Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro
Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro

Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.summerhill.bc.ca/Sunset-Organic-Bistro/Hours---Info
  • Phone: (250) 764-8000 ext. 3
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Wine bar Menu: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Croy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Everything from plated wine paired Winemaker’s dinners to stunning buffets for groups from 15 to 250 persons, with room for bands, DJ’s and dancing is offered. Wine and cheese receptions, or unique winery wide gourmet meal events for groups from 200 to 500! From fun, casual events to formal custom gourmet dinners, we can cater to any group or event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery has a selection of venues catering for all functions and budgets from 250 person weddings, corporate presentations, to private dinners for 10.
  • Private Party Contact: Meg McManus 2507648000x131
  • Special Events: Summerhill is the ideal location for an unforgettable wedding, convention, dinner, tour, or any special event you desire. Experience the superior service, award winning wines and gourmet cuisine of Summerhill.

    We offer a wide variety of venues for your special events. There is the Summerhill Sunset Glass Room, The Sunset Veranda, The Pyramid and Vineyard Terrace, all with their own unique style.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeshore Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On property parking available for tour buses, limos and private vehicles.
A word from Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro
Summerhill Pyramid Winery's Sunset Organic Bistro has unparalleled views of Okanagan Lake. The Bistro is the perfect venue to experience the wonderful marriage of organic food and wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (60)great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (27)romantic (26)fit for foodies (22)notable wine list (22)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Birthday celebration lunch
    doris
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Disappointed with bare wood table and rolled up napkin. Lunch menu was very ordinary. Fish and chips were good but the wax paper base on the plate was very tacky. Apple pie dessert had barely any apples and too much 'paste' which I assumed were ground nuts. Pie was ice cold. When mentioned to server she replied "we don't warm up our pies" - no offer of option for customer. She took it to the kitchen but I heard nothing back. All in all we did enjoy our celebration - but were expecting up-scale table setting, food presentation and service in what is one of Kelowna's premier wineries. I would still recommend this lovely place to friends as taste do vary as do expectations.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch, NOISY chairs!
    Fuzzywuzzy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our food and the mimosas were spectacular and the view is very nice. Our only concern was the NOISE! The problem is the chair legs on the tile floor. Trust me we're not easily annoyed, and of course background noise is to be expected but the chairs screeching across the tile floor was incredibly loud and distracting every time someone got up, or the staff reset the tables. Put some kind of fuzz on the chair legs. And all will be good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bad All Around
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We thought going to a winery would mean exemplary service and fantastic food. How terribly wrong we were to imagine it would be awesome. Forty-five minutes after being seated, we still had only water and we watched other tables that arrived after us be served drinks, appies, etc. The food was terrible...Northern chicken dish was dry, chewy and overly salty all around. The gnocchi was less than acceptable. I would not recommend Summerhill at all.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, horrible service
    Rachael1137
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and the wine at Summerhill were great, but our server Laura completely ignored us the entire night, leaving us for ten minutes before greeting us, didn't get our wine until twenty five minutes after walking in the door despite ordering quickly, didn't check how the food was until the very end, left us waiting for our bill while talking to other staff for twenty minutes, and took another ten after my card was on the table to let us pay. Needless to say, she didn't get a great tip, and she loudly announced it to the restaurant, humiliating us as well. All this while they were nearly empty, as it is off season. I wouldn't recommend Summerhill to anyone, and I definitely will not be back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinnerwasabust
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There are so many other wineries in the Okanagan that have scenic views where the food and service are better. Skip this one and go to Grey Monk.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhhh... Summerhill
    KandD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place for that special event or dinner, Never a disappoint - unless you don't get in - Stunning view !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • " Upper Mission Gem "
    Chasbone
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We are not strangers to the Bistro and have never been disappointed. We were not this time either, the service was excellent and the food very delicious served in a timely manner and hot. The ambiance was OK but the view is spectacular. All in all a good time and I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was very disappointed in our experience at Summerhill as we did travel from Whitehorse. I will not go back and will not recommend this Winery to anyone. The service was poor, the food was embarrassing. I ordered the steak which was supposed to be served with garlic mashed potato and seasonal vegetables, it came with a piece of red and yellow pepper 4 halfs of baby potato and a goat cheese butter which wasn't very good all for the price of 32$ The dessert choices were key lime pie and a banana toffee pie, which looked and tasted like they came out of a tinfoil pie plate from walmart.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bus Tour Bistro
