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Hastings House

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160 Upper Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2S2, Canada (Lower Ganges Rd)
+1 250-537-2362
17:30 - 22:00
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Sat - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
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Davis, CA
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381 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm a friendly place to have dinner. The food is excellent and something for everyone. The salads a beautiful. We had a carrot orange soup that was light and very tasty. The Pacific shrimp were very sweet. The Steelhead trout unbelievable. The BC wines were a real treat. Ashley our server was just the best. Highly reccommend the Hastings... More 

Thank Chiili
Mount Vernon, Washington
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hastings House building is an attractive English Manor home reproduction built in 1939. The setting is beautiful. We had a disappointing dinner considering the R & C label. The vegetarian starter was a salad. The vegetarian dinner option featured exactly the same salad as a garnish on top of the main dish. The schnitzel dish was plain in presentation.... More 

Thank skagittraveller
Victoria, Canada
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

While we were staying at the Hasting House we decided to "stay in" and try both sides -- the more relaxed (and less expensive) bistro side and the more formal dining experience. It's hard to make a recommendation -- both were fantastic and the menus are very small and ever changing. That said it's a great way to stay and... More 

Thank jasonakeenan
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely and charming accomdations. Our dinner at the Hasting House dining room , however, our dinner was disappointing. We found the menu lacking and it didn't help that they sold out one of the entrees by 7:00pm. The presentation was good but the food was boring , lacked flavour and well below the standard of cuisine one expects in an... More 

Thank C J
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been to Hastings House several times over the last couple of years. Whenever we are in need of some down time it is the place we turn to. Love the staff, ambience, surroundings, views. We have found everyone to be very accommodating whether it be for menu items, spa or accommodation. We have booked a family vacation for... More 

Thank irene f
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful fine dining we were looked after very well and had a lovely meal, located at the top of the bay in a quaint English style country house. Very nice, also has a bistro dining room if you don't want to go to the expense of fine dining.

Thank Chris_JNP
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

While we expected to enjoy the Harvest to Table dinner at Hastings House recently, we weren't necessarily expecting it to be the best meal we'd had in years. But it was. We were started with caviar on quail eggs, followed by autumnal squash and pumpkin bisque, and then a wild mushroom terrine. All of these were lovely but didn't fill... More 

Thank Brigitte H
Seattle, Washington
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The lamb and the halibut were incredible!!! The views of the bay are very private and unique. We attended a wedding party but would definitely recommend the menu for two or for a group.

Thank Mark W
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very cosy hide away, if your looking for a romantic weekend away, lots of things to do.. on the water front..

Thank Megs43
Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I generally don't like restaurants where the garnish is larger than the food. However, i would be remiss in not saying that the food was quite good; the garnishes were edible; and the service was excellent. They had custom printed menus on the table when we arrived with our names on them and a 3-course meal planned out. You selected... More 

Thank EphemeralDiver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Upper Ganges Rd, 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: +1 250-537-2362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?