Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar
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Friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere. We had our 6 year old with us and she loved it too! Really great bar program with creative and sophisticated cocktails and lovely curated wine list.
Birthday meal was excellent. Great wine. Prompt service. Will return.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. We were so happy to have a reservation which is highly recommended. People were waiting 2+ hours for a table. The small restaurant is charming with outstanding service and incredibly delicious food. Truly a gem
Had an amazing evening, food was amazing and the cocktails delicious. Only sad thing was the 2 hour time limit I could of stayed for a few more hours ordering drinks and food.
Such wonderful ambience. Friendly and knowledgeable servers. Amazing cocktails and food. Great experience!
What an amazing meal! We spent the long holiday weekend in Victoria and had the good fortune of making reservations here far enough ahead of our time to get in.
Loved the ambience, the service was spot on and the food was spectacular!! A definite dining must. You can tell someone in that kitchen cares about quality, taste and presentation!!
We sat at the bar and our bartender was excellent and attentive. We asked him to surprise us with a vodka drink and he did not disappoint. We will definitely be back!!
This is our "go to" restaurant when we are headed to Victoria from up Island. Simply put there is everything you want in a dining experience. The food is beyond delicious and the staff (especially Chelsea) is accomodating to your every need. Reserve ahead if you can...this is a busy place! Amazing bar tenders! Try it, you'll love it!
Very tasty however a little pricey.
I really like this restaurant
Fantastic meal. Lovely, knowledgeable service. Very satisfying.
Amazing restaurant, very creative chef, cocktails over the top
Great food, great service and awesome atmosphere .
Delicious! Went there for a birthday dinner, and the food and cocktails were fantastic!
Food and cocktails were amazing thank you , would be coming back again.
Food delicious, waitress thoughtful and attentive. Wine by the glass delicious but pricy. Cocktail served with a sticky glass stem
Sorry about that stem, bartender may have been overly generous in filling your glass. Sometimes creates and issue for servers' steady hands.
As always, a great dinner and evening.
Great place for food and drinks. Love the ambience and the bartenders sure do know how to mix a drink!
Food was more than good enough and the service was exemplary. That combination means we'll be returning, but on a day when the restaurant is less busy and thus not as noisy. It reminded me of a restaurant I often visited that was really great, except for the noise level. Management solved the problem by putting up some floor-to-ceiling room dividers and hanging some large cork panels at different angles. And presto! Problem 100% solved.
Thanks for the feedback and recommendations. You happened upon us in the latter part of the City's highly promoted 'DineAround' event, very busy night. The restaurant was awarded Best Commercial Design for Vancouver Island in 2014 largely for its exemplary prohibition era authenticity, and many guests wouldn't take lightly to us breaking that up. Perhaps come early from Sunday to Wednesday and you will find a quieter experience.
Great food and variety...we did the dine around. Drink flights were quality products...only downside..too popular..some at table of four found it difficult to follow conversation due to noise level from very full restaurant.
Food terrific. Great bev. Just two complaints: took a long time for food to arrive and music too loud. But, it was busy.
Asked server to turn music down and she did.
Will go again. Cozy and great food.
Thanks for the feedback. You happened upon us in the latter part of the City's highly promoted 'DineAround' event, very busy night. Perhaps come early from Sunday to Wednesday and you will find a quieter experience.
I took my two university girls out for a delicious night. They are both vegetarians and said it was the best meal they had eaten! I am a pretty good chef so I was a little hurt but very pleased with my choice of restaurant. My meal was also lovely but the dessert was the highest level of decadence. Absolutely worth the calories! A chocolate crunchy caramel warm brownie with cold cream fresh. Yum.
Thanks so much! Sorry about any potemtially bruised ego. Don't let the girls know, but the Chefs will share their recipes.
We loved it all. Beautiful, tasty food and drinks.
The food and drinks and service at this restaurant are impeccable. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old saloon or speakeasy. It’s not exactly quiet but in that in can be private but not exactly intimate-if that’s what you’re looking for; however, if you are looking for a social atmosphere this place is stellar.
Love the restaurant, but this was "Dine Around Victoria" and they had a sampling menu. It was tasty, but I prefer their normal menu options.
