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Restaurant type

  • Rotisserie,
  • Pub,
  • Lounge,
  • Bar,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Hamburger,

Features

  • Group Reservation,
  • Reservation,
  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Happy Hour,
  • Online Reservation,
    • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
    • Lunch Menu,
    • Alcohol Served,
    • Restaurant With Bar,
  • more...
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Atmosphere

  • Intimate,
  • Trendy,
  • Business,
  • Upscale,
  • Romantic,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1022 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Bard & Banker Public House

How would you rate this business?
October 23, 2021

Very pleased with our server (Indie ) energy, attention, and happy friendly demeanor. Food was excellent - not a single change could be made - we now come for dinner every Friday.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2021

First they gave our table to someone else, and then put us in a closed section, afterwards we ordered a red wine, they said we don't have it, and then i changed and ordered another one and then they said also we don't have it! The worst service I had in Canada.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

October 18, 2021

Our server was amazing, so pleasant and helpful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2021

Food was exquisite... service exceptionnal and the live music was perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2021

The online reservation failed in spite of the restaurant calling to confirm. When we arrived “sorry no reservation”. They could see that there was something but it wasn’t showing as valid. In the end the staff were great and fixed us up with a good table. Crisis averted!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 25, 2021

Music was way too loud. We left early because of it.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 18, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful and attentive service. The wonderful team at the Bard and Banker made my 50th birthday party very special. Staff went above and beyond, five star service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed my 75th birthday party. The food that I ordered was first-rate and proved to be very popular with my guests. Our two servers went above and beyond to be helpful and made the party a huge success. My sincere thanks to everyone who was involved with this event as it was enjoyable for all in attendance. We are already planning to come back next year!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2021

The whole Team at bard and Banker made our celbration special, from th time of booking with Daniel to our private server it was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2021

Great to deal with regarding pre-ordering and set up/booking and Service when we arrived did not disappoint. Will certainly think of them for our next event! Thank you Daniel (Manager) and Haley (Server)!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2021

This was our first time in Victoria, and my friend recommended this place. The live music and the vibrancy of the restaurant is a must-go! The food is also amazing, and the seafood was really fresh.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2021

Wonderful service and highly regarded private room in the Sam McGee upper level area. Was the perfect venue! Great food, great service, great fun!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2021

Always good friendly staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2021

The food was awful. We were told there is a new chef & it shows. One of our party members ended up not even having dinner because the meal was poor, which ruined the overall experience. However, our server was understanding & very accommodating. It is sad because it used to be one of our favourite spots in Victoria.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

August 7, 2021

I booked here for a special occasion, and when I received the breakfast we ordered, the potatoes were cold and hard, tomato looked old, the avocado toast looked old and was cold, the poached eggs looked plastic and were cold. Overall a terrible experience. I thought I was booking a high quality place to eat for my wife’s birthday and was terribly disappointed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2021

No distancing was considered from the next table. The area was cramped. We asked for a place that is not so close to the other tables and other families. But our request was not catered to.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

August 4, 2021

Excellent service; however, your online live entertainment page was inaccurate in that it listed “rock” music as being played by the live band on the evening of Sunday August 1, when it was in fact a jazz band. Despite their excellent talent, my wife and I planned our night around this and listening to music of the advertised genre, so were quite let down. To be honest, jazz music may appeal to some, but may be better fitted for a week day, and not that of a long weekend when people are out and looking for a lively night out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 30, 2021

al round excellent -would highly recommend to anyone

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2021

A beautiful pub with horrible service. Our server was nice however it was clear that this place was pushing us to make a drinks order even though we had said we weren't. And for the Table manager at the front it was very clear she didn't care for us at all. I had made a reservation well in advance to have my 25th birthday dinner at this restaurant and the table we were given was a glorified seat arm. We ended up leaving and having dinner at Q at the Emperess.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

July 22, 2021

Fabulous Old-World feel with friendly West Coast hospitality. Many thanks to Jen, Larissa, Greg, Mike, Daniel and Damien for accommodating our group in splendid style. We will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2021

Fab location, great food, it was very busy so the food came out slower then our hungry selves liked, but all was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 21, 2021

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2021

Very nice place and staff. Good food amd great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2021

We went to watch the England game and had a great table and had great service throughout the game as well! Every time I have been the service has been excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2021

Our server was excellent, attentive & prompt - very accommodating when we had to move tables. Sweet girl 😇

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2021

felt safe with all covid protocols, staff very accommodating

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2021

Excellent service and patio seating had canopy to protect against rain and Italian heaters to warm us up!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2021

Lovely Mother's Day brunch. One of the servers did not show up so there was only one server working. She did an amazing job keeping clam and keeping her customers happy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2021

It was all good but for being charged $8 for less than 3 hrs parking at a close by meter. It is a real shame they are shutting down indoor dining again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2021

Wonderful atmosphere with above and beyond service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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