Sticky Wicket Pub at the Strathcona Hotel

4.1
28 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Strathcona hotel is a multi-levelled Victorian era pub centrally located in downtown Victoria. The Sticky Wicket offers West Coast pub dining, cocktails, craft beers, late night entertainment, renovated hotel rooms and a boutique liquor store. 8 spots - 1 block
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, Canadian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(250) 383-7137
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincent Zerr
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Courtney & Douglas Street
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Parking details
Parking is available for Hotel Guests at a nominal fee with ample street parking available for dining guests.
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Public transit
Major bus stops within 1 block of the hotel.
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Entertainment
The Strathcona Hotel features Victoria's premier nightclub, Distrikt. Distrikt boasts a state of the art sound system, custom light shows, the finest DJ's and greatest touring talent.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KL
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good & the atmosphere was fun.
Would recommend

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a great meal at the sticky wicket and a great time dancing afterwards! Definitely coming back

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BT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good fish and great deal on the wings with a beer. The fries are typical frozen ones - was hoping for better.

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CH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had friend from the mainland visiting and our group had 4 adults and 3 minors. Love that the Sticky Wicket has an area not only inside but upstairs on their lovely rooftop patio were we decided to plant ourselves last minute. The staff were very accommodating, we had one of our group members in a wheelchair and they had an elevator she could come up to the rooftop on. The service, food and timing was all good and drinks were great! Perfect place on a sunny afternoon... even rooftop beach volleyball court

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s
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My mother and I had an early dinner here and both really enjoyed our meals. The service was great and staff friendly. Food was hot when we received it and delicious. Will definitely eat here again next time we're in Victoria.

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TL
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

29th Birthday was a smashing success. Great service, reservations were accommodating and waitress was very on it. We bought cake and they put it in the fridge for us. We also brought balloons that were placed at our table. Thumbs up Sticky Wicket!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service was great and the food was delicious! Thanks Joel for always setting up our pre orders making it a very smooth and relaxing business lunch!

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

excellent 'dine around' menu...well worth a second visit!

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TO
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great dinner can only be made better by great service. We followed our servers recommendations and she (Brenna) was spot on. Everything that was recommended was well prepared and tasty.
The Strath is lucky to have a server like Brenna. She was friendly, courteous, clever, respectful and sharp as a tack.
We would definitely come back here and will recommend to others.
Thank you.

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HG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location. Good food and fun atmosphere. Our server was really fun made the dinner special.

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went to "the sticky" as it was one of the few downtown restaurants open Christmas Eve and we had also had dinner there Christmas Eve last year. Last year was much better! Most of us had the burger and beer special and added sides. Who knew a side of onion rings could cost $8.25... While tasty, the burgers were way overcooked and the buns were very dry. I was fine but three others that ate the same burgers were racing for the bathroom once we arrived home. Not our best experience there but our expectations were not very high to begin with. The beer was cold and the food was warm. Our server was great and we didn't have to wait long for anything.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The quinoa salad was insipid but the fish and chips, excellent

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is a fun pub with EXCELLENT food. It has multiple bars and seating areas and I can't wait to go back. The wait staff in the game room were very rude, but the staff in other areas were great.

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B
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service...good selection of beer...pretty good food

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D
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ribs were a bit dry, but everything else was good, very friendly staff.

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I am always very pleased with the food and service at the Sticky Wicket. The steak and lobster was exceptional value and perfectly cooked. Being a pub the noise level is louder than I like. That was because of the music which was too loud for me.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Awesome spot for a birthday celebration! Fun drinks, food, and atmosphere.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, drinks were delicious, food was creative and tasty. Looking forward to my next visit.

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S
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We used open table to make reservations. We checked policy about minors (kids are 17 & 18 yrs old) prior to making the reservation. When we got to Sticky Wickett, the hostess was engrossed in a lengthy phone conversation. When she finally looked up, she asked my kids for ID. I explained that the kids were not 19 yet. The hostess refused to seat usas the entire family section was reserved for a group an hour later. It was totally empty at the time we arrived. I assured the hostess that we would be quick and would leave within the hour. She refused and sent us away. I believe the hostess name was Michelle. Additionally she went on to say negative things about the open table app and how it doesn't function with their system. This was after I asked why the pub was showing seating availability when the seating section was not available. As I do research through open table and review menus carefully to ensure the entire family is able to find something on the menu that they would enjoy to eat, I was not impressed with the lack of consideration, blatant disregard for my time and the negativity. I would highly recommend a course in customer service.

My ratings are low because I didn't get to try the food.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 2

The service was excellent, which was appreciated since the food was not so great. We started with dry ribs, which were pretty tasty but lacking some sort of dip. My friends gluten free bun was atrocious, and while she was still upbeat about it "at least they offer gluten free" she did not touch the bun. (The server removed the charge, which was appreciated). Everything about our experience, besides the service, was just so-so. With so many great downtown restaurants available, I can say with confidence, we won't be back to the sticky wicket... At least for a meal.

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C
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wide variety of menu items. Satisfied vegetarian and meat eaters alike. Large venue so was seated comfortably. Service was prompt and didn't have to wait long for food.

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible, very disappointing

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The chicken was overdone, though tasty. The cherry salsa was a disappointment. The rice with shredded veggies on top was excellent. The service was fast and efficient.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We arrived for our reservations about 25 minutes early. When we arrived, the restaurant was about only half full with many tables marked as reserved. It was surprising to us that we had to wait over 10 minutes for the host to find a table for our party. We were finally taken to a table only large enough for 2 in the bar area - where we later asked to be reseated for a table large enough to accommodate our party of 4.

We ordered the baked brie for an appetizer - it was a fairly bland dish, served slightly warmed.

When it came to ordering our mains, we asked the server what her favorite dishes were and what she would order if she were ordering. She recommended the top dishes that her customers prefer, but couldn't give us her own recommendation.

I ordered the salmon, which was served with sautéed vegetables and rice. The salmon was over cooked and dry. The sautéed vegetables and rice were cooked perfectly.

My husband ordered the Mac and Cheese and it was phenomenal. Creamy with a generous amount of bacon mixed in with the pasta and baked until crispy on top.

We only saw our server a couple of times during our meal, and she never checked back in after the food was delivered.

Overall, the experience was just okay. Rough start, with one clear winner and a couple of misses. Given the wealth of amazing places to eat in Victoria, this one doesn't live up to the potential it could or should be.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We went to the Sticky Wicket because the name suggested an English Pup. Unfortunately, this was absolutely not the case. There was no decor, no food items, no atmosphere that suggest an English Pub other than one display of sporting goods that had a Cricket bat in the display. If the restuarant is going to continue using the same name I suggest they work up a better menu and decor otherwise change the name and there will be no disappointment.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time my wife and i walked through the door the ambiance was great, hostess was courtious, waitress was fabulous, and the food was outstanding with a very good menu selection. the seafood chowder is the best i have tasted on the island.

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RM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Waitress (Amber) was very pleasant and efficient. A little slow at the end in settling up but very good. Perhaps better than expected.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pub style, family dining but separate from the actual pub (and any antics there). Good food, good beer. Kid friendly food with healthier options! High chairs, colouring etc. as well. Tasty, well priced food. Love this as an local owned restaurant and a great alternative to chains and the average family style restaurants. Will be back soon!

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