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C$14 - C$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying near by and heard good things about this place so we sauntered down Simcoe St for lunch here. Since both of us have difficulty hearing, we elected to dine outside in the long awaited sunshine of Victoria. Our only word of advice...is to choose your table wisely since someone in an upper balcony decided to water their plants and splashed water down upon us in the process. Once we changed tables everything went well. The service is excellent with friendly staff who were helpful in our making selections. The food is very good -we dined from the sandwich/burger side of an extensive menu. All told an enjoyable experience notwithstanding the unexpected showers!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch is good. Can be a bit of wait. Overall it was a decent experience. We went another time for dinner. We ordered a Caesar salad and the cheese board— not so great. We would go back for breakfast.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My special mom took me here for a birthday burger at happy hour. I was happy! She had onion soup and some crab cakes. She was happy. It was a bit noisy for her but otherwise we had a good time.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Heron Rock Bistro many times when in Victoria to visit friends. Our most recent visits were, once again, very enjoyable. The service was excellent - the staff knows the menu well and can make good recommendations. They let us linger, which...was much appreciated. The food was great - loved the crab cakes, the fish and chips, and our friends enjoyed their brunch items. Every dessert we've tried was also delicious. We sat outside, where we were permitted to have our shy rescue dog with us. Very grateful for this as we could not leave her alone and few places in Victoria seemed dog-friendly. We will continue to return to the Heron Rock Bistro and highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed March 19, 2024

Atmosphere and taste of the seafood ordered was great. I had the crab cakes and French fries. I was surprised at the small size of the two crab cakes on my plate. They were about two inches in circumference. The french fries were way too...salty. All that for what I thought was an excessive price of $22.00.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 6, 2024

The ambiance is really cozy with booths and tables around a central bar. The food is good, the happy hour has a nice selection. The art in most of the restaurant is colorful and interesting. But.... The art in the all gender washroom is not...acceptable. It shows a naked woman from behind, accentuating a large and curvy buttock. I would expect this in a Playboy magazine. I'm not a prude and appreciate nude photography as art, but as a woman this photo in this location made me feel very uncomfortable and somewhat vulnerable. Impressionable children use this washroom and what message does it send to them? Sexualized photos of women have no place in a restaurant restroom.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 22, 2024

Amazing place to eat especially for lunch! My parents and I went and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the food. Just a tip: Please add less salt to the calamari....I still late it ..but it was indeed super salty. The staff...were all so nice and patient. Great Work!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2023

In a single word… Outstanding! My Halibut daily special was perfectly matched with superb and friendly service. It was the best Halibut dish I have had in a long time. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 21, 2023

Going on a Saturday was a mistake because it was very noisy/busy, however the food was locally sourced or made in-house, the staff are friendly and I can just walk home. There is on street parking, outdoor tables are nice on a warm day, indoor...booths are available to make dining a bit more private. My bride and I have been here for other meals and never been disappointed with the food.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 9, 2023 via mobile

We were from out of town and checked out this restaurant. Very pleasant decor, clean, bright and looked like it was a neighbourhood “place to be” for their evening music. We ordered brunch items - Eggs Benny and a hash with poached eggs on top....Food was tasty although we found the potatoes a bit overdone and over crispy. Service was great and the gal very friendly. Would try other items as the menu looked interesting.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 23, 2023 via mobile

We were looking forward to our meal as the bistro had good reviews and was well known to our family. Our meal was substantially delayed and the waiter was very honest and said due to a mix up our order had been forgotten. We really...appreciated his honesty. The food arrived about 20 minutes later but was over cooked and very disappointing. The restaurant did give us a free dessert to share between four of us but all in all it was a very disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Great local restaurant with a good selection of starters and mains. All our family enjoyed their food. Service was very friendly. They had a large party in front of us and the waitress apologised for the wait but it really wasn’t long. Had a lovely...bottle of local white wine too.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Would have rated much higher based on the service and the eggs benny. If the home fries and bacon were cooked fresh rather than reheated and overcooked I would have given 5 stars.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 21, 2023

Stopped in around lunchtime for drinks and lunch. I’m gluten free and there were many options available for both food and drink. I had the corned beef hash which was amazing. Large portions, great flavours, homemade hot sauce, tons of Gruyère cheese and a hollandaise...sauce that was rich and smooth. Wonderful, friendly staff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023

Came here for a birthday brunch and it did not disappoint, absolutely delicious. A great selection for everyone in our group to choose from. The service was good and the staff very friendly. When in Victoria, you need to check this place out. Parking wasn’t...hard to find and for a hot day - it was a very comfortable inside dining environment.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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I've seen families with kids, from toddlers to teens. It's a popular place for family groups, especially for brunch. Can be really noisy and crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 til 2:00. Make a reservation!
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HERON ROCK BISTRO, Victoria - Downtown - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Heron Rock Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4