Lure Restaurant & Bar - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

4.2
604 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Completely re-launched in June 2014, the new LURE Restaurant and Bar is casual, comfortable, and familiar with a new menu, cool cocktails, and amazing views!

LURE Restaurant & Bar is the place to be in Victoria. We offer a prime waterfront location with Victoria’s hottest patio. Chef Dan Bain creates amazing local bites and the bar serves up the Island’s best cocktails, wines by the glass, and local brews on tap.

Come any time! Breakfast, lunch, dinner or after work. Drinks, small plates or a full meal, we have it covered - not to mention the best views of Victoria in Victoria!

LURE Restaurant and Bar is located at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, an easy 5 minute walk over the Johnson Street "blue bridge" from Victoria's downtown centre.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Regional American (Northwest), Seafood
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Hours of Operation
LURE Restaurant menu: 7 days per week, Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am; Sunday thru Thursday Lunch and Dinner 11:00am - 10:00pm, bar open until 11:00pm. Friday and Satrday 11:00am - 11:00pm, bar open until 12:00am.
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Phone number
(250) 360-5873
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dan Bain
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Private Party Facilities
Lure is pleased to offer private dining facilities for groups up to 250.
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Private Party Contact
Corinne Chabun: (250) 360-5867
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Esquimalt Road
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Parking Details
Free underground parking for LURE Restaurant patrons.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
604 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
55%
Very Good
23%
Good
12%
Fair
8%
Poor
3%
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Slow service but overall enjoyable

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was very friendly and attentive.

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Dirty confiture, dirty Windows, view of full trachten, Friends stuff, food of interior support.

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I have been here several times but was very disappointed in ‘the reduced menu’ offered today. Their website shows lunch and dinner menus available from 11AM to close. Instead, the menus offered were missing most of the appetizers and entrees from the online menus. The breakfast hash I ordered was basically a mound of fried potatoes, two stems of kale and two pale yolked poached eggs. The lunch salads were nothing special either. This is my 4th time here but likely my last.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

It was Canada Day so we booked a table weeks in advance knowing it would be busy because of the view of the fireworks. Table was in the bar, not the restaurant. Service was sporadic as they seemed overwhelmed.
We got two orders instead of one for the appetizer , and the main course took a very long time.
Overall, very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Celebrating my brother’s ordination into the priesthood of Anglican Church. Lovely booth by the front harbour windows. My guests had never been to Lure but they enjoyed the food, the view and the wonderful service and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Was a busy Friday evening, it took a very long time for our meal to arrive, but our waiter made it okay by giving us dessert.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Just mediocre. Service was slow and very few other diners at the time.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

It was Father’s Day and we like to take our Dad some where special. We were seated on the patio. It was a beautiful view. Our server, Christina, was fantastic! On top of everything! Food was great and we even saw a pod of orcas swim by! Perfect end to a great dinner!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had a lovely time with my Dad on Sunday! Thank you.

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I stayed at the Delta Ocean Pointe and thought it would be convenient having dined before but they had a private function in the lounge that was so loud you couldn't hear so my group of 4 couldn't enjoy our dinner on Thurs night and then again last night with my wife.

The service and food were excellent but many others I overheard and saw their disgust with the noise as was ours!!

Mentioned to the staff and they acknowledged but of course not their problem but yet sympathetic and polite.

Management- You need to come up with a solution or risk loss of the year round diners.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amazing view, good food, great atmosphere, fabulous staff!

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I had booked online using OpenTable for 5pm to celebrate my friends birthday and asked for the table to be on the patio
I called earlier to be sure we were on the patio as I had booked online, the gentleman (Randy) said it was no problem
When I arrived, I was rudely told by a girl at the hostess stand that there were no reservations under my name and that there were no reservations on the patio because there was a special event taking place that evening on the patio
I gave her my name again and while she checked her notes again I realized my friend was already sitting outside on the balcony and went to join her
We enjoyed a nice dinner and had good service and stayed for about 2 hrs
The whole time no one was ever seated on the patio side that I had requested and was assured was available
Maybe someone needs to be clear about your setting arrangements ( what is the patio, balcony etc)
This was disappointing as there are not alot of nice outdoor spaces to enjoy a meal in Victoria and we considered your patio a good option.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The view is amazing, day or night. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding; imaginative and fresh. Will definitely go again.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

it was mother's day and i had a reservation which the hostess could not find. we were seated at one of the worst tables in the restaurant before i asked to move to a different one. my mom waited the entire time for a cup of coffee. all three of us had eggs benedict. not once did anyone ask how our meal was. All 3 of us were sick to our stomach after we ate at LURE. it was a disappointing experience. i would not recommend this place to anyone.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our experience was fine although there were a number of issues.
When booking I was asked three things.
1) preferred seating, which I responded to
2) special orders, which I answered one Celiac
3) occasion, I answered Birthday.

