Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery

4.6
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At Home Block Restaurant, we embrace the bounty of the Okanagan while our name pays homage to the Home Block Vineyard which surrounds us. Our building is crafted from fieldstone and 100-year-old reclaimed barn wood and our cuisine draws on those elemental roots. We integrate natural cooking methods like our wood-fired grill fueled by timber from local orchards and seasoned barrel staves. The result is honest, confident, and approachable food that unites flawlessly with CedarCreek wine.
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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. They are still getting going as they have only been open for two months but clearly are doing well having 2 full sittings on a Monday night. Wine was delicious!

SA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

You only get l chance for a first impression and it is not finished and so rough roads and staring at mud during lunch, was less than desirable. The tables for 2 are too close together and should be oriented so you are looking out to the view, not sideways.
The building is really too large and to austere for a winery environment. I would have much preferred an Italian type setting with stones and rocks, flowers everywhere and soft chairs. This is waaaay too industrial feeling and feels like a converted warehouse like in NY City. It was cold and dark and as the sunsets, possibly it gets a warm friendly feel. We were there on a sunny day and it is waaay too shaded. Not sure what it would be like on a cool, windy, or rainy day.
Did not like them wiping our table after we had eaten. Not a nice touch.
Too many unusual menu items and very pricey. I had the grilled chicken salad. Couscous in the bottom or something and pea shots on top and very well done chicken. Everything was bitter. How about a lovely Monte Cristo sandwich paired with a strawberry cole slaw. Or curried chicken and grape crossiant with melon on the side. Burgers are always popular, but too many fish items on the menu, even the spaghetti had clams. Prices are high, but if food was tasty, that would not be such an issue.
We could hear the people's conversation next to us, about what stocks to buy etc. The name is not pleasant either...Home Block??? Harsh and cold like the surroundings inside the cave.
Lovely staff though....
Such a beautiful location and we have been there several times for concerts over the years. So was looking forward to a lovely, soft setting. Very disappointing.....sorry to say.....as I know you have tried to create something new and exciting.
Back to Quail's Gate.....so artfully done!

H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Parking was almost impossible. Had to walk down muddy trail to get to Restaurant. My wife had steamed fish and found it wonderful, while I on the other hand, had a pasta dish that was okay but not spectacular. I realize that the restaurant has only been open for a short while so will try again after they get settled. View was spectacular. Setting amongst the vineyards was great. Lots of potential.

LK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything item we ordered was amazing ( especially the gazpacho soup) ! Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service, great food

v
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

We have recommended Home Block based on our first very enjoyable visit. We won't be as positive and supportive this time. The entry and greeting is like an IHOP despite having a reservation. The table service was not good. The Cedar Creek Pinot Gris was not chilled and the approach to rectifying the situation was clumsy at best. Food was great, scenery awesome, a beautiful evening. Too bad we decided to go to Home Block. Finish the construction and train your staff. We might be back in a few months to see if this restaurant is anywhere close to the quality dining experience offered by Old Vines at Quails' Gate.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, beautiful Views and amazing design. Wonderful experience.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Home Block. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Cheers

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m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Presently eating at Home Block is like eating in a construction zone! An unpaved road, difficult parking, huge trucks delivering construction items, hammering, drilling and lots of noise, made it an unpleasant experience. The food was ok but did not make up for the noise. We’d not return until the work is completed which we were told would take another 10 months!

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi Margo, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Construction does present its challenges, but we are excited to be opening our new (paved) driveway and parking areas in about 2 weeks' time along with the Tasting Room. If you're open to discussing further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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ML
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

5 oz. of wine is too little considering high prices and medium quality.

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Murray, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your point about the wine pour is noted. Being a winery, we make several different varieties and styles of wine, and we offer the 5 oz option to encourage our guests to sample more than one. We look forward to hosting you again very soon. Cheers

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P
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service with tasty food. The venue is quite beautiful with breathtaking views.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service at Home Block - along with views! We look forward to hosting you again very soon. Cheers

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YV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular restaurant and experience! Food, decor, ambience, view, service, wine...everything was perfect! The hospitality from Michael, the General Manager and our server was above and beyond. The food was so good that we ordered double of a few dishes. Must try the crispy squid, burrata, and sticky toffee pudding. By far the highlight of our trip!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Home Block experience, from the food to the wine to the decor! We will definitely pass this onto our Home Block team. Cheers

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Nice first visit! Design of the restaurant and views are amazing. Look forward to heading back again in the Fall when the colours change...

