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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

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International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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425 Middle Bench Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
+1 250-493-9463
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: At The Vanilla Pod restaurant, our cuisine style is focussed on local and...
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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 21
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mixed views

We enjoyed our meal at Vanilla Pod, and the service was attentive, although the food came out slowly. At one point I looked at my watch and realized that we had been there an hour and still did not have our mains. The restaurant was not full. Some might call this leisurely, but I did think it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived a bit early for the reservation. While waiting for the table, we tasted some wine at the adjoining tasting room and ended up buying several bottles of Legacy. The restaurant owner and his staff welcomed us warmly. The server was cheerful and attentive to our Group but not intrusive. The high ceiling dining room was modern, spacious and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our meal at Vanilla Pod, and the service was attentive, although the food came out slowly. At one point I looked at my watch and realized that we had been there an hour and still did not have our mains. The restaurant was not full. Some might call this leisurely, but I did think it unusual. The view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The view is spectacular, all the staff were extremely knowledgable, and friendly, and the food was healthy, and delicious.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My friend and I travelled to Naramata to ride the Penticton Granfondo. We went to the Vanilla Pod with our sig others the night before the ride. The food was simple and delicious. We shared a meat and cheese plate and latkes with a Mexican twist to start. We all had different mains and none of us were disappointed. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An unexpected Dining Experience. We were in Penticton and decided to go for a bite to eat and chose to go to the Vanilla Pod! What a great choice! This was our first visit and we were very impressed! My boyfriend is a Chef and can sometimes be a little critical of meals we eat out. (well actually, I'm probably... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is our third visit in 3 years and the quality is consistently good. The view is spectacular. The white wines are excellent...we tried several at lunch by the glass. The paella is spicy and excellent! Service attentive and friendly and knowledgable of their wine pairings. Reservations are possible.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a late lunch here on our way out of Naramata. The view was gorgeous and the food and wine were even better. Perfect way to end a visit to the area.

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Summerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was my first visit to the restaurant this year (been there before) and it was excellent as always. New server - Tyson was easy going, friendly - had good timing - i.e. when to be at the table and when to leave us be - great balance. You can tell the chef is making the most of local, fresh... More 

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Bonnyville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant looks very nice inside and it is situated on the Poplar Grove Vineyard with spectacular views and a beautiful garden. Unfortunately we did not have a warm welcome as our name was not on the list even though I did phone early in the day to make a reservation. We were left standing at the entrance to the... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We phoned in to make a reservation but still when we arrived there was no table for us, must say they did make a effort to get a table to seat us. Food was nice but pricy but we enjoyed the evening. The views is beautiful, but to hot outside in summer. The service was prompt.

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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 15 - 42
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Middle Bench Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-493-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 42
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
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

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