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Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$French, American,
102-506 Fort St | 'Down the Hall', Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E6, Canada
+1 778-433-5535
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (21 reviews)
“gnocchi” (12 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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French, American, Contemporary, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102-506 Fort St | 'Down the Hall', Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found this by accident and based on the reviews thought we’d give it a go. We weren’t disappointed with any of it. The service was great, the food excellent and the bar selection and mixologist brilliant.

Intrepid2010, Owner at Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks CPTMOSS. Sounds like we were fortunate that you found us, we look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is hard to find but I recommend visiting, at least once. A bit pricey though. You will need an extensive palate

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a nice meal at Little Jumbo during our visit to Victoria in August. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The waitress was among the best - ready to discuss oysters or craft gins, knowledgable and quick-witted. The food was good...More

Thank PeterBrink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after a movie and found it really hopping, and busy. The staff are very friendly and the bar tender is superb. Their cocktail list is not long but they have some wonderful unique ones and we both loved what we chose. Along...More

Thank Cucina58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as a family of 3 with a ten year old with a coupple of friends from out of town and had a fantastic meal here! We started with some delicious cocktails from a menu that was actually entertaining to read! We each...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously caters to the late night crowd. Only SEVEN Main dishes on menu and of course they were out of what we wanted to order. Duck was overdone, really for $35. Waitress did not ask how the steak was to be cooked. Two thin, charred...More

Thank Beentheredonethatbc
Intrepid2010, Owner at Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We encourage prospective guests to view our seasonal menu on-line.as the selection is broad and generally gets rave reviews.. Thank you for your feedback, we will make sure there is a check-in on steak in the future, generally we default to med-rare if guests do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the hot olives, which were excellent, and an amber draft that was also excellent. The main course was the cheeseburger and my wife had the beef ribs. The ribs were large but there wasn’t a lot of meat on them. The cheeseburger (Little...More

Thank Grigdon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spot to chill & have a few cocktails late night before retiring for the evening if you are local to the area.

Thank mol17345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hip, little place is a bit hidden, but I suggest you try and find it! Really, it's not that hard to find, since it's in a great downtown location. We had olives for an appetizer, which were tasty. My husband had a local beer...More

Thank AmyI160
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We've been to Little Jumbo twice now and the last time was for Dine Around. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was wonderful. I can't remember exactly what we ordered but I know that we had no complaints at all. We will definitely...More

Thank Lauren H
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Kristely K
September 6, 2018|
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Response from MrFX | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my wife is gluten free, we have eaten at Little Jumbo twice without a problem. We know someone who works in the kitchen and can confirm that it is not only one of the cleanest commercial kitchens around but the Chef and... More
Kelly V
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Intrepid2010 | Property representative |
Certainly children are welcome. I would suggest on nights other than Friday and Saturday. We are a delight for children with an adventurous palate. 10 and 12 year-olds would like the room, vibe and service. Younger... More
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Intrepid2010 | Property representative |
Maximum group size is 8-10 people as this is a 40 seat restaurant which focuses on delivering a great customer experience in an amazingly intimate room. Occasionally Little Jumbo will accept a private booking for an evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$27
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-506 Fort St | 'Down the Hall', Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E6, Canada (Formerly Little Jumbo Resaturant and Bar)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 778-433-5535
  • E-mail
We focus on exceptional customer experience through providing fresh fine food (international), a deep wine and spirits list, and exceptional cocktails. Knowledgeable service staff will impress and guide your experience. Often described as a 'hidden gem', look for the neon purple elephant on lower Fort St. near Wharf St. in Victoria's 'Old Town'. We are 'down the hall'.
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