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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
Bar, Canadian, Pub
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435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My gf and I came for Dine around Victoria and were "wowed" with the amazing 3 course meal and delicious well thought out craft beer pairings. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back again next month. Well done Heron Rock!

Thank WCBT
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend the Stilton and bacon Benny or any of the featured quiches for breakfast. While my partner would concur, he often chooses the corned beef hash. For lunch no one can beat the Lamb burger. Made with carefully selected ingredients (eggs are local free run and lamb is naturally raised local lamb) combined with well trained chefs - the... More 

Thank 304minew
Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time around, not disappointed ! Started with mussels and martinis, had the white wine and garlic sauce, amazing! For my main I had the prime rib bolognese, best I have ever had. My wife had the crab and shrimp cakes with side salad, excellent, super tasty. Service was first class. Heron Rock is a "must go to" in Victoria.

Thank Tom R
Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're local, and used to drive to Heron Rock for dinner mostly, and sometimes breakfast on a weekend. Have been going here for years. We now live a block away, and one of the reasons we purchased in the area, is Heron Rock. Great place to take guests visiting from out of town. Always pleasant service, and the menu is... More 

Thank pacific_islanders
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy comfort food with a contemporary vibe. Try the jambalaya for a treat. Everything else looks great too. Always busy on weekends with live rootsy music as a bonus.

Thank Andris F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solid local restaurant which serves great food for good value, Great restaurant vibe that sometimes features live music.

Thank TravelOften1968
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service! Eggs Bene of all sorts, wonderful blackened snapper po-boy, and duck confit poutine to die for!! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and live music some nights. It's a wee bit pricey, but not that bad for Victoria, and worth every penny!

Thank Travelhound51
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Food was good and staff was great. You could tell just by watching the interaction between the manager and the servers that this is a great place to work.

Thank constance t
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Oh, my gosh...where do I start? This restaurant is amazing. Both food and service were beyond expectations. We had the poutine and triple benny dish. My only regret is that I didn't have room to eat more! Service was stellar in spite of the restaurant being packed. I did not feel we suffered for that. Server was very attentive. She... More 

Thank Donna P
Regina, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely bistro with great service. Family stop for a late lunch pleased all. Seared Albacore Tuna was amazing.

Thank Cdntraveller841

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-1545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?