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fabulous setting. Expect bus tours. Organic food is healthy. Expect flies.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retired
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great views,wine tasting and nice restaurant for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset dinner
    Kamd0n
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I took my mother to summerhill winery for dinner and we sat at a table outside watching the sunset on a spectacular September evening. It was truly memorable. The dinner was delicious. The setting was stunning. The service was very nice. The wine was delicious. My 93 year old mother was very impressed.n
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to expectations
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Upon entering we were asked if we wanted to eat in or out, when I asked whether it was warm enough, the hostess nodded to the door we just came in and said, "go back out and check." I asked about heaters and there was no suggestion that they were available so we decided to sit inside. About 10 min later groups were being sat outside with blankets and heaters were turned on. Not impressed. The server was nice and the pizza with balsamic raisins that the other 2 guests had was very good. My salad on the other hand, near $20, was just lettuce. The goat cheese I was looking forward to was almost non-existent and the groats etc. were sparse. I have eaten here at dinner before and enjoyed it but this experience left me hungry and unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch date.
    Wineluver83
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had a very nice romantic lunch with my husband. Fantastic view, food, wine and service, what more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review for Summerhill Bistro
    2eat2live
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our evening started out well with lovely outdoor seating to enjoy the superb view. Our reservation was for 7PM which was great for watching an incredible sunset. However, after that with only 1 measley candle on the table for 4 people we could not see very well. We requested an inside table which fortunately was avalable. Our server was very good but she alos had a table for twenty inanother part of the dining area to serve. Hence very slow service. Not a great management decision. The food was fine, but no-one had any wine. The other three tried the tasting and found nothing to their taste -either too sweet or too sharp. Two of the three are OK wine enthusiasts. I would recommend the Bistro for lunch this time of year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the stop.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really enjoyed the view while dining a fantastic lunch! The wine selection was great. The service was attentive and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer hill is a great restaurant.
    WilFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I really enjoyed summer hill. The good was fantastic and the service in terms of knowledge and personality was also quite good. However, there were unfortunately a few children who were crying and acting up which disrupted our meal. From my perspective a winery is not a place for children. In addition the spacing between courses was quite long especially the dessert course. However the exceptional food quickly made me over look that. Overall I recommend summer hill as a destination restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take a girl!
    Brockally
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My girlfriend and I celebrated her birthday here, it was great!! We are seriously considering moving to the neighborhood, what a perfect place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you to Good Friends
    GudFrends
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were visiting from Burnaby and took our good friends out to dinner and they live not far from your restaurant/winery. My friend recommended the Gewurztraminer and it is fabulous! Very smooth, lovely hint of fruit, so nice on the palate. Had the Vegetarian Coconut Curry over Quinoa and loved it! I am not a quinoa fan but THIS dish I loved! It was a lovely night and we didn't feel rushed in any way........enjoyed the whole meal experience. Would come again in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    DebMcCrae
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch we had was outstanding, and the service was first class. The only problem we had was, we made our reservation for 1015, as the site said that they started Brunch at 1000. When we arrived we found out that the didn't open til 1100. We were very fortunate that the restaurant had room for us at 1100. And we had a lovely table overlooking the lake. The Brunch was so good. I loved the Beans, which was actually a chicken chili, and am waiting for the Chef to email me the recipe. We live 4 hours away and we will definitely make the trip and have a meal there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View of the Lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of our go-to restaurants when we have out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but too fast
    WhatIThink
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had our anniversary dinner here. I really can't complain about the meal itself as it was prepared and presented very well, though a bit sparse. My only real complaint was that it all happened so quickly. When you are paying that kind of money for your food, you would expect it to be more of an expreience. We were in and out of there in just over an hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Online Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My confirmed online reservation was not there. What is the point of booking online?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great setting/ food, but be patient
    westsidefoodies
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Ambiance was amazing, summer evening overlooking the lake... service was acceptable but the wait for our entrees was unacceptable -- over an hour. Annoying for our guests who were rather hungry, we remained patient but that long a wait for your food is ridiculous. My pork chop entree was very nice, perfectly seasoned and cooked...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing.
