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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
06:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

delicious varied menu. Try the steak bites for an appy. I ordered two! Ceasers are the best and the main entrees were absolutely delicious. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The ambiance of this place will make you want to stay all night. Great service as well.

Thank shannonbeyak
Trail, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite spots. Great food and atmosphere. The service is probably the best I've seen in Nelson.

Thank Walter_Kowalski
Hayden, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the unique setup of this bar, which has three levels. Fair pricing, nice staff. A good place to relax and have a drink.

Thank Danna C
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in - it sounds as though you may have been sitting in Mike's Place which is our three level pub upstairs from the Library Lounge. Same menu just a different atmosphere. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself here at the Hume Hotel & Spa. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We left it until the last of several nights,staying at the historic Hume Hotel, to dine at its signature restaurant, The Library. It has a special atmosphere in a heritage building. The walls are decorated with bookshelves containing old leather bound books, and the ceiling is lined with fabric in a manner that reminds me of an old theatre. Add... More 

1 Thank Sally A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere - especially in winter! Loved the period decor and the feel of the whole building. The food however was not from the late 1890's. From pasta to traditional pub fare everything was fantastic and when appropriate it was decadent! We'll be back for sure.

1 Thank Leann M
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

This is great to hear, thanks for coming in and spreading the good word out there. More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Good food with a very couples oriented, quiet atmosphere. Very cool, restored old setting and good service.

1 Thank BrandonMa11
Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to come for quiet dinner or drinks. It's kid free so the atmosphere is cosy and intimate. I've been with friends and with my husband. Great food and service.

1 Thank kristyfode
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and checking us out. We appreciate the positive feedback. More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 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, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?