Heather Lodge

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary European
Heather Lodges’ dining room offers adult only relaxing contemporary dining experience. The dining room is set up into three venues, starting with our lakeview room (primarily reserved for in-house guests), our large dining room (great for groups of 4 persons or more) and an outdoor patio deck overlooking Twelve Mile Lake. We are passionate about providing the highest level of service and cuisine, offering an authentic Niagara Wine list. Every meal is a “culinary experience”, offering local products of produce; such as Abbey Garden’s milled red fife pancakes and Wintergreen Maple Syrup, with flavours and presentation that will leave you fully satisfied. Chef James offers an assortment of dining options with a menu that changes daily depending creativity and our seasonal product availability.
What 43 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu offered varied selections for each course and all four courses were delicious. They had quite a few craft beers and a terrific selection of wine. The servers were very friendly, efficient and informative. The setting and ambiance were lovely. We would highly recommend Heather Lodge for a special evening.

TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dinning at heather lodge the food and service is outstanding!! We always look forward to our next dinner out there.

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The meal experience was great, except that the voices from the table of 4 adjacent to us made it difficult for the 2 of us to converse. The tables seem too close together, or they were particularly loud talkers.

EC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to this restaurant the last two of our anniversaries. The food is delicious and plentiful. We always go home with a doggie bag. You can bring your own wine and pay a corkage fee if you desire.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So relaxing sitting outside. It was a cool evening but the heater kept us all quite comfortable. Food delicious, as usual. Excellent service, as always

KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My roasted chicken wrapped in phyllo was so creative and the flavors worked together beautifully. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection. Our appetizers were unique, well presented and delicious. The ambiance could not be beat. The view was stunning and the dining room was cosy, giving you the feeling of being in a ski lodge. Only recommendation would be to serve the soup in a slightly smaller dish. I filled up on it and wished I'd eaten a bit less of it by the time my main dish arrived. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would dine here again.

PC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend dinner highly as being really good food in a pretty setting with good value and service.

S
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was “very tasty”, elegantly presented and had portions that were “just right”. Serving staff was pleasant and appropriately attentive.

D
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time experience. Lovely setting, great service and awesome staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

TH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place to dine!! The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. We can’t wait for our next dinner there.

M
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 course meal all of which was very good. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. The service was great. The view was amazing. Highly recommend.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Heather Lodge is our favorite place to eat in the area. The service is always friendly and welcoming, the food is excellent, and with a quiet table overlooking the lake. Perfect.

l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with friends last Saturday!! Dinner was awesome and our server was great!

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always but very loud when a large crowd is inside.

NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy a dinner out at Heather Lodge...especially if you can sit outside. Can’t beat the view!!!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liz was our amazing server. We made reservations on open table and had requested an outside table. For some reason that did not show up on my reservations. Not sure exactly what happened. Not sure the person who looks after that came and spoke with us and was so awesome to accommodate our wishes with a great outdoor table. She also, put a note that we always would like a patio sitting. Great people, amazing food and we love that we can bring our own wine. Would recommend The Heather Lodge to anyone and we have. We brought friends and the were raving about the place and want to do it again.

AR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the pleasure of going out for an "adult" dinner at Heather Lodge while visiting a friend's cottage last week. There was an hour long power outage while we were there and the staff and chef never missed a beat! Candle lit dinner was so nice! Service, atmosphere and food were all fantastic!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! We had dinner their with friends on the patio overlooking the lake! This has to be one of the best views in Halliburton!

The food was amazing. Sydney did a great job managing the flow of our 4 courses! Great wine list!

DG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has become our favourite dinner spot in the Highlands!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening was everything it was supposed to be. A great table, a great hostess. A quiet table with an awesome meal. There was lots of selection for the four course meal. The food was very well presented. We will definately be back

LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have driven past this lodge, since we bought our cottage on Maple Lake in 1960. I have always been curious as to what you had to offer, so I checked out your Lodge online. I was pleasantly pleased about the information and the pictures that were posted. The four course dinner for $55 peeked my interest. My brother and his wife had just celebrated their 42 Anniversary. I took them to the Lodge. The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed every dish that we had. Chef James and his team are at the top of their game. Our table was decorated and our waitress congratulated my brother and his wife. The grounds are beautiful. WE WILL BE RETURNING AND PASSING ON THE NEWS THAT IT IS A MUST TO GO AND DINE THERE. Thanks to all of you that made our evening one to remember.

