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“Fantastic food”
Review of Hilltop Bistro - CLOSED

Hilltop Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 22
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nelson street
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner, the food was fantastic, the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. All in all a great experience, will definitely be back!

2  Thank Nitrousorca
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The location seems odd in a semi-strip mall, and the place is tiny, but a small menu opens up to excellent prepared seafood and meat dishes in a well seasoned and fresh style. We had the Ling Cod with clams ($29) a pleasing chowder style tagine pot with a crisped exterior good portion of cod in a savoury clam tomato base. We also had the buttermilk fried oysters, lightly breaded local oysters taken to firm but not chewy and sitting on a slaw bed ($14). The size of the place may limit the menu choices but a bright open kitchen and engaged staff make for a special meal experience.

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1  Thank roadkilt
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Our service was amazing from our waiter, friendly and polite. The food was great, we started with the warm bread, and shared the Truffle Frites, boy they were both good. I had the Mushroom Risotto, and with the fresh truffle oil, it was also great. My husband had the Smoke Roast Pork, and loved it. For dessert we shared the Lemon Cake, with cardamom crème brulee, and it was also amazing. We will be back soon again.

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1  Thank Giraffes17
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Had brunch there yesterday, ordered hamburger that came with greens and fried. The meat in the burger was done to perfection, moist and juicy. The fries are one of the best I have had with a delicious dip. Good food, good service, what more can you ask for

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1  Thank hunco
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went there as a reserved party of eight and the table was waiting for us. The waiter was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. It is a small restaurant and it was packed, so the noise level was quite high and it would not be a place to go to if you wanted to have a conversation. The food was well presented and prepared. The oyster appetizer was very tasty. The salmon was a little underdone and some of the vegetables were tough. The cod was excellent, as were the steaks and fries. The food was good, but I felt it should have been better, given the price. It was enjoyable, but we probably won't return.

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2  Thank normpimm
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