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Outer Clove Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Outer Clove Restaurant is a full-service, casual dining restaurant in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada that serves lunch and dinner. A long-time Nelson favourite, we offer contemporary and classic dishes from around the world. Garlic infuses the food-from a subtle hint to a more intense flavour explosion-while the service is warm and friendly and the vibe is casual. Everything on the evolving menu is freshly prepared from scratch and there are daily lunch and dinner specials. The dining room seats 34 patrons with a further 10 seats available on the seasonal patio.
$6 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Canadian, International, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We popped in here for early dinner when travelling through Nelson and weren't disappointed! Helpful friendly staff, imaginative and tasty food for a very fair price! Yum

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StaringAtRocks
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We had goulash which had very little gravy and very little flavour - the overwhelming flavour was cucumber. The cabbage rolls were better but still lacking flavour (the sauerkraut was not distinctive). Service was very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Drollighansel
Tomas G, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for your feedback. We are striving to balance our authenticity with western tastes and will take your comments as an opportunity to improve.

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This was the best meal I have had in a long time. We loved it! There were 13 of us and we all loved it! The service was really good and the people were so nice. The food was fresh and delicious. The soups were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rondit
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

After a long day of travel to get to Nelson, my Dad and I found the Outer Clove. Amazing menu that is executed with care. Anybody can fry schnitzel, but here it is as it should be; seasoned perfectly, fried to perfection and served with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joryb701
Tomas G, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review. I am happy we could kick off your holiday on the right foot!

Reviewed December 5, 2018

Huge portions and good value, think about ordering a few items and share. We did that an experience four eatern european dishes. Music was also a nice touch

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scenic688839
Tomas G, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Im glad you enjoyed your experience and found good value. You will never leave an Hungarian house or restaurant hungry, thats for sure!

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Which luckily we do. But seriously, Outer Clove Restaurant is a very welcoming, quiet but popular place with a great range of dishes on offer (and no, garlic isn't in every meal).

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hazel F
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Best dinner of our entire trip! We had the Penne Pollo Fettucini and Schnitzel and both were fantastic. One of the best schnitzels I have ever had - tender and juicy and a coating that was amazingly delicious. The service was 5 stars also, our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laurel S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and consistent food. I always enjoy the chicken quasar burger and the garlic aioli with the fries. Joy gives such excellent service! I would return time and time again just to have her as our server.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BlueTTy
Tomas G, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2018

Thanks for the great review! You made Joys day and she thanks you for your compliment. Thanks again, Tom

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased by the service, the food, and the ambiance. There was no hassle in substituting items and the servers advice was spot on. Will be going back for sure next time we are in Nelson.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gail d
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Outer Clove is located in a re-furbished building (what business isn't in Nelson?) It has an interesting and varied menu. We were unable to sample as much of it as we would have liked to, but the salad that we ordered was superb, the service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Harry H
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