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The Primrose

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300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
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18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced for the quality you get. Eat in the town of Banff instead. Seems staff only capable off cooking buffet style as the a la carte menu items lacked flavour and for $30-$40 a meal, it's definitely disappointing!

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Thank ndauberman
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

It is disappointing to hear that you were not pleased with your experience. We change our menu regularly to stay fresh and up to date with the current food trends, perhaps next time we could find something more to your liking. More 

Banff, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love eating here on Wednesdays. While everyone else is wasting their time on mediocre wings, I'm having an incredible pasta experience at Primrose. Choose your pasta type and sauce ingredients. Then hand them to a chef, to toss them together in the sauce type you'd like. Magnificent. The dessert selection is also fantastic! Chocolate fountain. Mmmmm.

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Thank Giuseppeats
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Our pasta buffet has always been a firm favourite with our guests and locals alike.It's definitely the place to be on a Wednesday night in Banff. I hope to see you again soon More 

Acton, ON
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for their breakfast buffet. Oh boy where to start? Freshly squeezed oj, fresh fruit and made to order omlet, it was all delicious! Outstanding service! But best of all, a window seat with a killer mountain view! A must do!

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1 Thank skiiii
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Its so great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our dining room. Our staff take enormous pride in serving you and making sure our buffet is filled with your favourite breakfast options. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great restaurant. Have dined here several times and always enjoyed it. very friendly knowledgeable staff who see to enjoy there job. Food was awesome with large portions and good desserts if you have enough room left. For breakfast I had the best steak and flat bread meal, it was really, really good

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Thank AAArater
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your patronage. As always it is our pleasure to serve you. We hope you can come back soon More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had every breakfast there the choice of foods were astounding and poached eggs on a buffet that were runny, loved it Dinner was spectacular. The artic char and the steak were perfect. And the veg selection and the sauces so complemented each other

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Thank 705jeon
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Its fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our wide breakfast selection and our a la carte dinner menu.Our chefs take great pride in all our dishes We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb carvery buffet. Salad bar, delicious freshly carved meats and vegetables, and an impressive selection of desserts. The view from our table was also stunning.

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1 Thank afclovers1
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Calgary
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a continuation to my previous review of the Rimrock hotel itself. If you have read that one, you will see that my overall impression of the entire establishment was not as favorable as I had hoped and expected it to be. The Primrose contributed to that feeling... Is it a bad restaurant? No..of course not. But there is... More 

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2 Thank Jackand7
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive review, I am glad that overall you had a wonderful time and our staff looked after you and your family well. I can assure you that all our ingredients on the pasta buffet are not canned but freshly made and that we do have more than 2 choices of pasta. Having read your review we... More 

Calgary, Canada
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554 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

For a hotel that has the only 5 diamond restaurant in Alberta, it's strange to have a restaurant at the other end of the scale right in the same hotel. Two extremes. The Primrose is your typical buffet/cafeteria style restaurant as far a design and ambience goes, which isn't really the issue. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were a... More 

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Thank Challenger01
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that our menu was not to your taste, we change our menu regularly to stay fresh and up to date and would love for you to come back and try one of our unique dishes. More 

Fort Frances, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This an elegant resaurant located in the Rimrock hotel, the atmosphere is very relaxing and quiet. The service is excellent and the meals are absolutely delicious, and beautiful presentation. This is a family resaurant where children are very welcome. There breakfast buffet has something for every one. The views from its unique location are breathtaking. The value for what you... More 

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1 Thank Gglow41
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for you wonderful review. Our service team take enormous pride in making sure you are looked after, whether it be watching the sun rise with our buffet breakfast or an intimate evening dining experience looking over the mountains. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I was expecting much more on buffet quality. The eggs benedict were dry, hardly had any sauce on them and were bland. Other stuff was alright but nothing outstanding like Banff Springs hotel. Would recommend not having buffet.

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Thank Susan H
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you did not enjoy our eggs benedict as they are usually a guest favourite. Thanks to your review we have changed some things on our buffet to ensure our quality and choice is always second to none More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Saturday
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 888-746-7625
Description
The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the magnificent Rocky Mountains are easily viewed from every table. Our service team is very friendly and knowledgeable and will attend to your every need. The Primrose offers a wide range of flavorful Italian dishes. Our children's menu will suit the younger family members. Our menu has a wide array of fresh Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast or our extensive buffet to start your day off.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?