Where to Eat: The Best Restaurants at SilverStar Mountain Resort

For a true ski-in/ski-out dining experience, SilverStar Mountain Resort offers an impressive assortment of quality restaurants, lounges, coffee shops and pubs, all easily accessible right from the slopes. With the vibrant Inner Village nestled between the summit and the base of the mountain, guests can choose to refuel with a snack in between runs before heading back down to the Summit Chair. This makes après-ski even more convenient, allowing for a hassle-free (and only seconds-long) commute for hungry travellers on the mountain.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, options for food and drink vary from contemporary Canadian fare and fresh baked goods to fine dining restaurants and cozy communal spaces in the heart of the Village. Whatever your preference (Dutch-inspired poutine, anyone?), SilverStar and the celebrated chefs who work there deliver delectable dishes bound to warm you up after a day on the mountain.

 

Casual

Red Antler

With a quirky name inspired by red and gold wallpaper (ask a regular), Red Antler is the newest addition to SilverStar’s culinary repertoire. Open for lunch and dinner, guests can stop by for some local Canadian fare in a cozy pub setting. Take a seat at one of the long communal tables and chat with a neighbour before pouring over the cocktail list – featuring Vernon’s own Okanagan Spirits. Dig into a poutine, and stick around for some live entertainment or the resort’s popular trivia night.

Details

  • Contemporary Canadian fare
  • Trivia nights
  • Regional produce

Location
Vance Creek Boardwalk
Phone: (250) 558-6081
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/red-antler

 

The Bulldog Grand Café

For something a little different, head over to The Bulldog Grand Café, located at the edge of SilverStar’s Inner Village. An extension of the famous The Bulldog Amsterdam (and with a sister cafe in Vancouver), this warm restaurant features a diverse menu that includes Dutch classics (bitterballen and patatje oorlog), Thai-Indonesian twists, and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Before you leave, remember to take a photo with the porcelain bulldog at the entrance!

Details

  • Indonesian & Dutch fusion
  • Heated patio lounge
  • Homemade baked goods

Location
At the end of Main Street opposite the car park
Phone: (250) 542-2459
http://www.silverstarmountain.com/the-bulldog-hotel/eat-drink

 

1609 Restaurant & Lounge

After a chilly day on the slopes, make your way up the flight of stairs above Red Antler and warm up at 1609 Restaurant & Lounge. Established in 2014, 1609 boasts the widest selection of beer on the mountain, alongside a locally sourced wine list. With a swanky, modern decor and lounge atmosphere, 1609 is also the perfect venue to host party nights with live entertainment. If you’ve worked up an appetite, order the weekly burger for a tasty (and satiating) après-ski meal.

Details

  • Largest craft beer selection on the mountain
  • Mountain-wide delivery
  • Newly renovated

Location
Vance Creek Hotel
Phone: (250) 549-5100
https://www.1609.ca/menus

 

Upscale

Silver Grill

For those looking for a fine dining experience unlike any other, the Silver Grill is well worth the visit. Irish import Chef Christian Scott selects the best local ingredients to create amazing and unique dishes in an intimate setting. Walk into a different era when you dine at the Silver Grill, which also provides a fantastic mountain-top spot for wedding venues.

Details

  • Fresh, local ingredients
  • Various dietary options available
  • Popular for weddings

Location
Behind the Town Hall, with access through the Town Hall Cafeteria
​Phone: (250) 558-6070
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/silver-grill

 

Den Bar and Bistro
The Den Bar & Bistro at SilverStar
SilverStar Mountain Resort Photo

While not exclusively upscale, the Den Bar and Bistro offers a stylish mountain setting that attracts guests for both the delicious food and cozy ambiance. Guests can choose from the impressive cocktail menu displayed above the doorway, or select one of the many local wines from the menu. The rotating food menu features a daily special along with decadent classic and contemporary fare. Live music and entertainment takes place from 6pm-9pm 5-days a week, providing the perfect space for an après-ski cocktail or hot beverage.

Details

  • Tuesday Rib Night & Thursday Global Spice Night
  • Unique cocktails
  • Live music 5-days a week

Location
Lower level of Town Hall
Phone: (250) 558-6032
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/den-bar-and-bistro

 

Cafés

Bugaboos Bakery Café

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For over 20 years, Bugaboos Bakery Café has opened its doors to sleepy visitors and hungry mountain guests. Conveniently located right in the centre of Inner Village, jovial owner Frank Berkers offers freshly baked European and Canadian goods straight from the oven. Wake up with a cup of Italian coffee, refuel with a warm breakfast croissant, or treat yourself to a steamy, gooey cinnamon bun or bread pudding. For a special experience, look into the monthly 5-course wine pairing dinner hosted by Frank himself.

Details

  • Freshly baked pastries
  • Italian coffee
  • Monthly 5-course wine pairing dinner

Location
Vance Creek boardwalk next to Snowbird Lodge
Phone: (250) 545-3208
http://bugabooscafe.com/

 

Out of Bounds
Waffles and sausage - Out of Bounds Cafe
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Located below Lord Aberdeen Hotel in the Inner Village, Out of Bounds offers a delicious assortment of baked goods, sandwiches and comfort food. In the morning, guests can pick from a mouth-watering selection of breakfast and brunch items, including waffles and sausage, eggs benedict, and their popular huevos rancheros. In a hurry? Grab a coffee to go and a donair before hitting the slopes.

Details

  • Gluten free, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Coffee & beer
  • Grab-n-go snacks

Location
Lord Aberdeen Hotel
250-549-3388
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/out-bounds

 

Pubs & Lounges

Long John’s Pub
Minestrone soup at Long John's Pub in SilverStar
Jess Purver Photo

A bustling hub for hungry powder hounds and families, Long John’s Pub at Lord Aberdeen Hotel is the place to be. The pub is a local favourite – and for good reason. Offering satisfying portions (and for reasonable prices), Long John’s caters to both families as well as guests in the mood for a warm, spiked coffee or cider. For a simple yet tasty lunch, order the daily soup and sandwich special with a side of onion rings to keep you going for the rest of the day.

Details

  • Long hours
  • Weekly live entertainment
  • Family-friendly

Location
Lord Aberdeen Hotel
Phone: (250) 549-2992
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/long-johns-pub

 

Tube Town Café & Bar

The newly renovated Tube Town Café may not be located in the Village centre, but is worth the short trek over to Tube Town Adventure Park. The ideal spot for families, patrons of Tube Town Café & Bar can grab a panini or indulge in some poutine while sipping on a glass of wine or hot chocolate. The rooftop patio overlooks both the outdoor ice rink and Tube Town, providing parents with some space to relax while still keeping an eye out on the kids. At night, huddle around the outdoor bonfire and make friends with your fellow skiers.

Details

  • 100% Organic Cherry Hill Coffee
  • Outdoor bonfire
  • Rooftop viewing patio

Location
Tube Town Adventure Park
Phone: (250) 558-6084
http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-village/restaurants/tube-town-cafe-bar

 

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