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Heather Lodge, Minden, ON

Heather Lodge

4.6
4.6
176 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary European
Let's Face It! Masks are no longer required, but it's still YOUR choice to wear one, just as it is for our team!

We follow all government recommendations in regards to covid standards. The workplace is changing, for those that are comfortable, masks are coming off. But for some of us we’d rather keep the mask on. Whatever you are comfortable with, Heather Lodge respects the decision of both our guests and employees.

Table Celebration Kit~includes champagne,truffles and table decoration $20.00.






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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–9:45 am Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 489-3257

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Jennings

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Cross street

    14483 Hwy 35

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Ontario

    Romantic

  • Central Ontario

    Good for special occasions

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  1. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! We had such a wonderful time and will definitely be back! Food and service were amazing, and it was such a cozy atmosphere, perfect for a date night! The only thing we wished was different was to have more time in between courses, we would have loved for the overall experience to last a little bit longer :) 10 minutes from our plates being removed until the next one being put down would have been perfect, just to savour the evening. Thank you for an awesome dinner!
  2. G

    Greg

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great ...only challenge is getting a reservation
  3. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, Beautiful presentation and tasty food, pleasant and attentive servers. Will go back.
  4. LM

    LarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather Lodge is outstanding. We live in the area and love to go there for dinner for our special occasions
  5. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The table are to close together. It mad it uncomfortable to talk with my husband. And we could not help Listening to conversation beside. Not very private or intimate.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. Food was amazing. We will be back for sure
  7. I

    Impa

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The food and service were very good but the ambience was poor. We were seated in the entrance way or gathering room at the only table, all alone. We felt that we were ignored and put to the side. The porch had some empty tables but we were not seated there even after I asked to be moved. Feed them and get rid of them was the message we felt. Not memorable at all and not sure I would return.
  8. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have dined at Heather Lodge on many occasions and have always enjoyed the food, the service and the entire experience. It is a wonderful gem!
  9. GM

    GordM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice little lodge on the water. They fit you in if the people staying there have not totally booked up the restaurant seats - depends on time of year. Ford was all good - generally they have a fixed price menu -$60 for 3 course $68 for four course - your choice from their abbreviated menu for soup/salad, hors d'oeuvre, main course, dessert. Nice owners and staff are friendly and accommodating. Drinks reasonable lg. IPA beer $7.50, glass of house red wine $10. Nice windowed porch has nice view of 12 mile Lake - overall very quaint old cottage/lodge style building just off Hwy 35.
  10. MF

    MicheleF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience at this 'hidden' gem. The staff was professional and welcoming. The meals were so delicious, the view of 12 Mile Lake was a most pleasant surprise, we would book an earlier table next time just to be able to enjoy this longer. I highly recommend Heather Lodge for dining and can't wait to return next year. Book way in advance it's very popular.
  11. CI

    ChristaI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our table was in close quarters, the server did not once ask how our meal was, the mushroom bisque was just warm and they failed to bring my coffee.
  12. P

    Paula

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather Lodge is a perfect place to go for a special dinner with friends or just for two. The meal was fabulous. you can choose between a 3 or 4 course dinner. Lots of choices including a vegetarian option. View is gorgeous!
  13. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful property, amazing food, impeccable service! It is a lovely place for a special celebration - but make reservations well in advance!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather lodge is my favourite treat. I’m always so excited to go. Always an excellent experience and leave feeling spoiled.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather Lodge is a great spot. The atmosphere was awesome, the view out to the lake was fantastic and the food was delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio overlooking the lake. Food was delicious and nicely presented, with a good selection of items to choose for each course. Friendly service. We would definitely return if in the area again!
  17. TA

    TAMMY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Heather Lodge on many occasions. Always Amazing!
  18. RF

    RonF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Presentation of the food is amazing, like being on Masterchef!
  19. DH

