Lure Restaurant & Bar - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

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Completely re-launched in June 2014, the new LURE Restaurant and Bar is casual, comfortable, and familiar with a new menu, cool cocktails, and amazing views!

LURE Restaurant & Bar is the place to be in Victoria. We offer a prime waterfront location with Victoria’s hottest patio. Chef Dan Bain creates amazing local bites and the bar serves up the Island’s best cocktails, wines by the glass, and local brews on tap.

Come any time! Breakfast, lunch, dinner or after work. Drinks, small plates or a full meal, Happy Hour 3-5 PM daily, we have it covered - not to mention the best views of Victoria in Victoria!

LURE Restaurant and Bar is located at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, an easy 5 minute walk over the Johnson Street "white bridge" from Victoria's downtown centre.
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SM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not great. Ordered 3 halibut and fries
and the fish was overcooked, dark brown batter
and not flaking. Pasta dish was disappointing and
2/3 left on plate. Ordered rhubarb crumble for
dessert with vanilla ice cream. It was served with
a type of chocolate ice-cream. Not a good taste combination. Left half in the dish.

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GG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue with a magnificent view. Drinks, food and service are all superb!

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RF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I reserved for a business lunch. was hoping for the patio, but that didn't work out, so we had a table near a window, which was ok. food was good, price fair, and the service we received was simply outstanding. thankyou Timothy!

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SZ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

You cannot beat the beautiful view at Lure - especially patio drinks on a sunny day. The drinks were great, the food was just okay -given the higher price point it could be better (flatbread was bland, salad lacked dressing).

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HC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. I wish I had remembered his name. We had a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner experience. There were five of us and he was attentive to all. My family was from out-of-town and were totally impressed.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was fine, but could be better. There was a large group in another section (about 20 people), and this may have impacted service as it was very slow. 6:30 reservation for four people, we left at 9:00pm, simply due to slow service. But I would certainly give them another chance the next time I stay at that hotel, as it is very convenient.

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Q
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food good, view great, but extremely noisy and it took 45 minutes plus three reminders about drinks not arriving and food. Slow service!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food and great views! Seating in the booths was cramped and tables are quite close together but overall noise levels were reasonable. Very polite and helpful staff. Overall a positive experience. We'll come back again.

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c
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was there for a business meeting an ordered a bunch of appetizers. The amazing: pork belly, pulled pork flat bread, maple bourbon ribs, house made chips, yam fries. The Good: lamb meatballs. The bad: chicken wings. Lure is a great restaurant with great staff and a perfect location. I recommend you try it if you haven't.

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BC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great meal. They accommodated our small group for a birthday party, presented us with wonderful meals, timely service and a lovely location. Can't ask for more!

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K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location - Great food choices and vegetarian choice as well! Beautiful views and excellent service!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made our Valentine night very special

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BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We have been going to Lure for Valentine's for years but we were disappointed they didn't have their typical Valentine's dinner this year and the pop music on the PA didn't go with the night's theme. Table location by the entry was also disappointing.
Service was great though and food was very good.
Would recommend for dinner, but likely won't be back for Feb 14th.

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AG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu wasn’t special for dine around. Servers weren’t very friendly. Food was small portions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There was an event going on and so understandably very busy. Service was noticeably slower. Both the maître de and waiter communicated very well and did above and beyond service to ensure we were looked after. Thanks guys (Matthew and Jeff) for your amazing service and attention to details. This place has one of the best views in the city. They are following the trend of open space and noisy facility which is not as enjoyable. Overall you really can’t beat Lure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hard to beat the setting for a family brunch gathering. Nice offerings. Well made. Decent value for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our dessert was not good at all

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JD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Food was good but had been sitting a while before we got it. Service pleasant, but very slow and inattentive. Water not brought to the table. No bread with meal. Seating not very comfortable; ambiance noisy. Overpriced for food and beverage; service; comfort; ambiance. We will not return.

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RM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great appy’s. Average mains Very uninspired menu choices. Probably a good spot for beer and burgers on the patio in the summer.

