Our server TIA 435 was probably the best server I have had at Bard & Banker. She was excellent and the space they gave us for our celebration was perfect!
Fish was great, salad was very good and service was great also! Will come back for sure!
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.
What a great place to dine and enjoy and drink. Beautiful!
Went for my husband's birthday. Had Our choice of seats and we were given sample tasters of the seasonal beer on tap. Had a lovely meal.
We had a gift card that had apparently expired a few years prior but the waitress looked into it and the establishment honored it...which was really appreciated. The staff was friendly and helpful.
The food was good and the local beers excellent. The restaurant was comfortable and roomy, with friendly service. This would represent a good, initial dining experience for those visiting Victoria for the first time.
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!
Fantastic Christmas ambience. Lively, great music, good menu selection and tasty food
Lot's of variety in the menu and the food was delicious. Service was prompt and polite and the meals were arranged beautifully.
Good as always, a family favourite! Great choices of drinks, wonderful food and leave room for the sticky toffee pudding.
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 had a very tasty lunch and great service - thanks!
I really enjoyed the evening. I found the 1/2 fries a bit small for a 1/2 order. I really don't like the silver serving vessels. The salad dressing (I am sure it was house), was not very tasty. I would still recommend the venue tho. I quite enjoy it.
We had reservations and were seated promptly by a friendly waitperson. The service was great, the food was tasty, and atmosphere charming.
Fantastic poached pear desert.
Great atmosphere and food. Scotch flights were excellent and a good value. We went back a second time during our weekend in Victoria.
Beautiful ambiance. Food was fantastic. Great pub to bring visitors to Victoria.
We enjoyed the restaurant, but it was a birthday celebration, and nothing was offered. There was a mouse running around our table, which we realize you have no control of.
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 atmosphere is brilliant, Great pub space with cozy booths in the bar area. Beautiful bar with some nice premium scotch selections.
We shared a beef carpaccio that was outstanding.
Our waitress took very good care of us.
Highly recommend this spot.
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!
The restaurant and bar are very classy. We were seated in a booth on the side away from the bar which made it easy to have quite conversation with our friends and still see the beauty of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the prices reasonable.
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.
The Bard and The Banker is one of the most beautiful pubs that I have ever been in! The staff is always great, the food delicious and the drinks are cold. What more could you want?!?
It was fantastic - as always!
Went there after reading a review of their grilled cheese sandwich in the Los Angeles Times. It was all that we hoped for...gooey, cheesy and delish! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. A great place. Thank you for the experience!!
Booked a table which waant available when we arrived we were then asked to dine at the bar right in front of the band but decloned and was then put in a corner rift out at the back. Food OK ovetprced pub food service ok.
We were extremely disappointed with the food.Had to send back the César salad. Tasted like lemon. The sirloin steak was tasteless. We had a nice table so we were away from the noise. Would not recommend unless you just want to socialize and drink.
An amazing atmosphere with very reasonable prices . A truly wonderful place to spend the evening !
Great raw oysters and sandwiches.
Food was very good. The only concern was how noisy itwas.
Great ambience, awesome beer pleasant staff and great live music! We'll be back again next time we visit victoria for sure!
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.
Great service and good food. Enjoyed it very much
Order the rotisserie chicken. Delicious.
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.
Good dinner. Live band at 9 everynite. Fun place.
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.
Such great service and atmosphere. Will definitely make this a favorite.