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Hilltop Bistro

₹₹₹₹French, ,
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
+1 250-585-5337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Hilltop Bistro has recently opened at the top of Rutherford Road, and is quickly becoming known as the best in Nanaimo. It is a special occasion dining experience with pricing that will make it a regular night out for it's customers. Every detail of each...More

3  Thank GPB3
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I've been to Hilltop twice now and between my fiancee and some guests we brought, we've just about tasted our way through the entire menu. Every dish is exquisitely designed and prepared with so much attention to detail. The flavours have been perfectly combined and...More

3  Thank I-landfoodie
Reviewed 21 August 2012

My favourite deli/restaurant in Nanaimo has reopened into a beautiful restaurant. The renovation replaced the deli counter with a beautiful bar and opened the room into a warm, inviting space. I was happy to see that all of the best dishes made it to the...More

4  Thank conscious14
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Had several appetizers and salads all were great. Worth the 6 mi drive from city center. Look for group of rustic buildings at top of long hill

3  Thank denistennis
Reviewed 18 August 2012

The Hilltop Bistro in Nanaimo is new, but that should not put you off. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this establishment, lovely ambience, charming servers and great food. Their beer selection is spectacular and they have a variety of good wines. I...More

4  Thank Susan L
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Ariel B
13 April 2018|
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Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
Hello Ariel, We don’t typically have vegan option though some of our dishes can be modified depending on the menu we’re running that week. If you want to come in we can put together a multi course vegan menu just for you... More
Moira F
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
Yes we do!
kary L
9 January 2015|
Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 22
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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