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“Fantastic little restaurant!”
Review of The Nest Bistro

The Nest Bistro
Ranked #17 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: French, Italian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic little restaurant!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Nanaimo. It is small and intimate, and the food is fantastic! It was a great find!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good service great food”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Restaurant was very accommodating when we asked to increase our reso numbers at the last minute right before Christmas . They did their very best, accommodated us, and warned us it would be snug. We appreciated their efforts. Food and service were both excellent!

  • Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tried once, won't be back”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Overrated. Food was completely unremarkable save for the truffle butter. Ambiance was shockingly lacking for the price point and Christmas decorations very tacky. Wine list decent, service good but I would not go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nanaimo you are so lucky”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We took friends from Nanoose. It was their first time. They said the Nest was warm and cosy. Appetizers - The crunchy prawns were my favourite followed by roast beef yorkshire pudding, then the brie and mushroom tart. Main courses, two of us had the steak, yum, the others had the duck with rave reviews. Nice selection of wine and desserts with great service.

  • Visited November 2013
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British Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Masterful focus on service and quality dining!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Once again, I had the great pleasure of visiting The Nest. Apart from the oustandingly quirky and very local-BC wine list - we had a Joie Farm Rose and a Cassini Pinot Noir - the food rides that fine line between elegance and richness. Not too "lean", not too "fat"... I'm gradually eating my way though the menu and still have a few stops to make... Although I rarely eat desserts, I manage to try one or two every time I am lucky enough to visit...

  • Visited December 2013
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