When we arrived I mentioned that we booked on line and requested particular seating, I was told that you were highly booked and was shown to the corner booth at the top back.

Once seated and given menus I said that I was Celiac and was told that the "G" meant that you could make those items gluten free.

When we mentioned that it was our friends 101st birthday the waitress said "oh wow Happy birthday.

The last time we dined for lunch (without booking on line) was her 100th birthday and the experience was much better. we were sat at the window, the waiter was very help, that time we were brought bread as well as gluten free bread shortly after being seated, and a birthday dessert was offered to our Centenarian friend. The bread and birthday dessert was not offered this time.

So overall our experience was little different to a causal dinner experience. I wonder as to the purpose of answering questions when booking if they are only to be ignored or over looked. I had expected more. Fortunately the company and conversation was such that our friend did not notice the issues that I have spoken of.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Had a great time. Our server was excellent and the food was wonderful. The Lure Express for lunch was great - wonderful soup! We lucked out and had fabulous weather so a beautiful view of the inner harbour. Thank you for a great birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very good, lovely location and attentive but not overbearing staff. Just right!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We came in after the times colonists run. We heard that the micros computer system had gone done and the staff at Lure handled it with flying colours. You could see that they were extremely busy but they were taking care of everything seamlessly. The food was amazing!! If for no other reason, check this place out for the beautiful view. Not a bad seat in the house! We will be back for drinks on the patio soon!!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Wonderful? Great service and attention to my one guest’s food restrictions.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great family get-together. Sarah, our server, was very friendly & efficient. Little disappointing with desserts. Would Visa again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Most excellent food and cocktails! Super service and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was quite delicious. Tons of options to chose from and a beautiful view! Will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great everything!! Service was very nice, very accommodating to even the pickiest eater in our group.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Lure was a great, intimate spot. Talk about a view! I highly recommend going in the evening to see the sunset and all the buildings lit up, it was beautiful. The food and service was up to my expectation as well. 10/10.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

What a great experience! I had never been to Lure before. I loved the incredible panoramic view of the harbour. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, amazing view! I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious, 5* at least! Will definitely go again. Great, friendly service, sure, but the food was incredibly delicious and the presentation was picture worthy!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Although the service and atmosphere were great, the food was not alluring. The food was unacceptably salty. I can’t believe the chef hasn’t considered the “too salty” comments of the other open table diners. I should have taken a closer look at the comments prior to making the reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great end to a fantastic day in Victoria.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great Service-great host and great waitress. Good food. Lovely atmosphere. Easy Parking.
All four of us were very impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The ambience was especially attractive since we arrived in daylight and segued into a beautifully lit evening harbour scene.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The food and service was excellent. The scenery was beautiful. However, the surrounding floor especially around the nearby booths was absolutely filthy with what appeared to be a lot of varied food crumbs mixed in with dust and dirt. As it happened the Director of Hotel Operations was also checking the surrounding area and as she became aware of it was also appalled at the debris scattered about.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great view of waterfront from
lounge and restaurant. Pub food not so great-calamari too salty and batter not crispy. Charterie platter- very simple with packaged deli meat.Cocktails tasted like it used mixed powder instead of advertised fresh juices. Cocomojito , my 4th drink, actually tasted fresh and delicious. Breakfast menu was a better selection and was tasty.
Rated as 4 star for ambiance and location and friendly staff. Pub food could definitely use a change.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Beautiful view. Food was delicious. Service was great. Friendly server.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrated Valentine’s Day at Lure. The food, atmosphere and service was great, didn’t feel rushed and they spaced out the bookings so it didn’t feel to packed. The food was really good but nothing to write home about, we knew about the 3 course Valentine’s Day menu and though it was good I would have expected better for a $160 bill.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing waterfront views from this restaurant. We went on Valentine's Day and had excellent service from all the staff. Food was excellent - options were not something we would ordinarily select and were very pleasantly surprised with the flavours. Definitely recommended.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I have a "beef" with Open Table. I made my reservation 2 weeks prior to our family gathering through Open Table. It was confirmed. I called Lure 2 days prior to our family birthday to confirm the time, date and numbers. I was told that all was good. Then, on the day, I called to add 1 more person (making it now 9 people) and was told that I did not have a reservation but they could accomodate us. Imagine the stress of possibly having to explain to 9 people that our special event was cancelled or moved because they lost our reservation. Although we will be back, I am now leary about Lure's reservation system and will be calling to make the reservation and confirming the day of.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful view, delicious food and attentive staff. Wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Hosted a dinner for ten guests (many of which from out of town.) We all loved the view and the ambiance of the space. Was seated in a great location for all guests to converse. The food and drinks were enjoyed by all and were served at the appropriate times to enable us to meet our after dinner commitments. Highly recommended for group dinners.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and drink, great service, beautiful location.

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