Victoria Harbour House

4.2
117 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood

Looking out over Quadra Park and just a few steps from the inner harbor, Victoria Harbour House in Victoria, British Columbia is a wonderful place to bring family or friends. With a regular dining room, as well as private dining options, it is a fine dining experience not to be missed.

Starters on the menu at Victoria Harbour House include plenty of fresh seafood and unique dishes like escargots bourguignon, carpaccio and an array of wonderful soups, bisques and salads. Main courses emphasize seafood, but there are also delectable grilled meats. Pasta dishes at Victoria Harbour House include meat and seafood choices and the milopita for dessert is an absolute essential.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great quality food for which we got to leave the franchise feel behind. I had a good meal and would go back again when in the area.

JH
JimmieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent place to spend a special event - our 50th. Outstanding in every way! So much so, we went back 2 nights later to top off our Victoria trip in a memory making way. This was our 3rd time at the Harbour House, all for anniversaries.

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ArleneC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent, ambience as good as ever. Overall we had a great time!

DG
DaisyGayle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was so memorable and James made such a great impression we booked for the next evening. Next evening...perfect again . Next time we are in Victoria we will dine here again. James was charming, the food was excellent both nights. It is nice to go somewhere that is consistent

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Annie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Desserts were good. Appetizers and mains were variable. The Shrimp Scampi sauce was too thick and not hot. The Seafood en Croute had only one scallop and one small piece of lobster. The crab cakes were good and the trout was good. We asked about a dry white wine -- the first suggestion was not dry.
Overall, it was disappointing.

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LuluIslanderPastryChef
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

lovely spot to eat - close to our hotel so perfect place to access in very rainy weather
warm cozy atmosphere - good food - prices are on the high end but similar to other "higher end" restaurants in Victoria

RL
RussL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great meal that was well presented. The only quibble would be that the waiter was a no-show for most of the evening even though they weren't that busy. Otherwise, definitely recommend as a high-end restaurant in on the Victoria harbour.

DD
DebbyD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bob was amazing made our anniversary dinner special.

AV
AbrahamV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was the second time we dined here and we like the classic menu and friendly staff. Food and drinks are reasonably priced.

CJ
CourtneyJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is absolutely excellent and the service was fabulous and friendly.

It is a nice and quiet place and the prices are reasonable.

Something I’d like to add, I had accidentally left my shawl at the end of the night and the server (named Victoria) chased me half a block to return it! It was such a kind gesture!

We will definitely be back!

WC
WalterC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fabulous food. Highly recommend.

SG
SiobhanG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Really dated interior. Good service but food was overpriced for what you get. Much better restaurants than this one.

DM
DianneM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent…..food, service etc. The only complaint was that the restaurant was very chilly. We had to eat our dinner with our coats on. Other diners experienced this as well.

EO
ElizabethO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, reasonably priced. Perfect date night location. Minimal noise. Great location. Will definitely be back soon. Better then the keg by far.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice location! Literally across the inner harbour. Friendly staff. Good food! Decent prices! Quiet and cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and lovely staff. Really comfortable and good distance between tables, felt like a private dining experience, rather than a restaurant full of people.

EH
EdgarH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

James does a great job! Personable with attention to detail. I could easily eat there every night

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ykhramov
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Quiet restaurant, food was good, and crab cakes were outstanding. The wine list unfortunately, was short and concentrated on BC wines

AB
AnnaBelle
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food amazing but limited selection tonight. Walking distance to Coast.

CB
CindyB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. However our Resort sent us there saying we would get a 10% discount. When we asked our waiter he new nothing about it and we never got any discount we will be telling the Workdmark Victoria about this

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CarolC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we walked from our hotel and loved the restaurant. Such a elevated homey feel. warm and cozy!
Food was excellent, the Best crab cakes no fillers !
Definitely a return visit soon!
Thank you and loved our waiter!

AG
AdamG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. We will definitely be back next visit to Victoria.

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Jane
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all have a fabulous time!! Food was delicious!

RB
vipRobertB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Best crab cakes ever!
Good value and great service.

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mmzgwz
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delightful surprise. Have known about this restaurant for years, and this was our first visit. Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Bland, tasteless and overpriced food.

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Janna
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great location. Excellent service. Food beautifully presented but could have been hotter. Was offered more rolls but wasn’t told there was a charge until we saw the bill. Early bird specials were especially good value.

KW
KenW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent but the restaurant was virtually empty. Too quiet.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food seriously overpriced. Halibut was overcooked, dry & served with a sweet sauce that was like glue. Snapper was greasy & over cooked. Unpleasant dining!

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vipVioletS
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

disappointed in the halibut dinner we ordered.
fish was over cooked and dry

the place needs a refresh.

DV
vipDilshadV
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

90th birthday for our mother

JD
JaniceD
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was absolutely fabulous. We had a pasta and a steak and they were both incredible.

SL
SteakLvr
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, good location, good service, but nothing extraordinary

DY
DianeY
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time; the food was wonderful and James, our waiter, was friendly and helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 words…Bob and the crab cakes. The food at this restaurant is always bang on, every time. But I need to highlight Bob and the crab cakes.

Bob is a server at this restaurant. 40+ years experience. He loves what he does and it shows. Funny, engaging and professional, he is definitely an example of a master of his profession.

Now, the crab cakes…get the crab cakes. Even if you don’t like crab cakes, get the crab cakes. They are the most amazing crab cakes you’ll ever eat. My wife doesn’t eat crab, had these last night with me, and she almost ate the plate.

Get the crab cakes.

GA
vipGAHI
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The Harbour House is lovely and we enjoyed a great evening. The food was good but not memorable. The halibut was a bit dry and needed more sauce. The Seafood en Crout was good but very rich.

KB
KrispBacon
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Higher end prices for really dingy, dated decor & ambience.

MO
MichaelO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The ambience and service were great but the food was mediocre. I had the steak and lobster which was perfectly cooked, however the potatoes were under done. My wife had the salmon wellington and it was overcooked and dry - probably from being reheated. Also her potatoes were under cooked and boring.

FAQs

Victoria Harbour House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Victoria Harbour House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 386-1244.

Victoria Harbour House is rated 4.2 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Victoria Harbour House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://victoriaharbourhouse.com/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.