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Heron Rock Bistro

) #49 of 918 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“po boy” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just needed a quick bite. Could have gone back, just didn't have time. The Caesar intrigued me with bacon and fried capers! Excellent. A Canadian white to go with.....perfect.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is wholesome, portions large and coffee great. Highly recommend lunch or weekend brunch. I have not been for dinner, but hear there is live music on weekends too.

Thank B8373GQkarena
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner lunch and dinner there on our one day stay in Victoria. The food was excellent and the waiter very friendly. There was a 2 piece band playing at dinner time. Two guys who played excellent guitar tunes. Highly recommended

Thank carmen5432013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been by this place a number of times and finally got to experience first hand. Enjoyed the evening, excellent meals, excellent service and very good value. We first sat outside and then when the evening air cooled off we moved inside. Loved the place,...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A number of locals recommended the bistro and the Sunday roast beef dinner. The decor is simple pub style but clean and comfortable, with tables outside and up off the sidewalk. Service was very good and the food quite tasty. I particularly liked the vegetables....More

Thank jim t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique and outstanding restaurant. Service and food were superb! Had two meals there and would go back again and again.

Thank Karen_and_Rand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group and chose a quiet Monday lunch - hardly anyone there…I fear that the chef must have been away too. My choice of fish and chips was a disaster….a brown cone containing a few flakes of cremated fish should never have come...More

Thank shirpete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This James Bay Area bistro did not come up during our research, but it was the first recommendation that we received from a resident of Victoria, which was echoed by other locals. Tucked away in a small, nondescript ground floor of a building, this is...More

Thank COBWEBAgent
Reviewed 14 July 2017

After several really disappointing experiences a year ago, being residents of the area, we took a chance and returned with some friends. The restaurant is a lot less busy than it used to be, less noisy as a result, and overall the experience was better...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had the Seared Tuna Salad for a very early lunch due to the fact most of the egg dishes had hollandaise sauce & I'm not a fan of that. Yes, I could've opted out of it but I'm glad I had this salad. Fantastic!...More

Thank Lesley B
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Beverly H
9 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from nascarfan51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly do serve bacon and eggs as well as many other choices. While I have never had breakfast there, if it is as good as their lunches it will be excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-1545
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