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“Great View While Dining”

Northern Lights Cafe
Ranked #75 of 163 Restaurants in Banff
Description: Northern Lights features creative cuisine in a casual and friendly style for lunch and dinner. Chef-attended stations include carvery, salads, pizza, burgers, pasta and desserts — all created by our culinary team with regionally-sourced ingredients. Take your meal to a breathtaking table next to floor-to-ceiling windows. How’s that for unforgettable?
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Description: Northern Lights features creative cuisine in a casual and friendly style for lunch and dinner. Chef-attended stations include carvery, salads, pizza, burgers, pasta and desserts — all created by our culinary team with regionally-sourced ingredients. Take your meal to a breathtaking table next to floor-to-ceiling windows. How’s that for unforgettable?
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Northern Lights Cafe is located in the mountain top gondola visitor center. We walked around the observation deck admiring the views then decided to have lunch. The lunch was served buffet style with a choice of either carved beef or chicken as the main course. Salads, bread, vegetables, and dessert options as well. The food was somewhat average but the view from the window while dining made it worthwhile.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank vaughanm1976
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Banff Gondola ride was wonderful. We chose to go during lunchtime hoping the food would be fine. We were so happy to find an affordable buffet that served excellent food.The staff did an exceptional job of keeping the food stocked, drinks ready, tables clean and everything running smoothly. We will be back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Veniece G
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NorthernLightsCafe, Manager at Northern Lights Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Veniece. We are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. Will be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again.

Justin- Manager, Northern Lights Cafe

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This all you can eat buffet is perfect for lunch and very good value. Would highly recommend. The views are amazing.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank brighton50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view. The casual dining makes it such a warm environment aswell. The salmon and beef was delicious

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank AK1915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVED our experience at Northern Lights! The food was phenomenal with breathtaking views to match! Our server, Harry, was SO wonderful! He was so patient with us and our incessant questions, and he offered us a lot of great tips on activities to do in Banff. He even ran my phone charger downstairs to me after I forgot it in the restaurant! Thank you Harry, we love you!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank susiepederson
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NorthernLightsCafe, Manager at Northern Lights Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review about your dining experience that was made extra special by Harry. So great to hear that he provided you with tips on what to see while in Banff. Will be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Thank you,

Justin
Manager- Northern Lights Cafe

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