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“Nice new flare to Nelson cuisine”
Review of Rel-ish

Rel-ish
Ranked #9 of 100 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$29
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Went to Rel-ish for Mother's Day and then again in early June. Place has a nice patio, and good food -with several different kinda options. Enjoyed the yam fries, home made burgs, and salads topped with candies pecans.
Cons - seats on patio are horribly uncomfortable. Service was a little on the slow side but the waitresses are cute and sweet.

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Thank Daniel T
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Trevor D, Owner at Rel-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for rating us on trip advisor. We appreciate the feed back from all our guests. As a small
Family business we have to upgrade slowly, the chairs are on the list.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We ordered salads which were quite good ( warm mushroom on greens and roasted beets on greens). We each ordered a salmon filet to top the salad. The salmon was overdone - not inedible- just cooked until a little hard and dry.

The tables are so close together that when a couple was seated next to us, we felt as if a private conversation was impossible.

This place isn't bad; it just isn't good.

Thank LML22
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Trevor D, Owner at Rel-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Thank you for rating us on trip advisor. We pride ourselves in making ever experience excellent. If you were unsatisfied with your salmon it is your reponsibility to lets us know. Our staff would have been more then happy to remake it for you. It only takes a few minutes to cook a new piece to your liking. Relish is a small space that we must maximize. We feel it is perfect for that intimate experience between food and service.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Small restaurant with neat decor and great lunch menu. Tucked into the corner of the street so check out the sidewalk sign for specials.

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Thank Ellen J
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Trevor D, Owner at Rel-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Thank you for rating us on trip advisor! We appreciate the time you have takin to let us know how we are doing.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I came to Relish on Mother's Day with my mother, mother-in-law, and son. We sat in a cute little corner by the window. The goat cheese prawns were to die for and our meals were also very tasty. Service was good. My only complaint is that the male bartender was cursing quite loud at one point which I thought was highly inappropriate. Will definitely be returning.

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Trevor D, Owner at Rel-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for rating is on trip advisor and brining this issue to my attention. I have taken steps to insure this behavior will happen again.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

After reading mostly good reviews on Trip Advisor for Rel-ish I was excited to try it. Unfortunately my experience did not meet expectations. Six of us had dinner on a Sunday night and I feel I an average rating is being generous. Maybe it was just an off night?

The cocktail list has a good selection but the margarita came with pepper in it? The description in the menu just says "on the rocks" so if you are going to mess around with a classic margarita at least put the description in the menu. To give credit where credit is due the server did re-make the margarita as a classic and was much improved. The wine list consists of a very limited selection of Okanagan swill. If you want to drink decent wine bring your own. Corkage is $15.

Appetizers were decent. The stuffed prawns had a bit too many flavours going on and probably don't need the cheese. The cheese bread was good but at $8 also pricey. The beans were good.

Dinner -- ok, where to start. We had five different entrees and four of them were disappointing.

The burger had nice greens but the bun was dry and verging on stale and hamburger patty lacked any flavour, fries (if you could even call them that) were overcooked and crunchy and looked like they were from the bottom of the bag. The seafood pasta special was supposed to come with a white wine pesto sauce. It was literally swimming in very thin, watery, tasteless sauce without any resemblance of pesto. The ribs, while tender were quite tasteless. They needed basting under a broiler or something to add some flavour. The salmon was ok but the noodles it came with were way overcooked and soggy. Again giving credit where due the fisherman's pie was good.
The creme brûlée had some potential but was undercooked so the custard was runny. Judging by the colour of the custard I don't think free range eggs were used. The sugar crust was thin.. too thin and vanilla extract (not bean) was used to flavour.

The service was decent, however I felt the server did not give our table enough attention. Once the bill finally came it took forever for her to come back to settle it. Given that we spent $400 and brought our own wine I felt disappointed by the entire experience. Unfortunately I can't recommend and unlikely will be back.

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Thank AJay1974
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Trevor D, Owner at Rel-ish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

I am surprised to hear that your experience was disappointing. Our prosciutto wrapped prawns are by far the most popular appetizer on our menu. People flock here for them and we would never consider modifying them. It is unfortunate that you were disappointed with your entrees. We work hard to be consistent and the description of your entrees does not sound like food we like to present. We pride ourselves in serving a small selection of BC VQA wine. We listen to what people like, change it on a regular basis and serve almost all of it by the glass. We are also a small restaurant and have limited space for storage. I do apologize for the time it took to settle up your bill. We were inconvenienced by the card machine being down due to internet service issues. It did take a bit of time to get matters resolved and back on track. Thank you for your input.

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