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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
First Class Dining with an Amazing View

We were staying at the Burrowing Owl guest house so natural to have dinner there. Even though we were enjoying the view from our room and poolside all day it's still unbelievable the view from the restaurant balcony. I had the soup of the day, mushroom veloutte, which was amazing. I had the lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Winterpoggers
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Burrowing Owl guest house so natural to have dinner there. Even though we were enjoying the view from our room and poolside all day it's still unbelievable the view from the restaurant balcony. I had the soup of the day, mushroom veloutte, which was amazing. I had the lamb sirloin for an entrée and my... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Sonora Room at the Burrowing Owl Winery was a wonderful dining experience both times we went for lunch. Ally was our waitress; she is very professional yet warm, welcoming and friendly. The scenery is as spectacular as anywhere, with a thunderstorm booming by in the next valley. The food was wonderful - rich with subtle flavors and textures, accompanied... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Probably the best service we have had so far on our 4 day vacation in Osoyoos/Oliver! The food was amazing! Super fresh and seasonal and great portion sizes! I highly recommend the pulled brisket sandwich and the fresh first of the season spot prawns. Stunning views while you dine al fresco and quality and service to match!

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Oliver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Mothers Day 2015 Without a doubt, the best eggs benny I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Presentation was perfect. Gorgeous view and the service is excellent..

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a really good winery restaurant. There are quite a few to choose from in the region, but this was stands out for the quality and interesting menu.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Sonora Room. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We enjoyed the beef cheeks and the halibut (special). Everything was well prepared and paired nicely with the recommended wine!

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toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We shared the smoked duck appetiser...excellent, we had local char and black cod for our main course, both were very good, too full for dessert but both wines were excellent. The sevic was great and the dining room has lots of character, we would go back

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Oliver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

have been to Sonora Room several times and have always enjoyed the experience. Lunch on the patio overlooking the vineyard is spectacular.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our waitress said Chef Lee is from Van and new chef to restaurant. Real nice intimate dining, with real fine food served as what would be expected from some fancy Vancouver hotel, except you are at a BC winery. Would recommend just to see his food presentation.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After wine tasting at the Burrowing Owl, and purchasing some really great wines, we walked over to the Sonora Room for lunch. We were not prepared for, what can only be described as, one of the best meals we have ever had. The setting and view were amazing, the service was top notch, but the food was just perfection. We... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?