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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Top notch view and service

The service was top notch and the view is great was just expecting to be wowed by the food being inside the hotel and it is not that it was bad it was good to very good just no one in our party of 10 had anything that made us feel like we had to.come back amd have it again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
William W
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The service was top notch and the view is great was just expecting to be wowed by the food being inside the hotel and it is not that it was bad it was good to very good just no one in our party of 10 had anything that made us feel like we had to.come back amd have it again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Food and service was excellent. Pricy but a must do. The view of the mountains spectacular. Tea choices wonderful. Staff is knowledgeable about the food and tea.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Ottawa, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us for Afternoon Tea, its’ such a wonderful tradition to share with all of our guests and the perfect way to spend an Afternoon. I hope you enjoyed the rest of you time here in... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

A group of us had appies and drinks here. The lounge is in the Banff Springs Hotel. I had a cream califlower soup that was absolutely delicious. Above all, the service was top notch.

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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. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit to Banff. We love to provide all of our guests a chance to surround themselves with friends and unwind in style. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time... More 

Alberta
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227 reviews 227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We always pretend that we can afford this lifestyle in the Rundle Lounge at the BSH. It's a wonderful spot, so comfy and elegant, with a great view overlooking the valley. Staff treat you well even if you are NOT a guest of the hotel! This time, we only had tea, but were brought some munchies as well. In the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Alberta, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. We love to welcome all guests and share with them the charming atmosphere our beautiful castle provides. Every nook and cranny has a different story and helps to create memorable experiences for all of our guests. It was lovely to hear that you were once... More 

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Delicious sandwiches, desserts and tea. Would definitely return for a special occasion. Staff were friendly and the space was quite elegant.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Red Deer, I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us for Afternoon Tea. Our team loves to share with our guests the tradition of Afternoon Tea and help to create memorable experiences for all of our guests. Each and every detail is so important to a memorable Afternoon Tea; I am... More 

Midland, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was our first time in Banff and while we did not stay at the Banff Springs Hotel, we did want to visit the hotel and enjoy it's splendour. We decided to have lunch at the Rundle Lounge. We didn't quite know where it was and just wandered around..... before you know it, it just sort of appeared. It was... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Midland, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We love to welcome all guests and truly showcase our castle. Did you know the Rundle Lounge was originally the hotel’s lobby? For over 126 years we have been welcoming guests and sharing with... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

friendly atmosphere. There were kids dancing while listening to live music. the food is good and reasonably price. Staff are very attentive even though they are very busy.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Vancouver, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. The Rundle Lounge is a great spot to surround yourself with friends and unwind from a busy day in the mountains. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm regards, Jeffrey... More 

Warminster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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

Dear Valued Guest from Warminster, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our bartenders take great pride in creating a unique hand crafted cocktails inspired by local ingredients. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Thank you again for taking the time... More 

Big Bear Lake, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Big Bear Lake, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you were able to join us in the Rundle Lounge for dinner. We find it is the perfect place to unwind in style after a long day exploring the Rocky Mountains. Thank you again for taking the... More 

houston
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Houston, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager 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 - 19
  • 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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