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“A great dining experience, but bring your checkbook!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Banffshire Club - CLOSED

The Banffshire Club
Price range: $37 - $70
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
Description: Nestled in the Castle is a hidden gem. The Banffshire Club showcases the crown jewel of Alberta cuisine - beef.
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“A great dining experience, but bring your checkbook!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2010

Great food, great service, great wine list. But be prepared to pay. The four of us agreed it was one of the best meals we had had in years.

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1 Thank RoamingTexan59
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English first
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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Excellent food in 'English Gentleman Club' setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2010

After a week of up and down restaurants in Banff, we went to the Banffshire to see what the Fairmont Chateau had to offer in the way of fine dining. Whilst we paid for the privilege, we were not disappointed. Its not too pretentious and the dress code is not severe, which added to a fairly homely atmosphere. We were sat down on time and whilst the place was quite busy, we still had a choice of tables if we wished. Service is efficient and not too intrusive. Sommelier came over to help with our wine choice from a list that is of biblical proportions and some prices to raise any eyebrow! We settled on a Chablis, not too expensive given the setting. After our order for food and wine was taken, we were treated to an amuse bouche which is always a nice touch. The meal to follow was of exceptional quality, although yet again one of the fish dishes was a little overcooked. I say yet again, because after 1 weeks' worth of dining out, only 1 restaurant (The Timbers) in Banff got it [fish] right. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our meal and would strongly suggest you save some room for a truly majestic cheese trolley of local and international cheeses. Simply divine. We really enjoyed the whole experience. But be warned, it can all come at a price if you are not careful.

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2 Thank Malim27
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Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best Service and Food in Banff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2009

The Banffshire Club was our choice to have an evening meal with a nice Canadian red wine. As we were staying at the Banff Springs we planned first an afternoon at the Spa and then an evening meal at this restaurant.

Service and food are excellent, and the sommelier helped us to chose a very nice bottle of red. As it was already past 9pm, we only ordered the main course which was Alberta beef - expertly cooked and seasoned.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant as the perfect compliment to those staying at the Banff Springs hotel.

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1 Thank MexCityTravelers
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