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The Boreal Diner

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61 Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
+1 709-476-2330
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“noodles” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Excellent food, beautifully presented in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. What a fine surprise in such a remote place! We ate here two nights out of four in Bonavista, and it might have been 3 if it weren't closed one of the days. We asked what the...More

Thank JackofHarts
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This restaurant offers a small menu but with interesting items that give the experience a little extra. It's located in a renovated older building which gives it a cozy feeling but with a modern-ish vibe. The desserts are on display as you walk in the...More

Thank Janet_753
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was a busy spot Sat., so we felt lucky to sit at the bar, but did notice a least one empty table while we were there?? It was not cheap, but the hamburger and pasta were good as was the cinnamon bun; cherry pie...More

Thank harry w
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I had the best soup. Wish I could get the recipe. The menu is not large and is expensive. Do not expect fast service. We went for lunch and we were the only people in the restaurant.

Thank karenkkl
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We loved the cozy atmosphere of this restaurant, and found the service to be good. We were a little disappointed with the limited menu however- perhaps in full season there is more on offer.

Thank 929Patty
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The service wasn't great (very slow) but the food made up for it. A good place to eat if you want to get away from the traditional Newfondland style meals.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had supper at The Boreal Diner this evening. When we walked in we were greeted with the most cozy and quaint atmosphere. The staff were accommodating and welcoming. We sat upstairs and had a lovely view out the window of the...More

Thank emilesans
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My one regret is that they do not provide recipes with the bill. I had a wonderful (I use the word correctly) cod,bean,and pesto stew/soup. I suppose I could go on trying to analyse the fresh pesto, but really. It just has to be experienced....More

Thank DaveonShoreofRedLake
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

What a charming, wonderful dinner. We chose this place based upon Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Roasted red pepper and eggplant soup with feta to start and a seared cod dish that was delicious and filling not to mention beautifully presented. A definite...More

Thank rvrldy
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We shared 2 of the 4 entrehoices. We are a family of 4 and they split the 2 mains, without asking. We had a lovely Barbara de Asti red. Our water shared his story with us. We chatted with the owner all in all a...More

Thank MC0959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Bonavista
  • Phone Number: +1 709-476-2330
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