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The Sonora Room

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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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  • 180
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Delightful Experience

We recently had dinner here, taking advantage of the guest house special and thoroughly recommend the experience. What we appreciated most were the details. My husband took one bite of the bread and asked our server where it was sourced - their own kitchen. At a fine dining restaurant I expect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Merlin081
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Kamloops, BC
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Kamloops, BC
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We recently had dinner here, taking advantage of the guest house special and thoroughly recommend the experience. What we appreciated most were the details. My husband took one bite of the bread and asked our server where it was sourced - their own kitchen. At a fine dining restaurant I expect to eat food I would never attempt at home... More 

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Thank Merlin081
Oliver, Canada
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Relaxed atmosphere out on the patio with an excellent view of the vineyards and orchards. Meal was very good as was the servers attitude & service.

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Thank rocky l
Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was the second time we ate here, The first time about 4 years ago and it was incredible, no so this time. As before the service was fabulous and wait staff was great. The food was less than spectacular. What I considered tiny portions for a lot of money. My friend and I had the same thing and the... More 

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1 Thank Karren F
Kelowna
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were a large group for dinner and they accommodated us easily (some mix up with regard to the reservation but handled efficiently) with a nice table set up. Service was friendly and fun and the food was amazing! Oliver and Osoyoos are certainly blessed with many great restaurants!

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Thank BKelowna
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This restaurant has potential. It is a little dated in the interior with its 80's styling, its stencilled hunter green wine leaves and its view of the pool. It tries to make up for this with modern artwork and photography placed around the room. Its Chef also tries quite hard to be innovative (for example, we had an appetizer of... More 

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1 Thank SheriHendsbee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

As a lunch we went. Generally speaking it was great food! But I have to tell that chef is too much concern on the display only. I just wish that they should considering for the customer who eats You can see the picture How can we eat??

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Thank Rei M
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch prior to wine tasting and what an amazing experience. The outdoor patio overlooking the Vineyard was exceptional and very comfortable even at Noon on a hot day. The greeter was very courteous and offered to adjust the blinds for optimal shade. The food was even better than the view as the majority of their sourcing is... More 

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Thank Mark R
Calgary
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We ate here two nights in a row. Among us, we Enjoyed all the choices on the menu which is not lengthy - I like that. Do a few things really well. Wine list very good. Sat inside one night and outside the other.

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Thank Calgarysheila
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We ordered strip loin and while there was a small amount of strip loin the majority of the dinner was “beef cheeks” and mashed potatoes. If not familiar with “beef cheeks” it is the cheek of the cow. This cut of meat is tough and muscular and therefore cooked as stewing beef is for long periods of time to tenderize... More 

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1 Thank A-WORLD-TRAVELHER
Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Wonderful food, excellent selection of great wines, thoughtful attentive service in a beautiful setting

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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, Scenic view

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