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Reviewed July 30, 2022

Great experience for dinner! Our server was helpful and funny. Wines were wonderful, especially unoaked Pinot Gris and Syrah. Food (Scallops with Pork Belly, and Halibut) was so delicious! What a great place to enjoy a special dinner.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hillside, Manager at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2022

Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we appreciate you choosing to dine with us :) Cheers!

Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

OMG Foodies…we went for lunch and had an amazing time…it was two courses with fresh locally sourced ingredients and accented with a perfect combination of spices. The ricotta stuffed flower, the fresh pasta with morel mushrooms, the amazing beef, tomato capresse, the potatoes stacked with...carrots and cheese…soooo delicious. We had a complimentary dessert of finger food items that were fresh and delicious. No dinner mints here. A delight!!! The server was fabulous too…thank you😊More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hillside, Manager at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2022

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing review! We will be sure to pass along your comments to our team and hope you can join us again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

This is one of our go to places when visiting the sothern Okanagan. Great ambience, professional service, plated spectacular meals, and tastey wines. It is such a comfortable place with mountain views. A must go to!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hillside, Manager at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we appreciate you choosing us for your holiday :) Cheers!

Reviewed May 16, 2022 via mobile

We took our company from England to Hillside bistro today. We have been there in the past and found the food pricey but very good. The view from the upstairs deck is one of the best in the Okanagan. Today was unfortunately disappointing. The bistro...has decided that diners must order one starter and one main from a fixed price menu for $55 per person. No opportunity for just a light lunch. As well there are suggested wine pairings with each menu item at $15 for two glasses of wine. This means a lunch for two is a minimum of $110. for food plus $30. for wine plus tip which means lunch for two is well over $150.00. Our lunch for our today was $300.00. and then only because we complained about one of the dishes and received a discount on the wine. So, is the food worth the money. Short answer - no. Two o four diners ordered the Beet started. It is roughly 12 small cubes of beet, red and golden, smothered in oil and accompanied by a half dozen cannels of cheese with pesto and also smothered in oil. This seemingly light dish eats very heavy and the light flavours of the beets and cheese are lost in the crazy amount of oil and pesto. One diner ordered the elk tartar. Not too much wrong with this dish if you don't mind the flavour of he elk being completely disguised with a heavy dose of salt and capers. This is accompanied with a small side of potatoes chips that might some from a bag and are very salty. The last diner ordered the devilled eggs. These are devilled eggs with a thin strip of smoked char and piping of thick sauce on the side with lardons. They are pretty good with a nice flavour from the yolk and the smoked fish works well with the rest of the ingredients but the white sauce and lardons are unnecessary in my mind. Just give me another egg instead. So..... are these starters worth $20 each? The elk tartar is likely worth $20 just because of the cost of the elk but the flavour isn't. The beet starter is highly overpriced and given that it is drowned in oil and, given there is maybe one medium sized beet in in the the entire dish and a couple of ounces of burratta, it deserves being avoided. The eggs were good overall but really, three eggs halves for $20? Are the mains worth $35 each. In a word - I don' think so. One diner had the pasta special which was shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. Frankly, I can make this at home in about 20 minutes - and I would not use 51-60 sized shrimp that get lost in the mix and are obviously there because they are cheap. Flavours were good but again, I can make this at home. I don't have to go to a bistro to pay $35 for it. Two diners had the scallop and pork belly. This dish amore of a success. The scallops are flavourful and perfectly cooked which is really hard to find.There were two small pieces of pork belly, maybe four ounce sin total. It was slightly sweet, a bit spicy and very tasty if slightly over cooked. This came with a weird cabbage slaw reminiscent of kimchi that really didn't fit with the pork. Our last diner had the flat iron steak which was, i hate to say it, was awful. Very lightly cooked (rare) and very tough. I wondered if was carved the wrong way it was so bad. So, what was good? Our server was attentive and did a great job of taking care of us. The wine pairings were very good indeed. The reserve pinot gris is slightly acidic and carries a lot of flavour for a pinot. The rose was lush and not too sweet. The merlot/syrah was a lovely fruity, juicy merlot with the heft of the syrah. Very enjoyable. Buying these wines for $7.50 a glass to go with the meal is a bargain!! Overall, the bistro is being very cheeky and really pushing the consumers good will to insist on a minimum of $55. per person. Plus, some of the dishes really show cheap ingredients like the very small , almost unnoticeable shrimp in the pasta. I would go to Hillside for a more fullsome wine tasting but I would give thebistro a pass. There is just too much copmetition and good foof in the oKanagan to make this a regular stop.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Hillside, General Manager at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2022

Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your time and honesty. Detailed feedback like this allows us another point of view to improve and our menus do change through out the season. We have brought your comments to the attention of our culinary team...More

Reviewed October 6, 2021

Our second trip to Naramata and our second time to Hillside. They delivered again - amazing halibut and the best gnocchi either of have ever eaten! And our server knew her wines well and made our experience great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us this amazing review! Our team here strives to give the best service possible, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the food and the wine pairings. Thank you again for choosing The...More

