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Minstrel Cafe and Bar - CLOSED

4638 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
+1 250-764-2301
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
26 Jun 2016
“Be a Minstrel yourself and travel to another place...”
29 May 2016
“What a disappointment ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4638 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

We go by twice a day, on the way in to our workplace and on the way back out ... thought we should finally give it a try. Utter disappointment in every regard. A charge to come through the door, when we said we'ld leave...More

Thank Ferenc V
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I used to love going to minstrel, loved the atmosphere, has such a nice patio, was one of my fave spots. Went last night with a friend and it's safe to say I will never go back. Although the service was great, everything else was...More

Thank Jeanine H
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We had not been to The Minstrel Cafe in quite some time and were surprised by the new menu. We eat a mostly plant based diet and were happy to hear that the Chef accommodate us and make something that was not even on the...More

Thank A W
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Being retired we eat out a lot--mostly at lunch. We probably frequented the old Minstrel 20 times a year both alone and with extended family The current lunch menu has nothing that interests us--We went once and Inhad a horrid kale salad I didn't eat...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I have never written a review in my life. Believe that. We came to this place to have a classy night out. It went wrong from start to finish. Drink orders missed, half the menu wasn't available, over half the orders got screwed up. It...More

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went here with our woman's lunch group. Even though it took quite a while to serve us. My meal (blackened chicken salad) was really good. I will come back to sit on the deck and listen to live music

Thank k0sm056
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Nice atmosphere; however, it appeared the kitchen ran out of food! Two couples all ordered the short ribs. Well, it was short 'rib'. So so small, a five year old would have left the establishment hungry. It was served with mashed potatoes, probably 1/4 cup...More

Thank travelOver55
Reviewed 22 March 2016

High prices, small portions, staff and management that don't seem to understand they are in a service business. The shepherd's pie was meager for its more than $25.00 price. The pasta was plentiful but again it was over priced and flavourless. We spoke to our...More

2  Thank Steven H
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came here for lunch, well wine touring around the area. The service was great, the food was ok. I had been here before in the past and they had wide variety on the menu. It has since been sold and is...More

Thank Vernongal2012
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I was shocked by the prices on the menu, but I hoped once my food came I would understand why I was paying so much. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. I found the food rather bland.

1  Thank sallysn0tmyname
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4638 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1X5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
  • Phone Number: +1 250-764-2301
  • E-mail
The Minstrel Cafe and Bar is a restaurant in the Lower Mission of Kelowna, with a warm ambiance, beautiful garden patio, and delicious gourmet, contemporary food. We often have live entertainment during Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and we are open daily for brunch and dinner.
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