Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/
  • Phone: 4037626860x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Seasonal:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: j.W. Foster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: When looking for the most stunning location for a private affair, look no further than the Private Room in the Banffshire Club at The Fairmont Banff Springs. In this luxurious setting, let our skilled culinary team create enticing menus that complement our extensive wine list, as our attentive servers take care of you.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Pearce 8886533819

Getting there

  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

    Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
    Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
    Electric Vehicles - complimentary
    The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.
A word from Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Castle in the Rockies signature dining room, The Banffshire Club specializes in the finest seasonal Canadian cuisine. Priding ourselves with a commitment to environmental conservation, our ingredients are sourced from the best local and sustainable producers, farmers and growers.

In this luxurious setting, indulge in our enticing menus and extensive wine list as our attentive servers, sommeliers and skilled culinary team take you on a truly memorable dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (13)special occasion (13)notable wine list (12)fit for foodies (8)scenic view (4)good for groups (1)Show More
  • All Most There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you are looking for fantastic well prepared food then the Banffshire is where to look. However the service did not support the excellent food and atmosphere. Its unfortunate that a world class hotel can't hit the mark in all areas of dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful and Expensive
    eatingisfun
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner - probably a once in a lifetime experience. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and we really enjoyed our evening. Due to the prices, we will likely not return. Our dinner for two included water, a beet salad, a beef consommé, we each had beef for dinner with one side. I had bacon and kale, my husband had roasted root vegetables. For dessert we had chocolate cake. It was delicious but the dinner for two came to $235 with no alcohol. Was also surprised that they charged $16 for water. I really think that for the price we are paying for this meal - water should be included. But, we really did enjoy our meal and it was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I recently took my wife to the Banffshire Club to celebrate our one year anniversary and we were both blown away by the great service we were given and high guality of food. Being from the country, we don't get the opportunity to eat out in fancy restaurants too often which had left us with many questions about the menu and certain dinner etiquette. At first we felt nervous that we might be out of our element but our waiter (Adam) quickly made us feel comfortable and not out of place. We really enjoyed ourselves and at the end of the evening Adam surprised us with a congratulatory dish of chocolate delights. The food was great, the service was great and the total experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty food and VERY SMALL portions
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The chef had a heavy hand with the salt on everything. Portions were so small even an 85 yr old was not full. Very expensive for the size of portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out
    IGMVan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I were in on August 20th for our wedding anniversary. Chef Mooney's 6 course Tasting menu was fantastic and the wine pairing selection was second to none. The serving staff were gracious and accommodating, over all the evening was perfect, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ranger
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellant food, service and wine list---memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    Vacationer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter really irritated me. He asked to start the meal whether we wanted still or sparkling water. I elected still. He never mentioned any other option. Half way through the meal I realize he's serving us out of Evian bottles, not the water pitcher all other waiters are using. When I get the bill, there's a $16 charge for water service. Dishonest in my book. Food (steaks) were OK, but not great. Quality cuts of meat, but bland preparation. Finally, the ambiance was killed by some jerk family with their 3 year old who was being allowed to run around the place, and for whom they played Disney movies on an Ipad at the table without headphones. Why the management of an alleged 4 Diamond restaurant would tolerate this is beyond me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CANROCK14
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Highly recommended, Excellent food and service, great place for Adults only, excellent for romantic occasions, views are also very nice. Superb wine lists are also noted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice but...
    wswail
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a very exclusive, very expensive restaurant. The food was good, but for me, it was a little too over the top in service and in prices. Expect $58 for a ribeye with ala carte. The wine was far overpriced compared to other restaurants. Probably about 400 percent of store price for basic bottles of wine. I figure if they have you on the food, they shouldn't gouge you for wine. The wine list is not exhaustive and the sommeliers chose wines that most of us regular wine drinkers have never heard of, making it difficult to choose. I drink nice wines, but the starting prices was $75/bottle and most were in the $150/bottle range. For most of us, that's excessive. One healthy glass per person and you're on to the second bottle.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Banffshire Club - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    DiningProVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Reservation honored on time. While the restaurant was very busy the service was prompt and attentive. The initial offer of a selection of champagnes was impressive as part of the introduction to the Club. Wine selection was extensive and on expensive side. Menu choices were varied and plentiful. Our food was very good and tasty. The Banffshire Club atmosphere is unique and affords a dining experience similar to dining in a castle. We enjoyed the evening and the experience. Recommend the Banffshire Club highly as my wife considered the meal one of the best of those eaten in the Fairmont Hotels in the Canadian Rockies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service, disappointing food
    westcoastgirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service at the Banffshire Club, from reservation to table side, was amazing. The menu looked promising, with focus on local products. The dishes were well presented. But the actual food was - disappointing. The dishes lacked in complexity and tasted rather bland (asparagus salad, hanger steak, pork chops). At one point we joked that we must have colds that we were not aware of. Again, service was amazing and really tried to make up for the fact that we were obviously not thrilled with the food (in hopefully a non-obnoxious way!). We just hoped for more given the level of service and the amazing service (and price point!). I have since heard that there may be a new chef with hopes to liven up the food - and I wish them the best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid fine-dining requiring tweaks
    AlexHB
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The Banffshire Club was a 3.5-star experience but feeling generous I rounded it up to four. With few tweaks, however, it could be really be a five-star experience. Overall, the food is great at the Banffshire Club but you pay for it. I admire their efforts to turn an old stately dining room into a modern Canadian bistro but I feel they could go further to make the experience feel like that. It would not take away that you are in a grand old dining room, but it would feel more like modern dining in opulent surroundings. I hope that they do take steps to modernize the experience because the food is quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never before.....
