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Heather Lodge, Minden, ON

Heather Lodge

4.8
4.8
140 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

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Booked 7 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

Menu

Dinner is topped off with Fresh Brewed "French Roast" Van Houtte Coffee or Specialty Teas

Tonight's Fresh Made Soup

Pick One Soup

  • Field Tomato and Asiago Soup

    with Cream

    Salads

    Pick One Salad

    • Artisan Greens

      with Organic Beet Salad, Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts

      • Classic House Caesar Salad

        • Field Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

          with Basil and Balsamic

          Appetizer

          • Smoked Duck Bruschetta

            • Jumbo Tiger Shrimp Cocktail

              with a Tarragon and Lime Cocktail Sauce

              • Camembert Fritters

                with Wild Raspberry and Grand Marnier Coulis

                Dinner Entrees

                • Grilled Canadian AAA Beef Tenderloin Steak Fillet

                  with Blue Cheese Brule and Red Wine Reduction

                  • Grilled Herb Crusted Fresh Ontario Turkey Breast Steak

                    with a Local Tomato, Sweet Pepper and Chili Salsa; topped with Goat Cheese Crème Fraiche

                    • Panko Crusted Fresh Ontario Pork Schnitzel

                      with Caramelized Field Mushrooms and Onion Wine Sauce

                      • Pan Seared Wild Caught Ontario Pickerel Fillet

                        Topped with a Heirloom Vegetable, Local Honey Slaw and Lemon Brown Butter

                        • Grilled Garlic Portabella Mushroom

                          Vegetable and Goat Cheese Napoleon Stack with Tomato Sweet Pepper Chutney

                          Dessert

                          • Carmel Granny Smith Apple Pie

                            • Triple Chocolate Truffle Mousse

                              • Cherry Whiskey Cheesecake

                                • Turtle Cheesecake

                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                  What 140 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                  4.8
                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.9Food
                                  • 4.8Service
                                  • 4.9Ambience
                                  • 4.7Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wedding anniversary

                                  2. 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.

                                  3. 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.

                                  4. 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.

                                  5. SF

                                    StephenF

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great meal as always. Would recommend it to anyone.

                                  6. JP

                                    JohnP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything about our dinner was great From the greeting to the service was an enjoyable experience The menu had an amazing selection Every part of the meal was a tasty experience

                                  7. k

                                    kirkf

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    We had a great birthday celebration at the heather lodge. The reason for the four star on the food was the shrimp cocktail was a little under cooked.

                                  8. SP

                                    SarahP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This is my go-to restaurant for all special occasions. From start to finish -- everything from the ambiance, service and above all THE FOOD -- artistically executed and flavour that is out of this world. Can't say enough good things about this, my favourite restaurant in Haliburton/Minden area.

                                  9. CK

                                    CaroleK

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Absolutely our favourite restaurant! The food is fantastic

                                  10. B

                                    Brianm

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    There are no surprises that you will have an exceptional meal at the Heather Lodge.

                                  11. DO

                                    DeborahO

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Awesome ! The best place we have found in Algonquin Highlands and we will be back!

                                  12. SD

                                    SandraD

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 10, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A lovely dinner as always! The staff at the Inn are very friendly and accommodating, the food is delicious and the restaurant looks over beautiful 12 Mile Lake. Our favourite restaurant by far in the area.

                                  13. LS

                                    LyndaS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 18, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner at Heather Lodge it was a nice surprise that our table was decorated to celebrate our anniversary and the food and service was amazing.

                                  14. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 5, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We're returning guest's and have dined here several times before. It's always outstanding in every respect and we will be returning again in the future.

                                  15. CM

                                    CaleM

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 2, 2021

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    Food was fantastic from start to finish. Try the mushroom soup if you have the chance. Beautiful setting. Pleasantly surprised by my entire experience.

                                  16. RF

                                    RachelF

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 2, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This was my first time to Heather Lodge. The meal was outstanding and I will definitely be back.

                                  17. SL

                                    SuzannL

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was great and the food was delicious. We felt very safe with the current COVID protocols in place and so pleased to have such a wonderful venue so close to home and look forward to our next visit.

                                  18. MR

                                    MaddieR

                                    Toronto

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on November 27, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be returning!

