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Minstrel Cafe and Pub

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4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
250.764.2301
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner and live music

Great live music while having dinner. Bands change frequently. Food was good. Patio open in summer, with nice garden. Make a reservation to get a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Hayy_wire_007
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great live music while having dinner. Bands change frequently. Food was good. Patio open in summer, with nice garden. Make a reservation to get a table.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

14 of us had really good time with great food and band with champagne included. Danced till midnight.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We chose to go to the Minstrel for New Year's Eve this year for their great food and music. The band was fun and the dance floor was crowded which is what we all wanted, however, the food was less than par. The lamb meatballs which was one of two appetizers was the best item of my meal. I chose... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ordered the Oso bucco to go as my wife was there on a biz dinner .....Just average and overcooked nothing to write home about !!!

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Minstrel Cafe constantly surprises with the quality of the food and the excellence of the entertainment on offer. The cover charge is always reasonable, and it's a delight to see such A list acts as Maria Muldaur and Duke Robillard in an intimate setting.

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Minstrel Cafe is out of downtown on Lakeshore Road. Popular with locals it seemed. Excellent food, well presented, good variety of choices. Nice atmosphere, often entertainment on weekends. Good wait staff and service. Seafood, meat choices, pasta and some spicier options, enjoyed seafood fettuccine. Appetizers tasty as well. The$5 cover charge on entertainment if staying after 8 pm was... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very quick service and happened to come on a night when there was no entertainment surcharge! Really enjoyed the fresh fruit and cheese platter - full of flavour and very good size.

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British Columbia Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We went to the Minstrel Café in Kelowna, BC on Saturday, October 25th. We wanted to hear the Regals Band. They were very good. We had drinks and dinner. The server was attentive but he did not know the specials. He had them written down on a paper and read them off. He had about 4 or 5 tables. Our... More 

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Edmonton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very nice and comfortable with good music. Appetizers were filling and comfortable. Loved this place. Will go again next time we are in town.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The owner of this place is very crooked and apparently has no concept of what reviews are doing to this place. The dining was horrible and the chef made excuses, laughed at us and charged us anyways for food that I wouldn't feed my dog. Beware!! The only place I've ever been where water and a lime or lemon wedge... 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: 250.764.2301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?