Sooke Harbour House has been cranking out first rate food for years and it just keeps getting better. Now open for brunch on Sundays, you can enjoy their wonderful dining room and the fabulous view of the Olympic mountains.
The smaller dining room has a gorgeous wood fire to greet you and sit by while you wait for your table, and the walls are covered in local art, much of it for sale. If you're an art lover, be sure to check out the gallery upstairs before you leave.
The menu changes daily so I can't give you recommendations but here's what we had: The roasted squash and tomato soup was the perfect balance of sweet and acid with a friendly helping of creme fraiche and some chunks of smoky bacon. The nasturtiuim flower on top is one of their trademarks.
For mains we ordered the vegetarian quiche. This is all filling and not so much of the boring quiche bit. It's absolutely falling apart with sun chokes, local goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, green stuff and yumminess. It's served alongside a colourful salad of house-grown mache, arugula, baby romaine and other greens topped with gorgeous calendula and kale flowers all in a cider/sage dressing that brings it deliciously home. The quiche could have been a bit warmer.
Service is prompt, friendly and professional. Lunch for two with one glass of wine comes in at about $70 with taxes but before tip. Save some time to wander the grounds of this iconic hotel after lunch and make sure you come back sometime for dinner.
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