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DG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

service was not acceptable.
Restaurant I believe was understaffed, the waiter we did have was very personable.
Waited far too long before being acknowledged then waited another 20 minutes for our wine, and no water
was delivered as requested. requested again then finally asked bus person.
Food was good served quickly, but again waited for coffee far too long ( ordered 2x) and the POF machine .
Went to front desk to pay bill.
I don't blame the staff as I think more wait staff should have been working.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

It was nice

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k
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent service and views
if you add avacado ensure it is on the side as it cools the eggs benny!

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HC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Lure. Staff were friendly and appropriately attentive. Food was great and of course the view is outstanding. Highly recommend.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

food was tasteless
pasta tasted like bleech
potatoes not cooked
steak salty
completely tasteless
poor menu

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AB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with friends for dinner on a Saturday evening. We had a very nice window seat looking out over the Inner Harbour. We ordered several tapas and shared everything. The brussel sprouts and charcuterie board were excellent. Service was excellent. Our server was friendly and checked in with us periodically. We would definitely eat here again.

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JM
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They happily accommodated our large party of 14 (though only 11 made it). Hostess Amalia and our server Yuki treated us very well! Have to try the lamb meatballs of course and the seafood chowder was "comfortingly" delicious. The risotto with added prawns was perfect. And as wonderful as this place is-- the view of Victoria's night lights from Lure is unbeatable! Almost forgot to mention the upbeat bar with the trio of bar tenders led by Jack -- the Lure specialty bar menu is outstanding.

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PV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s a good restaurant, the view is incredible and the service is excellent. The food itself I found a bit lackluster. The ordered two different fish dishes (both is the $24-30 range) and one was overly salty and the other was on the bland side. The value was ok but not great, though in line with downtown restaurants. I would recommend more menu options as we found it a bit lacking. Overall a good experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was average at best and over priced. Disappointed given the beautiful location. Would not recommend.

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JY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was tasty. The menu is much more casual dining than it had been in the past. The seafood offerings were rather limited.

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GG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue to have a tasty lunch. Quiet atmosphere. Locally sourced food.

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GC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good over all place with friendly service and great views.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I'm sorry I didn't catch her name.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our food was fantastic but unfortunately the service was pretty terrible. We waited at the door (not greeted as we came in) for a long time before anyone even acknowledged our presence. Finally we were greeted by someone who was not overly friendly. When we were eventually seated we did not have a server for a while and it was only when the manager came over to help us that we received great service. He was very nice, informative, and helpful. The food was amazing too, but overall we would have liked better service and to have been treated like we were valued customers instead of a nuisance by all the staff (except the manager).

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W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great views. Unfortunately our visit was a bust food wise. The charred Brussels sprout appetizer was actually a plate of deep friedanf totally blackened air filled, charcoal balls sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Totally inedible. The pulled pork sandwich tast was good, however it was served like warm. The French fries were great 🤪
Not worth the money for this visit.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We loved Lure for fine dining before their reboot and were inspired by their offerings at feast of fields this year. Sadly the new look was not what we were expecting so we were disappointed although if that’s what you want it’s fine

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We came here for our first night on our honeymoon. It has friendly staff and a beautiful outdoor sitting area. The waiters could have come by more often, but came when they needed

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E
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This is one of my favourite venues for the incredible view of the harbour. The food is reliably good, although the bruschetta was soggy yesterday.

The staff are condistently pleasant and have frequently gone to some lengths to make our time there worthwhile.

The only ongoing annoyance is that the music is very loud and invasive, making it difficult to hold a conversation. Yesterday was the first time the noise level was tolerable. It was also the first time we'd sat in the outer balcony area, so that might have made a difference. I have frequently implored the staff to lower the volume and I know I'm not the only patron to request that. We are always told it cannot be lowered by more than a tiny amount. It might behoove you to listen to your patrons, especially the elders, as it is honestly quite off-putting to dine with people when assaulted by overly loud music. We and others would make your venue out #1 dining and hosting destination if not for that one deterrant.

My friend was delighted by her first time in the Lure restaurant. We shall return.

I have recommended your restaurant to countless people, who are always glad they went, apart from the loud music.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner and service was impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful spot with modern decor and a live DJ on weekends. It’s got a great view of the inner harbour. We had a great table right near the windows. They’ve got a fantastic appetizer selection and we actually opted just to share some appies - so delicious! They also had an awesome drink special on - old fashions for $6! It’s also very reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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