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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bistro is simpler than the high-end Relais et Chateau dining, less pretentious and less expensive. Very nice ambiance in faux 18thC-style home.

Thank Fletch W
Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining at Hastings House Bistro was a wonderful experience. Food was fresh, local, organic and well presented. Service was outstanding. A bit expensive but worth it considering the setting.

Thank VickiNjim
New Westminster, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation several days in advance, so the Dining Room menu had our names printed on the front. Service was attentive, without being overbearing. Limited menu items. Check the web site. Each dish was an artisitic work in presentation, and very flavourful. Good expensive wine list. The alternate Bistro is more relaxed. Hastings has 18 rental room options, on... More 

Thank BC-Westminster
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pls see my hotel review posted. Unmatched service and wonderful flavours. You can tell the culinary team lead by their chef have passion and expertise that is lacking in so many places. Thank you!

Thank wanderlustlady2010
North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here two nights in a row as part of a Romantic Getaway package and it was unbelievable. This is fine dining at it's finest. Great food, great service and a great view. First night I had the prawns on a bed of polenta and and my partner had the crusted halibut. Both were fabulous and fresh and... More 

Thank Don B
Davis, CA
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382 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A warm a friendly place to have dinner. The food is excellent and something for everyone. The salads a beautiful. We had a carrot orange soup that was light and very tasty. The Pacific shrimp were very sweet. The Steelhead trout unbelievable. The BC wines were a real treat. Ashley our server was just the best. Highly reccommend the Hastings... More 

Thank Chiili
Mount Vernon, Washington
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190 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Hastings House building is an attractive English Manor home reproduction built in 1939. The setting is beautiful. We had a disappointing dinner considering the R & C label. The vegetarian starter was a salad. The vegetarian dinner option featured exactly the same salad as a garnish on top of the main dish. The schnitzel dish was plain in presentation.... More 

Thank skagittraveller
Victoria, Canada
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

While we were staying at the Hasting House we decided to "stay in" and try both sides -- the more relaxed (and less expensive) bistro side and the more formal dining experience. It's hard to make a recommendation -- both were fantastic and the menus are very small and ever changing. That said it's a great way to stay and... More 

Thank jasonakeenan
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely and charming accomdations. Our dinner at the Hasting House dining room , however, our dinner was disappointing. We found the menu lacking and it didn't help that they sold out one of the entrees by 7:00pm. The presentation was good but the food was boring , lacked flavour and well below the standard of cuisine one expects in an... More 

Thank C J
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We have been to Hastings House several times over the last couple of years. Whenever we are in need of some down time it is the place we turn to. Love the staff, ambience, surroundings, views. We have found everyone to be very accommodating whether it be for menu items, spa or accommodation. We have booked a family vacation for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 51 - US$ 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, View, Local cuisine
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?