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About Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Savour the finest and freshest regional cuisine while overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range when you dine in the Bow Valley Grill. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans.
Join us for breakfast and enjoy the sunrise over the Fairholme Mountain Range. Our breakfast buffet includes a spectacular array of fresh fruits, omelets made to order, yogurts, freshly baked breads and more. Or enjoy all of your traditional favourites from our à la carte menu.
Join us for our spectacular Weekend Brunch. $47.00 per person .
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Banff, AB T1L1J4
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Weekend Brunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Weekday Lunch Buffet: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Dinner: Open Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
Fare is $2.00 per person.
The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Private Party Facilities:
With a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans, Bow Valley Grill is the perfect spot for your next special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Carpenter: (877) 282-4150
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The fairmont is stunning. The lounge bar out to the patio has live music and was a beautiful view. We should have just had dinner there. The dining room is very loud. You can hear the chefs yelling the orders. The view is much better in other places in the hotel. The food was mediocre at best. We have no problem spending the money to eat in beautiful places. We kind of make a habit of it...but yours will be better spent somewhere else.
We loved our dinners at the Grill. The decor is beautiful, and the whole hotel and surroundings are spectacular. The food - mine was prime rib and my husband's was pork- was excellent and perfectly cooked. Service was outstanding. We were so happy to dine there.
My husband and I went to the bow valley grill for our 1 year wedding anniversary and the staff took such good care of us. They sat us at one of the best tables and our waitress made sure she took extra good care of us. The brunch buffet was amazing and everything tasted amazing!
Service was prompt and food was delicious. Overall a pleasant experience.
Family/kid friendly atmosphere. I would advise the Sunday brunch buffet for maximum pleasant experience with good value for money and with its price ($ 45.00 approx. per adult), make sure to bring your appetite and take your time eating.
We've been coming annually since 2005, and it is always an event. Each year, the offerings vary slightly, and we were disappointed in the lack of grilled asparagus this year, but the new coconut chicken was fantastic. And, of course, dessert is always a highlight. We will be back again next year!
I waited for the hostess for five min and the hostess showed up. I said hi and told her my reservation time and she didnt greet or said any word to us. She just showed us the table and left without any words. Very disappointing.
But the waitress was super nice.
I made reservations at the Banff springs hotel as the brunch is incredible
We ended up having lunch instead as it was a weekday however I wasn't concerned as the food there is always on point
I was shocked and embarrassed that I brought friends there from out of town and ranted about how great the food was
There were very limited selection of food choices. I've had more choices at free breakfast hotels. No bread choices. No cheese choices. Apple pie was frozen. However the cost was the same.
Please note the service was still fantastic as you come to expect from the Banff springs
I would still highly recommend the breakfast buffet to any traveler. It's fantastic. The views are stunning and the service is impeccable. I would not recommend the lunch buffet for the value. Perhaps if it was at a discounted rate.
Elegant setting and view! We have had better food for lower prices at many other elegant locations. Service was polite but scarce. We had to stack buffet dishes on our table...poured our own wine, found silverware on clean tables...which we don't mind doing if we are spending less...we were surprised by lackluster service at the most elegant spot in town!
We want to have dinner in fairmount hotel so we picked the bow valley grill because it is more causal and hoping the food is good .
It turns out the atmosphere of the resturant is charming but unfortunately our waitress seems like needs the serve 6-7 tables at the same time so shecis very busy .
When the server is serving the food he/she even dont know which is quite odd for a dining resturant.
The food quality is not as good as expected It took us 3 hours to finish 2 courses !
I hope the resturants can get more help as the resturants will get busier during sunmer .
I made reservation for Sunday Buffet Brunch to celebrate Father's Day. It was a surprise for my husband. However, a personnel from Fairmont Banff Spring hotel called to confirm the reservation on Thursday and my husband picked up the phone. Although the caller apologized, my sons and I were very disappointed that our surprise was ruined. In the past, an email confirmation was sent directly to me. To make matters worse, we were seated at a table way in the back rather than at a table near the window with a view (as requested in reservation). Only when I pointed out this fact, were we shown to another table. It took the staff about 10 minutes to clean and set the table. Also my sons were disappointed that they ran out of macaroons. We've always enjoyed the Sunday Buffet Brunch, but this time was quite disappointed with the poor service.
The bow valley brunch has never disappointed. They have an amazing selection of all types of food. Phenomenal eggs Benedict. Great omelette bar.
My one complaint is that parking is not included (as it previously used to be!) so in addition to the $50 brunch you will pay $10/hour or $32/day for parking. If I'm spending $50 + tip already I think including parking in that cost is reasonable. There are very few free parking spots available.
Overall great experience.
An expensive but worthwhile evening in one of the several restaurants of the Banff Springs Hotel--worth it just to sit in the vast, grand dining room, with one of the best views imaginable, but the food and service were also excellent. Our waiter, Cole, was personable and attentive, and the entrees were expertly prepared and nicely presented. Watching the slow drift from sunlight to twilight on the Rockies was a remarkable experience on a long May evening.
The Mother's Day brunch is the best brunch my family and I have ever attended. The amazing experience started from the moment we arrived and were greeted by valet staff and continued on to all staff we encountered. The staff were outstanding!! The food was outstanding!!
Our day at the Springs was outstanding!!
The food was fantastic. Service was great. The cost is way to high. It is a definite once in a life time experience. Especially when you have a family of 6. Most children under 12 won't even come close to eating $42 worth of food. Other than the cost the day was amazing.
I waited for years to attend the Mother's Day Bruce at the Banff springs and perhaps the atticipation got the best of my experience. As the venue was so exclusive I was expecting just a little bit better food. The oyster bar was beautiful but the taste wasn't as nice. The leg of beef although impressive the portions were small and we weren't able to chose the cut that we wanted after waiting inline for several minutes was rather disappointing
Overall however the scenery mountains and the history of the castle helped to pull the weekend together to make it a fabulous Morther's Day.
Over the years, My husband & I have visited the Banff springs hotel on many occasions both to stay, & for Brunch. Last Sunday, May 14th. we came for Brunch, driving in from Calgary.
What a disappointment. Our first eagerly chosen dish was Eggs Benedict. The yolks were barely tepid. almost cold, & runny. So we returned the first two, & mentioned the problem to a waitress. She shrugged & said: We just brought them out. She then walked away. We tried again from the same eggs Benedict selection. Again, the egg yolks were very cool. We returned them. On reporting this to our waitress, she brought me one more eggs Benedict which she said was straight from the kitchen. My husband did not want another. This egg was only a touch warmer, very runny like the other two, & so unappealing. I ate half before being put off. We know that, on occasion, eggs, poorly cooked can be debilitating. But, overall, the standard & range of food at your Buffet has slipped. We noticed this on a previous visit in September, last year. What has happened to food delights at the Banff Springs!
We also noticed a few things missing,. No roast beef roast being carved or a ham roast. The sausages were pale & uninviting, not browned as breakfast sausages usually are. The breakfast potatoes were soggy, not crisp and just warm; and the stew was average. We both left half the stew we had taken. Desserts just OK. nothing special.
On a positive note the omelette station, another of my husband’s favourite, was, as usual, good and enjoyable.
Overall, the range of dishes on offer, was mediocre. The hotel kitchen has obviously cut back in quite a few areas. Even so, the quality, presentation & hygiene of main buffet dishes should be maintained.
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