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Masthead Restaurant

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1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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Duncan, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the summer you can sit out side and watch Cowichan Bay from the seaside restaurant . Great food, great service. I lke going here to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion .

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Port Alberni
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

There was a group of 25 of us. The atmosphere was elegant and inviting. Unfortunately we were positioned in the middle so didn't get a chance to have the view. For a bigger group it was harder to socialize as we were separated into different tables and were right in the pathway of the servers. It would have been nice... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is our go to for Valentines Day, Anniversary, birthdays etc. We are locals and highly recommend it.

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Thank Heather M
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Two couples enjoyed a lovely evening at the Masthead Restaurant. The ambience and décor really is beautiful and relaxing. Having a view of Cowichan Bay is an extra bonus! We started with cocktails and fresh oysters which were delicious. 4 oysters on the half shell with a pomegranate soy glaze and tabasco jelly for $11.95. There was a December Table... More 

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Thank Laurene M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband and I took my parents to the Masthead for dessert on my mom's birthday. The decor was cute, and we loved the comfy chairs. We shared banana fosters flambe, which they make at your table, and the callebaut chocolate cake. We look forward to visiting again!

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Thank Hayley H
Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and service excellent. Scallops cooked perfectly, and fillet was top notch. Very highly recommended. Prices very reasonable for the quality of food and service.

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Thank JoeFordMan16
Vancouver Island, Canada
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing! We had a wonderful dinner. When we first arrived we were the only ones in the restaurant. It was very peaceful! An hour later, there were more people there and it got fairly loud, but that is to be expected. Will definitely return.

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Thank Jenny54321
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place to go for a birthday or special event! I always take my guest here when visiting

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Thank Mallory H
Cobble Hill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I have been here a few times, the food is very good but the decor needs a pick me up. Staff are very friendly

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Thank MPalmer2013
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Birthday supper at our fav restaurant! Both of us ordered our Filet Mignon Chicago style - Rare. Awesome - Done Perfectly - Well Presented. Chef Martin bests or rivals any of the finer restaurants we have been to in Toronto, Vancouver or LA. The French Onion Soup was also to die for. Lovely atmosphere, quiet, sophisticated, intimate, wonderful views -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-3714

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?