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About Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Savour the finest and freshest regional cuisine while overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range when you dine in the Bow Valley Grill. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans.
Join us for breakfast and enjoy the sunrise over the Fairholme Mountain Range. Our breakfast buffet includes a spectacular array of fresh fruits, omelets made to order, yogurts, freshly baked breads and more. Or enjoy all of your traditional favourites from our à la carte menu.
Join us for our spectacular Weekend Brunch. $47.00 per person .
Brunch with Santa - Adults $52 / Children 6-12 $29 / Children 5 & Under FREE
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Banff, AB T1L1J4
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Weekend Brunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Christmas Holiday Dinner Hours: December 22 - 31, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Brunch with Santa
Every Saturday and Sunday in December
Join Santa and his helpers for a beautiful brunch in the Bow Valley Grill. Make sure to bring a camera and get a family picture with Santa, while enjoying a scrumptious buffet that the whole family will love!
11:30am to 2:00pm
Adults $52 / Children 6-12 $29 / Children 5 & Under FREE
For more details, visit us at www.christmasatthecastle.ca
* The Bow Valley Grill is closed for dinner, will re open for dinner for the Holiday Season.
*Please note that the Bow Valley Grill will be closed for renovations starting January 01, 2018.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We have been going for brunch at the Banff Springs for many years now as part of our Christmas tradition but I think this may be the last. Service was excellent but the food was a big disappointment this year both in quality (overdone meat, cold food) and quantity as it seemed there were fewer choices than previous years (specifically seafood options). We expect more for our money than we got this year and it’s a shame as it’s always been something we’ve looked forward to at this time of year.
Service was GREAT! Wonderful staff. It’s a shame that “brunch food” is so expensive. It would have been fine if the quality was better. Unfortunately the majority of food was very bland. So tasteless. The only thing that was up to par was the bread pudding with caramel sauce. That was delicious and the highlight of the meal. The tiramisu broke my heart! My favourite dessert that tasted like nothing. Tell your chefs not to be afraid of flavour. Especially if you’re charging so much for food that Dennys could have cooked better for a 1/4 of the price. I am hoping to try dinner there and hope it’s better than the brunch. Fingers crossed!
We were seated near the window which offered a beautiful view of the mountains and our service was amazing. The beef tenderloin was delicious but the Mac and cheese with salmon and prawns ok and I don't know that it's worthy of being on the menu with the other items. The cheesecake was delicious.
We had Sunday brunch and Monday breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill. Both were less than memorable. Buffet food quality was mediocre to poor. Table drink service was good. I suggest asking for a menu and ordering from their menu, rather than getting the buffet.
We enjoyed our Sunday brunch, although be aware the restaurant is quite loud. This isn't the place for a romantic, quiet meal. However, the selection for brunch (and even for their morning breakfast) is excellent - there is something for everyone and they are very accommodating.
The fairmont is stunning. The lounge bar out to the patio has live music and was a beautiful view. We should have just had dinner there. The dining room is very loud. You can hear the chefs yelling the orders. The view is much better in other places in the hotel. The food was mediocre at best. We have no problem spending the money to eat in beautiful places. We kind of make a habit of it...but yours will be better spent somewhere else.
We loved our dinners at the Grill. The decor is beautiful, and the whole hotel and surroundings are spectacular. The food - mine was prime rib and my husband's was pork- was excellent and perfectly cooked. Service was outstanding. We were so happy to dine there.
My husband and I went to the bow valley grill for our 1 year wedding anniversary and the staff took such good care of us. They sat us at one of the best tables and our waitress made sure she took extra good care of us. The brunch buffet was amazing and everything tasted amazing!
Service was prompt and food was delicious. Overall a pleasant experience.
Family/kid friendly atmosphere. I would advise the Sunday brunch buffet for maximum pleasant experience with good value for money and with its price ($ 45.00 approx. per adult), make sure to bring your appetite and take your time eating.
We've been coming annually since 2005, and it is always an event. Each year, the offerings vary slightly, and we were disappointed in the lack of grilled asparagus this year, but the new coconut chicken was fantastic. And, of course, dessert is always a highlight. We will be back again next year!
I waited for the hostess for five min and the hostess showed up. I said hi and told her my reservation time and she didnt greet or said any word to us. She just showed us the table and left without any words. Very disappointing.
But the waitress was super nice.
I made reservations at the Banff springs hotel as the brunch is incredible
We ended up having lunch instead as it was a weekday however I wasn't concerned as the food there is always on point
I was shocked and embarrassed that I brought friends there from out of town and ranted about how great the food was
There were very limited selection of food choices. I've had more choices at free breakfast hotels. No bread choices. No cheese choices. Apple pie was frozen. However the cost was the same.
Please note the service was still fantastic as you come to expect from the Banff springs
I would still highly recommend the breakfast buffet to any traveler. It's fantastic. The views are stunning and the service is impeccable. I would not recommend the lunch buffet for the value. Perhaps if it was at a discounted rate.
Elegant setting and view! We have had better food for lower prices at many other elegant locations. Service was polite but scarce. We had to stack buffet dishes on our table...poured our own wine, found silverware on clean tables...which we don't mind doing if we are spending less...we were surprised by lackluster service at the most elegant spot in town!
We want to have dinner in fairmount hotel so we picked the bow valley grill because it is more causal and hoping the food is good .
It turns out the atmosphere of the resturant is charming but unfortunately our waitress seems like needs the serve 6-7 tables at the same time so shecis very busy .
When the server is serving the food he/she even dont know which is quite odd for a dining resturant.
The food quality is not as good as expected It took us 3 hours to finish 2 courses !
I hope the resturants can get more help as the resturants will get busier during sunmer .
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