Rob Cordonier and his team
Rob Cordonier and his team do a wonderful job. Delectable.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat
This is a great place to eat. We go frequently and have never had a problem. Our son was in town for a short visit and we wanted to chat.
The first place we went was too noisy, so we booked at Hillside and had a great time
Food is always food... Service is always friendly. This is one of our favourites..
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A local's favourite
Brought my mother here for mothers day, second year in a row although I have eaten at the bistro several other times for a multitude of reasons. Service was very fast, fun and thoughtful, food was excellent (Rob only makes that eggs Benny and those onions scones twice a year) and the wine, delicious. Thanks again Hillside, will be back soon.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wine country yummy
Thanks for a fabulous dinner! The quick service, amazing wine and food cooked to perfection made for a memorable dinner out. Not to mention the amazing wine.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Elegance, Scenic Views
Visitors to Naramata's wine country will be delighted by the fine food and wine, outstanding service, and fabulous views served on the patio at Hillside Estate Winery and Bistro. Our party of four enjoyed a delightful curry/apple soup, followed by tender pork cheeks, cooked-to-perfection steak, and melt-in-your-mouth rainbow trout, all accompanied by Hillside wines paired with each course; we finished with a lovely selection of cheeses, and a to-die-for honey cheesecake! Service was outstanding; the young wait staff was knowledgeable, efficient, and attentive. The views from the patio upstairs are magnificent! Not an inexpensive place to dine, but well worth the experience!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Tummy and Smiles All Around
We were celebrating our anniversary. We were impressed with Hillside before. It was a very busy evening with large groups. We really appreciated our waitress taking our orders before the large groups. The service was efficient and the girls moved quickly trying to accommodate everyone. We ordered pork cheeks and trout which were beautiful. We really enjoyed the Muscat, which was our wine of choice. Dessert was scrumptious! The waitresses were too busy to bring us our dessert menus and because we sat across from the counter, we helped ourselves. If it wasn't so busy, we would have asked one of our servers to take a picture of us together. But that's OK. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is really really good.
This is really really good. One of the better locations in valley blessed with many good choices.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live out of town but make it a habit to stop at Hillside whenever I have the chance. Great food, great wine and great service.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we arrived our table wasn't ready, which made me a little concerned. Our waiter was a little scarce at the beginning but got better as the meal progressed. The view was fantastic, and the food was amazing. Overall a good experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must-not-miss gem
We celebrated our anniversary on Hillside's rooftop patio. Our server was awesome - so friendly and accomodating and the food was incredible! Of particular note were the pork cheeks - so succulent and flavourful. The view from our table overlooking the lake and the vineyards was also fantastic. Thanks to Hillside for making our celebration truly amazing!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trust the reviews!
We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and weren't disappointed.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thx for a wonderful evening
The food was amazing, by far the best meal I've had in a while and the view spectacular
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always! My husband
Amazing as always! My husband and I started coming here during our annual trip to penticton and now we bring our two daughters. Food, wine, service, ambience is always top notch!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriends parents were looking for a place to book their 60th wedding anniversary..I mentioned Hillside as its one of my favorite places to go for the food and the scenery. I was very pleased that they enjoyed everything about it an decided to book their big day there. The waiter we had was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The view was as always breathtaking and the food did not disappoint.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had dinner at Hillside with another couple on a hot July evening and we reserved a table on the Upper Patio that overlooks the vineyard with beautiful views of the lake and much of the valley. The service was top notch, and the food was outstanding. It's a foodie's dream. Hillside's wine is also outstanding and together with the food and service, it made for a meal that will be hard to forget. Each of us had something different and we all came away completely satisfied and very impressed. This is one of the better restaurants I have ever been to.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I had in the Okanagan
I had the pan-seared trout with seasonal vegetables -- melted in my mouth and made my tastebuds very happy indeed :)
It paired nicely with a crisp, dry white wine from their vineyard.
The view is stunning, my husband and I sat outside on the upstairs patio and took in the summer evening sunshine. The only downside is the service was just okay, they weren't particularly attentive or available even though it wasn't busy, and it took awhile to get the bill. perhaps it was just our server.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a delightful exsperience
The food is always tremendous, so many delicious flavors w/ a local touch
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we'll definitely be back. There were four in our party and we had lunch on the upper patio. The setting is beautiful and we were all impressed with the all aspects of our meal...great presentation and delicious.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had made my reservation a few days in advance and added a few details to my reservation request. Upon arriving, every detail had been acted on. On this occasion I dined solo, but I had a beautiful table overlooking the most amazing, peaceful view and enjoyed the sunset throughout my dining experience. My server Nikki was really friendly, cheerful, VERY knowledgeble about the menu and the wine selection. The hostess upon my arrival was also full of smiles and I felt genuinly cared for throughout the meal by all staff. The menu offered a nice variety and was very indigeanous to the local area. My biggest problem was deciding what to have and which wine to try while I was there! I wouldn't hesitate to return!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring me back to Hillside
A casual, rustic ambience with superb dining and wine. The view overlooking the vineyards and lake were breathtaking. Service was professional, yet warm and relaxed.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is pure magic!
We had been here once before a year ago and we were thinking about trying to find another place in Naramata, I am so glad we decided to try it again. This place is pure magic, both of our visits have been amazing experiences. If you are looking for a special place for a magical evening this is your place.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic anniversary dinner!
