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“Fantastic outdoor patio with scenic view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rundle Lounge

Rundle Lounge
405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
403 762 2211
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Ranked #19 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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. The closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Description: Pleasant and bright by day, enchanting and intimate by night, the Rundle Lounge is where you can explore tried and true drinks of yesteryear. Compliment your spectacular view of the Bow Valley with a wide selection of fine wines, international beers, an extensive list of scotches & ports, and an all day dining menu!
Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Fantastic outdoor patio with scenic view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I had a very 5 night memorable stay at this beautiful Fairmont hotel, part of which was spent during a convention we were attending there. The hotel is spectacular. So is the outdoor patio at the Rundle Lounge, primarily because of it's scenic setting. A group of us enjoyed late night drinks under the stars one night, huddled around a cozy fire-pit with some of us snuggled under the lap blankets provided.

We went there for a glass of wine and quick bite to eat the next day before leaving on a tour but disappointingly, service was sooooo slow we eventually had to ask our server to cancel our french onion soup order as we had no time to eat it. She came back and said the orders were on their way and rather than leave them, we basically "downed" what we could before heading out for our tour. The soups and drinks were a bit expensive, however had the service been better, would have been considered acceptable prices given the type of hotel.

The next afternoon, a large group of us ended up back on that patio for drinks and appetizers. Again, we found service was inattentive and unbearably slow.

I loved the hotel. It was beautiful. And I enjoyed the scenic view offered on the outdoor patio of the Rundle Lounge. Admittedly though I was disappointed by how slow the service was, expecting better from a hotel of this caliber.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments. We are always anxious to improve our high standards. We very much appreciate your comments about the service our team provided. We have shared these comments with the service and management team as we continue to work to improve.

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Good, but over priced.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Nice atmosphere. But overpriced like everything else at the hotel. The food was good, although the portions were sooo small!!! Its almost like they want you to order dessert - which we did not do. Drinks were decently priced. Bottomless pop. And they can do some dishes quickly if you are in a rush.

Visited November 2013
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you back again soon.

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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los angeles
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“cozy spot to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The food was very good, stay away from the pizza though. Nothing special. The drink menu is amazing although expensive.

Visited October 2013
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again soon for some tasty cocktail!

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Go for a Drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Following some friend´s suggestion, we went to the Fairmont Banff Rundle Lounge for a drink before lunch and the experience was fantastic. With a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, we were met with a lot of attention, even if not staying at the hotel. We asked for a Moscow Mule and a Celibataire drinks they were made to perfection. Besides, we had flat bread with salmon tartar and other little things. We loved everything, repeated the the appetizers and drinks and this is my best memory of Banff. Strongly recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you very much for such positive comments regarding your dining experience in the Rundle Lounge. We love hearing such great feedback and we are delighted that we were the best memory of your visit to Banff. We hope to see you back soon!

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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“Also good for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed for dinner when the other restaurants could not take us for an hour. Got a table by the window and best prices for dinner in the hotel. The service is slow here so you need to advocate for yourself and you will have a perfectly fine dinner!

Visited September 2013
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We very much appreciate your comments about the service our team provided! We are so glad you enjoyed both the food and the spectacular view. We hope you visit soon.

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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