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“High Rise Dining”

Northern Lights Cafe
Ranked #73 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 3 weeks ago

After taking the Banff Gondola to the mountain top, then walking round all the boardwalk trails, we were ready for dinner. We called by to book a table in the Northern Lights buffet restaurant. We were told that seats could not be booked but were put on a wait list. We only waited 15-20 minutes for a table.
The view was magnificent, awesome even (and that is not a word I use very often, unlike so many folk nowadays!). The buffet food was very good and the wine was reasonably priced.

A special commendation for Sam, our delightful waiter. Safe travels my Kiwi friend.

Watching the sun sink below the mountains is something we will never forget.

Please go and enjoy this wonderful venue.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank Wanderer606297
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NorthernLightsCafe, Manager at Northern Lights Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, for your warm review about your dinner experience, made extra special by Sam. Will be sure to pass along your kind words. I'm glad you made the most of your time and you could join us at Northern Lights Cafe. We hope we can welcome you back again soon!

Justin- Manager, Northern Lights Cafe.

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Reviewed 3 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
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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 2 weeks 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 4 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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