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Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

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Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

I am planning meetings in the Nanaimo area. We have guests arriving from UK, USA and Canada. I'd like to book a nice restaurant for dinner. Any recommendations of excellent places to dine in Nanaimo?

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1. Re: Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

We like the Dingy dock pub,not fancy but the food is good and you take a neat little ferry from the marina to Protection island.It can get a little crowded on weekends but its a neat place.My parents(originaly from the UK) eat there a couple of times a year,we go evry year were on the island.They have alot of seafood,steaks and bar fare.We go for the fish and chips!!!! If your friend are visiting they might enjoy it.Hope this helps.SYOTR

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2. Re: Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

We have several restaurants that we recommend on a daily basis to our guests.

Our favourite restaurant is the Mahle House in Cedar, just outside of Nanaimo. Near the Mahle House is an outstanding, authentic pub called the Crow and Gate.

In the downtown area we also like the Dinghy Dock Pub and Bistro for it's uniqueness. Basque is a new restaurant featuring French and Spanish food from the Basque region. Drift is also a newer restaurant featuring classic meals with a new twist. Tania's features a tapas bar and restaurant on one side and a live jazz bar on the other. Bistro Taiyo offers home cooked Japanese food featuring foods that people eat on a daily basis in Japan.

We also like the Longwood Brew Pub. They have a restaurant on the main floor with excellent food and a pub downstairs. They brew their own beer. They also have a private boardroom which you can also book as a private dining room. This room looks over the restaurant.

Hope this helps. Enjoy your time in Nanaimo

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3. Re: Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

Thanks very much for your help!

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4. Re: Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

You're welcome. Enjoy your time in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island.

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5. Re: Recommended places to dine in Nanaimo?

Don't bother going to the Longwood brew pub. It is over priced for the quality of food and service you receive! I would recommend the modern cafe downtown. Similar prices, better food and better service!!

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