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Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Old Vines Restaurant is a meeting place of fresh local ingredients. Our selection of dishes enhance the light, fresh and fruitful, rich style of Quails' Gate wines. Our menu is constantly evolving as a reflection of our focus to serve the best and freshest the valley's local artisans and west coast markets can provide. We are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful setting and the ultimate food and wine experience in the Okanagan Valley. The Province (January 2007) Best places to un-wine. "Its fairytale pretty indoor/outdoor dining room among the vineyards is aptly named Old Vines Patio. Dinner here as the sun sets over the lake is a treat for the eyes and the palate." The New York Times (October 2006) - "Beyond our tables, the panorama of the lakefront, watercraft wake lines and row upon row of grapevines, with mountains in the distance, was mesmerizing." Wine Spectator (July 2004)- "One of the four best places to dine in the Okanagan."

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3529 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience4

Terrible experience for our anniversary today when the hostess offers us bubbles then charges us for them and refused to admit she made the offer. She was very arrogant to the guests and fellow employees. QG doesn’t need our business anymore I guess.

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LarryH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great spot not only for the quality of food and service but for the phenomenal views. Set among the vines looking west toward the sunset and lake is a very special place for sure. Was also impressed with our server (Amy) and the fact that Michael (the GM?) stopped by to chat and make sure all was well. Classy first rate operation for sure!
Larry (and Michelle, of course) :) :)

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DenineL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice place, excellent food, great service! Somewhat commercial and very busy. Great location!

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ElyseD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Our experience at Quail's Gate was quite disappointing.

We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. The scenery was beautiful as we looked onto the Okanagan and vineyard. Our hostess brought over water but did not pour for us - we assumed this was due to COVID restrictions. So we poured our own water. After approximately 10 minutes of waiting, our waitress finally greeted us (to be clear, it was NOT busy) and she seemed pleasant at first, but as the night went on, she just got ruder and ruder. She asked for our drink order and when we said we would stick with water for now, so she just walked away. We probably waited another 10-15 minutes before she came back to check on us. In that time, we saw other servers pouring drinks...not sure why but ours were never re-filled.

We got the oysters to start which where good. Then got the cod, a charcuterie board and sourdough bread to share. The food was good - it was not amazing or memorable.

When our plates were cleared, we waited for the bill. And waited. I used the restroom, my boyfriend used the restroom. Still no bill. We probably waited at least 20 minutes. I would understand if they were busy, but the restaurant was clearly at half capacity. And it was a Monday night.

We will not be going back. I would recommend Mission Hill over Quail's Gate if you are looking for dinner in the wine region.

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melt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

what an outstanding dining experience
We enjoyed every minute of it!
It's a bit over priced

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RAKV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

We booked our anniversary dinner at Quails Gate this past weekend. I was very excited to go here and booked well in advance. When we arrived we were escorted to our table and we ordered some appetizers and a bottle of wine. We observed some tables getting up and taking pictures in the vineyards so ordered our dinner and we asked our waiter if it would be okay to take pictures. Our waiter advised us that we could go take our pictures and come back. We went to take pictures for approx 5 minutes and when we returned our table was cleared completely. Our wine bottle, water, sunglasses and my hand sanitizer were all missing. We quickly asked about our belongings and the waiter said he was so busy and did not notice our table being cleared. The manager looked for my sunglasses while trying to figure out what happened. We sat there for approx 5 minutes waiting to get our wine bottle back and then our dinner came to us. We didn't even get our appetizer at this point so we were so confused. Our dinner was taken back and then we got another bottle of wine since the first one was not found. The manager was able to find my sunglasses and my sanitizer bottle. After this we got our appetizer and dinner followed. We got desert and headed back home. I feel like this dinner was very chaotic and just not what we expected. The wine bottle was given to us as compensation but for us it was more about the experience that we were disappointed about. Nobody should have to sit and stress about their belongings and get their dinner before getting their appetizer and wine bottle back. In my opinion I would not go back to this winery for dinner.

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Michelle
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place beautiful to look out at the vineyards and the good is top notch

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PaulaU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Beautiful day so scenery spectacular! However the food was not so good. The salad had brown spots on it and nothing exciting. The mussels were good but the tuna carpaccio was scarce with no flavour in the sauce. The waitress I could not hear her voice through her mask and we found her very uncomfortable. We really loved the scenery so we were ok with the lack of food taste and service.

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RobynB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Our table of six was ignored throughout our time there. Our glasses were empty most of the night, since nobody came to ask us if we wanted more wine. We only had 3 glasses each over the course of 3.5 hours. Food service was incredibly slow. We actually flagged down someone who looked like a supervisor, and we mentioned to him that nobody had been by to ask if we needed anything and our glasses had been empty for thirty minutes, to which he responded: "Oh, you want wine?" Our service didn't improve after that. When our food finally arrived it was bland. The meats were prepared well, but the sides had no seasoning, and nobody came by to offer salt and pepper. At least the building is nice.

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RhondaT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and the service was very good. The restaurant had excellent precautions in place for Covid-19 and I was impressed.

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karenw
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service, and beautiful surroundings made our lunch one to remember. An added delight was the opportunity to sample several wines to better choose what we would like to enjoy with our meal. Our waitress was extremely helpful and fun.

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vipDanorman90
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful location with delicious food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great wines! Cheers!

