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Hillside Winery & Bistro

4.5
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796 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.
**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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 796 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared plates at the recommendation of our server. Everything was delicious. the meatballs were especially yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Hillside was great! We had been there last summer and now wanted to take friends who didn’t know the place and it lived up to our expectations.
Our only critique would be that they still served and encourage family style dining. That does not seem like appropriate Covid protocol, so we were disappointed by that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was lovely

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EvieW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to eat! Great wine pairings. The food was fantastic, service impeccable, and the food was full of flavor and beautifully displayed. We came back 2 nights in a row it was so good. Don't hesitate, eat here!

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KelvinB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything Hillside: wine, food, View - delicious

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GraceC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and friendly efficient service! The meal for two with the wine pairings was very good value!!

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Alman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Service was top notch. Thanks for making Thanksgiving memorable.

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cajunujac
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, can't wait for Summer and being able to eat in the Tower!

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ColinR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent time at Hillside. Loved the uniqueness of their menu. Our Server was very pleasant and attentive. Was a very nice dinner and experience. See you next time we are back to Naramata!!

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MonicaO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We really liked this place but would have been nicer to sit outside! Our reservation was 7pm and it was a little cool for us outside. Will return next summer,

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Sandra
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredible friendly, and the food is delicous.

I wish the upstairs patio was open to get a great view of the sunset over the lake, however I understood there were restrictions.

I would definitely recommend Hillside to anyone visiting the area.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Food came really quick as well which is always appreciated!

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NickG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our tasting before dinner. Cathy was great. We were not too pleased with our small table for 4 people for dinner. We were the first guests, yet other larger tables (2 tables together) were reserved for other reservations later than ours and empty when we arrived. These other tables were later occupied by 4 people, but when we inquired there were told there were no other tables available so we were forced to cram all our dishes onto a table for 2. Seemed wrong to be stuck in a corner with no view, a small table and we reserved a week in advance. The special menu was very tasty though.

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handles
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tapas style was new to us. It works very well. Service is excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous evening! Service was great, meal was excellent!!

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Malon
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this winery. Wonderful staff, wine and food.

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AliciaL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

I have been to Hillside Winery bistro many times in the past but it has been a couple of years. I recommended our girls group meet and we were quite disappointed with the food quality. It wasn’t like I had remembered it. :-(

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate the honest review. We made a change to our Food & Beverage program a few years ago, switching to a "Share & Pair" style of dining so if you haven't visited us for a while, I can understand it would be different and not for everyone. Our menu is consistantly evolving so I do hope you will try us again in the future. We would love to provide a wonderful experience for you and your friends and have a chance to bring back Hillside memories :)

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vipDAVID
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
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 on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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AlanP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
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 on September 17, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Food was excellent but the service was slow and inattentive.

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Responded on September 19, 2020

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 on September 17, 2020
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 on September 16, 2020
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
34 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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Hillside Winery & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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