Where to Find New Year’s Eve Dinner in Cowichan

New Year’s Eve menus to help you celebrate the season in Cowichan

With smaller celebrations this year, many Cowichan restaurants will be offering special menus and hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! If you need to alleviate some stress and have some else do the cooking so you can relax and enjoy some local flavours, these Cowichan restaurants have got you covered! Below you’ll find delectable menus for brunch and dinner to help you celebrate the season.

Unsworth vineyards and restaurant

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant will be open for New Year’s Eve with a special Pre Fixe menu! Executive Chef Maartyn Hoogeveen has created a wonderful 5 course menu to welcome in 2021 with delectable items such as Pan Seared Rack of Lamb.

  • $85 for the 5 course menu + $35 for wine pairings.
  • Seatings at 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm – seating is very limited so call 250-929-2292 ext 1 to reserve.

View the menu HERE.

Merridale cidery & distillery

Merridale Cidery and Distillery will be offering a special Holiday Tasting Menu for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! View the Holiday Menu HERE.


  • Daily 11am – 8pm until January 3
  • Christmas Eve 11am – 4pm
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve 11am – 9pm

The popular Christmas decorations will be up until January 3rd, so be sure to check them out before or after your meal.

Farm Table Inn

Farm Table Inn is offering two separate menus for the Holidays! They will also be open on Christmas Day for select seating.

Holiday Menu

  • a 4-course optional menu
  • Available until December 20th
  • $55 per person + $35 for wine pairing
  • View the menu HERE

Christmas Menu

  • December 24th– CLOSED, December 25th 26th – OPEN from 4pm, December 27th – OPEN from 5pm, December 31st – OPEN from 5pm
  • A 3-course optional menu with an amuse and bread serving
  • $65 per person + $35 for wine pairing
  • View the menu HERE

Both the Holiday and Christmas menu are available for takeout as well! The Chistmas menu MUST be pre-ordered by December 20th so be sure to call ahead to get yours in.

The ainslie

The Ainslie will be open Christmas Eve for a Festive Brunch from 11am-3pm, and New Years Eve from 5pm-Close.

A Chef’s Experience – for the holidays we are offering a 3-course meal for a smaller more intimate gathering. (48 hours’ notice required)
Christmas Eve – we will be open from 11-3 and will be offering a special Holiday Brunch menu for the occasion, take out available as well.  
New Year’s Eve – Special 5 course menu with pairing options will be available for dinner starting at 5:00, reservations are necessary. 

Takeout options will be available for the Chef’s experience as well as New Year’s Eve, but 48 hours’ notice is required. There is also 10% off on any alcohol products purchased to go with your takeout.

Reservations are strongly recommended and New Years Eve will sell out fast! View the menus and make your bookings HERE.

Bridgemans bistro

Bridgemans Bistro in Mill Bay will be open on New Year’s Eve with a special limited menu courtesy of their Executive Chef. Reservations open at 5pm and they’ll be giving away festive drinks and snacks throughout the evening. Ring in the new year on the shores of picturesque Mill Bay.

alpina restaurant at the villa eyrie resort


Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day as well as New Year’s Eve with a delectable 7-course menu!

Holiday Menu

  • $65 per person with pairing options available
  • View the menu HERE

New Year’s Eve

  • $189 per person with sparkling options available
  • View the menu HERE

genoa bay cafe

Seared tuna

Genoa Bay Cafe will be open New Year’s Eve for a 4-course dinner with timed seating at 5pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:00pm ONLY. Reservations are required by calling 250-746-7621.

View the menu HERE.

The restaurant will also be open for regular service from 12-8 New Year’s Day.

hattie’s farm to table

Hattie’s Farm to Table will be open New Year’s Eve for a special celebration! The menu will extend to January 1st and 2nd as well to allow for for spacing and time to celebrate a new year.

New Year’s Eve

  • Two price points: $80 per person or $120 per person
  • Glass of bubbly included
  • View the menu HERE

malahat chalet

The Malahat Chalet will be open December 23rd for a Community Christmas Buffet! Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings. They ask that you please help to observe social distancing by calling ahead to book your table. View the details HERE.

They will also be open on New Year’s Eve with a 3-course menu and. a glass of bubbly for $55 per person. View the menu HERE.

satellite bar & grille at arbutus ridge

The Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Brunch on New Year’s Day is available from 9am-11am. View the menu HERE.

New Year’s Eve

  • 3-course dinner menu
  • $50 per person with pairing options available
  • View the menu HERE

We hope this guide will help you find some new and fun ways to celebrate the season!

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