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The Nest Bistro

$$ - $$$Italian, , Fusion
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2722
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 378 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Very nice patio, short walk from the downtown core, good variety of meals, including vegetarian. Friendly staff. Relaxed pace for service and meal to come out.

Thank CA H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Checked TripAdvisor for seafood places in Nanaimo for our last lunch in Canada before flying home to England and this place looked nice. Well it was and more. A quirky little 'nest' on the side of a slope with it's own parking lot. We had...More

1  Thank 12sue12_12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience. There were six of us and we shared a few appetizers, we each had a different entres and then shared some desserts. The meals were top quality, delicious and presented with creativity. Gina was a wonderful waitress. She answered numerous questions about...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went there mid week and was very pleased with the amazing food, wine recommendations and atmosphere. Love their new location and will definitely be back!

1  Thank VIslandGirl1
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you! We are happy you had the experience we are striving to provide! Thank you for your feedback and look forward to seeing you soon. Chef Nic

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We recently had dinner at The Nest in Nanaimo, for the very first time and it won't be the last. It was wonderful. The food was excellent, the service was wonderful and we couldn't have been happier. We'll definitely return, next time we're in the...More

Thank K M
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much! We are very pleased to hear you found the food excellent and service wonderful! We will look forward to seeing you again. Chef Nic

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Always a great meal here. I visit everytime I'm in town and the owners are always friendly, service is top notch, and the wine list and drink list have great gems and tasty options! Locally sourced and fresh made! One of my favs! Great job...More

Thank dionbeauxmtl
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

You are very kind and gracious. I thank you, Chef Nic

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Tried this restaurant for the first time for dinner last week. Was too hot to sit outside so we sat in but I found it quite dark. Our waiter was very attentive and quick to serve us. I ordered the special, which was duck ravioli...it...More

1  Thank jlharp
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the review. I suggest that it would have been best to notify your server as to your experience so it could be corrected. Not everyone is going to love every dish, particularly in the heat. It would be our pleasure to replace your...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is still one of those (surprisingly) secret restaurants that not all the locals have found yet - but they will. Had asked several people if they had eaten there and most had not....the one person I did find said she had the best burger...More

Thank Kewarner
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the detailed review and recommendations! Chef Nic

Reviewed 30 July 2017

This restaurant is located within walking distance of the ferry and downtown shops however it is down a side street that appears very industrial. The food and service, however, were excellent and we had wonderful food, attentive service, and a fun atmosphere.

Thank Mary and Arnie S
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks! Very happy you enjoyed our restaurant! Chef Nic

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Everything pleased us from the start. Then we were seated in a table over looking windows that looked out over the town. Our server was happy and courteous and we immediately relaxed. The food was outstanding: so fresh, tasty, interesting and very satisfying. The Nest...More

Thank Rivularis
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

You are so kind; thank you. We are very pleased to have done well by you. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Chef Nic

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Janice M
26 October 2016|
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Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Yes, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. We look forward to having you as our guest. Nic, chef/proprietor
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Richard B
24 June 2016|
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Response from Kieko55 | Reviewed this property |
No not for brunch, just dinner on Sunday
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Elvira D
21 November 2015|
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Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Yes, as other members have suggested, given some notice we can create a custom dish for you. There are some vegan adaptations possible within the menu which vegan guests have enjoyed too. With two days' notice we can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-2722
Description
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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