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Masthead Restaurant

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Canadian, Seafood
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1705 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-748-3714
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

December 7. Just found out that an error was made for our annual Christmas party for 10 people. We had booked for December 10 and they had us booked for December 8. They say they can't do anything. Sad to find out on short notice when I booked weeks in advance.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our last meal in Canada. This lovely old building was a great setting for a romantic meal, over good wine and excellent food. We did notice that meals were eaten quite early so we did end our meal with quite an empty restaurant. But this did not detract. One of the more expensive meals we had in Canada... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have never been to the masthead a few times now and have never been disappointed. The food is always fantastic. We went there on Sunday, and by far was the best meal we have ever had. Service was excellent, the server could have been friendlier though. She didn't seem impressed with the 19% tip we gave... More 

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Vancouver Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Masthead a couple of times now and both times it was awesome. Both times we were not disappointed with anything we ordered it all tasted amazing. This is a more upscale restaurant and the prices reflect that but if your after a very enjoyable evening its well worth it. You get what you pay for.... More 

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely experience from start to finish. The service was exceptional, the meal delicious, and the atmosphere lovely. We are looking forward to going again soon!

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Vancouver Island
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently celebrated a milestone event with a lovely dinner at the Masthead. The service was excellent from start to finish and the meal was delicious. We enjoyed the ambience with the lovely glassware twinkling around the windows, enough light to see what we were eating but dimmed enough to make it nice. The halibut was delicious and our guests... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with my wife and was pleasantly surprised by the nice food and great ambience! The dessert milk and cookies was a nice surprise!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Masthead aims for the top of the market, fine dining experience, and by those standards is only average. The filet mignon steaks my wife and daughter had were good, but I was disappointed with the rib eye, rather tough and drowned in too much brown sauce. Service was quite good although it felt as though one member of the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant continues to offer a good experience to diners - we have been on several occasions and have not been disappointed. Saturday nights are special as they have live jazz and this makes it a great spot for a celebration or group dinner.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were part of group who had a dinner with wine pairings. It was a set dinner with hors d'oeuvres and three courses to follow. The starter was Peppered Panko Scallops, flowed with Smoke Cured Pan Seared Duck Breast and finished with Goat Cheese and Pink Peppercorn Cheesecake. The wine pairings were well suited to the dish. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?