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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

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Wine Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
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425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
+1 250-493-9463
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by people at our B&B and it did not disappoint. I don't drink alcohol but my partner says the wines were the best in the valley. We did have a lovely evening meal on their terrace overlooking the valley and the lake. Great food, which is not always a given when you're on a road trip.... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Two friends and I had the pleasure of dining at the Vanilla Pod last weekend and we thought the food and service were rave-worthy. This is an elegant yet comfortable restaurant which we will definitely return to. I had the duck confit which was perfect and my friends had the paella and beef cheeks. All were very happy with their... More 

Thank VancouverCorky
St. Albert, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The view, the service, the potatoes pancakes. Yes, the potato pancakes! Paul JONES and his kitchen staff have taken a rudimentary appetizer and turned it into a stand alone reason for visiting the Vanilla Pod at the Poplar Grove winery. Once you taste these delectable cakes, you may be more than a little tempted to have your server cancelled your... More 

Thank David H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fantastic food and excellent service. We had never eaten there before but loved it so much we went back a second time during our stay in Naramata!

Thank Rilusroo
Kamloops, Canada
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong. The food and the atmosphere are amazing. You overlook the lake and it is mesmerizing. Our issue was our server who was more than rude and not adaptable. When our original orders were not available we had some others that also wanted to change. She would not allow that and actually was rude directly to people.... More 

Thank Sue P
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

8 of us went to dinner at the Vanilla Pod last night. We had one of the most incredible meals of our trip. It was a meal that was put together especially for our group. We had a set menu specifically prepared for our dinner. It was outstanding. We started with Pate de fois gras, followed by fresh slices of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the view the staff was warm and friendly. I had the pasta and it was awsome. Will definitely go again

Thank Elaine M
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

From the beautiful venue and amazing view, to the perfectly cooked steak and to-die-for salmon, and the excellent service, this was a dinner to remember!! Wonderful place to go for a special dinner! 🍷👍

Thank KarenFurMa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant was our destination while on an organized wine tour and therefore we had a set menu. It seemed like each of the possible dishes was selected and everyone raved about the food. I had the pasta with halibut and it was delicious. While the sauce was creamy, it was light and the meal did not send me napping,... More 

Thank Janabc
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been several times and always look forward to dining here when we visit the area each fall. The menu is always interesting and the food is well prepared and tasty. In the past we have tried the tasting menu, but decided not to this time and just order a la carte. I was dithering between 2 different mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 41
Wine Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-493-9463
At The Vanilla Pod restaurant, our cuisine style is focussed on local and seasonal ingredients with an underlying emphasis on flavour. Key ingredients include fresh herbs which in the summer months are picked from the herb garden next to the restaurant.Tapas style dishes of international and mediterranean flavours combined with fresh Okanagan ingredients make for a delightful exploration of contemporary cuisine. Visual presentation is as important as innovation in flavour with judicious use of spices and other seasonings being central to the dishes created by Executive Chef Bruno Terroso.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?