Rundle Bar – Fairmont Banff Springs

4.6
864 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)

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Special menus

  • New Year's Eve Celebration

     CA$50.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 31, 2020 only
    Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with us in the Rundle Bar! Doors open and the band begins at 9:00pm. All reservations will be pre-assigned a table. $50 per person cover charge. This is an 18+ event.
  • Christmas Festive Tea

    Nov 20, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
    The Castle takes England's most beloved ritual to festive heights. With breathtaking views, enjoy a holiday themed Afternoon Tea. Adult $85 / Child $35
What 864 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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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
6 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
1 review
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
1 review
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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Kitchenator
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the beautifully renovated Rundle Bar for afternoon tea, and even my afternoon tea hating husband was raving. We ordered the Canadian afternoon tea, which was $74 each, very pricey, but the food was very well prepared. Additional items you get with the Canadian (focussing on Canadian products) was Brant Lake Wagyu Beef and a Tuna poke very cleverly presented in a "mussel shell". The mussel shell was actually a charcoal cracker, and looked very realistic. I noticed a couple of changes as we have not had afternoon tea at the Banff Springs for a few years. Additional hot water or tea was not offered, and we felt that though the food was excellent, for $74 the offerings were a bit sparse. We were celebrating a special occasion so were feeling a bit more spendy, however I think it will be again a few years before we return. Service was very good and we felt safe with the COVID precautions the hotel was taking.

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LaurieS
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
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 on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tea service. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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DJoy
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
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
3 reviews
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
4 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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Rundle Bar – Fairmont Banff Springs is rated 4.6 stars by 864 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.