Bard and Banks the BEST PUB!
Had a fabulous time at this beautiful pub! Perfect table for the birthday girl ~ enjoyed a pleasant view of the kilt clad bartenders and they were the BEST! Friendly, fun, delicious fish and chips. Lots of delicious cocktails and great service. Can't wait to go back again on our next visit to Victoria, BC.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place and outstanding
Great place and outstanding service from out waitress. Will be back again!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a fantastic time at the
Had a fantastic time at the Bard & Banker. They were able to accommodate a large group reservations on a Friday night, which is rather difficult to find in Victoria. The service and food were fantastic. They can accommodate vegetarians and gluten free people which was a huge bonus given our group. I would strongly recommend this place.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would not recommend for a
Would not recommend for a large party - we had a party of12 and were squeezed into a smaller table and had to request an additional table. The waitress was accommodating and tried to please everyone. The food was good, but not outstanding. The ambience was outstanding - very quaint, both interior and exterior.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to try a new beer etc
Service was good as was the food and beer but with 7 of us a bigger table would have been nice
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ups and Downs
Our party of five had mixed reactions. Two of us had the smoked beef sandwich and found it to be terrific. Another had the fried chicken sandwich and found it to be too greasy. Service was quite slow and we had to ask twice for a couple of items, but service was friendly.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked a table online with opentable for 6pm. Great easy feature. Table was great, service and food were great. I'll be there again for sure.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beer with a location
The fish'n chip was very good. Why? Not too greasy, crispy enough and with tender steemed fish.
Service was also very friendly and professional.
It's a yes to go back!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time in one
We had a great time in one of the snugs, which gave the feeling of a semi-private dining room. The guys loved the craft beer selections, while I was quite satisfied with the cider choices. The food was excellent pub style food ... using local ingredients.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scottish pub in Victoria
Good food, good service, great atmosphere...and there are kilts. Go and enjoy yourself. You won't be disappointed.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is certainly one of the best-looking pubs we've been in - a lovingly restored old bank building with interesting history. Huge space inside, with tables , booths, intimate seating areas scattered about two floors. A small sidewalk terrace. Great people watching. Superb beer list, as well as whiskeys. Friendly staff. Occasional live music at deafening decibel levels. Would have to say fairly average pub food. Maybe we were spoiled at the exceptional Nextdoor Gastro Pub across the water in Port Angeles. Panko-crusted fried oysters were good. Decent wings, though with an odd dipping sauce. Go for the beers and setting.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was great. The lamb burger was put together well and tasted great with excellent spices. The black cod chowder was a real treat as being not overly cream based and not 100% on the tomato side
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever Friends come to visit from the mainland , we take them to Bard and Banker and we try to reserve a snug and our friends love it!! Great service, good food and great ambiance.. Can't wait till our next visit!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
birthday at bard and banker
My friends and I really enjoyed our night at Bard & Banker. The staff was lovely, the outdoor balcony where we were seated was perfect and the drinks were delicious. A few of my friends had the burgers and were impressed. I'll go to Bard & Banker anytime I need a good night out.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night at Bard and Banker
Love the Scottish theme of the restaurant and the bagpiper that went through the restaurant and one point. Friendly servers and quick to bring whatever was ordered. Nice ambience and lots of seating areas to choose from. An excellent place for date night. I will return and also recommend the Bard and Banker to others.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
When friends visit from Portland they go to the Baird three or four times each stay. The reasons are simple - great ambiance, friendly and helpful wait crew, dietary restrictions are looked after and suggestions made without hassle or attitude, and being beer conniseurs, they appreciate the selection and the clean equipment which makes a Guiness taste better than at any other location in Victoria. You can be seated in th emiddl eof all the action or in a smaller quiet room. Really seem to look after you if you make a reservation and its so easy to do.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tom Hooper and Vegan Fair
We love to come see and hear Tom Hooper play, the Veggie burger was good (without cheese it was close to vegan, had mayo still and don't know what exactly was in the patty) Would love to see at least one vegan option on your lunch and dinner menu besides fries and edamame. Thanks
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my fave's
I have been to the bard and banker many times, for several various occasions and am always very pleased!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM