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The Nest Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Italian, Canadian, Fusion
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77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2722
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Surrey, Canada
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank mitchcm1
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Tim M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Nest Bistro twice and both times were almost perfect. We were greeted, seated and served throughout the evening in an exceptionally friendly way. All the food, we have ordered at the Nest Bistro ranged from very good to perfect. My risotto recently was heavenly. The wine list is not large but encompasses a far range... More 

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

Pascal, Thank you for the high rating, kind words and recommendation. I am happy you enjoyed the risotto, a dish I prepare personally, and the wine list as well. We strive for excellent value at the prices we charge by using premium ingredients; we are happy you find our pricing fair. We look forward to having you as our guest... More 

Vancouver Island, BC
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Nest Bistro is one of Nanaimo's best. It is comfort food taken way up a notch. Not only is the food consistently delicious but the presentation appeals to the eye, thus whetting the taste buds. And the service is top notch. The room is comfortable and convivial. And the food is genuine. It comes from the heart. Many of... More 

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

Sounds like the experience we are striving for, thank you so much! We are glad our vision speaks to you on a "heart" level and that you feel the personal connection we try to have with every guest. Your high rating, kind words and knowing what our business means to you is the best part of what we do. It... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the Nest for a staff party (18 people) and had an amazing dinner. The service was excellent, the wine list was great (Try the Le Vieux Pin Syrah) and the food was rich and flavour full. It isn't a big restaurant which makes it feel cozy and it is in between fancy and casual. Would be a... More 

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

Thank you Tyler! We enjoyed having you and are happy you had an amazing experience. It's great you found us to strike that balance between casual and upscale that we try hard to maintain. I also am happy you had the Vieux Pin Syrah, as we feel that this wine vastly outperforms it's modest cost (for wine of high caliber),... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very pleasant atmosphere for lunch with a friend. Varied and interesting menu. I look forward to returning for dinner soon.

Thank 164foodlover
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you liked our lunch menu and look forward to showcasing our dinner offerings for you very soon. Thank you for investing the time in posting this great review and rating. Chef Nic More 

Vancouver Island
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great food, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. The fillet mignon I ate was delicious, cooked exactly the way I like it.

Thank El-Pescador007
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad the filet was cooked the way you like it and that you found your experience a great value! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, Canadian, Fusion
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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
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?