    goodoldboy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We enjoyed a fabulous quiet, romantic dinner which exceeded all my expectations. I am the kind of person that seldom gives a "maximum rating" .... I just don't. However, in this case, a surprise birthday "getaway" for my wife was definitely high-lighted with the dining experience at The Banffshire! Excellent is the only word even close to defining our experience. My wife was beaming the whole time and the only regret was the time passed too quickly! I would not hesitate to recommend this fine dining establishment to anyone! Well done, Banffshire!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent showcase for Alberta food
    WatsonVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The menu is a great showcase for Alberta cuisine with creative dishes featuring game and other more domestic Alberta ingredients. The old style setting, great wine list and excellent service also contribute to make this a worthwhile dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could've been better
    Dinninglovers
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had great expectations. Food was good not great. Dessert was not good at all and that was a big disappointment. Delicious coffee and a waiter that made up for the whole experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the champagne cart!
    foodluverVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Loved the champagne cart! Very attentive service, creative food interpretations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The banffshire experience
    Pastrymouse
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This was really an exceptional experience. The Food was cooked to perfection. I had the bison And it was just melted in my mouth. So on top of Being cook perfectly, the ingredients are really the Best you can find on a plate. The only wish you may have is to have more on Your plate to extend your pleasure.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service with good food
    Lovefood
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. It's was a delicious meal with knowledgable, prompt, professional and friendly service, our server is Adam and he made the night memorable! Great wine list; we did need some help choosing the wine and Adam did a great job picking an amazing bottle for us! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite in Banff
    KimberlyBVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We came to Banff Springs Hotel for a second year this fall to enjoy some hiking and again included dinner at Banffshire Club. It's a dining experience we love from the rolling champagne cart greeting through dessert. Service is really the shining star here. Great place for a quiet, relaxed, and pampered dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Tasting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings ($300 per person), and it was well worth the price. The menu was varied and complex, and everything was prepared to perfection. The service was attentive without being overbearing. It was a memorable evening and one of the best tasting menus we have ever had. We had the opportunity to taste some spectacular wines that were perfectly matched to the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine restaurant but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Need to loosen up a bit. Menu very creative and the food was very good. Server made us feel a bit like "hicks" which we are not. We wanted to change a menu item a bit to eliminate a food we do not like (mussels) and were told that you would not responsibility for such a change. Hmmmm. Seems like you should be able to eat in a fine restarant but also have fun and not feel a bit insulted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience. Food was
    Amy79
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Great experience. Food was amazing and service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very good I enjoyed
    Kirsty
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    It was very good I enjoyed it very much indeed it was nice and quiet I dislike noisy restaurants. It lived up to my expectations which were quite high. The wine list was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seven course heaven!
    ggrz
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    My husband and I dined on August Long weekend while vacationing in Banff. We went for the seven course meal without the wine pairing. Every course was surprise and all were delicious. Service was outstanding from the moment we entered the restaurant till leaving. It was quiet and diners consisted mainly of couples. We were treated to complimentary ice wine with our dessert. I would definitely go back. Probably not for the full seven course, as it requires a lot of time, but for a simple 3 or 4 course dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Experience!
    JLGrimm
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Came here as a special occasion experience last night and it was by far one of the best meals of our lives because of the level of service and quality of food. We did a 5 course dinner with a standard wine pairing and we couldn't have been happier. The foie gras was one of our favorite dishes. Would love to come back next time we're in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't expect a view
    Bliss
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Banffshire Club is located in the beautifully elegant Banff Springs Hotel. The restaurant is lovely but there is no view from this restaurant. Our waiter was knowledgeable but bordering on pretentious. Both the Beef Tartar and Arctic Char were wonderful but the special Scallop appetizer was nothing special. They have an incredibly extensive wine menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Meal
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This was a a special treat that resulted in an excellent meal and service that made you feel special. I think I will be doing this more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banff Birthday
    Lochiel
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    This year the scene for my wife's birthday was the Banff Springs Hotel and for dinner it had to be the Banffshire Club. I had flowers delivered to the restaurant which the wait staff had on our table when we arrived. They took exquisite care of us through the whole meal which was excellent. It was a truly memorable occasion !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is unsurpassed and
    LeanneK74
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food is unsurpassed and the staff are the very best in the business. They treat the clients like royalty with absolutely no pretensions, undeniably a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, just wow!
    tishatasha
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    I brought my mother to Banff Springs for a bit of a break and made sure we came here for dinner. What can I say other than WOW! I the service was outstanding and the food was just amazing! We were treated like we were the the only ones there. Thank you for making my mom feel very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Castle "Special"
    lanes
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    This is a very expensive restaurant and as such in the "Castle" we would only expect the best. Initially they arrive with a trolley of champagnes by the glass which are pricey in itself. Bottled water or carbonated water is offered but you have to ask for tap water. WE were coming as locals and there was meant to be a "Chef's special menu" Well this was simply pick form the menu. Sides were extra. A bit misleading. The special for locals price was near what it would cost if we had picked from the menu anyway. The food was fussily done and over salted but good. Wines start at $50 (few) and go up to the $100 mark very quickly. An extensive list for sure though. Does it match what is expected for the place and prices - not reall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet