Terra Restaurant

4.5
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164 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
In 2011, hotel and restaurant industry professionals Andrea and David decided to make a go of it on their own. Their idea was simple; partner with equally passionate local producers to showcase the best of the Thompson region in a fun, creative setting. Four years later, Chef David’s award winning cuisine along with a stellar line up of wines, beers and delectable cocktails have made Terra a local favorite. Green icon of plate with vegetables We believe in cooking with the seasons. We change our menu monthly to reflect ingredients at their peak. So there’s no asparagus in November, no pumpkins in May and certainly no fava beans in January. What you do get though, is an inspired, creative team excited to work with local farmers, ranchers and artisans who provide us with exceptional products.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service are always amazing! There is always something new and we are never disappointed!

LM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third visit with my daughter, Terra never disappoints!!

JJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The best meal in Kamloops.

My only criticism is that we went the day after Valentines day and they still had their price fix menu. I would rather have had the February menu.

TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great Valentine's day menu. Delicious. Very busy. Tables are close together making it hard to be private.

JJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day, they had a very nice menu with great options. The steak in particular was very good.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous! I was there for a business dinner. There weren't many diners so noise level was not an issue. The lighting was fine; enough that we can all comfortably read and write notes. There's lots of paid street parking in front of the restaurant. I'm not sure if the restaurant has its own free parking in the back.

SF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the fish of the day
Prepared perfectly paired with flavorful sides
Service was awesome
Restaurant was quiet and relaxing which we appreciated

MK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, fresh meal. Waitress was helpful and chef came out to see how we were enjoying our meal. We would definitely return!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, head chef came to the table to greet us, 4 courses where incredible every last bite, head chef came out during each meal to explain. Cocktails and wine pairing was incredible will be back

KF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terra is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in Kamloops. I love the changing seasonal menu consisting of high-quality, local produce. Food presentation and cocktail menu are on point as well! <3 Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed !

JB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My fiancé and I were very excited to dine at Terra as it's one of the finer dining establishments in Kamloops we have yet to visit. The Gin craft cocktail I ordered was excellent. We started off with the Bison carpaccio and Gnudi in a tomato sauce. Although portions were small, both were quite nice with the Gnudi being our favorite. I had the Lamb 3 ways for my main and my fiancé opted for the Salmon special. The lamb was fantastic and I can see why it is a menu staple. Even the accompanying vegetables were delicious. Unfortunately, my fiancés Salmon entrée was not as enjoyable. It was cooked too long and was quite dry. She was not a fan of the accompanying lentils, but enjoyed the vegetables. I guess we should have asked how they cook their salmon and not have assumed it would not be cooked to more than medium. There were a few missteps with service as we were brought the wrong starter and a cheese plate that was ordered by a neighbouring table, but this was quickly corrected by our friendly server. There was also a bit of confusion when we presented a gift card to pay a portion of the bill as we were told the issuer put the dates in the incorrect order. Again, our server quickly rectified the situation. Glad we were finally able to check Terra off our fine dining list.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Thank you Terra! We appreciate your service and interesting cocktails!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and friendly ,accommodating staff. Would recommend to anyone looking for quality fresh food prepared expertly

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Miracle of Terra was wonderful. Really liked the themed menu and drinks.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The food was good but the over the top decorations and cheap looking tables took away from the cozy classy ambiance that typically accompanies those food prices.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Food was good but far overpriced. Noise level was j forgivable. Impossible to talk to friends.

KW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a lovely meal, although it was more warm than hot, very busy place and the pop up theme after renovations is a buzz downtown for sure. Would go again

PD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. It is our go to restaurant in Kamloops. Chef David and Andrea set the bar high.

KK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, we had a great time and the food was amazing!

K
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

the small set menu was not the best, I came to terra because I had seen that there was vegan food but on the holiday menu there wasn't anything vegan or even much variety of food

OT
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food exceptional-service excellent

JO
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The Christmas Pop Up Décor was a fun transformation to the restaurant. Food was fantastic! We were given time to socialize, order and linger after our dinner. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

KT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a disappointment! Always different, always faabulous

RD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed dinner very much. We have not been back to Terra since we left the area for Prince Edward island in 2016...glad to see the food is as great as before.. Recent renovations provided more energy with a mixed diversity of clientele. I did not feel too old for the experience.

Definitely will book again.

Cheers,

AP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My oldest son took us to Terra last year and it was an awesome experience. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. I went recently with my daughter and the food was only ok. I had the lamb but it was under cooked and had alot of grissle and fat on it. The starters were tasty tho and i cant complain about how much food u get. But.....

LR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A chef who knows how to make food an absolute treat!! We loved every mouthful!

BR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. I was a little disappointed that i booked a week ahead for a romantic dinner and got seated for 2 right beside the front door. But the service was excellent and the food amazing. We will be back but hopefully i can request a better table.

LR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service. First time visit. Very impressed. Will be back!

FL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first visit to Terra since their recent renovations were completed and as expected, the place looks wonderful. Everything from our appetizer (mushroom arancini!), to our mains, the wine pairing and the incredible dessert were executed to perfection. Needless to say, we're looking forward to making a follow up visit.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a reservation to order the Chef's Table. The food was amazing!!! It looked exquisite and tasted fabulous!!! Each plate was described in detail to us when it was served either by the chef or our server Bridget (I believe that was her name). Just hearing about what we were about to eat made us excited to try each dish as it all sounded and looked so delectable! Bridget was just as amazing at describing the dish as the chef! We were impressed! We didn't feel any detail was left out! Everything tasted as fabulous as it looked and sounded!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The homemade pasta was a bit too thick and this toughed the pasta. The trio of lamb was superb! I'd recommend that the paintings in the room be hung lower so we can view them properly.

DE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My wife had fish and I had lamb. Both plates were plated nicely and looked attractive. I would say the fish was cooked perfectly, but did not have a lot of taste. I had my lamb cooked 3 different ways; roast (which was very tender - maybe lacking in taste a little), meat balls (which were cooked perfectly and tasted awesome), and sliced (which was cooked rare and therefore nice and juicy but a bit tough to break down when chewing). The service was very good. The ambience was ok, not great. The table shook as well did our benches when someone walked by. The noise level was not loud and not quiet.

KS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef David is a master with fish, the cod tonight was awesome! As well, his desserts are wonderful, the chocolate cake did not disappoint; yumm! We love this restaurant.

LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The atmosphere is a bit lacking and some of the tables wobble terribly. Lighting could be dimmer. Food and service excellent.

JG
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had an excellent 'date night'
Meal at Terra's last night. As usual, all chef David's ingredients are locally sourced and
Personally selected. All our dishes were delicious and inventive. Chef David always manages to produce dishes that are delicious with a focus on fine ingredients and clean presentation. I can't think of any other restaurant that can deliver the combination of beautiful food and healthy (impeccably-sourced) clean plates. Real food prepared perfectly with love.

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Deliciously healthy meal with personalized service and menu options. Don’t miss this restaurant!

W
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great little restaurant in kamloops. We had dinner the night they reopened with a new front section. The corn chowder soup was fabulous.

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu. The dishes were thoughtful and delicious made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As always, an excellent experience

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Looking forward to the renovation finale

JB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Terra. The food was excellent. One small criticism is that your chairs are too low. It appears that the booths would be more comfortable so that is what we will ask for the next time. And there will be a next time.