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The Primrose

€€ - €€€Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
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“eggs benedict” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 730 reservations and didn't realize it was pasta buffet night until we arrived. For an evening dining experience it leaves much to be desired. It is so bright it feels like a cafeteria. All staff were lovely, attentive and very eager. They recommended...More

Thank joeysasha2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the Rimrock Resort we ate at the Primrose. We were satisfied with all of our meals and choices available.

Thank stephencR7956VP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the appy, I had the octopus. It reminded me of my moms Portuguese Octopus Stew. and I had the garden salad, with a very nice sweet dressing. Very Good! The main was the rib steak, I believe it was panned fried. I'm not a...More

Thank TravelingMooseEh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food, the service, the wait staff were all excellent. It had just snowed so the views were amazing.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Excellent service and food. Would willingly go back. Our waiter, Winchester, was a delight. Reservations strongly encouraged. We were lucky that there was a cancellation.

Thank MarshallC231
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Staying for a Conference - what a fabulous place - we enjoyed an exquisite meal with attentive servers - and then there’s the view. A great experience.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This hotel restaurant has amazing views. The food is good, you have a dedicated waiter / waiteress so don't expect service or attention from any of the others they pretend you are not there. Overall the experience is good though with decent food.

Thank BacJo
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Vote with your wallet and don't stop here. For starters I expect to pay a bit more for the convenience of eating in the hotel I'm staying in. Especially a beautiful place like the rimrock. But this restaurant is a thorn in their side. We...More

Thank BanditTravels
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We stayed at the Rimrock for a week and met another couple for dinner here. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. I had Bison Carpaccio for an appetizer and Canadian steak, exquisitely prepared. Accompanied with a great wine suggestion. Everyone had a...More

Thank Don F
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The night we ate there it was offering a "Carvery" buffet, which two of us opted for. Huge selection of starters, entrees, sides and deserts. The "carvery" was some sort of sirloin roast rather than prime rib, and was a little chewy. The other one...More

Thank Steve M
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Shirley A
13 July 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!
Lisa M
26 January 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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
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
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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