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The Nest Bistro

77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 20 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 1 October 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
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Gotta admit, I'm super fussy about eating out and you should be too. Great service, not an awesome location, but the food is better than average, worth paying for, and in Nanaimo, that's a lucky score. I'll return, and would certainly recommend the place.

Thank Scuba s
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very nice patio, short walk from the downtown core, good variety of meals, including vegetarian. Friendly staff. Relaxed pace for service and meal to come out.

1  Thank CA H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Checked TripAdvisor for seafood places in Nanaimo for our last lunch in Canada before flying home to England and this place looked nice. Well it was and more. A quirky little 'nest' on the side of a slope with it's own parking lot. We had...More

1  Thank 12sue12_12
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Questions & Answers
Janice M
27 October 2016|
Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Yes, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. We look forward to having you as our guest. Nic, chef/proprietor
Richard B
25 June 2016|
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Response from Kieko55 | Reviewed this property |
No not for brunch, just dinner on Sunday
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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