Lure Restaurant & Bar - Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

4.1
634 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
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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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
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JM
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They happily accommodated our large party of 14 (though only 11 made it). Hostess Amalia and our server Yuki treated us very well! Have to try the lamb meatballs of course and the seafood chowder was "comfortingly" delicious. The risotto with added prawns was perfect. And as wonderful as this place is-- the view of Victoria's night lights from Lure is unbeatable! Almost forgot to mention the upbeat bar with the trio of bar tenders led by Jack -- the Lure specialty bar menu is outstanding.

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PV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It’s a good restaurant, the view is incredible and the service is excellent. The food itself I found a bit lackluster. The ordered two different fish dishes (both is the $24-30 range) and one was overly salty and the other was on the bland side. The value was ok but not great, though in line with downtown restaurants. I would recommend more menu options as we found it a bit lacking. Overall a good experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was average at best and over priced. Disappointed given the beautiful location. Would not recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great and food was tasty. The menu is much more casual dining than it had been in the past. The seafood offerings were rather limited.

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GG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue to have a tasty lunch. Quiet atmosphere. Locally sourced food.

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GC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good over all place with friendly service and great views.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I'm sorry I didn't catch her name.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Our food was fantastic but unfortunately the service was pretty terrible. We waited at the door (not greeted as we came in) for a long time before anyone even acknowledged our presence. Finally we were greeted by someone who was not overly friendly. When we were eventually seated we did not have a server for a while and it was only when the manager came over to help us that we received great service. He was very nice, informative, and helpful. The food was amazing too, but overall we would have liked better service and to have been treated like we were valued customers instead of a nuisance by all the staff (except the manager).

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W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Great views. Unfortunately our visit was a bust food wise. The charred Brussels sprout appetizer was actually a plate of deep friedanf totally blackened air filled, charcoal balls sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Totally inedible. The pulled pork sandwich tast was good, however it was served like warm. The French fries were great 🤪
Not worth the money for this visit.

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We loved Lure for fine dining before their reboot and were inspired by their offerings at feast of fields this year. Sadly the new look was not what we were expecting so we were disappointed although if that’s what you want it’s fine

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We came here for our first night on our honeymoon. It has friendly staff and a beautiful outdoor sitting area. The waiters could have come by more often, but came when they needed

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E
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This is one of my favourite venues for the incredible view of the harbour. The food is reliably good, although the bruschetta was soggy yesterday.

The staff are condistently pleasant and have frequently gone to some lengths to make our time there worthwhile.

The only ongoing annoyance is that the music is very loud and invasive, making it difficult to hold a conversation. Yesterday was the first time the noise level was tolerable. It was also the first time we'd sat in the outer balcony area, so that might have made a difference. I have frequently implored the staff to lower the volume and I know I'm not the only patron to request that. We are always told it cannot be lowered by more than a tiny amount. It might behoove you to listen to your patrons, especially the elders, as it is honestly quite off-putting to dine with people when assaulted by overly loud music. We and others would make your venue out #1 dining and hosting destination if not for that one deterrant.

My friend was delighted by her first time in the Lure restaurant. We shall return.

I have recommended your restaurant to countless people, who are always glad they went, apart from the loud music.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice dinner and service was impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a beautiful spot with modern decor and a live DJ on weekends. It’s got a great view of the inner harbour. We had a great table right near the windows. They’ve got a fantastic appetizer selection and we actually opted just to share some appies - so delicious! They also had an awesome drink special on - old fashions for $6! It’s also very reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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BR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite go-to restaurants, regardless of the time of year. Convenient and consistent.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered a salad (either Cobb or Ceasar) with added crab. Was anticipating chunks of crab. It was more like a crab spread like you would put on a cracker - maybe 3 bites. It was not terrible, just wasn't what I was anticipating.

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful views and as always excellent service and meals.

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AW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We requested a seat near a window for my wife's birthday and unfortuantely were placed in a booth (did not initially know it was not near the window with a view when asked if a booth would be OK). Eventually got moved but this was a simple request and we were seated in an area based on equalizing server tables rather than our request, it seemed. Also, indicated it was a birthday and thought they would bring something for my wife to mark the occasion but were surprised they did not. Water not brought to our table but it was to others - was provided upon request. Food was decent and local - fresh and yummy, brought out hot. Risotto was a bit dry and lacked flavour but halibut melted in mouth and wine/beer selection was great and supports local. For the price, expected more, but all in all a good meal and great location overlooking the inner harbour.

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SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A nice place for a date, LURE hosted a variety of people and children, so noise level was moderate. We enjoyed the maple rib appetizer and dirty almonds combo, followed by a modified Cobb salad to accommodate food allergies, as well as a very creative and surprisingly tasty Chef’s Risoto of corn three ways. Dessert was peach sorbet and an ice cream sandwich, the latter being quite decadent with many flavours. Customer service was, overall, very good.

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WW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We love the view and the patio in warm weather. If you want a nice quiet meal and conversation on a Friday night, don’t come here! The food is great, the servers; attentive, great drinks but just a little too loud for us. (I guess we’re just at that age, yikes!!)

I have been here on a week night before with a group and it was much quieter.

We really enjoyed The Lure back in the day when it was more of a fine dining experience. Obviously they cater to a different crowd now.

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G
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Lure is in a lovely location- right on the inner harbour of Victoria. There is patio seating with heaters so is good for outdoor dining in reasonable weather. The patio furniture does impede the harbour views from indoor seating.
Lure features a quite wide variety of tapas features but the quality is fairly ordinary.
The service is pleasant enough with likeable and engaged staff; however, all of our tapas arrived at the same time so all were quite cool by the time the eating was done.
All in all, Lure is a good choice but not outstanding.

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2
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular view of the inner harbour from both inside & on the multiple patios. Between the awnings, glass screens, heat lamps and blankets, the staff handle the elements admirably. Great priced bites for appy hour. Multiple local offerings on the menu. Outstanding martinis. Rushing back soon!!!

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and very friendly. Felt very welcomed there. I would not refer to the noise level as energetic. We found it too loud. Perhaps if the music was softer people wouldn’t have to talk so loud. We will definitely go again.

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service and view were amazing, but the food was mediocre.

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c
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food here is tasty and light. I also appreciate a great appetizer menu to which this place has. The deserts are great and so is the drink list. The views are first class.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Although I have been to Lure a few times, I was reminded again just how 'meh' this restaurant is, unfortunately. It has SUCH a lovely view and great potential for a 'hot spot', but the food (flavouring) needs some work and albeit an interesting cocktail menu I found them to be sub-par. I didn't see any use of local / season ingredients and there wasn't any 'heart and soul' in the food. We stayed for a drink and two appies and decided to head out elsewhere for the rest of the evening

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Steelhead burger and spinach salad were excellent!

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

less local character, unfortunalety the red wine from tab was tilted (light Brown Color, smells like vinegar)

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent service. Treated us very well throughout the evening and allowed us the best table in the restaurant at reservation time... and on a friday night.

Overall, strongly recommended

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Slow service but overall enjoyable

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very friendly and attentive.

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EM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

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

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HL
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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e
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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BS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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M
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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

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RF
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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CK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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