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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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5:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good

A quaint hotel with lots of amenities and a good breakfast. Location is good, lots of parking, and a good history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Kawaii_12
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Richmond, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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 

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Wimberley, Texas, United States
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Amazing dinner, fantastic service and a great view! You cannot ask for anything more! I would highly recommend that everyone goes to hasting house! You won't be disappointed

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On my second visit to the Hastings House Bistro the improvement was certainly noted. Having a party of six we were given the separate veranda room by Eric the manager. Groups should definitely request this. Both the food and the service was exceptional with pricing within line of Salt Spring's other premium locations. I highly recommend the Hester Creek house... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This review is for the bistro. Despite multiple recommendations, we didn't want to eat in the regular dining room because when we're on vacation on an island, we're not looking for white tablecloth service. Cocktails on the patio overlooking the water were nice (although the shrubbery on the patio obscures some of the view), and our waitress was great: very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It just doesn't get better in terms of accommodation, wonderful staff, and fine dining. Wonderful first time visit...will be back.

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Richmond, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A quaint hotel with lots of amenities and a good breakfast. Location is good, lots of parking, and a good history.

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Vancouver BC
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103 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of our friends told us that there was a "happy hour" on the patio at Hastings House. So we expected it, and were very disappointed with the prices (high) and lack of expected savings. The patio is beautiful, great views of Ganges Harbour. The wine selection was limited "in our price range", and though the patio appy food was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The grounds are a charming step back in time... the restaurant is high end, with exquisitely prepared food. Our last two experiences have been disappointing in some respects: both times the food took way too long to arrive at the table. It was very good when it did arrive, but the quality did not match the price. The service was... 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 to 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?