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Minstrel Cafe and Bar

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4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
12507642301
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 21
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute backyard patio set up

The Minstrel is a very average restaurant, the food is decent, but not great. Service...ditto. What they offer is a unique patio yard sitting area, and live music (though new owner is cutting back) on weekends. We used to meet friends here with kids and our children would play in the yard on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
RyanWatt
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Kelowna, Canada
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  • Large groups
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Minstrel is a very average restaurant, the food is decent, but not great. Service...ditto. What they offer is a unique patio yard sitting area, and live music (though new owner is cutting back) on weekends. We used to meet friends here with kids and our children would play in the yard on the swing, slide, etc while the adults... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere fabulous , service great and the food did not meet the standard it was the last visit. New owners.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The staff are all pleasant and try hard to please. The atmosphere is special though on this visit there was no live entertainment. There is a unique outside garden patio, that is fun on a warm summer evening. The food has a good variety of cuisine and for the most part excellent, except for the pizza was a little different... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What can I say? Greeting at the door was OK, and the Server was nicely mannered. But when asked if anything on the menu, (which is extensive) was fresh, he had to go ask. And the answer was NO. So I ordered their burger. Came with a green salad that was disgusting. The Brioche bun was fine, the pickle was... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is close to where we live and always a great place to go. It has all the qualities we look for in a restaurant and frequently come back when we can. Highly recommend this restaurant

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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This used to be an excellent restaurant when Blair ran it. However, he is no longer there and our night out was a complete disaster. First of all, the waiter insulted one of the guests in our party. Then we waited for about fifteen minutes for someone to come and take our drink order. The table next to us turned... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a romantic, intimate place to have dinner, dance and enjoy live music. The waitress and manager spent extra time with us ... to enhance our experience. We danced many dances and interacted directly from the musicians from Saskatchewan!! :-)

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Firstly, the service was excellent but the food was average at best. My steak was painfully thin and overcooked while my wifes lamb shanks were ok. The menu sounds a lot better than the food that arrives.

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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This relaxed pub has excellent food. We have visited here a few times & each time we have walked away happy with whatever we have eaten. Likewise our friends. Minstrel is not downtown so you would have to make it a mission to find them, but you will be happy you do. I would suggest calling ahead because seating can... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved everything from the meal to the staff. Beautiful atmosphere inside and out with an amazing patio with a giant tree that is filled with lights for you to dine under, very romantic. Prices and portions are perfect.

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Additional Information about Minstrel Cafe and Bar

Address: 4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
Phone Number: 12507642301
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
Average Prices: USD 27
Cuisine: Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
  • Phone Number: 12507642301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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