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“Trying hard to be unique”
Review of TERRA

TERRA
Ranked #8 of 341 Restaurants in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
Description: OUR STORY 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. FRESH 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. LIQUID ASSETS You wouldn’t expect to find Canadian wines at a small restaurant in Australia would you? Our wines, beers and spirits are carefully selected from small, quality producers right here in BC. Some in fact, are just down the street. We are proud of our relationships with craft brewers, distillers and wineries as they allow us to showcase the exceptional products of our region. JOIN US We recommend making a reservation, especially during busy times like weekends or holiday weekends. We appreciate larger groups calling ahead to book space. If you are out and would like to drop in, please do so, knowing you will always be welcome. At Terra Restaurant, we pride ourselves on serving our guests the very best locally sourced, organic and most authentic food each and every day. Our traditional recipes and approach to preparing the meals we serve is what sets us apart from the rest. With the freshest ingredients at hand in our community each menu item starts with incredible taste. If there's one thing we pride ourselves on, it's complete customer satisfaction. From the time you walk through the door to the time we have to say goodbye, we ensure that you've had the very best dining experience. We treat everyone that walk through our door like family and want you to feel that way. From the care that goes into preparing our meals to the smiling faces of our staff.
Parksville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
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“Trying hard to be unique”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Terra is a storefront restaurant that is focused on using locally-sourced foods and beverages. It has a modern decor and an open-concept feel. For the diner looking for a hearty full plate meal Terra may disappoint. Our meals were attractively presented and nicely served. Accommodations were easily made to suit our party's dietary requests. Locally-produced wines and beers are on the menu but not all were available the day we visited.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Terry D
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“Excellent dining experience...”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Dropped in on a Tuesday - this was a busy place for lunch! (only three tables left...)
The home-made ginger syrup 'Italian soda' was pretty nice. Five cooks and only ONE server, but he was coping admirably. They were all a bit surprised that it was so busy in there on a Tuesday!

The fish chowder was very mild (I should have asked for a little pepper) but the succulent and savory 'daily special' Lamb-burger more than made up for it in the culinary pizzazz department. It was perfectly cooked, served on an interesting, very fresh bun and beautifully complemented with a kind of chili mayo. This burger was truly delicious and dangerously juicy... The "lemon curd" dessert was very admirable, my advice: "When at Terra, save some room for dessert"

Decor and ambiance were quite acceptable, and the server (though obviously taxed), proved to be up to the challenge and provided friendly and efficient service.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mm__j__ww
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Edmonton
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28 reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Service and our meals were wonderful! The chief even came out to see how we liked our meals. We will defentely be back! What a great restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Livingthelife123
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Regina, Canada
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“Menu a little misleading”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I had the island chicken sandwich and it was excellent , I asked about the various sides and asked for the papaya cole slaw, it arrived no papaya or cabbage, shredded lettuce with carrots and radishes in a lime dressing AND coriander/cilantro leaves, not on the menu, nor mentioned in the discussion and I hate cilantro

  • Visited April 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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“Food was good, service slow”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We told the host/waiter that seated us that we were in a bit of a rush. He told us the waitress would look after us. It was at least 10 minutes (during which he seated and took the orders of a few other tables) before I could catch her eye. She eventually took our order and the food came relatively quickly after that. The lamb burger was excellent and the soup and salad lovely. Excellent presentation. Then a bit more time to flag them down to get our bill.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Judy_from_Kingston
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