Avoid - in our experience the portions of fish & chips are woefully small, while the prices remain relatively high. We were not given our complete order, which we only noticed when we got home & despite repeated requests for some kind of compensation, nothing has ever been forthcoming. A rip-off. We also had to wait 1/2hr for a take-out !
I selected the Sooke Harbour House for a low key celebration of my wife's birthday. Fixed menu was well balanced and food was excellent, and meat portions (Muscovy duck & elk tenderloin slices) were large and perfectly prepared. We found the ambiance pleasing, practically the same as on our previous visits. The service was unobtrusive and we welcomed the fact that the maitre d' forgot a free bottle of excellent wine that he brought to toast the Canada Day. I have to confess that we were not ashamed to pour ourselves more wine than we were supposed to.It was a nice evening.
I have to admit that it has been many years since I last ate here, so I may have missed the period when the two previous not-so-great reviews were written. However, I have eaten here a total of 4 or 5 times since I first came here some 17 to 20 years ago, and every time, I and my family have had a most enjoyable dining experience, from the delicious food, to the attentive and courteous service, to the very cosy and comfortable setting with a great view. The cuisine is always creative, using local ingredients (especially the veggies and edible flowers that they grow on site), and really satisfies the taste buds. Although the price is not cheap, you get what you pay for. The wine selection, too, though a bit on the expensive side, is wonderful. The only drawback is that the place is a bit out of the way, and if you want to take the last ferry back to Vancouver, you will have to start eating early and eat quickly, which defeats the purpose of going to a restaurant with such a relaxing, cosy, and beautiful setting. Best is if you stay overnight, if not at this beautiful boutique hotel, then at another one nearby or in Victoria.
My wife and I and a few of our friends were riding our motorcycles on the loop from Victoria to Duncan out to Port Renfrew and then back to Victoria. We decided to stop along the way for a coffee and pastry at the Little Vienna Bakery Cafe in Sooke. It's located at 6726 West Coast Road and is easy access directly off of highway 14 into a large, nicely paved parking lot....important for motorcyclists! We were hooked as soon as we walked in because of the smell of fresh bread. They have a bunch of different sandwiches and soups for lunch, and two display cabinets full of incredible looking cakes and pastries. We ordered a bunch of cappuccino's and some desserts.....apple strudels, schnecke's, muffins, mille feuilles and kaiser kuchen. I had the Mille Feuilles and it was unbelievably good......authentic just like when were travelling in Europe and had some. We met the owner Michael, and were thrilled to find out him and his wife Susan were also motorcyclists. Michael rides a Ducati and Susan has a Kawasaki. Anyhow, the food, service and inside of the bakery were all great. We stuffed our saddlebags and top-cases with fresh breads, cheezes and balsamic vinegars that they also sell there and headed home to Victoria.
They also have a great big deck outside surrounded by gardens which will be a great place to sit once the weather warms up a bit......we'll be back and will recommend the Little Vienna Bakery Cafe to our friends.
This is a definite stop for anyone travelling through Sooke......its worth the trip!
I have been to The Edge restaurant many times now and always feel I had a fantastic dinner by Eddy the chef. His 5 for 50$ will not disappoint. My best high end style meals in Victoria have been at this restaurant. Atmosphere is very laid back but wow the food is good. I compare the food level to Cafe Brio, Zambri etc and in my opinion this place passes them all hands down. It is worth the drive to Sooke for the 5 for $50.
Me and my friends are from Vancouver. We weren't sure where to have dinner so we asked our B & B owner where we should go. So he told us to go to Stone Pipe Grill. The food is fabulous and fresh. We all loved the environment and the wine was awesome. Paired well with the food that we ordered.
The next day, we came to check out the lunch, and I say, it's as good as the dinner we had.
2 thumbs up~!