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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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Sat - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
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Grand Cayman
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We ate the Bistro at Hastings House and it was delicious and the service was impeccable. What an amazing little spot! After dinner we took our drinks and sat by the wood burning fireplace, it was a great way to end our night!

Thank Chloe N
Todos Santos, Mexico
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Beautiful setting but the dining room is not very nice. Looks a bit disorganized. Food was so so, a little disappointing considering the price.

1 Thank Shauna H
san francisco
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The setting is gorgeous and the bistros room is charming. I guess we were expecting a bit of Chez Panisse and this wasn't close to that experience. But it was good, just not great.

1 Thank mahadana
Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Dining and drinking options at the hotel are very limited but what is available is excellent and the service good.

1 Thank pcb2015
West Vancouver, Canada
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Firstly it is without doubt a first class establishment. The service, the ambience and even the view of the marina/harbour was excellent. Food wise, I can only fault the chicken liver with armagnac. It did not have the flavour that we expected, and the fat on top of the liver was too heavy layered. The NY strip, the tenderloin and... More 

Thank openvision
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a beautiful place that replicates an old Southern English manor though it was only built in the '80s. Nicely done. We went to the bistro. Nice views, decent service, stuffy, pretentious vibe.Since it has it's own hotel it has a ready clientele and doesn't have to try too much. The food is adequate, but overpriced (2 medium sized... More 

3 Thank OMG123
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404 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Because we were looking for a more casual dining atmosphere, we opted for the "Bistro" dining option at the Hastings House Restaurant, rather then the much more expensive "Fine Dining" option. The six of us were seated on the veranda. This is outside of the restaurant itself, and although the hostess seemed to be apologetic that we were seated there... More 

2 Thank GPaCalgary
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Fabulous views of Ganges Harbour. Extensive wine and beverage menu and with a limited patio food selection menu. Server modified plate items to accommodate dietary requests. All in all in was a delightful way to spend an hour and take in the beautiful view from the patio.

Thank stephenstay
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The food in both the "elegant dining" and the "bistro" mode is excellent. The decor is elegant and views out the windows or the Ganges harbor or of the lovely grounds add to the ambiance. Service is also excellent. During a week-long stay at Hastings House, we sampled all the best restaurants on Salt Spring Island, and the Hastings House... More 

Thank Harley M
Wimberley, Texas, United States
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

A short walk from Ganges Marina up the hill rewards you with views and a great dining experience. The service is excellent, the menu is based on seasonal and often local specialties and the result is sublime. Presentation matches preparation and if you still have room the deserts are also wonderful. You can also stay there but reserve ahead as... More 

Thank Ron B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?