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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
James Bay
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, 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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Prince George, Canada
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190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very pleasant evening. We had heard about the Heron and looked for the restaurant earlier but couldn't find it. Our B&B hostess gave us directions and we discovered we were just around the corner in our hunt. The storefront a a local cafe look and the booths in the front section are cafe-ish. The food, on the... More 

Thank Larry B
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like coming here! It's in my neighborhood and I love supporting local! I would say it's in the medium price range, it's not a cheap place to eat. I love their drink and wine selection! Also I think they sometimes have live music!

Thank Lindsay H
St Albans, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very helpful lady at the information desk at the airport recommended this restaurant to us. We were staying at the Harbour Towers hotel so it was in the right area. It is slightly off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. We booked a table for dinner and it looks like it gets busy so worth doing. Food... More 

Thank SarahJT325
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants served a sablefish feature tonight. This is such a great fish. It's a black cod that is often referred to as butter fish because of its rich creamy texture. Served with fingerling potatoes, mussels and clams in a white wine garlic broth with a Romesco sauce. Great flavours. Music night Monday made for a nice... More 

Thank John P
Victoria, Canada
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164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yesterday evening I visited the Heron Rock Bistro for the first time for dinner with friends and was both surprised and pleased. The decor itself is plain (although pleasant) but the menu and wine list were both well above average and the dishes available included (in addition to numerous variations on the always popular poutine) several continental favourites such as... More 

Thank Bill H
Edmonton, Canada
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal. Their is a mixture of traditional favs like Prime Rib as well as creative alternative like mussels and gourmet fries. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and fast and there was a good assortment of beers on tap. Would definitely come again.

Thank Bernard E
Toronto, Ontario
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good eats for everyone, eggs benny was solid as was the French toast. Nice fruit add to the French toast. Service was good luv the aussies. Like everything on the island a bit pricey but that seems to be the way. Good to know all the pigs were free range and happy before breakfast as well:)

Thank Victor K
Port Dover, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great place to meet up and have delicious food. Friendly & quick service. Obviously a favorite as there were a number of people who said they ate their regularly.

Thank Ann L
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My gf and I came for Dine around Victoria and were "wowed" with the amazing 3 course meal and delicious well thought out craft beer pairings. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back again next month. Well done Heron Rock!

Thank WCBT
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I recommend the Stilton and bacon Benny or any of the featured quiches for breakfast. While my partner would concur, he often chooses the corned beef hash. For lunch no one can beat the Lamb burger. Made with carefully selected ingredients (eggs are local free run and lamb is naturally raised local lamb) combined with well trained chefs - the... 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
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?