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“Really Good English Comfort Food”

Bartholomew's English-Style Pub
Ranked #45 of 1,289 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the Arcade level of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria, Bartholomew's has been a favourite spot for both locals and visitors alike since 1975. We offer a casual relaxed atmosphere, in an English-style setting, as well as a beautiful outdoor patio (seasonal). Bartholomew's is proud to support our local craft beer industry and offers beer on tap from all the major Victoria breweries. We are also famous for our signature double seafood Caesar, which is considered, by many, to be the best in Victoria. Our menu is extensive, offering classic pub fare and families are welcome. Enjoy live entertainment every Friday & Saturday from 9:30 pm, and Sunday's from 4:30 pm, as we showcase some of Victoria's finest talent, no cover charge. Every Saturday, from June through September we offer a patio barbeque from 6 pm, weather permitting. The menu features a selection of summer favourites, and rotates weekly.
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visitors and locals alike joke that Victoria is more British than Britain ever was. If this is true, then it is nowhere more true than at Bartholomew's. Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Bangers and Mash. Stick-to-your-ribs food like Nana used to make, and it's good. I ordered the Traditional Meatloaf, which offered a large, thick slab that was moist but firm and well seasoned. It was served drenched under a rich black-pepper gravy and accompanied with gently sautéed carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, and red-skin New Potatoes.

But this is not England, and so Bartholomew's menu also features a collection of international foods including Oyster's Rockefeller, Pork Schnitzel, a Charcuterie board and a small selection of pizzas. Friends ordered the Nachos, which were served in a shallow but wide basket. The diameter of the basket allowed for a large shareable portion without excessive stacking, so the lower chips were not soggy as tends to happen elsewhere. They were topped with a good variety of peppers, olives, tomatoes, green onions and laced with layers of Cheddar and Jack cheeses. Easily the most appealing nachos I've ever seen.

Bartholomew's is a pub. It has a classic British pub feel with dark wood and white walls. In the evenings it gets crowded and loud, but the acoustics are good, allowing for comfortable conversation. The pub is quite large and we sat in the back corner. A live band was playing in the opposite corner, with the bar and a few dividing walls between us and them, and still, the noise level was comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank AllanRNorthLasVegas
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

The bartender suggested the salad he'd had earlier... I LOVED IT... I think it was the house salad with salmon added... So goood

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judy D
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Met our friend sitting at the bar talking to the locals about the beer festival and what he recommended for tourists. We had fun speculating why there were two women to every man at the bar. Almost opted to eat dinner in the booths but we were having too much fun so just ordered food there. Had the seafood chowder, lamb burgers, spanakopita and Caesar salad, plus a few (lots) of drinks. Impressive bar setup. A lady came by and gave us raffle tickets and there was a drawing for a t-shirt, a growler and some other things provided by a beer company. Hated to leave. Good memories!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank melemike
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Bart’s pub is a traditional style British Hotel both outside and inside. Dark-stained wooden tables and chairs surround a drinkers bar with wall pictures showing the British sporting influences in BC. The staff service is friendly and courteous. The meals menu has a very English aspect with a wide range and affordable prices. We chose lunch time fish and chips - beer battered cod fillets with finger length potato chips, and small bowls of coleslaw, tomato sauce (no not ketchup) and mayonnaise sauce. No mushy peas in this lot. All of this was on top of a page of newspaper look-alike to give it that old fashioned fish and chips wrapped in newspaper appearance. A pint of Guinness for him and a brandy and dry (ginger ale) for her fixed the drinking. Delightful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paulngailb
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Had a great dinner at this pub a bit hasn't at first but the service was tops and the ribbs were all and not just bone with bit of gravy and you are expected to give a good tip leet me say the girls there were great and deserves a tip

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank borris5555
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Bob G, General Manager at Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

We want to thank you for visiting Bart's and taking the time to write this kind review. Bart's Sunday rib nights are very popular and you won't find a better St. Louis style rib, served with our house. made Maple bourbon bbq sauce. Also, our staff really appreciate being recognized for their hard work. We have a great team here at Bart's. Please be sure to stop by again soon.

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