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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a wine tasting and then lunch as part of a tour. What a view!! Lunch was delightful! Light and filling - perfect for winery touring! Our server was friendly and attentive even though the bistro was very busy. Definitely will go again on the next trip there!

Thank Heather W
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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346 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, exemplary service, breathtaking views, delicious wines! We just keep going back every time we are in the area. It's a magical place. Staff are very friendly and efficient! Great culinary mastery!

Thank Katherine M
Kelowna, Canada
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was open during April when many others were closed. It is open year round. The food was excellent and the service too. The pulled pork sandwiches were superb and the meat and spreads share plate very generous.

Thank Shirley-AndyB
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have a dinner at The Vanilla Pod for our last night in Penticton. The staff were nice and helpful. Then food and wine were amazing. Lastly the view with the evening sunset made everything perfect.

Thank purplejwhayes
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Oliver, Canada
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172 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are spectacular. Joined to Poplar Grove winery this restaraunt has amazing appetizers and the entrees are well worth the stay. Pair it with the great wines and you will not be disappointed. This is a place for all types of occasions. It is a must stop on a day of wine touring.

Thank Maurizio3030
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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346 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch, it was the best afternoon. We all shared the flatbread special as well as each had the pasta special. Wow, fantastic. Our server Alana was excellent and the views stunning. A fantastic winery experience on the Naramata Bench! Reservations recommended. Restaurant is closed on Mondays. Tasting room open year round!

Thank Katherine M
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank Desertdoc295424
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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

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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
US$15 - US$41
Wine Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, 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?