    DavidH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for dinner & will not be our last. Already book for thanksgiving dinner. Went based on recommendation & exceeded our exceptions. Staff & chefs food outstanding. Lots of choice on menu . Also great presentation. We enjoyed the atmosphere , staff & food. We like just one dinner sitting so can have a leisurely dinner no rush. Drink menu also lots of choice. In summary very special offering.
  20. LP

    LaurieP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was beautiful the server was fantastic a real sweetheart.
  21. GG

    GeeGee

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food. View was very good. Service was slow. Took forever just to get a menu.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great high-quality food with great service.
  23. PW

    PaulW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our first visit was extremely rewarding. Food quality was exceptional and our server Wyatt, a fine young gentleman trying his hand at serving for the first time , was nicely attentive and friendly. Eating outdoors, a rare treat for Canadians, we enjoyed the lovely view from the terraced deck. Quiet woodland setting was only occasionally disturbed by passing traffic but not at all an issue. We eagerly look forward to our next visit to the lodge!
  24. ES

    ElaineS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely venue. Favorite place to eat when in the area.
  25. KS

    KimS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting is beautiful! Gorgeous view, quiet and tranquil. The food is amazing, we always have a delicious and wonderful meal. Presentation is very pleasing, service excellent and accommodation of our special request was cheerfully met. Love Heather Lodge, our favorite fine dining location!
  26. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Heather Lodge has a reputation for excellent food, service and ambience. Our meal confirmed that reputation. Every course was really tasty and our outside table overlooking the lake made it perfect.
  27. D

    Dinner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived by boat - dinner on the deck - glorious 28c evening - excellent food - excellent service - this is always a special time for us - home by boat nice sunset cruise
  28. D

    Dianeg

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrating anniversary
  29. JH

    JulieH

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place we have ever gone to for breakfast. The food was perfect, the servers were delightful and the ambience is exactly as it should be, quiet and not crowded. We have stayed at the lodge before and it has become our go to for our Anniversary stay yearly. A most outstanding place and a reasonable price!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration with friends
  31. GS

    GeorgeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent view and the staff were very friendly .
  32. RL

    RobL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was very very very good. Little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Will definitely go there again. If prices were a little lower it would definitely be a regular (weekly) place to dine for us.
  33. RD

    RodD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The forth time my wife and I have dined here. The food is always very good and the staff attentive and personable. Would highly recommend Heather lodge. Rod and Sandi Dobson
  34. VK

    ValerieK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavourful and beautifully presented food. Rack of lamb cooked to perfection.
  35. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing meal! Great service, beautiful location on the patio. I have included a review in my community newsletter too. Will be back soon.
  36. GL

    GLENC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always been extremely impressed by the consistency of our dinners at Heather Lodge and everyone we have taken with us has raved about the quality of the food and the exceptional service!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  38. WR

    WilberforceResident

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we dined at Heather Lodge. It will not be the last. We had a delightful meal, beautifully presented with excellent, friendly service. The choices were varied making it difficult to make a choice. A delightful experience all around.
  39. GS

    GraceS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always. We dined outside and the food was delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to Heather Lodge despite living in Haliburton for over 20 years. The owner of the Gardens of Haliburton and myself, the Director of Communication for the Gardens of Haliburton, were celebrating my achievement of leasing all 66 suites to seniors from our community within the first year of opening our doors. I wanted to pick some place extra special for this celebration. I am vegetarian and I was unaware that Heather Lodge served the foods I prefer. Much to my delight, they not only served a vegetarian meal but the chef made some of the BEST tasting vegetarian food I’ve ever tasted. We thoroughly enjoyed all our courses, the ambiance, and the service. There is no doubt I will be reserving future dinners at Heather Lodge and I have told everyone I’ve spoken to since eating there how great my experience was. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Heather Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 489-3257.

Heather Lodge is rated 4.6 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Heather Lodge

14483 Highway 35, Minden, ON K0M 2L0

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14483 Hwy 35

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–9:45 am Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Jennings

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

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