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Hastings House

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160 Upper Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2S2, Canada (Lower Ganges Rd)
Hastings House Dining Room also offers a complimentary ride home after dinner anywhere on Salt Spring Island.
250-537-2362
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Expensive, good food

Hastings House offers wonderful ambience, and very good food. Despite this, I have not been back very often because the value is just not there. Prices are ridiculously high for what you get. There are other places on the island to get great food (e.g. Auntie Pesto's) for a lot less money!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Leslie D
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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Seattle
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Once in awhile an evening is so special that you know it will stick in your mind for a long time. Hastings House provided such an evening for us and our closest friends on new years eve. I'm not normally a nine course meal kind of guy but chef Marcel and a truly professional staff had me savoring each bite.... More 

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Hunter, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went on a Sunday for their prime rib special. The food, service, and ambiance was superior. They seated us in front of a roaring fire and all of the aspects of the dinner was excellent,

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Thank Ctomajko
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Hastings House offers wonderful ambience, and very good food. Despite this, I have not been back very often because the value is just not there. Prices are ridiculously high for what you get. There are other places on the island to get great food (e.g. Auntie Pesto's) for a lot less money!

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Thank Leslie D
Salt Spring Island
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The atmosphere in the Bistro on a cold wet evening was cozy and warm near the crackling fireplace. The restaurant has a Prime rib special on Sunday evenings which was beautifully prepared and presented with Yorkshire puddings and perfectly cooked vegetables. We even had a dessert which was also amazingly good and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable. We were... More 

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Delta, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A girls' weekend away and one of our friends recommended Hastings House. On a beautiful early October evening, the view from this location is beautiful. Scenic and historic. We had a wonderful three course dinner (not cheap so be prepared) and everything was perfect. The setting is intimate so reservations are very much recommended. We had excellent service and luckily... More 

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Grand Cayman
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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!

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Thank Chloe N
Todos Santos, Mexico
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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.

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1 Thank Shauna H
san francisco
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

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

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West Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Upper Ganges Road, 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: 250-537-2362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?