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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DINING ROOM Wonderful attentive service from Fabian Caleb BEBIDAS PREMIUM Wonderful service from Luis roylan simo Lopez . Very helpful and knowledgeable

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

The Parliamentary Dining Room of the BC Legislature in Victoria is extraordinary and unique! The quality of the food and the imagination behind the offerings is outstanding. The experience is a throwback to grand dining of the mid 20th century combined with the best of...modern elements. From the white table clothes and monogramed dishes to the dignified professional servers (who do not pretend to be your best friend as in too many restaurants), the focus is on the client and the excellent food. The prices are relatively low and there is sufficient variety to encourage multiple visits. The dining room serves only breakfast and lunch; reservations are required but can be short notice. You will have to go through security (use the Mowat entrance on the right side of the building) but that process and the trek though the tunnels to get to the restaurant make the experience unique. Security gives you a badge to return when leaving. Don't pass on the lunch desserts! Our meal and visit here was one of our most enjoyable and memorable ever!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

On a recommendation, we booked in the morning for lunch the same day. The restaurant is siutated in a warren below the Parliament Building. Security check bags and photo ID on entry. With white table cloths, traditional furnishings and blcak & white photos on the...wall the Dining Room exudes old workd charm. The menu, with several specials, is less expensive than other full service places. Our Black and Blue Burger ($14.95) and Steak Sandwich (£16.95), both with fries, were excellent. Large glasses of BC wines were also reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

This wonderful Legislative dining room is filled with tradition, charm and serves delicious meals. We enjoyed breakfast so much that we booked lunch again for the last day of our stay. The meals are well prepared, the presentation is beautiful and the food delicious. The...prices are most reasonable. On both visits we were lucky to have Kirsten as our server. She was very knowledgeable about the menu, and very attentive to our needs. It is evident that she loves Victoria, and made us feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this dining room. Make a reservation!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch today at the Legislative Building. Quaint dining room. Lots of food choices. Food arrived timely and was piping hot. The staff were very attentive. We will try breakfast one day while on our vacation. A great experience!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022

This is a real hidden gem. We had breakfast here every day during our 3 day visit to Victoria. It's like stepping back in time. Superb breakfast with great choice and served by delightful staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

This is a must stop on your Victoria tour package. The food was excellent, staff friendly & very pleasant & all in a great dining room experience. The food was of excellent quality, well presented & very enjoyable atmosphere to enjoy your breakfast dining. Very...reasonable priced for the service & food selection. Would recommend to anyone to enjoy & take in.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon at the legislature building while on a trip to Victoria. The staff were excellent and the food was as well. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

This is truly a hidden gem in Victoria to have a meal. We had lunch here and it was one of the best and most affordable meals we had while visiting the city. They do take walk in customers but we heard from our server...that it is better to have a reservation. There is a main dining room, along with smaller individual dining rooms. The service was excellent!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Over the course of a 5 day Victoria holiday eating out every day we ended up eating breakfast here twice and lunch once. Fun Victorian atmosphere with good service and good food. Prices are lower than most places. You eat with silverware and dine beside...press and MLAs if parliament is in session. Make lunch reservations 3 days prior.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

What a fantastic surprise by going to the Dining Room. Starting with the security check to the receptionist to the server the staff were exceptional. Our server Tamara was great and the food was excellent. A great atmosphere, thank you.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

It's a pleasure to sit at a table with a white tablecloth, with no background music and great food that arrives quickly. The servers are government employees. They do not call older women 'guys' or try to become your new best friend with invasive chit...chat. The food is delicious. The December Friday turkey lunch is very tasty. The steak meals and the smoked meat sandwich are both delicious. Good desert selection. If you ask for a pot of tea you get tea in a pot. Daily and weekly menus are posted on their website. You hand in your government ID and are given a clip on pass with a number; your ID is given back when you hand in the pass. You will put your belongings in a tray and it will be sent through a scanning device. You will walk through a scanning device. Then you'll follow the green line on the wall to the dining room.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

We are residents, and stop by at this hidden gem whenever the opportunity presents itself. Everything is positive, price, service, experience, and of course the quality and choice of the food. Remember to bring your Driver's License and Vac Cert and see some history on...your way.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2021

Reservations are essential and security includes going through a metal detector. We tried to get in without a reservation but security said no. Phoned restaurant from outside and made our reservation, 10 minutes later we sat down for lunch in a higher end white table...cloth dining room. Prices are probably the cheapest in the harbour area and the food and service was excellent. Definitely a hidden gemMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

This was a great find for an excellent unhurried breakfast. It felt as if we had entered a time-warp but that was the fun of it. Worth investigating.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Legislative Dining Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5