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Pink Bicycle, The

1008 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W2H5
Tel: (250) 384-1008
Neighbourhood: Downtown Victoria
  • Cuisine: Burgers
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Patio
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30AM - 9PM, Sun: Closed
  • The Pink Bicycle boasts a menu of gourmet burgers and more. All ingredients are sourced as locally and seasonally as and all dishes are hand made daily to ensure the freshest, tastiest dish possible.

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Finally: quality not quantity in a burger
By dux23 of Victoria, BC (41 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:19am [Dine in]

If you're looking for an American fatty-boom-bah grease shack burger, this might not be the place for you. This is a restaurant about quality, not simply giving a customer colon cancer with large portions of meat and fries to match.

I guage a burger joints overall commitment to their craft by their veggie burgers, and Pink Bicycle does not disappoint with three home-made versions (blackbean, moroccan/garbanzobean/portabello), each of them unique in their own right. Their regular fries are solid, although not exceptional - but I highly recommend upgrading for a dollar to their truffle fries. They're not the frites at Ecole Brasserie but they are the closest thing to it in town. I saw some of the other "real meat" burgers on other tables, and they looked equally delectable. I look forward to trying their mutton burger among their other offerings.

The ambiance is quirky - and I could care less if they borrowed from an asian restaurant that existed in the space before them. I've never been to this particular venue before, and nothing in the place seemed out of place with what they are trying to achieve in the overall ambiance. The restaurant also seemed cool on a blazing hot afternoon, which was welcoming, and although we were seated furthest from the front window (it didn't seem any hotter up there) it didn't feel cavernous either. And did I mention they have decent draft beer on tap (Phillips- but not the fancy stuff - Blue Buck and Phoenix - what you would want with a burger)?

Service-wise, they were on the tail end of a massive lunch rush, and one of the employees seemed quite fatigued. While she dropped the ball a couple of times (with us and another patron), there was another woman - possibly the manager - who realized this and picked up her slack. Overall the service was decent and I'll forgive the downside on account of how busy it was.

I look forward to returning to this restaurant many times more. You know it's good when you're thinking about what you'll try the next time, and knowing that you have quite a few next times to finish off the list.

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I Loved it and want all of you to know!!!
By a_n_nelson of Victoria British Columbia Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:34pm [Dine in]

I love the Pink Bicycle, I have had many great experiences there and compared to other burger restaurants this one is the best. The prices are a little high but the food quality and flavor are SO GOOD. This is a once a month sort of place for me and I look forward to going weeks in advance. I like to stratigize the time I go as it is very tricky to get in with out having to wait in line (before 6pm works for me). I also like to check out their facebook or twitter to see what they have on special for the week, as some are AMAZING while others are MEH...

This is my fail safe plan of action, feel free to copy my methods, they are tried and true. Other recommendations for this place: try the regular cheeseburger with sliced pickles as an add on, they are FREE and they are awesome.

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So yummy!
By hungry_carny of victoria (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

So I'm not even that into burgers because they are usually so predictable but a friend took me to the Pink Bicycle early on this summer and man was that good! I've been back a handful of times since and have yet to make it even part way through their menu because I keep getting hung up revisiting favorites. First it was just the regular cheeseburger which is a goodly portion of nicely seasoned meat on a wicked bun which I understand comes from a local bakery. Next I moved onto the halibut burger - sooo good. Since then I've been stuck on the Ahi Tuna burger which has so many complimentary flavours that I get hankerings for it. YUM. And the fries rock too!

Anyway - my two cents. And everyone at my office loves it for lunch (although I've always been for dinner). Nice art-nouveau inspired interior as well - don't get the 'asian' influence others have mentioned at all. It's art nouveau / art deco so.... I think it's hip.

Ciao.

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I want to like it
By wineanddine123 of Victoria (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

This place kind of leaves me feeling conflicted. The menu is interesting and I always find their food to be tasty and interesting, but I find that their burgers are waayyy to saucy and sometimes the sauce drowns out the other flavours. While eating my plate is always covered in liquidy sauce that is too thin to soak up with fries or to swipe the burger in, these are not drips - its like running out of the burger. Their offerings are interesting enough that I can try to overlook this flaw but I always feel like they have just missed the mark a little bit which I think is a shame!
The ambiance is nice and the service is friendly.

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Delicious Burgers - Quality Ingredients - Excellent Execution
By foodologist of Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

Decided upon this place based on US reviews plus the positive comments from several different people when asking for directions to the PB.

We were undecided between the PB ad the Red Fish - Blue Fish on the wharf. We chose PB since it was a very sunny Saturday afternoon and knew the wharf-place would B lined-up. Boy were we GLAD - the PB is a kool lil' eclectic-spot and the food was spot-ON.

We enjoyed the classic cheese burger and Blue Cheese lamb burger (we cut them in half and swapped). We also ordered one with fries & one with onion rings. Everything was exceptional (including the lagers). This place ROCKS - and we'll B back!

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Beef
By Victoria food master of victoria (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

I'm tired of places like this trying hard to be different. You're a Burger place! Try pefecting the basic BEEF burger before you start making burgers out of every animal you can think of. Why doesnt someone build a burger joint wher you can get a good beef burger, hand cut fries and a shake. The service sucked which didn't help me forget about the dry burger. I would suggest going to A & W before going here.

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Not really worth the price
By greenroses of victoria b.c (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 15, 2009 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

I dont understand all the hype.

I've been there 3 times, I have tried the Lamb burger, and tried the beef burger twice. Once my burger was burnt and the fries just suck! been burnt once and whats with the portion control? I'm paying nearly 20 bucks (incluing tip) would it kill them to toss a few more on the plate.

the ambiance is a joke! you can tell it was an asian restaurnt from before. It feels to me that the owners of the place really just got lucky with a niche restaurant and hopefully somone else will open something like this with better burgers soon.

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