Bonfire Restaurant & Bar

3.6
128 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

About

Bonfire Restaurant & Bar is located within The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna BC.

The restaurant offers an upscale casual dining menu that features "Cuisine of the Okanagan Valley Sun".

Incredible Okanagan Lake front Dining inspired by our daily harvest of fresh produce from our 2 acre culinary garden, the Bonfire is the definition of fresh dining.

The restaurant is complimented by a 35 seat lounge and a 50 seat patio overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan.


Great food, friendly attentive service & exceptional views are all waiting for you at The Bonfire!
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Birthdayboy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were quite disappointed with the quality and choice of brunch items on New Year's Day. We expected an omelette station perhaps, toast with jams and fresh fruit, perhaps pancakes and fruit toppings. There were croissants and apple turnovers, which were okay but more variety would have been nice. The fruit salad was lovely. The scrambled eggs were not hot, even though the element was lit and I had stirred them around to get a hot area. The roasted potatoes were quite good and the sausage and bacon was fine. All in all, the restaurant is a beautiful place, with a view that can't be beat. The staff was friendly and attentive and our waitress was wonderful. We thought the value for our money was below average and it was disappointing that we did not get any drinks included with our meal. Although we did not leave hungry, it was not a meal that I would recommend to anyone.

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Govind
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great vibes, fun times!

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EleanorM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was disappointed with my usual fare of the Classic Eggs Benedict. The serving was smaller than before - the English muffin was much smaller in size, and the piece of back bacon, which it didn't look like - more like a piece of sliced ham - which was too thin. Eggs were great and hollandaise sauce way too scrimpy. In the past hash browns were served, but this time small potato wedges were used instead along with tomato sauce - ugh! . If the restaurant is going to serve smaller portion then don't raise the price. My friends did enjoy the overall experience though, but not too sure if we want to come back.

The noise level can greatly be diminished by carpeting the area.

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MarlainaH
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful view of the lake and delicious appetizers. We had the tuna poke and calamari. Nice place for a family dinner.

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AndR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness!!!! seriously the best experience ever! The set the table all romantically for our anniversary, they had complimentary champagne, and they gave us a flower centrepiece to take home! the staff was just AMAZING!! I can not say it enough this place was amazing, the food was incredible, and the macaroons !!!!!!!! ok must try this place

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JodiC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I ordered the club house sandwich and it was terrible, my husband had the fish and chips which was really good but for the price the 2 small pieces of fish which was more like fish sticks was really over priced as well. Not really good value but a beautiful setting.

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KerriA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience1

Very convenient and a beautiful location, but the space itself is right next to the resort pool.
Staff was very slow and didn’t seem to know what was going on at all. Food was fine - nothing spectacular.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

After waiting over 45 minutes for our food after we ordered, there were still no signs of food arriving. The restaurant was only about 15% full on a Thursday night. The server didn’t even come to check in with us to tell us the food was coming soon. Nothing! We finally decided to leave because the kids were starving!

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SLWR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

There's room for improvement on the food at dinner.
- I ordered a half rack of ribs and received three ribs. That's not a half rack by any standard.
- I didn't like the beans that were served with this plate.
-'Naked' calamari appetizer was served breaded

- The roasted onion dip was great

Breakfast was very good.

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DarrellC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Food average. Service non existent.great location overlooking the okanagan lake.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Wish we had read the reviews before spending our anniversary dinner here. Service was great but the food wasn’t up to standard for what we paid.

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Charlie
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views and friendly staff. Just came for a glass of wine but would like to have stayed for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good! Lettuce wraps were definitely over salted but overall good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

A birthday lunch failure. The waitress brought us the wrong lunch item. When I told her we ordered a different item she said "oh this is the 2nd time I have made this mistake" but its better you will enjoy it!! We did not enjoy it. Poor attention to details and the quality of food not worth the cost.

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TraceyH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance cannot be beat. A $30 buffet should have a few more options. The food that was there was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing but not a wide verity of things for kids

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TanyaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch

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FredrickS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time we have had lunch at Bonfire and the four of us enjoyed the food (and wine), the location and service. Great location on a summer day to dine on the patio.

