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Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

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Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

Buying tickets to an upcoming concert at the theatre for my parents, and we wanted to get them a gift certificate for a restaurant meal before the concert..I havent been to Nanaimo in years so don't even know where the theatre is..can anyone recommend a good restaurant nearby? Would prefer one that they could eat at and then walk to the theatre, but maybe there aren't any good ones immediately near the theatre..But they will have a car so if it's necessary they can drive..

Thanks for any suggestions..Looking for a nice upscale dinner rather than a chain restaurant, if possible..

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1. Re: Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

Welcome to the Nanaimo Forum Steve1.

The Port Theatre is located right downtown across the Boat Basin on Front Street.

Right beside the Port Theatre is the Coast Bastion Inn. They have a nice, upscale restaurant called Minnoz that would be a great choice for your parents. Their menu and information is at:

http://www.minnoz.com/

Alternatively, yet still close and within very easy walking distance of the Port Theatre is the newly reopened Modern Cafe. Not a super upscale restaurant but a good choice.

A couple more great choices, but not within easy walking distance, but still fairly close to the Port are the Nest Bistro and Asteras Greek Restaurant. They are located in the Old City Quarter. Both ofer outstanding food in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

http://www.thenestbistro.com/

http://www.asteras.ca/

Hope your folks enjoy the meal out and performance at the Port Theatre!

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2. Re: Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

Thanks very much dave..the first two both look great..I wanted them to be able to walk to the theatre mainly so they dont have to worry about finishing in time and rushing off to find a place to park, etc., so both sound good.

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3. Re: Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

You're welcome Steve1!

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4. Re: Restaurant recommendation near Port theatre?

Steve, your parents can let the wait staff know that they are attending the concert at the theater that night. They are very good about making sure they get out the door on time. We have done this ourselves at the Modern Cafe. They actually asked us before we could mention it!

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