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About Sooke Harbour House
We have fine dining in our spectacular ocean front restaurant and casual dining in our beautiful Copper Room serving local, organic, seasonal, and wild food! Our gardens and grounds are an edible landscape with over 200 herbs, greens, flowers and vegetables. With Executive Chef Thomas Yesdresyski, we use the abundant natural resources of the area as a basis for fabulous cuisine, in an environment where people can get away from the stresses of the world and relax.
Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4
Canadian, Northwest, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast daily 8:00am - 11:00am
Dinner in the Fine Dining Restaurant
Daily 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday - Monday 5:30pm - 9:00pm in November
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00pm
Copper Room is available for walk in seating and reservations of 6 or more
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Regular hours in fine dining and Copper Room
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
New Years Eve- ticketed event with a 6:00pm seating only in fine dining room, gives entry to Copper Room party after dinner
Copper Room open for dinner until 8:00pm
West Coast Road
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Free onsite parking
BC Transit route 61 stops at Whiffin Spit Rd and Sooke Rd. Check the listing for further details.
Private Party Facilities:
We make it our goal to create the enchanted event that you envision, a magical occasion in which every detail is perfect. We help make the challenging process of planning a wedding or an event effortless.
Event capacity 100 in summer, 80 in off season
Private Party Contact:
Amanda Sannella: (250) 642-3421 ext. 308
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate parties and retreats welcome!
Sooke Harbour House Ratings and Reviews
Open Table showed available times on the afternoon of NYs eve. We had always wanted to try Sooke Harbour House but didn't want to drive out at night. NYs eve is our wedding anniversary so we planned a day trip to walk the beach and go for lunch at 230. We arrived to find out the dining room was closed and an incredibly rude server told us to sit where we liked and offered no explanation other than the system had issues. When a couple at a nice table with a view moved we asked to change so we could enjoy the view. Same girl snarled at us that we couldn't move as it would be tying up a table for four. The place was half empty. When another couple came in and sat there we questioned and she went on a rant that she was going to have them move and it was management policy. Then minutes later another girl came and said we could move which we did but it was super awkward. The rude girl brought our food and practically threw it at us. So we sat enjoyed the view and had a nice chat with the second server who was lovely. She asked how many years we were celebrating and was really great. The food was average at best. Not at all what we expected. I doubt we'd go back. The only saving 'grace' was the server who seemed to also not appreciate the rudeness of her coworker.
One of the best culinary experiences of our life! Combination of fresh herbs, veggies and other ingredients made it playful to try different combinations of flavors on your carefully designed, decorative plate. Almost looked too beautiful to eat, but we did!!!! Kudos to the team creating fresh, locally grown, innovative, healthy dishes. This is the best of Sooke Harbour House and the main reason to visit.
I never leave a 5 star review, but this restaurant sets the benchmark for fine cuisine. Absolutely amazing experience. I decided to take my girlfriend for her 20th birthday, and she said it was the best meal she had ever had! Their group of chefs create a new menu every week, and wow do they ever nail it. It is expensive, but you get what you're paying for. 10/10 my favorite restaurant.
After nearly 40 years, Sooke Harbour House's dining room is still going strong. Their late fall seasonal menu was creative and everything was well prepared, beautifully plated and served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. The three course tasting menu was beautifully balanced and accompanied by appropriate and delicious wines from British Columbia. For anyone wanting to dig more deeply, the restaurant maintains an impressive cellar. Highly recommended, whether for a special occasion or just a top rate meal.
It's hard to beat the view across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Olympic mountain range in Washington. The food was amazing...still drooling slightly, and the servers were very attentive. Being non-drinkers I can't comment on their wine list....but the locally roasted coffee was delish.
Beautiful views and a charming cozy setting. I went with my girlfriend however this restaurant is great for dates, friends or large groups. The food is offered in 3 or 4 course meals. The food was amazing and the chef used local ingredients.
A must if you are visiting Sooke!
Had a reservation drove from victoria to Sooke ( roughly 50 minutes) only to be informed upon arriving that they would not be serving there feature menu that evening. And that they wouldn't be ready to serve any food until 45 minutes after our reserved time. Was very disappointed that they didn't take the call to call us with our reservations to inform us of this.
I told one waitres and why I was not sure she understood me I told a second waitress that Iwas allergic to hazelnuts. Neverthe less I got hazelnuts crumble to my dessert,I got suspicious and asked a waiter what it was and he confirmed that I had been served my allergen!
We asked the server if we could do the chef's-choice menu with our dietary restrictions (no white fish, and no birds). The server went to check with the chef, and came back and said sure, they could do that. So we ordered two chef's-choice meals (the bigger one with more courses), and a couple items for our young son.
When the food came, there was white fish and birds in it. Rather than make a scene, we just ate the food. But we were disappointed that our dietary restrictions were not honoured. The food was high quality, but that doesn't change the fact that we had ordered it with restrictions.
