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Waldhaus Restaurant

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German, Swiss, European, Pub, Fondue
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Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
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. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
+1 403-762-6860
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our...
Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage. Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".
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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dine with a View

A beautiful place to dine with the restaurant placed in the forest above the Bow and Spray rivers. A Bavarian cottage-style the building itself too is an interesting place to photograph. The menu featured authentic Alpine cuisine, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage of dark wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Bruce H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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572 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A beautiful place to dine with the restaurant placed in the forest above the Bow and Spray rivers. A Bavarian cottage-style the building itself too is an interesting place to photograph. The menu featured authentic Alpine cuisine, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage of dark wood paneling and a large fireplace.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went here for my birthday and got the chefs special, I believe it was $125 per person and we also got the wine pairing. The first thing the server said when he walked up to us was "sorry about the wait... my bad." My boyfriend and I just looked at each other, that's the first thing you hear out... More 

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Iqaluit, Canada
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place had a great mountain vibe! It felt really unique and the service was great. Had a few beer and the warm pretzels with a variety of mustards. Would have stayed for more but there was a private function later that evening so they closed early. Check this place out!

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Iqaluit, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. The Waldhaus pub is the perfect spot to surround yourself with friends and unwind in style. Steps below the hotel, the Waldhaus is truly one of the most unique locations in Banff.... More 

Edmonton
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were given a cosy corner with highback chairs near the fireplace. We had a very good waiter and his service was very friendly and professional. We ordered escargot for an appetizer since it is seldom offered in other restaurants we visit. We loved the taste but were a bit concerned that the salt content may be high. I ordered... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Edmonton, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I was happy to hear that you were able to join us for dinner in the Waldhaus with your wife. I appreciate your comments regarding the menu. I will be sharing it with our culinary team as they are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you... More 

Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Waldhaus Restaurant this last weekend. I had the trout and my wife had the tenderloin. Both were very good, our service was excellent, and the restaurant is such a unique environment. It's hidden in the forest behind the Banff Springs Hotel, making for a very peaceful location but prepare for... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your experience. We always love welcoming guests from Calgary and sharing with them a unique experience in our cottage in the woods. Did you know the Waldhaus was the original Clubhouse for... More 

Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. Gorgeous Bavarian style house inside the Fairmont property. Excellent draught German beer. You can't go wrong with their Schnitzels. Large portions made to perfection. Added to my top 10 list.

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Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience at the Waldhaus Pub. Nestled in the Spray Valley, the Waldhaus pub provides one of the most unique settings in all of Banff. It is wonderful to hear that we made your top... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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400 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We booked for the restaurant but could only get four of five seats required so when we arrived we were offered to eat downstairs. The menu was different and did not contain standard German food such as pork knuckle which was available upstairs. However we were happy with the food we were served, service was good but this is really... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Wollongong, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us in the Pub. We love welcoming guests and sharing with them a unique experience. Did you know the Waldhaus was built in 1926 as the original clubhouse for our Golf... More 

Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came here for a family lunch and we were not impressed with the burnt nacho platter. The food was slightly edible. Very poor representation for the Banff hotel.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Waterloo, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. As we always want our guests to leave with a positive and memorable experience we always hope to resolve any issue as soon as it may arise. I am sorry to hear that the food you received was not the quality we strive to provide.... More 

Pointe Claire, Canada
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I took our son and his girlfriend for dinner for their birthdays. We had the Wauldhaus Experience Fondue dinner. It was good but given the cost of $500.00 it could have been more elaborate Service was very good and we had plenty to eat. Our son and his girlfriend really enjoyed the dinner so in the end... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Pointe Claire, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you were able to celebrate your son’s birthday with us and that everyone enjoyed their meals. Although the steps up to the hotel are always great after a big meal, we do provide a shuttle for all of our... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

As a group of six diners we were very disappointed with the food the service and overcharging on the bill.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Belfast, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am so sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. We always strive to provide our guests with an experience filled with delicious food and engaging service. I appreciate your feedback and will be sharing it with our team to ensure a similar situation... More 

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Additional Information about Waldhaus Restaurant

Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: German, Swiss, European, Pub, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
  • 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. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: German, Swiss, European, Pub, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage. Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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