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hello - thank you very much for taking the time to share a review. The team at Home Block really appreciates your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back this fall. Cheers

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SG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The scale of the place is magnificent and then the view of course is beyond gorgeous Our food was very very delicious and carefully prepared and service top of the line. The BEST

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Home Block. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Cheers

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There were two things that were not appreciated and has nothing to do with staff, service or the quality of food. The parking lot is not paved and walking on high heels into the restaurant on dusty and dirty unpaved road was not appreciated. Also the table was a picnic like design and that was fine, but the benches where we sat are not conducive to exit with dresses and high heels. There was a wind and the dust from the unpaved area kept coming into our area which was quite obvious and unfortunate. Would not return until the pavement is done.

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Blade, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Construction does present its challenges, but we are excited to be opening our new (paved) driveway and parking areas in about 2 weeks' time. In the interim, we have a concierge team installed and they have a golf cart for transporting guests to and from the parking areas. If you're open to discussing further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared crisp squid and heirloom tomato and peach salad. We sipped Chardonnay and ordered four different entrees. We were so filled there was no room for dessert. We will be back very soon.

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Darrell, Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and the wine at Home Block, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers

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CM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food was delish. Would defiantly recommend Home Block to anyone.

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Carrie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and the service at Home Block, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers

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j
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our table was baking in the sun and there wasn’t enough shade to escape. Not the restaurants fault but they might want to rethink their strategy for super hot weather. Food was great and really great wine but we were too hot to enjoy to the max.

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Responded on August 9, 2019

Hi Jules, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear your food and wine was great, however I am sorry to hear about the sun/heat at your table. We do have sunscreens and misters installed on the patio, so we are able to turn them on if guests are too warm. If you're open to discussing further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663.

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PB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Manager, Michael, greeted us and welcomed us to the Restaurant with open arms. We felt special, even though I had never met the young man. The service, food and wine were all excellent. Can't wait to go back. Thanks again Micheal for the excellent service.
Cheers,
Peter

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hello Peter, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Home Block. We appreciate the shout-out for Michael - we will certainly pass along your kind words to him. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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TP
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I feel like Homeblock is the start of great things in the Okanagan. We have been extremely lacking in innovative and industry leading restaurants and have constantly not even had a single restaurant in the top 100 restaurants in Canada! All the While being one of the top wine and agriculturally producing regions in the country. Homeblock will break top into the top 100. Maybe even AC top 10 new restaurants.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate the kind words, and we too are thrilled about our recent nomination into the Top 100 of Canada's Best New Restaurants by enRoute/Air Canada. We look forward to hosting you again at Home Block really soon! Cheers

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JG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Hi
Just read that Homeblock has been voted one of the best restaurants with this people need to know that there is still much construction going on, walking from the parking lot down thi hill on loose gravel was very dangerous for my friend who is elderly and did not have on sensible shoes- because we did not know the problem before we went.
Our table was ready when we arrived and we ordered our food - a wedge salad for both of us , it was edible but the dressing was very runny, which was not great.
We ordered done of their red wines as we both knew it and liked it, the wine came in a cold glass and had been in the cooler- seriously a winery keeps their beautiful red wine in a cooler,? The waitress said it was to stop it getting too warm but it was cold and there was no aroma or taste- we complained and the waitress did not charge us for the wine - would have preferred to have the wine served at room temp as it should be.
Will not be returning to this restaurant nor will I recommend it to my foodie friends it needs to step it up a lot to get people to come. The new restaurant is ok very industrial and no ambiance.

Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We were indeed recently nominated as one of Canada's Best New Restaurants by enRoute/Air Canada. Construction does present its challenges and we have a concierge team installed with a golf cart for transporting guests from the parking area to the entrance. We will be opening our new paved driveway in 2 weeks' time. Regarding the wine & food, if you're open to discussing further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663.

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D
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

portion sizes very small we waited an inordinate amount of time for both our starters and entrees. the starters came out at different times after a long wait over priced for the quality and quantity of the food. Thanks David Harvey

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We have a high standard of quality for our cuisine, and we regret that we didn't live up to those expectations with you. If you're open to discussing this further, please call us at (250) 980-4663 and ask to speak with Michael, our General Manager. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great. I am anxious for the rest of the construction to be completed so that we can get some wonderful pictures in the vineyard before or after dinner

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Maryann, Thank you for the review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We are looking forward to the completion of construction at the end of August, and we can't wait to welcome you back then! Cheers

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

FIRST TIME AT THIS RESTAURANT AND NOT DISAPPOINTED. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN AS WE LIVE LOCALLY

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Maureen, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal at Home Block and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is exceptional. Beautiful view of the lake, outstanding food and fabulous service. So happy we now have this gem in our neighbourhood!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Jen, Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Home Block and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon - especially since you're in the neighbourhood! Cheers

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BO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view, beautiful venue great service & amazing food!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Breanna, Thank you very much for these kind words. Our team at Home Block is thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Incredible food and beautiful venue. Highly recommend!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello - thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Home Block and we look forward to having you back again soon.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Outstanding view. Will return for sure!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello - Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review about your experience at Home Block. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

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RS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a game-changer for Kelowna! Fantastic dining experience again.

