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The Nest Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
(250) 591-2722
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chicken with Brie was good. BUT the SPRINGROLLS were NOT good!!! The meat for it was very tough! I could hardly eat it and only ate a small amount. I am reviewing this dish so that they will hopefully improve this dish or remove it from the menu......for their own good. I told the waiter that it wasn't good, I... More 

Thank VanIsleGal
Nanaimo, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We were given one of the best seats in the house.My wife dietary limitations were accomodated as if it was routine. Our drinks, appetizers, and entres were delivered promptly and were very tasty. Prices are competitive with similar restaurants. We also split a dessert which when the bill was delivered, was complimentary.... More 

1 Thank Charles E
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate dinner at The Nest while on a business trip to Nanaimo and I would definitely recommend it. The staff are laid -back, friendly and professional and the food is very tasty. I recommend the smoky prawns!

1 Thank Sarah M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many of my friends have eaten here so it was time to try The Nest out. A really interesting location with views of the city and Mount Benson. Nice modern, quirky and rustic decor inside. We were early but greeted well and taken to our table immediately. Definitely an up market menu for Nanaimo. The service was first class and... More 

Thank islandholidaymaker
Olympia, Washington
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357 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure of my time line, I did not book on a Friday evening and ended up eating at the bar. This being a bustling place, I recommend booking if you can. Aside from feeling like a 9 yr-old who wished I had a phone book to sit on because the bar hit me about my solar plexus, it was... More 

Thank SkykomishBob
B.C. Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was average to good. The food was exceptionally good. The value is excellent. There is nothing more to day. Don't just sit there, go today!

Thank Canadan9
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Best seafood risotto. Great service. I wish they had a livelier atmosphere. Maybe I'll go back on a Friday night.

Thank Coffeeritual
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary at the Nest last night for dinner. Joshua was our server and he was perfect! He explained the menu, picked the wine and created a non-alcoholic drink for my wife - which she loved. The food was amazing - tasty and just the right amount. We will be back as we are locals - so... More 

1 Thank Chris F
Newbury Park, California
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The food was scrumptious...mushroom ricotta and dessert . spicegingercake with carmel sauce....but need to request extra sauce...setting is up above the tree line, hence the name. however you do need res if possible as it issoooo popular with locals also. Chelsea was such an outstanding server...very genuine, fun and helpful as well as uplifting on a rainy evening. A very... More 

Thank Frank L
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The Fishermans soup was delectable, it was filling and so flavorful. Seafood taxed like it was freshly caught. Our server was excellent, very friendly and efficient.

Thank Marg G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: (250) 591-2722
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?