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“Pleasant change” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waldhaus Restaurant

Waldhaus Restaurant
405 Spray Avenue | Seperate 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 #25 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $23 - $46
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: 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: Where the Spray River meets the 15th tee, you will find the Waldhaus Restaurant, our “House in the Forest”. Feast on a rich assortment of authentic Alpine dishes in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage with dark, rich wood paneling, a large fireplace and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection.The Waldhaus Restaurant has recently completed renovations.The Waldhaus is open daily from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.**Hours of operation are subject to change. Please call ahead.
London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Pleasant change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Not to be confused with the restaurant upstairs in the same building, this little pub is tucked away in the grounds of the Banff Springs hotel (10 minute walk or short $2 bus ride from town). Not a big place and gets very busy on "wing" Wednesday when the chicken wings are only 50c each but worth a try and offers a nice change of scene from the other Banff bars. If you're feeling brave, ask for "The Boot" - a boot shaped glass that holds about 4 pints of your chosen beer!!! Has a pool table, outside seating (with lovely views) and TV screens showing various sports. Staff very helpful, as you'd expect from a Fairmont establishment.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Miller Place, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Found this place in an inroom publication. It is set up on a hill. If your staying at the hotel, I believe there is an easier route. Just feel you should know if there are any elderly folks in your party. We were staying in another hotel, so there was a tiny hike.It is absolutely charming. Food is good and service is top notch! It is pricey, but we were very happy!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

And great wine too. My wife and I made this our first stop when we arrived for a three night stay at Banff Springs. Bartender Jackson was a treat and was very friendly.
We were able to enjoy a nice fire outside the pub at intermission during the game. Wine list is wonderful. Beers on tap were delicious and food was epic. Make sure you pop in if you're at Banff Springs, you won't be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Try the fondue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We went to the upstairs restaurant part for the fondue. It was a super relaxed enjoyable evening. The food was amazing and so was the service.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“2013 visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Really enjoyed this place last year. It was pricey for drinks then but after the latest minor refurb works, prices for beers are a total disgrace. Avoid if you don't have deep pockets. A great shame as staff are great.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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