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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
A night Out

Went to the Minstrel last night with friends and had a great time. Our purpose of going was to see the band The Rebels, friends of ours. Had a great time. Food was good and wine .

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Virginia H
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English first
Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our near by B & B recommended this place for dinner. We took our guests from Australia to this place. We had no reservations for a Thursday evening but were able to be seated around 7:30pm. It was cool and rainy so we sat inside beside the large open doors. There was a really cool super large tree in the... More 

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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went to the Minstrel last night with friends and had a great time. Our purpose of going was to see the band The Rebels, friends of ours. Had a great time. Food was good and wine .

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I stopped in the restaurant as it is the closest to my house with a friend from out of town. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and the atmosphere. It looks like a bigger house from the outside, but it is bigger than it looks. Sitting under the tree in summer with a drink in hand and the great... More 

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Calgary
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have eaten here many times and am sad to say both the food and service have gone downhill. Not sure if its new management or just the time of year. Went mid week and the restaurant was not very busy at 730pm. Friend had a bad dairy and gluten allergy and told our server twice she can't have dairy -... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were very happy with all parts of our visit, the food was good, the staff was great, the price was right...... Next time we are in town, we will be making a stop here for sure....

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Their patio is 2nd to none. Great atmosphere, excellent food. No complaints at all. We were a little concerned as it had changed hands this year, but that was not an issue at all.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?