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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
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the beer, the service and the ambience. What an amazing hotel this is, when the renovations are completed it will be even better. My friend enjoyed a lovely meal too.

Thank David D
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff (MJ) was great. A quiet beer after a long drive was what we wanted. We loved the decor and the ambiance. We actually returned later on in the afternoon for another drink. Great lounge in an awesome hotel.

Thank ghuizer
Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy , good service, live music! This place is good for singles at the bar, couples or small groups of friends! Warm atmosphere!

Thank lea765
Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service. Local beer on tap. Flexible for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten free, low sugar diet or vegetarian.

Thank Branwen H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch at the Library Lounge. The food was incredible and very filling. The selections weren't your typical fare. They had a good selection of gluten free options too.

Thank mcmommaof6
Grand Forks, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff , very friendly, efficient and attentive. Ordered the 10 oz prime rib and the Salmon salad. Both were very tasty and visually appealing. The Yorkshire pudding which comes with the prime rib is excellent. While a little sinewy the prime rib was tasty and as medium rare was the state when ordered it was very good.

Thank Rick H
Guildford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Library is in the Hume Hotel, and it's a dark, heavily decorated room in an odd mix of Art Deco and Edwardian kitsch. The service is excellent and the food is, well, OK and at reasonable prices. The beer options were poor, however. They had a little old bloke on an organ who was pretty talented and not at... More 

Thank lazy_diver
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We loved it so much we came back the next night for dinner again! Even just ordering a burger, every bite was fabulous. It came with what was probably the best Caesar salad I ever had. I also loved the ambience - cozy and elegant at the same time. The seafood fettucine was also outstanding. If we are ever in... More 

Thank Audrey S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second time at the library lounge in the Hume hotel . Once again the food was awesome . I had the steak sandwich and the steak was cooked perfectly. My partner had mussels and he thoroughly enjoyed them . I was fighting a cold and I asked our server for a suggestion and the hot run drink... More 

Thank Lorna F
Rossland, Canada
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness if you like brusselsprouts at all then you need to come here. The chili lime Brussels sprouts were so so good. My friend and I are going to just come and order a serving each next time. We split one as an appy and it was really big. The salad was also a great portion size and... More 

Thank AlanaMike

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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
US$10 - US$31
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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. There is a full Gluten-Free menu available. 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?