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The Nest Bistro

486A Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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Ranked #2 of 277 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
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Nest and highly recommend it! You simply HAVE to go for one of the best meals you will ever have! We had the crunchy prawns and Sambucca prawns for appetizers and both were great. The homemade potato gnocchi in fresh pesto sauce, lamb shanks, fresh vegetables, and potato Frits with Parmesan cheese... More

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Comox Valley, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

November 15th 2014. On our way back from Victoria and stop by Nest for dinner. Wonderful food & friendly staff, reasonable pricing. We lived in Toronto for many years, Nest is as good as many high end bistro in TO if not better. Nick & Jennifer does a great job on the food presentation as well the taste. Well done... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself have been here twice so far and both times the food, service, and ambiance have been awesome. We started off with our appies consisting of the salad and crunchy prawns. My husband had the duck and I the potato crusted salmon with homemade gnocchi. Both were exceptional meals. We will definitely be back

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Small and personal. Nice menu with a good selection of items. We would certainly return for a romantic dinner for two.

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mt baker
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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