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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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Hours:
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
Delish and a Delight!

The Sonora Room at The Burrowing Owl Winery was an absolute delight! The Duck Confit, their signature dish, is truly amazing and their wine is a nice compliment to it's flavor. Be sure to try any of their farm to table seasonal offerings. My grilled apricot, prosciutto, arugula and blue cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
KyraGordon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views. Breathtaking. Great atmosphere and awesome service. Dishes were unique but did not tasty or appealing. Much went uneaten. Overpriced. Would not go for the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Sonora Room at The Burrowing Owl Winery was an absolute delight! The Duck Confit, their signature dish, is truly amazing and their wine is a nice compliment to it's flavor. Be sure to try any of their farm to table seasonal offerings. My grilled apricot, prosciutto, arugula and blue cheese salad was a nice blend of flavors. For spectacular... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I have visited the Sonora room on all our yearly trips to Osoyoos. I called to enquire if they have a children's menu before going in for lunch - as we wanted to take our entire family this visit. I believe the hosts name was Chad. When I asked if they offered a children's menu, his response... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our second visit to the Sonora Room and it was every bit as lovely as the first time. Attentive and knowledgable service and a wonderful lunch of spinach risotto with sweet and sour beets and a gourmet grilled cheese for my husband. We sat on the terrace despite the heat -the view always makes it worth it. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate at the Sonora Room whilst staying at Burrowing Owl. Sitting on the balcony with amazing food and good wine with that view, what better way to spend an evening. The exceptional food was served by delightful and charming staff with great wines too. Hopefully we will return to this fantastic hotel one day. Don't miss a visit here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of our favourite restaurants. Just seeing it from the highway, sitting atop the Black Sage Road overlooking the vineyards, we can hardly wait. The whole experience is fantastic. When making reservations, ask to sit outside if you can. The view is spectacular. The menu has something for everyone. We had the salmon gravlax to start along with the Heirloom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here while in Osoyoos and it was fantastic. The food was great and the service was excellent. It was nice the wine isn't marked up like in other winery restaurants, so I didn't feel constrained when pairing. We made a reservation online and had a great table by the windows, overlooking the vineyards. The amuse bouche was a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Sonora room is part of the Burrowing Owl refinery, my Wife and I decided to go there for lunch following a recommendation from a friend, the recommendation was well founded. The view from the restaurant overlooks acres of wine grapes and is spectacular. The service in the restaurant was excellent but the prices were rather high for some items,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What a view with food to match. Absolutely a pleasure to feast here. We were a party of 8 so had a good variety of food between us. All dishes were wonderful and quite a joy. Service was outstanding. Despite the limited wine selection I thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A group of us went here for dinner and we were beyond impressed! The view, the service, the ambiance, the wine and the food...ALL amazing! Highly recommend this for a group dinner or romantic evening out.

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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