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“Over the top!”
Review of TERRA

Ranked #8 of 339 Restaurants in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$28
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Center
Description: OUR STORY In 2011, hotel and restaurant industry professionals Andrea and David decided to make a go of it on their own. Their idea was simple; partner with equally passionate local producers to showcase the best of the Thompson region in a fun, creative setting. Four years later, Chef David’s award winning cuisine along with a stellar line up of wines, beers and delectable cocktails have made Terra a local favorite. FRESH We believe in cooking with the seasons. We change our menu monthly to reflect ingredients at their peak. So there’s no asparagus in November, no pumpkins in May and certainly no fava beans in January. What you do get though, is an inspired, creative team excited to work with local farmers, ranchers and artisans who provide us with exceptional products. LIQUID ASSETS You wouldn’t expect to find Canadian wines at a small restaurant in Australia would you? Our wines, beers and spirits are carefully selected from small, quality producers right here in BC. Some in fact, are just down the street. We are proud of our relationships with craft brewers, distillers and wineries as they allow us to showcase the exceptional products of our region. JOIN US We recommend making a reservation, especially during busy times like weekends or holiday weekends. We appreciate larger groups calling ahead to book space. If you are out and would like to drop in, please do so, knowing you will always be welcome. At Terra Restaurant, we pride ourselves on serving our guests the very best locally sourced, organic and most authentic food each and every day. Our traditional recipes and approach to preparing the meals we serve is what sets us apart from the rest. With the freshest ingredients at hand in our community each menu item starts with incredible taste. If there's one thing we pride ourselves on, it's complete customer satisfaction. From the time you walk through the door to the time we have to say goodbye, we ensure that you've had the very best dining experience. We treat everyone that walk through our door like family and want you to feel that way. From the care that goes into preparing our meals to the smiling faces of our staff.
Richmond, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Over the top!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We checked out 3 Kamloops restaurants on line before we left Vancouver and couldn't find much info on Terra but were intrigued by the little we could find. We stayed downtown and asked the hotel staff where we stayed and the pub staff where we went for a pre-dinner drink which they would recommended between Terra and Brownstone and everyone recommended Terra so... We were there on a quiet night and thought the staff was courteous and the restaurant well decorated and laid out with lots of space and no overcrowding. We ordered the Chef Table 4 course dinner with wine pairing and were impressed from start to finish. The Chef came to our table to discuss likes, dislikes, allergies etc and then went to work. We were each treated to a completely different 4 courses with 4 different wines. If you haven't tried a Chef's table style dinner where the Chef decides your menu, I highly recommend it. The food was over the top and defiantly enough to eat. We are looking forward to our next visit to Kamloops and no doubt another visit to Terra!

Visited August 2014
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation - even phoned to see what the seafood special was for that night. Was given quite a list of seafood. Arrived to find there was really only two and one of them the special. Waitress informed us we would have to wait to see what the table beside us was ordering to see if there were any specials left. We waited and waited and finally left.

Visited August 2014
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“wow, what a surprise”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

One would not expect a high end restaurant in a small city like Kamloops. But Terra is just that, from the excellent service we received from Katherine to the high quality food that we ate. Not only was it well prepared and delicious it was all beautifully presented. We do eat with our eyes and the food we had here was a wondrous site to take in before tasting. We learned that the chef who prepares the appetizers (the beet salad was likely one of the best we have ever had) and the deserts (the ice cream sandwich was spectacular) is a young woman of 19 years old. Lets hope she makes this her life's profession. The setting is simple but comfortable. We sat by the window and watched the tourists stroll by. Interestingly, none of the many patrons we saw come in stopped to look at the menu on the board outside the door -- they simply walked straight in. We know where we will eat next time we come to Kamloops.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great Find”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Kamloops was a transit stop for us enroute to Lake Louise from Seattle. What a great find! Terra uses local produce and whats grown in season.The cheese plate appetizer is one of the best we have had anywhere and the selection and portion sizes are great.

Visited July 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Great food, weird pacing of meal. Ordered cocktail, waitress got "busy" with stuff in the restaurant (there were only two other tables occupied), brought the drinks and 2 minutes later the soup. When I asked if this was normally how they paced the meal she said that the soup was quick to make and bring out. Shouldn't they have left it 10 minutes or so for us to drink our martinis?
That being said, the food was excellent.

Visited July 2014
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