Rundle Bar – Fairmont Banff Springs

4.5
877 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
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.


Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available

    Pinkies Up! We are proud to present a menu steeped in tradition and designed to create the most memorable of Fairmont experiences. Afternoon Tea is now being served in the Riverview Lounge located on Mezzanine Level 2, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am - 3:00pm. Please make note of any allergies or dietary concerns at time of booking. Onsite, choose from our Traditional Afternoon Tea (68 per adult) or our Canadian Afternoon Tea (78 per person). Children 12 and under are offered our Junior Afternoon Tea (38 per child)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 877 people are saying
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MishaB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bit pricier than I had expected. But food, service and view was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall we love the afternoon tea experience at the Fairmonts. Some of the canopies could have been sitting out for too long as the bread was slightly dry on top

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KimberleyB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the tea is amazing. The kids menu did not fit for our toddler but I think it is more geared towards older kids.

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RobertoD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a traditional high tea, reminds me of my time in Scotland.

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EricaH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We will be returning for sure!

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Appl
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and presented very well! The staff were friendly!

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PenelopeB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this experience, and one that will stay in your memories for a long time.

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vipJoanna
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Amy is very good.

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Marg
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique tranquil get away experience. Would recommend

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ElaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the afternoon tea special. The venue/view and ambience was great. The socially distanced tables were appreciated and so was the service. One downside was that we didn't realize it was only 2 set menus for $68 per person which was a bit pricey for tea and small sandwiches. However, the tea recommendations were delicious along with the scones and sandwiches. The dessert options were less so as some were overly sweet

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MarshaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food made me sick to my stomach. it was not healthy, way too sweet and tasted poorly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Definitely recommend. Went for my boyfriend’s birthday. We had requested the vegan high tea experience due to a dairy allergy. The sandwiches and desserts were incredible. Our waiter, Bruce, also made the experience special.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I have been to numerous high teas at several Fairmont locations as well as other places around the world. Sadly, I have to report that this was one of the most disappointing high teas I have attended. I don't mind paying $$$$ but believe that the quality of food should reflect that. The scones were disappointing and lacked flavour. Several of the savoury dishes had stale bread. The sweets lacked flavour overall. The egg salad was good as well as the crumble. In regards to the ambiance, considering it was branded as a Christmas tea it would have been nice to have Christmas music playing. Unfortunately it was some top 40 playlist. It also would have been nice if the tables had some decoration or a centre piece or something. Our server was great and we appreciate the staff working during the pandemic.

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MagdalenaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite menu and ambiance. Great service, but a bit pricy.

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Jfoodie
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had celebrated a milestone anniversary and were seated at a decent location. We wanted to have the space beside the window. When we noticed two tables by the window have cleared we wanted to move there but were told they were booked full and had no time to accommodate. Would have liked to see the staff go above and beyond since we are paying a premium for their food. Overall decent service.

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ChrisR
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, but it is the ambiance and the view that make the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

started with a drink at the rundle bar the waitress was amazing and super friendly, but once we went to the afternoon tea where we booked our reservation the waitress was not friendly and seemed very judgmental. The hotel was very pretty but the selection for Afternoon tea was a waste of money.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food such an experience! Definitely worth the trip!!!

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MichelleR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon. Our server was very kind, thoughtful and gracious.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Afternoon Tea experience and didn’t disappoint.

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EmilyW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! A great experience with delicious food, beautiful food, and wonderful live piano.

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Getaway
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was a lovely experience and the service was exceptional. This is my second time taking in tea at Banff Springs. The ambiance was better the first time but I understand that changes had to be made due to Covid. Perhaps a reduction in the cost would make up for this.

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Doosk
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the afternoon tea at riverside lounge and it was excellent

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DanR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience & View, they have moved from the Rundle Bar to another room in order to accommodate for Distancing with Covid & the view of the mountains framed by the large Cathedral style windows is quite stunning. While the food you receive appears to be a small amount, it is deceptively large & even with skipping a meal, you will likely find yourself quite full by the end if not bringing some back with you for later.

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VKeating
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Worth the experience! More than plenty of food, the location they seated us in was well thought out for our request, and was a definite treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went in for afternoon tea and booked a reservation. When I came in there was a seat yourself sign and no one to greet, or ask if I had a reso so I went into a room to sit and was approached by a server who said that the area was booked and reserved to sit elsewhere so I sat elsewhere and when I was greeted by a server I asked for the afternoon tea and then was finally asked if I had a reservation AND was brought to that room I originally went too because I had a table Reserved. A lot of confusion that could’ve been avoided if there was a host, or a server/bar back to greet u and ASK.
The afternoon tea is cute, $64 per person - you can do one if you’re there for the pics and not tryna break the bank.
The ambience was death quite, no music, lounge music, nothing, just the sound of people whispering and cutlery so I tried not to speak so loud as so break the sound of silence. The food was great, chef and BOH staff are making delicious pastries so 5 stars to them !

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ClaireR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come here monthly for the last few months and it’s always wonderful. I book my reservation a month in advance and I look forward to it in the weeks to follow.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Tea was served cold, sandwiches were stale. Wasn’t the room I was expecting. Asked for a window seat.. unfortunately did not get acknowledged.. will not suggest or return. I get it, it’s covid.. but I had better expectations for a $200 lunch for 2.

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EmilieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and beautiful experience with great service! Definitely worth doing at least once.

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SharlaK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the view and the service and food match! Very memorable experience. Thank you, Banff Springs Hotel!

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FashionistaMom
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Wonderful family experience! Staff was excellent!

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ElisabethH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea! Great views, great service.

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SusanN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slightly underwhelmed for the cost. The Madeleine with smoked salmon was heavy and didn’t go well at all. The chicken sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches were good but rest of savouries rather poor.
The cakes , particularly the macaroons and chocolate cake were excellent.
The Chateau Lake Louise was way better when we had afternoon tea there.

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Ally
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea was exceptional and the view were beautiful. The experience is well worth it and is a must for anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea is a great little treat. All food was fabulous. We did the traditional tea meal and it was great!

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IvanR
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just when you think it can't get any better; the Rundle Lounge has out did it self again. The atmosphere is so alive and energetic from the time it open till it is time to close.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance spectacular! The staff are all most pleasant and helpful

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KathleenB
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere for afternoon tea. A great escape from the city.

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JodyD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful high tea in the newly renovated Rundle Bar at a table overlooking the Bow Valley! Exquisite!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
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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Rundle Bar – Fairmont Banff Springs is rated 4.5 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.