Laurie Grant
By Laurie Grant
April 8th, 2014

Board Room Bistro: RJ and Tom are the owners of this mom and pop operation and do everything themselves.

Address : 607 8th Ave. Midway, BC, V0H 1M0


Hours11am – 10pm Tues. thru Sat. and Sunday till 9pm. Mondays closed.

Overall rating: (between 1-10) NINE— unanimous rating by my family of 2 adults and 3 children

Menu:  Homemade Appys, Salads, Panini’s, Sandwiches, Wraps, Anytime Breakfast, Pizzas, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. “We try to make everything from scratch.” offered RJ, “We also try to accommodate food allergies and special diets. Everything we can can, we do can (pickles, salsas, fruit, etc); we make the soups from scratch and we make the chicken strips with fresh meat. The food is made to order not prepared and frozen, and nothing comes prepared from a box. ”

Unusual menu choices: Deep fried pickles and mushrooms, specialty pizzas.

Price ranges:

  • Appys $6.5 – 18.50
  • Salads (meal size) $5.50 – 9.75
  • Panini’s Sandwiches and Wraps $6.50 – 10.50
  • Any Time Breakfast $4.50 – 10.50
  • Pizza 12inch $10.00 – 15.25
  • BRB Specialty Pizza $17.25 – 20.00
  • Customer favorite Pizza $17.25 – 22.75
  • Fresh Daily Dessert $1.95 – 3.00
  • Beverages – Coffee/Tea $1.75 – Smoothies $3.50

Best ValueSunday Brunch $10 (taxes included) all-you-can-eat with something for everyone,” says RJ. Today’s buffet included: 2 types of homemade soup, stew, chicken gravy, biscuits, spinach lasagne, sausages, bacon, hash browns,  eggs, waffles, muffins, salad bar, and a fresh fruit platter with a chocolate fondue.

Awards: 2013 Winner of the Boundary Kootenay Regional “Family Friendly Restaurant” award.

Service: Self-serve, take-out, catering and banquets 

EventsWednesday night Crib and Thursday night Poker are popular with the locals and there are 2 separate shelving units of board games to use anytime. 

Seating: indoors and outside on the covered patio.

Parking lot: outside and across the street at McMinn Family Foods. (The parking lot was filled 2-deep when we arrived at 1pm but there was plenty of seating available indoors and out.)

History: After enjoying living in an RV for years, traveling with their entertainment business, RJ and Tom never imagined they would be invited to open a restaurant and put down roots in Midway. They then asked the community what they wanted in a local restaurant. What resulted is a relaxed atmosphere where people can meet and eat reasonably-priced, healthy, home-cooked meals, have fun, and stay out till 10pm. Delivery is available as far as Rock Creek and Greenwood for $6 and people meet often them there from farther out. Pizzas have made up ½ of their business – totalling 8390 pizzas this week and certificates on the wall celebrate milestones along the way with lucky patrons winning multiple free pizzas. RJ and Tom started small and gradually added things as they could afford them. “We are not in debt at all.” confided RJ, “We started out with little card tables for customers to eat on.”

Future Plans: RJ and Tom will be expanding upstairs in the leased, Victorian-style building. Within the next few months they are planning to create two conference rooms with WiFi for laptops and big screen tvs to accommodate local meetings. They are also planning on expanding their elaborate Christmas display by staging a tree-decorating contest for all local businesses.

Community Spirit: RJ and Tom are very appreciative of the community support. “The community has been absolutely wonderful. We couldn’t ask for better. We donate where we can back to the community!” RJ and Tom accept donations on behalf of the local community share program, they offer a portion of the Christmas display funds to charity, and join in local fund-raising events by donating food or labour.

Web self-advertising: At Bored Room Bistro you are sure to enjoy the great atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices. We would agree!

Visit www.boredroombistro.com to view the menu and venue.

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