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Heron Rock Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
James Bay
Canadian, American
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435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-383-1545
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was good and staff was great. You could tell just by watching the interaction between the manager and the servers that this is a great place to work.

Thank constance t
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh, my gosh...where do I start? This restaurant is amazing. Both food and service were beyond expectations. We had the poutine and triple benny dish. My only regret is that I didn't have room to eat more! Service was stellar in spite of the restaurant being packed. I did not feel we suffered for that. Server was very attentive. She... More 

Thank Donna P
Regina, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bistro with great service. Family stop for a late lunch pleased all. Seared Albacore Tuna was amazing.

Thank Cdntraveller841
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I was walking around town and asked some lady doing her gardening where to eat. She sent me here. I ended up here 3 times that week. Good food and good booze and nice owner and great staff. I don't remember what I ate specifically, but I know I got one breakfast in there. Clean, great art on the walls.... More 

Thank headingaway
Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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272 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Want to go where the locals go?Heron Rock Bistro Heron Rock rocked for us Not a great décor or anything but OK,but very good service and enjoyable dining experience.Good flavor and fresh offerings We really enjoyed the jazz duo on the evening we were there You can watch the kitchen from the outside picnic tables a little too cold when... More 

Thank islandrockin
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was very good food indeed..chorizo hash with a benny on top, companion had a beef hash with a benny..more than we could eat..loads of choice; good value

Thank Mandaroseblade69
Victoria, BC
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went on Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening. There was 6 of us and everyone had something different with no complaints at all. We were told the menu had changed recently but it was the same as last year when we went, which wasn't a bad thing as everything tasted great. If I had to find one issue... More 

Thank Natkayco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It has been few years since we've been there and today's breakfast was creative and delicious. There few vegetarian options and I had a hard time deciding which to go for. The gluten free benny is a must.

Thank Sal G
Graham, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

if you aren't looking for it you won't find it. very creative menu items. i had a daily special that i devoured.

Thank hockeykatbird_27
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Tucked away 510 minutes walk from Marketa's bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic James Bay you find this hidden jam with walls filled with original art, jazzy atmosphere and live music Monday, Friday and Saturday. I love the bistro style appies since I like to nibble on different things. The menu is versatile enough to please wide range... More 

Thank msgypsy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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 Street, Victoria, British Columbia, 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?