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The Nest Bistro

) #19 of 232 Restaurants in Nanaimo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ 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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Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank VIslandGirl1
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

Thanks for the detailed review and recommendations! Chef Nic

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

Thanks! Very happy you enjoyed our restaurant! Chef Nic

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn't think overlooking the highway would be a great spot, but perched on the edge of the hill, the Nest overlooks a large chunk of downtown Nanaimo while delivering good service, good food and a solid menu with options for everyone. Highly recommended. Great...More

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

Thank you for the review and recommendations! Chef Nic

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were a group of 20+ people and the staff made us very comfortable. The food was very good - I recommend the potato crusted salmon. The service was great, the staff welcoming and personable and the atmosphere was good with a great view.

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

It was our pleasure hosting your group. Thank you for the kind review. Chef Nic

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Cool spot, nice trellis, a good variety of dishes, and a good spot for groups (I went with my dragonboating team while there for the regatta.) I'd go back.

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

Thank you. We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again. Chef Nic

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Janice M
27 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
25 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
22 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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