Storms On The River

4.5
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At Storms on the River we love where we live. As such, we are passionate about the great variety of ingredients British Columbia has to offer. Our internationally trained and educated Executive Chef sources all of our ingredients as fresh and local as possible while our experienced team strives to provide you with a fine dining experience you’ll enjoy.

Besides being a certified oceanwise restaurant you can also count on us for a wide selection of meats and other made-from-scratch dishes.

Our menus are seasonally inspired but be sure to check us out for our weekly feature specials as well. All this goes hand in hand with what our bar and lounge has to offer: From local brews over an extensive wine list to the perfectly crafted cocktail your cravings will not be left unsatisfied. Come by and enjoy a meal with family & friends overlooking the South Thompson River or dock your boat at Kamloops’ only boat access restaurant after a day on the water.
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4.4
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LL
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met some new family from Ireland here and they absolutely loved it!! We were treated like royalty! Thanks
So much

TB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It had been awhile since last coming to Storms. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. Food was absolutely wonderful and the service was excellent. I will definitely be back sooner next time

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As much as I like to support local industry, the lack of reasonably priced local or foreign wines does detract from the eating experience. Other than the house red, everything seemed priced to keep everyone sober, not just our designated driver.

BB
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner; great view

DU
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food choices on the menu was very limited and expensive for what you get. The wine list was extremely expensive for a 9oz glass of red 🍷 $22. Far to much !! Had my grandsons there for dinner and one ordered a pop which wasn’t included in the child’s menu. The service was very good. It was my daughters birthday and she didn’t receive a dessert. When I made the reservation I included that we were celebrating a birthday.

t
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening, the service was excellent the food was delicious and the setting perfect!

CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food at storms rocked! service ruled and the server knew what he was talking about. will definitely be back

KK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Storms quite a few times now and are always impressed with the quality of the food and drinks as well as the service. They really take pride in what they do and it shows!

BF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We spent there a very nice and relaxing evening.Service was very friendly, especially the starters execellent. The atmosphere was very nice, not like in a fast food restaurant ,with descret music.We felt a little bit like at home...
Thank you so much!

L
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find. Wonderful food. Nice view of the river.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The meal was excellant. I had the duck and was cooked to my order (medium rare). However, I wanted to buy a bottle of wine to go with it. Prices were absolutely prohibitive . A bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc was $60. Local liquor store they sell for $17.99 + tax. Harper Trails Pinot Gris was $44. At Harper Trails the cost is $16.99 and they probably buy in bulk at a lower cost. I had to settle for a beer just out of principle and that was expensive at $9.75. It's too bad because the food was good, but I won't recommend it due to their liquor pricing.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had eaten here several times over the years, but this was the best yet.
Scallops were to die for!.. service was lively and knowledgeable, and we finally a smoke-free view of the river from the outside patio.
Reservations appear to be necessary... and 'OpenTable' worked perfectly.

c
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food! Original menu , very fine dining. Patio is beautiful.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from appetizers to entrees to the service was exceeded from expectations. I definite gem of the Okanagan, do not pass this place up... this is a fine dining restaurant, not your quick bite kind of place. You’re here for a long time and good time.

DV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

EXTREMELY dated building, poor upkeep, horrendous service (had to go and get the server in the back room after 35+ minutes without plates cleared), drinks were unbelievably expensive (many average glasses of wine approaching $20), food was ok but risotto was very overcooked and oily. If you like Brownstone and have thought about trying Storms, just go back to Brownstone...

A
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Well prepared, fresh and flavourful food. Interesting menu, including some creative options. Fantastic service; staff attentive at all times and trying to please. The patio is very nice and cozy, with a great view, which pictures on the website don’t do justice. The only drawbacks were that 2 of 7 items on the menu were not available by 7:30 pm, hence limiting our choices, and food took over an hour to arrive, which is too long to wait in our opinion.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good but our service was quite spotty and slow.

SG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious meal, close proximity to our hotel and great open air dining on the river. So good we went both nights of our stay in Kamloops. Tho on the second night we ordered appetizers rather than mains as the portions were perfect and not as big as the mains.

LL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the the seafood and it was cooked to perfection! I find most places tend to over cook seafood. I had actually given up on King Crab legs until I tried them at Storms. Perfection!

