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Four Okanagan diners make national top 100 list

Beautiful Quails' Gate Old Vines Restaurant is always a beautiful place to celebrate.
Beautiful Quails' Gate Old Vines Restaurant is always a beautiful place to celebrate.
Image Credit: Quails' Gate Winery

Four Okanagan restaurants made OpenTable Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants list this year, three in Kelowna and one in Oliver.

OpenTable is a nationwide online reservation service that breaks down more than one million restaurant reviews every year to showcase the finest venues based on diner ratings, cuisine, ambiance, décor and service.

The four restaurants to make the cut in the Okanagan are Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna, Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery in Kelowna, Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna and The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates in Oliver.

Ontario has 41 restaurants listed featured followed by BC with 20, Alberta has 19, Quebec 16 and Nova Scotia 3. Newfoundland and Labrador made the list with one restaurant called Portage. The majority of restaurants to make the list in BC are in located in Vancouver.

While OpenTable uses metrics including diner ratings, percentage of reservations made in advance and five-star review to determine the best of the best, the service also collects trends in the overall dining experience.

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New data shows non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails are in the top three trending keywords in diner reviews, and experiences and special occasion dining is on the rise with seated dining on the increase. Other top trending keywords are “family style,” “good vibes,” and “family-friendly.”

Go here for OpenTable Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2023 list including percentages on growing trends in the restaurant industry.

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