Hillside Winery & Bistro

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535 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
The distinction of being awarded “Best Restaurant Associated with a Winery in the South Okanagan” is the reason why our guests keep coming back. Executive Chef Brent Pillon leads a talented and committed team that focuses on the local bounty available. Choice cuts of meat and seafood have been carefully sourced to ensure that we are supporting ethical and sustainable harvest practices on our menus.
Our beautifully prepared dishes complements our wines. We take great pride in showcasing interesting flavor combinations and ingredients that are treated simply and with respect.

The Bistro features a striking 65 seat dining area, lower outdoor patio and an upper open-air patio with breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake. (Upper patio open seasonally)

With a gracious welcome, we encourage you to sample, share and pair for the ultimate dining experience. Enjoy!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Sunday 11:30am-8:30pm
** Labour Day - Monday, September 3rd - 11:30 - 3pm (Lunch service only)
Last day: Oct 27th, 2018
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Phone number
(250) 487-1350
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brent Pillon
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Catering
Please contact our Bistro Manager to book your event.
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Cross street
Riddle Road
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Parking details
Hillside Winery & Bistro has a large main lot located just off Naramata Road. Overflow and extra parking is offered to the north of the estate.
Additional
Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JH
5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was our first stop at any winery ever for our honeymoon and it was a magical experience. The rose is to die for!

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TM
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing food and wine. Pairings on menu.
Service was the best I have had in years. We’ll coordinated serving staff. Local staff that know the area and recommend other stops in the area.
Great selection of seating areas depending on your comfort.
Great selection of wines
Beautiful grounds and nice view of the lake.

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N
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This was our second annual lunch-with-good-friends outing at Hillside and it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. The food and wine were very good too!

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j
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Beautiful setting, high quality food, and great that a wine sampler was offered as an option.

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T
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great server. Great food. Great wine.

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CT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I made a last minute reservation for my mom and I, we were on a trip together for my birthday. The view from the upper patio was spectacular. Every dish we had was delicious and obviously prepared with care. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and made some lovely recommendations, I really enjoyed the Gamay! We live on Vancouver Island but we will be back!

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FR
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Sunset bliss! Delicious and excellent service!

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s
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Visited Hillside for the first time. Service was great, food was fantastic, and the patio was lovely! We will definitely visit again!

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CS
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very impressed with Hillside. Had a great seat on the upper patio with an amazing view. Service was quick food tasty. Highly recommend. Owner even came by our table and ask how everything was.

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PG
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was mediocre - salmon just warm, overall expected better

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SA
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was good, but service was very slow. We were with another group and a few people had their drinks forgot about. They were not super accommodating in us wanting to do a tasting after either. Wasn't super impressed with service.

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PS
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had a lovely early evening dinner on the top patio overlooking the vineyards and the lake, bathed in brilliant sunshine. The service was impeccable, yet casual and easy, and the food was delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The local in house wine was also delicious and paired beautifully with our meals. All in all a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My Favorite upscale restaurant in town. We love to sit on their patio with a great view. Food is amazing with various tapa style options- notably the beef carpaccio and potato gnocchi. Wines are very good. Service is also good. Never disappointed.

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A
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Service fast, food keeps getting better every time we visit. At the suggestion of our sever, we tried the beef carpaccio and it was great. Five shared dishes plus desert and a half litre of rose was about $100. We will return.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Had our Wedding Anniversary dinner at Hillside and was amazing!

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RT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great views, wine, food and service. Beef carpaccio and chicken were excellent.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent experience however asked for a spot to watch the sunset from. Should’ve specified I wanted to have it against the railing. Been to the restaurant 6 times and knew I had to request a good spot in advance so I did so months in advance - only to get a mediocre spot on the top patio.

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t
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Innovative food, stunning view, warm service, pretty patio...a great spot to reflect on all the wines you experienced during your tour.

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l
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

While visiting BC to taste wine we chose to dine here and were delighted with our meal. My husband enjoyed his beef steak, me a nice pasta dish after sharing a lovely mixed greens salad - one of the freshest salads of my week away. We had lovely local wine too. The bistro is wonderful, great views of vineyard and Lake Okanagan. The staff was efficient, friendly and very good at describing the menu. It was a memorable experience.

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AJ
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great food and wine. An amazing place to sit and enjoy the views of the lake and vineyard.

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RM
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We had a lovely dinner with a very good chèvre salad ,excellent Lamb Merguez pasta and a yummy arctic char that could have been improved with seasonal vegies rather than unripe tomatoes.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We had a amazing time and the food was delicious.
Our server was on top of everything and very informed.

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JD
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fantastic evening out! Food was outstanding. Worth the trip from Vancouver.

