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The Nest Bistro

486A Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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Ranked #4 of 283 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
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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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had never been to The Nest Bistro so thought we would try it because of all the glowing reviews. It was my birthday too so a special occasion. We shared an appetizer to start - pecan crusted Brie. It was a small portion for one, let alone one to share. Next I ordered the potato crusted salmon entree. The... More 

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British Columbia
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27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had the pleasure of revisiting The Nest in Nanaimo... wonderfully elegant food in clean and simply delicious presentations... Highlights were the 'daily special' Cornish hen in prosciutto and the Baked apple in phyllo... The Orofino 'Blind Creek' Chardonnay was a wonderful selection from their clever but very small winelist! ... It is a very small place, reservations are recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a great meal. Everything we had was so tasty. They brought a free appetizer as well which was a great bonus. Will definitely be going back here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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98 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
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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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4 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
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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
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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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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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 9 - 20
Cuisine: French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion

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