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Hillside Winery & Bistro

4.5
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779 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
We are excited to announce we are open for Dinners, Wed-Sun: 5pm - 8:30, reservations only.
Please note, we are restricted for seating. Our Bistro & Lower patio will be the only areas available. A credit card is required to secure your reservation.
**Sunday, Oct 11th - Thanksgiving Menu only for evening (no regular menu)**
Check out our website for our COVID safety plan; we look forward to welcoming you to Hillside!


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 Gene Archambault, leads a talented team focusing on local bounty. Choice cuts of meat and seafood have been carefully sourced to ensure that we support local.
We take great pride in showcasing interesting flavor combinations and ingredients that are treated simply and with respect, complementing our 100% Naramata bench hand crafted wines.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 779 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDAVID
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great all around experience. Members of our group were keen on Patio dining instead of indoors. And the hostess found a way to accommodate our preference in a very pleasant and flexible manner. Once there, we were served in a very professional, efficient and friendly manner. We couldn't decide on the wine. We were given tasting samples which made the decision much easier. The food was delicious - my wife and I shared a salad, the meatballs and penne. We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AlanP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had eaten lunch at Hillside and liked it so we went for dinner. It was excellent, especially the meatballs. Everything was seasoned perfectly. The wine here is also very good. Can't wait until next time!

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LoriS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was excellent but the service was slow and inattentive.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your review - I'm so sorry to hear our service was not up to pace on Thursday. Usually my team is quite attentive and efficient so I will have a chat with them to find out why so slow for that evening; get them back up to speed! I do hope you will give us another try in the future & please don't hesitate to reach out or if I can help in any way as I'd love to make this right for you :) Cheers, Lisa Henderson Director of Food & Beverage HIllside Winery & Bistro

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JudyL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We ordered the mussels that were the special and were delicious. The food and service were amazing.

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RobertW
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our latest visit to the Hillside Winery bistro. Despite the smoky air conditions due to west coast forest fires, we still enjoyed dining on the lower patio. If the air had been clear, the view would have been outstanding.

The food was excellent, the wine excellent, the service excellent. As a bonus, we even received a quick tour of the winery's barrel room. We will be back.

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vipcmur45
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service! We’ll be back:)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected everything was great! From the beautiful gardens, fantastic sunset, great wines (we tried four), and the food was delicious . This is our fifth busty abs it never disappoints!

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AshleyL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic awesome food wine and service! Really enjoyed!

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vipAJinVegas
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our reception was warm and friendly. We were promptly seated on the patio at a wobbly table which was promptly rectified.
The menu was full and pleasing adequately varied. We ordered the tasting menu with the wine paring. This was an excellent choice. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Good work chef! and many thanks to our waiter and his support staff.
We will definitely return!

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AlissaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a wonderful experience and it was our 5th time visiting. Already look forward to next year's visit!

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Gordon
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the beef shoulder for two and it was perfectly prepared. The pepper corn sauce was delicious and the wine pairing suggestion was perfect. Topped off with the cheesecake I can honestly say this was the best meal we had during our week in the Okanagan. We highly recommend Hillside winery for the food and, of course, the wine!

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KristinaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suggested wine pairings went nicely with the foods we shared - salad, duck appy, meatballs, lentil croquets (so good!)
Would return.

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WynneL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with 3 children, menu items were delicious and very well received by the kids. Wine paired beautifully with dishes. Felt very safe with covid protocols. Would definitely recommend it!

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Treedziedzic
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Special was great. Nice to end the meal with dessert

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was awesome. Our server Wendy was over the top. When we left we felt like family. We have already suggested the hillside bistro to our family and friends through word and Facebook. We have always enjoyed their wines and brought home some port. ( thank you Wendy-Wend).
Lisa and Doug.

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Apple
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We have been coming here every year for a while, their upstair patio was closed for covid so they called us to let us know we are getting downstair patio.
We waited for an hour to get patio and food was nothing like we ever had before, their 3 appetizers we ordered had all same sauce and same crackers.

Mains were just so mediocre. We used to love this winery buying cases of roses but prolly not coming back for a while.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback & we appreciate you choosing to dine with us. Unfortunately we were not able to open our upper patio this season. We try our very best to get everyone a spot on our lower patio but unfortunately some tables are longer than others and best laid plans just don't come together :( I will definitely bring up your disappointment with Chef and have reviewed with our servers to be better aware of combinations ordered together. I do hope you will try us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great . Food was tasty, innovative and well prepared . Sunset was incredible . Wine delicious . The grounds are stunning . Great Covid care . Need to fix the accent lights . Will be back !

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PamelaJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wines, great food and fantastic service in a setting to die for...what more do you need. The winery/bistro follow all COVID protocols perfectly and graciously. It’s sad we don’t get to meet the winemaker and owner because of this, but the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and safety conscious. Our food and wine pairings at dinner were perfect and the food is fresh and delicious. We will be back.

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NicoleF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great! All tables nicely spaced out on the patio! I would recommend this to everyone going to naramata/Penticton area

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JamieL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food was not very good, over priced and it was not a very good atmosphere.

