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“Lovely little gem!”

Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room
Ranked #60 of 192 Restaurants in Penticton
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Canadian, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main
Kamloops, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely little gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

A few of us who were staying at Penticton Lakeside Resort for a conference stopped in for dinner and were not disappointed. Drinks were good, portions were more than adequate (raw vegetable plate was huge)! The meatball sliders were tasty, and my colleagues were equally impressed with their fare. Service was also good.
The best feature of the place is its upscale, trendy atmosphere, as well as its location on Penticton Lake. All in all, a lovely place to enjoy a meal!

  • Visited October 2012
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West Vancouver, BC
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“A Taste of Tuscany, Fall Wine Festival”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Congratulations to Chef Chris Remington and his entire staff for the successful first food and wine pairing event at the Lakeside Resort & Casino in Penticton on September 28, 2012. The five course meal was excellent, the wines delicious (Blue Mountain Pinot Noir...what a treat!!), the outdoor setting on the beach was fabulous and the music by the live band was so much fun that people tossed their shoes and danced in the sand! It's worth the drive from West Vancouver. Please, please do it again at the 2013 Spring Wine Festival.
Lynn and Paul

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Lynn C
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Jasper National Park, Canada
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“Penticton - Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Went for a bite to eat with the wife and had a pleasant meal. They have a good wine selection, made some recommendations, and everything was reasonably priced.

Drinks didn't take long and food came out with a good pace.

I would return next time i'm in town. Odd name for a lounge/tapas room though.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Graham F
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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“I don't think I would go back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We went here the other night. Everything was going well until we got our appetizers. The caesar salad tased slightlt off from the grill. Almost like it was grilled with a blow torch. We ate it anyways and didn't think too much of it. We finished our appy's. a couple sat down near us, ordered, had their appy's, had their meal, and paid before we got out meal. The waiter came out a few times telling us first that it would be just a few minutes, then about twenty minutes later, with a more accurate guess that it was 5 more minutes...no apology...

Surprise, I had the lamb special and because it was grilled, it tasted just like my caesar salad and it was practically raw when I ordered medium rare...I couldn't send it back because I didn't want to spend the rest of my trip waiting for it. Do they even clean the grill???

In all it was a horrible, long experience. I was overly displeased that the server didn't note to correct anything.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Filotemo
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Surrey, Canada
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“Horrible service & food But they made it right”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

THey said 2 staff members quit that day, it was during the Peachfest on Friday night. We made the mistake of leaving the Barking Parrot to go to the Bufflehead because they had steak on the menu. We sat down at 7:30, waited for 30 min for our drinks. Our dinner came at 10pm (3 steaks, 1 pasta, 2 appies) after we complained repeatedly. We were just about to leave (gave up) when our food came. We were less than pleased. The manager acknowledged the horrible service when the bill came and paid for all of our drinks, the steaks and 1 appy. Had they not had the class to do that, this review would have been bloodshed. This restaurant has some serious issues, all patrons that night were unhappy, as well, our fave band also ordered from there and didn't get their food for 2 hours! The HEADLINER of Peachfest! Crazy. Anyways, they made it right, I give them that.

  • Visited August 2012
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