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The Black Diamond

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Canadian, Grill
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5335 Big White Rd | Chateau Big White, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada (Formerly Swiss Bear Restaurant)
+1 250-491-7750
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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New Zealand
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67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Located in Big White (Mountain) Village, this is my favourite restaurant on this mountain! They only offer a couple of vegetarians/vegan options, but chef is happy to adapt where needed. My two best vegan options are the Asian Quinoa Salad, although you need to avoid eating many soy beans, onions, and cashews (for the grumpy tummy!); and The Kale Salad,... More 

Thank LegallyBlondeVegan
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We ate at Black Diamond after unsuccessfully trying to get into Kettle Valley and Gunbarrel -- so really we were hungry and tired. The place looks nice and was busy so that's usually a good sign. However the host was quite dismissive - he did have a table for us but the restaurant was overcrowded and halfway thru our meal,... More 

Thank Swiss70
Kelowna, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

i saw the sign and thought we would try a different place. Entered and saw the sign "please wait for us to seat you".The manager came out asked how many people ( the place was half full) several empty tables. I said two people. He sticks us beside the end of the fire place against the rock wall in the... More 

1 Thank Glenn57_25
Providence, Rhode Island
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Enjoyed a tasty dinner at Black Diamond while skiing at Big White. A well stocked bar, reasonable prices, friendly staff and a warm fireplace, just a couple of minutes from our lodging.

Thank Bill S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went to this restaurant because the Blarney Tavern which was recommended to us was sold out for the night. We should've taken it as a clue that this place was half empty. Celebrating my nieces 1st birthday we were looking for someone average kid friendly and that had cheeseburgers for the older kids. Once we were all settled and... More 

1 Thank Michelle P
Kintbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Serves a mean New York Steak to which the owner is very proud of. Watch out for the spice. Good atmosphere.

Thank Brent B
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We ate dinner here one night towards the end of our stay in Big White. We wished we had tried it earlier. One of the main problems with the restaurants in Big White is that they all sell the same thing - ribs/steak/chicken/salmon, and most of it is pub type food. But this place is a bit more upmarket and... More 

Thank dulcieb
Kapaa, Hawaii
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a breakfast, lunch, dinner restaurant and is owner operated. They do a very good job and have a very good menu with a real chef running the kitchen. I thought it was one of the best in Big White.

Thank Surferinparadise
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Went here on the first day we arrived in Big White and it was a great experience. Service was brilliant and food was delicious. We sat in the bar area which had a good atmosphere. Could not fault this place at all. Highly recommend.

Thank kazandandrew
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I think most people could enjoy a meal here. It is nothing flash but not pub grub. The setting is nice and the atmosphere is relaxed. Food is pretty much the same as every where else - I find it very hard to differentiate between 90% of places in Canada because they almost all serve the same things - this... More 

Thank Anthony B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5335 Big White Rd | Chateau Big White, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada (Formerly Swiss Bear Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Big White
  • Phone Number: +1 250-491-7750

The Black Diamond Bar & Grill is a Contemporary Canadian Restaurant with an elegant bar and thoughtful wine list. The airy minimally adorned dining room features creamy walls and an old stone fireplace. Candlelight and comfortable banquettes create an atmosphere of whispered intimacy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?