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The Nest Bistro

) #23 of 229 Restaurants in Nanaimo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2722
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (18 reviews)
“risotto” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
DETAILS
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved it! The location is wonderful - the view from the cliff right into the greenery of the trees bellow ..oh. Food is also lovely. We had the squid and the mushroom tart as appetizers, and shared the duck breast as the main course,...More

1  Thank denisa k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All locally inspired dishes, fun environment, happy staff, delicious food. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Brody Y
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation and high rating! It's great you find our environment fun, staff happy and food delicious...All things for which we strive! We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. Chef Nic

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in Nanaimo. The Nest is a small assuming building across from the courthouse. But despite the ordinary exterior, the inside is open and welcoming. We had great service and a delicious meal, including herb roasted breaded chicken, seafood risotto and herb...More

Thank CalgaryScarlett
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the herbed chicken, seafood risotto, potato crusted salmon and ice cream sandwich. We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. Chef Nic

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My fav place to meet people for business or pleasure. Perfect for that special occassion! Exceptional service and culinary talents are demonstrated by the owners Nick and Jen and their team. Josh is an excellent waiter who goes the extra mile to ensure your experience...More

2  Thank dktownsend2
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It is always a pleasure, and we appreciate having guests like you who have been with us since the beginning. Thanks again, Chef Nic

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The menu is here is amazing which can make it hard to decide what to eat! You'll want it all! The staff is welcoming and helpful and the food is divine. I highly recommend you check out this gem!

1  Thank nicolec1979
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the high praise and recommendation. We are happy you find the menu amazing, food divine and service welcoming and helpful. Thank you for sharing your praise on TripAdvisor and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Chef Nic

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We walked from The Coast Hotel to The Nest Bistro on a wet evening . We were pleasantly surprised by the ambience when we entered. We had booked by phone an hour before and our table was ready and waiting. The menu had a great...More

1  Thank Jackie P
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful review and recommendation. We are happy the ambience, menu variety, service, risotto and handmade ice creams were all a hit. Chef Nic

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have an instant resistance to anything called a bistro. I am just not into that. I must say I was pleasantly surprised especially with the gnocchi and other pastas. Choices on the menu for everyone even if you do like bistros and the place...More

1  Thank lala405
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Glad to have surpassed your expectations! Chef Nic

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A nice place to go for lunch. Close to court house, quiet, clean and dimly lit. Outdoor patio is nice when the weather is agreeable. Food is creative and fresh. Always something different and always very tasty.

Thank 40Street
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the rating and recommendation. We are glad you enjoy the food and environment. Chef Nic

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been to the Nest several times for lunch and have enjoyed it every time. Great thin crust pizza, sandwiches...great wine. We discovered a favourite wine from Puglia. Just down the hill from Gina's Mexican, a great view and lovely patio covered with grape...More

Thank BRINTON
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and recommendation. Looking forward to having you back soon, maybe for dinner. Lots more dishes to try. Thanks again, Chef Nic

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Prompt polite service, coupled with perfectly prepared food keeps me coming back. It is always a toss up if I should have an appy or save room for the ginger cake

Thank Omi F
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Omi, We're always happy to see you and thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. See you again soon, Nic

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Janice M
Hi looking forward to visiting... is the restaurant walker/wheelchair accessible, I would like to bring my mom who has difficulty with stairs.
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
Are you open for Sunday brunch?
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
I'm invited to dinner this coming week and looking at the menu, I don't see any vegan option. Wondering if you can accommodate me? Thanks kindly, Elvira
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.