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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

425 Middle Bench Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
+1 250-493-9463
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Ranked #27 of 162 Restaurants in Penticton
Price range: $17 - $47
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic, Winery
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: At The Vanilla Pod restaurant, our cuisine style is focussed on local and seasonal ingredients with an underlying emphasis on flavour. Key ingredients include fresh herbs which in the summer months are picked from the herb garden next to the restaurant.Tapas style dishes of international and mediterranean flavours combined with fresh Okanagan ingredients make for a delightful exploration of contemporary cuisine. Visual presentation is as important as innovation in flavour with judicious use of spices and other seasonings being central to the dishes created by Executive Chef Bruno Terroso.
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Between the cool warehouse feel of the restaurant, watching the staff have discourse with one another in the kitchen, the boorish aura of the owner and the charred (burnt) zucchini, everything was just fine. I left feeling like I just experienced a cold pancake. As I am a local I will spend my money at other local restaurants. We were... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had two lovely dinners here. The menu features lighter fare that goes well with the wines listed. Both evenings we had our meal in the restaurant and then a dessert on the patio which is on a hillside overlooking the lake. It was indeed a breathtaking view. The whole experience was exceptional.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We bought a groupon to visit this restaurant on a Friday night. They ask you to let them know if you are using a Groupon when you order. I'm not sure why - could it be they reserve their best service for full-paying customers? It was my wife's birthday dinner - just the two of us out for the first... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They were superb, also had the meat, cheese and olive plate this was more than enough for two people. Had a glass of white pino from Poplar Grove wines quite delicious. My husband had a cider it was really good. Views were fabulous. Service was good, very friendly. Had a really nice lunch.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been huge fans of the Vanilla Pod, dating right to when it first opened in Summerland. When we had heard it had moved up to the Poplar Grove Winery we were so excited to experience their food again, but now with a view. SO last summer we visited Naramata and were delighted with our lovely... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was looking forward to dinner at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant in the Poplar Grove winery on the Naramata Bench in Penticton B.C. Instead, we had a very mediocre dinner at a big price. We opted for a 'light' dinner, and while the salad was fine, the pasta we had was very expensive for a very small serving with arugula... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Awesome restaurant with fabulous menu and the wines are great. Cant say enough about our server and the food. Must visit when in Penticton / Naramata Bench.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We are currently traveling through the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia Canada and stopped by the Visitor's Center in Penticton BC. Great helpful staff with lots of information on the area. One of the employees recommended that we try the Vanilla Pod restaurant at the Poplar Grove Winery in Penticton which is open for lunch and dinner (closed Monday's during... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When you see this unique structure on the horizon it appears as a large series of windows set on the hillside. When you arrive it is an immaculate setting with am awesome appearance of grand doors and rooms and views. The restaurant set inside is part of the flow of the building standing out not only in design but the... More 

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great food, beautiful area, but quite pricey. Definitely a place to keep in mind for special occasions.

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Additional Information about The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

Address: 425 Middle Bench Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-493-9463
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 47
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic, Winery

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