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About Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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 honored traditionalist. If there are any allergies or dietary restrictions let us know in advance and we would be happy to accommodate. $49.00 per person.

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

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Tea Service Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Holiday Hours - Christmas Tea:
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
December 24, 25 & 26 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Adults $65 / Children 6-12 $35 / Children 5 & Under FREE

Visit ChristmasAtTheCastle.ca for further details


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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 closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

Private Party Facilities:
Rundle Lounge offers two distinct private dining areas. The Sir William Wallace Room is available for smaller parties. This cozy room offers great views, with the comfort of a fireplace. The Upper Rundle Lounge is available in the evenings. It has spectacular views and is suited for larger parties.

Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Carpenter: (888) 842-6893

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (37)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Romantic (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
People Watching (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 12 hours ago

I would recommend the High Tea at the Banff Springs to everyone! It was so much fun with delicious sandwiches and mini desserts . There was plenty to eat, and to top it off a wrapped cookie treat to take home. The service was fantastic. They will accommodate any dietary restrictions, like gluten intolerance etc.. just give them a heads up. Most of all, you cannot beat the view,
Where else can you sit at the sight line of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, with a view of Rundle, Tunnel, and Cascade Mountain , the most photographed Mountain in the world!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

The afternoon tea was average.For the cost $50/person it should have been #1-organic and all local #2- pretty spectacular food #3-authentic afternoon tea #4- presentation eg.Dainty English bone china tea service and cutlery(existing cups looked like coffee cups)napkins and table lay out.I found the table uninspiring and poorly set.No flowers or attractive tea service.Silverware non existant.No lace table cloth.When you go to tea it should be feminine and almost whimsical and the table should be a backdrop for excellent conversations and gossip as this is what afternoon tea is truly supposed to be about.I guess thats the apt words to describe the experience is BLAH and BLAND.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's engagement with afternoon Tea. Food and service were excellent. The setting can't be beat!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had to wait 10 minutes for our reservation that we booked way ahead of time even though the table was ready, and I booked the afternoon tea which was supposed to be $49 a person and instead we got the Christmas tea and we're charged $65/person.
However the food was really good and it was a fun experience with a beautiful view but when people pay good money to dine there, the staff should be a it more professional.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is the most wonderful experience with beautiful views, amazing food, exceptional service and, of course, wonderful tea’s. Highly recommend this experience!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Having high tea in the Rundle Lounge was on my bucket list. My sisters and I went there for my birthday lunch. It was beautiful. The food and the tea were amazing. The table was set beautifully. The views were outstanding. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants a nice relaxing place to unwind and enjoy yourself.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall our experience was lovely however a number of the dessert items and the scones had a subtle smoke flavour which took away from their interested flavour.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was impeccable and the selection of teas were generous. We appreciated the run-down of how High Tea works and the history behind it. As well, they were very accommodating for my child's food allergies and my SO's vegetarian needs.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food and tea infused cocktails were amazing. The view was incredible.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Megan provided fantastic service as we overlooked the golf course and admired the view of the mountains, the light changing every few minutes for a new take on a familiar view. The tea was delicious, the food presented wonderfully, and the experience completely and utterly relaxing. We cannot wait to return!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The afternoon tea was absolutely amazing. The smoked salmon and the leek quiche were the best savoury dishes and the maple eclair was the best dessert in lunch opinion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just beautiful and delicious

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and went for a late tea, the staff were very friendly. The food was wonderful.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was disappointed that I made res in advance and still waited 45 mins for food. Was told kitchen was behind, there were other's that came in after us and were served before we were.
Not happy that we had res and not a walk in that they were served before us. Won't do this again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This afternoon tea was a beautiful experience. The mountain views grab you right away. The tea, sandwiches and desserts were very good- as usual with afternoon tea, the tiny options do fill you up. I only wish there were more scones!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice and quiet, an excellent respite from the cold. Wonderful food and tea, I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Painfully poor service. The wait staff worked their hardest to be accommodating and they seemed to suffocate while only waiting 5 tables. Sad. I won't be back.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The incredible views were only topped by our delicious food and great service.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Tea
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went with my mom for her 70th birthday and we loved it. The food was very filling and I loved that we could take what we couldn't finish home. They could make a few improvements though. It would be nice if they had all the selections. I loved the scones and sandwiches. I liked that there was a variety of deserts, but would prefer different deserts than what was served. The view was amazing and such a beautiful hotel. I would recommend this to friends and look forward to trying this again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the few places they have a dedicated children's tea. My son liked all of the tea items on the children's tea and really liked the Tutti Frutti tea.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Beautiful view and great food. My wife and I enjoyed the tea. She had the tea of the day (cucumber and melon) and I had the creamy Earl grey. We liked the tea so much we bought a box of the Earl grey afterwards. Our server Ankit was great as well. Made our birthday celebration even more special.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

