Homemade food enjoyed in a patio setting

Stunning views of Kootenay Lake combined with homemade pub food.

The Patio overlooking Kootenay Lake at Finley's Bar & Grill.

Finley's Bar & Grill has a patio scene not to be missed. — Photo courtesy Finley's Bar & Grill

Even before you take your first bite at Finley’s Bar & Grill in Nelson, B.C., your senses are awakened by the 180-degree views of the spectacular Kootenay Lake. Our readers assure us that the food matches the views. 

We asked Tanya Finley a few questions about Finley’s Bar & Grill.

In a couple of words, how would you describe your restaurant’s personality?

A great place to eat and enjoy the food and a beverage with friends.

If you could travel to any country in the world for the cuisine, what would be your top choice, and why?

Thailand, because I love the food and the culture.

Do you have a favourite cooking show, celebrity chef or cookbook; what do you like about them?

Jamie Hertz, Top Chef Canada.

Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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