Colours Restaurant - Northlands Park
Colours Restaurant - Northlands Park

Colours Restaurant - Northlands Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northlandspark.ca/
  • Phone: 7804713380x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday's: 12pm - 2nd last race
    Friday: 5:30pm - 2nd last race

  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chandra Felix
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live horse racing, Friday and Saturday.
    Casino featuring electronic table games.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complementary parking available at Northlands Park, racing and gaming facility.
A word from Colours Restaurant - Northlands Park
Enjoy a buffet lunch, brunch or dinner featuring a wide variety of local dishes, highlighted on Wednesdays and Friday Evenings and Saturday day racings.

The ultimate dining experience while viewing live harness and thoroughbred horse racing.

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Colours Restaurant - Northlands Park reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food2.9
    Service2.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (52)special occasion (28)scenic view (20)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • enjoyable day
    sxmarsha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great way to spend an afternoon for any occasion. Though the food taste was ok, for the price, the selection is the worst I've seen and not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was horrible
    Dinnerdinerfiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Generally the food is pretty good and of course it's a nice way to watch the horse races and dine at the same time. It was a Friday night we went the waitresses very attentive at first but as the night progressed and got busier she was nowhere to be found it was like pulling teeth to get our dessert and coffee. Very unfortunate. I don't blame the waitress on this occasion I blame the management for not hiring enough staff when they know that Friday night is one of their busiest nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cheesecakeC12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our lunch was very good. Our serve was excellent and very attentive. We always enjoy our visit. Our company really enjoyed themselves and were very pleased with the seating as we were very happy with C12, great view. Thank-you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were not impressed with the food and service. Service was very slow, hard to flag anyone down and not helpful when we did. We were also not impressed with the additional 18% we had to pay on top of the $24.95/person. We asked what it was for and got a garbled reply so we still don't know what it was for. This is something that should be posted somewhere so patrons are aware. That was our first time at Colours and will be our last. It's a shame because the horse race part was awesome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Badfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Buffet was over priced, bad selection, McDonald's would have been better
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor selection
    Visitor
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My first issue was there were many tables open but the hostess did not give me an option of where to sit. Some of the seats at the top do not have a complete view of the track. My second issue was I really did not enjoy the choice of beef. I wish there would have been a better cut than that. Finally, no dessert bar was dissappointing as well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice to watch the races over dinner
    Eatbeforeyougo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Poor service at the table made dinning unpleasant. Tables not cleared while servers chatted with each other
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    alittledisapointed
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    we really didn't have much for service. asked for refill for tea 3 times. had to wait till after the races were over to get the bill, and that only after another table went and asked for it. If you on the top rows you can't see the whole race track. We did get to move down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fun alternative for dining out
    Sharsharlikes
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Colours is a fun place to combine an event and dinner. It lends itself to a dress-up dinner, or a casual meal focused on horse racing. Very enjoyable and affordable dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was fine. The service was terrible. We had not been there before so were unaware of the routine, where to go for food, etc. We asked for water and it took 45 minutes to receive it. My daughter asked for ketchup and the waitress never came back. We were there for approximately 3 hours and we saw our waitress maybe 3 times. Our water, bottomless pop, coffee and tea were never refilled or offered. We noticed other sections were getting their dessert however we were never offered it. when we did finally get her attention she said she thought somebody else was doing it. Needless to say it was an unpleasant experience.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was just okay however the service was horrible, our waitress did not have a clue what she was doing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our family group enjoyed the afternoon of racing and the variety of food was very good. Our server enhanced our experience. That was much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffet has poor selection
    12erf
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They offered a buffet for $25 and it was only worth probably $10 or less. No drinks other than water included and only one main entree which was very fatty BBQ chicken. Service was adequate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Jennari
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am disappointed that they have removed the menu option and overcharge for the buffet which I don't eat enough food to get my monies worth. Also removing the pitchers of beer and the waitress was rather short with a few of us at the beginning but when it came time to pay she was happier toward us. Would not dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Eat! !!
    Bigbear1945
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We totally enjoyed the evening. Great food, great service and the races were lots of fun. We will be back!!! :o)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food and service and good place to visit at the racetrack
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shake-up needed at Northlands
    Jebb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Northlands used to offer excellent food at Colours Restaurant. However, there must be some severe management problems as the buffet on Aug. 29 was about the worst food that our family has ever had at an Edmonton restaurant. There were limited options, nothing could be described as excellent or even very good, and the three dessert options were all terrible. Unfortunately, even the service was poor, partly due to training issues and possibly also due to not enough staff. This experience saddens me as I am a supporter of Northlands. They have got to get their act together at Colours or people will never return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who's in charge here? It's terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I made a reservation at Colors for a birthday dinner. I was not at anytime made aware that the restaurant was only offering a buffet that evening. We were expecting a full menu & a pleasant dining experience. I overlooked the buffet and it was sloppy, with limited selections. The food looked like it had come out of a freezer, & there was food all over the floor. No soup or salad when I checked. Disgusting. I would not have come at all, had I known that I couldn't order off the menu. The hostess tried to make up for this & offered us some vouchers for food at the bar. However, there was only enough to cover 2 sandwiches ($16 a sandwich!) & we had to pay $3 on top of that. There were 3 of us, 1 went hungry, & they charged us for drinks!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Colours review
