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The Nest Bistro

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Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro
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77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally...
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the new location - Great Food as Always

Now that the Nest has moved and they are open for lunch again it's the perfect summer patio! Overlooking the Nanaimo and Mount Benson it has some great views from inside too. Ask for a window seat if they aren't busy! As always their focus on local and high quality ingredients makes the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nanaimo, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Now that the Nest has moved and they are open for lunch again it's the perfect summer patio! Overlooking the Nanaimo and Mount Benson it has some great views from inside too. Ask for a window seat if they aren't busy! As always their focus on local and high quality ingredients makes the food flavour so good ... absolutely one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We visited the nest a few weeks with some friends and we were very impressed with the food and the service! Food was delicious and the service was amazing!!! ;) we will be visiting again soon

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Oakland, California, United States
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239 reviews 239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a week long vacation in Vancouver and this was hands down our favorite meal. Our waitress Gale (or Gail?) Went above and beyond and made our experience so pleasant. She gave great reccomendations on food and drinks. We started with martinis and the sambuca shrimp appetizer. We were literally licking the sauce off the plate! I had the... More 

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Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We hadn't been to the previous location on Franklin St so can't compare. This location has big windows but not the best view. Unfortunately those windows don't open enough to help cool the place. It was extremely warm in there on June 5th - no A/C or even fans. Wish we had been told about the outdoor seating when we... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The day finally came when Nick & Jen opened the Nest Bistro in it's new location.It was well worth the wait! The new location is fantastic; more room, great bar space and it still has a cosy feel. The new menu offered more than before and didn't disappoint. My husband, our friends and I ordered appies, main course and desserts... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tried the Nest's new location and it is significantly better than their previous location on Franklyn. More space, big windows and a small bar. Service very good. Enjoyed the flat iron steak which was presented medium rare as ordered. Small selection of wine which is reasonably priced. The only shortcoming was that our plates were not pre-heated. The Nest could... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you like good organic and local foods then this is the place. Cozy place and nice staff. Food is delicious and home made. Try the deserts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What an awesome new location! More room and with a view! We enjoyed our meal - had the salmon dinner - delicious! And my companions enjoyed the mushroom risotto as well the lamb shank dinner... Excellent ! The appie we had - calamari - exceptional and the best I have ever tasted !

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Vancouver, Canada
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309 reviews 309 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Nest has moved! It is now located on Skinner Street and is much bigger than the old location....an outside patio area provides seating in the sun or shade and the inside is cosy and intimate. A really nice setting for your meal! The dinner menu still has the same great appetizers, entrees and desserts! We had the crab cakes,... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went to the nest for my birthday. I was happy with the service and the food. The plates are beautiful and I mean that. Every plate that was set down was a piece of art. There were many flavours in each and every bite. The only complaint that I would have is that the risotto was very heavy on the... More 

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Additional Information about The Nest Bistro

Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?