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The Sonora Room

500 Burrowing Owl Pl | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
+1 250-498-0620
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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500 Burrowing Owl Pl | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Had lunch here last week and was very impressed. The setting is lovely - after visiting don't forget to see Haynes Ranch, which is almost viewable from the dining room. The food was excellent, my risotto was 10/10 and the meat and cheese plate looked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TimManchester
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Came for a late lunch after sampling the wonderful wines of Osoyoos and Oliver. Great views and we had a table looking out to the valley. Ordered the BLT and the soup and the salad. First the BLT....made with pork belly, the freshest tomatoes possible...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank busconi
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We visited from Arizona, U.S. on 8/28/18 10+ This place is SO wonderful and SO special! Chef Stephen Blackburn and his team are simply amazing! Our server RON was spectacular and I would rate him in the top 5 servers we have ever had! He...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 334gourmetgoddess258
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We just spent the most amazing afternoon ,sitting on the patio overlooking an extraordinary view of the valley .To top it off had the best waitress ,Aly, so attentive to detail ! And chef Justin made an "off the menu" seafood Melody by request that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We visited the vineyard, the boutique and then had lunch at the Sonora Room, overlooking the vineyards and the hillside. What a view, and a great meal + lovely wine

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Denise S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Very impressed with this dining room. Truly a gastronomical experience, hard to find these days. The room has a nice atmosphere and the service is excellent. Chose the Tuna and Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer and the Pork Bellies with Ahi Tuna for my main....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carlo E
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our server (Ingela) was a gem, but the dinner was underwhelming. Vegetarian option was weaker than that from a food truck (which would be 1/4 the price). Price wasn’t a concern, but a $28 meatless entree should be darn exciting and this was not. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ryan D
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has so many things going for it, friendly staff, great location, amazing views. Having said that, it was a bit disappointing to wait almost an hour for food to arrive despite the fact that the restaurant was not even crowded. One of our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wimv641
Reviewed September 12, 2018

For many years I’ve heard great things about Sonara. Sadly our experience did not live up to expectations. The service was slow with over a 30 minute wait for our meal. Water glasses were not refilled without asking, no coffee refills were offered, the bill...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HollieBean
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I went there alone and they got me the corner table on the patio with an amazing view of the valley. I enjoyed scalops (very good but small portion for 24$) and loved the venison (although I would have enjoyed it slightly more rare). The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank boic3005
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Burrowing Owl Pl | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
    (Black Sage Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Oliver
  • Phone Number: +1 250-498-0620
  • E-mail
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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