LL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There were actually 6 of us and the staff was super accommodating. Everyone was blown away by the quality of the food. Outstanding!

AW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio, fantastic food. We had the asparagus salad and the ravioli and it was amazing, as was the presentation. Highly recommend!

C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Slooooooooow service and mediocre food, at best. We have been here before, but this will be our last visit. The “fresh” oysters did not taste that way, and the risotto was more like lukewarm sludge.

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice river view with your meal.
On a nice day plenty of outside space.
Food & service are excellent.
Well worth a visit

LL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! What more could you ask for?

CB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A little expensive, needs some updating, but good food and very friendly and helpful staff, great desert as well.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an amazingly quiet, comfortable and friendly restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a lounge. Menu is varied, with Gluten Free items, and compares to any 4-star restaurant in Kamloops. Prices are reasonable. Situated by the south edge of the South Thompson River, in the city, boaters too can dine here as securing their pleasure craft is easy at the testaurant’s wharf. One of our favourite hideaways!!

C
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great ambience on the patio, food fantastic, kitchen delays disappointing.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was very good. Food has improved immensely. Very much enjoyed the menu.
The facility needs TLC. Seems very dated and tired inside restaurant.
The patio is nice but also needs cleaning and paint as well as the outside of building.
I'll return as long as I'm sitting outside on a nice day.

E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Lovely view but cold! Asked to have the heaters turned on. Was told not until dark! Asked for blankets....only had 4.
Was really too cold to enjoy so finally convinced them to turn on heaters.....no improvement! They said it took time!
The meals were nice.....schnitzel and burgers! However the risotto was less than pleasant. We had two orders and they did not eat the meal. I mentioned to the waitress that the meal was disappointing for this special event and she apologized but never offered them something else! Disappointed!

DL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food! Great atmosphere. One of my favourite places in town.

KS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was really good. The service was excellent. It was a bit noisy but not unbearable. The menu is not extensive I might like to see a feature in addition to the menu. We have eaten there twice and will go back.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was so friendly, accommodating and efficient. The food was delicious and fit our special dietary needs. The setting was beautiful.
We will be back!

DB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Poor menu choices and not worth the money. Couldn’t even get a green or Caesar salad.No vegetarian entrees.

BS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, great dining experience. Everything on their menu is fantastic.

SN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had the cioppino, their night special, it was ok, but not great.
Likely this restaurant is a good place in the summer to eat outside on their patio area, maybe try a burger?

DT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We come to Kamloops a few times a year starting in the Spring. This restaurant has never been consistent. Sunday April 21st 2019 was the last straw. Bread basket arrived and we were given four thinly sliced small pieces of cold focaccia bread along with a few hush puppies. The food arrived and mine was served on a spread out glob of cold sweat potato puree. My husband requested no puree. It really looked disgusting I ate it anyways . The roasted potatoes tasted like they had been in the microwave then reheated they were all shriveled up like when you walk out of a swimming pool after being in too long. The steak was pre sliced and we assumed it was to make it look like you got lots on your plate. It was again also cold. My husband ordered the cheesecake it was as hard as a rock couldn't even cut with a knife and only had a spoon. The waiter never came over to check on us or ask how we were once the food arrived we were ignored. Never even offered more bread. We were upset and told the waiter the food was cold and mentioned the dessert her just blew us off. It was our anniversary the waiter knew that. It was one of the worse meals ever and will not give them a second chance. My husband spent our anniversary night in the washroom.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely family dinner! Thank you for a lovely Easter Sunday!

EL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very welcoming and friendly,
We were never left waiting for the waitress to come by and always had what we needed.
The seating was comfortable with a unique outdoor view, we were brought blankets in case it got cold.
The food came quickly and timed perfectly between our drinks, starters and dinner.
Everything tasted incredible, we could tell every ingredient was organic and locally sourced. The presentation of the food was beautiful, placed well on the plate with lots of colours.
Overall an incredible experience, we only wish we had room for dessert!

LL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! They went above and beyond for us and made it an unforgettable evening for my wife’s birthday.

TE
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The foood was excellent. Both portable interact machines were not working which caused some chaos for us. The wine is way overpriced compared to other local restaurants. You can’t beat the food or view though.