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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
+1 250-493-9463
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato cakes” (19 reviews)
“chickpea salad” (12 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my family for an evening dinner, all 12 of us. The service was excellent, Taunya was very efficient, all food arrived at the same time, steaks were cooked as ordered.Duck was extremely tasty, the pasta was reported as the best he had ever had....More

Thank jknow2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resto part of Poplar Grove winery, so very nice wine selection, although by glass, mostly new releases so not as robust / mature. Interesting food to sample local fish and tastes, although miso halibut slightly overdone/dry, but lovely veggies!

Thank Sanjay M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were part of a photo group of 11 people dining at the Vanilla Pod after a day long shoot. The room is very open, modern, well lit and comfortable. Noise level is low. Service was excellent. We pre ordered for the group, and everyone...More

Thank Wallatom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Professional staff service, exceptional food and wine.....best to sit outside weather allowing....incredible bench top valley/vineyard view.

Thank Gray T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Vanilla Pod twice in 3 days as the food was absolutely delicious and great service. The view is also breathtaking. Anyone who is looking for an excellent meal and dining experience should go when they are in the Penticton area.

Thank JeremyM2838
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the Vanilla Pod for lunch, and it was busy but we managed to get a table. Perhaps best to reserve even on a mid-week. Lots of large tasting groups here but the restaurant is nicely tucked away, with an incredible view (best...More

Thank Annie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here, excellent Caesar Salad and very good pasta dish. Enjoyed the wine tasting at Poplar Grove before lunch

Thank Roz250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul, the owner was very accomodating Bruno the Chef was the most calm, cool chef dude I have ever met The food that was provided, displayed and consumed was the MOST AMAZING food we have ever had at a wedding. Our guests are STILL commenting...More

Thank E6013IMpeter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made last minute reservations for 2 at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant for a weeknight in August. Greeted promptly & pleasantly & our reservation was on time. As the wild fires were still producing much smoke we were fine with sitting inside but shocked to learn...More

Thank YNWATravelBug
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Went to Vanilla Pod in Sept 2018 sat on the patio with wifey for lunch and wine. We ordered the Meat and Spreads platter for two, it was pretty good and enough for us at lunch time to share. We both had wine with our...More

Thank Doug C
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August 28, 2015|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
When we ate here, it was extremely hot and we ate outside. Most of the women were wearing summer dresses and the men were in dressy shorts. Nothing too formal. In my opinion, this is a restaurant that serves excellent food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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