Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.87mi
  4. Distance: 1.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.87mi
  4. Distance: 1.20mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.87mi
  4. Distance: 1.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.87mi
  4. Distance: 1.20mi

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.

1528 Whiffen Spit Rd
Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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
Weekend Brunch
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
Holiday Hours:
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

Cross Street:
West Coast Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 642-3421

Website:
http://www.sookeharbourhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Free onsite parking

Public Transit:
BC Transit route 61 stops at Whiffin Spit Rd and Sooke Rd. Check the listing for further details.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Yesdresyski

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

Additional:
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

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
See All
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Sort by
S
115 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always incredible, great food, excellent service. Creative

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a scenic restaurant with excellent service and great food. The prices are a bit steep, especially with wine sharing but a good place to dine out.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meal we had at the Sooke Harbour House Restaurant had to be in the top three meals we've ever had. Absolutely amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had heard good things about the dining room at Sooke Harbour House so we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. The food was flavorful and very well prepared and the staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

If Michelin were ever to send inspectors to Canada, SHH would certainly be included.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service1
value2

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

The restaurant lived up to its reputation; the food and presentation delivered a world-class dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 14, 2017

upscale dining, gracious and professional service, fresh, delicious and local ingredients, lovely surroundings

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

The grounds and service were my favourite parts of the experience. I found the value to be pricey. If I was better financially prepared I would enjoyed the food more. Thank you the " best table"

Karen Pedersen

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely incredible gastronomic experience. Every course more unique. A very special evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service2
value2

 
·Dined on July 27, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 26, 2017

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!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was very slow. We arrived at 1:00 and left at 4:45.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1
value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Perfect choice for a romantic anniversary dinner. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Surrey)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very fine dining in beautiful setting with garden and views to Olympic National Park. Especially recommended for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. Wine paring showcases British Columbia wines.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Amazing in every respect. We visited here for dinner 20 years ago and returned to celebrate our anniversary. We count these opportunities as a true blessing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Healthy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Lunch on a Saturday was great. Menu was very interesting and varied. We shared several small plates, each was different and well prepared. The presentation of each dish was beautiful. The service was excellent and added to the experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 5, 2017

One of the best restaurants on the west coast of North America. Try it if you have the opportunity.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had a great experience- we were celebrating our 57th anniversary and could not have made a better choice. Stayed I room #1 and found it large, bright and cheery-will be back!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Flawless from start to finish. Absolutely FLAWLESS! Thank you.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place. Food is terrific and creative, the wine pairing with the tasting menu is perfect, and the view and scenery are amazing. Highly recommend splurging a bit on a dinner here!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Really superb food and excellent service. We had to wait just a bit too long for one of our courses, but it didn't seem like a service issue - it was in the kitchen, whatever it was. But it was worth it, and the view is pretty spectacular as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.