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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
American, Canadian
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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, BC
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening. There was 6 of us and everyone had something different with no complaints at all. We were told the menu had changed recently but it was the same as last year when we went, which wasn't a bad thing as everything tasted great. If I had to find one issue... More 

Thank Natkayco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been few years since we've been there and today's breakfast was creative and delicious. There few vegetarian options and I had a hard time deciding which to go for. The gluten free benny is a must.

Thank Sal G
Graham, Washington
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

if you aren't looking for it you won't find it. very creative menu items. i had a daily special that i devoured.

Thank hockeykatbird_27
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Tucked away 510 minutes walk from Marketa's bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic James Bay you find this hidden jam with walls filled with original art, jazzy atmosphere and live music Monday, Friday and Saturday. I love the bistro style appies since I like to nibble on different things. The menu is versatile enough to please wide range... More 

Thank msgypsy
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Started dinner with the cheese and garlic appie. It's a must try! Could easily have ordered a second and called it dinner. Instead had steak - with balsamic butter. Fabulous! Great food and good service.

Thank TravellingCanuck2015
North Wales, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was staying at hotel locally so ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the period. There Mexican style breakfast was amazing, by far the best I ate. There traditional breakfast was ok but the scambled eggs were over cooked and solid and the sausage was poor. Plenty of other options to choose though. Tried the fish and chips... More 

Thank southsidez
Victoria, Canada
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the Heron Rock again last night for the lower-priced appetizers menu, after 8 PM on weeknights. This is a nice little bistro close to where we live in Victoria. We see they've added a patio outside which would be great for the warm days. My girlfriend had a Caesar salad ($4) which we split and a Grilled... More 

Thank GaryReg
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went for dinner on the last night of our stay at Rosewood Inn as the Bistro is only a few blocks away. I had salmon with orzo, a type of pasta which resembles rice in appearance. this was very good. My wife had a lamb burger and said it was good and a change from beef or chicken in... More 

Thank Peter H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our B& B recommended Heron Rock as it was within walking distance and they were right to do so as it was lovely. The surroundings are quite rustic but the food was delicious. Having never had Poutine before we tried it and were very surprised as to how delicious it was...... chips ,cheese and gravy !!!

Thank 79Carolyn74
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not only does Heron Rock Bistro have delicious, locally sourced foods and wines, it is truly a community resource. My mother and I ate there regularly for several years. She lived in the neighborhood, I came from Seattle to help and visit her. When she became frail, the owner offered to deliver food to her and when she passed away,... More 

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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
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?