Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/
  • Phone: 4037626860x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 1200pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: No reservations accepted
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: j.W. Foster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rundle Lounge offers two distinct private dining areas. The Sir William Wallace Room is available for smaller parties. This cozy room offers great views, with the comfort of a fireplace. The Upper Rundle Lounge is available in the evenings. It has spectacular views and is suited for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Pearce 8888426893

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.
    The closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • 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 Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Rundle Lounge takes England"s most beloved ritual to new heights. With breathtaking views, Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Banff Springs offers 12 of our finest loose leaf teas accompanied by delectable pastries and finger sandwiches for the time honored traditionalist. The Rundle Lounge climbs even higher with its exclusive Matcha Martini, shaken not steeped for the modern tea aficionado.
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Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (51)special occasion (44)romantic (22)great for lunch (16)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Flavorful Tea
    Ceramica
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Enjoyed the tea selections, scones, and clotted cream. Tea sandwiches were ok and desserts very rich. Lovely view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous views with afternoon tea
    Cazfoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Tea begins with explanation of tea and then fruit to cleanse your palate. You start with sweet and savoury scone, butter, jam and cream. Then savoury sandwiches, egg mayonnaise, chicken, roasted vegetables, smoked salmon and tomatoe and mozzarella. They were served on different breads, croissant, ciabatta and some were open. The pastries were varied, macaroons vanilla and banana, mini key limes and tiny madeleines. The top of the cake stand was topped with chocolate topped brownies and tiny strawberry cheese cakes. All the food is served on china plates, with silver cutlery and silver antique tea pots, sugar basins. Interestingly the sugar lumps came with a spoon and not the customary tongs.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect venue for b-day celebration
    UFOgroup
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Every single morsel was scrumptious. Great service. Lovely server explained tea choices beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gastronomical
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    we arrived early but no problem, they accommodated us very quickly, it was my birthday, so yes, a special day for us, we drove in the rain from Calgary, but somehow, the rain stopped in Banff, nice!!! the food was excellent, service was great , nice young lady, friendly and talkative. I have shown my friends the menu and I am sure others will come to experience the adventure. Thank you. ps I have been there before with my bridge ladies for a wind-up.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Banff with Character
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Banff Springs hotel is not to be missed when choosing a dining spot in Banff! Weather it is for a special occasion or a break from the business of life in the City of Calgary, the Banff Springs hotel is a gem waiting to be discovered!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had high tea there with my 88 year old mother-in-law and our two daughters and it was just terrific for all of us, just a special afternoon, wonderful tea and athmosphere!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous tea
    travelcrazed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff. Everything was perfect. Good food, service and an equally fabulous view. I highly recommend the Rundle room at this hotel for tea aficionados.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gift for friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Recently I purchased a gift of afternoon tea for my friends. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience however at the end of the meal they were presented with the bill which I had asked not to have happen. The meal and reservation had been purchased online and paid in full prior to their seating. I was so disappointed when they texted me after a pleasant time to say there was confusion about the bill and should they pay. MOST embarrassing for them and myself. In future I would ask that these 'little' details be considered very important and every consideration be made to not have this happen again. We love the BSH afternoon tea and look forward to many more despite this hiccup. Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rundle hall takes no reservations
    SEScott
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I called ahead to confirm my 7 pm reservation only to be told they do not take reservations and have a issue with open table. Saturday night and no res. Not good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rundle Afternoon Tea
    Michelinstar
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We booked in advance but were surprised to get a prime table at the window looking down the valley. This was indeed a prime position as other tables were further back. The service was exceptional and when asked about dietary requirements and I mentioned I was diabetic but not to take any trouble they insisted on preparing from scratch some sugar free fancies. I didn't want them to go to this trouble but they insisted and then apologized for the delay. We were treated really well and if that reflects the service of the hotel as a whole I would wholly recommend staying there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service, good view
    AmazingBanffLife
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Rundle Lounge Afternoon Tea was a fantastic idea to start my day. The tea selections are excellent and the food was amazing. Service was consumer friendly and when it comes down to displaying their product they were very professional. They knew their tea and food menu items. They asked about dietary restrictions to ensure safety. One of the best experiences I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Tea!
