Restaurants Directory

Where to Eat

Restaurants in British Columbia are in a unique and enviable position when it comes to sourcing food. Ideal growing and farming conditions, coupled with abundant natural resources allow for chefs across the province to easily source regional and seasonal goods. This includes the endless bounty of orchard fruit; earthy wild vegetables like morel mushrooms, asparagus and fiddleheads; wild game like venison, quail and duck; fresh local cheeses; seafood and fish such as salmon, oysters and spot prawns.

B.C. is the ideal place to practice the 100-mile diet, as so much is easily and naturally produced within that radius just about anywhere in the province. And a lot of it is organic and sustainable.

So whether you decide to splurge on a five-star restaurant, patronize a quaint mom and pop café or pack a picnic basket for a scenic lunch overlooking a vineyard, you can bet you'll eat well and fell good about it too.

B.C.'s restaurants also pay homage to its wines in a way unsurpassed by other wine- producing regions. Just about every establishment you visit will have a solid selection of local wines and display them proudly.

The same is true at winery restaurants. While the selection will mostly be limited to their own products, the advantage here is two-fold. First all, the menu is typically built around the wines, showcasing them to their best advantage. Many of the dishes will be infused with the same wine that has been recommended to pair with them - thereby creating the ideal match. Secondly, many winery restaurants have picturesque settings with unstoppable views of mountains, lakes or vineyards.

While you are permitted to bring your own wine to restaurants, the fine dining rooms in B.C. will often have an exclusive selection of rare local products you might not be able to find anywhere else.

Always ask about the special - typically it will feature the freshest, in-season ingredients and represents good value. Instead of opting for a litre of the house wine - which often has the greatest mark-up - check out the by-the-glass selections of premium wines. You might drink less, but you'll enjoy it more. If you order a bottle of wine, but don't finish it - ask the server to re-cork it and take it with you!



  • Blu Saffron Bistro @ Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

    2845 Boucherie Road
    West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2G6
    Phone: (778) 755-5550, ext 108
    www.volcanichillswinery.com

    Voted "Best New Winery" 2011.  Open year round, restaurant and seasonal patio, rental facility, wine boutique, children's play area and expansive wine bar.

  • Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate Winery

    1055 Camp Road,
    Okanagan Centre, B.C.
    Phone: (250) 766-3168 Ext. 2
    Toll Free: 1-800-663-4205
    www.grapevinerestaurant.ca

    Situated on one of the most beautiful slopes overlooking Lake Okanagan, the Grapevine restaurant prides itself on its creative, fresh cuisine. Our philosophy is simple, exceed our guests expectations while supporting local farmers and producers.  Open April through October.

  • Hillside Winery & Bistro

    1350 Naramata Road
    Penticton, BC  V2A 2L8
    Phone (250) 493-6274
    www.hillsidewinery.ca

    Located in the heart of the Naramata Bench wine region, Hillside Winery & Bistro is celebrating over 25 years of making award winning wines.

  • La Bussola

    1451 Ellis Street
    Kelowna, BC
    Phone: (250) 763-3110
    www.labussolarestaurant.com

    Enjoy a sensory experience where each course is savoured, every aroma enjoyed and taste treasured. Family owned since 1974.

  • Miradoro @ Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

    537 Tinhorn Creek Road
    Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
    Phone: (250) 498-3742
    www.tinhorn.com

    Panoramic views of the valley below; clean lines, and a comfortable atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. All of this, in the heart of the south Okanagan - with a hint of Mediterranean on the palate.

  • Old Vines Restaurant

    3303 Boucherie Road
    West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3
    Phone: (250)769-2500
    Toll Free: 1-800-420-9463
    www.quailsgate.com

    Consistently recognized as one of the top winery restaurant in British
    Columbia, our restaurant offers fresh, sustainable,  locally sourced
    ingredients over a stunning vista of Okanagan lake.

  • r a n g e at Predator Ridge Resort

    301 Village Centre Place
    Vernon, BC V1H 1T2
    Phone: (250) 542-3436
    Toll Free: 1-888-578-6688
    www.predatorridge.com

    For an early morning breakfast, relaxing lunch or an upscale yet unpretentious dinner, r a n g e 's expertly prepared fare and warm, welcoming service will exceed your expectations.

  • Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, The

    500 Burrowing Owl Place (off Black Sage Road)
    Oliver, BC V0H 1T1
    Phone: (250) 498-0620
    Toll Free: 1-877-498-0620
    www.burrowingowlwine.ca

    Open February - December. Fine cuisine paired with award winning wines in a beautiful vineyard setting.

  • Sunset Lounge & Dining Room @ Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club

    5101 Upper Booth Rd South
    Kelowna, BC V1X 7V8
    Phone: (250) 765-7671
    www.sunsetranchbc.com

    The Sunset Lounge offers a casual place to unwind for lunch or dinner after a great day on the course. Enjoy a glass of wine and a great meal on one of the open air patios which offer beautiful lake and valley views.  The Sunset Dining Room offers first class menu selections in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Our Culinary team uses only the freshest products and highest quality ingredients in the preparation of all dishes.  

  • Sunset Organic Bistro @ Summerhill

    4870 Chute Lake Road
    Kelowna, BC
    V1W 4M3
    250 764 8000
    www.summerhill.bc.ca
     
    Featuring seasonal wine paired cuisine in a rustic, relaxed atmosphere. Executive Chef Jesse Croy draws from the bounty of regional organic farmers, including an onsite half-acre biodynamic vegetable patch.

  • Terrafina Restaurant @ Hester Creek Estate Winery

    887 Road 8
    Oliver, BC V0H 1T1
    Phone: (250) 498-2229
    www.terrafinarestaurant.com

    Comfortable, Old World charm with an injection of New World approach inspires everything from our décor to the way we prepare our pizza dough and present our traditional Antipasto platter.

  • The Vanilla Pod Restaurant @ Poplar Grove Winery

    425 Middle Bench Road
    Penticton, BC V2A 8S5
    Phone 250.494.8222
    www.thevanillapod.ca

    Enjoy the spectacular views while feasting on dishes created by award winning Chef Bruno Terroso. Open daily from 11:30 am - 9 pm. Reservations recommended.

  • Vineyard Terrace Restaurant. The @ CedarCreek Estate Winery

    5445 Lakeshore Road,
    Kelowna, V1W 4S5
    Phone (250) 764-8866 ext 107
    www.cedarcreek.bc.ca

    The Vineyard Terrace is the perfect setting to savour wine and food. Besides breathtaking views, enjoy Lunch and Weekend Brunch daily from mid-June to Mid-September. Terrace Hours: Mid June to Mid Sept 11am to 4pm (open till 6pm Fri and Sat)

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