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BillV
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu was not great and food could be much better. Service was friendly. Very expensive for what I got

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BryceJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Expensive for simple dishes
Menu is very small, and should be expanded
I didn't like the tip options on the debit machine starting at 18% (makes you feel obligated)
Our waitress was very good, friendly and efficient
I think there are better choices for quality resteraunts

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MIkeH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice restaurant and the waitress was very attentive. it was early and so it was very quiet. The food was delicious and they gave us a dessert on the house as a bday gift.

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vipSherriE
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small party of us went for a birthday lunch on Friday afternoon. Was very quiet. Our waitress was amazing and the food was fabulous. They went above and beyond to make the birthday girl feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

No music or ambience, food average for price and not enough servers. This is really hit and miss this place, seem to have gone downhill.

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LauraN
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night prime rib dinner was so good. Perfectly prepared..meat was like cutting butter. Creme brûlée and chocolate mousse for dessert. Excellent meal.

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vipDebbieR
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been here for a long time as wasn't impressed a few times. Had dinner with friends last night and had the best food I have ever had at the Bonfire. Service was also much better than previous visits. Things are definitely looking up.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Limited menu, no ambience, overpriced. Dirty seats. Wouldn't go again.

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vipmoderate
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We will never be back again. Reservation was made and I made a phone call and left a message to let the restaurant know that we had additional people coming. When we arrived the hostess/waitress was extremely rude and said the reservation was for 7 people. I explained I left a message and she said she didn’t get the message. She added to the table but was extremely rude and continued the rudeness with very bad service. We were all extremely uncomfortable. We were the only people in the entire restaurant. I probably should have spoken with a manager but we were already so uncomfortable.
We will never ever be back again. Ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to the Bonfire for Christmas dinner, the food was outstanding! Would highly recommend this if you are looking for an alternative to cooking and cleaning for the holiday!

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas Day dinner was fabulous. Bread pudding was best I’ve ever had. Vegetables were amazing. Enjoyed everything. Only complaint......we ordered coffee before our meal and had no idea there was coffee at the buffet table, so we were charged for our coffee. This was our first time at this restaurant, so we’re not informed that we could get our own. Would have been nice to have been told.

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AlCS2018
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed it...romantic, great food, excellent service.**

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LeanneJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner with our friends.....after work Friday night.....had the fish and chips special and shared a bottle red wine. It was a lovely evening. I am always wanting to support our local restaurants and the Bonfire is a lovely place to visit. Our waitress was professional and courteous. I am telling all my friends to try this restaurant out.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday evening and had the best meal of Lamb that I ever had. Sooooooo we went back the next Saturday evening and had the same. Great Food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and engaging staff. Prices are reasonable. Food was great.

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vipDinner
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food quality quite good. Waitresses working very hard

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LeanneJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and atmosphere. Food is delicious and fresh and such a wonderful close to home kind of place that you can return to again and again. Loved the live entertainment too.

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vipmuffin
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was super. Food excellent. Will go again.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was our server and she was absolutely lovely and friendly. Food was delicious and fast. Would come back again. :)

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RickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 24th anniversary and they treated us so well

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vipajh1002
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Super disappointing - stay away. We checked into the Cove for a family vacation. We have 2 kids, aged 4 and 2. We decided to try Bonfire for lunch before we gave supper a go. Being a kid friendly resort we expected so much more. Restaurant was almost empty and it still took ages for service and food is way overpriced for what you get as it is very average. After slow service and marginal food they also charged us for a glass of wine and 2 entrees that we did not order. Total amateur hour at Bonfire.

We drove into town (25 mins) for all other meals and found awesome alternatives. Suggest you do same.

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Andy
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Ordered the double pork chop, a single tiny one showed up. Waitress said they have changed the menu. They didn’t change the price. It was inedible and I sent it back.

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Bonfire Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 707-1810.

Bonfire Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

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