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500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada (Black Sage Road)
250.498.0620
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable...
The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
WOW Food Outstanding

No don't miss this place next time your are in Oliver , we had lunch there and the food was just outstanding, great views and great service , cannot wait to go back on our next visit to the Wine area .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
JOHNBOYCalgary
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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CALGARY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

No don't miss this place next time your are in Oliver , we had lunch there and the food was just outstanding, great views and great service , cannot wait to go back on our next visit to the Wine area .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I love everything about this restaurant. The service is incredible, the view spectacular and the food, wow. Just wonderful. Lovely to find such a great spot in Oliver. Black Hills for Lunch, Burrowing Owl for a late dinner. The perfect day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are on our annual trip to the Okanagon and we decided to not just make it about the wine. I made a reservation for the Sonora. We were not disappointed. The server, Jessie, was excellent and attentive and knowledgeable. My wife ordered the lamb chop with veggies and i had the Halibut from Bella Bella with the freshest veggies... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Dropped by for lunch here yesterday and was very impressed. The service was top notch and the food an absolute delight. I had the apple and goat cheese salad: light and tasty! One friend had the spinach risotto and pronounced it excellent while the others enjoyed pasta. The deck overlooks lush fields of grapes and rolling hills. Couldn't be nicer....The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This restaurant has a great menu with nice wine pairings. The server was friendly and informative. Offered great suggestions. I tried the Gravlax which was not only very delicious but the presentation was on a mason jar which was very unique and quite artistic. The family all had various items such as the clams and pork belly sandwhich and everyone... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I visit the Okanagan once a year to visit the wineries and enjoy some of the great restaurants in the area. We always put the Sonora Room at the Burrowing Owl on our list and we are never disappointed. Of course, the view is always spectacular but it's the consistently amazing food and wonderful service that keeps... More 

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London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

So salty I had to send the dish back. No reimbursement or substitution for the return. Overpriced, no entree under $26 to start with. No satisfaction in food or service.

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

Our best dining experience on the trip so far. The food was quite simply superb. The experience is well worth the drive to get there with the wine tasting an added but very worthwhile bonus. highly recommended

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Oliver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great presentation with excellent food, but quite pricey.Smaller portions, consistent with upper end restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch on their patio .Lovely setting , good food and nice paring menu . When it became a little chilly and windy , they turned on their terracce heaters .

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Additional Information about The Sonora Room

Address: 500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
Phone Number: 250.498.0620
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Oliver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
    (Black Sage Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Oliver
  • Phone Number: 250.498.0620

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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