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Sooke Harbour House

1528 Whiffen Spit Road (@ Sooke Harbour House Inn), Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
250-642-3421
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Ranked #10 of 34 restaurants in Sooke
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have eaten (and stayed) at the Sooke Harbour House on multiple occasions but this is the first time that I arranged just to drive over for a dinner. The restaurant does serve ala carte but you are offered a 4 course tasting menu that for the price is really the way to go. The wine pairing is only an... More

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Victoria
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167 reviews 167 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is one of the top-rated restaurants in the region. Very up-scale. I was there most recently with a party of four. We agree that the grounds are interesting, the ambiance is good, the service ditto, the food fair to excellent (quite uneven) and that the wine list is very large and very, very, very expensive. I can think of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the real thing — a truly world-class restaurant. No need to go a la carte, the daily menu is a seafood delight. Stonkingly expensive though.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had heard of Sooke Harbour House for years and when planning our honeymoon trip to Vancouver Island, we were sure to reserve a table many weeks ahead. What a disastrous evening! We were led to a table by the wall and when we pointed to others by the window, asking if we could sit at one of them, the... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My Husband and I were in Sooke for 1 night and he took me to the Harbour House for my Birthday dinner. It was amazing from start to finish. The landscaping and view were breath taking. The staff was great and always making sure we were taken care of. The food was fantastic. From the beet soup to the crab... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a very nice place nobody would argue against that. However the food we tasted was far from impressive. The halibut was dry and far from perfection one might expected from this place. Vegetarian entree frankly looked like a joke - four or five tiny gnocchi like pieces with pea based sauce. No real taste and no substance. Desert... More

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First of all we came here for lunch on Sunday so didn't have the prix-fixe meal. We were a group of 7 and all came away happy. People loved the beet soup (I don't like beets so didn't try it), also enjoyed their main dishes. Another of our party loved the cheese plate and salads. The sorbets (for a child)... More

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Fort Langley, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As we were staying at the Sooke Harbour House, it was a no-brainer to book in for dinner in the restaurant. The prix-fix menu provides the usual selection of 2 - 3 items per course to choose from, and a wine pairing menu is also available. Our food was wonderfully prepared and the service was perfect. Not too fast and... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to the Sooke Harbour house for dinner last month to celebrate our anniversary, and must say it was an exceptional experience. Highly recommend the Chef's menu with wine. We had a corner table overlooking the ocean, spectacular vista. Each course was remarkable with local ingredients, and the hostess really charming. Highly recommend this place for a relaxed, high... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel is absolutely beautiful and well loved. The views are spectacular and most of the staff are friendly and always smiling. The downside for us was the restaurant. The food was too salty for our tastes and we noticed the menu hardly changed from one night to another. For the pricing, we were expecting the unexpected, the spectacular, the... More

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