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The Sonora Room

500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Oliver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Black Sage Road
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.
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went to Burrowing Owl Winery for dinner at the Sonora Room… where we sat on the outdoor patio, looked out over the south Okanagan Valley, and enjoyed wine and good food (halibut for my wife Deb, cioppino for me). The food is amazing, the wine satisfying and the view tremendous. one of the top wineries in the Okanagan for... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Interesting, complex menu items prepared perfectly. Top notch service. Very tasty. View from the veranda is spectacular. And, of course, the wines...

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Langley City, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Such a great place – this is our fourth time at The Sonora Room, and it just gets better every time. The food is perfection. The service was excellent! We watched the sunset and the moonrise while we dined in style. Make a reservation. Worth the splurge!

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Edmonds, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a fabulous dinner here! It was a week night, off season so not crowded but didn't harm the experience. Service was very friendly without being overdone. Timing between courses was comfortable enough to relax and visit but not too long as you wondered what was up. Food was completely amazing- fresh and flavorful and the portions were generous.... More 

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San Pol de Mar, Spain
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We dined here for a Wednesday lunch- what a great start to October! Beautiful location and views. Actually we started with a wine tasting next door in the tasting room, then wandered over for lunch. For appetisers we had the goat cheese salad- delicious greens and nicely prepared; perhaps missing the "kicker"? We also had the tuna- amazingly fresh and... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The food is great, presentation especially. Service was good - our server introduced herself and went through the menu briefly with us before we ordered. The restaurant itself is very quiet which is nice we went during the summer so we enjoyed the view and the weather in peace and quiet. After a long hot car ride from Vancouver it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Although not a big wine fan, we were recommended to go to this place by our in-laws for a little anniversary lunch. Boy, were we not disappointed! Although the prices are on the high side, this restaurant is situated beautifully on the hill overlooking the vineyards with an amazing view. Inside and out, you get an amazing atmosphere. I had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been to the Sonora room a couple of times and it definitely maintains the highest standard for food preparation in the lower half of the Valley, perhaps in all of it. Their kitchen folk know what they are doing and have been given the freedom to use excellent materials and the time they need for a good presentation.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The setting was perfect overlooking the vineyards when you can feel the heat of the mid day sun. Our food was fantastic and our friend from Toronto could not believe how beautiful the area was (his first time to the Okanagan).

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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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