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Reviewed August 13, 2020

We walked by the Legislature on the way back to our hotel and noticed there was a menu for the Legislative dining room, AND a person ready to take our order. The reason I've never ordered from them before is because a) I've never been...an MLA staffer and b) it's only open during the week--and I only visit on weekends. Thank goodness we finally connected! Unfortunately, you can only order to go because of Covid-19, so I ordered a clubhouse sandwich with a salad, and it was probably the best clubhouse I've had in years! All the ingredients were fresh, and you can taste the quality in every bite. I don't know if my tax dollars support the restaurant, but if it is, it's money well spent. Thanks!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Excellent meal & service here! We had a couple hours free and thought we would try this hidden jewel on a weekday. The only distractions are, it really is hidden, they hours opened (reservations a must!) & the security to get in the legislature. The...hostess & waiter were top notch. The food was simply the best. My wife had Salisbury Steak with Mashed potatoes and veggies. I had the Steak & prawns with roasted potatoes. Suffice it to say the kitchen knows how to cook. For desert we had a very tasty lemon meringue. When we finished I asked the waiter, his favourite meal was the salmon, which we will try next visit. Believe me we will go here again. I would normally not submit such a glowing review because the next time we visit it will be super crowded!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

This is definitely an worthwhile experience. The food and service were outstanding. A passport is required for entry.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

BC Legislature dining room a hidden gem. Lunch good value for decent food at great prices with good service . And who knows which politician or citizen you’ll see at the next table!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

I had only learned about this place from a felleow TripAdvisor's review within the last 2 wèeks I had a simple but well made lunch of the soup of the day with a garden salad with raspberry vinaigrette,Turkey with cranberry on toasted rye with coffee...to start and a beee chaser....reasonably priced (including tip) for $25More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

We were in Victoria in Jan this year coming from Whisterl and on our Way to Seattle. But has luck would have it it dumped snow so our trip to the Butchart gardens as a no go. So we settled on the BC Museum (really...good by the way) and lunch here. The food was really good, the ambiance reminded me of old parliament house in Canberra and the service was friendly and helpful. It was really an unexpected but great family meal , high quality food and a very reasonable price.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

This restaurant is in the BC Legislature (Government) building and is not well known. It is quiet, well priced and the food and service are good. The menu is somewhat limited but adequate.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

This is the second Christmas I decided to have breakfast here in this unique setting. It was really charming with the Christmas tree in the dining room, Christmas decorations and lovely Christmas music on the stereo.The special on the menu was the salmon & goat...cheese omelette. People at another table nearby raved about how delicious it was. I had the yummy oatmeal with fruit, toast and coffee.....it was great! Loved the atmosphere, loved the price and appreciate the friendliness right from the security guard who welcomes you with a guest badge.....to the servers in this restaurant. It seemed that no reservation needed for breakfast, lots of space.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

I found about Legislative Dining Room when I was searching for breakfast places in Victoria, BC. The fact that I could be in the parliament building and eat there was appealing to me. In order to enter and pass the security we had to provide...a picture ID and exchange it with a pass. Then we passed couple of hallways to get to the dining room. If it wants for Xmas decorations, it is just a simple place with very simple furnitures. But the service and the food was delicious. I recommend this place for its experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

We have been enjoying meals at the BC Legislature Dining Room for over a year (one of Victoria's best kept secrets) and have returned a few times. Always great!

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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Response from CarlinaVancouver | Reviewed this property |
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