Banker, Irish Times... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
  • E-mail
Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Breakfast daily 8am, happy hour daily from 4-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!
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