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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 9
    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
I love this restaurant, the bistro anyway!

We had the bistro experience and it was great service, the food was excellent, the ambiance and view was very good, just a superb evening out!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Archie D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had the bistro experience and it was great service, the food was excellent, the ambiance and view was very good, just a superb evening out!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ganges always a nice spot to stop while visiting the Canadian Gulf islands and dinner at the Hastings House will make it a memorable one! Two settings per night. Very intimate and excellent service from personalized menus through dessert. Food allergies are taken in stride without drama. Picturesque setting and wonderful for romantic couple's night out.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went here with my out of town/off island family. I had the 3 course special and the other three had prawns and lamb meatloaf. The service was excellent! Gave us extra time with our cocktails so we could visit. Food was top notch - definitely making this a 'go-to' for visitors.

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Hastings House has opened a bistro as part of their dinner options and it was very good. About half the price of the restaurant so well worth it. We sat right at the window looking out at the harbour. Food was very good, and the wine list was short but well curated.

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Big Sky, Montana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We haven't stayed here, but have dined here. It is one of the best dining experiences we've had...and we've eaten in a lot of places around the world. Intimate, cottage atmosphere over looking Ganges Harbour. Serene.

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West Falmouth, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The name is actually Hastings House, not Hasting. It is a charming inn and restaurant, beautifully landscaped and overlooking a picturesque harbor. Three of us were served a delicious dinner in the small bistro (the dining room is more expensive and less intimate), where the fire in the stone fireplace, dark wood beams, and a few tables thoughtfully placed made... More 

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The good was the quality of the food which was quite exceptional as was the service, the bad out of three orders one was forgotten and started after the other two were delivered, a small salad was offered as consolation. The ugly having to sit and watch a constantly opening kitchen door with a view of the fridge and milk... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Meals are inside the Manor House in which the bistro side is with the fireplace and prices were more moderate. The other side is fine dining with a more expensive menu. Both sides were classy in their own right. The menu had offerings that varied for any taste and the food in the bistro was exceptional. The wait staff were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I think this restaurant although good is over priced. The service for the price is only OK. Good quality food and very well presented. The wine list is very overpriced and given the choice this is a place where it would make plenty of sense to bring your own wine. I don't usually do that but I'm too familiar with... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You will not regret visiting The Hastings House for dinner. It is expensive but is a true dining experience that lives up to the cost. It is by far the ONLY place on Salt Spring Island for fine dining. It is a gorgeous place, the restaurant is very intimate. Comparative to Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island. Our server was... More 

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Additional Information about Hastings House

Address: 160 Upper Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2S2, Canada
Phone Number: 250-537-2362
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
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
Average Prices: USD $51 to $51

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?