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The Nest Bistro

486A Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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Ranked #1 of 270 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: beautifully prepared food, emphasis on fresh and local seafood and produce. Excellent new restaurant with fine cooking by chef-owners.
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English first
Nanaimo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's hard to find a restaurant this good in Nanaimo. They really take the time to prepare your food and serve it hot. Savour each bite, eat slowly and let the fresh lamb or duck tantalize your taste buds while sipping one of the several BC wines on their menu. The service is enthusiastic and attentive. The only thing that... More

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Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The review I gave was more than fare (Cute place with good service and fresh local food) . I did keep my opinion to the food that I and my wife ate you have your faxes wrong. Your sever was told by two diners that had the Salmon it was over cooked well passed medium and not completely eaten. As... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a treasure of a little "Nest" discovered in Nanaimo last night! A chef owned and operated intimate little restaurant that serves home made high quality food! The service was superb, the meals were fantastic and had excellent presentation, and the dessert was delicious, topped with homemade ice cream! The risotto was the best I have ever had, and the... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the nest last nite for our anniversary dinner, it was amazing the mushroom risotto was excellent. The hanger steak was cooked to perfection,awesome service I highly recommend this place. Good job best chefs ever!!

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love this place! Love the creativity with the meals that come out. Everything's tastes good here. I have no problem recommending this restaurant to anyone. This place has character and personality.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This tiny nest can only accommodate about 20 people. The service is excellent as was the food which was prepared with imagination and individual attention. The salmon was the best I had during our 2 weeks in the Pacific Northwest.

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Parksville, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I can't quit raving about this place to my friends. I love restaurants that exceed my expectations and The Nest did not disappoint. The photo worthy presentation was artsy and colorful and it tasted as good as it looked. The potato skins appy was unique and delicious. I tasted a bit of a friends mushroom tart and cant wait to... More

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Banff, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We passed this place many times in the past three years but never thought of going there until was recommended to us by one of our sales associates. Very small and unpretentious on the outside, the interior is also small, with only 26 seats, but the decor is attractive and well appointed. The true character of this place comes out,... More

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A truly wonderful experience from the comfortable chairs to the art on the wall to the excellent service and a meal so artfully and beautifully presented it was almost a shame to eat it but eat it I did and the flavor was exquisite. I started by sharing an appy, the potato skins which were unlike any I had ever... More

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Orlando
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This small place about a ten minute walk from the Bastion and the marina at Nanaimo Port Authority would be a leading place to eat even in Vancouver. Superb attention to detail. We had BC spot prawns, local red snapper, and a ginger cake--all excellent, for $40. They also have a good quality wine list--we had Orofino Riesling from Simulkameen... More

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