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“A little Austria in British Columbia”

Nina's Hillside Garden
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Kimberley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $16
Description: Unique and beautiful! We are only open throughout the summer from mid June till mid September! Hidden gem in Kimberley. They only serve lunch from an already chosen soup and sandwich (not menu). Also has minature village and garden. Hard to find but REAL treat!
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Description: Unique and beautiful! We are only open throughout the summer from mid June till mid September! Hidden gem in Kimberley. They only serve lunch from an already chosen soup and sandwich (not menu). Also has minature village and garden. Hard to find but REAL treat!
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Pull off the highway to or from Calgary into the old mining town of Kimberley BC. Ask any of the locals where to find Nina's. There you'll be delighted by the miniature Austrian chalets that are built into the side of a walkable hill leading up to the main & thankfully life sized home of owner operators Roland and NIna. Local myth tells us that they arrived in 1985 where he is the food and beverage guy at the ski hills. Nina however was home sick and missed the ambience of her home country. Roland promised to recreate that environment by constructing one miniature chalet on their "front yard". Today as you walk up the path to the real restaurant, over two dozen such houses line the way.

Nina is at the top of the hill. She has a ready smile and wide open arms to welcome you like a long lost family member. There is only one item each day on the lunch menu. We had turkey sandwiches with a yam soup. Both delicious and rounded out with Black Forest Cake and a Chocolate cake. These could have done with a little more defrosting to get rid of the ice in the centre. But the ambience and the sense that a beautiful love story made it possible for us to enjoy a unique place made everything else seem trivial.

The restaurant is only open end of June July, Aug and September. Take your camera.

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2  Thank Simon J
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Wonderful cakes and soups, not to mention the gorgeous and intense garden!

1  Thank bobalski
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

I love the setting and the food is VERY good. You don't get a choice - what is being served that day is what you get - but it is always yummy. The pastries there are out of this world.

2  Thank Albertameev
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Service was excellent, waitress was very friendly, Food was mmm great. The owner greeted everyone at their tables It was really nice sitting outside to eat among all the flowers and ponds and waterfalls.

Thank deb m
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