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Bibo

518 Hall Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
250 352 2744
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Ranked #7 of 73 restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $27
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: BiBO serves modern bistro fare, rustic Italian, fresh, creative, European inspired comfort food along with a wide variety of exciting wines in an intimate dining room in historic Malone Manor on Hall and Herridge Lane, Nelson’s favorite destination.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: BiBO serves modern bistro fare, rustic Italian, fresh, creative, European inspired comfort food along with a wide variety of exciting wines in an intimate dining room in historic Malone Manor on Hall and Herridge Lane, Nelson’s favorite destination.
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English first
Medicine Hat, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Was intrigued by the menu, and had heard good things thru reviews on this site. However, the experience was a bit underwhelming. Not that any one thing was poor, but rather, there was nothing exceptional. Waiter was good, but inspite of dining in the early evening, and it being only moderately busy, service was a bit slow. Our appetizer was... More

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

great service, limited menu, what I did have was very good, but due to allergies and personal food choices it was a smaller menu.

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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful deck area but the service was very slow and our butts go sore sitting on the wooden chairs. The food was very good, for the price should have been excellent. Overall would recommend it but took an hr from ordering dinner to eating.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you had to wait too long for your food to arrive. Our servers are on it but the kitchen was so slammed and can only put out the food as fast as our little kitchen allows. They do not want to compromise the quality and everything is made to order, from scratch. It is not the... More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Another warm Nelson evening and we were second guessing our choice of outdoor seating. We were convinced that it would be even warmer inside, but we then expressed our concern with the patio furniture, all bare wood and metal. We wanted to linger and no sooner were provided with cushions. And with an attitude that says, "for our guests, anything".... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

It was so nice to meet the two of you also. Glad you enjoyed BiBO and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town. Thank you for sharing your lovely review. June Note: The tuna tataki has a little wasabi on the crust but meant to be subtle as not to interfere with the other... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i were visiting our daughter who's been living in Nelson. (We're from Australia). She took us to this lovely little restaurant and we ate out on the patio. The food was absolutely beautiful and i thought reasonably priced. I didn't expect to find a quality restaurant in this little town and we were certainly impressed!

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and we are so glad that you found us! June More

Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Thank you for an awesome experience at BIBO. Loved it! Will be back! Nice atmosphere, friendly waitresses and good food also for the eye! Loved especially your flower ice tea, tuna appetizer and beef main! Blesses from Norway, Heidi Roberts <3

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you, Heidi, it was our pleasure. Look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Nelson! June More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Tuna tataki to die for. Braised lamb Delicious. Wait staff curtious and attentive. Will eat there again.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! I agree the Tuna Tataki is delicious and is one of my personal favs as well as many of our guests' favourites. See you next time! June More

Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

On Friday July 25, 2014 my friends and I wanted to go out for a meal that we could enjoy, which meant "Atmosphere" as well. We don't go out very often, so we were hoping that this would be special. And we were not disappointed! This is a great location, with beautiful patio seating as well as a comfortable setting... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recommendation and really lovely review. We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us. We enjoyed having you and look forward to the next time you are in! June PS You're not hard to look at either! More

Oxford, England
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is seriously up there with Raymond Blanc and Heston Bloementhal cuisine! AND I have eaten at both their restaurants in the UK. And no where near the price of those two. The chef of Bibo's is awesome and inventive and the meal we had was utterly delicious for every course. Excellent waiter service and a really nice ambience !

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We are so thankful for guests, like you, who go out of their way to make sure the chef and staff know what they do was so very appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to let others know what a great experience it was by posting this review. I have to agree, the chef and team we have, are... More

Burnaby, BC
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Bibo needs to up its game. The initial amuse bouche we were served was delicious and we had high hopes. Unfortunately, the rest of the food presented was disappointing, especially after a rather long wait. The appetisers we had were all underwhelming: the crab croquettes were soggy and devoid of much crab, the tuna tataki was flavourless and the duck... More

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