Sooke Harbour House
Thursday - Monday
5:30pm - 9:00pm
(last seating 830pm)
8am - 11am
Saturday & Sunday
Event capacity 100 in summer, 80 in off season
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.
A revisit after several years - first time was a date, this time was with my daughter. The salmon was the best I have ever eaten - and I hardly ever order salmon b/c it is usually overcooked and not my fav fish. But if I could get this I would order all the time. Love this place. And BTW they have a casual bar where you can eat too! Service was amazing!
a special place for our anniversary, birthday or romantic evening
Restaurant lived up to it's world class service, food preparation, choice and taste. Would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to experience the same. Will be enjoying again during our next stay.
Sooke Harbour House has a well deserved reputation for imaginative food preparation with a strong emphasis on local ingredients. We especially enjoyed the tasting menu with its wine pairings. We were visiting Victoria from Vancouver and felt that drive from Victoria was well worth it for an excellent evening of fine dining.
Amazing stay at the Sooke Harbour House for a birthday celebration. Our room had a fireplace and jacuzzi on the deck with ocean views - very romantic for after a delicious 4 course meal at the restaurant. Great location for exploring Whiffen Spit and the local breweries. After going out with a fishing guide, our "catch" was stored and packaged for us for the rest of our stay - above and beyond! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Nice little touches like cookies/cheese tray and port in our room made it extra special.
The portions were a bit small for the price but overall we really enjoyed our meals.
Great salad, soup was ok , entree was salmon which was good, vegetables lacked their individual characteristic flavours, & wasn’t impressed with the lentils under the entree. My wife’s salmon was overdone & dry.
We each had the three-course dinner but chose different items. The quality and preparation of the food was superb. The ambiance is lovely and the service excellent. Highly recommend!
Lovely experience with the 3-course dinner choices along with the wine pairings. Service was great and we love that the food is locally sourced, fresh and creatively delish!
Had the tasting menu with wine pairings everything was spot on. The menu was imaginative and thoughtful. The only issue I have was that the meal broke the record, by a fair amount, for the most I have spent on dinner for two for a fancy meal. This is a record I do not like to break. Other than that criticism the meal was fantastic and the staff and service superb. Highly recommended!
The food, wine, service and ambiance far exceeded my expectations. Wayne was superb. He treated us like royalty and went out of his way to make celebrating my 50th birthday both special and memorable.
Love this place.
Excellent Food, great atmosphere and service was beyond fantastic. Only low point of the night was out of the restaurants control, with tables around us being obnoxious and loud.
This is a very fine restaurant within a seaside lodge. The kitchen is creative and built around local ingredients. Both the food and the presentation is reminiscent of Kaiseki style Japanese cuisine, although not at all Japanese per se. The wine pairings suggested with the courses are a superb sample of local and BC wines of exceptionally high quality. The ambience is rustic, comfortable and unpretentious, but with strong design. Service is good overall, but a bit variable among the servers. Prices are high (not every day dining) but commensurate with quality. In winter the view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is in darkness at dinner time, but would be great in summer.
Always incredible, great food, excellent service. Creative
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.
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.
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.
The meal we had at the Sooke Harbour House Restaurant had to be in the top three meals we've ever had. Absolutely amazing!
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.