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Hilltop Bistro - CLOSED

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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“arctic char” (11 reviews)
“beignets” (6 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Haven't been there for a number of years. The food was outstanding. My wife had the halibut and I had the pork. Both were beautifully prepared. We ended up having the three course special, which is excellent value and to be recommended. The service is...More

1  Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I really(!!) like this place. Owner friendly, servers pleasant, attentive and professional, food thoughtful, delicious, local, fresh and well presented...oh and delicious! I enjoyed the halibut cakes, cheese puffs, duck confit, and donut/chocolate thingy for dessert! All grand! Nice red wine selection and a local...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had heard great things about the Hilltop Bistro and decided to surprise my husband with dinner here for his birthday. The service and food were top notch and we were delighted with both the food recommendations and our terrific server. This restaurant has a...More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After considering a number of good restaurants to celebrate a birthday we were lucky to get a reservation at the Hilltop Bistro. We were not disappointed. They have craft beers,a decent wine selection and the food was superb. The only fault I could find was...More

Thank Bon538
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dining here 3 to 4 times a year has always been a wonderful experience! Twice in March 2017, my appreciation of great food, perfectly prepared and served with care has been reinforced by a Hilltop Bistro evening. Everything on the menu can be matched with...More

Thank Marygrace A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went on a Saturday night after reading the great reviews for this restaurant. It was not easy to find the place , as the signage was hard to see. I ordered the house pate and my wife the beet salad, both pretty good. The...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our daughters gave us a Hilltop Bistro gift card for Christmas and we finally got around to using it. Our dinner was worth the wait! The menu changes seasonally and is not long, but offers a nice variety. My husband and I both enjoyed the...More

Thank nanaimowannabe
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Hilltop Bistro for Valentine's Day this year. I was hesitant to go to a restaurant for Vday because it always seems so hectic and rushed. This was completely not the case at Hilltop. They had only one seating so...More

Thank islandmaggie84
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were 2 couples dining on a Friday night. Everything was perfect. Loved the wine pairings with my 3 course meal. Probably the best meal that I have had in Nanaimo. Will be back!!!

Thank JohnsonFamily
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a small and quaint bistro with a well thought out menu and wine list. We opted for the wine pairing with our 3 course dinner. It was an amazing dinner with superb service and rivals any "big city" restaurant. Save this gem of...More

1  Thank johnG2004FS
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 22
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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
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