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Rundle Lounge

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Bar, Canadian
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405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-2211
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located in the original entrance of the hotel, so the views are amazing; but that's basically what you're paying for. The food is very basic, passable hotel food at exorbitant hotel prices. You should definitely check it out, but just get drinks and a snack, and then pop outside to the patio for an incredible view.

Helpful?
Thank Madeleine K
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking this opportunity to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear your time in the lounge was less than memorable. We strive to provide our guests with delicious food and beverage options and are always seeking to improve. We will share this feedback with our teams to ensure this... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to check at the front door to see if there is a wait for a table/chair. Most of the time I think you can just walk in and sit down, but if they are busy you have to put your name on a wait list. It is a very relaxing lounge and a good place to unwind after... More 

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Thank MOtravelprincess
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your advice on TripAdvisor. As the lounge does not take reservations and is on a walk in basis there is at times a short wait for a table, particularly on weekends or over the holidays. The wait is always worth it though! I have to agree with you that it's an ideal spot... More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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221 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sat in the back near the big windows to enjoy the incredible mountain views, the blueberry tea and snack just hit the spot. It's quite drafty by the windows so they provide thick white blankets to cover your knees which just adds to the Rocky Mountain experience. Service was prompt and pleasant, a nice place to linger and savour... More 

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Thank xena888
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager. at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are so happy you were able to indulge in a warm tea and a cozy blanket during your time in the lounge. With views of stunning mountain vistas, friendly service, and warm drinks on a cold winter's day, the lounge offers the ideal mountain experience, indeed! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Banff springs so we decided this was a good place for an easy meal. The food and service are good the only drawback is they are busy and there didn't seem to be enough help. Several of the other restaurants were closed as we visited on a Monday.

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Thank rlfraz
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Tripadvisor. We are happy you were enjoyed your meal with us, the lounge has a menu to suite every craving! We hope the rest of your time in Banff was memorable. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rundle is set off the side of the larger dinning area. It has the feel of an old country club bar and incredible views. There is a T.V. over a fireplace in the middle of the room with a living room style set-up. Couches and chairs make it a great spot for kids to hang out while adults can... More 

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Thank happycamper505
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear that you could unwind in style with us in the Rundle over the holidays. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the lounge with my family a couple of times, both in the morning and before dinner. The food is fresh and delicious, and you can send unfinished bottles of wine back up to your room!

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Thank Carly G
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us with your family over the holidays. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do an annual New Years tea at Banff Springs, and sometimes anniversaries. The gluten-free plate is sometimes hit or miss (sometimes my scone is better but once I just got a horrible muffin), and this time was sort of half and half. They've changed the menu, but also the dishes. We enjoyed the silver tea sets more than the... More 

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Thank BabyOnTheMove
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to hear how happy you were with the service. We appreciated your feedback regarding our recent changes. We are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate the feedback from our guests. I hope you had a fantastic New Years! Warm regards, Jeffrey... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has beautiful views of Banff from most every table. Cozy rooms have fireplaces, TV's and even blankets over some chairs. Great for everyone-some dressed in active wear and others in suits and dresses. Children welcome. Average priced for food, appetizers like dumplings and hummus, as well as sandwiches with fries/salads etc. Nice variety on cocktail menu. Ginger Mule... More 

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Thank Janine P
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We consider the Lounge the heart of the hotel! With comfortable seats, comfort food, and delicious cocktails, you cannot help but feel at home. We hope you are able to join us again in the future! Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food and Beverage Manager More 

alberta
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice lounge, we enjoyed drinks while watching the hockey game. Our server was named Mel and she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. She was an excellent server!

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Thank AlbertaSungirl
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy that Mel was able to ensure that your time with us was relaxed and enjoyable! Our team's love to make our guests feel pampered! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey Carpenter Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went for hi tea by myself and couldn't have enjoyed it more! The scones and desserts were delicious and the tea was fab - had a coffee/tea blend and it was great! Staff was helpful but not overbearing. Mostly was overwhelmed by the beautiful view!! Loved it!

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Thank Laura R
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Rundle Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Spray Avenue | Banff Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: 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. The closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2211
Description
Pleasant and bright by day, enchanting and intimate by night, the Rundle Lounge is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy Banff's best mountain views. Travel the world one cocktail at a time with our Fairmont Modern Classics menu, or sip from an extensive selection of international beer, scotch and port.

Be sure to sample our seasonally inspired all-day dining menu featuring delicious shareable appetizers, soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches and burgers from the grill.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?