Restaurants in Kelowna

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Outside the bright-yellow Victorian house that stands amid a copse of trees, diners on the front patio sit underneath bright-yellow umbrellas in warm weather, tucking into seared fish, grilled steaks, and curries. Others do the same inside the house's intimate, candle-lit dining room. The Yellow House Restaurant, housed inside the old Williams Inn 1906 heritage building, welcomes guests onto its historic grounds for meals of international flavours paired with wine from the Okanagan and other regions.

Owners Robert Ahlgren and Darren Stanfield craft a menu with fresh local produce, meats, seafood, and other ingredients. Chefs assemble the meal components in-house, including soups, sauces, and dressings. Seasonal dishes that focus on regional North American recipes, such as steelhead trout, lamb, and pork, are garnished with rhubarb and blueberry compotes, wild mushrooms, and cream reductions. Some dishes focus on the culinary traditions of Europe, South America, and Asia?chicken tagliatelle escorts curry and mango chutney, and rib-eye steak arrives tableside drizzled in an argentine chimichurri sauce. Yellow House also caters group functions held in a private dining room, and hosts local and touring musicians.

The restaurant is open for dinner every night from 5 p.m. to close, with a three-course prix-fixe menu on Monday nights, and serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday?Friday.

526 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna,
BC
CA

Rusty's Steakhouse has all the ingredients of the quintessential sports lounge: flat-screen TVs, a menu of hearty steak-house food, beautiful waitresses, and a lager that can only be served in a Stanley Cup. Servers bustle among the intimate booths, cushy armchairs, and 14 pool tables, bearing meat-laden plates along with glasses of specialty cocktails and fine wines. Bright lights and glimmering screens spotlight a variety of special events, such as karaoke nights and Retro Rock Trivia.

1525 Dilworth Dr
Kelowna,
BC
CA

At all hours, the sound of a whisk against a bowl rings through Cafe Soleil as chefs scramble eggs for an all-day breakfast menu. Omelettes bursting with pepper jack cheeses, grilled chicken, and house-made salsas rest alongside eggs benedict prepared in several different fashions. As the morning sun fades and even roosters that know ?Stairway to Heaven? pipe down, guests switch to grilled turkey burgers and other sandwiches.

553 Bernard Ave.
Kelowna,
BC
CA

Family owned and modern, Poppadoms prepares contemporary yet authentic Indian dishes fresh with natural ingredients. The extensive menu nods respectfully to the past with vegetable pakoras ($7) and samosas ($7)—recipes the proprietors inherited from their mother and grandmother—while also charging full-speed ahead into an unknown, cuisine-bending wormhole with innovative signature dishes such as tender, coconut-crusted halibut pieces topped with silky curry sauce ($25). Butter chicken ($16) grounds hungry avivores while vegetarians can enjoy the saag paneer's succulent blend of garlic and spinach ($14) or the yoghurt and black lentils of daal makhani ($12). Groups of diners can slide into capacious booths beneath minimalist earth-toned murals to dish out hearty helpings of family-style delicacies and motherly guilt, and those with special nutritional needs can enjoy gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan eats.

948 McCurdy Rd
Kelowna,
BC
CA

The array of draft beer and chilled wines at Woody's washes down a menu of classic pub offerings. While relaxing in the eatery's casual dining room, diners disassemble racks of ribs ($15) and cast anchors into plates of fish 'n' chips ($11). Idle molars can exercise around a sweet-chili chicken wrap ($11), prawns thoughtfully blanket a steak ($16), and bacon, mushroom, and cheddar toppings test the foundation of a burger ($12). Between bites, patrons sip ice-cold beer while shooting pool, watching sports on TV, or playing their kazoos along with the pub's occasional karaoke and live music performances. Though not included with today's Groupon, customers can also purchase their favourite wines and bubbly brews at the pub's on-site liquor store.

9882 Hwy 97
Winfield,
BC
CA

Wedge Artisan's pizza gurus bake a full menu of 12- and 15-inch thin-crust pizzas made with milled flour and both locally sourced and imported ingredients. Rev up teeth crankers to devour a spicy chicken pizza ($10–$15) in one deft chomp, or relax as a classic cheese-and-tomato pizza furnishes mouth interiors with crispy crust and tasty yet timeless lamp decals ($8–$10). For the Wedge Artisan Marg pizza, cooks knead and flatten the diner's choice of white or whole-wheat dough, slather on a basil paste, and then sprinkle on tomatoes, roasted garlic, and bocconcini cheese ($10–$15). Meanwhile, meat piles on top of the peculiarly named Carnivore pizza ($10–$15), and peaches sweeten a prosciutto-topped pie ($10–$15). Customers can substitute vegan soy cheese for free, or will the gluten out of 12-inch pizza crusts for an additional $3.

1184 High Road
Kelowna,
BC
CA