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Bard & Banker

) #13 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , ,
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
+1 250-953-9993
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for lunch, oysters were good, the salads even better. The interior is beautiful and the staff was friendly

Thank Kersten H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked by thsis place several times. First time inside. Quite large and well down. Food was good and service was good. Location is hard to beat.

Thank Kev1963
Reviewed 3 days ago

Asked a local shop owner and they recommended this pub. Very cool decorations and comfortable seating. Love the brass lamps, railings...Food and service was very good. A little on the pricey side but about the average for the area. I had the smoked beef sandwich...More

Thank trevg446
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful interior. Former bank turned into a pub. They put us into the Kennedy Snug - a private room with a table for 6. We were told we had to leave at a certain time since it was reserved. They gently reminded us that it...More

Thank gardener4313
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had brunch here on our first day in Victoria and enjoyed it so much that we booked for dinner on a separate evening. Brunch outdoors was excellent, as was service, and it was fun people-watching on the street.. We had dinner a few nights...More

Thank carolinegant9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and were instantly taken by the atmosphere and decor. This was originally a bank and the old gas light lamps are still visible. Our lunch was superb and I would encourage you to try this beautiful establishment.

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in because the decor looked very interesting. Fantastic bar and back bar. That alone is worth looking at. Probably 40 beers on tap and a huge scotch selection. Food was more than acceptable for a pub at lunch. They must be popular because it...More

Thank Dadowilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for an early dinner and we seated immediately. Our server (Genn) was great - attentive without hovering. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Winger63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a couple of drinks, the pub is lovely to see from the inside. There was a good selection of beers and staff were friendly

Thank ghotchkies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a reasonably priced place to eat in Victoria then this would be ideal. Ate here with family group of 6 - two kids and four adults - and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great portion sizes, really friendly staff and efficient service....More

Thank 75MJG2014
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Jean K
24 July 2016|
Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never gone there anytime around lunch. You will have to call the staff and ask. I only occasionally go there with friends at night on some weekends. The company owns the Bard and Banker, Irish Times... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 21
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
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Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Breakfast daily 8am, happy hour daily from 4-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!
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