Hillside Winery & Bistro

4.3
593 reviews
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Re-Opening March 13th, 2019!! Spring Hours: Wed-Sunday, 11:30am - 8:30pm.

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!
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s an expensive meal with limited menu options. I understand that the menu is tapas now but we missed the opportunity to order a traditional meal. Even the tapas choices were different than a traditional menu. The service was great and the ambiance was great.

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good spot. Great personal server. Recommended.

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P
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried several of their sharing plates and loved everything! The carrot soup is fabulous - really it all was. And the Viognier Reserve? Sigh...
Add the killer lake and valley view and you have the perfect date.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, service, food and wine. Perfect place for lunch!! Thank you.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This little gem is a must for those visiting wine country .. attached to a tasting room you can have both experiences . The menu is shareable so you can try many things. Fabulous risotto and roasted beets ! Wonderful intimate fireside dining - loved it !

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GR
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food the service and the ambiance at Hillside was spectacular.

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MM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Even though the bistro was within a few days of closing for the off season, the food was excellent - fresh, innovative, attractively presented. The menu choices could easily accommodate a vegan diner as well as an omnivore, and as expected on the Naramata Bench, both the wine list and the food reflect the high quality of local products. Our server was personable and attentive. The decor is somewhat dated but the quiet room was appreciated by friends who enjoy conversation with dinner!

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L
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and ambiance at Hillside and will definitely be back!

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back.

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LG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dined with a friend and the atmosphere was casual and nice and staff friendly and helpful. Food was good except the kale needed to have had the very tough stems removed and would also have benefitted from being massaged... very tough! A large group of women at next table celebrating together got a bit too loud for us but that’s just what happens when people have fun so not really too big of a deal for us even if we had a tough time hearing each other. Big disappointment was the poor quality of wine...

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! We’ll be back. Next time in summer to experience the outdoor patio. The food was fabulous and portions were just right!

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant experience but the food was not up to what I have experienced in the past with Hillside

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m
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

One of the most disappointing meals I have had. The wines were equally awful and really suited to a 16 year old not a regular wine drinker. The wines were overly sweet. I would not ever eat here again and certainly not participate in a event dinner again.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our Thanksgiving dinner at the Bistro! The food and wine pairings were excellent! We went for a bike ride on the trail first and then enjoyed that amazing meal. This just may be our new Tradition :)

Patti Janusson
Craig Hostland
Kelowna

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AJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hillside never disappoints!! I love the winery and restaurant. I go there everytime I’m in the area.

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O
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was such a lovely evening, so we thought to take a drive from Kelowna. My partner ordered the harissa lamb pasta and asked for a less spiced version. But it came overpoweringly spicy so that he could not get any flavor of the lamb and he did not enjoy it. The pairing was their Syrah, which made the dish spicier. I had the shrimp risotto...it came in a tiny soup bowl filled with greens. This was listed as a main entree and was lukewarm at best. Our server came by when we were finished our meal and asked about the spice in his dish which my partner told he was unhappy with. She dropped off two glasses of gewürztraminer with the tiniest sip which we did not drink. (This was to make up for his disappointment?) As our meal progressed we noticed large groups coming in and this is where our server abandoned us. Our plates were left in front of us for almost half an hour while we waited for the bill. The gal who had been coming by filling our water glasses actually brought it to us. I told her I was giving her an honest feedback.... our meals were unacceptable and service was poor because she ignored us for the larger groups and we would not be returning. Her reply was she had heard this many times before. My partner begrudgingly gave a small tip.

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow but otherwise a very enjoyable dining experience !

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

The food, wine, service & atmosphere were great until they allowed a party of 8 adults with 4 young children. The noise & behaviour were appalling- we might as well have been in McDonalds. No concern for the remaining diners & the breast feeding was the final straw. They need to decide who their customers are & maybe have an early cut off for families-not 8pm.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Second time at Hillside. Very good food. I will return when we are in Naramata/Penticton again.

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a
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We had been to this restaurant before and were blown away by the service, the ambiance and the food. This trip, the service and ambiance were as wonderful as ever but the food was...not good. Small portions, very high prices and not great flavor made this meal a disappointment. We paid for our friends meal as we recommend the restaurant and felt embarrassed by what she was served. Watery dessert, unevenly spiced hummus (one half of the bowl was incredibly salty, the other bland) and mediocre pasta dishes. The gnocchi was good but after this experience we will not be back.

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k
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for lunch. Service is impeccable and staff so friendly. Food was delicious. The pork belly tacos and gnocchi was outstanding 💕💕

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BA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening food was so good. Like their concept of share plates.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, wine and customer service! Incredible views as well! I would 10/10 recommend this restaurant to other people checking out the Naramata Bench wine region! I would also eat here again when I am in the area!

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LM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unique food prepared very well. Home made bread was delicious, risotto was perfect and the Brie with honey and home made crackers was the best.

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K
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting. Good friendly service. Food ok.

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit, and once again, the food was amazing and the service was wonderful!
Well worth the drive from Vancouver.

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c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience overall.
I still don't understand why there's no corking option (for pre-purchased bottle. We spent time in your tasting room and bought bottles of your wine but we weren't allowed to drink it in your restaurant. You wanted to charge us for an additional bottle plus a corking fee.

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J
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both fantastic!

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DN
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal when we go to Hillside. The drive is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is excellent.

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Staff so accommodating and food excellent with lots of gluten free choices

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G
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance with attentive wait staff, excellent food and many gluten free options. Our food was fresh whole food that was well prepared. We had a group of 10 that they easily accommodated and we sat outside and enjoyed the lovely garden view. The wine was also excellent!

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Blair made our luncheon most enjoyable, he was very personable.

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view of the wine valley and Okanogan Lake Friendly service, local foods and wines Excellent food and wine and great for sharing The patio is amazing It is a must when visiting this area!

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KK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the balcony, which provided great ambience. We shared several dishes and they were all excellent. The servers knew the menu and were very helpful. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While the food was good, however, we ordered things that seemed similiar in texture ( a lot of sausage or ground meat). This was our fault but the food overall was not as mouth watering as I remembered.
The service was excellent and the view would have been amazing if there was not so much smoke from the fires.

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice quiet place to have dinner. Food is very good and service as well

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d
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Service was friendly, but food and ambience was underwhelming, especially for the price.

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DS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and ambience. Attentative waiter. And wonderful view of winery and lake. Overall a wonderful evening

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall, setting, food and service was exceptional

Prices were consistent with other winery/bistros in the area

Will go again next chance we get

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AU
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit to hillside winery! We shared three tapas style plates which were amazing and well sized to share. One dish was the beef carpaccio and it would be hard not to order again! I can only imagine what the rest of the menu tastes like. Service was also amazing, very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely go again when we are in the area!

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