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Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

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4.1
103 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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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Brett Nuttall

  • Neighbourhood

    Mill Bay

  • Cross Street

    3515 Telegraph Road

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 103 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. S

    Solewoman

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    Vegetables were rather overcooked and a bit tasteless

  2. SN

    ShelleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a lovely quiet place to have a great dinner with friends. Service and food was amazing! Will return

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our original day was canceled due to the Malahat closure/backup. Our server was amazing!! Beautiful sunset and delicious food. Thank you.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and good company

  5. PH

    PegH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    Great service, terrible food. Only two tables and they couldn’t manage to serve a hot dinner. My guess, prime rib dinner was precooked and microwaved. No wonder there were only two tables on a Saturday night! Definitely wouldn’t recommend.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Server was very good kept checking on us good job. I was so thrilled to see new chairs way more comfortable and easier to sit on not so low. Thanks for doing that.

  7. EK

    ElissaK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant does the BEST Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.. we go back year after year. And the views over the ocean and surrounding mountains are spectacular. Safety protocols are followed perfectly, with proof of vaccination required and all staff in masks.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    All good enjoyed our evening

  9. NM

    NMAB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Had the prime rib special and it was horrible. Seemed like it was microwaved 3 times before being served and our cutlery was dirty.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All was good enjoyed it very much . Think Serena was just very friendly.

  11. PD

    PauletteD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The restaurant location and view is lovely. However, it seemed somewhat understaffed (which is an ongoing problem due to Covid I understand). Consequently the service wasn't quite up to scratch, although the staff did their best.

  12. N

    Nicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fantastic and staff is always friendly and helpful!

  13. D

    Dennis

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The steak was undercooked, full of gristle, the room dingy, service mediocre, not the best experience.

  14. G

    Glenn

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great experience, not too crowded. Our waitress was cheerful and attentive. food was good, can't say we have ever had bad food here.

  15. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Service is GR8!!!

  16. JB

    JimB

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience2

    Our server basically disappeared on us - she did not bring the meals, never came back to ask how the meal was and was nowhere to be seen when we wanted to pay. Finally, another server sent her over. Food was great.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome, as always.

  18. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The prime rib dinner special was absolutely perfect. Sarah, the head server, noted that we had a guest with a birthday, and sweetly brought a dessert with a lit candle to the table, where we sang. That was so thoughtful and nice. thanks, Heather Wilson

  19. BM

    BarryM

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are working our way through the entire menu... All good so far..

  20. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tables on the deck are separated at the perfect space for some privacy, the views are splendid and the food was awesome. We're definitely going back.

  21. RT

    RossT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The view is fabulous, overlooking Saltspring island and Satellite channel. Came for lunch and the food is pretty good. The golf carts below were being serviced and they all took turns backing up and sounding off a warning alert which was really annoying coupled with the generator of the power washer. I’m not a golfer but maybe golfers wouldn’t mind this noise. My recommendation would be to sit on the far side which maximizes the view and is far enough away from the golf cart fracas.

  22. IC

    ItalianCougar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    I had their special and although very tasty it had been reheated and was not fresh, therefore some food items were just lukewarm and terribly overdone. For the price |I expected a fresh dinner, not reheated

  23. BM

    BarryM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It remains our favourite place near home... great view. very spacious feel, some sports on the tv's if you want. good beer and wine selections. Had the prime rib done the way we wanted..

  24. SK

    ScottK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Short staffed kitchen and disorganized wait staff.fish and chips pretty good

  25. SH

    SuchaH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food was good but steak was not cooked as requested. I am long time Patton

  26. B

    Billykid

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The Ruben sandwich with Caesar salad was excellent.

  27. w

    wayneb

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    My 'turkey club' turkey meat was refrigerator cold.

  28. JB

    JimB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Only thing missing was A/C. Service was great, food was delish & view was outstanding.

  29. CR

    CarolR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Unfortunately the weather was extremely hot so the air conditioning was limited. The staff remaind very polite and professiona.l

  30. KF

    KathrynF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We sat snd watched 3 tables receive their meals long before we did and those tables arrived 15-30 mins after we did.

  31. CR

    CarolR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always enjoyable! Great place to go with the air conditioning.

  32. SS

    SSCANDIDE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very good food and service at a moderate price with an outstanding view

  33. JL

    JackL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely views. Good food great value. Social distance observed.

  34. A

    Avontuur

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great to catch up with family after Covid

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good was good, service was excellent as always. Just found it louder than normal

  36. BM

    BarryM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was Diner's Night with 2 x 2 course specials... Cordonbleau or Perogies... we had one of each and were very happy with both. Service was perfect as usual

  37. JB

    JohnB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried a new menu item: Chicken Masala. It was brilliant. Topped it off with a shared chocolate lava cake which made for a memorable meal.

  38. S

    Spud

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    had a great waitress, very friendly and accomodating. The drinks were great and the halibut dinner and salad were excellent. Had not been for awhile so was impressed. Will be nice once things open up so we can bring guests with us.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always

  40. LB

    LorraineB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best place in the valley for Covid practices.

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Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is rated 4.1 stars by 103 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

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

3515 Telegraph Rd Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brett Nuttall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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