    Aug27threview
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had 8 people in our group so had to sit at two separate tables. Would have preferred to all sit together. Salad bar was good. Other selections OK. Would have liked to be able to order from a menu. Service overall was good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at the races!
    Kowgirlkim1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great meal to go along with exciting horse races! It was a win win night all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Improvements
    JustOK8
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Offer a better menu and more variety of drinks like any pub/restaurant these days and you would appeal to a younger crowd as well as the older people.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to meet friends there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food at Colours restaurant was excellent, very delicious and a good variety. A special touch was the serving of warm bread at the tables. Our server was quite slow and seemed overwhelmed. We had difficulty trying to get another bottle of wine to our table. We met up with old friends and it was a wonderful evening where we could eat leisurely, and enjoy the races. It was their first time and they loved it and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I found the food good, but the price for what was available is pricey for the buffet dinner. After we were seated, the waiter took about 10 min to ask us for drink choices. He came back 15 min later to tell us the beer choice was unavailable and the bottle of wine we ordered was unavailable. We made new choices, and the beer arrived but the wine took about 20 min more. Not acceptable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold & Bland
    jjjj
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The buffet is mandatory if you want to sit in the restaurant. Northlands seems to think that makes it acceptable to serve poor quality food. Everything was lukewarm and nothing had any flavour.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DISSAPOINTED
    DISSAPOINTED
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    NO CHOICE BUT THE BUFFET. ORDERED THREE DIFFERENT BEER TYPES AND TWO WERE OUT OF STOCK. ASKED WHAT WAS ON TAP AND WAS TOLD THAT THERE WERE ONLY TWO CHOICES AND THAT IT WOULD TAKE LONGER. HAD TO ASK AT THE BUFFET ABOUT DESSERT AND WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS ORDERED AT THE TABLE. HAD TO ASK WHAT THE CHOICES WERE. SALAD, DESSERT AND COFFEE WERE GOOD BUT THE FOOD WAS COLD BY THE TIME WE GOT IT TO THE TABLE TO EAT AND THE ROAST BEEF WAS QUITE STRINGY.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great for the horse racing.....however the dining experience needs some work.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Buffet was ok. (Lamb was overcooked, pasta was overcooked, potatoes were overcooked, garlic bread was very dry - Pork ribs were delicious and tender, salads were mostly good, and dessert was awesome.) Service was pretty slow (Our waiter was new.) But, we mostly went to watch the races. Our group had a fun night and we'd definitely do it again. Will probably try the ala carte menu next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good horses- bad food
    Jstock
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for a family birthday night- and the races themselves were wonderful. However, the buffet food was cold, bland, and without much variety. I wish there were more options and that the food was better cooked. It took our server forever to come with out drink orders and dessert, and we couldn't even find him to get chance from out bill- we had to leave it with the bar and get change from them. Highly overpriced for poor service and food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor / Needs to change
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our food experience there was not great at all. Our service was great. The races were good. But the food was nasty! $25.00 Each for a buffet that has nothing to offer. The roast beef was dry & tasteless; to other hot items were dry & stuck to the bottom of the containers. All the food that I tasted was un-appealing and not a great variety. We will not be returning until they have something / anything else to offer the clients in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding service and excellent food. Horse races second to none! Edmonton is awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu change
    Morgan
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We used to enjoy an outing at the track and staying at Colours, however since they cancelled their menu service and have moved to buffet, there buffet is something to be desire for. There were no options for vegetarians other than salad and some mushy vegetables.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Day at the track
    Quicky1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Spent the day at the track with the family. Had a good time watching the horses run and tried to cash in on some bets. Didn't go over too well
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodhorses
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    food was great and service was really good. Hope to book again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A change of pace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We go to the track a couple of times a year and bring friends and other couples and we always have a great time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time out
    george
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had to give my reservation to my in laws since another occasion came up. Their view of the the buffet was very good. with the horse races, it was a great evening. enjoyed the beef inside Yorkshire pudding. missed the prime rib. guess it is only in the evening supper.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. Service was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We will come back. Very quiet-easy going evening of horese racing entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening out
    tomandbec8
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were very surprised at the overall service provided. Setting was terrific. The food was excellent value. The overall atmosphere was extremely pleasant. We highly recommend Northlands for an evening out, whether you are a race fan or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Neilm
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    When i Booked I asked to be close to the buffet as 2 of our party have artificial knees. They put us in D-2 which is about as far from the buffet and betting services as you can get and by the end of the evening we could hardly walk. Do they not look at requests because there were vacant tables in rows A,B, and C closer to the center. The buffet was mediocre as was the service. When you could order off the menu the food was superior and the servers were more on the ball. This is definitely a step back. The races are still entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • changes are not improvements
    Squirrelygirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    changes to Colours are not positive, the food, service, atmosphere, have all deteriorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Limited Buffet
    Bsharpe
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Compared to our visit last year, their buffet seriously declined in selection and quality. There was limited choice and the pesto chicken was overcooked. The Caesar salad was swimming in dressing. They ran out of beef on the carvery early into dinner. You had to get the bread and dessert from your server if you could find her. Our service was very lacking and I had to look for her. No cheese or fruit at all. The best was the bread and the fruit pie. Definitely not worth the $25 plate price.
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