Storms On The River

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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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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner; great view

DU
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

KK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

AT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

SG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LL
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

CB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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

MS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

KS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

EL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

K
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Its a nice place to go for a celebration the host was nice the food was okay apps delicious main just regular view is awesome price of the experience pricy! As i said it is a nice getaway but well only go back to celebrate special days. Would recommend definitely

DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn't been to Storm's in quite awhile and were very impressed with our romantic evening. The new young owners are making a diligent effort to offer a more intimate, quality experience. High priority is placed on using fresh ingredients purchased from local and regional suppliers. Even the seafood is purchased and shipped fresh. We had raw oysters in the half shell, a lovely charcuterie and cheese board (you gotta try the chicken pate), calamari that was only lightly battered and not greasy in the least, mussels in a creamy white wine sauce and a seafood risotto. The food was delicious and nicely presented. Kudos to Chef Heather. There is a good selection of wine and beer from local providers. If you're looking for an enjoyable farm to table experience with a beautiful view, check out Storms on the River.

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