I took my husband to Hastings
I took my husband to Hastings House for his birthday and it was perfect. The food was outstanding, the service superior, the setting so very charming and the special birthday touches were quite delightful!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful! We can't wait to return.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was so good I wish I could go there every day. Can hardly wait to return to the island just to return to Hastings House.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first dining experience at HH
We had a table for two by the window facing the harbour. The staff (West) described it as the best seats in the house and we agreed with him. West served us emminently well. I had spot prawns for entree which was excellent. My wife had a duck dish but she would have preferred a rack of lamb which she loves and for which Salt Spring Island is so famous. The overall food quality is excellent. The most important thing is that we felt that we were attended to with personal care. The dining room was arranged to allow us to enjoy our dinner as if in the privacy of our home.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The staff are amazing and make sure that every detail is looked after.
The wine list has an excellent selection of BC and international wines. Our server Emily was possible the best we ever encountered. The quality of the local food surpassed all of our expectations and the presentation was exquisite. The level of service and the quality of the food at Hasting House is unattainable at most other fine dining restaurants in the BC- Excellent Value!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Life as it should be
Sublime, vibrant tastes of incredibly fresh local food in a setting that takes you back to the sunniest memory of being on the ocean. The vegetables, risotto, game hen and Gravlax were delightful accompanied by Burrowing Owl Chardonnay. And the desserts! Blackberry apple crumble and an almond torte with deep flavored raspberry coulis...more berry than Chambord.
The dining manager even took us to the ferry and arranged our dining so that we didn't have to rush...
Delightful, and we need to return there soon!
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Expensive wine list!
Fabulous food but wine list VERY, VERY expensive!!!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally got to eat there!
We have wanted to go to Hastings House since visiting Ganges the first time.
Wonderful place:food ,wine,history,site, garden,and GM.
Encourage all to go!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Salt Spring Restaurant
We love the relaxed, charming, yet sophisticated sense of Hastings House. Is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant but is also an intimate couple or good-friends special place. We've always found the food and wine to be excellent and we'll definitely return to Hastings House.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit SALT SPRING two or three times a year. We have dined there before. Our visit two nights ago was pleasant. My wife had the prawn salad and salmon. I had venison carpaccio and lamb. My wife"s salad lacked large prawns. My carpaccio was as thin as paper and I could not taste any venison. My lamb left a lot to desire . The taste was goof, buy there were five thin pieces about the size of a loony each. I think for the price you charge, there should be adequate amount served. Hope next time we would have a better experience.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relax and enjoy
Nice view and relaxing environment. We love the peacefulness and the placid water. Food is just right and outstanding service. My guests from California totally enjoy the evening. An ala carte menu would be perfect.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salt spring lamb at hastings house
We has a fantastic anniversary dinner feasting on exquisite salt spring lamb in beautiful hastings house. It was our first time there.
The room and grounds are exquisite.
The food was truly exceptional.
I would recommend it for a special occasion.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was well worth it. The dining house, nestled in the trees, overlooks the harbour so the lights from the boats could be seen. A welcoming fire greeted us in the lobby. The food selections were wonderfully prepared, and expertly served. From the duck liver taster to the cup of post dinner coffee, each taste was delightful. Thank you to executive chef Marcel.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary to remember
We chose Hastings House to celebrate our 30th anniversary because of its reputation and were dazzled. Everything was perfect - and we are somewhat picky people when it comes to food. Each course was beautifully presented and the flavor profiles were amazing. The setting overlooking the harbor and the service were equally memorable.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM