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“Maybe a 5, maybe a 4, but very good either way”

Masthead Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We had the price fixe, which is rare for us. And we were glad we did. The choices were all interesting and each dish was a happy event. We will return regularly. Decent wine list, some excellent selections and reasonably priced. Service also good. We will return.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Masthead is our go to restaurant for special occasions; we've been going here for years.
We were a little concerned on Saturday night, as we had heard rumours of changes. It's true that the owner hasn't been there the last two times but it turns out everything is just fine.
We were warmly greeted by Dean, who, as he says, loves his job. Dean made sure we were happy at all times and when we mentioned that one of our party was having his birthday, Dean made sure to make a fuss about it. The piano and base player do Happy Birthday very well and the whole restaurant burst into song. Thank you Dean.
The food, of course, is excellent and may even have gotten better. It's all as fresh as possible and expertly prepared by the chef.
My new favourite is the braised beef poutine, made with gnocchi instead of fries. Yummy.

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was definitely a first class restaurant. Service was superb. The food was delicious. We had a lovely view of the harbor. Reservations are highly recommended.

Thank kaverydavis
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have eaten st the Masthead many times. It's a restaurant that welcomes you off the boat with your jeans on and dressed up for a special dinner. Food is always first class, fresh, local and beautifully plated. The service is excellent. caring and thoughtful.
A little expensive but always delivers!

Thank Kim R
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Not much more to say really. Highly enjoyable.

The room was busy for a Wednesday. Speaking of the "room", it is the nicest in the Cowichan Valley in our opinion. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The mains being ribs and seafood pasta were great as were the appies. The fine food offerings were matched by the excellent service! Thank you, Dean/Charlize (sp?).

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