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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few months ago we asked the owner of the The Masthead, Denise, if we could get married in her restaurant. We planned everything and had a bunch of friends also book tables filling the restaurant to 90%. There were 3 other tables there that were not part of our wedding. After the 5 minute ceremony, Denise came to take... More 

2 Thank jana J
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Discovered this wonderful venue by pure accident when staying nearby, how lucky we were. Warm and welcoming staff followed up by beautifully prepared and presented food make this place a must if your in the area. Take a look at the menu it really is worth a visit.

Thank marklou32
Duncan, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 .

Thank paddleb0at
Port Alberni
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rena J
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank Heather M
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Laurene M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 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!

Thank Hayley H
Langley, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 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.

Thank JoeFordMan16
Vancouver Island, Canada
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Jenny54321
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank Mallory H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?