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Masthead Restaurant

1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (26 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was looking forward to my dinner with my work colleagues last Wednesday December 5th. We were the first to arrive as the restaurant opened at 5 pm and were seated promptly. The atmosphere was lovely and we were quite excited about our night out....More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Moira S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience at the Masthead Restaurant in more ways than one! The food was amazing, the service was really good and the view of the harbour is a nice added bonus. Would highly recommend this great restaurant when you're in Cowichan Bay.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dalry1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the Masthead delivered a wonderful feast paired with Averill Creek 2015 Pinot Noir. The table prepared Caesar salad, roast duck and local tuna were exceptional. The chocolate cake finished a superb meal. And the service was very professional and engaging. Of course the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dwits
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were out for a drive and decided to try the Masthead. The inside is dated with some areas for improvement. The service was what we were to expect, for only having one waitress on due to a scheduling problem. Our waitress...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank icicle12
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Fine dining in charming heritage building facing the water. Attentive service and generous well-made martinis customized to our preferences without complaint. Of the many choices, we shared a scallop and wild mushroom risotto appetizer and a halibut entree. Other than a little grit in a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hilary M
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Four of us came here for an evening meal. The atmosphere and setting is very lovely and the choice of food on the menu was excellent. I, being a vegetarian asked what would they recommend and they did me a very special meal which wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gerard O
Reviewed October 5, 2018

had an exceptional meals at the Masthead, there were 5 of us and each thoroughly enjoyed what we had. starting with delicious bread served with honey butter, I had filet mignon, done to perfection with a stilton cheese mash and of course the variety of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hunco
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The staff was excellent, the food well prepared and well served. We were offered excellent seats with a beautiful view. It was maybe a touch overpriced but for a treat, it fits the bill.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brunodog12
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Ate a wonderful dinner on the deck overlooking the bay, houseboats ... gorgeous views. The restaurant is a tad ‘old school’, maybe traditional is a better word. The service is great, from the hostess to the three servers who took care of everything. Along with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We sat on the deck which has a wonderful view of the marina and ocean. Very pleasant (although the kitchen exhaust fan is very very loud). If you prefer indoors, the ambience was nice, a tad on the low light side. We shared a 3...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sunshinecoast2011
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Leslie G
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to go tk their website I am afraid for this. For a fun experience you can take a boat shuttle called Greylag Tours back and forth to the restaurant from Genoa Bay or Cowichan Bay to the restaurant.
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Dixie S | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for Supper starting at 5 pm. You will not be disappointed. You find it very relaxing so in reality it is a dining experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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