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Hilltop Bistro

) #9 of 233 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
+1 250-585-5337
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prix fixe” (8 reviews)
“beet salad” (9 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the Hilltop, we visited a few days ago while holidaying in Nanaimo area. Great food (we had the salmon, and the 9 oz steak frites - both just terrific), and the wait staff were friendly and humorous. Had a table on the deck,...More

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is a little difficult to find even with a satnav, but when you get there, it's a perfect little bistro with a great menu. I had the steak frites, and my wife had the salmon which was delicious. Rounded off with a gorgeously...More

Thank nigel p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had friends in town & decided to try The Hilltop Bistro. My husband & I shared a beet salad which was really good, the 3 mains we all had were (can't recall 4th) - Lamb Rack, Risotto, Pork/Potato/brocollini w/ goat cheese. I had the pork/mashed...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This cozy bistro focuses on fresh and local ingredients. Everything looked so good it was difficult to make a selection. We ended up ordering so that we could share and sample at the table. Everything was delicious. Reservations are a must.

Thank Don F
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

You don't stumble into this restaurant by coincidence, located out of town on a hilltop. However, it is a beautiful spot and well worth a visit. The food is among the best we've had north of Victoria.

Thank Frode M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant is intimate and yet eclectic. Executive Chef Ryan Zuvich, has created an amazing fresh, interesting and always new menu for his patrons. The simple surroundings are deceptive but the food, ambiance and skill are world class! If you're in the area be sure...More

Thank Willie D
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Two of us had dinner at this bistro last night - my first visit but will not be my last. It was a warm evening and we chose to sit outside - was nice and quiet on their deck as it is away from the...More

Thank jlharp
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Visited for a 91st birthday celebration. Perfectly prepared food and presentation. Service was fantastic. Very comfortable atmosphere in a small neighborhood restaurant. The menu is small (but varied), but there were a couple of specials added on. Everything we ordered was fantastic.

Thank GaryN4321
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A real find and well worth the short drive. Some of the best food that we'd had in BC; friendly, helpful service, good atmosphere and reasonable prices. Outstanding halibut.

Thank Cranbury46
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We went last Friday and enjoyed an appetizer and the feature of the evening a fresh and perfectly done pea risotto. The service was flawless and the food was some of the best I have had in a long time! Wish I could go to...More

Thank EiteHost
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Hello Kary L, Thanks for your note! I'm glad you brought this point up. The online customer review and the managements response is a hot topic amongst restaurants all over the world. It's a point I've given great thought... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 23
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
    (Nelson street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-5337
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