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The Nest Bistro

77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (20 reviews)
“risotto” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (38 reviews)
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Nanaimo From the ambience to appes especially the prawns to any dinner choice you make and ofcourse finishing up with the home made ice cream sandwiches you will not be disappointed this place is top notch Make...More

1  Thank mar t
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to The Nest for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. This week’s lunch experience was no different. We went with friends who had never been before and they were equally impressed! The ambiance was cozy and quiet - great for...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We went for lunch. It is only open two days a week for lunch and we picked the right day. The restaurant is a little out of the way but has a nice setting. Our server was great but the food was only okay. Kind...More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I was excited to try The Nest Bistro for my upcoming birthday. I called a week ago to make a reservation, and left a message with my information as requested. I waited a few days and did not get a call back to confirm our...More

Thank island_is_home
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I have no idea why some people are gushing over this place. In an almost empty restaurant there was no way the waitress would accommodate my friend and I to two tiny tables put together based on the premise that 'groups of four may come...More

Thank Annie J
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Lovely food and courteous staff. Location is a bit hard to find and the place feels a bit crammed. Not recommended for a romantic outing.

1  Thank Renata M
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This small and intimate dining experience is worth many return trips for that 'special evening'. Food and service is great and you feel very much at home.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I spent some time visiting family in Nanaimo and were looking for a good restaurant. Our son introduced us to The Nest Bistro and we liked it so much we ended up eating there several times. Service was quick and friendly and...More

3  Thank Maris L
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Great outside patio under the grape vines. I love poutine and gave the duck poutine a try. It was great and I even managed to talk one of the kids into trying it. The peanut butter pie was also well worth it.

3  Thank WestCoastBrando
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience at The Nest, although, as visitors to Nanaimo, we had some considerable difficulty in finding it. The ambience was humming, the outdoor seating was comfortable, the menu was extensive and interesting, and the selection of beers and wines very good....More

2  Thank Harry H
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Questions & Answers
June 8, 2018|
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Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
We answer the phone during business hours only. Pacific time zone is our local time as well.
June 8, 2018|
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Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Sorry you have not gotten us on the phone (8hrs time zone difference) but I would like to let you know we have received your reservation and it is confirmed in the reservation book. I will not quote the details here on a... More
October 26, 2016|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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