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I am very hesitant to go back to Summerhill Winery for another meal. The last three times I have been to the restaurant, the food quality has been average at best. It saddens me, as I love the atmosphere and view. We love to dine out so will seek the many other fine restaurants / wineries Kelowna has to offer. No complaints about the wine and service, both are great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset bliss
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For incredible sunset views of the valley and expertly sourced and prepared food, you must visit Summerhill's Sunset Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seasonal food
    Dinediva
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A true seasonal food restaurant. Duck and pork chop dinners were great. Service was great. The server paid good attention to my wheat allergy and my friend's picky food requests. The winery's own rosé sparkling wine with added local raspberry liquor was fantastic. I would go back again and recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall experience
    Northerngreek
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was great, not excellent. Wine list is not extensive, but a few good choices. Service is slow, not well organized. We were lucky we had a hard working waitress. Overall we were happy and enjoyed our dinner, we will visit again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Okanagan view
    Jerome
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have had dinner there around 8:45pm, mid August. We were sitting on the patio with an amazing view on the Okanagan lake at sunset. It's a winery and a good one, so there wine list full of choices to pair with the food. The food is also great, the meat was perfectly cooked, If you take only a main course the portion might be a bit small, but with a desert (Key lime pie) I was full :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Afternoon Delight...
    Chrisasaurus
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed a mid afternoon lunch with perfect weather, wonderful food, great service and a bottle of wine that fit the moment like a glove. Followed by a tour and tasting of a truly interesting winery that I have not seen before myself. Oh and there's a pyramid. I look forward to bringing new friends back for a visit and to try my more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I actually had a Pinot Gris that the server said was earthy it was more like slate, with granite overtones how they could sell it was beyond me.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great for a special occasion or for taking out of town visitors! Food was great, and the server was attentive and helpful in choosing menu items. The view is awesome though the one drawback is if you go too early, the setting sun shines in your face and you have to draw the patio blinds down, which obstruct the view (at least while you are at the table). The menu wasn't kid-friendly per se, and we didn't take our toddlers but did see other children, so presumably it is in fact kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Ktowneatswell
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been here several times. Their menu is as local and organic as you can get. Our server was excellent and very attentive. Food was very good and so was the merlot! The view is one of the best in the valley. We live nearby and will continue to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noallergyworries
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Fish was overcooked- wine servings were very small- not as good as previous visit
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Nojo
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was very good and hot at the table the view of the area was very nice and the service was great would come back for another vist
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SH Aug
    SH1111
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    was fortunate to have a server we've had several times before and she remembered us, even though one of us comes once a year only. I know your food is organically, biodynamically grown and I spread the word. It is always a treat to eat at Summerhill. And Summerhill wines are the best. Period. Thanks Summerhill
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre setting, food just OK
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Disappointing setting, the tables are bare and sticky, we had a view of an old banged-up tank off the deck. Kitchen not at all flexible about food prep. Yes you have a view of the lake (over many feet of farm implements, etc), but on a warm day, the outdoor terrace is stifling, there is no air movement (ceiling fans would go a long way to making this a better experience). Lots and lots of kids eating with their parents, on our day they were well-behaved. Service was fine but hardly superior enough to justify the prices. We were surprised people had recommended it so strongly, we had far better meals in Kelowna.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great scenary
    rider1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great for outdoor dining, overseing the Okanagan lake, beautiful scenery. Great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprised
    Darkim
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We we were pleasantly surprised. We have been to the restaurant a few times in the past and we're left unimpressed. On our last visit we found the food exceptional albeit the portions a bit small. Ceiling fans would help cool the warm nights on the deck
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    it was a beautiful hot evening we had a 7pm reservation. great views except the sun blazing in our faces at that time of day, wine was perfect the food was good but i was hoping for outstanding. we will go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 270 reviews are from the Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Sunset Bistro reviews archive.
  • Robert
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Unfortunately the menu for our 3.30 pm reservation was really limited just to find out that table which came 15 after us had access to full dinner menu, that was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet