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The Primrose

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300 Mountain Ave Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time we've tried this restaurant for breakfast and we were very pleasantly surprised! Often breakfast at hotels is pretty standard and bland but The Primrose was anything but! I had the Croque Madame and my husband had the omelette. They were incredibly helpful - we were dining with our infant son - and overall made the experience wonderful. The... More 

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Thank Julie A
Calgary, Canada
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the breakfast buffet good food and great friendly service. Sitting at tables next to large windows overlooking a mountain valley is difficult to surpass!

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Thank freezer_12
Edmonton
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Primrose for Easter Sunday dinner. We particularly appreciated the relaxed but classic service from the server and dining room hostess. Great food and varied menu.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for you wonderful review, It was our pleasure to host you for your Easter dinner, I hope you can come and visit us again soon More 

Calgary, Canada
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270 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,924 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one of the best dinners that I've had while in Banff. The casual atmosphere of the restaurant with stunning views certainly add to the amazing culinary experience we had here. The prices were actually very reasonable for the quality of the food we had. For a great Italian inspired food in town, this place is highly recommended!

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3 Thank yycflip
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, It was absolutely our pleasure to have you dining with us. I hope to see you again soon More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rimrock and dined at The Primrose 3 times; twice for breakfast and once for dinner. The breakfast buffet was outstanding; there were more than enough choices of high quality foods (eg. very fresh fruit, eggs benedict,omelette station) and the service was excellent. At dinner the service was still great, and the views are amazing, however the... More 

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, It as our pleasure to serve you. I hope you can return to dine with us again soon More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant seems to suffer from trying to be too many things. There is also a fine dining restaurant and two pub/lounges in the hotel. This is the middle option (and the fancy option, while delicious, is likely too expensive to do more than once a trip). Unfortunately, it is also trying to be the family dining option, and the... More 

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Thank K H
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am sorry that some of our dishes were not to your liking, I hope you let the service staff know so we could remedy your situation. Primrose is indeed a family friendly restaurant and children under 5 years old can eat for free. We accommodate all of our hotel guests from families with young... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Overpriced for the quality you get. Eat in the town of Banff instead. Seems staff only capable off cooking buffet style as the a la carte menu items lacked flavour and for $30-$40 a meal, it's definitely disappointing!

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

It is disappointing to hear that you were not pleased with your experience. We change our menu regularly to stay fresh and up to date with the current food trends, perhaps next time we could find something more to your liking. More 

Banff, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I love eating here on Wednesdays. While everyone else is wasting their time on mediocre wings, I'm having an incredible pasta experience at Primrose. Choose your pasta type and sauce ingredients. Then hand them to a chef, to toss them together in the sauce type you'd like. Magnificent. The dessert selection is also fantastic! Chocolate fountain. Mmmmm.

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Thank Giuseppeats
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Our pasta buffet has always been a firm favourite with our guests and locals alike.It's definitely the place to be on a Wednesday night in Banff. I hope to see you again soon More 

Acton, ON
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We went there for their breakfast buffet. Oh boy where to start? Freshly squeezed oj, fresh fruit and made to order omlet, it was all delicious! Outstanding service! But best of all, a window seat with a killer mountain view! A must do!

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Its so great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our dining room. Our staff take enormous pride in serving you and making sure our buffet is filled with your favourite breakfast options. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Really great restaurant. Have dined here several times and always enjoyed it. very friendly knowledgeable staff who see to enjoy there job. Food was awesome with large portions and good desserts if you have enough room left. For breakfast I had the best steak and flat bread meal, it was really, really good

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your patronage. As always it is our pleasure to serve you. We hope you can come back soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 888-746-7625
Description
The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the magnificent Rocky Mountains are easily viewed from every table. Our service team is very friendly and knowledgeable and will attend to your every need. The Primrose offers a wide range of flavorful Italian dishes. Our children's menu will suit the younger family members. Our menu has a wide array of fresh Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast or our extensive buffet to start your day off.

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