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Waldhaus Restaurant

Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4 , Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #29 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $45
Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: 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.
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".
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English first
Amherstburg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had our first honeymoon night in Banff at this venue. Julie was our server, very pleasant, polite and friendly. The cheese fondue was absolutely wonderful, I would marry it if I didnt just get hitched! Entrees were filling, loved the bratwurst dish but i am a meat and potatoes kind of guy. The other entree, the pork schnitzel, was a... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Food was ok, Scallop starter and Halibut main were ok, Onion soup and schnitzel were delicious. Service was great and friendly

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San Diego, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is tucked away below the Fairmont Springs hotel but is easy to get to if your coming from somewhere else. Very nice restaurant but reservations is a must as it fills up fast from hotel guests. The pub downstairs is great and comfy, the patio provides an amazing view and you can heckle the golfs on the 15th tee... More

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Rutherford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

absolutely beautiful restaurant. enjoyed meal immensely. the whole atmosphere with the workers decked out in traditional german clothes was wonderful. Watched elk grazing on the lawns while eating our meal unreal.

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Found this place on a walk by the river at lunch time and very unexpected it was too. We were seated on the patio which with the beautiful view reminded me of being in the Tyrol. Service was prompt, we shared a couple of starters that were delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful. If you have the stomach try a... More

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north yorks
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sat out on the patio on a glorious summer afternoon for a few drinks and decided to order food after seeing what was brought to other tables. We had a chicken sandwich onion rings and salad. It was delicious.The views onto the golf course and surrounding areas was delightful as was the walk back into Banff. Glad we stumbled upon... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We originally had wanted to dine in the pub below but it was closed for a private party which turned out to be fortunate for us as we went to the restaurant instead. Everything was excellent from the welcome we received to our waiter who was very jovial and efficient, to the variety and quality of the food to the... More

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I had the pleasure of having their fondue dinner. What a wonderful meal! First we had the cheese, then the meat and then the chocolate. We were stuffed! Nice white wine to complement the dinner and we were more than satisfied. Service was very good as well.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is such a unique building, set on the top of it's only tiny rocky mountain seemingly, I had to do some research and sure enough it was the clubhouse at Banff Springs Golf Club many years ago! The patio is hard by the 15th (?) tee (I think), which evidently used to be the first hole, which makes sense... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My mom, sister, my two kids (age 15 and 11) and I had an early supper on the deck overlooking the golf course after our Hoodoos river float. Our waitress, Kristy, was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I enjoyed the beet salad and the chicken wings. My sister couldn't stop talking about their fries, "the best she's ever... More

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