Local Restaurants

Located minutes away from the Balfour Ferry Landing, there are a number of great places to indulge in a bite to eat during your stay at Kootenay Lakeview Resort BW Signature Collection.

rel-ish at the Osprey

Rel-ish at the Osprey is located at the Balfour Golf Course right next door to us. It's rel-ish at the Osprey's mission to bring you familiar menu items from rel-ish in Nelson along with introducing new items only available at the Osprey.

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Dock ‘n’ Duck Pub

Don’t let the name fool you, Dock ‘n’ Duck Pub is a family-friendly grill and lounge just a 2 minute drive or 20 minute stroll from Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre. Nestled right on the water, the Dock ‘n’ Duck Pub offers a B.C. mountain experience with casual fare.

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Old World Bakery & Deli

As the name suggests, Old World Bakery & Deli offers fresh baked goods, just steps from the Balfour Ferry Landing. While they are renowned for their delicious baking, you can grab a cup of organic coffee or a bite to eat for lunch too. Note that the Old World Bakery only accepts cash, so you will want to stop by an ATM before you visit.

Restaurants in Nelson, BC

Take a scenic 30 minute drive to Nelson, BC and treat yourself to a bevy of dining options in this hip community. While the population of Nelson may be small at only 10,300, this charming mountain town is home to more restaurants per capita than major cities like Manhattan and San Francisco!

Nelson’s restaurants and cafes are proudly local and many serve B.C. wines and craft beer, including brews from one of the first certified organic breweries in the province, the Nelson Brewing Company. You also won’t find McNuggets in Nelson, but there are so many other great, locally-owned options that you won’t miss them at all.

Not only are the restaurants and cafes in Nelson abundant, they also have spectacular reviews. Check out our listings below to learn more about your dining options in nearby Nelson, B.C.


An urban dining experience can be found at Rel-ish, where BC wines meet spectacular culinary creations like Goat Cheese Stuffed Prawns. Yum!


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All Seasons Cafe

With great food and an awesome wine list, All Seasons Cafe is a popular neighbourhood bistro with a spectacular patio. Frommer’s even dubbed it “British Columbia’s best restaurant east of Vancouver”!

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OSO Negro Coffee

If you love coffee, you will need to make a stop at OSO Negro. This hip cafe serves up locally roasted coffee and their interior and exterior design is highly Instagramable with local iron work and art.

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The Library Lounge

The opulent yet comfortable space at The Library Lounge will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time with original mouldings and the original brick hearth and fireplace intact. It’s also the home of live jazz in the Kootenays!

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Locally-sourced ingredients meet international cuisine at BiBO, a tiny bistro located in a historic brick building. You can also dine on their terrace, beneath the canopy of maple trees!

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Outer Clove Restaurant

A family-run, casual restaurant, Outer Clove is all about great garlic flavour. Items are prepared from scratch and their ever-evolving menu features dishes for the whole family.

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Cantina Del Centro

Who knew you could dine on delicious Latin American flavours in the heart of the Kootenays? At Cantina Del Centro, you’ll dine on tacos, tortas, and ceviches… You can even get a tequila tasting flight!

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Jackson’s Hole & Grill

Jackson’s Hole & Grill is located in a historic brick building, constructed in 1897, that was once home to a grocery store. Head here for casual, family-friendly dining with something for everone.

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Sage Tapas and Wine Bar

Beloved by locals, Sage Tapas and Wine Bar offers an intimate dining experience that’s perfect for a romantic dinner or drinks with friends. Plus, their outdoor patio overlooks Kootenay Lake.

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Thor’s Pizzeria

Homemade pizzas with sauces and dough made from scratch are available at Thor’s Pizzeria. Not only are the pizzas tasty, they are also a great choice for vegetarians with a third of the menu options being vegetarian.

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