Eagle’s Eye Restaurant manager Marcus Molfenter

Eagle’s Eye Restaurant manager Marcus Molfenter

Golden’s Eagle’s Eye view makes world top 10 list

The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant has received two top honours from TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most trusted tourism websites.

It has been listed as one of the top 10 restaurants with the best view in the world, and it is in our own back yard.

The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, located at the top of the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, has received two top honours from TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most trusted tourism websites.

Canada’s most elevated dining experience is not only the recipient TripAdvisor’s amazing view nod, but also its Certificate of Excellence.

“It’s nice to get this one because its unbiased… It’s based completely on reports from our guests,” said manager Marcus Molfenter, who is in his 6th season at the restaurant.

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10 per cent worldwide for traveller feedback. And the excellent feedback can be attributed to three things; the food, the view, and the dedicated team of staff.

“It’s great to see people walk in the door and see that sensation on their face of how great the view is,” said Molfenter. “But this is a huge team effort. Especially in the hospitality world, it won’t work if you don’t have a solid team.”

Creating a menu is a tricky thing for the Eagle’s Eye, considering their clientelle is a mix of people looking for a relaxed, fine dining experience, and skiers who just want a bite and a beer before heading back out onto the slopes.

“We cater to a lot of people, and Chef Sylvain has been able to offer a great menu,” said Molfenter.

It is a combination of these things that has turned Eagle’s Eye not only into a tourism destination, but also a wedding destination.

Brides from all over Canada choose to get married right here to have the stunning mountains serve as the backdrop for their wedding. This season there are 38 weddings at the restaurant, and last year there were 42.

Eagle’s Eye was the only restaurant in Canada to make TripAdvisor’s top 10 amazing views list. It is in the company of some beautiful restaurants around the world, including an underwater restaurant in Maldives, one that encompasses and island in the ocean in Tanzania, an eatery in Greece that has an unobstructed view of the Acropolis.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A woman wearing a protective face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
115 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in Interior Health

There are now a total of 4,970 cases in the region

One of the renovated VWs that has served as the inspiration for Wood's idea for a VW village to redefine camping. (Jeremiah Woods photo)
Golden entrpreneau walks away with a deal from Dragon’s Den

Camping in the Woods combines a love of the outdoors and for classic VW vehicles

Trees destroyed a Shoreacres home during a wind storm Jan. 13, 2021. Photo: Submitted
Shoreacres resident flees just before tree crushes house

Pamala DeRosa is thankful to be alive

An example of a snow sculpture that can be submitted to the Rotary youth contest. (File photo)
Rotary Youth Skills program puts on snow sculpture contest

It’s the capstone project for the second round of youth in the program

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

Kelowna RCMP precinct. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna Mountie transferred, fined after pointing gun at another officer

Const. Kristine Roesler argued she handled the gun safely and did it in the spirit of ‘dark humour’

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s. (Canadian Press file)
Full parole granted to former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse of boys

Alan Davidson convicted of abusing boys in B.C. and Saskatchewan in late ’70s, early ’90s

Carol Loiselle filed a discrimination and harassment complaint with the B.C. Humans Right Tribunal in 2018 after working at Windward Software Systems, Inc. in Penticton for eight years. (Google maps photo)
Penticton woman wins part of her B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case

Carol Loiselle alleges she faced years of discrimination, harassment at Windward Software Systems

Salmon Arm Recreation notified the public of a COVID-19 exposure at the Salmon Arm pool on Jan. 14. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
COVID-19 exposure reported at Salmon Arm pool

Salmon Arm Recreation became aware of the virus exposure on Jan. 13.

The first COVID-19 vaccine arrives in B.C. in temperature-controlled containers, Dec. 13, 2020. (B.C. government)
More vaccine arrives as B.C. struggles with remote COVID-19 cases

Long-term care homes remain focus for public health

The RCMSAR rescue boat did double duty as an icebreaker to evacuate a man in Seymour Arm who was in need of medical attention on Jan. 10. (RCMSAR Station #106/Facebook)
RCMSAR boat breaks ice on Shuswap Lake to reach man in need of medical attention

The Jan. 10 call saw the rescue boat ramming through ice to reach shore in Seymour Arm

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions
Missing Voices: Touchstones museum profiles underrepresented groups

Touchstones Nelson interviewed 15 people about their experiences living here

A Vernon resident shared a near-miss photo of a tree fallen onto her backyard shed in Vernon's East Hill, where it came to rest just above the roof of her home. (Kristine Erlendson photo)
Windstorm introduces large tree to Vernon family’s shed

The East Hill family home was nearly hit by the fallen fir tree Thursday morning

Most Read