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The Library Lounge

422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
+1 250-352-5331
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabbage rolls” (11 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible atmosphere led a very enjoyable night out with family. Live musician playing in the background was lovely. We can recommend the king crab, delicious.

Thank debsgoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local and don't eat out often, but if we have out of town guests or wish to treat ourselves...the library is our first choice. The food is very good and the staff are friendly and courteous.

Thank Patsyjay
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is certainly a quaint old hotel bar. The menu is same as the restaurant and is quite good. Prices are reasonable ambiance is good.

Thank BobFarr2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great room great decor. Romantic. Music most nights. Close to downtown. Food is average. Service is great.

Thank RobShelley54
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Beautiful, cozy and warm atmosphere. Bartenders and servers are always pleasant and friendly. The menu has a great, diverse selection which means there's always something for everyone. Food is flavorful and consistent at a reasonable price point.

Thank BlueTTy
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were staying for just one night in the Hume Hotel and after a long journey came down to the Library in the late afternoon for a drink and to relax. The atmosphere was so convivial that we decided to stay on for dinner. The...More

Thank Foxymerlin
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thanks for coming in and we are happy that you thoroughly enjoyed everything. We hope that we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Same good food provided at all the restaurants/pub located at this location. Pub is great with pool tables and plenty of tv’s playing the day’s games.

Thank Gunnye P
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Looked for a quiet, relaxing place with exceptional food and definitely found it here. The charm of the old library, the excellent service and fantastic meal were all first rate.

2  Thank tokass3
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Hume serves a Sunday brunch You will love it but make a reservation if you want to be sure. See you in the Library.

Thank redfish38
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We'd been driving all day and just coming off a week of wedding preps for our daughter and were driving home. Really, really needed a very good steak, a bottle of wine and a chance to relax. The Library more than met our expectations. Best...More

Thank TravellingMariner
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Ryan M | Property representative |
You can go to the Hume Hotel website and there is a section called Menus. It is the same menu for all departments within the hotel!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
The Library Lounge is at the heart of the Hume Hotel. Located just off the front lobby, The Library has a cozy, parlour-like atmosphere with a replica of the original Hume Hotel bar (complete with brass) polished and prepped for your visit. Caryatids and original moldings decorate the interior, as does the original monumental brick hearth and fireplace that warms the room. Full restaurant meal service is offered, as are a selection of wines, beer and spirits to complement the live jazz and other music featured nightly.
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