The restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand offer many family-friendly options that made our stay memorable one. We briefly described our family meals in our post “Summer Weekend Family Getaway,” but we loved the restaurants at Sun Peaks so much that they deserve an in-depth look on their own.
Mantles Restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand
Mantles are the most popular restaurant in Sun Peaks Grand, and for a good reason. It offers a family-friendly dining option all day long and is committed to working with local ingredients. On this trip, our meals were paid for by Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
Have any dietary concerns, allergies, or restrictions? Just let one of the friendly staff know, and they will happily customize your meal for you. My oldest son, Holter, has an anaphylactic allergy to nuts, but all of our servers handled it well, which took away any stress we normally feel when dining out.
At dinner, Holter fell in love with the sliders on the kid’s menu. So much so, in fact, that he ordered them again the following day. My youngest son, Heath, is a pizza lover, so naturally, he requested pizza on our first night.
I eat a mostly pescatarian diet, so I ordered the Forbidden Rice Buddha Bowl with salmon, and it was honestly one of the best Buddha bowls I have ever eaten. Andrew ordered the Pappardelle Stroganoff and didn’t make a peep while he devoured it.
I love that Mantles Restaurant offers great choices for kids’ meals that include all the basics for healthy eating.
Perhaps the highlight of the night was when our server made a fantastic wine recommendation. We enjoyed a bottle of Bench 1775 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah Blend from the Okanagan in BC. I love it when we discover a new wine. It makes our dining experience that much better.
What isn’t pictured is the dessert we all inhaled after our dinner. We all wanted to try the Thai Fried Banana Split, and we were going to order three to share, but our server suggested that we start with two.
Thankfully we followed his suggestion because the portions were large, and two orders were perfect for us.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of this amazing dessert because my boys couldn’t keep their hands off of it long enough for me to take a photo!
One of my favorite meals, when we travel, is breakfast. Mantles Restaurant at Sun Peaks is surrounded by windows, and it is such a lovely spot in the mornings. I love the slow pace and the comfort of coffee while we discuss our plans for the day.
Mantles always puts a full pot of coffee on the table so we don’t have to keep asking the server for refills. It seems like such a minor detail, but it is one that I’m so appreciative of.
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If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere indoors and a place to enjoy a nice glass of wine, a cold beer, or a cocktail, Mantles Lounge is the spot for you.
The open-concept lounge is surrounded by windows to take in the views of the mountains or to people-watch in the village. In the winter, the fireplace is so nice to cozy up next to with a mug of hot chocolate.
We often come during happy hour for an early dinner and just have a relaxed evening. Our boys love the restaurant’s word search, and they happily spend the whole time doing that while Andrew and I get to enjoy the reprieve from their chatter!
Our favorite restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel is definitely Mantles Patio during the summer. It has the most extraordinary view of the mountains, and it is right in the heart of the village, so you can watch the hustle and bustle too.
Mantles Patio during the summer is the place to be in the village, relaxing after a long hike or bike ride. My all-time favorite is to sip away on an Aperol Spritz while I relax in the glorious mountain sunshine.
After our long hike on the mountain, we stopped for lunch and warmed up in the sunshine. Andrew had the Mantles Caesar Salad with Salmon and I had their daily soup to warm up.
Morrisey’s Public House
A village favorite, Morrisey’s patio offers a comfortable and casual atmosphere with good old-fashioned pub-style service. It is open year-round, with table heaters to warm you up no matter what the weather is like.
The cozy seating on Morrisey’s patio with the table heaters is a big draw for us. The kids have room to relax and Morrisey’s famous nachos are a home run every time.
The nachos come deconstructed now, which was a big hit with our youngest son, Heath, who scarfed them down in now time.
I love just sipping away on my Aperol Spritz (do you sense a theme here!) and stealing bites of my older son’s poutine. Just remember that the patio is a popular spot, so the seating fills up quickly.
If the patio isn’t a draw for you, the inside seating at Morrisey’s is also a great option. We sat inside during our weekend stay, and the big windows let a lot of light in. Our boys were again obsessed with the word search on the kids’ menu while Andrew and I enjoyed our drinks.
While the boys snacked on their nachos and poutine, I opted for the fish tacos. I liked that they were nice and light and didn’t have a heavy sauce. I wanted to save some room for dessert, so this was a perfect choice.
Dinner wouldn’t be complete without something sweet, so we ordered the apple-cinnamon crisp. The size was perfect for Andrew and me to share. I love anything apple, and this totally hit the spot.
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Takeout from Mantles Restaurant
One of my favorite things to do when we travel and stay in hotels is have lazy mornings, which means getting room service for breakfast. Even though room service wasn’t available, we could get takeout from Mantles Restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand.
We called and ordered our breakfast, then just relaxed in our room until the restaurant let us know when it was ready to be picked up. The breakfast menu was fantastic. We wanted to try out all the dishes but settled on our favorites: eggs, toast, hash browns, and waffles.
There are numerous restaurants to choose from during your stay, and the restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel meet all of our expectations. Whichever restaurant or patio you choose, you can look forward to great food and beautiful scenery!
Check out our post, “Five Reasons to Stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in the Summer.”
Casandra Karpiak is a travel writer and the co-owner of Savoteur. A Toronto native with Danish roots currently residing in British Columbia, her travel writing has been seen on The Associated Press wire, MSN, CBS, NBC, Entrepreneur, 24/7 Wall St, Times Daily, and many more.
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