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“Great food in a great setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House

Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House
Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Newmarket, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food in a great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After a long trek to get to the Plain of Six Glaciers, it's so nice to have a slice of pie and a cup of tea to rest before the hike back. The prices are expensive, but considering that everything has to either be carried in by staff or helicopter dropped to the site, the prices are very understandable. Goods are fresh-baked on site and well worth it!

Visited June 2013
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“After a long walk, welcome refreshment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Well done to the girls (and guys if there are any) who man this tea room spending five days living up by the glacier before their shift change. Not many places offer such a great personal service and have a welcome like this at the end of a long walk. Equally not many of us have to walk 6.1km up a mountain just to get to work like the staff do! Spectacular views when the snow is still on the cliff faces whilst having a lovely cup if tea. You could hear the cracking of ice and the fall of avalanches whilst sitting there.Very welcomed before the downhill journey back to Lake Louise

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“It's the Idea of this place that makes it great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

So, you've just schlepped thru snow, up switch backs, across streams, you are wet, you are cold, you are dazzled by the scenery and the friendly spirit of everyone you meet on the trail - You reach the Teahouse. The lovely, personable wait staff greets you. The dog wags it tail. You have tea. It's the same tea ya get everywhere else in the world. You have cake, it's dry, it's cold, but as you look out across the balcony at the glaciers, it tastes better.

Don't expect culinary delight - This place is about the place. Carry that spirit with you and it's all good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Small and simple menu, refreshing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We've been coming to this tea house for years and the experience has always been great. This time, even better. We came with friends and our two little dogs and the owner and staff were very accommodating, even taking time to speak with us about the little guys and providing them with water. The menu is small, as is to be expected when you have to backpack all your materials in, but the quinoa salad and tuna wraps were top notch, as was the vegetarian soup of the day, in this case a curried chick pea soup. At about $15 per person with tea, a perfectly reasonable price as well. We'll continue coming, especially since it's not anywhere near as busy as the Agnes tea house. A great place to unwind.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“After a strenuous hike, this sure hit the spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

After hiking several miles, my hands were freezing and I was starving. I got hot chocolate, peanut butter/jelly sandwich, and a chocolate cake. Very delicious! It got me ready for the hike back. Their dog is absolutely adorable, too. Prices are a little higher but you have to think about the fact that tgey haul everything up there (fuel included), and haul their trash back down. The slight increase in price helps pay for this extra work.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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