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Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Cobble Hill, BC

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

4.2
4.2
184 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill, amongst some of Vancouver Island’s finest wineries and the Cowichan Valley’s only Cidery. The restaurant is a 40-minute drive north from Victoria and south from Nanaimo. It is only 10 minutes south of the cultural city of Duncan. The terrifically scenic drive to Arbutus Ridge should prepare you for some of the views and pure natural charm awaiting you at the golf club.
The Satellite Bar & Grille boasts captivating views of the Satellite Channel from one of BC’s Most Scenic Patio. Guests will enjoy a variety of dishes using local food from the surrounding area, prepared by Executive Chef Brett Nuttall and his Team. The handsome glass-fronted clubhouse juts over a hill overlooking the 18th green and provides ocean, island and mountain views. We welcome your next visit to the Satellite Bar & Grille.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 743-5100 ext. 2
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Schedel
  • Neighbourhood
    Mill Bay
  • Cross Street
    3515 Telegraph Road
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

184 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I wouldn't recommend the nachos - they were poor. Though fellow diners had the hamburger and it was very good.

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  2. Patrick

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to this restaurant several times in the past three years, returning because the service has been very good, the menu selection quite extensive, the food preparation and presentation consistently excellent, and we always felt we were getting good value for fair prices. Our visit three days ago will likely be our last. The menu has been significantly reduced and even some items on the smaller menu were not available. It wasn't that they were sold out, but were explained as a mistake on the menu. Two of the food items we did choose were disappointing. The coq au vin consisted of three small drumsticks, some quite thick sauce and over cooked potato chunks - it wasn't the stew I expected. The Reuben was dried out, perhaps because it spent too much time on the grill, and the amount of smoked beef filling was "sparse". To accompany the smaller menu, prices have understandably increased. Our server was inexperienced, but then again, staff availability and competency seem to have become a common problem in the industry. It almost seems as if the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club wishes its facility to move away from providing a good restaurant experience (good food, good service, fair pricing in a spectacular location) to become a mediocre experience (still in a spectacular location). Perhaps I expect too much. After all, the eating area's name is Satellite Bar and Grille so I should realistically expect bar and grill(e) food, but the rub is that there are a number of pubs with spectacular views in the Cowichan Valley that have great food and service for reasonable prices. We'll now go there.

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  3. CarrieH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with the meal and the service. We had not been to this restaurant for a year because of disappointment with the last experience so were very pleased to see the improvements. We will definitely go back.

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  4. LeslieH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would recommend, party of 10, everyone very satisfied with their dinners

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  5. RobertP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This review is for breakfast today, February 25, 2024. We all know that the cost of living has increased over the past years and we do understand that with increased costs as well as wages, the price on restaurant meals will have to increase. But....when you increase your price and then reduce what is on the plate that was there before... to find out now, that breakfast is served with only 1 piece of toast...and that extra piece will now cost. You really begin to feel that you are being nicked and dimed. There will be price point where consumers will reconsider their options for dining out. We have always enjoyed going to the Satellite Bar & Grill for dinner and for breakfast. However, we will now think twice about going there for breakfast again. There are other restaurant alternatives with better prices and food choices.

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  6. TeresaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is ok, nothing very exciting. Good for a small town.

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  7. PhlyinPhil

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a pleasant, quiet atmosphere! It was too dark already to enjoy the view, but parking was easy, and we were welcomed immediately upon entering. The menu offered some variety and a good selection of wines. We had a sirloin beautifully served at a bargain ($22) and a local Pinot Grigio. Because it was Sunday night there was no selection of desserts, but the cheesecake was excellent.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at the restaurant only to find that they had put a hold on all reservations including this app….. they are having staffing issues just like all the other restaurants and due to that it is day by day if the restaurant is open so luckily our one of our favorite waitress was there, but not sure I will trust the app to make further reservations

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  9. PamB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband ordered Prime Rib medium rare and received well done. No one came anywhere near us to ask how our food was until we were nearly done! Apparently the server was busy with other tables, so the hostess advised us. A small credit was issued on the bill. Overall very disappointed with the experience. pam.bar@telus.net

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  10. CelyH

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is so lovely, the view is unbeatable and the best place to watch the sunset. They have a great menu ans the food and service is always great!

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  11. Cronkhites

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    That was the best Prime Rib dinner we've had there. The meat portion was more than expected, everything was seasoned very well, and the Yorkshire Pudding was the best I've had. The beans and corn were definitely seasonal. Very fresh. We really enjoyed our meals.

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  12. Eric

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was mediocre, unfortunately. Wasn't bad, wasn't great. The prices were high, 34$ for main entree's, 20$+ for a burger. I got the rueben for 20$ and it was one of the saddest looking reuben's I've ever seen. Basically 2 pieces of toast with a few slices of ... I'm not entirely sure, corned beef, I guess? Reuben's are supposed to be jammed full of corned beef, not 3 or 4 slices, but this a west-coast problem (Montreal we are not), but... the rest of the meal with just mediocre. Great views from the deck...

