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“Surprise dinner stop in Sooke ...”
Review of Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club - CLOSED

Markus' Bistro & Dinner Club
Price range: $44 - $48
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Vancouver, BC, CAD
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Surprise dinner stop in Sooke ...”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We spent the day travelling up to Port Renfrew, celebrating my spouse's birthday (Diane). On the return to our hotel in Esquimalt, we missed the Point-no-point stop so continued on into Sooke looking for a seat and a meal! Markus' Wharfside caught my eye on a small sign placed on the corner of the Highway and Wharfside, we had to double back to the restaurant. We got a seating, despite not having made a reservation! Thank you!

Entrance is simple, yet elegant. The front yard is blooming with a herb garden and edible flower plants. The side has a vegetable patch which provided for the salad! We ordered the catch of the day set menu, and surprised ourselves by asking for a pairing with each course.

Like I said, the salad came from the side garden, the paring was a BC grown pinot gris, decadence was the rest of the evening. The main was the catch of the day (ling cod) paired with another BC grown pinot noir! By this time we knew we were in food heaven. The desert was a mini cheese cake and my spouse (Diane) got hers with a lit candle because I happended to mention a birthday celebration of a quiet kind!

Keep it up Markus, good food made with care always hits the spot! I receommend reservations in advance and many more visits from us!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 2stepRich
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service, excellent food!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great service, excellent food! This is a great location with consistent quality! Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Karin Y
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Bragg Creek
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just plain awful!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The food is overcooked and presented badly. The restaurant itself is like a Korean back alley dive. I can't believe how much they charged us for what they served up. Oh and the place was far from clean.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cbkd
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Regina, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Another gem in Sooke”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Markus' restaurant is wonderful. A set menu of daily specials to choose from provides enough variety but not too much. You can choose between the prix fixe menu or order ala carte. We selected the prix fixe and had a beautiful ling cod for the main. The ling cod came with prawns as well. The dish was so tasty I could have gone back every night. The price was what you would expect for a really good seafood restaurant. The wine menu has a variety of good wines at different prices (not bad to higher) and the server recommended a nice wine to go with our meal. The service was very good. We would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Travelwinefood
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Sooke, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best meal ever eaten”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is the third time we ate there and it was perfection. Unique creation, presentations are like a picture perfect plate, Food tastes like nothing I have ever eaten, left me thinking of the flavour and smiling for days.

Visited December 2012
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