Your dining room, staff and fantastic food are one of a kind. We just loved our fine dining experience at Sooke Harbor. We WILL come back from Virginia USA and Sooke Harbor will be at the top of our list while in Victoria. Thank you all for an outstanding dinner.
There is a wait for a table and no communication from anyone when you first arrive. Very awkward! Service is slow but most of our food was excellent, creative, farm to table. Oysters were fabulous. The view of Harbour is incredible. Enjoyed the gardens, and walk out Wiffin Spit after dinner.
A very memorable and delicious experience. The complexity of the dishes and the combinations of food were stunning. The view of the basin and strait also stunning. Deer were grazing right outside the dining room. The ambiance was romantic. There were only couples dining. The potato celeriac soup with the spheres was one of the best soups I have ever eaten. The melon salsa and the squid served as soon as we were seated also seriously good tasting. Everything was delicious and well presented by the staff. The old furniture adds to the ambiance. It was our 32 wedding anniversary and I am very satisfied that we came to Sooke Harbour House. Just one thing...the soup bowls are designed so the side you are eating from is much shallower than the opposite side. I am left handed and when I put my spoon in on the deeper side I almost dropped it right in! I loved how the staff, especially the head server, remained attentive even after 10:00 pm to ensure our dining experience was consistent from beginning to end. Thank you
Service was outstanding! Four course meal each serving had excellent presentation and flavor profiles. Squid, tuna appetizers and duck was phenomenal, only concern I had was the salmon was cooked a little long. Definitely will go back on our next trip to Vancouver Island!!
Menu was very limited and it was overpriced! Menu is not listed at OpenTable site, the one listed was actually for another more casual section in the hotel!
Although the food plating was very fancy and delicate, the taste was not there ! Food portion is so small! I will not recommend it!
We visited the restaurant with family which came from Germany, I recommended this place as I have been there before and it was truly a very nice experience and over all one of the best places in BC or in Canada....
Friendly service was always around us, answering every question regarding the menu and our stay.
Especially as we had to rebook our schedule from 6.15 pm to 8 pm that day because of the late arrival of the family members which was no problem at all.
We highly recommend Sooke Harbour House as one of the best and creative restaurants in BC.
This place is phenomenal. We stayed in the hotel in the most gorgeous room, were rested, relaxed, lulled by ocean sounds, and ate in the restaurant, which was world class. We travel a lot and always seek nice meals in special places when we do, and though it's close to home for us, Sooke Harbour House is among the nicest places we've eaten. The atmosphere, though fine dining, remains accessible and casual, the staff friendly and helpful, and the food is local, delicious, and so beautifully presented that you feast with your eyes first every time. And come early, wander the gardens, take a walk to the spit below. Then finish with cocktails in the lounge if you have room left!! Enjoy!
Sooke Harbor House is a beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was very personable, yet well informed and professional. The meal was scrumptious, especially the beet and leek tart, halibut, beef tenderloins and homemade ice cream. It was well worth it to pay extra for wine pairing. It was an unforgettable evening.
The setting is spectacular, especially for a special occasion. However, while the food is good, it is neither as exceptional nor inventive as one would expect for the price. The service is ok but too rushed. Overall, while still good, the Sooke Harbour House is no longer what it was when we first started going there 10 years ago -- at the time it truly was a unique experience. Now it's an average good restaurant, with unbeatable views.
The dining room at Sooke is a charming and beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea at Whiffen Spit. Many of the meal's ingredients come from the lovely gardens at Sooke Harbour House and the rest derive from local farms and the surrounding sea. The chef prepares and hand plates each and every meal so you must have patience to eat here. Our three course meal took over three hours.
The food was beautiful and perfectly seasoned and prepared. This restaurant will delight most foodies. Our one caution is that if you are vegan or have food allergies, you must notify the restaurant in advance so they are prepared to make you an alternative meal. One in our party was vegan and he was served a lovely salad, but other courses were rather bland and sparse vegetables--not really a meal and definitely not a fair value for the pre-fix price.
Overall we recommend this restaurant highly as long as you have the time to truly enjoy it and have no special dietary needs.
Delicious, locally sourced meal. Appetizers (x2 - 4 course dinner!) were incredible. Mains were very good, but they set the bar high with the apps.
Wine pairings were quite good as well, and the server was well informed and made good suggestions based on what I expressed an interest in.
Give yourself time to explore the grounds as well - it's a natural marvel.
Went to The Spoke Harbour House for Mothers Day brunch. It was overall amazing.
The restaurant itself still has that historic appeal inside and out. Outside it is beautifully landscaped with meticulously kept gardens dispersed among mature trees, hedges and shrubs. Inside is bright and open with the seating areas being quiet and comfortable. Every window has a view of Sooke Harbour and Whiffen Spit or the beautiful gardens.
The food was incredible. It ranged from several types of perfectly prepared seafood to prime rib. It was prepared perfectly and the presentation was something to behold.
The service was a little spotty at times but I feel that was entirely due to the fact that it was Mothers Day with a large volume of guests being catered to continuously. The staff were very polite and courteous.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or family.
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