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The Nest Bistro

77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (20 reviews)
“risotto” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (35 reviews)
Italian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a birthday dinner and sat in a great curved booth, looking out at the hills, sunset and the tops of big leaf maples! The sauces on the food here are to die for! Everything we ate was perfectly balanced and served with casual...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went here for dinner and I have to say we had the best food we have had in a long time ! We had the mushroom risotto and the pesto cream gnocchi which were both to die for ! The wine...More

Thank tamiw303
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I’m visiting for work, I didn’t expect this place to be as fancy as it was, the food was good, I had a sirloin burger with the salad, the burger was great despite being a frozen patty I think, it was very uniform but that...More

Thank Vince F
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, and good food. It was a busy night, and we were going to a concert afterwards, so did not have unlimited time. No problem! Service was fast and friendly. Each of the 4 of us ordered a different meal, and all were happy...More

Thank Rogerw303
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Busy place but we were able to get a table for four without a reservation on a Thursday night. Service is attentive and the appetizers and mains are well prepared and tasty. My wife’s Miso Salmon Salad was spicy which caught her by surprise. A...More

Thank KevinsFamilyof5
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We finally were able to use a gift certificate that we had for several months. Was a delightful dinner. I had the special, peanut curry with prawns. It was delicious as was the salad with pears and blue cheese. My partner had the beef and...More

Thank Nell A
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I can not praise this quaint Bistro enough, The service was excellent, we were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in, all tables are great. The service exceeded any expectations that we had from the time we were greeted to the moment that...More

Thank Mauigirl111
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We really enjoyed the friendly service, My wife and I had the seafood stew. We were not overly impressed with it. For $21 a bowl I expected "Wow!" and did not get even close. Our friend had the Mac and cheese and he was very...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our reservation was accepted and recommended ,we were greeted and seated very quickly. The service was excellent through the entire evening. The menu was complete and diverse for everyone. Appetizers were delicious. The main menu was fantastic our salmon dish was very tasty and filling....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband & I love going here for a date night dinner, but I also love meeting friends for lunch or an after work drink.. there's not a Wine Bar in Nanaimo, however The Nest has EXCELLENT wines by the glass... this night, we started...More

Thank S_Leach
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Questions & Answers
9 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
We answer the phone during business hours only. Pacific time zone is our local time as well.
9 June 2018|
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Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Sorry you have not gotten us on the phone (8hrs time zone difference) but I would like to let you know we have received your reservation and it is confirmed in the reservation book. I will not quote the details here on a... More
Janice M
27 October 2016|
Response from PassionatePeeps | Property representative |
Yes, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. We look forward to having you as our guest. Nic, chef/proprietor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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