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The restaurant scene is alive and well in Penticton. There is no shortage of excellent eateries that cater to any palate. Whether you are looking for fine dining, a waterfront lunch, or an authentic winery experience, Penticton can fill your order. Here is just a short list of some of the more popular restaurants in the city.


One of the main attractions in Penticton is the huge selection of regional wines and the opportunity to visit and enjoy some of B.C.’s finest wineries. Many are also home to excellent fine dining to compliment their wine selection.

  • Hillside Winery and Bistro

This unique winery is home to some of the Okanagan’s top quality wines. In addition to its tasting room and gift shop it has an award-winning bistro. Come enjoy locally sourced food in a setting that offers spectacular views of the winery, vineyards and Okanagan Lake.

  • The Vanilla Pod

The Vanilla Pod is recognized as one of the Okanagan’s finest restaurants. IT is located at Poplar Grove Winery. All the menu selections focus on local and seasonal ingredients with a keen emphasis on flavour. Every selection is carefully paired with some of the finest of Poplar Grove’s wines to create a unique and unforgettable dining experience. If you are looking for a truly authentic Penticton fine dining experience, make sure to visit the Vanilla Pod.


  • Bad Tattoo Brewing

This Penticton original offers handcrafted beer that is locally brewed to capture the flavours of the Okanagan Valley. Bad Tattoo Brewing has tours of their brewery and is home to some of the best pizza in Penticton. Stop by today and see why this unique establishment is a local hotspot.

  • Barley Mill Brew Pub and Bistro

This Penticton brew pub is home to an award-winning craft beer selection as well as a great menu. The Barley Mill Brew Pub has a large patio perfect for hot summer days. They offer free daily tours of the brewery. It is no wonder that this eatery is Penticton’s original neighbourhood pub and meeting place.

Fine and Casual Dining

  • Theo’s Restaurant

Theo’s has been serving Penticton some of the finest authentic Greek food since 1976. All of Theo’s dishes are locally sourced with the freshest ingredients and everything is made in-house. The extensive wine list of award-winning Okanagan wines helps make Theo’s a Penticton favourite.

  • The Bench Artisan Food Market

If you are looking for a light and healthy meal made with locally sourced ingredients, look no further than the Bench Artisan Food Market. They offer a delicious weekend brunch and sell specialty items such as local honey, infused oils and homemade soups. The next time you are looking for a healthy, fresh meal, remember Bench Artisan Food Market.

  • Salty’s Beach House Restaurant

Salty’s Beach House is located on Lake Okanagan and specializes in seafood. In addition to a wide range of seafood dishes, Salty’s serves up refreshing homemade cocktails and offers an excellent selection of some of Penticton’s best local wines. Salty’s really is a great casual dining experience.

  • Il Vecchio Delicatessen

Il Vecchio is a famous Penticton deli that boasts the best sandwiches in the city. The quality and authenticity of its ingredients are what sets Il Vecchio apart from its competitors. There is a small market attached to the delicatessen where you can purchase tasty European treats. Stop by today and see why Il Vecchio draws such a crowd.

  • The Hooded Merganser

The Hooded Merganser is a visually stunning piece of architecture set on Okanagan Lake that serves up contemporary cuisine with fresh local ingredients from their very own farm. Not only does the Hooded Merganser offer amazing views, it has also won awards for its cuisine. If you are looking for a romantic night out or just the perfect place to watch the sun set over the lake, remember the Hooded Merganser.

Penticton – A Culinary Experience

The wide range of excellent dining choices is one of the things that sets Penticton apart. From fine dining to simple European fare, there is something for everyone’s palate and pocketbook. Make sure to be a part of the Penticton dining scene and find your favourite restaurant today.

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