The Vanilla Pod is recognized as one
of the best restaurants in the Okanagan.
Join us for lunch or dinner and we will be
delighted to show you why

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Poplar Grove Winery has one of the most stunning views in the Okanagan valley. In 2011, when the owners of Poplar Grove Winery asked Sheila and Paul Jones to consider moving their restaurant to their winery in Penticton, they recognized it was the perfect fit. A new beginning, a new challenge and great plans for the future began in June 2012 when the Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery opened its doors.

In April 2016 the Vanilla Pod Restaurant re-opened its doors after a sixteen week closure to reveal extensive kitchen renovations. With a large behind the scenes prep area and a 27 foot front line, our kitchen crew are able to offer new and exciting menu items.






Bruno Terroso sees great food as a fusion of tradition and innovation...

People think Chef Bruno Terroso is Italian because of his name, but he’s really Portuguese. Growing up in Prince George he did a lot of cooking with his mom, all western European foods. Since his family comes from Laurinha just north of Lisbon, salt cod or bacalhau was a staple. Now he incorporates a lot of Spanish and Portuguese dishes into his menu at The Vanilla Pod.

Owners Paul and Sheila Jones

After years of being in business together Paul and Sheila have formed a tight professional partnership. Paul, originally from London England, has long been a restaurateur.  He loves welcoming returning clientele and meeting new people, ensuring their dining experience exceeds their expectations.  With a background in administration, Sheila focuses on the 'behind the scenes' aspect of the Vanilla Pod.


Chef Bruno Terroso
Executive Chef

Paul Jones
Owner, Operator, WSET Advanced Certification, Judge Northwest Wine Summit 2018

Sheila Jones
Owner, CFO