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Artisan Bistro

$$ - $$$French, ,
350-777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4V1, Canada
+1 250-590-9333
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“prawn salad” (8 reviews)
“bistro burger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
French, Contemporary, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
350-777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4V1, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Stunning Dishes everyday
"You can definitely feel the passion when you dine here!"
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2. Everything made fresh in house
"bistro offers many menu items that you cannot find anywhere else"
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3. Daily Breakfast Specials
"Stopped in for breakfast. What a great find"
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to this little restaurant several times. Service is always great. Prices are reasonable. Best calamari in town. I highly recommend it for small groups and couples.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cddghursdchh
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch at noon and found they also serve breakfast until 2PM. It was packed full with customers many of whom were obviously regulars. A server greats you with a choice of regular or sparkling water. We ordered black stone eggs Bennie and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 937jimp
ArtisanManager, Manager at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thank you very much for such a great review! We are extremely excited to be working with Chef/Owner Daryl Pope who does not compromise on quality as everything is made in house and sourced as locally as possible! We sell our house made ketchup, BBQ...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of us from work went here for our Xmas lunch. We each ordered our own meal (I had the mushroom crepe & salad) and drink. The food was good enough, but I had heard great things about the food and expected better. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rebeccadr2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stood my ground when my lovely partner expressed her hesitations to try new places (this was our first time here). There were four of us celebrating my niece’s birthday. And let me tell you, from beginning to end ( we really didn’t want it to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mmaritess
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best meal I’ve had since moving to Victoria four years ago. I had the wild sockeye salmon with gnocchi, my wife had braised beef pasta. They were both excellent as were the suggest wine pairings. The salmon was perfectly done and the dish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ruhtraRE
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I held off writing a review for a couple of days but today I was chatting to friends about our meal there and the dreadful service at our large table (12) and friends said they had experienced the same thing. We had booked a table...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank jeannekirk2018
ArtisanManager, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Hi Jeanne, I am sorry Your experience with us was not acceptable. Our bistro was empty when you arrived and as you saw by 7pm we had fully seated inside and our patio, that is a total of 64 guests within an hour. You are...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The food is simply AMAZING. Upon arrival we were greated by a friendly server named Kayla. We had made reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. The restaurant decor is casual...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lightlysalted
ArtisanManager, Manager at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

This I among the top reviews we have received and this has made our day, thank you! Chef does not compromise on the quality of his ingredients as well as preparing everything on site. Kayla leads our service team and the bistro would not be...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

We, my son and I had looked so forward to visiting the Artisan Bistro,and we did a few days ago.. Unfortunately we were called away to a difficult situation and had to leave most quickly.. I loved sitting outside and I had a marvellous French...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 319kathryn
ArtisanManager, Manager at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you so much, this has made my day! I shall always enjoy mixing a great cocktail and offing enjoyable service. Next time you are in please let me know and we will walk through our menu, set up a 3 or 4 course evening...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food is delicious. The pasta was mouth watering. The atmosphere is great. Make sure you make a reservation because they are busy. Service was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jodi C
ArtisanManager, Manager at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for this great review. The bistro is 2 1/2 years young and we love what we are providing. Getting these comments absolutely makes our day. Cheers Nolan Wilson Manager/Sommelier

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food is marvelous,great menu,superb service,great bathrooms,prices were very reasonable,good variety,we went for breakfast,my husband had the special of the day,he said it was the best,eggs Benedict he ever had,it was done with chicken,had caramalised onion,Gouda cheese,and a slight bit of hot sauce in the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jackieandkarl
ArtisanManager, Manager at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for taking your time to give us this great review. Next time your in ask for Nolan, we would love to know how we can offer you a 5 star experience. Cheers and enjoy the day. Nolan Wilson Manager/Sommelier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350-777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-9333
  • E-mail
We are a French inspired bistro offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, an extensive wine list, local beer, cocktail and Fernwood coffee. We aim to impress every guest that comes through the door by showcasing what the island has to offer using local, free range ingredients whenever possible.
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