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Rundle Lounge

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Bar, Barbecue, Hamburgers, 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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Casual Elegant

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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
Beautiful view and good food if you can afford it!

We had wine and the Root beer Glazed Beef Tenderloin Bites for appetizers one afternoon. It was crowded but we were able to find a table near a window with a beautiful view. The tenderloin bites (the house specialty) were delicious and the service was excellent. We just need to save up some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
JimHeat
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lounge, plenty of seating. Drinks are pricey, but what do you expect in the Fairmont? Go and enjoy!

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Big Bear Lake, California
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51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

On our second night at the hotel, we mistakenly tried to get in the Waldhouse on "Wing Night". No chance there (booked solid), so we went back to the hotel and had great burgers at the Rundle Lounge, which has a casual atmosphere with friendly servers.

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houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had lunch and après ski here, and our food was consistently delicious. The drinks were also well made and service very attentive.

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had wine and the Root beer Glazed Beef Tenderloin Bites for appetizers one afternoon. It was crowded but we were able to find a table near a window with a beautiful view. The tenderloin bites (the house specialty) were delicious and the service was excellent. We just need to save up some money to go back the next time... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Ocala, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We are so lucky to have such breath taking views from the lounge and love to share them with all of our guests. For over 125 years we have been welcoming guests from around the... More 

calgary
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278 reviews 278 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoy the "Red Sled" photographic views from the Rundle Terrace Lounge! Service was immediate! And our server recommended the "Yodeler "burger-- winner of the Banff/Cochrane burger festival competition! And it was certainly a winner----select bison burger meat with full trimmings plus deep fried jalapeno peppers and an onion marmalade --excellent. Sides includes soup de jour, house cut fries and onion... More 

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Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time in the Rundle Lounge. Our team was so happy to have the Yodeler Burger win ‘Best Burger’ in the Bow Valley; it’s definitely one of our favourites! I hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

Odessa, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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

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

Dear Valued Guest from Odessa, Thank you for writing such a kind review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea. Our servers take great pride in welcoming our guests and sharing with them the tradition of Afternoon Tea. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food &... More 

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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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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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 

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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: Bar, Barbecue, Hamburgers, 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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