                                  19. DO

                                    DorothyO

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This was a gift from myself to family members. The feedback I received was very positive…thank you

                                  20. HG

                                    HelenG

                                    Toronto

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Absolutely fabulous. Outstanding customer service, delicious food, and great atmosphere. Like the fact they took extra COVID screening precautions of the guests upon entry.

                                  21. CS

                                    CathyS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We like to eat here for special occasions, like our anniversary or birthdays. The service is always great, and the food is prepared beautifully. It’s a bit on the pricey side, so that is why we limit to special occasions.

                                  22. W

                                    Wayne

                                    Toronto

                                    43 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    43 reviews

                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always a great evening with excellent food and service.

                                  23. M

                                    Mark

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 30, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Wonderful service, beautiful presentation and delicious food!

                                  24. SG

                                    StuartG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 24, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We have dined in most of the restaurants in the area. The Heather Lodge is the best so far. Looking forward to many more evening there. Keep up the good work and for setting the bar so high.

                                  25. KS

                                    KellyS

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 23, 2021

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    I would definitely recommend Heather Lodge for a special dinner in the Haliburton area. Great ambiance, quiet, food is incredible and there service is awesome. All the staff was friendly and attentive.

                                  26. W

                                    Wayne

                                    Toronto

                                    43 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    43 reviews

                                    Dined on October 3, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Visited Heather Lodge for our anniversary. Food, service and ambiance was excellent.

                                  27. DG

                                    DougG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on September 11, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Creative price fix menu with wonderful offerings for every taste Smart Covid protocols Great Ontario wine offerings

                                  28. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Toronto

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on September 10, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely atmosphere and great service.

                                  29. LG

                                    LauraG

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on September 7, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was awesome we would recommend to anyone

                                  30. M

                                    Motherlode

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on August 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My husband and I booked our anniversary dinner for the first time at Heather Lodge. We could not have been more pleased. From the table with a spectacular view of the lake, to the lovely details in the “celebration package” (champagne, chocolate, centrepiece), add those elements to a terrific menu and beautiful plate presentation, and we can’t wait to go back. There was threat of a thunderstorm that evening and the staff came to assure us that an indoor back up table awaited us if necessary, and they briefed us on what to do if the storm came in (along with relevant COVID protocols). The couple beside us was also celebrating their anniversary, most of which had taken place at Heather Lodge. Now I know why. I wish I could book ahead for next year already!

                                  31. W

                                    Wayne

                                    Toronto

                                    43 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    43 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Easter dinner out.

                                  32. SS

                                    SandraSB

                                    Miami

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 12, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Dining at the Heather Lodge is always an amazing evening! The service and food are excellent and we are always made to feel so special. This is not a rush in, rush out meal, this is where we take our time enjoying each other, the food and the scenery.

                                  33. N

                                    Nicky

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    We have dined at the Heather Lodge three times and all three experiences were excellent. The food is wonderful and worth going back again and again.

                                  34. DF

                                    DenF

                                    Toronto

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 27, 2021

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    A definite high five to their COVID health protocol. Very good at accommodating dietary needs. In our case the chef expertly substituted upon our request the appetizer options with a creation of his own; it was delicious. Generally, the menu is preset with only one main course option for vegans. The atmosphere is well suited to a friendly country setting with a splash of that fine dining experience reflected in the table setting and the portion sizes. We enjoyed our evening and certainly plan to return.

                                  35. K

                                    Kerry

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 18, 2020

                                    overall4food2service4ambience5

                                    I was very disappointed in my lamb very fatty and undercooked I was not asked how I liked it cooked and should of asked them to cook it some more but did not want to ask waitress to return it to the kitchen because of CoVid But please let me tell you the building and staff are wonderful Very nice ambiance and everything else was wonderful We will be returning to try dinner again

                                  36. m

                                    mbr123

                                    Charleston

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on December 17, 2020

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    We had a lovely evening, good food and the service was terrific!

                                  37. WB

                                    WilliamB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 26, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A lovely evening, fabulous food and service. Decorations were beautifully displayed. Looking forward to another chance to visit.

                                  38. JO

                                    JanetO

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 22, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything was excellent. Although I would have preferred less blue cheese on the steak.

                                  39. JK

                                    JohnK

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 13, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great service! We always enjoy Heather Lodge and the holiday décor looked great.

                                  40. BD

                                    BrettD

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 7, 2020

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Had a very enjoyable evening with great service and lovely presentation and food. Will definitely return for future visits!

                                  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 4.8 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  Booked 7 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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