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21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada (Main Street)
250-487-4663
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Named after the rare and reclusive North American duck that shares its...
Named after the rare and reclusive North American duck that shares its name (and flew onto the restaurant patio during name selection) the Hooded Merganser is a culinary and architectural masterpiece that straddles Okanagan Lake to offer panoramic views of the lake and mountains.Inside, the décor is luxurious, the atmosphere is casual and the menu diverse yet surprisingly reasonable: contemporary local cuisine and phenomenal views of the Okanagan Valley.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner with the Mrs

We ordered a bottle of wine, appies, salad, main course, and desert. Red Wine was served a little too warm, appies were the deep fried beef bits and the tuna sushi. beef bits were average the sushi was good. Meal size salad was from owners own farm and was very good and fresh. Main course were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
292chrisp
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Penticton, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penticton, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We ordered a bottle of wine, appies, salad, main course, and desert. Red Wine was served a little too warm, appies were the deep fried beef bits and the tuna sushi. beef bits were average the sushi was good. Meal size salad was from owners own farm and was very good and fresh. Main course were the Filet Mignon and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I recently stayed at the Lakeside Resort, and I always try to test out the hotel's restaurant because you can definitely find hidden gems. The night before, I had gone to the Bufflehead, a tapas bar within the same hotel, and was blown away by the quality of food I had there. Best calamari I've ever had, and I make... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Well, the view was excellent - big lake at dusk - who could ask for more - well good food to go with it would have been nice but you can't have everything. Rubbery prawns - wilted salad - oh well ...

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We go with my husband once or twice a year as a special date night. Being a really good cook, I am adventurous but have high standards for the dishes, more so, when it's pricey. The H M it's worthy every dime. It's the whole meal deal! And one of the few restaurants where the halibut is left moist and... More 

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Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Four people ate at this restaurant. The timing was perfect as the time went from daylight into dusk into evening during our meal and the view was spectacular. The food was just okay. The lamb sirloin was excellent, however two of us had salads with prawns and both salads (one caesar and one spinach) didn't have enough dressing on them.... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place for a special brunch. The setting is spectacular, food good and the service excellent. We eat here fairly regularly and have always been happy with the experience.

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Sooke BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food - excellent service - great ambiance. I've been to this restaurant several times and have NEVER been disappointed. I had the Duet Duck which meant they served me the leg portion and the breast. The skin was crispy and the meat super moist and flavorful. It was served on a warm plate (something I look for in a... More 

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Peachland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took a day trip to Penticton & had to stop by the Hooded Merganser for lunch. We were promptly seated by the window, amazing views of the lake. Tried the prawn taco, chicken club & prime rib dip - all excellent. Each of the sandwiches comes with either fries, Caesar or mixed green salad. Didn't try the fries, but they... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Brought my parents down for the view and lunch. We were shown to a great table by the window, then. Service was really slow. My dad and I both ordered the sous vide burger, wife the beef hash and mom the spinach salad. 5 minutes later our coffee arrives, another 5 she comes back and says no sous vide burger,... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Waitress was very pleasant breakfast was delicious. Hostess was friendly and promptly seated us. Fantastic view of lake okanagan. We will definitely return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 7M5, Canada
    (Main Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-487-4663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

Description

Named after the rare and reclusive North American duck that shares its name (and flew onto the restaurant patio during name selection) the Hooded Merganser is a culinary and architectural masterpiece that straddles Okanagan Lake to offer panoramic views of the lake and mountains.Inside, the décor is luxurious, the atmosphere is casual and the menu diverse yet surprisingly reasonable: contemporary local cuisine and phenomenal views of the Okanagan Valley.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?