Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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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.

The Rundle Lounge takes England & quot;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 honoured traditionalist. If there are any allergies or dietary restrictions let us know in advance and we would be happy to accommodate. $55.00 per person.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of teas and food, ample servings. Waitress was very informative about different teas and process.

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KK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed by our server, Sara. We were having trouble bringing up the details of our reservation, and she patiently walked us through the process on our phones. Additionally, she made some recommendations about our next stop at the Banff Gondola. It was so nice to experience excellent ‘customer service’ in today’s busy world.

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NY
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prices have gone up with smaller portions. Seems to be common with most restaurants these days

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BR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful and tea and the view were spectacular. Such a wonderful treat. Highly recommend

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Afternoon Tea thanks to our hostess, Danielle.

I booked our reservation for my cousin's birthday and she required an alternate menu due to multiple food allergies. Our food took longer than it should have regardless of the accommodations (apparently there was a misunderstanding in the kitchen). However, Danielle made sure we were happy at the end of the day. Outstanding service on her part.

The food is delicious and adorable and you definitely do not leave hungry. The tea is lovely. The first time we went with family we purchased extra (Organic Creamy Earl Grey) to take home. Plus you cannot beat the gorgeous views of the mountain. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea and food were incredible along with the stunning view. Highly recommend.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful afternoon tea experience! We had a table at the window and the view was gorgeous. The small sandwich/h'ordeurve tray was delicious along with the desserts. Would highly recommend this!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Wonderful view from our table. Our waiter Ankit made our afternoon tea very pleasant and enjoyable.

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m
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great setting, lovely food however tea cools very quickly. All very nice though

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous way to spend time with my parents and daughter for my mother’s birthday. Anvik, our server, was fabulous and made us feel very special with his attentiveness. The food and ambience were fantastic. You can’t beat the view either: huge picture windows overlooking the Banff Springs Golf Course, the Spray Valley and west beyond the Town of Banff. Amazing!

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for June 2 for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. A beautiful location and an amazing menu. I am Celiac and they did a good job of providing a gluten free menu. However they served it as the middle tier of the platter with regular scones sitting right above it. From a cross contamination standpoint, this could be done better. The Empress has smaller sandwich stands and provides guests with food issues their own small tray.

We brought our 10 month old daughter and they provided a high chair. We also bought her the child’s tea menu because she is an adventurous eater, but that wasn’t required and couples with a baby could have just ordered for themselves and gotten nothing for the little one. Our daughter loved the menu and tried a bite of everything. Her favourite was the coronation chicken.

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b
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon tea experience with an incredible view of mountains at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Tea was plentiful with a variety of options. Food was delicious and aplenty -- variety of canapés, several desserts, and two types of scones. My friends and I were all full at the end of it. Service was friendly and efficient. Amy, our server, seemed to have a thorough understanding of the menu, and she was just great.

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V
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend to a friend. Ankit our server was informative, engaging and of course the outstanding views!

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy, our server was outstanding. Lovely lady. Great experience as usual.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Would definitely recommend. Our waiter Ankit was fantastic - charming, knowledgeable and a great host. Looking forward to our next visit.

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a
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love high tea here always top notch service great as always would do high tea here on a regular basis
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RH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was exactly what I was hoping it would be. The tea selection was stellar. I chose the Ontario Ice Wine Tea and my wife had the Creamed Earl Grey. We both enjoyed it immensely. (So much so that we bought some loose tea to take home.) The food was amazing and the service was unbelievable. I would highly recommend this experience to anybody. Incredible.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the ambiance and the panoramic views from the table, which was situated near the window, enjoyed the high tea a little more expensive than other high teas, but it makes up with the views.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day tea

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, views and service were fabulous. Very expensive for what was served, deserts were a little disappointing.

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NS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous location for a mother daughter date! Gorgeous views and lovely tea service.

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FS
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea and barely a sandwich in sight. Service 1st class and food amazing. Yes its expensive (comparable with Afternoon Tea @ Harrods in london) but for me jt was an iconic thi g today when in Banff Canada as i live close to Banff in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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YA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Ankit, made our experience wonderful! The food was exceptional, the teas warmth our hearts, and the view was breathtaking. We love one afternoon tea and we would definitely return! See you soon, Ankit!

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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the ambiance, the quality and presentation of food.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We took my mom for her 70th birthday and it certainly felt like a special occasion. The service was wonderful and the explanation of all of the teas is kind of fun. Still, the cost will hit you in the gut. They do their best to make the array of fingers foods upscale and most of them were tasty, but not the best thing you've ever eaten worth $65 delicious. Of course you are paying for the location and ambiance and it delivers. I would say it is a fun, do once in your life kind of activity.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting and amazing assortment of food and tea.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High tea at it's best. The views are breathtaking; the service was superb; the tea was plentiful; and the sandwiches better than our high expectations.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a magical experience, dress up a little and enjoy a fantastic tea! The menu is fabulous, and they even served my vegan friend a complete array of beautiful vegan treats. Unforgettable!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing- would recommend this to anyone. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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SS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea at the castle conjures up images of simple treats accented with a flavorful brew. At the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, replace simple with decadent and add a variety of brews to please individual tastes, plant the experience in the centre of gorgeous mountain scenery and it is an experience not be be missed. Staff are adept at facilitating without intruding.

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RS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Stunning view, delicious tea and wonderful service. The whistling sound through the windows was quite distracting, and it would have been nice to have full sized scones (not the tiny ones served), and proper sandwiches (all "sandwiches" were items served as on a cracker). Overall, a lovely experience though.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

for the price and the quality of the food I would not repeat it. I will continue going instead to the Fairmont Palliser, Calgary.

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CO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too much fun! Way more desserts than expected, took half of them home and they made awesome accommodations for my gluten intolerance. Going back soon!

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S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every bit of it. Beautiful view, delicious food and lovely tea. Will be back again for sure

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KP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I brought my friend who was visiting from Saint John, New Brunswick. She’d never seen the Rocky Mountains before, and I thought that it would be nice to enjoy the view from the beautiful Banff Springs Hotel.

I was very disappointed that our server took a very long time to greet and serve us. Also, there was a hair in my friend’s pre-tea fruit appetizer, and it had to be returned to the kitchen.

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TA
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice way to spend a pleasant afternoon in glorious scenery. The menu puts some interesting twists on a typical English tea, and the Darkeeling in particular is most refreshing.

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everyone should at least once in their life experience a traditional high tea service, the setting and food was outstanding

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JC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Such a nice way to spend a special afternoon

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay

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BT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to take my mom for afternoon tea at the Banff Springs for her 75th birthday. It was amazing. We all had tea and we added a cheese board which we started with before dainties. By the time we actually got to the dessert part, we actually starting splitting each piece smaller, because we were so full. We did however get to take a fair chunk back with us. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to us. They also acknowledged my mother's 75th birthday and brought her a chocolate cake on top of what were already had. We had such a great experience.

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