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Sooke Harbour House

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1528 Whiffen Spit Road (@ Sooke Harbour House Inn), Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
250-642-3421
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This has been one of our favorite restaurants in North America for close to 30 years. A year ago we wrote and lamented some examples of slips in service. Nobody responded. We returned anyway and were treated better by staff who remembered us from past visits. The hostess and the sommelier were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Malice6
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been here numerous times and it is always supberb. Everything from service to meals and the serenity of the dining room itself. It is a place to relax and enjoy and savour.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wandered in here the other night while driving out the coast during a trip to Victoria and couldn't be more pleased. We were greeted warmly and seated at a table with a nice view of Sooke Harbour and the Whiffen Spit. According to staff, they have a different menu each night, I imagine to accommodate the guests of the Inn.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in North America for close to 30 years. A year ago we wrote and lamented some examples of slips in service. Nobody responded. We returned anyway and were treated better by staff who remembered us from past visits. The hostess and the sommelier were especially nice and made both our visits pleasant.... More 

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Calgary
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What makes this restaurant appealing is as much the locale and ambiance as the food, if not more so. The house itself is utterly charming, akin to a homey French villa, with gorgeous landscaping and set in a most picturesque spot in the corner of the Sooke Harbour. There are lovely views over the water from most vantage points but... More 

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Los Angeles
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I loved that the staff offered not only alternative options for their standard 4 course meals. We had kids with us and the waiter had great suggestions for alternative vegetarian and other options. The food was spectacular and didn't disappoint us. The dessert was a beyond spectacular- innovative and everything was so fresh. We all loved the whole experience.

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Amazing dinner, not to be missed. Budget accordingly though because your gastronomical delight will come at a price

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Vancouver
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was our second visit to Sooke Harbour House and was even more disappointing than the first. The menu is basically a 4 course tasting menu for $80, and while the menu does indicate that the dishes are available a la carte, no prices are given. This is very annoying as it is somewhat uncomfortable to have ask for the... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife had the morel mushrooms and I had the Dungeness crab. Both were delicious and the dessert options were even better. Excellent wine selection and everything tasted fresh. It was great to see to the kitchen staff in the morning picking herbs from their garden.

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Burnaby, British Columbia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Having friend's wedding party for 3 course dinner, food is good but need to wait too long between each other. Not enough lighting in the tank that special arrange for the party about 90 people. Toilet is small, not up to standard. Service is good.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've been many times, mostly because our parents love it and have all of their big events here. It's upscale, incredibly tasteful, wonderfully unpretentious and lovely. We love everything about Sooke Harbor House and recommend it as a worthwhile splurge, or just a lovely place to visit if you're out exploring the Vancouver Island countryside. Stop for coffee and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1528 Whiffen Spit Road (@ Sooke Harbour House Inn), Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sooke
  • Phone Number: 250-642-3421

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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