YE
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is beautiful and charming; our patio table was very nice, although it would help to trim the bushes below a bit.
The soup was outstanding.
Duck brushettas a bit overtoasted.
Steak was very good, however the little piece of chicken in pastry was disappointing as a main course.
Cheesecake dessert with whipped cream was spectacular. Would be nice to have some fruits as the topping on the cream.
We brought our own wine what is a definite bonus.
The service was attentive and very polite.
Overall it was a very nice experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our favourite place in Minden. We have never been disappointed with our meals. It's the place where we take all our visitors and they always want to go back again. The food is amazing, so is the staff and the ambiance. Can't beat sitting outside (when there's no bugs); scenery is so beautiful.

BV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Sydney was awesome and attentive as our server. Thx to her

CT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Well worth the visit if you are in the Minden/Haliburton area.

Beautiful food, and the deck seating is a wonderful ambience.

b
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem, in cottage country. Love the food and the view of the lake.
A must try!

MT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Heather lodge is my family and group of friends very favourite restaurant in the Haliburton Highlands and Minden Hills. We have always enjoyed our meals and will keep returning for more. It is a beautiful spot and the ambiance is superb. Talk about superb, the staff is courteous with perfect attention to detail. They go all out to make sure your experience with Heather Lodge is the best they can offer. Just recently, my husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. I booked with OpenTable and when asked for the occasion, I wrote “anniversary”. I had never booked online before, so I wasn’t even sure we had a table for the evening. To our surprise, when we got there we were welcomed with smiles and best wishes for a happy anniversary. Our table was decorated and we were made to feel truly special by Liz and Kim. On this day, my husband and I decided to go by ourselves, but we will keep bringing our group of eight to enjoy the most enjoyable Heather Lodge.
Maria and Dan Trautman

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mushroom soup was good. Salad was fresh, but somewhat lacking in flavour. Duck bruschetta was very tasty. Deep fried Camembert appetizer was good and made better with the raspberry coulee. Overall: food flavour was OK. Food presentation was very good. Chef was creative in his selection and presentation of dishes. View over the lake was terrific. No air conditioning though, which made for a relatively uncomfortable dinner experience. Dessert (lemon meringue pie and chocolate cake) was average. We were anxious to settle up and leave. Would have lingered over dessert if it were cooler.

Heather Lodge
Responded on June 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we strive to do the best and your input is very much appreciated. We do have air conditioning in our dining room, so I am not sure why it was warm that night, however we have added a second one as well to ensure our guests are comfortable. We do hope that you decide to try us again in the future!

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was one of the best meals we've ever had. We travel a lot and eat in a variety of restaurants but this little gem of a restuarant served us one of the best meals we've ever had. I can't say enough about it. My husband and I are still talking about it. We can't wait to go back. The ambiance was amazing. Tina our server was no. 1. We've already recommended the place to friends of ours with cottages in the area.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, fresh and plentiful and well worth the cost. We loved the country setting and especially the quiet atmosphere. We could talk and listen without fighting loud music. Service was very good too and there was lots of elbow room at the table.

RA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always enjoyed dining at Heather Lodge. Meals are always fantastic and it's our favourite place to go for dinner.

TB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to the Heather Lodge. Everything about it... the ambience, the staff, the delicious food 🥘 so beautifully presented !

E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The waitress seemed to be trying hard. Somewhat intrusive.

Heather Lodge
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hello Ellie, Thank you for your review, your feedback is very beneficial to us! Would you please just give me an email or phone call for elaboration so I can address the issue for future reference? Maria Micallef Innkeeper

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Haliburton County. Maria and James are exemplary innkeepers.

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends from out of town and were very happy with the quality of the food and service. The menu offers a 4 course meal for a set price of $55 which is very reasonable ... especially for the quality of the food. It was also wonderful having a view of the lake from our table on the porch. Lovely environment.

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had such a great experience with my nephew and his friend. The server was great and food. Love The Lodge coziness and bright porch we ate on. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for some great food and presentation and relaxed atmosphere.

DT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Great food, service, and a relaxed setting. Thank you!

DS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Got to sit in a cozy lounge with fireplace before we were showed to our table.
Very friendly and knowledgeable server. Food was excellent and there was no pressure to hurry through your meal. Had a very relaxing time. Will definitely be coming back .

LM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and have always been pleased with the food, the view, the service and the ambiance. It's our go to for special occasions.

J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was amazing. Will definitely be back. Would like to have been separated a bit from other customers as it was easy to hear everyone’s conversation, didn’t feel very private. Aside from that...very good experience. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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