Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
chorizo, chilli, Okanagan sun-charred red pepper romesco sauce
Okanagan Grilled Cheese
brie, Tickler aged cheddar, Okanagan Sun cheese by Upper Bench Creamery, zucchini relish, sour dough bread, apricot hot sauce
smoked bacon, tomato jam, brioche bun, lemon-garlic aioli, romaine leaves
We came Burrowing Owl after hearing rave reviews.... Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed with our experience. Although the atmosphere on the patio was beautiful, one out of three of us enjoyed our meal, the wine was ok, and it wasn't a great value. I would come back again for a tasting but not anything more.
We ate on the patio at the end if September. We sat near the door area and it was very windy. The view was lovely and the food was excellent! The menu has some very good lunch options. Our server was very good and friendly. If going for a lunch and wine tasting make sure you reserve both. We did not get in for a tasting. We were very happy with our lunch and we will be back. Excellent COVID 19 protocols.
Rivals the Tuscany Valley vineyards we’ve visited in the past. Peaceful and beautiful! Excellent service!
Very disappointing. The duck confit was dried out and I still don’t know if the endive was raw or cooked - either way there was too much of it. My wife’s Arctic chat was better but her vegetables were very ordinary. In overhearing the conversation at another table turns out we were only given half the wine list too. Will not be back
We made a reservation for lunch, just to be sure we could get in. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was spot on, and the atmosphere and viewS are without a doubt top notch. Highly recommend anytime, any day.
I recommend the duck - best duck I have ever tasted, including in Europe.
Absolutely amazing. The view, the food, the wine. We had the best experience for my 40th birthday. We will definitely return. This will be talked about for years! Thank you
Superb food. Due to Covid, indoor dining room lacks atmosphere now. Great service. Low wine availability.
Very good food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Recommended.
Excellent food and service though seems understaffed. Cold outside as the nearest heater wasn’t working, but they were apologetic and gave us a blanket.
Loved the view on the patio. Food was spectacular.
We sat at different table and yet they still charged us mandatory 20% tip
Server was dropping stuff
We didnt even get water for first 15mins
Entire serving was delayed and we missed wine tasting
Food was good but too small portion
Absolutely fantastic!! Would highly recommend this restaurant..
Our server was very lovely and was a great experience.
We had another great dinner on the outside patio at Burrowing Owl's Sonora Restaurant. Even with smoky air conditions (due to West Coast forest fires), the views were decent and the warm evening made for a very pleasant and memorable experience.
As always, it was great food and great wine that we enjoyed very much. We will return next time we're in the Okanagan Valley.
Unfortunately due to COVID the ambiance was lacking inside. Lighting was very high, little decor and seating in centre of restaurant was open and odd. We moved to a table on one side wall shortly being placed in middle of floor (not at all “fine dining”). Service improved from there. Food was fresh and well prepared. Options were unique and tasty.
This is a favorite of ours every time we are in the Okanagan. The food, service and location are fantastic. Due to Covid the restaurant had some challenges as laid out by the Health Authority. They met every challenge and made you feel safe and very welcome.
Our server, unfortunately I don't recall her name, made our luncheon just that much better with her attitude, knowledge of the menu and wines and her very welcoming ways
Excellent meal well presented. Good service and location.
One of my favourite places to take guests for an exceptional meal and wine when in Oliver. Always delicious and always excellent service. Higher price point for the menu but everything is fresh and made there by the chef - you get what you pay for. Highly recommend eating here. Anytime.
The interior of the restaurant is starting to look a bit dated since perhaps it is much the same as when it first opened
Great ambient, view and sating. Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed it.
Enjoyed our stay at Burrowing Owl and dinner at the Sonora Room was exquisite. A must do if you are in the area
Not very memorable meal, very disappointing, presentation and overall experience. Have liked the restaurant in the past. Had a similar experience in July, thought we would give it another chance, but very disappointed and very expensive for what we were presented. Sorry but don’t think we will return.
COVID changes everything about the dining experience anywhere but you do start to forget that we are in a pandemic once you settle in and have a sip of The wine. The food was delicious, creative and nicely arranged, with all of us enjoying their meals. Pricey but memorable.
The view from the deck is fantastic. Took advantage of their wine list which featured some older vintages by the glass. While our vegetable tart had beautiful pastry the vegetable medley in it was rather heavy and seemed to be better suited for late fall.
We loved the whole experience at Burrowing Owl. The winery and restaurant were COVID19 friendly. The Sonora restaurant had fabulous food and great servers.
Spectacular! The romaine salad was gorgeous....the duck and lamb beautiful.....and the wine was superb.
Fantastic dinner with amazing views of the valley and vineyards. We lucked out and got a seat on the patio - absolutely beautiful evening!!
We live in the Okanagan and are so very proud to take visiting friends and family to Burrowing Owl - such a special experience, truly world class.
Always, without question, fantastic.
Amazing experience! Our first time in the area as well as to the winery. What an absolute thrill! Such an amazingly, peaceful setting sitting on the patio. food and wine pairings were to perfection! Can get pricey if you order as many of their vintage wines like we did but Highly recommended regardless!!
Service was excellent. Good choice of entrees. Nicely spaced out.
My husband and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary at the Burrowing Owl Restaurant. The food was exquisite and wine. The atmosphere and service was exceptional. The COVID-19 precautions were also top notch.
Come here every year and always good. Meat and cheese boards are the best thing on the menu. Couple flaws with the current menu that I haven’t experienced in other years - mushroom soup had way too much pepper, lamb entree was overpriced for what it was and was extremely salty. Meat had a lot of sinew in it that was not removed prior to cooking which made some parts inedible. Two lamb dishes ordered - one was medium rare and one very rare - uneven cooking between dishes. Ribeye was not cooked evenly. Best entree was the vegan vegetable tart.
Everything was great. From a wide selection on the menu to the fantastic views from the patio. It’s our restaurant of choice for ourselves and when we have guests.
Great views, food and wine !
Service was good- charcuterie was average. Wine was, as always, excellent. Rib eye's didn't come out as modified (peppercorn sauce on the side) and was very overdone. View was the only saving grace.
Beautiful setting, lovely ambiance, delicious food, excellent service by server . Only wished we had had an earlier reservation than the one we booked @ 8:30 pm. Unfortunately, I booked only 3 weeks ahead of our reservation, so limited availability due to Covidc19.
Noisy group on patio made hearing difficult. Soup could have been hotter.
The whole experience was fabulous- our server was awesome, the food/ wine delicious, and the ambiance was beautiful!! Will definitely be going back and recommending to friends & family 😊
Food was delicious! Good flavours, not overly salty, all dishes came out perfectly! Our favorite was the duck confit, followed by the Arctic char. Both the burger & quiche were good. Soup was delicious!!! Ice cream & sorbet were flavourful & delicious!! Warmly greeted by hostess & server! Great service & recommendations! Would not hesitate to recommend to friends!!!!
Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is rated 4.6 stars by 1162 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.