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The Nest Bistro

77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (20 reviews)
“risotto” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank WestCoastBrando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Harry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reviews were good and our friends all recommended this restaurant, so we made reservations for a Friday evening. Because of the name I expected a lovely atmosphere but was very disappointed in that. The place is very small and broken up into odd sections. As...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Australian server was attentive and pleasant. Food was very well prepared. Chef owner I think makes a difference. Both had Linguini dishes. Mine was the special which was a beef and mushroom. Nicely done wth a bit of spice . Partner had a seafood base...More

Thank overlookBc
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We were walk-ins on a Friday night, and we were seated right away and received great service for most of the night. For some reason it took forever after dessert was served to get our bill and pay, but otherwise the service was good. The...More

Thank smartymarty111
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service. At least 4 different waitresses came and asked how our meals were. This place thinks it has the right to charge for another round of soda. I was told a restaurant of the nests “caliber” would not serve unlimited soda. So my son...More

Thank colestockton87
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Went for a birthday dinner and sat in a great curved booth, looking out at the hills, sunset and the tops of big leaf maples! The sauces on the food here are to die for! Everything we ate was perfectly balanced and served with casual...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went here for dinner and I have to say we had the best food we have had in a long time ! We had the mushroom risotto and the pesto cream gnocchi which were both to die for ! The wine...More

Thank tamiw303
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m visiting for work, I didn’t expect this place to be as fancy as it was, the food was good, I had a sirloin burger with the salad, the burger was great despite being a frozen patty I think, it was very uniform but that...More

Thank Vince F
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, and good food. It was a busy night, and we were going to a concert afterwards, so did not have unlimited time. No problem! Service was fast and friendly. Each of the 4 of us ordered a different meal, and all were happy...More

Thank Rogerw303
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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
Janice M
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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