Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Excellent ambiance, drink and foods. The vegetarian-friendly options were limited but available, and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the environment. The service was excellent- I was able to re-order drinks easily but didn't feel hovered over.
I have been going to Little Jumbo for years, it is a fantastic place for the energy of the room and they have a fantastic array of cocktails and food which is generally better shared than enjoyed alone. Recently the staff have been a little less engaged and seem to be going through the motions, this is a shift from the past but it might be due to the popularity that they are just exhausted. Be aware, this is not in any way a place to hang out for dinner and drinks without having the Costco sticker shock moment at the end of the night. However, it is a place that once you go you will return as the ambience and energy of the place is unrivalled in my opinion and that lasts in your memory longer than the credit card bills at the end of the month.
Hi - the only negative was ice bits in my French 75!
Newbies to this restaurant. Service was very good. Food was great except I ordered duck breast and the skin was much less than crispy. I think we lucked out with the corner table at the front. It was perfect and will request it upon our return. Which is definite!
excellent service, quiet enough that we could speak and be heard; lamb neck, while yummy, was beyond fatty and in the light (or lack thereof) hard to separate meat from fat; liked the wine list, music okay- prefer a quiet jazz. easy to make reserves online
Great service from the moment we walked in the door! The Food was fresh, local and on point! The service staff knew exactly how to execute their jobs flawlessly in order to make it a smooth and highly enjoyable experience! I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat...
My friend and I had a pleasant time. We had both been to Little Jumbo at different times for drinks. The quality, taste and presentation of the food was a nice surprise. I would say that Little Jumbo lives up to what they advertise themselves to be and the praise that is passed on through word of mouth. A great addition to the Victoria Restaurant and Bar scene.
Excellent food and ambiance! Fabulous seasonal menu.
One of two meals was good, other was just OK. Dessert was good.
Always a favorite date night spot for my wife and I. Loved the new cocktail menu, and the new twist on the burger.
We were there with friends visiting from Toronto. We go there often and they were super impressed with the whole experience. The current menu is stunning - try everything!! Great creative cocktails, excellent wines and superb service. The atmosphere is exciting and authentic - everyone seems to be having a great time whether couples enjoying each other's company or groups of friends. Make sure you make a reservation for a table or bar seating. It's busy!!
My wife and I, just moved to Victoria less than a month ago and decided we needed to celebrate our arrival. We started out with a map search on Google and began perusing reviews of the local establishments. Soon after we came across Little Jumbo which seemed to suggest the vibe and ambiance we were searching for along with many very positive reviews. We were not disappointed. The food creativity, mixed drink mixology, wine selection, ambiance and service at Little Jumbo is outstanding!!! We will definitely be return patrons.
Terrence & Karen
Amazing food and service. We will definitely go again.
Very happy with the food, great flavours. Also, our server was very professional and the service was fast but not rushed. We will go back...
Excellent as always! This is the best place in town to catch up with friends and business colleagues.
The duck was wonderful on a bed of the best braised kale ever. The tuna was perfectly rare and tasty. Service was lovely.
This was our third time visiting Little Jumbo and probably out of the 3 times we'd been this was our least favourite visit. I wasn't as happy with the food as I had been previously, though perhaps it was just that I tried something new - had their lamb special with radicchio, though I didn't enjoy the way it was cooked.
We were there with a group of 4 and the music was too loud to have conversation, we'd almost have to yell at one another and we were consistently asking each other to repeat themselves. Definitely puts a bit of a frustration on the evening.
Love the ambiance, that's always been a plus.
We enjoyed the old Victoria setting. The noise level was beyond energetic. We had to speak loudly to converse. The food was excellent because each dish had a complexity that was almost decipherable, but not quite. So that was fun, to try to figure it out. Our server was very nice and fielded questions well.
Overall never got a chance to try the food. Walked out on my wife and I anniversary night. Only had one cocktail. Service was almost none existant for us. Not sure why. We felt it was because of our ethnicity. But that is how we felt. I mean as we walked out they did not even ask why we left, and they knew we were celebrating our anniversary. They just said "thank you"! Really! It was frickin raining outside we just walked in and now we walking back out into the rain.
Great food and friendly service in a cozy atmosphere in downtown Victoria
What a fantastic place! Just visiting and had seen this place on a few lists. The cocktails are fantastic - I had the Right Off The Vine, and my cousin wasn't feeling the greatest so they made her a fantastic hot toddy, and everyone else ordered off the wine list. We ordered a bunch of mains and sides to share - kale salad, truffle frittes, steak frittes, venison special, oysters, duck breast - everything was so simple and flavourful. The service was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Would DEFINITELY recommend!
Visiting for a long weekend with friends... Highly recommend Ceviche.
Probably the best 10oz steak I’ll ever eat in my life. Dry aged and perfectly prepared. A Must Eat!
The burger is a bomb. The venison tenderlion was cooked perfectly but the portion was small for the $$.
We really enjoyed this restaurant and we especially appreciate our server -- I wish I could remember her name! She was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Very impressive. My only real criticism is that, given the demographic, I think there could be a couple more vegetarian/vegan dishes on the menu. But I'd definitely go again.
Fabulous as advertised. Drinks are special and different. Menu is creative and healthy. Service is terrific. Just great.
way overpriced . unimaginative. I received two spare ribs. and a dollop of brown beans for $26
OMG! Do yourself a favour and stop by little jumbo. Whether it’s for a drink or for food- you will not be disappointed. I have been here many times and I absolutely swear it gets better every single time 🥂
Great food with a great atmosphere.
Unique and excellent cocktails, awesome tasty food, we enjoyed a very good meal! friendly and helpful staff.
We loved the speakeasy uniqueness of Little Jumbo. Our server was particularly enthusiastic about each item we ordered, and could talk about the flavours and high notes...always a good thing! I felt the drink menu could have been longer, although the skies the limit really, as they have everything you could want and more. I just like shopping all the creative combinations that a mixologist comes up with, rather than thinking up my own. Thank you for having us. We will be back! Cheers
Great ambiance and very welcoming. I appreciated the professional service allowing me and my friend to catch up and take our time with dinner and drinks on our girls night out.
Food is amazing! Unique menu and awesome service.
Went on a date here and had the best service. Would highly recommend the duck
We had a wonderful meal, excellent cocktails, and delightful service. We were only in Victoria for two days, and there are MANY dining options. We were so glad to have chosen Little Jumbo.
It is a great concept but due to cocktail composition, service and the fact no one we saw was interested in their food, we will not be back.
The service was poor to start and the server tried to make up for it at the end, but that was her initiative and not the house.
Everyone’s Frites were overdone in sight of us that night. Maybe cruise ship fatigue, maybe an off night but it is too bad really
Fantastic service, very knowledgeable on wine-brought tasters till we found ‘the’ one! No pressure, easy going and relaxed. I’d highly recommend Little Jumbo!
Great service, and nice cocktails
Amazing food and great service. I love the decor!
One of my favourite Victoria restaurants. Amazing cocoktails and great food. Has never disappointed. Great place to bring out of town guest, have a dinner date or drinks with friends.