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Restaurant type

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

Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Hamburger,

Features

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

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

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

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November 23, 2020

Appetizers were excellent and burger delicious. Bread for chicken salad sandwich was a bit dry and chewy, but the filling was really tasty. Great service, atmosphere and live entertainment! An evening at the Bard and Banker has never been disappointing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

We had a great server. I forgot his name but he was excellent. Love the decorations too

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 17, 2020

the new dressing for the house salad is really delicious and FRESH DJ Bellyfish is the best Thursdays and my server was very accommodating and kind with my very late arrival (and replacement guest)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2020

Cody was our server and he was very good! The food was tasty but would have been better if cooked longer ie the fish and chips were quite under. Overall we had a great time. :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2020

Inattentive waitress - had to be asked twice for items

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

November 8, 2020

I love every thing about this pub, it has been my favorite till last night I figured out they change their menus and apparently my favorite wine is not there anymore, so! With a broken heart I must say Not gonna go there!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

It was an outstanding evening for our friends! “Cleopatra” was our server and she provided us all amazing service! The ambience was also excellent and the Food was fabulous

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

I love this pub, my favorite place in Victoria so far, to be honest the food can’t get 5 stars,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2020

Great decor and lighting. The atmosphere was wonderful. The drinks were good. However, I would never eat there again. My husband had what the menu called a "club sandwich." It should have been called a chicken salad sandwich, or more apt, a mayonnaise sandwich. Mayonnaise was the predominant ingredient and taste. After two bites, my husband gave up and went without dinner. I ordered the beef dip. The menu said it came with red wine a jus. I wondered about that unusual ingredient but figured a touch of red wine might be tasty. It was not. So I ate the beef bun without the jus. Unfortunately, the bun was soggy with other sauces. Perhaps the restaurant could better describe the food items in the menu and ask the chef to go much lighter on sauce. A customer could ask that more sauce be added, but once the food is soggy it's too late to remove any.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

October 27, 2020

Did not realize that B & B had started doing Music Bingo on Monday evenings. Made a bit of an extra challenge for a book group!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 22, 2020

Live music was nice and great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2020

Cody was the man! On top of drinks, joked and laughed with our girls, and made good recommendations for dinner when we asked. Food came out super fast, and the restaurant was pretty full already. Ask for Cody if you want the real deal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2020

The Host(ess) on the outdoor patio where we sat for apps and drinks went to great efforts to ensure we were well looked after and was very pleasant and friendly. We moved inside for dinner and loved the ambiance, the old world decor and lighting and the upbeat mood. Food was not 'special' but certainly was fine for a pub-restaurant. Had an excellent evening there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2020

Kenenth and I had our wedding party at Bard and Banker and we were blown away with how incredible our service was all night. Leah did an amazing job. She was serving 30+ people on her own. She was quick, and made sure everyone had food and drinks at all times. The food was absolutely amazing too. We ordered a cheese board and it had some of the best cheeses I’ve ever tasted. Thank you so much Leah for being a part of such a great evening! We will definitely be back. :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2020

Lovely place for a business lunch on the patio.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2020

Although we are from the mainland we will definitely be back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 3, 2020

Great place and we like the music too

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2020

We had a personal hand made 3 course meal provided by Executive chef Adam Proust and sous chef Melissa all paired very well ! My guests were blown away with service and menu created for us ! Thanks to Damien Marino (the Gm) for a personal greeting as we arrived !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2020

Great Covid safety program and a good place for meeting friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2020

Another enjoyable evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2020

Always good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2020

Awesome place, great food and great service as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2020

Nice decor, a good selection of food. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable but the kitchen did take a tad bit long to prepare our food. All in all, we would visit again when we are back in Victoria. Great place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 30, 2020

Absolutely the best grilled cheese! And lovely ambience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2020

All good. Attentive staff, good music playing not too loud, good food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2020

We had cocktails and they were lovely. Thé maison Jill Cooper was outstanding. The staff were very courteous and careful about Covid.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2020

Great service! We arrived a couple minutes before happy hour ended (our reservation was at 6pm) and they were able to let us order some happy hour appetizers. Staff were friendly and the food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2020

great lunch. Patio in the shade. Excellent hummos & fresh naan bread. My friend loved her ahu tuna. Wonderful caramel pudding. Would return for the pudding. CiCi

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2020

I took my grandson to the Bard and Banker for his first legal drink when he turned 19 and we return from time to time to reminisce and enjoy the ambiance. It has never let us down.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2020

Great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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What do you get when you combine all the great flavours of a classic charcuterie board into one amazing sandwich? Why, the Bard & Banker's Charcuterie Board Sandwich, of course. This deli-lover's dream squeezes Italian prosciutto, hot capicolla, sliced bocconcini, roasted local peppers, pickled red onion, fresh basil pesto and balsamic arugula into a fresh ciabatta bun, then pairs it with fries and mixed greens for a meal to remember.

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Striking a balance between high-end restaurant and local pub, Bard & Banker has just enough swagger to impress, but a down-to-earth feel that puts guests at ease. They boast one of the best whiskey lists in the city and have mastered the art of comfort food, from chargrilled hot wings to a daily local fish and chips. Plus, the food is locally sourced and uses herbs and micro-greens grown right on site. There aren’t many places on the island that can provide your guests with good whiskey, good beer and amazing comfort food like Bard & Banker.

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