What a fabulous experience! We had window seating with a gorgeous view, and each of the finger sandwiches and desserts were scrumptious.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing view and an equally amazing high tea at the Banff Springs Hotel served by welcoming staff. A must when in Banff!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The view is amazing, the service very good and the Fairmont hotel worth a visit. We enjoyed the High Tea and even brought our 12-month old with us. The food may not seem much at first, but I'm glad we came hungry because these little bite sized foods really fill you up!
The value is questionable, as you don't get much for your money, but then again you're also paying for the location. The only things that could have been improved where the cleanliness of the floor (there were old cheese bits and crumbs of all sorts lying around on the carpeted floors) and the lack of a baby changing facility. I ended up changing our son next to the sink in one of the bathrooms, which was uncomfortable and a little dangerous. Overall, however, we had a very pleasant experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best views in town. Impeccable service. Great experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent high tea service and enjoyable afternoon for a family catchup, slight discrepancy with online pricing and price on arrival, which Chris Symes (GENERAL MANAGER RUNDLE LOUNGE & GRAPES WINE BAR) was quick to respond to and act on, ensuring that our experience remained memorable, thank you Chris and Banff Springs Hotel!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was an experience to remember, your not just going for high tea, which can be done at many places, but you going for high tea at the Banff Springs to enjoy the view and the ambience that no other place would quite match.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The view is amazing, the waitress treated us like royalty, the tea and the breakfast quality and taste was realy high. The only issue was that we saw hair in a lot of the preset dishes on our table. However the overall experience made us ignore them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a very special experience.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Delightful afternoon tea in a fabulous setting. Friendly and efficient service. Special dietary requirements were accommodated effortlessly. Booked for 2:30 & were allowed to linger for as long as we wished. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Absolutely amazing service! They made our visit feel extremely special, and the food was wonderful. The desserts were on point! Our view of the mountains was also incredible! I would recommend afternoon tea at the Banff Springs anytime.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Das Fairmont ist ein Muss, wenn man in Banff ist. Da wir kein Zimmer mehr bekommen haben, haben wir den Afternoon Tea gebucht. Noch einmal würden wir für den Preis aber nicht hingehen.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Delicious high tea with amazing views over the snow capped mountains.

The scones, savoury sandwiches, quiche, croissants, and the enormous assortment of sweet pastries and cakes was just wonderful. We would always prefer to have more of a savoury selection, but we are possibly the ones "out of step" here as all high teas seem to be "top heavy" with the sweet selection.

This was a lovely thing to do but booking is highly advisable as it's very popular.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

My friend Dorelle and I travelled from Brisbane, Australia to celebrate her birthday with you in the Rundle Lounge Afternoon Tea and we were well impressed. We had a window side table to soak in that wonderful view. We had the Champange Afternoon Tea and I was surprised that our pots of tea arrived before the champagne and cheese boards and our tea had cooled off by the time we wanted to have our cups of tea. When we had Afternoon Tea at The Ritz in London, just the one pot of tea was supplied and refreshed with a new pot when that one was finished, this kept the tea hot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Ankit was great! Always a great experience at high tea

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 24, 2017

sandwiches just ok but pastries very good. we would have used cream and sugar for teas but server didn't bring it around, we let it go. kind of pricey for small amount of food but scenery lovely.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent tea. Food service. Overall great experience and relaxing time with family

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was a good experience good daintiest and sandwiches. There was a lot of variety. Yea was great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Music should be classical/easy listening not soft rock. It IS suppose to be a Tea experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing view! Had a great time at the afternoon tea. Food was delicious but would prefer more sandwiches than sweets; though all were great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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