Reviewed October 5, 2021

This review is specifically about the Bistro ONLY, since we did not go to the winery nor tasted any of its wines. The reason why I am taking the time to write this review is because when I checked for places to have dinner in...Naramata, after our drive there, this place appeared in the second place of the supposedly "best places to dine" in the area, which, according to me, it is a huge misrepresentation. I would not want anybody to experience the disappointment that we experienced when very near by are truly fabulous places to eat. Despite having very good quality ingredients, the Bistro offers such a sad, tasteless and bland combination of them that everything, from the starters to the desserts that we ordered (a supposed "lava cake" that did not have any lava coming out of it and a crème brûlée that was not even a simple flan!) was a disappointment. In addition to an excessive, pretentious and unnecessary use of ingredients the prices asked for have no co-relation with the standard of quality that such prices often entail. Lastly, the typical and in this case mechanical question of the waitress regarding how was the food was the cherry on top, since she automatically assumed that everything was "awesome", when in reality was far, very far, from being that.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2021

Hello, Verónica. Thank you for your time and feedback and so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Without honest feedback like yours, we are not able to improve going forward. We will be addressing your comments with our Kitchen...More

Reviewed September 27, 2021

the staff was lovely at this winery. delicious wines and very informative. we were on our e-bikes and popped on down for a tasting and ordered a charcuterie board to go as there is no eating on the site due to Covid.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Hi Lisa, thank you for leaving us such a great rating and review. The team here appreciates your kind words and feedback. We hope you visit us again soon here at Hillside Winery!

Reviewed September 20, 2021

We were on a private wine tour and this was our reservation for lunch, we were running a little bit behind, the hostess and waitress was very quick to take our orders and our food arrived promptly and it was outstanding. I enjoyed a beautiful...salad and my husband had some kind of hash😁 The day was very windy when we arrived so we were presented with some blankets to put over our legs, which was a nice touch. We did not have a big view but the view that we did see was very outstanding the property was beautiful, clean. This Bistro was following Covid guidelines - Thank You 🙏 If we ever return to Penticton we would definitely like to enjoy this winery and bistro againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Wow, we truly appreciate you leaving us such kind words in your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and visit with us. We hope to see you again here at The Bistro at Hillside Winery!

Reviewed September 5, 2021

We had a great tasting with David! He was so knowledgable and gave a us a lot of info about the area. Fantastic experien

Date of visit: September 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2021

Hi, Amy. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting with David. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 26, 2021

Amazing views, service, and food. The beef tartare is so good, I had a second helping for dessert. Love Hillside its absolutely gorgeous. We try to go every time we are in Penticton.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2021

We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Penticton. Thank you again for choosing The Bistro at Hillside Winery!

Reviewed August 22, 2021

Took my parents here when they were visiting, nice dinner, great outdoor patio area and friendly staff. Nice spot to have a dinner out .

Date of visit: September 2020
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Hillside, Owner at The Bistro at Hillside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your great rating and review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind words. We hope to see you again at The Bistro at Hillside Winery!

Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

My girl and I enjoy travelling and trying new restaurants and experiences, and returning to our favourites. After a long overdue vacation and to see family and friends it was time for the Okanagan! Why?!-warm sun, beautiful landscapes and a little gem called Hillside! I...reserved a nice patio table overlooking the property and water for our friend’s anniversary. It was a special occasion and where else to celebrate then the Bistro headed by newly arrived and renowned Chef Evan Robertson! Our server Sarah was fantastic- prompt, friendly and gave her favourite suggestions so we could enjoy a unwinding and relaxing dining experience. We enjoyed: focaccia bread with hummus/balsamic, walnut mushroom pate, pulled pork tacos, crab Mac and cheese, gnocchi, seared tune loin, Fraser Valley Duck Confit along with the best wine pairings! Between the exceptional service, exquisite dinner and perfect wine it was absolutely sensational!! I very much enjoy Chefs work at Hardware Grill and Pig and Duke- I’m very excited for what’s next at Hillside Bistro! This definitely was a highlight of our family trip and we cannot wait to come back! One of the best restaurants in the Okanagan and a “Must-Visit”! 🍷🎉❤️🍇🌄🇨🇦More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

Delicious dinner. We had the tuna loin gnocchis , pierogies and tomato soup. All were delicious. Gnocchis May have been our favourite but the tuna was also amazing. We explored the bell tower after dinner I got a sneak peek at their brand new upper...patio.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

We finally had a chance to check out the bistro. The new chef prepares outstanding dishes. You won't be disappointed. We had tuna, tacos, the mac and cheese and caprese salad. All were amazing. It left me wishing we had room for more, so I...guess we have to come back to try some others another time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2020 via mobile

European flair with a local flavour! This bistro is not to be missed! We were lucky to call and get in without a reservation booked in advance! Highly referred to us by another local chef, we enjoyed the tasting menu which we added on the...wine pairing. Everything was perfect and it was easy to see that the server and chef were well seasoned! Can’t wait to return next year!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Just went again last week and noticed the highchairs as well! They recently adjusted their menu to offer more tapas-style options for snack and shares, while keeping awesome entrees on the menu as well. Always an awesome... More
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As I recall, dogs are not allowed on the patio - this is true in most of BC.
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