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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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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 5 days ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend so was disappointed. Service was great, food was not mind blowing which was what we expected. I had the ling cod and the fish was not seasoned well. I had the “lark ascending” cocktail which was delicious. My son enjoyed his...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lcrah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my daughters choice for her engagement dinner to go to Little Jumbos. We went on a Sunday she had made a reservation for the four of us. The restaurant has limited seating so a reservation is a must. The drinks are pricey and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank merritgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for dinner here in August with my best friend of 42 years. Great atmosphere, the lighting is so warm and calming. Constant buzz of people talking, but not too loud considering you are in close, but comfortable quarters (actually allows you to see...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Birdmama2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy bar on a rainy night! We enjoyed the experience very much. The cocktails were unique and poetically-named , but a little small for 15$ ......I guess it is “quality not quantity”. We had read an earlier review that had mentioned a “Great Happy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tania P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little jumbo was excellent! We particularly enjoyed both the pork belly and the octopus. The staff was amazing, both in knowledge and service. The place is warm and inviting. I would highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank portlandpam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

besides having outstanding food, service and atmosphere the bar is off the chain.I was looking for a place to try upscale Canadian whiskey before springing for a bottle. Most places has maybe two or three of the highly reviewed ones. This place had most along...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank unitynat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd heard great reviews of this restaurant. We booked through open table the night before. Mistake. Our reservation was bumped to the night after what we'd chosen. Arrived looking forward to a celebratory dinner only to be told our reservation was for the next evening....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for our first date night since the arrival of our child in September and were treated to an amazing dining experience even with our baby along for the ride. The staff gave us the perfect table, a booth that allowed us to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RachelY436
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away along the harborfront (look for the neon elephant), great service and menu. Cocktails>beer/wine. Tuna was fabulous.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank b leigh t
Intrepid2010, Owner at Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a chance to spend a weekend in Victoria and we were lucky enough to snag a reservation at Little Jumbo. We are spoiled living in Portland Oregon and the access to amazing restaurants so our bar is high, that said we were not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Otoolegirl
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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$26
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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