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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a hidden gem in Victoria to have a meal. We had lunch here and it was one of the best and most affordable meals we had while visiting the city. They do take walk in customers but we heard from our server...that it is better to have a reservation. There is a main dining room, along with smaller individual dining rooms. The service was excellent!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

Over the course of a 5 day Victoria holiday eating out every day we ended up eating breakfast here twice and lunch once. Fun Victorian atmosphere with good service and good food. Prices are lower than most places. You eat with silverware and dine beside...press and MLAs if parliament is in session. Make lunch reservations 3 days prior.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed January 22, 2022

What a fantastic surprise by going to the Dining Room. Starting with the security check to the receptionist to the server the staff were exceptional. Our server Tamara was great and the food was excellent. A great atmosphere, thank you.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 19, 2021

It's a pleasure to sit at a table with a white tablecloth, with no background music and great food that arrives quickly. The servers are government employees. They do not call older women 'guys' or try to become your new best friend with invasive chit...chat. The food is delicious. The December Friday turkey lunch is very tasty. The steak meals and the smoked meat sandwich are both delicious. Good desert selection. If you ask for a pot of tea you get tea in a pot. Daily and weekly menus are posted on their website. You hand in your government ID and are given a clip on pass with a number; your ID is given back when you hand in the pass. You will put your belongings in a tray and it will be sent through a scanning device. You will walk through a scanning device. Then you'll follow the green line on the wall to the dining room.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2021

We are residents, and stop by at this hidden gem whenever the opportunity presents itself. Everything is positive, price, service, experience, and of course the quality and choice of the food. Remember to bring your Driver's License and Vac Cert and see some history on...your way.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2021

Reservations are essential and security includes going through a metal detector. We tried to get in without a reservation but security said no. Phoned restaurant from outside and made our reservation, 10 minutes later we sat down for lunch in a higher end white table...cloth dining room. Prices are probably the cheapest in the harbour area and the food and service was excellent. Definitely a hidden gemMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 27, 2021

This was a great find for an excellent unhurried breakfast. It felt as if we had entered a time-warp but that was the fun of it. Worth investigating.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2021

We took my sister in law along. She lives in Victoria and did not know the place existed. The premise were clean and the staff were very good. Compared to the rest of the city the prices were extremely reasonable. The food was very good...to outstanding. My sister in law got a fish burger which she says was very tasty but lacked the wow factor. My wife had a vegetarian dish which she say was very nice indeed. I had a steak and at $16 would happily have sat down to another one if the ladies had permitted it.( Our friend Billy had a steak house and did the best T bones and Rib eyes on the whole planet. ) This place does the best braised steak . It was superb. We followed up with deserts which were very nice , except for my wife who had Lemon Meringue pie and would happily have had another if we had allowed it. She says it was delicious. Light and Tangy. ( I wouldn't know I don't like lemon meringue) As with every eating establishment you take your chance as to what chef and what menu is on when you get there. On our experience I would happily eat at this eatery any lunch time I could until I had sampled the whole menu.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2021

Upon hearing from word of mouth about this dining room we reserved lunch after taking a legislative building tour. Surprised at the security required upon arrival with your id being kept until you leave the restaurant, but was ok. Service was very polished and professional...and the ambience included white linens. We had two specials of the day: cod amandine with roasted veggies and pork loin sandwich with aioli, also with veggies. We started the lunch with minestrone soup. After the meal the server arrived with a board containing six desserts so it was hard to resist..we settled on chocolate torte and were not disappointed. Tea was served in a beautiful china teapot. Will definitely return next time we are in Victoria. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 25, 2021

Quiet place to enjoy lunch. White table cloths and friendly service. Had the daily special that was a light, fresh salad that had prawns, grapefruit, red onion and feta cheese over greens. Prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Hi, We always park on Menzies Street and Kingston St. about 5 minutes walk to the Dining room entrance. They have plenty of parking spots. The ticket machines only accept credit card. Note: The dining room entrance is... More
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Looks like Christmas Day brunch isn't in the cards, but for seniors who are political junkies planning a Victoria visit earlier in December, then the "Seniors' Tea & Tour" featuring breakfast, a guided tour and possibly even... More
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Legislative Dining Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5