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Heron Rock Bistro

) #41 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“po boy” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a group and chose a quiet Monday lunch - hardly anyone there…I fear that the chef must have been away too. My choice of fish and chips was a disaster….a brown cone containing a few flakes of cremated fish should never have come...More

Thank shirpete
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This James Bay Area bistro did not come up during our research, but it was the first recommendation that we received from a resident of Victoria, which was echoed by other locals. Tucked away in a small, nondescript ground floor of a building, this is...More

Thank COBWEBAgent
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several really disappointing experiences a year ago, being residents of the area, we took a chance and returned with some friends. The restaurant is a lot less busy than it used to be, less noisy as a result, and overall the experience was better...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Seared Tuna Salad for a very early lunch due to the fact most of the egg dishes had hollandaise sauce & I'm not a fan of that. Yes, I could've opted out of it but I'm glad I had this salad. Fantastic!...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food and drink in addition to the atmosphere are worth a visit.

Thank Kimau1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Heron Rock is consistently good. The staff are also very personable and efficient. The place gets very busy for lunch so booking is as good idea. Particularly good is the Ahi Tuna served with botton potatoes on a Green Goddess puree and...More

Thank Bucketlistmania
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Hate to ruin a good thing ... but I owe it to the owners and staff ... they are great! Just a short walk to James Bay, worth every step.

Thank William H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We found this bistro while in Victoria during a cruise stop. What a find! Great food, excellent atmosphere and outstanding service. It is a short walk from the cruise terminals. If you are looking for a great place to eat that is not downtown, this...More

Thank gggsmts
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Atmosphere was great. Very popular with the locals. The staff were excellent. Just a short walk/drive out of town

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Heron Rock is a gem. Clean, modern and comfortable. The service is pleasant, friendly and efficient. The food is creative and made with care.......it is special. We had a party of 6, most ordered lamb burgers which are delicious with ingredients and condiments that enhance...More

Thank Steve B
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Beverly H
9 March 2016|
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Response from nascarfan51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly do serve bacon and eggs as well as many other choices. While I have never had breakfast there, if it is as good as their lunches it will be excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, 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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