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The Library Lounge

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422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
+1 250-352-5331
6:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Nelson, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the feeling of history placed upon you, come to the Library to enjoy a locally brewed pint, your preferred cocktail and a bite to eat... excellent atmosphere at this Historical building in the heart of Nelson, BC

Thank Javier G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Library Lounge located in the beautiful historic Hume Hotel is a fantastic dining experience. Warm and cozy like a big easy chair. The staff all long term at the Hume will treat you with friendliness and care for your experience. The menu is varied and always satisfying. If you need a place to rest then you must stay in... More 

1 Thank stewart m
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a friend's birthday. As usual the ambiance was great. Music was gentle and pleasant. Staff always seems to be helpful and pleasant at this site.

Thank Carrie F
Stanley, Idaho
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great meal here while enjoying fabulous live jazz (guitar and bass). The decor reminded us of classic London pubs. Food was classic and delicious. Service was professional and friendly.

Thank jrember
Central Saanich
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just before 5 pm on a Saturday night. Glad we did as we saw many set to wait in the bar not long after we settled in next to the fireplace. Stunning ambience. Loved the rich decor. Very good service and delicious dinner!

Thank biancam595
Lloydminster, Alberta
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to warm up after walking around Baker Street in October 2016. It was filled with people, the lights were very dim and they had the fireplace going.. soo cozy! We absolutely loved the "Sherlock Homes" kinda feel this place gave us. The walls were lined with books.. I can't remember if they're real or not but who... More 

Thank hnewcombe89
Lancashire England
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496 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant at the tourist information office. The restaurant is part of the hotel Hume Nelson and I got impression it was run with old fashioned ways and values. The restaurant was very busy and we were given the last table. The servers wore neat uniforms and were very polite and efficient. The menu had a good... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

the ingredients were fresh, well prepared and presented. Cozy atmosphere, pretty busy for a Thursday night but that could have been because it was Martini Thursday, my favourite.

Thank trianon3
Duncan, Canada
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Was looking for fish and chips this restaurant was recommended I've been here in the past so I knew that would be good. I ordered two pieces of halibut was very disappointed with the price way too expensive for this location. And then they use the excuse well it's halibut and then the cost of bringing it up that's not... More 

Thank Douglas W
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Douglas. It's not as though we are trying to offer up excuses - it's just a fact of life that the price of halibut has increased substantially over the past few years. We have priced it accordingly along with the rest of the items on our menu. We have contemplated bringing in an inferior fish like cod so we... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Took my wife for dinner and jazz on a Tuesday night. Perfect date. The music was great.The ornate, historic atmosphere can't be beat. The food was top quality. We shared a plate of poutine to start. She ordered the steak and said it was one of the best she's had. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. Everything from the sides... More 

Thank Shawn M

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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 - $31
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-5331
The Hume Hotel has three different food outlets to eat in that offer the same menu and a vast array of food. A family restaurant called the General Store, an intimate fireside lounge featuring live jazz called the Library Lounge or a lively, old English-style bar called Mike's Place Pub. We cook up amazing steaks, pastas, seafood, the '100 Mile Burger', sandwiches, salads and homemade desserts. We are also known for a legendary Sunday Brunch that goes from 11am - 2pm every Sunday. We are popular for our consistency, generous portions, food quality and reasonable prices all to be enjoyed in a character atmosphere that was built in 1898. There is no place like the Hume.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?