About Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Rundle Lounge takes England"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. The Rundle Lounge climbs even higher with its exclusive Matcha Martini, shaken not steeped for the modern tea aficionado. $43.00 per person.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: No reservations accepted
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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 closest bus stop is located directly out the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
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: 8888426893
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rundle Lounge - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Bronte, our server, was very sweet and a ...
Bronte, our server, was very sweet and attentive. The view can't be beat! The food was delicious, but $43 pp is $$$$. We would have felt it was a better value if a glass of prosecco was included. The ambiance would have felt more elevated if there was live music like the harpist in the lobby vs. piped in Top 40.
Awesome view and excellent service made ...
Awesome view and excellent service made my outing with my sisters a wonderful experience! Afternoon tea (sandwiches, sweets and tea in abundance) is a really fun idea to while away a couple of hours in the iconic Banff Springs Hotel. Well worth it.
Exceptional place to catch up with close ...
Exceptional place to catch up with close friends. Great view of the mountains from the lounge. We had the classic Afternoon Tea menu. Totally worth it. A nice fruit cup to open your appetite. My Jasmine Butterfly tea was delightful with honey. Warm scones, variety of sandwiches, and fantastic desserts. The passion fruit chocolate mousse cake, yum. Overall, the portion size is just right.
The food and tea were very good except I ...
The food and tea were very good except I was not that impressed with the dessert. The waitresses were young women who were not very attentive and a little forgetful. The view was beautiful however. But the experience was not worth $43 a person.
My friend and I went for afternoon tea w ...
My friend and I went for afternoon tea while we had a trip away to Canmore/Banff. And we were celebrating my birthday! I am from the UK so naturally love afternoon tea...and this was the perfect experience (real cream teas - scones with jam and clotted cream)! The service was top notch with a very friendly / chatty server, the food and tea (I recommend Maple Maple) was delightful and the view ...was priceless! I will be doing this again! Thank you!
It was a memorable moment to return to t ...
It was a memorable moment to return to the Banff Springs Hotel after 19 Years. This time with my husband and a good friend for a High Tea. I would recommend this hotel to any person wishing to enjoy a great location and beautiful hotel.
The food and the view were to die for! T ...
The food and the view were to die for! This was our first high tea, so that factors into it, but you couldn't ask for a better setting with the Rockies and the golf course as a view out of the window. Perhaps the only low spot was a musician who started playing in the bar below us towards the end of our tea that had his amplifier turned up too loud and distracted from the meditative state we had attained with the lovely sandwiches and the exquisite desserts.
Standards have slipped
Sadly not as good an experience as in the past.
Had high tea on a Sunday afternoon - our tea was cold by the time it finally arrived, had to ask for new hot water.
Granulated sugar rather than sugar cubes and no spoon to put sugar in tea - had to reuse teaspoon which isn't very hygienic, or English!
Server was very pleasant but towards end, started making us feel uncomfortable by asking every couple of minutes if we're finished - all this whilst setting up a new table next door, so felt like they wanted us out the door.
Better than expected and worth every penny!
I booked our birthday afternoon tea online in March. I had it recommended to me and was apprehensive because I knew it would be pricey. But our experience was amazing. I love dressing up and the ambiance matched my attire. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to do something intimate and special. Perfect for a girls weekend as well because there was a large group of girls who were at another table and they looked like they were enjoying their experience too. Last note, we went to have this as lunch and we were both stuffed and couldn't eat all of the desserts. Next time I'll be going really hungry and get the more expensive experience!
High Quality High Tea
As expected, the view was excellent. Beyond that, however, the service was absolutely top tier. Our server has only been working two days but show exceptional professionalism and proficiency. The food was significantly more extensive than expected and was ideally suited to the dinning occasion. The entire experience was what my spouse and I had hoped for.
My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Rundle Lounge. They were particularly accommodating of her gluten allergy, making sure everything was prepared especially for her. The service was tremendous and the views of course were one of a kind. A must if you're in Banff.
Banff Springs birthday afternoon tea
We booked the afternoon tea for our mothers 83rd birthday and this was of our better ideas the venue is awesome with outstanding views and great service. The whole event took a couple of hours start to finish and during that time the service was excellent our server was very attentive and helpful. I would recommend this experience for sure !
Fantastic experience! Treated my 22 year old daughter in celebration of her college graduation. We also went to the spa, enjoyed a lovely dinner, brunch and were pleased to discover the upgrade to a Stanley Thompson Suite with an amazing mountain view...but when I asked my daughter what her highlight was, she told me it was the "High Tea". So thank you so much for creating such a beautiful memory for my daughter and I. Special thanks to our server, Campbell, who was outstanding. :)
High tea afternoon tea
We had a lovely experience at the high tea.
We did however arrive 11 minutes late which was quoted by the wait staff & then had to wait further 20 minutes until our server waited our table to place our order. Other than this the food was delicious and experience was amazing!
love this place
I enjoyed my afternoon tea with the beautiful mountain view here. The price is $42 to begin with, but believe me, its worth every penny. The server is super friendly, good portion of food, in fact, I cant finish at all. Stayed there for 2 hrs, fully distressed. My only concern while being there is which piece of food should I eat next and would I be able to finish it all. I will visit again for sure.
Poor service poor music
I was disappointed. Hi felt that playing top 40 pop hits was a poor choice for that setting. Our server was inattentive didn't fill our tea pots with more hot water and brought the desert portion of our meal half an hour after we were finished the savoury . We also had to ask for the bill when we had been there much too long .
Very disappointing I may never go again.
I brought my daughter here for her 18th birthday celebration. Of course tea time was the beginning of the celebration which was followed by an afternoon at the Willow Stream spa and ended with some nightlife in downtown Banff. My daughter enjoyed our teatime very much, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very classy. I would recommend a visit to the Rundall lounge during teatime to anyone.
The Afternoon Tea location in the hotel had the most amazing views of the mountains and the golf course. The area was quiet and relaxing. The service was exceptional and the selection of teas, sandwiches and scone tray and then the dessert tray very excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. Later we went to the store in the hotel and purchased two boxes of the tea's we drank:) I would strongly recommend reservations as the seating are is limited. One thing I will mention is how friendly all the staff were, not just at the tea but the whole hotel, I don't think we have experienced such genuinely friendly people.
My daughter and I enjoyed afternoon tea at this historical and magical place while on vacation in Banff. The service and food was superb, from start to finish. The view of the Rockies were magnificent. Bruce our server was exceptional and really was the icing on the cake which provided us with wonderful memories both my daughter and I will always cherish. This is an experience not to be missed while spending time in the Banff or Lake Louise area. We cannot recommend it enough.
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