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Bard & Banker

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada (Fort St)
+1 250-953-9993
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing pub with impressive decor. Food is good with great service. A definite high end pub experience. Would go back again. If in victoria it's a definite must see..if you libe here I'm sure it's a regular place to visit for a weekend beer and food.

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Thank Greg R
Mission, Canada
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bard is another gem of a Gastropub in downtown Victoria. The former bank has been transformed into an early 20th century spectacle. The menu looks very good and the beer lineup is just as impressive. I was only having a light snack so opted for a prawn chorizo apply. The prawns were very good and the crispy chorizo was... More 

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Thank Cal A
Telkwa, Canada
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My colleagues hosted my retirement party here and it was absolutely perfect! It was held in a room upsatirs that is semi-private, with lovely decor - very warm and inviting. It held about 30 or so people, who came and went with ease, and the server had no difficulty making sure everyone had a drink and nibbles. There is a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off, what a beautiful building inside and out. I could not stop looking at all the details and appreciated that it still had a welcoming vibe even with all it's beauty. The food was tasty and plenty. Good prices. For dinner with drinks we stated with the Calamari... Super yummy. Halibut and Chips and The Grilled Cheese with Mixed... More 

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Thank Liz M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this bar so much we came each of the 3 days of our visit. The décor is old English and the place has a great ambiance. Lots of sports games on the TVs. Lots of beer on tap. Fun place to meet and relax. We had a fabulous chicken dish for dinner that they slow cook--highly recommend! Salads... More 

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Thank Rosanne L
Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a nice family and our waitress was not only slow but her long, untied hair, dragged thru our drinks and meals on several occasions. Food and ambiance was good, but we won't be going back.

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Thank dsbmhcampbell
BardTeam, General Manager at Bard & Banker, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, My sincerest apologies, I am very sorry to hear that your experience here at the Bard and Banker was not up to our standards of service. I would like the chance to rectify the situation and acquire some more details about your visit. If you would email me personally tromanow@vicpubco.ca that would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Trevor... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub food in a fun environment. Kinda like an old time fancy saloon. The food was tasty and the servers very friendly and nice. Fun time!

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Chilliwack, Canada
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bard & Banker is a pub/restaurant located in a beautifully restored bank building in downtown Victoria. Even before I realized what it was, I wanted to get inside! The business is named for the poet Robert Service, who for a time worked in this particular Victoria bank. The place is full of Service quotes and photos - a unique... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good lunch for 4 on a cold December day. Warm, friendly atmosphere, good choice of food, good quality, reasonably priced and good service.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here in July 2015. We dined outside and enjoyed a warm sunny day in Victoria. I ordered the rotisserie chicken sandwich which came with a side salad and fries. Very flavourful sandwich. Friendly staff, fine service. All three of us enjoyed our lunch here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 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
Description
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. Serving breakffast Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm.Happy hour daily from 3-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. 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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