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The Roost

9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
+1 250-655-0075
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, International, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this place could not be fresher, but you need to set aside a lot of time if you want to eat here, or even order takeaway. The pace is very slow, but these guys make possibly the best pizza in North America,...More

Thank HerveVDS
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your feedback. We strive hard to make our food the most delicious. We are definitely working our staff training. We hope to see you soon to see our serving improvements.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fair. To be fair, they were busy but didn’t appear slammed. The waitress was pleasant but not the most attentive. One member of our group ordered the chicken & rice soup. She brought the wrong soup. It was some time before she...More

Thank GlennaBeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not excited about this restaurant on our last visit, we decided to give it another try and visit after the lunch rush (around 1 pm.) Staff are pleasant and the wait for a table was shorter than they anticipated at 20 minutes- we waited...More

Thank finnigan50
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"We are really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal! Your comments are important to us and have been passed along to our chefs and bakers. Please get in touch with our friendly manager Deven, we would love the chance to make things right....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been to Roost for two years and there have been big changes. Lunchtime restaurant or bakery style counter available with table service inside and out. Had pasta and meatballs (a little more sauce would have been nice), and a very large chicken salad which...More

Thank Paul D
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy with the changes we have made the last couple of years to the bakery and bistro. As for our wine selection, this is typical for all vineyards to showcase their wines. We are trying to better our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want breakfast, lunch or bakery take away you can't go wrong here. It's very popular and is a bit crowded on the weekends.

Thank skatecreekrd
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That old country feel. Good menu. Try the pizzas. There winery is great, the bakery... try one of everything if you can.

Thank freedom552014
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We have been working on making the farm experience excellent. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous lay out. Warm, friendly, inviting staff. View of the vineyard as you drive in. We sat outside at the picnic tables as it was a beautiful clear sunny June day. My first visit and I'm positive I'll be dropping in here again. Comfortable clean...More

Thank Esme C
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

We are so happy to hear your first experience at The Roost was wonderful. We are looking forward to you returning. See you soon for lunch.

Reviewed June 6, 2018

The bloom is off the rose. This once-charming patio bistro now looks like it's ready to accommodate a tour bus or three. An uninspired expansion if there ever was one. The bistro menu was never outstanding, but it wasn't that kind of place. What it...More

Thank CelisabethJH
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

We appreciate your feedback, as we are always trying to evolve and make a great guest experience We are currently working on a new menu and hope you come back soon to try out the new items

Reviewed May 23, 2018

There is no disputing that the breads here are remarkable in every way: Some of the best bread I've had in months, maybe years. However, I've found some of the goodies to be a bit too rich and sweet but that may be a matter...More

Thank metaungulate
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. We love all your feed back. I will talk with our head pastry chef, to come up with some new ideas and solutions for getting some baked goods out earlier. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed May 20, 2018

I travel often to the island and this is, well was a favourite destination going to and from the ferry and my coffee get-away mid work day. They make a great molasses cooking, today though we shared a peanutbutter/chocolate chip and it was yummy, tasty,...More

Thank Lisa O
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at The Roost, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Thank you for your feed back.We love that you make The Roost a stop be for you travel. I like that you pointed out, that the sandwich came by itself. I will go back and discuss with the team, about adding some fruit or a...More

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Barbara Anne G
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Gregory Z | Reviewed this property |
The Manager's name is Deanna Young. Her phone number is 250-655-0075. Likely best to call her to answer your question. Cheers.
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franceshenry
July 1, 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Hi Fran, I have your phone number and I'll call you today. Thank you for your inquiry. Denice 250-589-8631
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sandrel72vw
April 13, 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Good morning. Apologies for not seeing this message. I see you've called the Roost and had your questions answered. I am the Event Coordinator at the Roost and if I can be of assistance, please call me at 250-589-8631... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9100 East Saanich Rd | At Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  North Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-0075
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Description
We are a passionate farm! We create and share locally grown food and wines situated in the heart of North Saanich's pastoral landscape, the focus is on local food and wine, and sustainability. More than just a bakery/cafe, The Roost sits on 10 acres of farmland where we grow many items used to produce the food we proudly serve. The wheat grown and milled on-site is used to bake breads fresh daily. The blueberries, sheep, and a unique vineyard, all add to the authentic experience. You'll love coming out to our place! Whether you sit on the porch, get comfy in the secret garden, relax on our "chicken-bus", or laze at a picnic bench looking out over the farm and vineyard, you are sure to enjoy a passionate farm experience!
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