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Legislative Dining Room

614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
387 3959
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (51 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd wanted to see a little of the Parliament Building, and this was just perfect and an unexpected find. Yes, we had to leave our driver's licenses, but all the folks were wonderful and the food very good for breakfast. No lines, few people about...More

Thank rdgtchr
Reviewed 4 days ago

For some reason, my review only allowed 4 stars, this is a 5 star experience. Tucked away in the Parliament buildings,this awesome old world, charming restaurant is a really unique experience. The security you go through is a bit daunting,but then you follow the red...More

Thank valerieodell1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely would never have come across this without TripAdvisor, so thank you everyone for the heads up. We ate here for breakfast last Friday and everyone thought it was a fun experience plus excellent food at super reasonable prices. Fun to see a different...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even getting in there is kind of special... You have to find the right entrance, pass security and find your way through the building... And then, suddenly, you enter this amazing, old fashioned dining room! Breakfast was amazing, and prices are incredibly cheap for what...More

Thank Le B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited the legislative dining room. I have lived in Victoria for 12 years and never knew such a restaurant existed. I can only imagine most tourists don't know either. What a fun experience to head to this venue and walk through such historic...More

2  Thank TammaraK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only found out about this place when we visited the Parliament the day before. Oddly, it was in none of the guidebooks. We love the restaurant at the Parliament in Quebec, which is a bit pricier. For lunch, I recommend reservations, as the day...More

Thank FoieGrasLosAngeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only found out about this place when we spoke to two Special Constables whilst we were out walking. They suggested the dining room for breakfast. We duly turned up the following morning and had an excellent breakfast. Food was very tasty and great value...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wife and I were delighted to have lunch here a few days ago. The room itself is, to me, pleasingly formal, but if you think that might put you off, I'm sure you actually will be welcomed. Our lunch cost no more than we...More

Thank james123griffin
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We would have never thought of going here. We didn't know it was open to the public. Fortunately, a manager of our hotel told us about it. Since the legislature meets there, it is very security concious.When you get through the process, you walk through...More

Thank fred p
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Book a reservation for sure but do not miss it. The people are great, the food is delicious and the atmosphere (it is the legislature) cannot be duplicated. A lot of people in Victoria do not know about this dining room (cabbies, other waiters) but...More

Thank Ray S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bill H
Could we see a typical menu with prices?
8 January 2016|
Response from Barbaraesch |
Look at the photos
How do I make a reservation for this lovely experience?
8 June 2015|
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Response from beachnerd0704 | Reviewed this property |
We asked at the front desk, and the attendant gave us reservations.
When is it open to the public? Hours?
17 May 2015|
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Response from Carl K | Reviewed this property |
I believe the dining room is open from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (basically, the hours for the building itself). However, whether or not it's actually open to the public on any given day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 387 3959
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