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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 273 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
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
mt baker
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurant ....our waitress was excellent ..informative helpful fun and a great sense of humor. The food for all of our party of four was beautifully presented and delicious. We will be back.

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've never reviewed a restaurant on TripAdvisor before but seeing as this place was one of, if not the best place I've ever eaten at (and I've eaten at some very nice restaurants), I felt I had to. Went here with a group of people and had an unreal experience. First things first, you MUST make a reservation if you... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I ate here one time only (so far). It is a very classy, upscale gourmet restaurant. The food and its presentation was exquisite and the server was a young college girl who was very helpful and friendly. A little pricey but that is to be expected in this kind of dining establishment. The funny thing is this... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Nest because of the reviews on Trip Advisor my experience was not what I expected. The crab spring rolls were ok for appetizer the dip was in a small shot glass a sweet slightly oily dip. Our waitress asked us when we arrived if we had any allergies and we said no, she should have asked if... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A welcoming and intimate place with better than average food from imaginative recipes and locally sourced ingredients. Was close to a five star experience aside from our server's relief person who attempted to rush us through our wine and asked 20 minutes into our arrival if wanted to see the dessert recipe; our appetizer salad plates were still visible on... More

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Nanaimo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about The Nest Bistro

Address: 486A Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion

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