Enjoyed a romantic anniversary dinner with my husband for the 2nd year in a row at Hillside; the first time we had beautiful weather and so very much enjoyed the upstairs patio where there's a great view of the lake, but unfortunately the second time it was raining and so the upstairs patio was closed. Nevertheless, enjoyed the locally grown/sourced menu selections and the wine! Went home with a case of Hillside's own 2012 K Rose :) Will definitely return!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful dining experience
Lovely patio, great food, excellent ambiance, friendly servers a scenery out of a picture book. Will definitely go back again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fabulous!
if you can sit on their upstairs patio you can enjoy a fabulous view too! Had the Pork Belly with wild mushroom Gnocchi and kudos to the chef! It was perfection! We have been to this restaurant a few times. The atmosphere inside is very rustic but eating outside on the lower patio is pretty. The top patio is where you want to be for the view but doesn't always seem to be open. Overall I would say this is one, if not the best, spot to eat on the Naramata Bench and Penticton Area.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Reviews were Right!
We selected this winery bistro based on internet reviews, and they did not lead us astray! All four of us tried something different and each was delicious. Particularly enjoyed the falafel! Very neat artwork as well.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food preparation
Had a very good meal at the Hillside Estate Winery after purchasing a bottle of wine in the store. The thick-cut halibut that was a special item (not on the menu) was grilled to perfection. crusty outside and tender inside. accompanied with ravioli. and a salad side. Delicious.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Naramata wine trail
We had dinner twice and lunch once here while wine tasting/buying on the Naramata wine trail. All of our meals were delicious and were accompanied by wine pairings from the vineyard. Great views from the upper patio and excellent food in a quiet country setting.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The views at Hillside are amazing (like all winery restaurants), but the food and wine offerings made the night spectacular. Hillside also has the most liberal wine pours by the glass I've ever seen (no complaints). Service was fantastic as they were kind enough to help us move tables to a better spot on the patio. Great place to end a day of wine tastings.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful day to have dinner on the upper deck , perfect temp , not windy & a clear view of Lake Okanagan. Had the best rainbow trout I have ever had & some vegetables I had never had [ I always like to try new food] .
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great winery dining
We love the Naramata Bench and Hillside Estate Winery Bistro is one of our favourites for dining when we're in the area - lunch and dinner. So much better under the current management, current winemaker and current chef. Food is delicious and creative - focusing on local producers. Wines are excellent and expertly matched with the dishes. Servers very knowledgeable. Great surroundings day and night. Dined on the upper deck for the first time before the winds and thunderstorms moved in early the next morning. A very nice experience all round.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Gourmet Burger on the Bench ..
Fabulous lunch experience while wine tasting on the Naramata Bench .... One of the best burgers I've had
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fantastic with this culinary journey. Food was great and the pairings with the wine were outstanding. Thanks for the great service and wonderful food.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, fresh, local
Really nice menu with creative dishes using lovely fresh ingredients. Will definitely return.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and view
We recently dined and wined at the Bistro. It does have a magnificent view of the lake and vineyards. The food (trout, very moist and tender, hamburger, delicious and juicy) were both well enjoyed. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and suggested we try the tasting sampler of 4 different wines for $5 per person. This was such a good idea when you are trying to sample different wines. The best part was that there was no charge for the sampler as we purchased a bottle of wine to take with us.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a go-to winery bistro while touring wineries on Naramata Bench.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ordered the appetizer special
I ordered the appetizer special (Fri sept 27th) and a salad for dinner. Excellent.
Service was professional and very up beat. Very helpful with the wine selection.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good supper at HillSide
We ate supper on a Friday night at HillSide and were extremely pleased with the service and especially the food. The pork my wife ordered was the most tender pork we had either experienced and both meals were very delicious and appealing to both the eye and the palate. Staff were very gracious and friendly, service was great. All in all, a great dining out experience. Would definitely go back again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice place on the Bench
We went with friends for a light dinner on Sunday night. Everything about the night was better than we expected. The wine list is short but the Cabernet Franc was perfect for our meals. We would definitely go again and we would recommend Hillside to our friends
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great evening and
We had a great evening and meal at Hillside. We went on a Tuesday and discovered the " 2 for $ 50" special.
The staff was outstanding and the made the occasion truly "special"
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time we dined at Hillside. Two shared the 'Dinner for 2' and two the 'Octoberfest' plate. WOW! The choices on the 'for 2' were amazing...the carrot and apple soup was a spectacular appie, and the salad full of fruit, seeds and feta! Yummy! The Risotto was creamy, savory and topped with and array of fresh herbs seasonal yellow and orange beets! The savory german plate was filled with...what else...savory samples of pork accompanied by small spatleze. Our paired wine choices complimented each dish to perfection. We were the last guests to leave but never felt rushed, or pushed! Our server was attentive, informative, and intuitive! We will definitely keep this gourmet lovers mecca on our itinerary next time we visit! Bravo!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of very few on Naramata Bench
The Naramata Bench is a special place for vineyards, boutique wineries and spectacular scenery. But it is very short of good restaurants. We found only two for dinner and one for lunch that we would go back to, and it doesn't get much better in nearby Penticton. Consequently, we went back to the Hillside Bistro twice in a 4 night stay. The ambience is so-so, but someone in the kitchen has talent and the servers are good.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We prefer red wine. The Cabernet franc asrecommended is simply superb!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM