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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    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
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
mslater65
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toronto
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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toronto
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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: Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?