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Bard & Banker

) #13 of 919 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , ,
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
+1 250-953-9993
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Waited ages for our food. Saw my glass of red wine on the bar but it took the waitress 15 minutes to bring it to the table. Then had to "chase" the waitress down to ask for water and vinegar etc to go with our...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So, I took a look to the menu an everything seemed to be great, but Lamb Burger called my attention, and it was the best decision, it's by far the best burger I have ever tried!!! If you are reading this, go for it you...More

Thank Aldo R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food, excellent service. And they allow kids in for lunch. Love the décor and ambiance. Can't wait for my next trip to Victoria so I can dine here.

Thank VivaJude
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was good. Ambience was ok. Beer was flat and the food was poor and overpriced. Limited menu choice.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The first thing to notice here is the room itself. There is a small poster on the wall outside the building in Government st. explaining how this used to be a bank. Check that out before entering. Inside we were met by a friendly waitress....More

Thank jacobbunk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a chance without a table booking but didn't have to wait long even though it was very busy. It's a very popular pub / restaurant serving a variety of good beers and a comprehensive food menu with some thing to suit all tastes....More

Thank norcol67
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in for late lunch while our ship was docked. Our server was friendly and attentive. Food priced accordingly to its location in a tourist area in a city. I felt we got a good value for money. Grilled cheese sandwich was one of the...More

Thank DEGhia
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a pub, the Bard provides a traditional and welcoming ambiance. The bar is ornate and extensively decorated. Enough beers on tap to cover every taste. However, the menu is generally in the 'fries with everything' category. Having said that, the lamb burger was enjoyed...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first time at Bard & Banker and I was really impressed with the interior decorations. We were quickly seated upstairs. We decided to order several appetizers, Kussi Oysters, Akvavit Gravlax, Sauteed Prawns, Prawns Platter and Chargrilled Wings. The oysters were tasty, I...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch, oysters were good, the salads even better. The interior is beautiful and the staff was friendly

Thank Kersten H
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Jean K
23 July 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never gone there anytime around lunch. You will have to call the staff and ask. I only occasionally go there with friends at night on some weekends. The company owns the Bard and Banker, Irish Times... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
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Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Breakfast daily 8am, happy hour daily from 4-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!
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