Here are some of the places we ate:
Coast-great service, pacing of course was just right, food excellent. We sat upstairs at a table that overlooked the first level. Noise level may be a little loud for some but we weren't bothered by it. Nice vibe. We would return
Cioppino's-We went on a Friday evening for a 8pm dinner and there were open tables so why did our meal end by 9:15? We had a nice bottle of wine and the food was good. I don't think it was worth the money. The atmosphere didn't seem very welcoming. Would not return
The noodle box for lunch-simple, casual, and tasty.
Sooke Harbour House-What can I say, beautiful location, great table, service and food impeccable. Ironically bill was less than Cioppino's. Definitely would return.
Red Fish Blue Fish-delicious fish and chips. Would return.
The Stick. Coffee House (Sooke)-good coffee and lunch items. Funky atmosphere and people. Would return.
Brasserie L'ecole-went on Saturday night, just walked in, didn't have to wait. Good food, service and atmosphere. Would return, in fact considered going a second night but instead.......
based on reviews from Trip Adviser my DH wanted to try Pescatores. It was horrible; dirty bathrooms and menus. Food terrible, service very inconsistent and it wasn't cheap. I implore you to go to Mc Donald's for a fish filet sandwich before I would say to venture to this place.
I told my DH that I prefer to only rely on chowhound recs in the future.