Sunday Brunch - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
128 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$51 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Breakfast
The Empire Ballroom, a designated municipal heritage site, surrounds you with 100 years of history. The spectacular Edmonton Sunday Brunch buffet allows you to treat the whole family to some well deserved time together. Let Fairmont Hotel Macdonald pamper you with a brunch fit for a king! Offering the most grand selection in downtown Edmonton, this extensive menu offering has something for everyone! Brunch begins with deluxe breakfast entrées and pastries, followed by a wonderful selection of classic and Canadian luncheon cuisine. To further your experience, we have specialty crepe, omelette, and carving stations. A seasonal patio with a magnificent view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley completes your Sunday Brunch dining experience.
What 128 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at a great location. This was the first time we went to the Sunday brunch and it was so nice. The variety of food was wonderful. There was a good balance between cold and warm items. We all really like the flambé crepes That they make fresh for you

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a most enjoyable place to go, never tire of it!

KV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a wonderful view sit next to the window, food is excellent will back again

K
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to make my experience memorable. I told them how I had just finished a fitness competition and had been dieting for several months. A few minutes later they came with a brownie served on a plate that had congratulations written on it. It was very special.
My only complaint was that the meat was cold.

A
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to all the staff for great service, especially Corrina and Yasmine, in celebrating some special occasions.

M
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I’ve been before to Hotel McDonald for brunch and it was amazing but this time was mediocre at best. There was less with not as nice presentation but we were charged more because it was Thanksgiving. Won’t be back. For that money you expect consistency and amazing every time. Don’t recommend.

M
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to the Hotel Macdonald for Thanksgiving Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything looked and tasted delicious, especially the braised short ribs and Belgian waffles! A little pricey but worth it for special occasions.

h
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never been before the food was fantastic. Everyone was helpful and the service was great

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the few remaining brunches at a Fairmont Hotel and it was very good. A great selection of food options including healthy choices. A little noisy but a nice treat.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! Gherte, in addition to others, was a wonderful and attentive server who made our celebration special.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious with lots of variety. It was held in their main ballroom which is a beautiful room

PM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb with excellent service! Corinna was our server and cleared extra plates very quickly. She pours a great Mimosa! What a historic hotel to tour after.

E
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom’s birthday and she was treated like a queen. A great place to go for a special occasion. Thank you for looking after us so well.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Over all it was a good meal and very nice. I do however think the coffee was awful. It needs to be a dark roast and stronger. Plus a variety of coffees might be nice, like lattes etc. The desserts tasted store bought but there was a nice variety.

EK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! The buffet was very fresh and a large variety of items!!! I have always wanted to do Sunday brunch there and my parents treated my husband and I for our anniversary! It was a brunch to not be forgotten! The only thing is, my husband and I tend not to overeat, even at a buffet, so if I was tagging the bill by myself, I would probably consider it too pricy

M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great but the food not quite what it used to be, especially as the price has gone steadily up. on another note, it is always disappointing to be enjoying a meal in such a beautiful setting for a special occasion and to have to share the space with diners in flip flops, ball caps on backwards etc. I wish that there was still at least a minimal dress code in effect!

RC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have been coming to Hotel Macdonald's sunday brunch for alot of years and it has always been great. However, it is very much not the same quality it once was. I'm also very disappointed in the lack of gluten free options as my life is a celiac and left there hungry. It is very easy to have more gluten free options available. I'm not certain we will return any time soon because of this issue.

SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for anniversary every year. Food is fresh and tasty. Will come back again next year!

LK
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious meal. Yasmin was our server and looked after us very well and was very welcoming and attentive. Enjoyed ourselves very much.

i
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated anniversary here. Everything was great !

SK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very beautiful, lovely selection. It is kind of expensive.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Engagement

Report
EB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food choice good but quality not that great. Eggs Benidict very sad looking , very little sauce and not that fresh looking.

R
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been the Xmas brunch at the Fairmont a few times and have always liked it. This was our first time to a Sunday brunch and were a bit disappointed. The main problem was the food simply wasn't hot enough and I expect better for the prince that they charge. Perhaps it was because they weren't busy enough.

M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, excellent service! Recommend for special occasion!

DR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Sunday brunch at the McDonald used to include samosas and offered a greater selection of food choices. The price has gone up and the value has gone way down. My family was very disappointed with our visit on August 11. We most likely will not go back or recommend this brunch to anyone.

DT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

AS my Granddaugther was walking down the hall toward the dinning area her eyes keep getting bigger and bigger at your display of desserts , that alone was worth the price of admission and the food available too both her and the rest of our party was outstanding, espicailly the small celebration by the staff for my son Birthday

H
Sydney / NSW
284 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Good selection of buffet items -I am a seafood fan. Expensive. Trouble with mobile payment device but wait staff “disappeared” and eventually took bill up to front

f
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience. Excellent service, great food presentation.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best brunch ever! Fresh and very classy

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overpriced and not given the Seniors price. Called to speak with someone regarding the overcharge and have had no response.

AA
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff were excellent - thank you!
Food was okay...we were told there would be prime rib but it was rump roast, normally there is a BBQ but it was cancelled due to risk of rain. A lot of the food looked nice, but was bland and in need of seasoning. We had the last seating for brunch, so the ball room was fairly empty. This was nice from the perspective of no line ups at the buffet tables, but all of the empty tables strewn with dirty napkins from previous diners did nothing for the ambiance. Overall, we have been to many much better Sunday brunches for far less money.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was amazing. Made us gf eggs Benedict and walk them out to our table. Absolutely above and beyond.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Beautiful setting

P
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a splendid brunch to celebrate three birthdays. The setting is magnificent with wonderful views over Edmonton and fantastic nineteenth-century style decor. There is a quite remarkable selection of food ranging from crispy bacon and eggs Benedict, through wild mushroom ravioli and steamed salmon, to shrimp, smoked salmon and crab legs. There were also crepes and a barbecue prepared to order on the terrace. All were all of exceptional quality. The staff were attentive and friendly without being intrusive and we were amused and impressed by the chocolate brownies especially for our birthdays!

JC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hotel Mac is always a lovely treat. Service and great and everything is set up and laid out so nicely! Very kid friendly also!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father’s Day brunch. Fairmont Hotel Mac Patio is the best in Edmonton. Very European feel to it. Fantastic experience.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really fantastic morning on this patio--such a perfect day with outstanding service and an incredible brunch. Lovely really really lovely!

JS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was very nice. There were a couple things that were “off”. The server offered my child mimosa - I found that very odd, the next thing is that I went for my birthday and had put the comments in my reservation, nothing was noted or mentioned so that was a bit of a disappointment for us. The food was very good, the cost was high so it’s not something we do often.

KC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited for a belated Mother's Day celebration. Corinna was fantastic. She didn't let our water glasses, or mimosas get low. She also gave some great suggestions on items not to be missed on the buffet line. Our table by the patio was perfect.

We came in for the 12:30pm Sunday brunch and were seated at 12:45pm. I was a little concerned they had forgotten about us. Once seated they told us our mimosas would be comp'd to make up for the wait. It did! Nice little extra that made my Mom and I both happy. Great selection of food, beautiful room, awesome service. We would go again. Thank you again Corinna!