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Hilltop Bistro

€€€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
+1 250-585-5337
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arctic char” (9 reviews)
“beet salad” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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....More

Thank Giraffes17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank hunco
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...More

1  Thank normpimm
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Absolutely top drawer meal once again at Hilltop. I bravely ordered the frog's legs and they were truly delicious-crispy coating served with a pea molle-type garnish. The Arctic Char was beautifully presented with pan seared skin and cooked to perfection. Already looking forward to net...More

2  Thank Ananda100
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although just a tad difficult to find, it entirely exceeded our expectations. Found the address off Rutherford but then there are a collection of small offices and eateries - the Bistro was tucked in behind the first echelon of buildings so is not directly visible...More

Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This North Nanaimo bistro is a sister restaurant to the excellent Stella Restaurant in the Old City Quarter. The ambiance at Hilltop is lovely & comfortable. We had the vegetarian risotto and the salmon- both excellent in taste and presentation. Appetizers of chicken liver parfait...More

Thank richarbdo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Hilltop Bistro, nestled in a lovely forested area right on Rutherford Road, is a culinary class act. The atmosphere and decor is refined and pleasant with light jazz in the background and the aromas of fine cuisine in the air. Do make reservations. They...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My wife had the oysters and the seared tuna. Both were creative and superb as was my chicken parfait and lightly smoked salmon. I am not a fish eater, but this was delicate, flavourful and very interesting permutation. To be highly recommended.

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Went for brunch today at Hilltop with my stepson today. Had excellent, professional and efficient service. We both had the housemade burger and it was impressive. Simple, quality ingredients with great talent behind it. My stepson said it was the best burger he's had and...More

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant that we go to for our "special dinners" because it's not a place where you can just drop in. You absolutely need a reservation. It's very popular for a reason - the food is fabulous! I had the halibut which was...More

Thank sandil1
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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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