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Legislative Dining Room

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614 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2L8, Canada
387 3959
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 9 am. We just wanted a good breakfast to start our day of exploring and... More 

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Thank rdgtchr
Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 carpet to a warm and lovely dining room with white table clothes and fresh flowers.... More 

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Thank valerieodell1967
Astoria, Oregon
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 part of the building and wind our way through it to get to the dining... More 

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Thank Julie S
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4 restaurant reviews
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 you get. Can't recommend it enough!!!

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Thank Le B
Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 buildings on such beautiful grounds. Make sure to make a reservation and be prepared to... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 we went it was booked. It is only open to the public when the Parliament... More 

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Thank FoieGrasLosAngeles
Inverness, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 and staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend a visit. We were... More 

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Thank Alan J
Duncan BC
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 would have paid elsewhere in Victoria. If you are visiting Victoria, do give yourself a... More 

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Sutherlin, Oregon
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 a long corridor. You finally get to the dining room. White linen table cloths. The... More 

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Thank fred p
Oliver, British Columbia
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 reserve and go through security a half hour before. They are all very nice and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?