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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
Oxford, England
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Burnaby, BC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a nice day in the park, we stumbled upon this intro with wonderful charm. Upon our orders being served, I looked at my Citrus & Green salad and couldn't believe what was placed in front of me. I mentally did the calculation of the actual cost and felt way cheated. For upon my plate was a pile of leafy... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

It is disappointing your salad was not what it normally is and that is why the server caught it, unfortunately not earlier to avoid disappointing you. They did notice it was not the portion it would have been and tried their best to make it right. Equally disappointing is that the fish that was filleted that day was not the... More

Calgary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food was great, but the setting and atmosphere on the patio made this meal for us. Service was great too with our server making some good wine recommendations. They claim to have the world's best sangria but it definitely wasn't memorable. Pretty watered down and disappointing. The rest of the meal fantastic! I'll definitely come back, but will pass on... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your experience at BiBO. We really would have rather made you a new sangria so that you could have fully enjoyed it. I suspect yours happened to have a little too much soda which made us adjust the recipe to omit it. I have had sangria everywhere and ours is hands down the best as everyone... More

Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bibo was highly recommended to us and we went with great enthusiasm. I thought it was pricey for what we got. Local wine need not be $11.50 a glass!!!

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We do use the best quality, organic or local or hormone free ingredents while ensuring good value as well as having delicious dishes at a variety of price ranges. What our guests want to spend is up to them. Our wine is available in all price ranges starting at $7 and there are great BC wines that are around $8... More

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You will love this patio. It's tucked away in the shade on the side of a hill. We were visitors to Nelson and went out for appetizers, a drink and some dessert. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed and thank you for your review. June More

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Bibo. It was a very hot, July night and people were only seated at outdoor tables on the patio. It's quiet at Bibo--far enough from Baker Street that the traffic doesn't penetrate. The restaurant is shaded by beautiful, huge maple trees. We decided to eat tapas style and share. Everything that we ordered was... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you appreciated your experience with us and hope to see you again. June More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful, small, little tasteful restaurant. Great people, great food. amazing home made ice tea.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed BiBO and thank you for your lovely review! June McEwen More

Nelson, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took my wife to Bibo for a special dinner recently (they are not open for breakfast or lunch). The weather cooperated and we were able to sit outside. We spent about $125 for two including tip and a bottle of wine. The portions weren't large but they were pretty good. Indoors is crowded and dark. The washrooms are almost... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try to use the best ingredients, often local and organic, as well as hormone free and sustainable meats and fish. We feel it is worth it for our health and that of our planet in the long run. We do however try to keep our prices as reasonable as possible and you will find... More

colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A recent trip to Baldface Lodge left us in Nelson overnight. I always try to find cool unique restaurants and Bibo exceeded our expectations. Imaginative food perfectly executed with a quirky and eccentric tiny dining room. Service was not perfect but was solid without mistakes, timing was a little on the longer side, but for this type of cuisine in... More

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and it is so rewarding to be acknowledged for what we work so hard to achieve. More

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