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The Nest Bistro

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77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2722
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on business trip and have the ramen noodles. Very nice I like a lot and specialy like boiled egg. Good like I used to get in Japan long time ago. View nice out the big windows and friendly staff. I come back if come to Nanaimo again.

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1 Thank nirvarkey
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My buddy and me ran across this place just randomly and went in. We were greeted right away, even though they were nearly full on a Tuesday night, and seated right away. Nice waitress, friendly. I had a special which was lamb and it was awesome. My buddy had a burger said it was good. Nice size portions. We had... More 

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Thank neezer25
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had high hopes from reviews but alas this night lived up to none of them. This restaurant is extremely crowded with table way to close together and its loud . Now I know its fashionable to have different people waiting on you different people bring you food but this restaurant is poorly organized even the bartender is waiting tables so... More 

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

Although it is tempting to go over all your points in detail, it is clear they are in opposition to common opinion and also the best practices in which we tirelessly engage with passion and precision. Being named Food Establishment of the Year for all of Vancouver Island (BE awards), and also Best Restaurant by Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, we... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been twice for dinner and quite enjoyed the food. The chefs(owners) were great. The service was friendly and attentive. You need to make a reservation as the restaurant is quite cozy.

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1 Thank nsmm48
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed it and thrilled you find our restaurant to be excellent! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Chef Nic More 

British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Nest Bistro on a busy Friday, the only table we could book was at 5 pm. We took it and I am so glad we took it. The food was delicious, I had the gnocchi and my husband had the lamb shank. We had the best servers. Next visit we will book earlier so we can... More 

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

Thank you very much. We are happy you enjoyed the gnocchi and lamb shank as well as our fantastic staff. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Chef Nic More 

Surrey, Canada
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I had the potato salmon which was extremely tasty, melted in my mouth. some of the other guests had duck breast, fillet mignon and chicken risotto, everybody was extremely satisfied with the food. The server Joshua was fantastic and was very attentive when any need arose. Definitely check this place out when in Naniamo. lots of easy access to parking.... More 

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Thank mitchcm1
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

mitchcm1, We appreciate your kind feedback, recommendation and rating. It is great to know that salmon, duck, filet steak and the new chicken risotto were all extremely satisfying and that you appreciated our decor and ample parking! Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation for us, and for Joshua's hospitality. Chef Nic More 

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been following this couples restaurant adventure since they opened at the original location. Since moving to the new location, they have improved capacity and hours while still being able to maintain excellent service and hours.

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

Thank you Tim M, We are so happy to have guests like you, who have been with us since the beginning! It is so special and heartwarming; we appreciate your review and rating. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Chef Nic More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Nanaimo! Took a while before we started trying other restaurants because the ambience, food, service and wine selection is phnenominal at The Nest. Try the Squid Rings.. You have to. Great food!! Everything about this place is awesome.

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Thank Shortimaca1
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Shortimaca1, We were so touched by your kind review and recommendation. Thank you. Chef Nic More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

On an evening when restaurants in general can often be criticised for providing rushed service and okay food, The Nest Bistro proved that it is possible to provide great service, good food, and first class value even on one of their busiest nights of the year. Customers were offered a set 3 course meal for $40. It had a choice... More 

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

Thanks Rob W! We are so pleased our efforts to produce a New Year's experience at high volume-- incidentally, it was the busiest day we've had to date--came out well for you. We are glad you were happy with the entire experience! Thank you for your kind feedback and taking the time to let readers know that we keep our... More 

Nanaimo
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a great place to go out with friends! The restaurant has amazing staff and the food is nice. Not the best steak but very nice duck. I love the wine list and other items. Definitely a good place to enjoy a nice evening out

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

Thank you for your kind review and high rating! I am happy the duck was a hit for you and that you love our wine list and other items as well. We look forward to seeing you soon! Chef Nic More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 V9R5G9, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?