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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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
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Reviews (231)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scallops and risotto, mussels, prawns and tagliatelle pasta.... excellent! Tough cut of rib eye and the other steak was underdone. Asked to finish our cocktails before appies served but that was ignored. A patron played the grand piano - clearly talented but SO LOUD! The...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay so I am a foodie. This restaurant has some skill in the kitchen. Is it expensive? Yes! Is it worth it? Yes! Caesar salad made at the table is a classic art and it works for me. Beautiful cut of steak cooked perfectly with...More

1  Thank Lloyd J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has tasteful decor. It offers a beautiful view of the Cowichan Bay marina and area. The servers are respectful and attentive. Entrees range in price from $20 (vegan crisp lentil and roasted vegetable cake) to $35 (bacon wrapped Alberta filet mignon). Interestingly, the...More

Thank Moochie-La-La
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time eating here and were blown away again at the unbelieveable food. Service was excellent, the view of the bay, beautiful. This is a classy and simply divine restaurant. Will definitely be back!!

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always order the off the special menu and are always super happy with the whole dining experience. I have referred friends here and they were all extremely impressed. Dinner and wine at The Masthead is where we go to celebrate special events or even...More

Thank Mary-lynne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, this place has a lovely view, but get there early as it will fill up and you might not get the perfect view of the bay. The service is good to mediocre. They are a bit short handed and you can tell.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know if it was Mother's Day or what but half a duck breast, ¼ teaspoon of demi-glacé, 1 tablespoon of red cabbage and a single chive is not worth almost $34, even if it was perfectly cooked and came with a bowl of...More

1  Thank QueenoftheBorg
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, but not receptive to bringing your own wine (in a wine region, which is a little weird), and a little pompous for service. Also, some local dishes not available, which was not mentioned when seated. Caesar salad was very good. The butter had...More

1  Thank LoveToTravel255068
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had dinner in April and chose the monthly special. It was 3 courses. The roasted red pepper and tomato bisque was excellent. This was followed by ribs which were tender and fell off the bone. The dessert was also very good and attractively presented.

Thank SeeDee
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The restaurant has a wonderful view and the food is excellent. They even accommodated a special request. Excellent 3 course special for $33.

Thank Fschmuck
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the table menu for May please?
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.
Are they open for lunch? What are the opening and closing times?
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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