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The Barking Parrot Bar

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I expected more.

The view was great...sitting out on the patio overlooking the lake. The service was adequate, but... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Joel C
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Whistler, Canada
The view atmosphere great, the food is ok.

You can't beat the view nor the atmosphere but my BLT was average at best not much bacon and like I... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Maurizio3030
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Oliver, Canada
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31 Jul 2018
“I expected more.”
19 Jul 2018
“The view atmosphere great, the food is ok.”
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon the Barking Parrot when I was looking for somewhere to have a late dinner. I was excited when i saw that they offer a $5.95 menu. I went around 8 pm on the Sunday of the long weekend. Place was maybe 1/3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alisha O
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Had a bottle of Pinot Noir. (one of their house wines) it was very nice. The pub was pleasant till the continuous taped music started later in the evening; at this time a small cover charge for new customers was required.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loopeker
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We're happy that you enjoyed our house wine. Yes, during the weekends, we do start to charge cover for dancing and dj entertainment.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Great value with the $5.95 menu. Lovely to sit on the patio with a great view of the lake. Service was excellent, food was a good value.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tesse2012
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

We're so glad that you enjoyed the $5.95 menu while taking in the beauty of our unique views of Lake Okanagan. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2018

The view was great...sitting out on the patio overlooking the lake. The service was adequate, but not at the level I expected given this is supposed to be the best bar in town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joel C
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Joel! We're glad that you enjoyed the fantastic view of Lake Okanagan. We will make sure to bring your feedback forward to management. Cheers and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The bar itself and the patio behind it doesn’t allow minors, which is logical given that it is a bar. That said, For years, the adjacent patio opposite the main walkway has been family friendly. I guess that’s changed. The sign says to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChaunceyDeloise
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi there - the Barking Parrot does not allow minors in either the interior or patio, that is correct- however, we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience as the Bufflehead Cappuccino Bar, of course, is a family-friendly establishment all ages may enjoy. Please be ensured...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

You can't beat the view nor the atmosphere but my BLT was average at best not much bacon and like I said just average. The staff was friendly and prompt so overall staff and view very good but the food makes it an average experience....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maurizio3030
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your great review. We're glad that you were pleased with our staff, and we will make sure to pass your feedback about the food to our management. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Being a warm day, we decided to sit on the patio. It took about 3 to 4 minutes before anyone approached us. I asked about drink specials and was informed they do not 'do' drink specials. (reason cited was their menu is inexpensive) I will...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank viperfist
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi there- thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that your experience with us was not at par with our regular standards. We take pride in making sure each person who steps through our doors feels at ease and satisfied. During...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Please do not order the humus. It's not the regular type you would expect and there are no options. It's made with black beans and overly spiced with cumin. Then, they give you chips to dip instead of warm bread strips. Also, the dry ribs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiscott
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Due to the change in our $5.95 menu, we no longer offer warm pita bread as an option nor have we offered boneless dry ribs in previous years. Cheers!

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The pub has cute decor. Wait staff are friendly. But the food was way too salty too eat. I ordered the lettuce wraps and when I told the waitress they were too salty, her response was it’s because of the hoisin sauce. No discount was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MozzieBear
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Apologies that your concern was not addressed to your satisfaction, we should have offered to re-make your lettuce wraps, perhaps with a different sauce or less hoisin. We will pass along your feedback, along with the proper way that it should have been handled. Although...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We were invited here by a local since we just recently moved here and had never been. We were treated with a fantastic Turkey dinner with all the fixin's..... we weren't sure what to expect but wow, we were impressed. The staff were happy and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CarolCastagna
PentictonLakeside, Manager at The Barking Parrot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

So glad you were able to enjoy the special Customer Appreciation Turkey! Hope to see you soon!

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