Sooke Harbour House
Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Event capacity 100 in summer, 80 in off season
We had the chef's tasting menu and while the food itself was stellar it was quite a while between being seated and even seeing a wine list let alone being able to order anything. The drink in particular is overpriced. It's the only place we've been where dinner cost more than the room! (Note we were there in the off season.) Unless you just happen to be out in Sooke, it's a long ways to go just for dinner.
First weekend trip away
Still excellent after 30 + years of weekending and dining here
Came from California to dine on 10/16. Great experience on two previous occasions. We were not told fine dining closed on Tuesdays when making reservation. Very disappointed after long drive from Victoria. It took 2 hours to to conclude dinner. Waiter was kind enough to waive charges. Overall, not a good experience.
From the decor with original local artworks to the view of the ocean to the exquisitely presented scrumptious food, this was a wonderful dining experience. The service was friendly and flawless and the price was very reasonable for the quality. The Sooke Harbour House must be one of the best places to celebrate a special meal in all of North America.
The dining room was full of smoke from the fireplace!
The maître de - Jess - was rushed and disorganized.
It was not a pleasant experience.
I need to go back soon...it was such a great evening. Well done
Georgeous Inn. Pretty location. Beautiful water views. Great food. Wonderful service. Fun to watch the little deer foraging.
It was my husband’s birthday dinner & the meal totally supported the special occasion! It was a quiet night (Tuesday) in the restaurant but the servers were both so patient & never made us feel rushed! We did the wine pairings & we like be the fact they promote BC wines. Every course was delicious, creative & so beautifully presented! We can’t wait to go back!!!!
Beautiful scenery, lovely garden, food just ok. I would like to try the dining room as it looked lovely.
The food items were super fresh and the flavours interesting and delicate/subtle. Unfortunately, a noisy group made conversation at our table difficult and conversation was one of the objectives of this lunch. I will be back.
We enjoyed the lovely setting of the Sooke Harbour House. Views from the dining room were surpassed only by the excellent food and attentive service. Will definitely dine there again!
I have been here several times and they are yet to disappoint. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because when I did the wine pairing one of the glasses had a large noticable crack that should of never made it to my table. It was rectified very quickly how ever. Also there was a crawling insect on one of the side plates that was also dealt with fast when commented on.
Amazing food and surprising service for a restaurant of this caliber. Food was outstanding, service forgot things and got drink orders mixed. Even the bill wasn’t correct. All things considered, we would still go back!!
Took my parents for a last night special night our before they returned to home to the UK. $75 a head for 3 courses - we left feeling hungry. The quality of the food was very good, but overall it felt more than a little pretentious - eg. "Locally Foraged Apple Crumble", and too many flowers in the food. The steak my Dad ordered must have been 3-4 oz. Service was slow despite it being quite quiet.
Not worth the hype or the expense unfortunately. Also surprised that, despite there being crab shells everywhere in the restaurant, there was no crab on the menu.
Always a fabulous experience - outstanding food, views and service. Top of our list for a splurge night out!
The food was great and the view was lovely but we felt that the copper room next door might have been a better spot in terms of popularity. A little expensive but as to be expected of course. Overall glad we tried it but probably won't be back.
Nice location and atmosphere. Service was good. Menu was good but way to pricey. Would not return on account of price.
First- the food was DELICIOUS!!! If you are looking for an amazing meal and are able to leave your expectations for good services and a great experience at the door- you will be very happy! Our dinner started out by the waitress spilling our first wine pairing all over my husband- innocent mistake for sure, we could have easily gotten past that, but then.. part of my main course was missing and rather than taking the plate away and brining me a new one that was correct, the waitress brought me out a tiny bowl of gnocchi and mushrooms to add to my meal. Then the waitress forgot what our dessert course was (we know this because she offered us a dessert menu even though we had already ordered it) and instead of admitting her mistake she sent another waitress over to ask how or meal was and if we decided to go with the fourth dessert course, what we ordered, and if we had the wine pairing with it. We would have had much more respect if she had just admitted that she forgot what we ordered. When dessert came, we got to enjoy it while listening to two employees at the table behind us talking about switching shifts and having to work too much- lovely. Finally, when we went to go pay the waitress (who spilled the wine on my husband and who was sent over to "casually" inquire about dessert) acted like she had no idea why we would have been disappointed- I don't know about you, but when I go to Boston Pizza and any of the above happens- they at the very least offer to compensate SOMETHING. Be prepared that this meal is $300+, for that price, we were VERY disappointed in what was supposed to be our celebratory Honeymoon meal. August, 18, 2018.
Both the food and waterview makes this place a special one! World Class. Delicious food served at a relaxed pace... old world dining at its BEST. Next time, I'll combine the dining experience with staying at this local gem on the water.
We have long wished to dine at the Harbor House, and it was certainly a unique experience. The food is beautiful, complex, minimalist, with unusual taste combinations.
One question - at booking, we had noted that it was our 60th wedding anniversary, but there was no acknowledgment of that. We didn't necessarily expect any special treatment, but wonder why you ask if it's a special occasion if you're not prepared to respond.
Tasty with beautiful presentation and refreshing blends of flavors.
The food was very good but the price was prohibitive for many. $75 for appetizer, main, and dessert...and no options with regard to not having three courses. You have to pick three or four of the four course menu. So that's $150 before you order drinks for two. We were a little surprised that we had to order three or four courses. However there were little treats in between and I love the quiet atmosphere and the food was very good.
Beautiful setting and the service and food was wonderful
Excellent dinner. The plates were creative using locally farmed meat, fruit and veggies.
Presentation was artistic and the dining room had great views.
Lovely dinner at the SHH dining room. Wonderful use of fresh local ingredients and complex flavours made most of the dishes really sing! We particularly liked the 1st course tomato soup and the salmon. Fresh and wonderful use of taste and texture. Similarly the lamb and halibut mains were both to die for!! The only mild disappointment was the tuna second, in which the fine and perfectly cooked piece of delicate tuna was lost in an ocean of other too strong flavours. Dessert of sage and peach tort was also fabulous. Dinner is also taken up a notch with all the delightful little touches and tastes we were offered between courses. Overall a very memorable meal!
If you have lots of time for a leisurely meal. Dont get behind tour group
Fixed menu. Two choices. $75 for 3 courses or 5 courses for $90. Location simply beautiful. Portions very, very small. Lovely presentation. Not for teens. I’ve eaten here before and remembered it to be different. If your a real goody worth a visit
Excellent food, service and choice. However I would recommend that portions for the same price be larger.
The dishes were creative and delicious! Everything tasted so fresh.
Although they were not fully booked for dinner, service was spotty, items forgotten. Background music was too soft to allow for private conversations which meant awkward whispering. Several components were repeated in different courses.
We were in British Columbia on vacation and heard about the Harbor House. We made a reservation. It was totally awesome. Food was superb with many ingredients from their gardens. Setting is also very beautiful. If you are in the Sooke area, visit before you dine. Their gardens alone are worth the trip. The service was also great- attentive but not pushy.
If you get to Sooke, you must dine at Harbor House.
Wonderful food. Great service. Venue superb!
One of the best meals I’ve had in recent memory. Fantastic blend of flavors with locally sourced (some home-grown) food and wine. Friendly and informative staff made this a truly enjoyable evening.
Food was good, but portions are teeny tiny. We had to get a snack when we got home. Nice views of the water and gardens, but a bit of a drive from Victoria.
First time and amazing
The whole experience at the Harbour House was so good we returned for another meal within a week. A long drive from Victoria but well worth the time.