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“Good Food, but way too pricey!”

Old Vines Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in West Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sunnyside
Transit: Quails' Gate is accessible by Public Transit. Kelowna Regional Public Transit System Route 20/21 Westside drops visitors at our winery door. Buses are equipped with bike racks. See bctransit.com/regions/kel for routing details.
Description: Old Vines Restaurant is a meeting place of fresh local ingredients. Our selection of dishes enhance the light, fresh and fruitful, rich style of Quails' Gate wines. Our menu is constantly evolving as a reflection of our focus to serve the best and freshest the valley's local artisans and west coast markets can provide. We are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful setting and the ultimate food and wine experience in the Okanagan Valley. Voted in the Top 20 Winery Restaurants of the World by the Daily Meal (October 2013). OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada (March 2015). The New York Times (October 2006) - "Beyond our tables, the panorama of the lakefront, watercraft wake lines and row upon row of grapevines, with mountains in the distance, was mesmerizing." Wine Spectator (July 2004)- "One of the four best places to dine in the Okanagan."
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Food, but way too pricey!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Went for lunch yesterday. As others have said, great view, nice setting, friendly servers, but the items on the menu are overpriced. On top of it, the lunch menu didn't have much of a selection at all. There are other restaurants in Kelowna with better food, even though the view might not be as good at other places.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

The restaurant has a very nice setting and great scenic views. The servers are very knowledgeable. We went there for lunch on a Monday in September, it was full. The dishes we had included: crab cakes, they were very good but a bit pricey (2 for $17); grilled squid salad- was very fresh and sweet; seafood stew - consisted of two jumbo mussel, pieces of salmon etc in a nice tomato broth; free range chicken pasta - very flavorfu. All the dishes were presented nicely, although the portions were smaller than what I would like. The total came to $85, including a glass of wine. It is a very good restaurant with good service, great views of the winery and the lake. i would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Had lunch on the veranda. Great view of the vineyards and lake. Great ambiance and service. Had the crab cakes for an appetizer and the ling cod as the main course. Amazing! My husband has the pasta. An amazing dish as well. You cannot pass up the salted caramel bar for dessert!! Would highly recommend Quail's Gate if you are looking for fantastic food and wine in an spectacular setting.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Lynne R
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Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner, Romantic Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. We got a little table on the veranda that overlooks the vineyard and the lake. The location is spectacular and ambiance was incredibly intimate and romantic, with a sunset, garden lights and a well maintained garden surrounding you. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu and was very attentive during our meal. Our entrees were to die for and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Our only disappointment came with dessert. We got the sampler plate and we found we weren't wowed at all by anything we tasted. However, this barely detracted from the amazing dinner we had. I would highly recommend Quail's Gate for anyone looking for a romantic night out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good dinner - nice views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had such an amazing dinner at this place and it was topped off with the beautiful views of the lake. I strongly recommend it!!

Visited July 2013
Thank VancouverGoldie_one1
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