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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 good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (24 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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51 - 60 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a lovely dinner in honor of our 45th Anniversary. We were both very pleased with the service and the food--especially the Seafood Linquine. The restaurant also has a very nice ambience with the sparkling glassware and the beautiful view.

Thank Cherie N
Reviewed 30 August 2016

well, actually we have been three times in a short period of time- its that good! on our first visit we were lucky enough to have a power failure- which was fine as the chef cooks with gas but the lights from the many many...More

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not many places will make a Caesar salad at your table, but they do it here and it's good. The salad along with a couple of appetizers (scallops and crab cakes) left room for dessert. Recommended.

Thank Kitsilano
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Lovely Environment, Lovely Menu, Lovely Whine chart, Civilized Service, Lovely View of the Bay. Not Cheap but Lovely.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Visiting from Vancouver where we live in Yaletown and have, therefore, a well developed taste for good food. We did wonder what we might get at this place but we were very pleasantly surprised. Both the cold soup (cucumber and avocado) and the home made...More

Thank bromovancouver
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We are so glad we choose to go to the Masthead as the atmosphere was great as was the service and the food was superb. Trish was taken back with the wonderful chicken and I enjoyed the lamb. Topped off with a local recommended wine,...More

Thank Rudi W
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been wanting to dine here for a number of years, as we had heard positive things about the Masthead. The food was good, not memorable but good. Customer service was terrible. It seemed to us that the wait staff are...More

1  Thank HappyY0gi
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Four of us dined on a Monday night. This is the only restaurant in Cowichan Bay which offers fine dining, as opposed varying standards of "pub food". Between us we sampled the lamb shanks, sockeye salmon, chicken and various appetizers, all of which were excellent....More

Thank 123Phil
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Ate here last night with a small group of middle aged cycling friends. It could not have been better. This is a classic seaside restaurant and everything was done right, plus the view is something out of a novel. No need to break the bank...More

Thank jlemar
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a luxurious dinner on the patio of this fine restaurant. The view was lovely, the service was great (very attentive) and the food was delicious. A great place to go for a special occassion or just...More

Thank AVT T
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25 May 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.
6 July 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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