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US$5 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for some drinks Monday night and we had an amazing time. The drinks were so good and the staff were incredible. The vibes here were awesome, and it was so good to hear some live music! Definitely would come back here again...soon!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat inside. Very neat experience with the history. Staff extremely friendly and really enjoyed the meal. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a late breakfast. Menu had 10.00 breakfast listed but somehow it ended up costing us 38.00 for 2 people with only water for a beverage. Asked for refill on water and the waiter never came back. Way over priced for the mediocre food....1st and last time eating there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food decent, liquor and loud music focus, and every service person just way more cool than their customers.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is 1 of a very few restaurants serving breakfast before 8. I had the eggs benny with potatoes and coffee. The serving of potatoes was appropriately sized. Both eggs were cooked perfectly, great hollandaise. With coffee, less than $14!. Fabulous breakfast, well priced, great...service. And its historical! Robert Service was a bank clerk here, before he headed to the Yukon!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat down outside on the patio on government street in the early evening for a drink and supper…wonderful, friendly funny and attentive staff, great wines and ice cold local brewed beers. Great experience we definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Great family spot with lots of patio spaces and great management. Great service. Food and drinks . Staff is very friendly outstanding

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 29, 2021

Perhaps it was a bit ambitious to locate on the patio in late March even though sun was shining. There are gas heaters which helped to ward off the spring chill. But it was the noise of traffic (mainly big trucks) grinding by which put...us off a bit. Food was quite tasty - a clam chowder and small salad at lunch followed by a quite tasty sticky toffee pudding with ice cream (don't see this on many menus). Service was very friendly (our lovely lass comped another scoop of ice cream when the one accompanying the sticky toffee somehow began to melt). A return visit is on the cards perhaps when weather warmer and delivery trucks have finished their rounds.(To add, the interior of this former bank has been beautifully restored...very impressive)More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021

You won't find a more beautiful room or better service and excellent food in Victoria! Their burgers and fish and chips are to die for and their Brunch menu is a real treasure trove of delights. Creative presentation, fresh and local ingredients, well prepared and...served. Awesome list of beverages, beers and fancy towers of special cocktails are their speciaity!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 24, 2021

The pub is great, dark but very nice. Lots of spacing between tables, friendly staff, great atmosphere. The food on the other hand was not good at all. A steak ordered well done was not cooked well done and had so much grizzle it was...terrible. There was no taste to the meat. The vegetables were mashed potatoes and grilled romaine lettuce with a tiny bit of caesar dressing and 3 croutons. Definitely not worth the 30 dollars a plate. The knife I had was broken and had a nail sticking out and was cutting into my thumb. The fork was very loose and kept moving when I was trying to cut my steak.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
Minors under the age of 19 are welcome to 9pm.
September 23, 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.
September 23, 2017|
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Response from BCduckguy | Reviewed this property |
You be ok during the week but I would recommend making reservations Friday or Saturday nights.
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Bard & Banker is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5