Lure Restaurant & Bar - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

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With spectacular waterfront views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, LURE brings a taste of Lively, Fresh, Local to Victoria’s dining scene, and a fresh take on a hotel restaurant.

Breakfast, Brunch and All Day menus feature simple delicious selections of sharing plates and full entrées with a creative local twist using the freshest finds from Vancouver Island’s back yard. Menus showcase the unique culinary diversity that is sourced from local growers, artisan food and beverage producers, and local waters.

With a lively atmosphere and Victoria’s Hottest Patio, LURE offers both indoor and outdoor seating for 290+ guests, making it the perfect setting for after work mingling, dining out, or special occasions with your group.

Local DJs playing every Friday and Saturday night, an awesome weekend brunch, extensive cocktail and craft beer menus, and Victoria’s Best Happy Hour, LURE offers something for everyone.
Centrally located in downtown Victoria…just across the New bridge.


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BS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great selection. Love the view overlooking the harbour.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our table of four ordered all different food items. Everything was good except the homemade potato chips. Service was not good. Our waitress never came by to check that we had everything we needed (we did need assistance). I still would recommend this restaurant as I can’t this waitress will be around much longer.

TB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Can you tell me why?
I booked on line and also emailed to book a table for 6pm for 7 people.
I was told there were no spaces for 2 and 1/2 hours.
My husband went to The lure personally, and he was allowed to book.
When we got there, there were lots of tables empty.
Why?
Marty Ball

BF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Saturday morning and the restaurant was fairly empty. The service for food was a bit slow. We enjoyed the visit overall.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu was more like a pub menu than a fine dining establishment. Despite the implication of the name which suggests fishing, there was very little on the menu from the ocean. The view is fantastic.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save room for the ice cream sandwich dessert. I wanted to lick the plate!

d
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I took my aunt to Lure for her 88th birthday tonight. Place was quite busy. Had the fish and chips and Cobb salads. Food was high quality and outstanding. Beautiful view of the harbour. Excellent service too. So highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting on the water with great views of Victoria! Excellent food and a nice place to celebrate 52 years of marriage.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The food and service was good. It was ruined by a screaming baby. It didn’t stop for the full time we were there ... 7.30-9pm
No one dealt with it . Parents or staff ...
not expected for the price of the restaurant. I didn’t pay to go to a family restaurant on a Saturday night

B
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoy going to Lure - the service is friendly and the food is appealing and tasty. But we note that the decor of this beautiful space needs cleaning and updating. Pillars are badly chipped, baseboards are dirty, and upholstered banquettes are way past their prlme. Also, please be responsive to the many many reviews that point to the need to turn down the volume of your music. We have never seen a restaurant worldwide that tells its customers it can't adjust the music!
This is absurd and is harmful to your reputation.

P
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio overlooking Victoria’s harbour. We enjoyed prawn fettuccine, Cobb salad, halibut & chips, and a grilled chicken sandwich. Everything was fresh with well-balanced flavours and the kitchen was willing to make adjustments - changing the bread, holding the bacon, etc. For desserts, the Lure Monkey Bread sounds odd but is amazing. It’s very sweet so share it with your table mates and enjoy with a latte or cappuccino.

W
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location to take visitors to for LUNCH and especially on a warm summer day when the patio is open. Be aware the patio umbrellas do not bend to shield the sun so wear lots of sunscreen and a hat!!
We no longer eat here for dinner as the menu has been dumbed down and become far too casual. However it works for a casual lunch.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a hotel restaurant. Nice patio and single fire pit. Food was great so perfect spot to start at, especially if you’re staying there. Just not a place if you’re visiting the city; away from downtown and nothing exciting.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lure never fails ! An absolutely amazing location with exceptional service always

W
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The dinner menu has been dumbed down and what used to be a decent restaurant to take friends to was for us, embarrassing. The uninspiring service was also very surprising and disappointing.

T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Hang some material from the high ceiling so as to deaden the noise, which is way too high.

CV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible. I spoke to the manager and let him know and pointed out 4 other tables I noticed had been having a terrible experience as well. ( you could see the pent up frustration)
Waited 15 minutes to be greeted at our table, food came quick and was tasty, no clearing of our dirty plates no water service.
He offered an “I’m sorry” and a dessert but I had already paid.

Just know service might be sketchy and take a while.

They also had a formal event in the upper tier of the restaurant which was very loud and made the ambience definitely less enjoyable. They often book this upper level in Friday’s and Saturday’s for private events.

Overall, fairly poor experience. I’ve eaten at lite for 20 years and this was the worst time.

Food was good.

m
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for ambiance, this is the place. The views across Victoria's harbor are spectacular and can be enjoyed from many tables. The menu was a slight disappointment but the food was quite good. The spinach salad was not as good as what one expects. The flatiron steak was fantastic as were the fish and chips. One enjoyable appy was the mac and cheese bites, quite a surprise and worth trying. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. Wine list was fairly good. Worth taking a walk around outside after dinner and taking in all the sights, including the lit up blue bridge which is quite lovely.

