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The Primrose

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #54 of 125 Restaurants in Banff
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was flawless. Our first time having dinner here, very enjoyable.

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I would highly recommend the Primrose restaurant located inside the Rim Rock Hotel! We ate breakfast twice, by far our highlight meal was our last night in Banff on Oct. 5th, 2014 We had a romantic dinner with a great bottle of Riesling. We had Carpaccio, and shrimp wrapped in bacon with a delightful sweet sauce as appetizers, followed by... More

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and for posting such a great review. Its great to see our food and service staff made for a memorable visits in our dining room. We look forward to your next visit. More

Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a lovely dinner meal at the Primrose. Shout out to "Bree" who look after us. Ordered beef short rib which was very tasty. Potatoe and leek soup needed a bit more seasoning. Hubby had the shrimp pasta and loved it. I believe breakfast is also served here. Very nice view of the mountains and the meals were well... More

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Yes indeed Primrose is open for breakfast daily. Always good to see our server Bree provided you with exquisite service and made for a memorable evening. We hope to see you again soon. More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A varied menu and good quality ingredients with friendly and attentive staff. And good value for the price, especially as it sits alongside Eden and the lounge bar - a good middle situation. Only downside to us was the rather too intrusive 'musac' playing in the background.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and posting a great review. Thank you for the information on the music, our stations are always set to the appropriate background music required so we will ensure we check the settings. We hope to see you again soon. More

Banff, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Primrose last night, everyone had perfect meals and they were the perfect portion sizes. I'm also very impressed at the effort to accommodate dietary restrictions, especially with the lifestyle choices menu. I've been living in Banff for six months and this is by far the best dining experience I've had. The service was... More

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and for the outstanding review. Good to see our service, food and staff made for a very memorable evening. We hope to see you again soon, note our Pasta Wednesday special begins on Oct 15th. More

Winchester, Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I ate both dinner and breakfast at this restaurant in the excellently situated Rimrock Hotel. I thought dinner to be mediocre and my wife considered it little better than average. However, we both found breakfast to be excellent. The service was good.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. It's unfortunate to see our food at dinner was not to your expectations. We hope our server gave you the chance to choose and alternative dish. We hope to see you again soon. More

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Came here for breakfast a couple of times. Had the breakfast buffet which had a good selection, of fruits, cereals, pancakes, eggs Benny, omelettes made to order, bacon, sausages, etc. this is your best value at $23.00. I had eggs and toast and bacon one day and it was $20.00 as coffee was $4.00 a cup. Service was good, the... More

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Indeed our breakfast buffet offers a great selection of various breakfast items including our chefs attended omelet station and are views are some of the best in the Bow Valley. We hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We came here to eat as we were staying in the hotel. Our server Brie was amazing and accommodating, our food was delicious. The views were spectacular and we were made to feel at home.We will be back!

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, we truly appreciate the great review. We hope to see you again soon. More

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The waiting staff was excellent. The appetisers were very good, one main was excellent the other was a pork dish which was not properly cooked - I couldn't cut the meat.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. It is great to see our service and food in general was excellent but unfortunate to see one of the main dish was not to your likings. We hope our serving staff gave you the opportunity to voice your concern and offer an alternative dish. We hope to see you again soon. More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We booked in here as we were guests of hotel. View is wonderful and decor pleasant. Beneath the veneer there is a decided lack of staff training. Reception was average. Server was actually good and tried hard. She consistently had to make up for errors by kitchen and other staff and did so well. Wine service was terrible, incomplete pour... More

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