The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry
The Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation approach to food is based on the creation stories of their culture and we’ve taken their stories as the inspiration for the name of our restaurant: “The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry,” based on the story of the Four Food Chiefs.
The Four Food Chiefs are central: Skimxist Black Bear (chief of animals, representing self-sacrifice, leadership, giving), Ntytikxw Chinook Salmon (water creatures, perseverance, hard work), Speetlum Bitterroot (plants below the round, relationships to the land) and Seeya Saskatoon Berry (plants above ground, growth, strength, community) are legendary and the elements of indigenous cuisine.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This restaurant has a very interesting and varied menu. The food has a very close connection to local farm to table. It also has a strong connection to the local Indigenous community. I would highly recommend.
The setting, ambience, food, service and view were wonderful! Can’t think of of thing I would change!
Only concern was that the table size was not sufficient for the plates of food for four people.
Really enjoyed our evening !
View from outside deck is outstanding.
Food & Service very good !
The overall service and food was outstanding. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and the entire staff including management took the time to acknowledge and make the evening extremely memorable. I highly recommend The Bear, The Fish, The Root and The Berry!
We will be back without a doubt
My first visit, and as a local I thought it would be too touristy
But it was wonderful
Very enjoyable evening
The food is great and service was exceptional. Easily the best restaurant in town.
Enjoyed lunch on the patio. Food was tasty and service friendly .
Dined here 5 times in 4 days while staying at Spirit Ridge.
Very disappointing. Food quality is highly inconsistent. Staff quite scattered and complete lack of effort from the managers.
It's a shame as the resort is great and views are stunning
Great food and atmosphere. Very enjoyable!
Great food good service sat inside because of the weather next time the deck looks fabulous.
Very good food and experience. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Good for foodies. Enjoy.
Fantastic combinations of food, as beautiful presentation. Generous potions too. Our new favourite Winery restaurant in the Okanagan.
I am here visiting my mother we put a note in our reservation booking and they delivered on our table it was a beautiful location on the patio with a great view. Our waitresses was Grace, she was wonderful to speak to, knowledgeable regarding food, wine and cocktails, and made great recommendations. She recommended the cauliflower dish as well as the bison carpaccio, we ordered both and they were incredible. I also asked her to pick a red wine for me to which she brought the cab franc and didn't disappoint. I would recommend this restaurant over and over again, the only thing was that there was no music which made the ambiance a little quiet listening to people's conversations but overall an amazing experience.
Beautiful patio overlooking vineyards and lake (in the distance). Server Shame was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu and housemate cocktails. My husband has venison tenderloin and I had the salmon. Both dishes were delicious. We shared the Lady bug chocolate dessert. OMG this was so fantastic. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing food and local wine list! Spectacular view from their patio and greet ambiance, highly recommend:)
Honestly, I’m very disappointed. On the positive side - the venison was spectacular (though maybe 4oz or less) and my server was very wonderful, knowledgable and easy to talk to. The accompaniments to my meat were lack lustre and didn’t make sense to the dish, carrots and potatoes... and the kale.. pass.
My personal bill cost me a total of $85, disappointed in my meal, and I also had a wonderful view of the resort pool...... nothing like a dining experience while watching people lay by the pool and seeing their parts exposed. It completely took away from the experience. I would recommend frosted glass on the lower half of the glass railing, or something to be able to see JUST the view of mountains, sunset and lake. There was no ambiance music which I thought was odd, but didn’t bother. Sadly I was really looking forward to this meal, and I wouldn’t recommend or go back.
Thanks for a wonderful anniversary experience. ... and the champaign!
Food is always good. Compliments to the Chef and staff. Looking forward to seeing the updates.
Amazing food and service and views
The server was extremely well informed about the items on the menu as well as the origines of the restaurant. He was courteous and attentive.
The meal was delicious and unique.
Love the creative menu but it’s hard to understand what is an appy and what’s a main.
Our server was wonderful! Our food was wonderful and the view was wonderful
Was an overall lovely time. Server was very friendly and great at his job. Camt wait till the warmer weather, as their patio looked very nice!
we had a fab dinner Saturday night. service and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. love it at the bear, the fish, the root and the berry. food and presentation are always lovely. few days before had a wonderful lunch with sis after our golf game. - soooo fun
What a fabulous find! We discovered this restaurant last year and fell in love with the fabulous menu which has an indigenous flair and I really like that they use local fresh ingredients. I really can’t put into words how tasty the food is, you really have to try it. There is nothing of its kind in this area. An excellent night out and well worth the price.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dine around lunch experience. The food, the wine paring, the service and the view......honestly superb!
We were here for my birthday however not the first time and that’s why we returned. The service was awesome as was the food ...Look forward to returning on our next visit in April!
First class quality and presentation for unique indigenous themed menu. Standard prices were reasonable, 3 course fixed price menu was outstanding value.
Resort / golf club casual ambience was downscale relative to menu quality. However, plans were on display for significant renovations.
Another "dine around" lunch that was fabulous. Everything was delicious, seasoned perfectly and artfully presented. Great value for the money.
Food was fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend.
The dine out deal was fantastic! Great service and excellent food!
We had an amazing experience and the food was outstanding, worth every penny. It was a busy night that was fully booked but I felt like everything went brought out quickly and our server was very attentive. I forget our servers name but he was also a bartender making drinks and very busy but constantly checked in with us. I have no complaints at all!
Amazing brunch menu -I would highly recommend fried chicken and waffle or ham Benny
Bartender was amazing, service above and beyond, and food was incredible!
Brought in two friends from out of the area, both very impressed with the food, presentation and service. Will definitely come again, we are lucky to have you in the South Okanagan
Amazing service. One of our steaks was out late because it was over cooked the first time, they comped up salad and a drink. Wonderful staff and very quiet in the off season! They do a great job of embracing the indigenous land, food and culture.
Visiting from Nova Scotia- Erin was our waiter and he covered all bases.
Booked two more visits.
Absolutely one of the best meals we have ever had! The flavors were so incredible, we are still talking about it! Our server was lovely, he was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be coming back:)
Had dinner on Valentines Day evening and they had a 3 course menu only for the day. Menu offered good choices and food and service were excellent
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 495-4660.
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.