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The Boreal Diner


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews noodles burger beet salad cod baked potato pie cinnamon buns chocolate cake bread lamb crab seafood fish cakes food was lovely old house gluten free church street
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Unlike many of the smaller outports in Newfoundland, you don’t have to settle for pizza or deep fried fish and chips!!!! This cafe is innovative and serves “fresh food” daily, depending on what’s available. June to September, make a reservation so you won’t be disappointed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank baduff
Reviewed February 1, 2019

We entered through the gated picket fence, past a few outside tables, and enjoyed a fine meal upstairs in this lovely old house on Church Street in Bonavista after a day on and near the shore. We were hungry, and the fish, salads, lamb, desserts,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank twoinmaine
Reviewed October 29, 2018

this was one of our favourite dinners on our holiday. We made a reservation and were seated upstairs with a little view out the back window. It was a very sweet spot with really delicious food!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diane Z
Reviewed October 11, 2018

So many told us this was one of the better restaurants. Charming inside. Charming staff. Expensive. We started with a mushroom appetizer on their fabulous bread in a cream sauce. Local foraged mushrooms. Delicious. Main course had minimal amounts of fish but good. Their bread...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank las-Montreal_Canada
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Totally impressed with our visit to Boreal Diner. We were a group of eight, in Bonavista for the Thanksgiving weekend and took in Boreal Diner and then the Garrick Theatre. Our group ordered a variety of dishes including the soup, beet salad, cod and polenta,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scggnb
Reviewed September 27, 2018

After following this place on Twitter, and buying their coffee, we were terribly disappointed. The service was very slow. It took ages to get our food. The cake came in a bowl - ? And we saw someone else get pie in a bowl -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank judithyo
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We had a really great lunch at The Boreal Diner after a great hike out to see the Puffins (there were about a dozen left) and the great little craft stores in Elliston. It's a fun eclectic house. The menu changes based on the season...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary Ann B
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I had a veggie burger and my companion had the cod and polenta. My burger was great (in house made), but the cod and polenta made me jealous. The bread comes with a salted maple butter. The staff were terrific. The setting is funky. Do...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 832guyc
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We happened on this great place thanks to a local’s suggestion. Great little restaurant in a restored house. The menu features fresh locally sourced ingredients. The staff were friendly and know about the food they serve. I opted for the cod on a bed of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food and service in an intimate setting. Some of the best seafood and fresh produce in Eastern Canada and worth the trip to Bonavista. Server Jane provided extraordinary service, was knowledgeable about the food and wine menu and provided excellent recommendations for sightseeing in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Response from LorenzoelJefe | Reviewed this property |
Look up their website. Your question comes across as a general TripAdvisor question when you probably wish to ... check the website or call them. BUT I think it opens daily at 5 PM. Fog, moose and pot holes encouraged us to... More
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