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.
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
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.
I would recommend dinner highly as being really good food in a pretty setting with good value and service.
Meal was “very tasty”, elegantly presented and had portions that were “just right”. Serving staff was pleasant and appropriately attentive.
Great first time experience. Lovely setting, great service and awesome staff. Looking forward to our next visit.
My favourite place to dine!! The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. We can’t wait for our next dinner there.
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.
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.
Fantastic meal with friends last Saturday!! Dinner was awesome and our server was great!
Wonderful as always but very loud when a large crowd is inside.
Always enjoy a dinner out at Heather Lodge...especially if you can sit outside. Can’t beat the view!!!
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.
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!
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!
Has become our favourite dinner spot in the Highlands!
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
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely. Sydney was awesome and attentive as our server. Thx to her
Well worth the visit if you are in the Minden/Haliburton area.
Beautiful food, and the deck seating is a wonderful ambience.
A real gem, in cottage country. Love the food and the view of the lake.
A must try!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Have always enjoyed dining at Heather Lodge. Meals are always fantastic and it's our favourite place to go for dinner.
We always enjoy coming to the Heather Lodge. Everything about it... the ambience, the staff, the delicious food 🥘 so beautifully presented !
The waitress seemed to be trying hard. Somewhat intrusive.
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
The best restaurant in Haliburton County. Maria and James are exemplary innkeepers.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Great food, service, and a relaxed setting. Thank you!
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 .
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.
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!
My boyfriend and I had dinner there the other night for a make up Valentine’s Day dinner and it was amazing! Not our first time and won’t be our last! The staff is amazing and the food is to die for! Always a great dinner out!
Fine dining in a cozy atmosphere. We went on the Saturday evening over Family day weekend and it was a full house. Lovely 4 course meal to which there were 2-4 options for each course. I would suggest to choose the more unique menu items, smoked duck bruschetta was amazing. Main courses were divine and the timing of the plates could not have been better. Had a great server who quipped and made us feel like regulars. Highly recommend, well worth the price (actually very reasonable for the quality) and dining experience is unmatched in the county.
Nice place to go for dinner. Service was not the best. Wrong appetizer and generally slow. Asked for a beer menu then I had to wait s but before she came back to take my drink order. Desert was not great. Death by chocolate was dry as if it had been sitting out for a while. The key lime pie was runny but tasty. Booking online was great. I may give you another try??
Thank you Larry for your feedback, it is very important to us! I am glad you enjoyed the online booking system we have just put into place. I apologize for the experience that you had with us, it is certainly not the norm and I do wish you will try us again in the future. Please call me directly to chat so I can make this up to you!