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The Modern
Wild Inspired

Explore and discover the earthy, bright and bold flavours of the forests, fields and shores that surround us.

Welcome to
The Modern

The Modern is a new casual, contemporary dining experience from the owners of Gabriel’s Cafe. Housed in an iconic Nanaimo heritage building, our dining room and outdoor patio are perfect for a relaxed get together with friends or a special celebration. Our menu and daily specials highlight the rich diversity of wild foods that flourish all around us.


This place has history. That got us thinking about the land. The ground that The Modern sits on, and the forests, fields and shores that surround us. This land has supported and inspired us. That’s why we are committed to making reciprocity trust payments. It’s about recognizing and acknowledging the land.

Daily Specials

Our daily specials feature wild and foraged ingredients, gathered with care and respect for the land, here on Vancouver Island. Follow us on social media and see what’s wild inspired today.

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