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James Joyce Bistro

1175 C Douglas
Victoria, BC V8W2E2
Tel: (250) 384-3332
Fax: (250) 384-5513
Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pacific rim
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • James Joyce Bistro serves modern bistro fare with an emphasis on social plates all served in surroundings designed to stimulate the appetite and intellect.


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Great Food & Pool Too, Who knew
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

I have been to James Joyce Bistro a few times in the past and have been very impressed on every visit. Went to JJB on Sunday for a quick bite by myself. Again, it was good. The place was empty at 6pm on a Sunday, hey it's summer time and the sun was out. The girl behind the bar was excellent. Super friendly and effecient. My chicken wrap was tasty, not your average wrap it had a "high quality taste" to it, sort of difficult to explain.
I've had their tapas as well in the past, very nice.
Don't be put off by the pool cue's , head down sometime for a snack or dinner you will be pleasantly surprised. Chicken wrap and a beer plus tip $21.00

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Good restaurant
By Bydesignprez of Saanich, Victoria (60 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

I read a positive review in the TC and thought I would try this basement gem a few months back. It shares space with a pool hall but is not pool hall food and it should rank as excellent in all categories except that they screwed up my bill and double charged me for something. Obviously, I am willing to forgive and forget as I took someone there who had lived and worked close to the establishment without ever trying it.

Overall it has good service, good food and anything but pool hall service. I would go again.

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Nice decor, good concept in pool hall
By kettle of Victoria (26 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

As a billards place with a bistro inside it, the restuarant portion does well for itself. The food is a bit overpriced for my liking, but it goes well with the upscale atmosphere that Peacock's is trying to give. Although, since all ages come to play pool, I can't see many 16 year olds paying for the food.

For the food itself, the portions are small but the food is tasty. I got nachos once and did not appreciate the miniscule amount of cheese on the chips. The cheesecake was very good. Service is solid, and I am fascinated by the original artwork that lines the walls and tables.

If you want to do something different this weekend, play some pool and grab a bite at Peacock's.

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By mikki01 of Sidney, bc (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

Had read a review of this restaurant some time ago and we happened to be looking for a place to have lunch while standing on the corner of Douglas and View. I noticed the restaurant and suggested to try it. After passing a window of billard tables which made me a bit apprehensive, we entered into a lovely designed restaurant. The food was great; the server was extremely helpful and friendly and the price was reasonable. A great place that is on my list to visit again.

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