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The Boreal Diner

61 Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
+1 709-476-2330
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“burger” (16 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 2 weeks ago

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Guy C
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

Thank Marknfld
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

Thank BWismath
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The Boreal Diner was such a treat for us. The building, food, drink and vibe were perfect. A definite must if you visit Bonavista.

Thank gigimorin66
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in town late after a 10 hour driving day and were having difficulty finding a restaurant. Although close to closing they took our group of eight and provided excellent service. The food is faboulous, but $$$.

Thank twinsor
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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