We did get the truffle fries though. A must!
Thanks for the feedback, regular menus are back on February 4th. We protected some the the favourites with an add-on menu, glad you enjoyed those fries.
Great dine around menu and awesome! Loved the cocktail
pairings with the dine around courses.
Thanks so much, great feedback for the team who put a lot of effort into those pairings.
Dine around was in effect, so unless you liked that menu (limited to 3 choices) or a few choices from their menu, then you were out of luck. No leafy greens offered, one pasta option, or beef, duck. My flat iron steak consisted of meat, topped with salty cheese, and an enormous amount of greasy salty fries with yet more fatty salty dip. Service was friendly, .......food is not my idea of upscale food. Very dark in there as well and difficult to see what you are eating. Probably better promoted as a place to drink with snacks, as opposed to a full service restaurant.
We went for the Dine Around menu and found all our choices fantastic. We went with wine pairings and were equally happy with that choice. The service is the perfect balance of professional and friendly. Loads of fun!
Food was exceptional. Cocktail and wine list was amazing. Service was great.
We love Little Jumbo. Excellent sharing dishes and exceptional cocktails/wines/beer. The servers and bartenders are brilliant--knowledgeable, ever present without hovering and not at all pretentious. The ambiance is cozy casual. A perfect place to meet friends for drinks or date night. The grilled kale is to die for and the beef tartare is exceptional. We'd have given 5 stars for the food had they not been out of mussels on two separate occasions. The mussels ARE delicious, but we were there pretty early in the eve and they were already out. And so it goes. We'll just have to keep coming back to get them again.
Our dinner was amazing and it was a great night out. The mussels were the best I've ever had and so were the oysters. The cocktails were so amazing I had too many perhaps and then made a bit of booboo regarding the bill. My apologies to Little Jumbo for my mistake and thank you for the correction. I'm hoping you will let me come back.....LOL. I will for sure recommend to all my foody friends.
Happy that you enjoyed the food. You would have (perhaps inadvertently) hit the 18% option. Options are clear 18%, 20%, & 22%. To tip 15%, you choose 'other' & enter 15% - your prerogative. Review is inaccurate & we hope you will correct vs. leave a very public insinuation to others that we'are helping ourselves to an extra $11. CelesteA - "That explains it! So sorry my bad. Just say I'm a dumb xxx . . . I'm in Wisconsin and don't have a computer here. I didn't know my comment was public!!!!"
Rely like the ambiance, the service was great and so was the food. I’d go back for sure.
Fantastic on all fronts; the food was amazing, our server was incredibly knowledgeable and genuine, the whole experience rounded out a wonderful celebratory trip to Victoria.
great spot to spend new year’s eve! cocktails were wonderful and the food was so so flavourful. service was perfectly attentive and food came out of the kitchen fast! couldn’t ask for more - we’ll be back 🥃🍸
Thanks for your vote of confidence. Nice that you think we excelled even on one of the crazier nights of the year.
Wonderful place, great food and the staff was wonderful.
Thanks SeanH. Great feedback for our team, particularly as it was a busy New Year's Eve night.
The food was delicious and there was a great energy in the restaurant that evening!
Thanks Eats. The room develops a nice buzz as it fills with our guests. One area we will concentrate on in 2020 will be more focus on smaller groups (6 people or under) as this really adds to the atmosphere.
The space is lovely. The staff are knowledgeable, clever, and ... just the right mix of flirtiness!! Fun place! We had a lot of fun and the space, the people... enhanced the fun that my friends and I had... Recommended ,yes!
Thanks Jay4! We look forward to serving you again.
Nice place for date night, service a little slow. Food delicious, could do with a dessert special as well as a main special.
Thanks LouiseK. Great suggestion on dessert specials. Look for those in 2020!
Fabulous food and cocktails! We were so impressed!
Sat at the bar as we pivoted our reservation to be later. The staff was very sweet and were able to save us a seat at the bar. The main bar tender (Sebastian) made some
Amazing drinks and offered very friendly and candid conversation throughout. The whiskey selection was A+! We are looking forward to another visit on our next stop in Victoria.
Thanks, we can't wait to serve you again!