Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Afternoon Tea

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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.

Festive Afternoon Tea
$65 per person
Nov. 30
Dec. 1, 7, 8 , 14, 15, 21 - 31
Jan. 1

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
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R
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic date with my girlfriend. Our server Amy was friendly, helpful, and made the overall experience more enjoyable. Food was excellent.

BP
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful first time experience at Afternoon Tea. The Rundle Lounge has the most beautiful views of the mountains while you enjoy amazing little bites of various sandwiches, desserts, and scones.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Such a cozy and comfortable experience with a wonderful view!! Will definitely be coming back again.

GB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the afternoon tea with the cheese board option and what an amazing experience it was, from the food to the service and the exquisite ambiance. We were pleasantly surprised by the anniversary gift we received: complimentary champagne. The only thing I would suggest is making the sweeter desserts less sweet. There were only two that were too sweet out of the 5 so it wasn't bad. Thank you for making our celebration more special. We will certainly revisit and recommend this place.

TG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambience, scenery and the experience! It’s a little pricey, but well worth it.

L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our server, although kind and friendly, was struggling and forgot a few things. We ordered the full champagne/cheese board high tea and I found it to underwhelm me.
The cheese options were mediocre and to charge and extra $30 for 2 not full glasses of champagne was disappointing.
I have had tea there several times, I just felt disappointed this time. Makes me sad.

ST
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I took my partner here for his birthday, and we had a fantastic experience. The service was exceptional, the food was good and a lovely selection on teas for high tea. We definitely plan on going back for sure!

SM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must for everyone!! The staff is well educated, the food is amazing and the views... ohhhh the views.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and the service was excellent. We greatly enjoyed the experience,

MA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The finest High Tea we have had, far far better than the Fairmont Palliser or the Lougheed House in Calgary or the Empress in Victoria. We do this every year as a birthday treat for our grandson who loves High Tea. He raved about the location, the view and the food! this is the sixth year that we have celebrated his birthday in this manner.

It is well worth the drive and the price - we would recommend it most highly!

RC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Highly recommended for the view alone - the tea was excellent (loved the smelling station!) and the desserts really exquisite, exactly what you would hope for from a high tea! The server seemed to be having a bit of an off day - he was a bit scattered, but still attentive and apologetic when he: forgot our water after we sat down, forgot to return our coats and forgot to give us our packed up leftovers. Some of the sandwiches were a little dry and frankly below what I would expect from the Fairmont. The vegetarian options were delicious but a little uninspired. For example, I had the duck confit tart with mini-brie (excellent!) while my daughter had hummus on a piece of French bread. Still highly recommended, and I hope our slightly-less-than-perfect experience was just an anomaly.

s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little bit of perfection. Amazing food, stunning setting and spectacular and friendly service. Not something you do everyday for the price, but something you should experience at least once.

VB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding and exceptional High Tea experience. Looking at the mountains, enjoying sweet and savory treats, wonderful tea choices was an unforgettable afternoon for our family.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met and exceeded all our expectations. The Champagne tea was worth the extra cost for our small celebration. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable in explaining the entire experience. Everything we had hoped for. 5/5 Stars.

BG
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and the experience. We are not hot tea drinkers but still enjoyed!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We weren’t staying at the Fairmont, but when we enter the hotel we walked to the reception and ask where Rundle lounge was and she pointed in the direction. She was very friendly and polite. When we got up to Rundle lounge we were greeted by the host who immediately showed us to our table. Moments later our waitress came by introduced herself and hand us menus. Since we are very Familia with afternoon tea we didn’t want her explaining how everything go and the flow of service. Overall it was a great experience, great selections of teas. View was simply amazing. Should I be in the area ever again I would stop by and have tea again at Rundle lounge.

FF
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was amazing. An experience we will never forget. Our server, Amy made the experience over the top memorable with her knowledge. The food and teas were top notch! Must go again!

A
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a memorable occasion. The waiter as interesting and knowledgeable and most helpful for us. The atmosphere was one we will never forget. The tea was delicious and the food was amazing. Thank you, Fairmont, for the work and effort that you put into these events.

F
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The view is spectacular! Booking system was painless, all staff were courteous. The server, Angela, was very nice and understanding: that most if not all the guests who came for afternoon tea is due to the view and experience and she took her time in serving you.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cucumber melon and Mercedes apple spice tea was amazing! The view was beautiful.

BP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

ML
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The hotel is beautiful, amazing view, and the Tea/food was delicious!

EH
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea was perfect. Surroundings were outstanding. The staff were professional, courteous and pleasant. I would highly recommend afternoon tea at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

WB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and atmosphere was spectacular. Had a lovely afternoon

ET
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tea was lovely! Our server Amy was a true delight and super friendly and knowledgeable about tea. The view cannot be beat.

m
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Thoroughly enjoyed the high tea experience

SM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a nice experience for a traveler. Gorgeous hotel setting with mountains rising right next to you as viewed from the dining room . The service is impeccable. The tea selections offered go from black teas, to green teas, to herbals . The tea leaf aromas can be checked first before you make a selection. The selection of finger food presented varied from traditional scones, to savory bites, and sweets....all were excellent. We also had the add on cheese and cracker plate, nice as well. Come prepared to linger and have a relaxing time with your traveling companions.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Afternoon Tea is a wonderful experience. The opportunity to smell the tea leaves in advance of making your selection is lovely. The setting is exquisite and the hotel spectacular. My only reservation in giving the whole experience a 5 rating - although the selection of sandwiches and deserts was lovely and diverse, it simply did not taste like a "5" to me. The presentation was definitely a "5", but I would rather have it melt-in-my-mouth delicious as opposed to the laborious detail of the presentation.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the pleasure of enjoying the afternoon experience Sept 19/19. It was amazing! The staff were informative and gracious. The atmosphere and stunning mountain views made for an enjoyable afternoon.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious gluten free afternoon tea sandwiches and desserts! Server was prompt and informative and pleasant. Highly recommend this experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a very good experience for our special day-Anniversary.

SK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Rundle Lounge. There were new food items to enjoy, that we found
to be very tasty! The staff were welcoming and gave excellent service, our server was very friendly and informative!

B
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful treat. Excellent service. Splendid view.

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Rundle Lounge is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea....the views of the mountains..stunning!
Loved the quiet elegant atmosphere. The waiter was a delight, very helpful in answering questions
About selections! The tea options were numerous, fun to try something new ! The sweet and savory
Tea treats were a delightful taste experience and a visual wonder ! Beautifully decorated ! A wonderful way to celebrate my birthday !!!

TS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful afternoon tea experience. Our server was Amy and she was British and really helped make the experience special. The food was amazing, I especially loved every dessert. Then, to top off the day, we had to look at the beautiful views from the Rundle Lounge. The entire experience is very worthwhile!

LV
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and choice of food and teas. Also able to upgrade to glass of Moët and cheese board.

TT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was very pleasant and attentive and she took her time to explain things thoroughly. The views were second to none.

FB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great afternoon tea. 14 different pastries, almost all of which were very exceptional. The tea was great and the service was just fine. It was a really good experience.

BT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Delicious pastries, scones, and sandwiches. Wonderful atmosphere, and knowledgeable and attentive staff. Plus, a beautiful view.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea with a great view of the mountains and river. Service was warm and friendly. Food was excellent. And both teas we tried were delicious.