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Hillside Winery & Bistro

4.5
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747 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (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.
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.

The Bistro features a 65 seat dining area & outdoor patio. Unfortunately

Support Hillside Winery & Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser 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 747 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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frugalkittie
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for your review all wines on our list are available for table service to try. Please feel free to contact me directly bistro@hillsidewinery.ca as I'd love to make this right for you :)

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome! Will be back.

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PickyDiner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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LynneZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food beautifully presented. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Great outdoor patio.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WONDERFUL! Sarah was our server and I wanted to kiss her. She was incredible and accommodating and a brilliant server. Hillside had incredible food and wine! The view was gorgeous. Thank you for making my partners birthday perfect

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AndrewK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The meal was good, food was delicious and good wine. We were on the patio which was nice, but the sun was very bright late in the day. The wait staff had three umbrellas at one table and didn't have any available for us. Should probably treat all their guest with the same care.

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BrendanT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a fantastic experience! Would highly recommend this to anyone that likes amazing food and even better service!

Wendy rocked it!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing dinner - nicely distanced tables on the patio and the food and wine were great!

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vipColinE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome waitress. Great start to our Naramata visit

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NotThrilled
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The patio was nice, but very hot (not enough shade on a hot day). Got the fixed menu with wine pairings.. the starters and dessert were good, but neither of us at all liked the mains (the meatballs and lentil croquettes), so it was pretty disappointing. My husband quite enjoyed the ice wine though.

Edit: the restaurant has reached out to me via OpenTable, wanting to make the situation right. In the end, they refunded the dishes that we didn't eat, and promised to review such situations at their staff meeting. Because of this, I will give them another chance next time I'm in Naramata.

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Tracylee
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

If you are seated in the sun, you need a spritzer as it is super hot.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, wonderful atmosphere! Can't wait go go back.

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gourmetp
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dark clouds were looming when we arrived for our early supper. The wind came up and it looked very threatening but we still stayed outside as it wasn't cold. The waitress (sorry, I don't know her name) was lovely and we were joking about the upcoming hurricane! She brought us several tapas plates which were all wonderful, plus the Hillside wine, of course! Eventually the wind and rain came together and for the last course we were whipped inside and settled at another table! The whole experience was surreal and the food was excellent. We even managed to take home some food which we enjoyed the following day. The only thing that you forgot was that it was my birthday, but I am trying to go backwards now anyway!! We'll be back next year..... COVID willing.

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Ralf
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience again. Great food, wine and service.

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RickP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We loved the bistro vibe and menu. It wasn’t complicated or fussy and the food was delicious. I’d say the only downside was that the deck has no view. Given that it is on a hillside it would be nice if you capitalized on that and had views of the lake or even the vineyards.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on July 13, 2020

Hi Rick, Thank you for your feedback and so great to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Generally this time of year, we would have our Upper Patio available however due to the seating and capacity restrictions, it just wasn't feasible for us to open :( Usually we would have a fantastic view of the lake and vineyard and I hope you can return and join us for another visit. Cheers, Lisa Henderson Bistro Manager Hillside Winery & Bistro

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DonW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience all around!!

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EricaR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is very tasty, tapas style for sharing. Dessert menu could be improved. I believe Hillside had a dessert chef in the past who made terrific desserts. The current dessert selections do not have the same creativity and imagination as the savoury dishes do.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening! We had the meal for two and loved the variety of dishes. Tasty and lovely presentation

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NaomiS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely wine tasting, followed by dinner in the bistro. Beth, was lovely to chat to during our tasting and it was also excellent to see good practices in place due to COVID. The food came quickly and was brilliant!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views, comfortable seating! The service was excellent, and everyone seemed to work as team to ensure a pleasant visit.

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WayneSusieAlberta
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly and helpful, food was excellent

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Even though the weather kept us off of the roof top, the food was as always absolutely delicious!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had the most fabulous dinner - our server was outstanding and the food was delicious! I cannot wait to return! definitely our regular spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Our favorite wine is from Hillside and we have had many wonderful dining experiences there but the food quality and value seems to have fallen from grace. Our service was great. We were just disappointed in the food itself.

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DharamD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the outdoor patio at Hillside. Highly recommend the wine flights! We will definitely return to Hillside on our next trip back to Naramata.

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Narwhal
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely environment. Simple menu but quality of the food is great! One of the best fish tacos I have ever had. We made a reservation but still waited quite a while (more around 30 minutes) to get our table. Service was positive once we got in! Worth a visit!

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BrittneyM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service were great, we came an hour early for our reso and they easily accommodated. I thought there would be a lakeside view from the bistro but that’s not the case. I am not sure why it’s built on the mountain side when people come for a view of the landscape. The yard is beautifully kept however and the rustic building is a nice touch to make up for essentially no view.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hi Brittney, Thank you for your feedback and so great to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Generally this time of year, we would have our Upper Patio available however due to the seating and capacity restrictions, it just wasn't feasible for us to open :( Usually we would have a fantastic view and I hope you can return and join us for another visit. Cheers, Lisa Henderson Bistro Manager Hillside Winery & Bistro

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Sunwine
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

It’s a beautiful winery but if you eat dinner your paying for the ambience. The cheese was good but the rest of the dinner was quite expensive for bread, fancy kale and lettuce.

Not sure if it was a COVID rollout issue but the food was not good.

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lzbdoesfood
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food and service. A very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our sister in the afternoon for her 40th Birthday. The service food and wine were excellent. I recommend the walnut pate. Loved our lunch.

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Gern
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The setting on the bench is beautiful and the dining room feels comfortable. Service was very good. The risotto was underwhelming at best. Meatballs were average and were a bit tough. Prices a bit on the high side. Give it a try though.

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GregoryL
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable, food (calamari, Brie, sausage) sharing plates outstanding!

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Lovinkelowna
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. All four of us really enjoyed our meals and our server was very friendly and helpful.

FAQs

Hillside Winery & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 487-1350.

Hillside Winery & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

Hillside Winery & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.hillsidewinery.ca.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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