Rundle Bar – Fairmont Banff Springs

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Afternoon Tea

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Pinkies Up! We are proud to present a menu steeped in tradition and designed to create the most memorable of Fairmont experiences.

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 honoured traditionalist. If there are any allergies or dietary restrictions let us know in advance and we would be happy to accommodate. $64 - 74 per person.


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Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
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Mark
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! The staff were friendly and they made an extra effort as we were there for my wife's Birthday

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LaurieS
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Splurging to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary we indulged ourselves with afternoon tea at the Banff Springs Hotel. The $74 pp (although a tad pricey) was worth it for this special occasion. Service was great, food was delicious and the view was spectacular.

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GerrieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tea service. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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DJoy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Greatly enjoyed the afternoon tea experience. The food was excellent, though wish there were a couple more options or additions.
Service was great.
The noise level was a little high; piano music coming through speaker system was very loud.
I would definitely return, though perhaps choose to sit in a different location.

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CarlyS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a beautiful experience from beginning to end .
The food & service was outstanding and the views were majestic .
One of our favourite points was how amazing the piano player was during our meal .

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I did the Afternoon Tea experience at Rundle Bar and it's definitely something everyone should try at least once! We were seated at a couch with a table in front of it - wish we could have had an actual table, but this was the best view available at the time (which was appreciated). Also quite pricey, but obviously the location makes it worth it. We especially enjoyed the Tofino Tuna sandwich and the scones!

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JodyL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Tea was very disappointing this year because we were seated downstairs in the lounge instead of upstairs where tea is usually served. The food was still fantastic but the view and ambiance was very disappointing!!

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KathleenD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Ambiance was perfect. Would definitely return.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tea at the Banff Springs has been on my Bucket List for years. I could picture it. My picture and the realty did not coincide. The sandwiches were good but not overly fresh, the deserts were a disappointment,. The peach tart filling tasted like baby food with a thick graham wafer crust, the Paris Brest was not appetizing to look at nor could you taste the strawberry flavour. The macaroons were also a disappointment. The Nanaimo Opera Cake was delicious as were the plain scones.
I hold the Fairmont hotels to a high standard and this time, they came up short.

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ClaireR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. 10/10.

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JazZ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had afternoon tea and it was a great experience. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

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MelEda
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea experience at The Fairmont is one of a kind. Highly recommend!

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TaraB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a table all set up for me in the corner with good views. It was very comfortable, quiet, and relaxing. The service was good and the room was beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and the food were both great. Dumplings and Poke Bowl were very tasty and flavorful

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AnnieP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very lovely and relaxing experience. The only thing holding me back from a full-on 5/5 rating is the stiff competition from the afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton.

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Mial
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at the Rundle Bar - Fairmont Banff Springs was amazing! The food was delicious and the environment was very soothing. The whole experience was wonderful.

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Credit29
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre for the price paid. $64.00 each person was excessive. Even have one for $74.00!! for 1 more tiny sandwich. The tea was very good, server very nice, and atmosphere and view were great. Both of us left hungry, cannot recommend the tea luncheon. Just go for a walk around the property instead and views are free.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation and very comfortable seating!

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MarnieM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Room was too hot and the food was horrible. Worst afternoon tea...

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vipZahrahK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the best afternoon teas I’ve done. I did one recently at another Fairmont and it wasn’t the best. I was very pleased with the food and quality of the teas. I wish the presentation was a bit nicer e.g. nicer cups, tea pot and stand for sandwiches and sweets.

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SandyP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandy was a lovely server and took great care of us. Our table was awesome with beautiful view of the mountains. Thank you!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice view and atmosphere! Ankit is a very great waiter, brought us complimentary Prosecco for our bachelorette.

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SandraR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, service, and view.Nice selections of teas.We couldn't eat all the food
but they provided a box,and made a nice snack.

The only off putting thing was all the people coming through the high tea area to get
to the patio.It wasn't a big deal just seemed like alot of people coming and going.

Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and they offer halal meat and chicken for the afternoon tea which was wonderful!

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Spike52
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience4

If you are looking for an exceptional afternoon tea experience..... you won't get it here

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JaspreetM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. A little loud music. Amazing and fast service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! Loved the sandwiches and desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our tea choices were excellent. Most of the sandwiches were quite flavourful - but you could tell one had been made too far in advance and the bread was quite dry. The pastries were fresh and delicious.

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StephenP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat.

Afternoon tea at Banff Springs is an essential part of a trip to Banff.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Afternoon tea was very overpriced for what you get. Service was subpar at best.

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SabinaT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and the food was great. The high tea was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

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HeatherK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was exceptional. Great selection of sweet and savoury. Beautifully presented.

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SusanO
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The pastries were not as good as previous times. The servers were very accommodating. Unfortunately the music in the background was not conducive to an afternoon tea experience.

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Bennylover
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always. Beautiful being in the mountains, the view is spectacular. The staff are always great. You can’t beat high tea (or any other meal) at the Banff Springs.

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MayaW
Ecuador
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at the Banff Springs! The staff were extremely accommodating of my dietary restrictions and for that I am very grateful. We really enjoyed the food, the views and the service, and hope to be back soon!

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Evie
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took Grandma out to Banff for High Tea in the Rundle Lounge and the whole experience was wonderful from the view, to the delicious treats with tea. We even had asked for a special request for our young Princesses and the Fairmont went above and beyond to put a little extra sparkle in their day. Thank you to Sandy and the rest of the team we could not see behind the scenes that made our trip out with Grandma and the girls so much more than we were expecting. I highly recommend taking a little extra drive to Banff to visit the Fairmont for tea.

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Cassandra
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon high tea! My fiance and I loved it! We asked for a seat with a view and they delivered!

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JoeQ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The wife and I went for High Tea
Air conditioning would have been nice because it was hot.

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Sarahd
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience having tea at Rundle Bar! Lauren was lovely and we really enjoyed the Canadian tea. There was also a live pianist. Beautiful views of the mountains!

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