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Where to Find Holiday Menus in Cowichan

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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.

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.


  • November 20 to December 23: Every day – 11am to 8pm 
  • Christmas Eve (December 24): 11am to 4pm
  • Christmas Day (December 25): CLOSED
  • December 26 – January 3: Every day – 11am to 8pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 11am to 9pm with ticketed dinner seatings at 5:00pm & 7:15pm

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

Holiday Menu

  • a 4-course optional menu
  • Available until December 19th
  • $65 per person + $35 for wine pairing
  • View the menu HERE

Christmas and New Year’s Menu

  • Christmas Dinner On the GO! All dishes are ready for the oven.
  • Prime Rib Night, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23 and 30th!
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner – Multi Course offering with optional wine pairings
  • View the menus HERE

The Christmas menu MUST be pre-ordered by December 19thth so be sure to call ahead to get yours in.

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 preparing away festive drinks and snacks throughout the evening. Ring in the new year on the shores of picturesque Mill Bay. To book at table, please call 778.356.3568.

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 and make your reservation HERE

New Year’s Eve

Ring In The New Year With Your Choice of 3 Course For $86 Or 4 Course For $99 Per Person incl. bread, amuse bouche and petit four

View the menu and make your reservation HERE

genoa bay cafe

Seared tuna

Genoa Bay Cafe will be open New Year’s Eve for dinner or eat at home options! Reservations are required by calling 250-746-7621.

View the menus HERE.

The Old firehouse Wine & cocktail bar

Ring in the New Year with The Old Firehall Wine & Cocktail Bar for a special celebration!

$100 per person. Includes 5 courses + amuse bouche

Dinner reservations available from 5pm to 8pm.

View menus and make reservations HERE

malahat chalet

The Malahat Chalet will be open December 22nd 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 and offering a Christmas Take Home dinner. 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
  • New Years Breakfast Buffet menu also available HERE

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

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