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N
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We always enjoy Hillside Bistro! The food is interesting and varied, and they have enough options for gluten-free diets -- good options, not just a salad. We shared the Prosciutto, Raclette, Honey-roasted Beets, Arctic Char and Lamb Merguez. The service was warm, friendly and very efficient. If you are anywhere nearby, go! And make a reservation if you can as they do get busy.

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H
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We came on a day when the weather was a bit cooler and rainy. The table of guests was given cozy blankets to wrap themselves in, that was so nice. The wait staff was very good, with the exception of a misleading statement about the tapas style food servings being small. Our table ordered four appetizers and also mains. The portion size of the apps were ample, especially given the heavy ingredients, and compared to tapas style in other cities. We had trouble making it through our main courses despite the food being delicious, so we really could have done with our drinks and the apps. Just maybe suggest they should not say the apps are small in size as they were not. Also, just a note about the wine shop and not sure if you are related but if we are eating dinner in the bistro, our wine tasting should be included, or discounted ie. Three dollars instead of five. Felt like a bit of a money grab otherwise.

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TK
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food, great service, great view from the patio of the surrounding area. Don’t forget to stop into the tasting room and pick up some wine on your way out.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

What a wonderful experience we had at Hillside Estates! The view from the patio was stunning.
We started with Qualicum Raclette, warm olives and rose as shared dishes. This suited the vegetarian and gluten free diet needs of our group. Other highlights were honey roast beets, spiced carrot soup and cheese cake. The presentation was great. The service was pleasant and accommodating. We went with the half litres so that we could try more of the wines. The Gamay was our favorite.

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S
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Following a running race in Penticton, it was absolutely wonderful for the group of six of us ailing from North Vancouver to renourish and recreate at the Hillside Bistro. It was a treat to enjoy the casual yet upscale dining on the large rooftop deck with appropriate furnishings. Because we had made a reservation earlier in the week, the staff was ready to seat us at a very busy time for the establishment. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, catering to our questions and requirements. The menu was appetizing and varied so that all of us could order what suited our palates post-race for both wine and food. It was an extra special moment when the owner greeted us personally and stayed to chat about our Hillside Bistro experience. Everything exceeded our expectations. Well done!

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K
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. We were four and shared eight different dishes and two flights of wine. All of the dishes were very good to fantastic. We'll be back on our next visit to the Okanagan.

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KC
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This was my second visit to the Hillside Bistro. The view is stunning and the food is exceptional.

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AP
3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The location is a 10, and if you sit on the top deck at sunset as we did, it is gorgeous. The food was quite good but the portions were soooo small . It is a "sharing plate" kind of idea, yes, but a teeny green salad for 11$ wasn't even sharing size. We were looking for an upscale 3 course sort of meal so were prepared to pay for such a thing, but the dishes were so small, we won't be going back soon.

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DD
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fabulous mother’s day lunch! Food was tasty and creative! Small plates of yummy food!

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SZ
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A delightful place to have a leisurely lunch. The wait staff was knowledgeable and answered any questions we had concerning the menu and wine list. The view was amazing and we enjoyed walking up the tower to take pictures.

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KC
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

None of our party of 7 were very happy with the food, in fact my husband who had the chicken was Ill shortly after having this meal for the remainder of the day.

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B
3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Ordered the gnocchi which was tasty and a green salad. The salad is tiny - and $11. Do not order this if you are looking for a nice big salad as a meal. I thought this was a rip off. Though it tasted excellent!!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A friend retires...
start with 8 ladies...an art show at a greenhouse with 6 local artists. Loved the paintings by Deb Tougas! Next...a local winery for a tasting while taking in the beautiful landscape. Oh...time for our next reservation a lovely winery for lunch...Hillside.

Hillside Winery & Bistro, Naramata rd, Penticton BC...Beautiful venue serving wonderful memorable wine & food. Delivered by caring and happy staff. After lunch we visit the tasting room to make our purchases. We will remember the day...time spent with new and old friends when we pop the cork on our purchases.

Back to where we started across from the greenhouse for a cheese tasting for the fanatics...

Memorable day...a nice start to a well deserved retirement!

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H
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We were in town for the Cirque du Soleil event and thought we would give this place a try. Since moving to the okanagan 2 years ago, this was our best dinner we have had! Our waiter, Ted, was awesome! Everything about this place was amazing! I definitely recommend the gnocchi!! The building is gorgeous with a gorgeous setting! It makes you feel like you are in Europe! See attached photos

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OT
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food,service and wine

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GS
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and wine and service were all excellent. It doesn't get any better than this.

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k
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is such a gem of a restaurant in Penticton. The food was delicious. We ordered the Beef Carpaccio, Cioppino, and sausage and shrimp risotto. I would highly recommend all 3 of these dishes. Their dishes are all perfect for sharing. The view is also amazing; we plan on coming back sometime in the summer so we can sit on their beautiful patio that overlooks the lake on the top of the hill.

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