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Hudson's on First

163 First St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R1, Canada
+1 250-597-0066
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“souffle” (5 reviews)
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
163 First St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Duncan. The owner Andrea treated my group from work like family. We will be returning for our Christmas lunch, and spoke to her about doing a client presentation there too because the spot is so beautiful! The food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went in for the happy hour beautiful decor we were the only table in the place .. waited 1/2 hour for an extremely tiny very unappealing charcuterie board. Have never been served such a disappointing display. A small piece of cauliflower...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aco0unts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here a couple of years ago and were quite impressed with the food and excellent service.. Three of us went again on a Saturday night. Lovely converted house. Very few tables were occupied. The food was excellent, but expect smaller portions than the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sightseer67346972148
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food is alright A bit pricey for what you get It’s funny you go to a restaurant like this and people think that they are needing to act snoby or what their nose in the air I mean it was all right I was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Great food, location & service. Lovely atmosphere. Good value for the whole package. Inside and patio seating options.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank nancyisforeverfit
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve been two other times to Hudson’s on First and haven’t been pleased. Today we decided to go and try brunch based on a recommendation. Unfortunately this will be our last attempt at going here. We were the only customers for brunch at opening time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank kweenbee3 G
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We recently had lunch at Hudson's on First. We agreed that the restaurant itself was visually terrific, as was the service, but the food, although fine, was overpriced. Go for the ambience and the service, but not for an amazing meal. Of course, one meal...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judy N
Reviewed 19 August 2018

My husband and I went for dinner and I mussels, which I order, whenever I see them on the menu. This plate included french fries which I thought a bit odd. When I asked about it the waitress was a little snobby and said they...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Debby S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a fantastic meal and the server was very helpful! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a unique dining experience!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Hudson’s is located in a beautiful Victorian home. The restaurant has impeccable food and considered a gourmet experience for dinner. We have done the tasting menu many times and never been disappointed. They source local ingredients with everything being fresh. If oysters are on the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank greggm650
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Response from Laurel P | Reviewed this property |
Why not? Good customer service should be provided regardless. You should call for reservation to be sure of table and timing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 First St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-0066
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Description
At Hudson's On First, we strive to offer Michelin Star service without the pretension, while serving the freshest ingredients in the most interesting ways, consistently without expectation, to those who love us and those who have yet to know us. We are proud to offer made from scratch cooking using wholesome West Coast ingredients influenced by modern European cuisine. We source organic and locally whenever possible. Dining at Hudson's On First is elegant yet comfortable and set in a beautifully restored 110 year old Heritage building. From the selection of ingredients to the blend of flavours and artistry on the plate, our passion for food is evident in every detail. We invite you to experience your escape on an unforgettable culinary retreat through extraordinary cuisine paired with warm attentive service. Owner Andrea Hudson is Vancouver Island raised and is formally trained and educated in Hospitality Management. She is passonate about her community, wine, food and the attention to details. Andrea and her team are thrilled to be calling the Cowichan Valley home and sharing our experience with you.
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