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The Library Lounge

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422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
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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Victoria, Canada
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had supper there my husband and I. The hotel is having lots of renovations right now and the Lounge/bar is the place with the most atmosphere. We had the daily special which was the Artic Char with all the trimming. Very enjoyable and delicious. Such a wonderful feeling to eat at that old hotel lounge.

Thank Carmelle N
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 100 mile burger sounded so good. Local beef. Local bun. Local cheese. Unfortunately it arrived severely burned on the edges and it was so thin that the edges almost went to the middle. The tomato basil soup was excellent and the outside seating gave you a feeling of one of Nelson's main intersections.

Thank webtravel
Kamloops, Canada
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. The decor is amazing. The live jazz music is perfect (a woman singing and make accompany on guitar I think). Service was great - nothing special, but certainly appropriate. My husband enjoyed his fish and chips, however my calamari wasn't very good. (We were not asked about the lack of eating and did not mention... More 

Thank Rachel H
Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot has been written already about The Library. One of 3 places to eat within the historic Hume hotel, certainly our "happy spot" for a quality dining experience. We visited on a Thursday at 4 pm, so it was quiet. Personal service as we were one of two couples there. We got the dinner menu and had a hard... More 

Thank cheapdental
Spokane Valley, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inside the Hume Hotel. A great menu. Three of us had the cabbage rolls and one had lasagna. They were both excellent, and filling. We also tried some local beers--wonderful. Very good service. The streets of Nelson can be pretty busy with some interesting people in the summer. The hotel offers a get-away from all of that. We will absolutely... More 

Thank spokane1946
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quirky in a typically unique Nelson style (yes, I know that does not quite make sense but if you know anything at all about Nelson you'll get it!). Amazing decor. Nice fire. Tiny space for up to 2 musos - often jazz - several nights a week - close enough to get chips from your plate whist still playing. No... More 

Thank SydneyJohn_D
Nelson, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eating in the library is a real experience . A wonderful fireplace in the winter, plus shelves of books makes it a truly wonderful place to have lunch .

Thank 859nancyw
Nelson, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've eaten many times at the Library in the Hume Hotel. Sandwiches, soups, pasta and steaks. Everything is well prepared, filling and tasty. The service is friendly and timed just right. The walls are decorated with book shelves lined with every sort of book imaginable. The people watching out the windows is as good as it gets anywhere in Nelson.

Thank K00tenaykid
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch and drinks and were glad we did. The food was great; very fresh ingredients, nice presentation and good variety. Lots of vegetarian options too. Service was very good. As notable as the food was the comfortable environment. We felt we could easily spend hours there lounging and chatting, watching the... More 

Thank megzimm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food!! We had cabbage Rolls, borscht and pizza. Not one complaint! I can see why this restaurant is rated #1

Thank Sue H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $31
Steakhouse, Canadian, Italian, Pub, Gluten Free
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 12503525331
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?