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Rundle Lounge

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Barbecue, Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare
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405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
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.
+1 403-762-2211
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pleasant and bright by day, enchanting and intimate by night, the Rundle...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 91
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tea Time

Loved everything; Had a superb selection of Tea and Sandwiches. Great way to relax and enjoy the great atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Troy L
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Odessa, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Odessa, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved everything; Had a superb selection of Tea and Sandwiches. Great way to relax and enjoy the great atmosphere

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped in for a drink, but Lisa convinced us to go for the yodeler burger. The cocktails were solid and inventive, and the burger was delicious!!! Great lounge atmosphere, beautiful views and friendly prompt service

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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. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Did you know the Yodeler Burger was just voted the best burger in the Bow Valley! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

It's a shame for such a lovely hotel to have a such a horrid lounge, you'd think fairmont would hold themselves to higher standards. Cocktails were good but over priced, my burger was over cooked and cold. Food and drinks took far too long to arrive, would not suggest going to the rundle Lounge. There is much better value in... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our offering. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team to ensure a similar situation does not reoccur. Thank you again for taking the time to share... More 

Alberta
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eat here several times during our recent stay, staff was generally friendly. Best dishes we had were the clam chowder, bistro salad and iceberg salad. We found the flavor of the beef tenderloin in root beer just strange and also the margherita flatbread pizza was too salty for our tastes.

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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. I am so glad to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay. Thank you for the feedback regarding your meals. I will be sharing it with our culinary team as they are always looking to improve our offering. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There was a great big Christmas tree in this lounge and they served amazing hot chocolate too. Some nights myself and my husband would sit outside on the terrace by the open fires and have a hot chocolate and they lounge supply lovely big rugs for you to wrap around yourself to keep the night chill at bay. A lovely... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Oxfordshire, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you had quite a memorable experience with us over the Christmas Holidays. The lounge definitely has a special charm to it over the holidays, particularly the open fire places outside. I am so happy you were able you join us throughout your... More 

Edmonton, Alberta
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The cocktails are good, a bit pricey (worth it). The service we got in the evening was superb, but sub-par during the day for lunch but the food was very tasty and appropriately priced. Also there are not free refills on pop and $4/glass was pretty steep.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Edmonton, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay. I am sorry to hear that the service was not as consistent as we would like. I have shared your comments with our team to ensure that we continue to strive for... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

$12 for alcoholic hot drinks (boo) Favs: margherita flatbread Dislike: bison bites with sweet potato fries

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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. We truly appreciate the feedback as we are always looking to improve upon our services. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

great food and large portions including the appetizers. we tried a bunch of them. Also a number of Canadian beers on draft.

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

Dear Valued Guest from New York City, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. The Rundle Lounge is truly an ideal place to surround yourself with friends and unwind in style. It is wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your... More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We enjoyed a mid afternoon snack in the beautiful Rundle Room. The mountain view is beautiful and relaxing . Service was attentive and the sirloin burger and side salad was perfect to share between two people. Enjoy!

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

Dear Valued Guest from Medicine Hat, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We are so privileged to be surrounded by such a beautiful mountain setting, it always adds to an enjoyable dining experience. Thank you again for sharing your experience. We look forward to... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

place is empty unless the conference you attend has 500+ ppl over priced drinks, food was ok at best Seating is too far apart and therefore the room feels empty old and shabby

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

Dear Valued Guest from Toronto, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. For over 126 years we have been proud to welcome guests and share memorable experiences with them. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as memorable as we would like. Thank you again for sharing your experience. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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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