Much better options in Naramata.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2020

Hello Jamie, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy dining with us. I would love to make this right for you :) Could you please email me at bistro@hillsidewinery.ca with further details? Thank you and again, my apologies, i'd love to know where we went wrong and find a solution. Lisa Henderson Bistro Manager Hillside Winery & Bistro

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JCVan
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent lunch, fantastic service (particularly in the circumstances)... great in/out space and views. Looking forward to coming back already! Currently only accepting reservations so book in advance.

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CarlyG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a great experience at hillside. The service was excellent, our server was informative and polite with relatable conversation. The food was tasty and fun. The wine was delicious, we are not really “wine people” but I actually really liked all the wines in the tasting. Would absolutely recommend to friends and family and we will definitely be returning when in the area!

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snowflakecdn
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you come here you are super lucky if you get Sarah as a server! The menu is full of delicious foods and the service is extraordinaire. Your water glass will never be empty and the wine just flows. You can’t go wrong here, especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blonde funny female server was great.

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JennaD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Overall a good experience. We had the tasting menu for two, and it was serviceable. The service itself was fantastic and personable. One negative was that we had made the reservation weeks prior, requesting a nice patio seat with a view, to celebrate our anniversary. However, Upon our arrival, we were sat at the back of the lower patio, next to a table of kids. This definitely hindered the experience for us, as one of the main reasons we chose this venue was for the patio view - which we didn’t get.
If you aren’t fussy on ambience, you may consider this restaurant - otherwise, there are many others that may offer, and meet all expectations.

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JCfour
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The venue was ideal for a relaxing meal, and our server was excellent in her timing and suggestions. The menu was limited, but perhaps not surprising these days.

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Wildly
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were really good, we chose to sit indoors due to the heat and it was quiet. Lovely setting. Staff is doing a great job to be welcoming while following the Covid precautions.
Would definitely go again.

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KevinS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Hillside. Food was fantastic and the wine pairings matched quite well. Upper patio closed due to VOVID-19 restrictions, we sat on the lower patio instead. The ambience was otherwise outstanding.

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AnnaA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

It’s been a couple of years but this time our experience was not as our prior visits - wine is amazing as usual but the bistro disappointed in the food we had. You should take the ‘penne carbonara’ off the menu immediately - what was served to us was more in line with a milk based Black Forest ham runny Alfredo - maybe the kitchen was off today but we didn’t eat most of the main dishes - just not the same quality as our prior experience. The appies were great, especially the Brie - the kale salad was good. Service was prompt and good. We will likely return for the wine.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on August 8, 2020

Oh no! Thank you for your feedback and I have brought your comments up to our Chef and kitchen team immediately. They are reviewing traininig and technique on this dish right away, to ensure we get that quality to where we are proud of and delicious for everyone as it sounds like it was definitely not where it should be! I do hope you give us another try in the future and please feel free to contact me directly anytime at bistro@hillsidewinery.ca.

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GregS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the dinner for two, it was a great selection of a variety of their food options. Just the right amount of people in the restaurant so as not to feel too crowded. Overall a great dining experience.

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Hillside! The service was fantastic, the food was incredible, we had such a great experience there. Sitting on the patio, watching the sunset and enjoying the wine made for an unforgettable evening.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was tasty and the scenery was beautiful.

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KennethB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great tasting experience thanks to Barbara and we left with a case of wine and a wine club membership. We also had the set menu dinner for two with wine pairings. The meal and the wine were memorable and the service was better than average. We intend to repeat every time we visit the Okanagan.

Ken and Laurel

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frugalkittie
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a family dinner and shared tapa style on the patio. Unfortunately we could not get the view from the top deck due to covid. Staff were attentive and food was delicious.

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Eskay
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been dining at Hillside Winery & Bistro every year when we have visited, for the last several years. We have always enjoyed our dining experience, but this time, we felt they fell a bit short, particularly on the service.

We ordered a bottle of wine to have with our dinner, and were told that the wine we selected was only available to "members" of the Wine Club. Our waiter told us that he would check with his manager to see in an exception could be made. We were quite taken aback on this, since the bottle of wine we ordered was $65, and if we had been forced to order something else, the next bottle price we would have chosen would have only cost $50. Why would a restaurant NOT want to sell us the more expensive of the two? Especially during this time with COVID, why would you not want to upsell?

Secondly, we asked our server for a side order of extra tomato sauce, and again was told he would have to check with the kitchen. He never did come back with the sauce, or with any kind of explanation.

Over the years, we have enjoyed our dining experiences at Hillside, but we found other places on the Bench to be much more inviting and welcoming on this trip. We think Hillside needs to be the establishment they once were, and to go back to being more humble.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 10th wedding anniversary and we have honestly never had such an amazing meal. The food was delicious and the wine pairings just topped it off. The service was outstanding! Highly highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Will be back.

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PickyDiner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The top level with the beautiful view is not available which is understandable or it would be perfect

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AndrewG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service and it is a lovely patio with tables well distanced and the staff were very cognizant of the new Covid protocols. The menu was a little limited. Unfortunately there was a very noisy party next to us which rather spoilt things but that was not Hillside’s fault. I would go back again.

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