G
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed in the new menu- too downscale “pub” food. The service was spotty. The fish in the fish and chips was badly overlooked.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food selection - relaxing and beautiful view of Victoria Inner Harbour

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

In spite of the Prime Minister being in the building the staff and food and ambiance was great.

a
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

I asked our server to turn down the music as one of our party has a severe hearing loss. She said that they couldn't control the content or the volume. When we went for lunch on a weekday, there were several seniors in the restaurant and a couple of families with children.

The volume of the music and the selection were unsuitable for this time of day and the clientele.

My friend couldn't hear a thing and didn't enjoy the party.

T
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Delta and loved having breakfast at Lure each morning! The food was very nicely done and the service welcoming and friendly. And the view of the harbor and float planes taking off beautiful!

JH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great, the view was beautiful. Only critique I have is there was no one at the hostess desk to greet us or seat us, even the servers walking by didn’t communicate that someone would be right with us. Other then that it was great!

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

View and ambience is nice. Food is good but needs improvement- more flavour.

T
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent I can see why it’s Victoria’s best patio.

RS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food and great service
Will be sure to return!

AP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and excellent food! I visit the Lure quite often

CM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We will definitely go back, food was very good and the server was very nice. I only found that the food was quite slow to come out. I was ok with it because we were enjoying our beverages and chatting and that was the kind of evening we wanted BUT if I was there to have a dinner and leave without such a leisurely schedule it would have been too slow for the food service. I will definitely be going back though:)

AB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food is great and a reasonable price. The views over the Inner Harbour are priceless! The service is efficient and pleasant. One of my favourite restaurants in Victoria.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was almost non existence. Server came by and took order; food was delivered by someone else and we ordered water from them. Server came by once more after food was served. Never came back again waiting 30mins after we finished. Never asked if we wanted dessert, coffee, more water, nothing. We couldn’t get her attention to get bill so all 4 of us walked up to the station and forced her to come there so we could pay.

Food was good, sat outside which was lovely

TD
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You would be hard pressed to find a restaurant with a better view of the harbor, boats and the government center. The wide selection of food was fresh and well-prepared. The service was top notch.

KG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food but wow the kitchen took forever! 50 min wait for lunch...and the service was very slow on top of this, had to get my own salt & pepper and extra plate. Had to ask for cutlery, I seemed to be constantly looking for a server to give us a hand as no one was around.

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a poor experience on Fathers Day. We made a reservation, and then had to wait well over 1 hour for the two of us for breakfast, which never arrived. Eventually we just left, after the sever had repeatedly told us that “our food was next”. Poorly organized and under staffed for a holiday. Very disappointed, as this was our first attempt at trying Lure...likely won’t be back

ND
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food is decent but not great, and the view & ambience was lovely. Unfortunately, we waited almost an hour for breakfast. When we arrived at 10:30am I asked to sit on the patio but it didn't open until 11am. Our breakfast didn't arrive until 11:25am so they could have easily moved us (but didn't offer). Server was friendly but forgot my son's drink, and my husband had to wait about 20 minutes for his. We asked about the status of our breakfast at the 40 minute mark and he didn't seem to think it was slow but said he'd check. Not sure if it was the server or the kitchen but the wait was way too long (especially for breakfast). We probably won't be back.

M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We sat on the covered heated patio which provided a nice view on a cool evening. Our waitress was not very attentive. They forgot our appetizer and so she blamed the kitchen For missing it. They also didn’t offer to comp the appetizer which arrived after our mains. The food was good, but not great.

BS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

After making a 6pm reservation I was called to say that they wanted the reservation pushed back to 530pm to accommodate a large group. With some reluctance I agreed and adjusted the time with my party.
Upon arriving, they seated us at a small table for 4. There were 5 in my party. One of us was dealing with a medical condition and the table was not meeting our needs. The restaurant had many open tables but we were refused a table to accommodate our size. The server was dramatic and did not seem interested in our situation. We ended up having a mediocre at best dinner in ramped seating and the ambiance was ruined. The t
ables in the restaurant remained empty the whole time. This was supposed to be a celebration of end of treatment at the cancer clinic. Instead we were upset and it ruined the evening. Will not be back to what once was our favourite hotel. Marriott, you forgot the golden rule.

NH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One goes for the view. The food and service were all okay, what one might expect in a large hotel restaurant. The noise level made conversation very difficult. Noisy restaurants may sell more drinks, but patrons over 30 soon learn to avoid such places. The restaurant industry needs to wise up to this and realize that they are turning off a large and affluent demographic.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Awesome patio but the food was average. Drink list was average. Service was great.

AT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Amazing view! The oati3o is enclosed by glass to orotect from the wind...yes!

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