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EddS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Kelly, was great. She was extremely knowledge about the food and the wines. We very much appreciated the staff complying with Covid 19 WorkSafe BC safety measures. We ordered the albacore tuna carpaccio and seared scallops as appetizers, and the rib eye steaks along with wine pairings. For dessert we ordered the dark chocolate budino and the lemon & coconut tart. Everything was delicious. The view was picturesque.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had a nice Canada day brunch with Matt as our sever who was very good.

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PattiS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat. View fantastic. Quite different with less tables and servers wearing masks. Sometimes hard to hear them speak. Always our favorite restaurant .
Will definitely return

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MeganH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was not seasoned and overly bland.

The servers was very polite, kind and knowledgeable, however service was incredibly and unreasonably slow.

Overall, the price is not justified. I likely won’t return and would not recommend.

Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Responded on July 3, 2020

MeganH, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Old Vines. Please accept our apologies for the issues you experienced. Our guests feedback is extremely important to us here at Quails' Gate as we use it to help identify opportunities to improve our products and services. We truly appreciate you choosing to dine with us and only hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and renew your confidence in our restaurant. Sincerely, Michael

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CelinaL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Had lunch for a family birthday and the scene was really beautiful and the risotto was amazing!!

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WestBank
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience1

I was disappointed with my experience, and in my eye the restaurant failed the new social distancing protocols. The food was outstanding but our server was unfortunately to busy with a rowdy table of 12. This group was sat a 2 tables of 6 as they should be, but were so drunk that they stood up and talked in groups, sat on each others laps and did not listen when they were asked to sit down twice. This should not have happened. The table we were at had a lovely lake view, which I'm sure would have been nice. We however got to stare at the backsides of 12 strangers for 2 hours. Our server was unable to check on us during our starter, it was actually brought out by someone else, so we didn't see our server for over an hour. We went out for a special occasion (birthday) and instead of walking away with fond memories we are talking about strangers that downed over 10 bottles of wine. The restaurant is a beautiful building and again the food was wonderful, but I was shocked that this group got away with the way they were acting. I thought Quails Gate would have had a higher standard.

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WandaH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time. It was super busy and did not have time for a wine tasting but definitely will go back.
Our waiter Matt was very accommodating and helpful.
Overall a great afternoon

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CarlosA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great ambiance, food was excellent and service was great. We really enjoyed the personal feel of our whole experience.

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TiffanyL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The outdoor seating and overall ambience and views are amazing! The food was just okay, nothing to brag about but the service was great which made the experience worth the price you pay for the food.

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vipPaulP
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & service was fantastic! The view was incredible

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KandL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit and only our 2nd time to eat at a well known winery--a special treat for us. Every thing we ate was absolutely delicious and full of wonderful flavour!! We had appies, dinner and dessert. All were great. Our server was fantastic. Allowed us just the amount of time needed to relax, not feel rushed. Every dish was brought at just the right time. The view was lovely. We spend a lot on the meal, but it was worth it for a special treat. I would rate this restaurant #1 in the area.

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CalgaryExpat
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing location with views of Okanagan Lake. Staff were conscientious with wearing masks.
Food was fresh and delicious. A must visit!

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely view...well worth dining here.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond the outstanding food, service, ambiance, and, of course, wine!, we were very pleased with the extra care taken in response to the pandemic. Social distancing and food handling protocols were meticulously maintained while keeping the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that makes The Vines such a wonderful place. Thanks for a memorable birthday!

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vipLunaL
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful place to have dinner
Service was quiet good !

We had ling cod and rib eye for main course
Mussels and truffle fries for appetizer ( delicious)

Rib eye was not as good I don’t recommend this dish
Either the beef itself is not good or it’s over cooked
Ling cod was delicious, fish is tender ...
But a bit lack of taste. Need more sauce?

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ErnestW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch there after a wine tasting.

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JodyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place to be on a summer’s day. View is outstanding, food and service exceptional.

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KatelynM86945
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

We arrived at the Winery for an anticipated lunch in their gorgeous restaurant. They were definitely busy given that it was Father's Day. Although we started off a bit rocky(very busy) the manager ended up making our experience so special and memorable. He was so kind to us and made the day that much better. The food was incredible! Beautiful plating. Thank you!

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Tbone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Quail's Gate is a beautiful setting; however, on Father's Day, the service was only so so as they didn't have a bartender and our server seemed overly busy with tables. Food wasn't exceptional for the price point.

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KennethC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

View from restaurant is amazing if you an outdoor table and walking amongst the grapes and the view. Little skimpy on the scallops; 3 for $19 not worth it but mussels were. Prices ok too.

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BethD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Took 30
Minutes to order wine and another 30 minutes for the olives to show up. Other then that, was great 👍🏽

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KenW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice view. Good came too quickly after we sat down

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vipDebbieB
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat in West Kelowna. Great menu and the food is delicious! Service is always friendly and professional. Sit outside if possible as is quite lovely.

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jamesc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great place! The view is amazing and their service is wonderful.

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SamanthaP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience with top notch friendly service!

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JacquelineP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The fish was oily and centre under cooked. The restaurant was too chilly. After first they tried to give us a terrible table near a lot of traffic but I asked to be moved My husband Cornish hen was dry and tough.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner and service were both amazing! Accompanied with excellent wines, thank you for hosting.
Mike

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Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (800) 420-9463 ext. 252.

Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3529 OpenTable diners.

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