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Rob, Thank you so much for this lovely comment! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back to Home Block.

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was amazing, the scenery was amazing, the restaurant itself was stunning, and the service was amazing. The tomato peach salad and calamari were delicious. The 42 day aged beef is sold as a shared plate for 2-4 people, we were three ladies and a man and needed to order more food. The steak was delicious and cooked perfectly, the salad could have been larger and the potatoes were not very flavourful. My note: sub the potatoes with the amazing fries, if there are 4 of you , add a dish as this easily serves 2-3 ppl but not 4. We have already recommended the restaurant and will continue to do so. Nicely done CedarCreek!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Robin, Thank you very much for your kind words about your experience at Home Block. We also appreciate your thoughts on the steak dish. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Brought my nephew and friend for dinner. They are in the food industry and enjoyed the evening.
Unfortunately our reservation was at 7:45 and the kitchen closes at 8?

But we didn’t feel rushed. Just wanted to linger and enjoy the ambience

They did enjoy the food they ordered. My tuna and shrimp was somewhat disappointing . Beet pickled cherry salad delicious.

Still the best restaurant in Kelowna!

I recommend to all

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi ktown, Thank you very much for your kind words about your time at Home Block. We're thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy your evening, linger and soak up the ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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LP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the evening as it truly is a beautiful spot. The only thing was the food was a little disappointing for 2 in our party and the other 2 were satisfied with their meal but the view the service the music playing in the background were all wonderful. We would go back though.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Len, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the space, the view, and the music. Regarding the food, we have a high standard of quality for our cuisine and we regret that we didn't live up to those expectations with you. If you're open to discussing this further, please call us at (250) 980-4663 and ask to speak with Michael, our General Manager. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We were disappointed with the menu and our French Onion Soup was not what we expected. Sorry. The best thing was the Cappuccino, but it kept me up all night.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Margot, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We have a high standard of quality for our cuisine, and we regret that we didn't live up to those expectations with you. If you're open to discussing this further, please call us at (250) 980-4663 and ask to speak with Michael, our General Manager. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!
Excellent food and wine in a premiere spacious, modern, and scenic restaurant.
Wonderful plates: fresh ingredients, prepared with skill
Classy surroundings and service yet one can be casual and just enjoy an exceptional restaurant!
Great value for such a world-class restaurant!
‘Loved the whole evening! :)

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Our team is thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Home Block and so appreciate your comments about the food, wine, space, and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch at home block. Attentive, friendly and engaging service. Creative menu ideas with an unimaginable view. Creamy burrata with beets, housemaid triangolare pasta, and an excellent flank steak served with chimichurri, ricotta and arugula.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello - thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review about your experience at Home Block. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch, service, and the view, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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TN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Three of us went for dinner and it was a good experience. The restaurant is beautiful inside and decor is modern and cool. the view is amazing. The food is good, and the portion size is actually larger than you would expect at a winery restaurant. Taste is good but not anything special so the pricing works. The drawback was the dessert. Wine good, ambiance good.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Terry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the decor, view, food, and pricing. We're sorry to hear we missed the mark on the dessert. If you're open to discussing this further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663. Thank you again and have a great day.

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s
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding lunch, beautiful view. Perfect in every way!

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Sandih, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Home Block and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch with friends at the Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery. Appetizers were excellent! Good burger. View is really nice and the restaurant is beautiful!

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi GBGolfing, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Our team is thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Home Block (especially your note about the appetizers and burger!). We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic ambience and food. Would definitely go again.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Anthony, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Our team is thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Home Block. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

There was a continuous odour of sewer gas the entire meal so very unpleasant to have had to deal with that. Also, once the sunscreens came down it became quite hot and the ceiling fans were to small to effectively move the air to cool the area.

Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi James, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear about the odour. We learned this was very temporary and was due to some construction/digging that was happening further up the hill, so this will not be happening again. We'll also pass your comments along about the sunscreens/fans. We do have misters installed, so we are able to turn them on if guests are too warm. If you're open to discussing further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250)980-4663.

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KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Would not consider returning until construction is complete. Listening to a hack hammer and other noise throughout your meal impacted the whole ambiance in a negative way.

That said, service was excellent and food was delicious. I look forward to returning when it’s fully open.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Kim, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It is true that the construction has its challenges, but we are looking forward to opening our new tasting room, and paved parking areas and driveway in mid-August. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. In the meantime, if you're open to discussing your experience further, please reach out to Michael Ziff, GM, at (250) 980-4663. Thanks again and have a great day!

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