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518 Hall St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1Z2, Canada
+1 250-352-2744
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Spokane
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We usually eat at the same two or three restaurants when we travel to Nelson so this time we decided to try a different one, with Bibo recommended by our B & B. I had a tasty gin & tonic, my wife the summer berry lemonade. Her main dish was the hangar steak, which was cooked and sliced perfectly (she... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost worth a trip to Nelson for this place alone. Wonderful food and great service. Highly recommended. You can invoke "good karma" by selecting "beer for the kitchen" off the menu. A fun place

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and shared this excellent review. This alone will bring you good karma! June McEwen More 

Alberta, Canada
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224 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole Nelson area has a very laid back attitude, which is great for lounging on a beach, but it also translates to relatively poor customer service. Even in higher end places like Bibo the staff are more focused on chatting up the regulars than providing effecient service. One of the waitresses spent several minutes on the phone with her... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the service. Your are right, this is not acceptable to take personal calls on shift. It is dificult for you to know if those walk ins were turned away because there were reservations for the tables that were being billed which was likely the case as it was a very busy night. We are... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place takes ages! We went through two bottles of wine even before receiving appies, ordered at the same time as wine! The food was very disappointing once received - cold and bland. Thankfully management comped one of our meals - funny enough it was the only one who actually likes the meal, when we all kindly expressed our dislike.... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

I don't know what to say here except that we couldn't help notice you have conributed only 3 similarly poor reviews ever, all in Nelson, all targeting the top few spots on this forum and all on the same day...curious. It is a very uncharacteristic that our food would be described this way. Running our food is a priority...it would... More 

Summerland, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a tough review. The food, and our drinks, were definitely excellent. We both had top notch meals with creative, interesting flavors. Even our cocktails were original and memorable. The ambiance at first glance seems good. We were seated on the outside patio, and it sits adjacent the old brick of the building. However, here are 3 suggestions to... More 

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Thank Chilling44
BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Glad you felt our food and drinks were excellent. I'm not sure what you are referring to about your server not knowing the menu. I appreciate your suggestions. We are a casual dinning environment with very caring, experienced servers. They do have assigned tables but they work as a team and help each other out. We are dissapointed to hear... More 

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273 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every time we visit Nelson. Consistently great food and service. Enjoyed a pre dinner speciality cocktail, followed by a mussels appetizer. The salmon from the nightly special board was my choice and it was superb...we have always had delicious food here-I recommend you give it a go! The wait staff are outstanding as well. Thanks to all!!... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us again and for your excellent review. We are so glad you enjoy what we do and hope to see you on your next visit! June McEwen More 

Liberty Lake, Washington
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice find for us as the food was fantastic throughout our meal. We were lucky enough to score an outdoor seat as they easily accommodated us showing up 15 minutes early on a busy Friday night. We started with the mussels and we both agreed they were the best we have ever had. Cooked perfectly in a... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

It is so great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us and we appreciate your excellent review. Thank you for sharing! June McEwen More 

Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food (all local &/or made in house), service & gin selection was nothing short of spectacular. My husband & I were not expecting the quality of food & service which we received. The charcuterie with BC cheeses & local meats including duck & bison was equal, if not better, than any we have ever had. The ceviche in both... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We are so gratefull for your amazing review and that you enjoyed our food so much as well as appreciated the level of service our team strives for. Thank you for sharing your excellent experience . June McEwen More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal I had at BiBo. I had the halloum Mediterranean salad, coconut curry mussels and fennel olives. With the aperitif and wine it was a bit pricey. I'd dine there again. Recommended for a date night or other special event.

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We make everything from scratch using locally sourced ingredients that are usually organic. Our chefs make our food to order and nothing is frozen. Our meats and fish are sustainable, hormone free and local. Despite the exceptional quality, we have worked hard at keeping the costs down so our prices are very... More 

Calgary
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bibo on Saturday, July 23rd and were thoroughly impressed with the food, ambiance, and service. We arrived and were promptly seated on the patio which was busy full of couples and families. The ambiance on the patio is great. It's casual and magically hidden above the street but cozy under some very tall trees. The lighting is very... More 

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BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate when guests fully enjoy everything we strive for in making it the best experience possible. We thank you for sharing the details of what its like to dine with us in this outstanding review and we hope to see you again soon. June McEwen More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$4 - $27
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Hall St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-2744
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?