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Heron Rock Bistro

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James Bay
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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435 Simcoe St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4T4, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
08:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was great. Very popular with the locals. The staff were excellent. Just a short walk/drive out of town

Thank GreyNomads888
Sun City Center, Florida
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291 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heron Rock is a gem. Clean, modern and comfortable. The service is pleasant, friendly and efficient. The food is creative and made with care.......it is special. We had a party of 6, most ordered lamb burgers which are delicious with ingredients and condiments that enhance the food. I chose the side salad as my side dish (french fries or soup)... More 

Thank Steve B
Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent, the staff superb, gorgeous live music and a very reasonable happy hour menu after 8 pm that is offered 7 days a week!

Thank juandefuca2017
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a small friendly restaurant with fantastic food. I had a salad, but made several substitutions due to dietary restrictions. The waitress didn't even bat an eye - none of it was any problem. When the salad arrived, it was one of the best salads i've had. I'd highly recommend the Heron Rock Bistro.

Thank VicfromVic
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227 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always we brought guests from out of town....the French onion soup was perfection and stayed unbelievably hot ....lamb burger so flavourful....calamari was hot tender and not batter heavy ...the salads were a big hit with our Italian friends commenting it was just like their mothers homemade...high praise indeed...service was great ..still think we could use a seating makeover comfortwise...but... More 

Thank b4i4gt
Prince George, Canada
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190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant evening. We had heard about the Heron and looked for the restaurant earlier but couldn't find it. Our B&B hostess gave us directions and we discovered we were just around the corner in our hunt. The storefront a a local cafe look and the booths in the front section are cafe-ish. The food, on the... More 

Thank Larry B
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I like coming here! It's in my neighborhood and I love supporting local! I would say it's in the medium price range, it's not a cheap place to eat. I love their drink and wine selection! Also I think they sometimes have live music!

Thank Lindsay H
Lewes, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A very helpful lady at the information desk at the airport recommended this restaurant to us. We were staying at the Harbour Towers hotel so it was in the right area. It is slightly off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. We booked a table for dinner and it looks like it gets busy so worth doing. Food... More 

Thank SarahJT325
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants served a sablefish feature tonight. This is such a great fish. It's a black cod that is often referred to as butter fish because of its rich creamy texture. Served with fingerling potatoes, mussels and clams in a white wine garlic broth with a Romesco sauce. Great flavours. Music night Monday made for a nice... More 

Thank John P
Victoria, Canada
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Yesterday evening I visited the Heron Rock Bistro for the first time for dinner with friends and was both surprised and pleased. The decor itself is plain (although pleasant) but the menu and wine list were both well above average and the dishes available included (in addition to numerous variations on the always popular poutine) several continental favourites such as... More 

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?