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Rundle Lounge

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405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-2211
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Bundaberg, Australia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our second night at the Fairmont Banff we decided to sample the cuisine at the Rundle Lounge. The decor was somewhat different with Egg chairs for seating & matching tables. The views from the windows are superb ,especially if you come from a country where we don't see snow al least not in our state.Upon recommendation from our guide... More 

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Thank Ian W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the Fairmont for a conference so ate here a few times - every meal was wonderful and waitstaff (Katherine!) was fabulous. The mixed drinks are great - I loved the Blood Orange Mojito.

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Thank stefanieadams09
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed the lounge. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I do hope you had a a successful conference while staying with us. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Wales, UK
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here - two sandwiches with sides and 2 drinks cost nearly $100 with a tip - but have to say it was worth every penny! Portions are very generous, the food was amazing quality and the views are amazing. A definite must-do if you're in Banff!

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Thank AmyLJ
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience in the lounge with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. The Lounge is the ideal place to have lunch, enjoy a cocktail, and catch up with old and new friends alike. We hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your time in the... More 

Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I dined there a few times during out trip to the Fairmont Castle. It was very elegant and the staff were very professional and nice.

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Thank Bonnie F
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere here is so relaxed. The staff are very nice of course and we love the live music the beautiful room and of course the view. The bar is often full but it's nice to hang out there when the wife and kid are shopping. There was s'mores and hot chocolate outside on the patio free for all and... More 

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Thank Rob E
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our team will be thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed their visit! The lounge is certainly the perfect place to unwind in style. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards,... More 

Cincinnati
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an enjoyable lunch here while visiting Banff for the day. Sometimes when you eat at a place with a beautiful view, the food doesn't measure up, but this is not the case at the Fairmont's Rundle Lounge. Pictured is the Bistro Salad, delicious! As mentioned by the other viewers, there is a great drink selection... More 

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Thank 4Suzyq
Patricia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey but really very nice. My daughters and granddaughters really enjoyed it. The little fancy sandwiches were good, the little cakes very good. the tea very good. The view = outstanding. Service very good. Worth a try if you have never done it.

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Thank PatriciaDlm
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to hear that you were able to join us for Afternoon Tea with the whole family! Sounds like quite the memorable afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Lounge a couple of times while staying at the banff springs hotel. We came here for drinks. We didn't eat here but the drink selection was very good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We always got a good seat by the window where they have a TV and a fire place.... More 

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Thank Shauna O
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay with us. What a perfect spot to unwind after a long day of exploring! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Sussex, England
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764 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good views, really great seafood chowder, but the modern additions to the hotel really don't do it any favours - we sat in a modern glazed conservatory which really had no atmosphere at all. That said, the soup was good, if a little pricey, and we enjoyed roaming the shops in the hotel afterwards.

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Thank Fudge03
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for an afternoon during your visit to Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and wine choices for lunch or afternoon break with marvelous view of the beautiful Bow River Valley. Servers were very, very pleasant and friendly. Go there!

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Thank Wally B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It sounds as though you had quite the memorable afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. The closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2211
Description
Pleasant and bright by day, enchanting and intimate by night, the Rundle Lounge is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy Banff's best mountain views. Travel the world one cocktail at a time with our Fairmont Modern Classics menu, or sip from an extensive selection of international beer, scotch and port.

Be sure to sample our seasonally inspired all-day dining menu featuring delicious shareable appetizers, soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches and burgers from the grill.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?