Heron Rock Bistro


Winter Labour Day Wkend – May Long Wkend

Mon9 am – 10 pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs9 am – 10 pm
Fri9 am – 10 pm
Sat8:30 am – 10 pm
Sun8:30 am – 10 pm



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Happy Hour:

3-5pm & 8pm–Close
7 Days a Week

Each day offers something special for you to enjoy: food & wine & music & more …

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#4-435 Simcoe St.
Victoria BC V8V1L4

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Brewmaster's Dinner Series   $80 inclusive of Dinner, Beers, Taxes and Gratuity.
Contact the Bistros directly by phone or email to book your seat!
beer_glass1_one_light beer_glass1_one_red Reserve Now!Sat. July 28: SUMMER DINNER PARTY: GREAT LOCAL FOOD paired with GREAT COASTAL CRAFT SPIRITS @ Heron Rock Bistro   Menu
Show up at 6pm for a pint and mingler. Sit down for a 4 course dinner after 7pm.
Thanks to all who attended the Brewmaster's Dinner Series events. We enjoyed serving you.
More events are on the way… stay thirsty!

Reservations: 250-383-1545

About Us

The Heron Rock Bistro opened on May 4, 2005 to serve the community of James Bay and Victoria top quality food and beverages at affordable prices.

Our mission is to excel at customer service and provide excellent food at reasonable prices. We've made a commitment to support our local Island farmers, foragers, brewers, musicians and neighbouring businesses as much as possible: we believe this benefits not only the health of our local economy, but more importantly the quality and flavour of our ingredients. By using naturally raised (hormone-free and antibiotic-free, free-range) meats, eggs and organic veggies our customers can benefit not only from the most delicious products but know they've made a contribution to our regional community.

Reviews & Press

Bios:   Andrew Moffatt  \  Ben Peterson  \  Josh Hall

Andrew Moffatt, Proprietor

With a solid work ethic and big smile Andrew has worked his way up in the food and beverage world. At the age of 15 he was swept away with the excitement of working with other young people for a little company called McDonald's. 20 years later Andrew continues to thrive off of the energy that the Heron Rock Bistro provides for himself, the hospitable staff, and local clientele. "Fun and challenging is what we all dream of, I guess I'm kind of living the dream."

Ben Peterson, Proprietor, Chef

As a teenager, Ben began his career in the hospitality industry for the Oak Bay Marine Group as a dishwasher in their Cafe Deli, and later as a Galley Steward on the Queen Charlotte Island based M.V. Salmon Seeker. After gaining several years experience, inspiration and technical expertise while climbing the kitchen ladder at various establishments in Victoria and Calgary, Ben realized this was an environment he thrived in, and in 2001 settled at Bravo Restaurant on the Victoria harbor. "I played rugby with Andrew and then we began working together at Bravo, becoming good friends. We worked hard and loved every minute of it, and eventually we said,‘hey, maybe we can be successful for ourselves!’."

Josh Hall, Sous-Chef

Josh Hall was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and started working in the restaurant business in 1991. In 1999, he graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a degree in professional cooking. He served the majority of his apprenticeship at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise under Executive Chef Dominique Guyot. In 2004, he moved to Victoria and served three years at the Marina Restaurant in Oak Bay as Sous-Chef. In 2007, he undertook the opening of Dockside Grill in Sidney, B.C. as Head Chef. In late 2008 he joined the Heron Rock Bistro and moved to Sous-Chef in early 2010.


Live Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Funk & Soul  Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays 

June Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays (7-10pm)

  • Friday , June 1 Elaine Lakeman​
  • Saturday 2 Sean Drabitt
  • Monday 4 Kelly Fawcett
  • Thursday 7 Special Event - TAPS FUNDRAISER
      Clark Brendon, 5-7:30pm
  • Friday 8 Julian Mulhall
  • Saturday 9 Kelly Fawcett
  • Monday 11 Paul Laverick
  • Friday 15 Mike Demers
  • Saturday 16 Sean Drabitt
  • Monday 18 Kelly Fawcett
  • Friday 22 Julian Mulhall
  • Saturday 23 Reuben Wier
  • Monday 25 Kristina Helene and Thomas Kinzel
  • Thursday 28 Phillips Brewery vs. Blue Grouse Vineyards
      Grain vs Grape DINNER (reservations recommended)
  • Friday 29 Mitchell Green
  • Saturday 30 Clark Brendon

July Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays (7-10pm)

  • Stay tuned for more listings…

Groups & Catering

Group Functions at the Heron Rock Bistro

The Heron Rock Bistro can accommodate large parties of up to 90 people seated, or 150 mingling

Customize your party style and menus.

Sample 3-course, 4-course and finger food menus available.

Photos © Brandon Leudke, LEUDKE CREATIVE


We also offer catering at your location at very competitive rates.

We can accommodate 'on site' catering for your wedding party at the venue of your choice.

Whether you want to provide a gourmet multi-course adventure, an intimate dinner for two or a casual family affair, we can provide the peace of mind that your gastronomic experience will be executed with precision and confidence.

Business meetings, seminars and presentations can easily be catered at your office. Buffet-style, delivered lunches, platters, snacks and refreshments are all available options.

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Happy Hour

3-5pm & 8pm–Close
7 Days a Week

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#4-435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC   V8V 1L4

We're located at the corner of Croft & Simcoe,
just a 15 minute walk from the Inner Harbour.

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Phone: 250-383-1545

Your email will be returned promptly.


Winter Labour Day Wkend – May Long Wkend

Mon9 am – 10 pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs9 am – 10 pm
Fri9 am – 10 pm
Saturday8:30 am – 10 pm
Sunday8:30 am – 10 pm



11 pm
10 pm
11 pm
11 pm
10 pm

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Heron Rock Bistro Pantry

From our Pantry to your kitchen, Heron Rock Bistro is proud to offer some of our signature products:

  • Loose Leaf Tea – 1/4 lb: $13.50
  • Earl Grey
  • Green
  • English Breakfast
  • Mountain Berry
  • Chamomile
  • Spicy Peppermint
  • Chokeslam Hotsauce
  • 500ml: $10
  • 250ml: $6.50
  • 125ml: $4.00

  • Fresh Baked Bread
  • $1.50/ea
  • $6/half doz.

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