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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beet salad” (10 reviews)
“arctic char” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (17 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Rosster
Reviewed 6 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!

1  Thank Nitrousorca
Reviewed 25 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

Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 6 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

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

Thank hunco
Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank normpimm
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Absolutely top drawer meal once again at Hilltop. I bravely ordered the frog's legs and they were truly delicious-crispy coating served with a pea molle-type garnish. The Arctic Char was beautifully presented with pan seared skin and cooked to perfection. Already looking forward to net...More

2  Thank Ananda100
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although just a tad difficult to find, it entirely exceeded our expectations. Found the address off Rutherford but then there are a collection of small offices and eateries - the Bistro was tucked in behind the first echelon of buildings so is not directly visible...More

Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This North Nanaimo bistro is a sister restaurant to the excellent Stella Restaurant in the Old City Quarter. The ambiance at Hilltop is lovely & comfortable. We had the vegetarian risotto and the salmon- both excellent in taste and presentation. Appetizers of chicken liver parfait...More

Thank richarbdo
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Moira F
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marktartisandeli | Property representative |
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kary L
8 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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