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The Primrose

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“halibut” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As long term locals we normally make a visit to the Primrose once a season for the pasta special. Still great ambiance, service and food! See you next year!

1  Thank Carkner2
Reviewed February 17, 2018

My friends and I shared a wonderful breakfast with the most beauitful views. I had the eggs benedict which were scrumptious!!!! You must check out the various sugar art displays that are gorgeous, but also displays some pretty awesone talent.

Thank Chassity S
Reviewed February 14, 2018

In Banff for a week, so many restaurants to choose from in such a small town. Tried the Primrose and was not disappointed. They start you out with fresh warm bread that comes with cranberry butter, dipping oil and sun dried tomato. Wife and I...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

After staying at the Rimrock Resort Hotel I received a buffet breakfast voucher with my nights stay. I had the option to choose one thing from the menu (besides the crab legs) or the breakfast buffet. At first I decided I would look over the...More

Thank Winterpeg90s
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Ham was a version of beef jerky. Not worth the price. Go downtown for breakfast. Waitress brought wrong food. Just a bad experience

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Twice had dinner here, one company dinner and one private, both were super. Excellent service and good wine list.

Thank inekereitsma
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, its wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with. I hope you can return to see us again soon

Reviewed January 12, 2018

We had a very large, filling brunch here one day during our Rimrock hotel stay. There were many gluten free options for my husband, which was great. We ate here again for their pasta buffet dinner, too. There was so much food and the table...More

Thank Kara A
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your brunch and dinner with us. Our pasta buffet is guest favourite and I'm thrilled to hear you and your family got to enjoy it with us. I hope you can...More

Reviewed December 24, 2017

We enjoyed breakfast on two mornings and both times were very good. There are tables with lovely views of the mountains! The first day I just ordered rye toast, tea and pineapple juice. The second day, I opted for the hot breakfast buffet which included...More

1  Thank crocuslover
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience in Primrose. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and your feedback is greatly valued. I hope you can return to see us again soon

Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Having spent the weekend at The Rimrock, we decided to try dining one night at The Primrose. We were both very happy with our decision. The service was very good from the moment our hostess greeted us until we walked out of the restaurant. Everyone...More

1  Thank Nute J
Reviewed December 12, 2017

With large windows and light decor, there was a beautiful ambience here that you don't often get in mountain resorts. The food quality and presentation was at the same high level as the decor, with unique and thoughtful menu options. Every bite was scrumptious.

Thank BenLar137
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, its wonderfulto hear that enjoyed your evening with us.

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Shirley A
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Rimrock_Mgmnt | Property representative |
Hello, Everyone is correct, there isn't a strict dress code for Primrose, however Hollywood casual sounds perfect!
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Lisa M
January 26, 2016|
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Response from Queenlisab | Reviewed this property |
It's on weekdays as well but not every day. I'm not sure if they have a schedule but we've enjoyed the buffet both on a weekend and during the week (believe it was a Wednesday).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave, 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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