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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“fish cakes” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
163 First St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in a historic house on a quiet street, a perfect place to meet. Various rooms are set up beautifully, keeping the ambiance of the historic charm. We were there for brunch, lovely menu, even finding something for my 91 year old father in law!...More

Thank Casey1
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We had a very special dining experience at Hudson's last night. The flavours, textures and presentations in the 5 course tasting menu was absolutely sublime, wine pairings were wonderful, service and timing impeccable and not a spot, streak or fingerprint to be seen at the...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Intimate dining in comfortable surroundings. The renovated building retains many of its original features and the decor is accentuated with works from local artisans. Menu ingredients are regionally sourced and the chef presented flavourful dishes that satisfied our taste buds completely. We enjoyed a relaxed...More

Thank susang5150
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The classy heritage charm of this restaurant is unique for the area. I’ve always had an amazing meal and recommend this place to all my family and friends when they visit. I’ve had brunch with my girlfriends, dinners with a friends and i’m never disappointed....More

Thank Chelsey T
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I went for lunch after a year of hearing how amazing it was. Cue the wha whaa. Server was VERY distracted. Waited 15 min for drunk order to be taken and another 15 min for actual drinks. There were only 4 tables...More

Thank CostaRicacrazy
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Well, it was supposed to be.......... We had been saving a gift certificate for a special occasion and we chose Valentine's Day to visit this top rated local restaurant. We maybe should have thought to have checked, but we were surprised to find that we...More

Thank brainsby
Reviewed 29 January 2018

My husband and I had a lovely dinner for two on Saturday evening. The service was just a little slow to begin with but our server made up for it once we ordered. A great wine list with a lot of BC wines, which was...More

1  Thank Deb E
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

So much delicious food it was difficult to decide !!! Three course luncheon was superb from start to finish . Prompt and efficient service although it could have been a bit friendlier. I will definitely return ! The hardest thing about Hudson’s is not to...More

Thank Eliz29-12
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed another terrific meal - you MUST try this soup. We really enjoyed the short ribs and those amazing brussels sprouts and chantrelles, the canneloni and of course the crispy, creamy polenta cubes. The service was outstanding, as always!

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We went for lunch and it was just delicious, service was superb and the decor was a delight. Highly recommend!

Thank Carol B
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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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