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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“souffle” (5 reviews)
“carpaccio” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
163 First St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank nancyisforeverfit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank kweenbee3 G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

Thank greggm650
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Food and drink was good. Was a good time for all. Little pricey but atmosphere was great. Would recommend as a good place to visit.

Thank leo g
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

While visiting the area we found this place and we had a really good meal. We ordered the ling cod and the pasta putanesca. Both dishes were delicious. Service was excellent. Highly recommend it!!

Thank bombero15
Reviewed 13 July 2018

You have to really want to splurge to have lunch here. Don't get me wrong! It was lovely and delicious and an excellent experience. It seems that since Hudson left Hudson's, the quality and recipes remain top quality. It is a beautifully appointed restaurant with...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Returned to have brunch with my husband after an extremely impressive business lunch last week. LOVE everything about this place. Food, service, atmosphere, etiquette, was all top notch. The chef trained at the Stratford Chef School - one of the best in the country. Hudson's...More

Thank KidVic
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9 April 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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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