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About Bard & Banker
The Bard & Banker offers a friendly, warm atmosphere. Featuring Victoria's best whisky selection and 30 beers and cider on tap, and an enjoyable wine list. The food menu is constantly changing and features local, home made dishes with options to please everyone. The Bard presents live local music 7 nights a week with NO cover.
Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
Gastro Pub, Burgers, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Bard & Banker is open seven days a week from 11am to 1am with live music every night.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bard & Banker Ratings and Reviews
Had to spend Valentine's Day away from home with colleagues. Couldn't find a restaurant and this one RQA available. We were greeted with a friendly smile, service was great and the food was really good. Fresh local oysters being shucked daily and all ingredients were very fresh. Would definitely go back.
I really like the interior of this place. Food was good, the oysters were excellent! And the service was good as well. The only negative I have is that temperature inside felt like about a thousand degrees! I only had a sweater on with no layers so I was sweating bullets the entire time. I don't know if they crank the heat in the winter or what the deal was. I would def recommend this place, just wear layers easy to peel off!
Nice English pub style restaurant in the heart of Victoria, good food, great, friendly staff. Menu has changed since our last visit to the area a couple of years back, still plenty of choices, not as many traditional pub style food. Still enjoyed our visit, waitress friendly, efficient, there if needed.
We were so delighted to have gone to this restaurant. We sat at the bar for cocktails and had great conversations with the baristas. We then went to a table and had a wonderful meal.
When we left I told them that this restaurant is so magical. They said "you should see it when it
is decorated for Christmas."
The waitress was very attentive. They had a good array of scotches, so we ordered a flight of four 1/2 ounce 18-21 year old scotch, which was an excellent way to sample them. Also enjoyed the halibut, which came ale battered and chip crusted. Definitely recommend them!
Great experience - except received a "no-show" reprimand!! I did make a reservation. I did keep this reseration. The food was excellent (as always) and our server, Annie" was an absolute delight. Receiving a note implying that I had "stiffed" this restaurant left a bad taste in my mouth - which was not the fault of "The Bard and Banker" but of OpenTable.
Not a good experience. Arrived for dinner at 7:30 and at 7:45 a drummer began pounding, using a sound system that, incredibly, made the drum louder. By 8:00 the whole band started up, WAAAY too loud!!! Our party of six left without finishing our meal, which was a shame because the food tasted pretty good. Make sure you check musicians' schedule before making reservations.
we were on a family vacation in Victoria and the Bard & Banker was recommended. We were seated in our own little room which was very quiet & intimate. The wait staff and food was exceptional. We will eat there on our next trip to Victoria & highly recommend this restaurant.
My friend and I shared an order of Halibut and chips. It was divided and served on separate plates which was appreciated. I would say the food was mediocre, nothing special. Chips were barely warm. Batter (potato chip) on halibut was overdone and soft. Expecting crispy on both fish and chips. We had sticky toffee for dessert and it was 'nothing special'.
Service was good.
Great food with the perfect location in vibrant downtown Victoria. Filled with locals and tourists, this is a great restaurant for any kind of occasion. The high quality bar food, supreme drinks, and unique ambiance make this restaurant a one of-a-kind-dining experience.
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