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Hilltop Bistro

102 - 5281 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-585-5337
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Ranked #3 of 269 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nelson street
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I were able to walk to this restaurant from our home We were delighted with the service and the food. The staff were very attentive and knowledgable. The food was done to perfection Would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although we have a number of very good restaurants in Nanaimo, this one tops my list. The Casual but elegant bistro setting in a well treed area, excellent service and outstanding food combine to put it at the top of the list. The staff are pleasant, attentive and very knowledgeable. The amuse bouche was a lovely mango, mint, yoghurt drink.... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After spending some time with my wife in downtown Vancouver, and now on the island, we have had a chance to sample some very nice restaurants and experienced some excellent meals. Tonight we enjoyed the chance to get together with my wife's mother and her husband, and chose the Hilltop Bistro, which was closely located to the hotel we were... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner! The steak was tender, the vegetables were fresh, the presentation was excellent. The desserts were amazing. We also experienced great service. The wine list is short but they do feature some local beers. The restaurant is located between a dental office and a dermatologist's office so we were not expecting such a wonderful meal.... More

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Vancouver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was our last dinner on the island and we saved the best for last. They had a 3 course $45 option that let you pick almost anything on the menu. The caprese salad was outstanding and the article char and chicken were perfectly cooked. Chocolate dessert with beignets was divine. The food was fresh with local ingredients and beautifully... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Finally got to eat here after 2 years of a conflicting schedule. I wish I could have got there earlier. My gnocchi was pillowy soft well seasoned and balanced, the rabbit confit was a hit and the beans, chantrelles, peas and onions were cooked perfectly. I was late coming in so didn't have time for the prix fixe, I would... More

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Gateshead
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place to eat. Very tasty and beautifully cooked food. Enjoyed the local beer. Everything very thoughtfully prepared. Great service. A very enjoyable evening.

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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244 reviews 244 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were recommended this by our B&B owners and what a recommendation. It's only small so booking is a must. We were made very welcome by waitress who was very attentive and explained everything. The chef can be seen cooking and when he was ready for us our order was taken. The menu is small but great choices. I don't... More

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Nanaimo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A very special evening can be found in a quaint restaurant called the Hilltop Bistro, formerly a deli it seats 30 persons (My guess) and serves excellent cuisine. Working often in Vancouver, Victoria or overseas it is a comparable experience in Nanaimo. Order the 3 course meal! you won't be disappointed.

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Nanaimo
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Staff are very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines and always very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Chef is creative and uses the freshest local ingredients. Best restaurant for miles around. As an aside, while I understand Tamara G's plight I have to side with the staff... More

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