    LoveBanff
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We couldn't have been more delighted. The staff was excellent and very kid-friendly as we had our 8 year old and 9-month old daughters. The food was so delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Lovely experience, great service and wonderful view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yoki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great spot with a spectacular mountain and lake view. Tea is really good and the food overall is good. It's worth to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Afternoon tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My experience was excellent. We were placed by a window and able to have a gorgeous view. Our server have the perfect amount of attention:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Absolutely fabulous! Loved every second of the experience and wish I could come more often. Perfect for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, delicious afternoon tea
    eager2eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    With a delightful and knowledgeable server, delicious food prepared around dietary restrictions and a spectacular and unique view, a wonderful and special meal was thoroughly enjoyed by my mother, my husband and me. We would definitely do this again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must do
    planemusical
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Well, it's a must do when you're travelling with your Mother and you are both avid tea fanciers, you enjoy the finer things in life, wearing lovely dresses and you love a good tier of tiny finger foods. It is also a must do if you enjoy a view of breathtaking bucolic scenery whilst enjoying those tiny yummy amuse-bouches and sweet desserts. If you don't like any of that , then too bad. You won't like this place at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wow the view
    paulo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good to experience the hotel and enjoy the view without having to pay to stay the night, its good to feel posh sometimes!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Waited for this experience but left dissapointed with both food and service. Staff tried but overall not interested or displayed passion for their work. First impression was different with a red stain in centre of table cloth and a hole in the cloth at my place setting. One waiter noticed the stain after we had been served our starter and did offer to change but I thought was too late at this time as table was set to start. Was not served part of the starter course and cut sandwiches were dry on the outside with the beginning of curled edges. Once the staff filled the water glass it was an effort to have them back for a refill. Not at all what we expected the Fairmont to be like.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing Perfection
    wheatiecler
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We've been at many great places for high tea - this ranks with the best. A perfectly prepared tea with delectable scones, a wonderful variety of sandwiches, perfect dessert bites and chocolate petits fours to melt in the mouth. And the view was wonderful. We enjoyed our time very, very much. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls weekend
    lovinglife
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our afternoon tea was exceptional. The staff were both knowledgeable and attentive, the food fresh and delicious and the setting is spectacular. We had a wonderful afternoon and would definitely recommend afternoon tea to anyone wanting a treat. The experience exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful & Romantic
    YegFoodie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The service was phenomenal. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The view was breathtaking and incomparable! The food and tea were well-done and the variety was favorable. Our favorite menu items were the lavender flavoured scones. I will definitely recommend and return to this fine establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent service they were able to accommodate a last minute guest
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea in Banff
    Mags
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The Rundle Lounge is a spectacular location for afternoon tea and the Banff Springs serves up a lovely selection of goodies.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely afternoon
    DeeS
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The tea, cakes, view & ambience were excellent. This would be a restful way to enjoy the mountains on a rainy afternoon. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable about the teas. She moved too quickly through the explanation of each tea as we hadn't finished passing one canister around our table to smell & inspect when she was already talking about the next. She was accommodating when one member of our party wanted to try her tea both hot and iced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • afternoon tea
    laurak87
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The service was exceptional, and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 84 reviews are from the Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was my fourth time going to the Banff Springs for afternoon tea. Although it was still lovely, the quality of food has definitely gone down which is a shame given the price ($41+tax pp). The ambience is always amazing though! I just hope the Banff Springs isn't relying on ambience alone to bring customers back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geoff
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The best view in town! We loved our afternoon tea at Banff Springs. Staff were very accommodating to my allergy and provided an even better substitute!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon Tea
    troispeds
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Always a great experience sitting along the windows enjoying the great view. Excellent selection of teas. tasty sandwiches and treats. Staff was exceptional
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too munch service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    the staff was a bit too anxious to pick up dishes. We were not finished and our dishes were being taken away (my daughter's tea disappeared and she was still drinking it)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing
    tealover
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Have been several times for high tea. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small touches made it special
    kiton
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I came with my mother to enjoy high tea and the view to celebrate her birthday. The service was lovely, and our hostess places a special happy birthday chocolate on our tray, as well as giving her a small gift of her favourite tea. Delicious, thoughtful and delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother and Daughter High Tea
    CuriousGeorge
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went on a Friday (not as busy) at 12:00, so we were able to get a table with a view. We had a great server who explained all the teas. The sandwiches and sweets were very tasty. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea a wonderful experience
    Ehmans
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The Rundle Lounge was very accommodating to our dairy free/gluten free family with plenty of options. Great flavors, beautiful view, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice daytrip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is our second time coming out to Banff to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby. The setting and teas were impeccable as always. We were disappointed that the berry aperitif consisted of 1 strawberry and 3 grapes, whereas in the past we got a glassful of a variety of berries. For the price, we were expecting similar standards as the first time we came.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had high tea for Mother's Day. Cannot fault anything from the view to the service money well spent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Afternoon treat
    Canmorehost
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Afternoon Tea in the Rundle Lounge never gets old. I have brought guest after guest here and have loved it every single time. The staff clearly enjoy their work, the menus are regularly updated and Mother Nature tries hard to steal the show. I've been here in all seasons, all weathers and with lots of different groups. It simply is a wonderful treat that everyone enjoys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    Maleeka
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Apart from a 20-minute wait after we had been seated, the food was lovely, the scenery gorgeous, and the Tea delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where is the Fairmont service?
    Qman
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I don't mind paying over the top prices at Fairmont Hotels for average rooms and just OK dining because their service is always excellent and you feel like royalty. Took my fiancé for Afternoon tea as we do our wedding research. The service was sub par. We were ignored and made to feel like an inconvenience rather than valued guests. As an FPC platinum member, I know most of the Fairmont service standards and they missed on all of them. It took 20 minutes to get service from the time they sat us, the server was not smiling or engaging at all, he ran down the tea options in less than 45 seconds, the service was poorly timed, the tea came too soon and the pastries were not served in order. Just dissatisfied with the whole experience
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic