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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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Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Twice now we've had pretentious service in the restaurant and very average food. The setting is spectacular and certainly worth the visit, but somehow they've lost the magic. Much like Burrowing Owl wines...while still good, are no longer great. It's all about volume. Too bad.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

our dinner at the sonora room was very good, but was not great relative to other restaurants in the area. the service is a bit slow - they seemed understaffed. the food was very good - no complaints there.

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via Local Picks

This is by far one of my favourite restaurants in the world! So nice sitting on the patio in the middle of a lush vineyard... Charcuterie, bread... everything is made in house. The chefs grow a lot of what they prepare for you themselves. Their dedication to their art shows on every plate! I recommend the Charcuterie Plate and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We went there for dinner. The food, wine and view were all good. Remember to bring insect repellent especially around dusk.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Large restaurant area, extensive menu. We visited as a party of 9 in June 2012, few other people so we had the place almost to ourselves. Selection of food was very good, descriptions accurate and if anything understated, when our food arrived the presentation was excellent and taste delicious. Wine very good too. I cook a lot so I am... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Knowledgable, patient staff who taught us a lot about wine and did not hurry us through our tasting. Absolutely beautiful!

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We went to Burrowing Owl last weekend as a large party. The service was outstanding, they served us all simultaneously and promptly, it was like a big establishment in New York. The setting is astounding, beautiful views, great room. The wines are brilliant, we had the Athena - which is staggering value at 70 dollars (you could pay a lot... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Nothing bad to report a little pricey but good for a special occassion. The outstanding factors are the views and the Cabernet Franc. Areas of improvement could be additional seating outside with water misters to keep the Mosquitos at bay.

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had an opportunity to visit this restaurant while traveling through the Okanagan. I had a simple cheese plate for lunch and it was a most perfect blend of taste, portion and beauty. The presentation was gorgeous and the cheese offered were unique and tasty. The server recommended a wine pairing and it couldn't have been better. Nicely done!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The valley is very green and lush this year and the panoramic view offered from the patio of this wonderful restaurant is nothing short of breath taking. What a great location, I highly recommend reserving a table on the patio. Right from being greeted by the hostess to enjoying our after desert coffee the dinning experience was fantastic. Starting with... More 

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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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