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Hastings House

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160 Upper Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2S2, Canada (Lower Ganges Rd)
+1 250-537-2362
17:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
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Salt Spring Island
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The atmosphere in the Bistro on a cold wet evening was cozy and warm near the crackling fireplace. The restaurant has a Prime rib special on Sunday evenings which was beautifully prepared and presented with Yorkshire puddings and perfectly cooked vegetables. We even had a dessert which was also amazingly good and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable. We were... More 

1 Thank SaltSpring
Delta, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A girls' weekend away and one of our friends recommended Hastings House. On a beautiful early October evening, the view from this location is beautiful. Scenic and historic. We had a wonderful three course dinner (not cheap so be prepared) and everything was perfect. The setting is intimate so reservations are very much recommended. We had excellent service and luckily... More 

Thank Janice L
Grand Cayman
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We ate the Bistro at Hastings House and it was delicious and the service was impeccable. What an amazing little spot! After dinner we took our drinks and sat by the wood burning fireplace, it was a great way to end our night!

Thank Chloe N
Todos Santos, Mexico
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Beautiful setting but the dining room is not very nice. Looks a bit disorganized. Food was so so, a little disappointing considering the price.

1 Thank Shauna H
san francisco
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The setting is gorgeous and the bistros room is charming. I guess we were expecting a bit of Chez Panisse and this wasn't close to that experience. But it was good, just not great.

1 Thank mahadana
Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Dining and drinking options at the hotel are very limited but what is available is excellent and the service good.

1 Thank pcb2015
West Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Firstly it is without doubt a first class establishment. The service, the ambience and even the view of the marina/harbour was excellent. Food wise, I can only fault the chicken liver with armagnac. It did not have the flavour that we expected, and the fat on top of the liver was too heavy layered. The NY strip, the tenderloin and... More 

Thank openvision
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a beautiful place that replicates an old Southern English manor though it was only built in the '80s. Nicely done. We went to the bistro. Nice views, decent service, stuffy, pretentious vibe.Since it has it's own hotel it has a ready clientele and doesn't have to try too much. The food is adequate, but overpriced (2 medium sized... More 

3 Thank OMG123
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423 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Because we were looking for a more casual dining atmosphere, we opted for the "Bistro" dining option at the Hastings House Restaurant, rather then the much more expensive "Fine Dining" option. The six of us were seated on the veranda. This is outside of the restaurant itself, and although the hostess seemed to be apologetic that we were seated there... More 

2 Thank GPaCalgary
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Fabulous views of Ganges Harbour. Extensive wine and beverage menu and with a limited patio food selection menu. Server modified plate items to accommodate dietary requests. All in all in was a delightful way to spend an hour and take in the beautiful view from the patio.

Thank stephenstay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 51 - USD 51
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Upper Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2S2, Canada
    (Lower Ganges Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Hastings House Dining Room also offers a complimentary ride home after dinner anywhere on Salt Spring Island.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-2362

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?