Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Excellent above all expectations. Anina was awesome! Thank you. .
One of our favourite places! Stopped in on our way to Vancouver Island for a delicious lunch on the patio. So beautiful, overlooking the gorgeous Okanagan lake could sit there all afternoon 😊😊
The staff are very helpful and the ambience is very nice.
Had an issue with the reservation that was made months ago. Sat us at the poorest table and yes, we complained to management. We were finally given outdoor seating. Views are awesome and our server was terrific. They really need to educate their hostesses on customer service. The food was outstanding.
We had such a wonderful evening! I forget my server's name unfortunately but she went above and beyond to cater to my dietary needs (gluten free) and was very knowledgeable of the menu, wine list, venue, and the Okanagan in general! The food was amazing. The perfect night out! Thank you.
Fantastic place with lovely wines and views. I tried the peach salad and even though fresh, was very underwhelming. Other than that everything else was flawless.
As usual, amazing service food and view. Every time I come home to Kelowna I come to Quails Gate for dinner. The greatest winery restaurant in the Okanagan.
Exquisite service,sumptuous food, awesome patio setting. What more can I say?
Everything was lovely.
Great food, great service. We are wine club members and have visited many times. We have always enjoyed our experience at Quails Gate.
this is a nice restaurant! lots of fresh ingredients, artfully presented and in a beautiful setting. we started with the corn and crabmeat soup (gorgeous), then shared the salmon & lentils and the tomato risotto, along with suggested wines for the mains. everything was tasty altho the base of the corn soup tasted more like it came from canned corn than fresh -- could be my aversion to creamed corn? otherwise a very delightful lunch. would absolutely return.
Wonderful view and service. Both dinners were under-seasoned. Ribeye was not as good as at home (for $49 expect better than home). Corn / crab cold soup quite delicious.
Ashley our waitress was outstanding. She was very informed, coursed our meal perfectly and read the mood perfectly... could not have been better.
Very nice pepper salad Lead server was very good. Table 45 ! Potatoes a little under done.
It is a very busy winery. You can tell the service is not as good as they do not have enough staff. Very crowded, good experience but wouldn’t go back
Had the pork chop and the recommended wine pairing and my wife had barrata and peach salad. Both were excellent. Sat on the patio overlooking the lake and vineyards, view and service were great.
We decided to have lunch at the restaurant for our anniversary. The food was fantastic. Would highly recommend the peach salad. The view is outstanding and all the servers are very welcoming. Would visit again!
It’s famous so we worried that it’s for group tourists at first. After experienced by ourselves, I think it’s really worthy and recommended. Book a table as earlier as you can.
It. Was. Great! Our server Amy was wonderful! The food was beautifully plated & tasted amazing! Atmosphere was so serene-with the night sky/ stars above, lights reflecting off the lake, and the lights in the vineyard by the restaurant. Wonderful night!!
The service wasn't as attentive and good as we would like it to be. The steak I ordered was very hard and without much taate.
We are summer residents in West Kelowna and make reservations for Old Vines months in advance of the summer for small groups of 4 to 8 guests. Old Vines Restaurant has declined from the quality of prior years. This was our third dinner with Quails Gate this summer. A number of items have changed from prior years. Quails Gate used to be our go to vineyard restaurant as food and service has historically been outstanding. Something has changed.
Food is hit and miss. Some dishes are great and others are disappointing. In past years ALL dishes were excellent, prepared exquisitely, cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. This summer the quality has declined. While menu selection is fine, the execution and preparation of some appetizers (Octopus) were disappointing and some main dishes were over cooked (Halibut).
Desert continues to be great. Presentation is striking. Flavours continue to satisfy the palate.
This is one area that has suffered the most. In prior years servers were experienced, attentive, and efficient without being obtrusive. It appears that more seasoned serving staff have been replaced with younger but less skilled staff. Wine glasses sat empty. Our mature middle aged group had to ask for a second bottle of wine after all wine glasses sat empty (A missed revenue opportunity). Appetizer plates once consumed sat empty at our table for an unusually long period of time (more than 10 minutes). Serves were pleasant and staffed in more than sufficient numbers. It seems they simply did not have enough experience or training to provide the level of service we have become used to over the years (approx 10 years).
The venue continues to be stunning.
All of the negatives identified above are easily fixable. Our hope is that this review will draw attention to the deficiencies and that management will take steps to correct and return Old Vines to the premier status it is more than capable of.
We loved our meal and time spent at Quails Gate. Mason was our server and did a wonderful job. We loved the view and wandering through the vineyard. We even saw deer and quails! We will definitely be back!
Wonderful service and great food! Would definitely recommend!
The food was amazing, the service was excellent and the view was outstanding.
We had a wonderful experience, once again. Would come back anytime. Wines are fabulous. Beautiful surroundings/view/food/staff very helpful.
Beautiful space with excellent food and service.
Beautiful restaurant and views. Delicious food and caters to gluten free. Only criticism is that it took a while for them to clear the table after each course.
Great view, great food.
The experience was beyond perfect. Food and service was amazing. I will come back in my next trip to Kelowna for sure.
Went there for lunch this weekend on Sunday and it was just lovely!! The view was so serene and beautiful, the service was extremely professional and top notch, and the food was just amazing, we had one of the best lunches we’ve had in a long time!!
Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend for anyone seeking a relaxed fine dining experience with the beautiful Okanagan on display in front of you. Best option is to ask for Austen to be your server - he was a fantastic.
I would not order the halibut ceviche it tasted like nothing, it was so bland and was about four bites for $19. Had the burrata and peach salad it was good but the amount of burrata they put on it is embarrassing for a $19 salad. It’s maybe 1/10th of a peach and a couple tablespoons of burrata and a few leaves of lettuce. The mussels were amazing and the halloumi cheese was good but again tacky that you only had two slices of cheese and three crustini’s. The view is always amazing but I was not pleased this time around.
Amazing live here 20 years had no idea, our new favorite place to eat and will tell all our guests
One of the Okanagan’s greatest views!! Absolutely picturesque. Food was fantastic. Had a glass of vino to start, followed by first course- grilled halloumi cheese on sourdough & Jermone’s shishito peppers (soo delicious, try these out!!). For our mains I had the farm crest cornish hen- highly recommend, & my boyfriend had the bear and the flower pork duo. Prices are what you’d expect for a fine dining experience. Server was attentive and friendly! Will definitely be back.
The service was exceptional and the staff are very knowledgeable
Would recommend to anyone just wanting a nice relaxed donning experience
Our server was acceptional knowledgeable and happy to serve us and give us a 5 star experience. The food was so enjoyable and our evening was amazing. We look FWD to coming back.
The whole experience was wonderful and surpassed my expectations. I’ve wanted to eat here and visit the winery for quite a long time so when we vacationed in kelowna I made sure this was on our list.
Great experience good-dining environment, lamb was a little dry but acceptable. Nice n beautiful winery
I made our reservation one month in advance and the 3 hostess girls were confused and discussing where to seat us upon our arrival. The ambiance was not relaxing as servers were rushing past and in and around and seemed stressed. The food was very average and really small portions. The music was loud and inappropriate. The prices were astronomical and we felt ripped off for what we received compared to other restaurants we visited around Kelowna, such as Sparkling Hills Fine Peaks restaurant, Smak Dab, Gasthaus in Peachland, Zias Stonehouse in Summerland, Oak and Cru, to mention a few which were all far superior in our opinion and everyone in our party of 4 all felt the same way. We will not be returning to your restaurant. Very disappointed indeed.