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  13. SusanF

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food Good view good service From lovely server name starts with A unusual name…

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  14. SandraC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent a relaxing two hours this evening. All enjoyed their various selection of meals and prices were reasonable. The views were superb and the server was exceptional.

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  15. DouglasH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Burger was like chewing on a dried out rubber puck

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  16. GeriA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Satellite has such a beautiful view. Unfortunately the food doesn't match it. We had to send one of our mains(schnitzel) back because it was so over done you couldn't even cut it. Theirs fries are excellent and some of the starters. Unfortunately it is hit and miss with the meals. This could be such a great place to dine.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The attitude on the person (Sophie) who checked us in was so rude. I wanted to leave but my friend said we should stay. The servers look unhappy and just not attentive. It’s a great location and food is good but people have attitude somehow unfortunately.

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  18. ChristineA

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, after eating at Satellite Grill many times for many years, this was a truly disappointing evening. We waited over an hour for food to arrive with no explanation from our server and when we asked about our meal we were only told that our order was in the system. End of explanation. The restaurant was not crowded, When food finally arrived, luckily, my other five family members had no issues with their meals, but my pork was dry and overcooked as were the vegetables. The meal was sent back and we were not charged for it. Hope things improve. I know staff issues may be a problem, but won’t be coming back for a while. Chris Armstrong

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  19. ChrisP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The beef and rice soup was like porridge. Can't you make a more exciting soup for your specials? Also use a real sandwich instead of a wrap. Ceasars salad to large and poor lettuce. A cob salad made from a halve sliced romaine lettuce would be a big improved. Beef dip was excellent. Comments from ex chef.

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  20. SammyH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the satellite lounge and restaurant at Arbutus Ridge. The food, setting and service is always wonderful.

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  21. WendyC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful table views out on the Patio😍 Great menu, enjoyed our selections, best creme Brule ever!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service disappointed and food wasn't up to the usual standards.

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  23. JudyR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was for 12 noon….we did not get our food until 1:30.

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  24. CarylW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch, good schnitzel- will definitely return….

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  25. PeterC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the Cowichan area and the view and ambience excellent.

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  26. AnnaBelle

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, but a) took too long to take order when the place was empty and b) eggs Benny were way over cooked

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  27. HerbQ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our sons birthday. The weather was gorgeous for viewing the beautiful scenery around. Everyone was happy with their choice of meals and desserts, especially our son being surprised by a server bringing him a piece of birthday cake. It was a most enjoyable day taken in on a wonderful location.

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  28. HermanW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger I’ve had in a long time. I highly recommend.

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  29. JerryJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed that the app menu and the menu at the table did not match. Service was friendly and exceptional.

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  30. RobertP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The views are wonderful, the Dining area while a bit stark, is adequate , and well spaced out to allow for quiet conversations with the fireplace a bonus.. The service has always been great, with well trained and efficient staff. The food ( the best part) is enjoyable, arriving for the most part equally to all at the table, and so far, well done and tasty. We have brought some of our friends and recommended others to try it out and all have been pleased.

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  31. JamesN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food available did not match menu, poorly cooked and presented. great service by server. found out during service chef had been fired.

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  32. LeslieH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, dinner was very good, priced right

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  33. Marilyn

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We know we can count on the quality of the food at the Ridge and the service is very good also.

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  34. Nancy

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice quiet ambience, good service and delicious generous portions!!

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  35. BrianM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, View is spectacular. Food item I ordered was a bit sub par but if it had been cooked a couple minutes less it would have been very good

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  36. NanB2

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleased with our meals and seating. Our server was pleasant and good.

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  37. AnnetteG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was disappointing. All 4 of us found something lacking in our meal. The soup was lukewarm. The chicken Caesar wraps were dry, the beef dip bun was poor quality. Our past meals here were always excellent so something has changed since we were here last, which was probably a year ago. We won’t be coming back any time soon. Sorry.

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  38. DennisC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The management made a decision to limit the staff due to cold weather but she got slammed with guests & poor service resulted

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  39. CindyY

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to the Satellite! Friendly staff, good food beautiful atmosphere. It’s a favourite spot and has some new and wonderful menu additions and options

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  40. Skyfall

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Beautiful View but that’s where it ends… Our server was very young but trying her best with a great attitude. The food was bland and unremarkable in every way. We had the chowder and the ribeye which is a cheep cut that could have used much more salt prior to grilling. The green beans were completely over cook. Now I understand why there’s an hour wait at Bridgemen’s and no one at the Satellite… now I know.

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Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is rated 4.2 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    3515 Telegraph Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Mill Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Schedel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
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