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Bibo

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Mediterranean, European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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518 Hall Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1Z2, Canada
+1 250-352-2744
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: BiBO serves modern bistro fare, rustic Italian, fresh, creative, European...
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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  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hit or miss

Have been 4 times in past 2 years. Very small menu. Seems that some meals are good some mediocre. Have found that the service is attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Aaron J
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Vernon, Canada
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Have been 4 times in past 2 years. Very small menu. Seems that some meals are good some mediocre. Have found that the service is attentive.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed some of your meals and service. It is disappointing you felt some were 'mediocre' which is not our guests' usual experience nor our standard and would welcome feedback via my email jdmcewen@telus.net. It helps us in our goal of delivering the best dining experience possible to hear if we haven't made that happen for you.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Amazing atmosphere, service and incredible food!!! We were blown away by the food and the restaurant - recommend it highly!!!

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed your evening! June McEwen More 

Nelson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Just had a great meal at Bibo last night. They introduced their new spring menu and I wanted to try everything on it! I decided on the homemade squash ravioli. This is not a huge bowl of pasta but perfect dinner portion for the average person. The pasta was thin and delicate and the filling was smooth and not overwhelming.... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the dishes you tried and our new spring menu. Hope to see you again soon so you can try some of the other new dishes we will be rolling out over the next week or so. I agree, the 20 yr tawny from Porto, Spain is such a beautifully, smooth and silky port. June... More 

Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place doesn't have a huge menu, but our dinners were fantastic. My wife had the duck leg with risotto and I had the paella. Both were excellent. Nelson is a pretty organic type of setting so most of the ingredients, wine and beer are produced locally. Very good. Our server was excellent as well.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for sharing your experience and hope to see you next time you head North! June McEwen More 

Thailand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visiting Nelson can be a mixed bag in winter. Lots of places closed, but our meal at Bibo was as good as anywhere in the world. The suggested wine was excellent and complimented the meal. The special menus which we chose, was delicious. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience! June McEwen More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoyed this restaurant again last night. Why? Fine food with creative twists, a cosy atmosphere in a converted old house (ask for a spot by the fireplace on a cold evening). Good wine, attentive but understated service, cool music. Specifics- I enjoyed a nuanced squash/yam soup with pumpkin seeds and apple followed by shrimp with chili - fruit dressing and... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your experience and joined us again! Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit. June McEwen More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Wow. It was flawless. Just flawless. Salad, trout entree, service. Nailed it. It's been a while since I've encountered a gem like this. Everything was cooked or prepared perfectly, and that's actually 100% everything.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for such a lovely review! Hope we see you again soon! June McEwen More 

Quebec City, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Bibo is a place to try if you go in Nelson. The kitchen is very sought after and the dishes are original. The portions are small, however. Do not forget to book, there is little space. The wine list is exceptional.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience at BiBO and thank you for your recomendations. Our menu consists of small plates, boards and mains. The small plates are designed to order one as a starter or two or three to enjoy as a meal or order a variety of dishes to share. The boards come in two sizes one for sharing or... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We went here after reading the reviews on tripadvisor, and where more than happy withthe experience. The service was excellent, even with some challanging requests, and the food was great!

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

It was our pleasure and thank you for sharing your experience. June More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome little restaurant in an even more awesome town. Highly recommend if your in the mood for something a bit more upscale.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! June More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 518 Hall Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-2744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Bistro, Wine Bar

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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