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Block Kitchen and Bar

€€ - €€€, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
+1 403-985-2887
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (72 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (49 reviews)
“flatbread” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent tapas and great service . Innovative tapa options varied from Indian snacks , traditional to modern. Everything was good and the dark chocolate desert was great.

Thank Abhijit m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Location is relatively unassuming and the kitchen/bar area is compact. Made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived, no reservatons but luckily no line either. The choice of small tapas style dishes was about 12-15. We asked the barman (who turned out to be...More

Thank SqueezyCheesyPeas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, family friendly, tapas restaurant. We enjoyed a plethora of different dishes from Chicken skewers, seared tuna to vegetarian samosas and shoe string fries. A great menu with many choices for everyone.

Thank Otoolegirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food. Yakitori was favourite Nice and cosy Some of the quickest service Ive ever had If anything the salmon tartare needed some acidity

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some of the local drinks share some of Park Distillery's spirits, however the Moto Madness is simply excellent!

Thank Grant C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to have snacks and a drink! Attentive staff and loved the outdoorsy feel even sitting inside. Hummus is awesome, as well as the other spreads and naan bread was delicious!

Thank jjklr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tiny restaurant in downtown Banff serves up delicious cocktails sharing plates. Try the duck spring rolls or the lettuce wraps which are served with kimchi and two different Thai dipping sauces. Very good food at a reasonable price. There is a small patio out...More

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is ok, portions are small, prices are high, got us once. There are other options. Really not much to be sad.More

Thank iamkarinka
Stephane P, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear iamkarinka, Thank you for your comments. We're truly sorry that we left you unimpressed. Everyone has different taste buds and a different take on what is perceived as value in a meal. We are very confident that our food and drinks are competitively priced...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time a few weeks ago. Can't believe I've waited 9 months of living in Banff before trying it. The food is the best in Banff, bar none, and the cocktails are innovative and delicious. First time...More

Thank Tori H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked at the menu outside and didn't know what it was like inside. We saw a baby-boomer couple walk up and peer inside the door, turn their noses up and walk away. "That's a good sign!" we thought. In we went, tiny place but...More

Thank daglesj
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ellen h
15 May 2018|
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Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Hello! We don’t have dedicated parking as such but there are several free parking areas nearby. Hope this helps.
Alim M
19 March 2018|
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Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Yes of course! Until 10 pm daily as minors are not allowed after that time as per our liquor license regulations.
Pam Ela M
21 January 2018|
Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have some vegan options as well as being able to modify some items into vegan versions. Also, whenever we have a non-meat/fish soup, it is dairy-free vegan. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-985-2887
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Banff's newest hot spot bringing a menu of hearty rustic sandwiches for lunch and tapas for evening with a paired wine list and progressive cocktail menu.
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