Vernon BC may not be the biggest city in the Okanagan but it still has an amazing number of great restaurants to choose from. Whether you are up for a burger and fries, Chinese or Thai Vernon has many diverse and dynamic options. Being a bit of a foodie in this vibrant city is not a hard thing to achieve.
The Okanagan has been blessed to be a major producer of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as world-class wineries. Vernon restaurant owners are able to bring these elements into their venues. The beautiful summer weather calls to people from all over Canada and beyond. We asked a well-known Vernon BC real estate agent what restaurants she likes.
The Italian Kitchen Company
When in the mood for pasta this is the go-to place in Vernon. Located downtown in a restored 1930’s brick building with an open kitchen the great atmosphere matches the great food. Try the mussels or the Santa Fe pasta. The Pollo Parmigiana is another mouthwatering option. Pair your meal with their extensive wine list. Whether it be date or family night the Italian Kitchen is one Vernon’s most popular eating locales.
Sir Winston’s Pub
Part of the Vernon pub scene since 1995 there is a reason Sir Winston’s has been around for so long. With a relaxed laid-back atmosphere, classic pub fare and friendly service it is the place to meet friends for a drink or watch a game. They have a great roof top patio which is a perfect place to spend an evening during the beautiful Okanagan summer eating appetizers and drinking a beer or cider.
Any fan of Pho will appreciate a meal at pho fusion. With flavourful broths creating a backdrop for beef, chicken or seafood pho. The springs rolls and salad rolls are great and their menu has a lot of really good dishes to chose from. The service is friendly and efficient. Eat in or take out depending on your mood.
The Curry Pot Indian &Napalese Cuisine Restaurant
If you love Indian food the Curry Pot is one of the best in Vernon. With friendly service this establishment knows how to make a good curry. With on-point flavours and meals served in metal dishes kept on a flame it is a good addition to the Vernon restaurant scene. Make sure to let them know who spicy you want it. If you aren’t a spice lover request the mild option.
Eclectic Med Restaurant
Offering a casual fine dining experience the Eclectic Med is know for both its food and its atmosphere. It is a great place to go on a date, celebrate an occasion or just enjoy a well-cooked meal. Specializing in European fare using regional seasonable ingredients. Ask the server for a wine pairing from their diverse wine list. The mussels are a great appetizer and their Pollo Al Fungi is also nice. If you are a steak enthusiast add some lobster and call it a day.
The Phoenix Steak House
If you are after a well cooked quality steak go no further than The Phoenix. With a cozy and inviting vibe and attentive service the food is only a part of the experience. Choose a local Okanagan wine to pair with the filet mignon or ribeye. If you are not into red meat there are plenty of other options like seafood and pasta. The escargot or prime shires are nice if you feel like a light meal. A covered patio perfects the experience.
Little Tex Restaurant
An awesome little place for some Tex Mex eats. Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner this restaurant serves up Mexican food at its best. Delicious options with a casual atmosphere it is the place to meet and sip margaritas or Coronas. Also good for families. Go for the typical nacho dish or spice it up with Thai pulled pork. The quesadillas can be doctored up in many yummy ways. There are a lot of quality dishes to chose from.
Temptasians Restaurant & Lounge
Temptations is the place to dine if you enjoy a well-cooked Chinese meal. It is a family run restaurant with fast friendly service. It has a relaxed atmosphere and really tasty food. It is a great place for a lunch or a casual dinner. It is a big restaurant so it is perfect for large group get togethers. Try the lettuce wraps from the appetizer menu or their sizzling ginger beef. The shrimp and vegetable crispy lo-mein is also a favourite.