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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%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (19 reviews)
“risotto” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We finally were able to use a gift certificate that we had for several months. Was a delightful dinner. I had the special, peanut curry with prawns. It was delicious as was the salad with pears and blue cheese. My partner had the beef and...More

Thank Nell A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not praise this quaint Bistro enough, The service was excellent, we were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in, all tables are great. The service exceeded any expectations that we had from the time we were greeted to the moment that...More

Thank Mauigirl111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the friendly service, My wife and I had the seafood stew. We were not overly impressed with it. For $21 a bowl I expected "Wow!" and did not get even close. Our friend had the Mac and cheese and he was very...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our reservation was accepted and recommended ,we were greeted and seated very quickly. The service was excellent through the entire evening. The menu was complete and diverse for everyone. Appetizers were delicious. The main menu was fantastic our salmon dish was very tasty and filling....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband & I love going here for a date night dinner, but I also love meeting friends for lunch or an after work drink.. there's not a Wine Bar in Nanaimo, however The Nest has EXCELLENT wines by the glass... this night, we started...More

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Food was great. Steak done perfectly. The peanut butter pie dessert was to die for. Service was awesome. We got there at 6 pm on Saturday. By 730 pm it was abit noisey because the place was full. That's a good thing I guess... shows...More

1  Thank Al R
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

I am so happy you enjoyed your first visit and look forward to having you back. We strive to please and work tirelessly to that end, so thank you for sharing your great experience. Chef Nic

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really disappointing... many wines and entres that were advertised on line, were not available. I had to drink a Rose instead of a Pinot Grigio and my husband had to drink a merlot instead of a Cabernet....More

Thank Rebecca G
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. First of all, our entire menu has been available and we have not run out of anything other than specials which are always limited (otherwise they would not be special). I am not sure where you were reading from but our...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

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
PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Having considered what you have written, I have looked at how we prepare this item and modified it. We had given the sous vide method for this dish a try. As you say, cooking under vacuum at a low temperature for many hours prior to...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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