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“Beautiful setting, pretentious service”
Review of The Sonora Room

The Sonora Room
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Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Oliver
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
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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Thank SusieQpacific
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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.

Thank dan0190
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

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 Duck Confit but order whatever's fresh and in season!

Don't just go for a meal -- there's an amazing guest house next to the winery and restaurant!

1  Thank LarryC627
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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.

Thank phobuz
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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 not tolerant of poor food, here we had salmon which was firm textured and very tasty. I would go back again without hesitation.
You can visit an observation tower via a door off the restaurant, this gives amazing views over the winery and surrounding areas.

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1  Thank Alan C
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