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Canadian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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518 Hall St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1Z2, Canada
+1 250-352-2744
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Bibo has no "vegan" entre on the menu, our waitress Daylen was super helpful in working with the chef to get me a warm and delicious Plant-based Whole Foods bowl of grains, grilled veggies and fingerling potatoes. Everything seasoned to perfection with just the right textures, and beautifully presented. Kudos to everyone at Bibo. We'll go there again when... More 

Thank sandc4465
Kent england
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening in this attractive well situated restaurant with a mixed lively clientele, excellent cocktails (gin,rosemary,basil and peppercorns anyone?..delicious)...great friendly service and very good food. Highly recommended.

Thank willgracekentengland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go here every birthday! I love the especially the mussels! I love how the menu changes! Can't wait to go next year!

Thank Meadow K
Spokane, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to Bibo before, but we'll go back. Great setting in Nelson, friendly staff, inviting drink and food menu. Fresh flavors, just great food and drink. We tried a couple of their house-made cocktails (favorite:"Old Growth Forest" with cedar-infused gin) and had dinner on the patio. Would go back with enthusiasm. Recommend purchasing a "beer for the kitchen" for... More 

Thank Bruce H
BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we are very grateful for this excellent review you shared...more good karma for you! June McEwen More 

Edmonton, AB
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for a large family gathering so had the patio reserved for us. We had pre-ordered and staff did an amazing job of matching names to orders. Recommended some wonderful wines and were prompt with drinks and food. The buttermilk chicken was not a hit with everyone but the tiradito, catch of the day and duck were wonderful

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

Thank you for your excellent review and we are glad your family gathering was enjoyed by all. We love hosting these big events and are glad everyone felt well taken care of. Yes, it is not the everyday chicken dish you find in most restaurants but our buttermilk fried chicken on green onion pancake with chendu syrup is a hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice for vegans and vegetarians. Might want to check the specials before you take your husband for dinner - not many meat dishes. Nice outdoor patio. Salad and quinoa bowl were both excellent. Service was a little slow.

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

Thank you for your excellent review. We are sorry the service was a little slow when you visited...this is the busiest time of the year and there can be some challenging hits. Our servers are caring and are normally efficient as well. We use the best ingredients possible and a lot of care goes into the dishes our chef and... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place, patio is great but food is overpriced for what you get. We tried various food in the menu and none of them exceeded our expectations. I have had great meals for less the price. The waitress encourages you take the sparkling water but doesn't tell you it's extra and pushes you to spend more. Overall, it was not... More 

Thank Rebecca T
BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

We use the best quality, locally sourced, oganic ingredients, ethically raised meat, sustainable seafood and fish. Everything is made in house and dishes are made to order. The true flavour comes through in our dishes as we do not smother them in sauces or too many additions to compensate for lesser quality. If you are used to eating like this,... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank mikewD7187PG
BiBONelson, Owner at Bibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from your visit earlier in August. We are so glad that you appreciated the food our chef and team create. Thanks for posting your photos as well. August is the busiest month if the year for restauants in Nelson and we have since stepped up the service support to work with the servers from that... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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

Thank ruff67
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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226 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 

Thank RyguyC
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $27
Canadian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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?