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The Nest Bistro

77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 30 min
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.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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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband & I love going here for a date night dinner, but I also love meeting friends for lunch or an after work drink.. there's not a Wine Bar in Nanaimo, however The Nest has EXCELLENT wines by the glass... this night, we started...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Steak done perfectly. The peanut butter pie dessert was to die for. Service was awesome. We got there at 6 pm on Saturday. By 730 pm it was abit noisey because the place was full. That's a good thing I guess... shows...More

1  Thank Al R
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy you enjoyed your first visit and look forward to having you back. We strive to please and work tirelessly to that end, so thank you for sharing your great experience. Chef Nic

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointing... many wines and entres that were advertised on line, were not available. I had to drink a Rose instead of a Pinot Grigio and my husband had to drink a merlot instead of a Cabernet....More

Thank Rebecca G
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. First of all, our entire menu has been available and we have not run out of anything other than specials which are always limited (otherwise they would not be special). I am not sure where you were reading from but our...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

I love steak and when I was given the opportunity to visit this restaurant I was excited as I had heard how awesome it was.They had one beef item on the menu. Probably should have clued in that they probably do not do a lot...More

Thank fatdogowner
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Having considered what you have written, I have looked at how we prepare this item and modified it. We had given the sous vide method for this dish a try. As you say, cooking under vacuum at a low temperature for many hours prior to...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

The view is nice too ! We had a delicious lunch . A couteous waitstaff , and a comfortable table for two by the window . Nice wine also .

1  Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We had a staff of about 25 here for a small get together. The restaurant was very accommodating and definitely treated us well. The servers made sure everyone was happy well. Food was good and everyone at my table enjoyed their meals and deserts. Probably...More

3  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 November 2017

An evening out to celebrate a birthday, my daughter chose the NEST as she had never been there before. It was an excellent meal with something to plaese everyone on the menu.

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

My wife and I called for a last minute Friday night reservation after our daughter raved about her lunch visit to The Nest. They were booked but manager Jen squeaked us up to the bar where we spent the evening being thoroughly impressed by bartender...More

1  Thank Garry R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had Cioppino (fish stew). It was only average and required salt and pepper to perk it up. My wife enjoyed her pasta but again not exceptional. Staff was rushed - I assume because a table of 16 or so had arrived. It is always...More

Thank CGVancouverIsland
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Love the effort to shop local. Both times I 've dined there the food was wonderful. The salmon was cooked great. They really know their flavours. The second time I dined I went for lunch and had a soup and sandwich. The full flavours in...More

1  Thank Leah D
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
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
Description
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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