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Hilltop Bistro

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
+1 250-585-5337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My meal of steak and prawns was delicious. I would have liked another choice or two on the menu. Service was excellent.

Thank Muriel G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My wife and I went to the Hilltop Bistro for a couples night out, we were promptly greeted at the door and shown to our seats. The waitress explained the menu which was confusing to understand the pricing for the first pass around, the waitress...More

1  Thank Norm W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Located at the top of the hill this restaurant offers pretty good meals but they are kind of pricey. Have found other restaurants offering great meals at lesser prices so will probably not go back here.

1  Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were very excited to eat at this Restaurant after all the great reviews and finally worked in a time with good friends. The atmosphere is lovely, although small we did not feel crowded with neighbouring tables. My first disappointment though was prior to ordering...More

1  Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Held the above at this fabulous find in Nanaimo!! Michelin trained chef, Ryan, has so much to offer his guests! Small but fantastic!! Our dinners were so very nicely arranged and so delicious!! Service was awesome!! Timing was right on. Ryan matches the tastes of...More

1  Thank Rosster
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner, the food was fantastic, the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. All in all a great experience, will definitely be back!

2  Thank Nitrousorca
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The location seems odd in a semi-strip mall, and the place is tiny, but a small menu opens up to excellent prepared seafood and meat dishes in a well seasoned and fresh style. We had the Ling Cod with clams ($29) a pleasing chowder style...More

1  Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Our service was amazing from our waiter, friendly and polite. The food was great, we started with the warm bread, and shared the Truffle Frites, boy they were both good. I had the Mushroom Risotto, and with the fresh truffle oil, it was also great....More

1  Thank Giraffes17
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Had brunch there yesterday, ordered hamburger that came with greens and fried. The meat in the burger was done to perfection, moist and juicy. The fries are one of the best I have had with a delicious dip. Good food, good service, what more can...More

1  Thank hunco
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We went there as a reserved party of eight and the table was waiting for us. The waiter was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. It is a small restaurant and it was packed, so the noise level was quite high and it would not...More

2  Thank normpimm
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Ariel B
13 April 2018|
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Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
Hello Ariel, We don’t typically have vegan option though some of our dishes can be modified depending on the menu we’re running that week. If you want to come in we can put together a multi course vegan menu just for you... More
Moira F
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
Yes we do!
kary L
9 January 2015|
Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
Hello Kary L, Thanks for your note! I'm glad you brought this point up. The online customer review and the managements response is a hot topic amongst restaurants all over the world. It's a point I've given great thought... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-5281 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5N9, Canada
    (Nelson street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-5337
  • E-mail
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