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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.
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Banff, AB T1L1J4
Hours of Operation:
Tea Service Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - May 14, 2017
Treat your mom to Afternoon Tea, with gorgeous views and delicious treats, she'll be sure to you love.
$65 for adults, $35 for children (ages 6 -12)
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 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: (888) 842-6893
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
I really wanted to like this but it turned out to be very average.
Tea - one of the centerpieces - was one tea bag in a vat of water. At a minimum should have loose tea, and should have a taste of the tea. Unfortunately, three of us had different teas and they all tasted alike - hot water.
Savory items were ok, nothing exceptional. Most sweet items were too sweet. For those who care, it was a very carb heavy experience.
The saving (?) grace was the location. But not sufficient for me to return for the afternoon tea. Sorry.
The tea at the Fairmont used to be one of my yearly favorite events to go to. It has gone so downhill this year since past years. The tea took over 40 min to reach the table from sitting time. The waitress was no where to be found and we had to wave her down to get attention after waiting so long. The candles to keep the tea warm were never lit and warm water was never offered. Very sad, for the price we won't be returning again.
I had really high expectations. It was good but not amazing. It was very warm in the room. Doors were open but it was still very warm. We did the champagne tea. The champagne and cheese course was very yummy. Sandwiches were enjoyable as well. Scones were terrible and desserts were below average. Their macarons and a chocolate graham cracker type of dessert was tasty. Service was good but nothing to write home about. Overall, it was okay. The maple maple tea was very good but they told us they are fazing out this line of tea and introducing another. The will not have a maple tea. Big miss in my opinion. I bought 4 boxes before we left. The view made the experience much a nice experience but I still expected a lot more for $85 and being at the Fairmont.
Our waitress was fantastic, but the music/musician was very loud. My mother wears hearing aids and it was difficult for her to hear everyone at the table. We requested the musician lower the volume of her speakers. She wouldn't do it. The waitress was very apologetic. I must admit that tarnished our experience enough that we won't be back for afternoon tea!
Cannot be beaten for the special occasion, or for the experience alone. The afternoon tea was like something out of Alice in Wonderland, the selection of cakes beyond belief. The service was beyond reproach of any kind, with one of the first questions being if anyone had any allergies, and if so alternative cakes supplied.
The views towards the Rockies is stunning, complementing the interior of the hotel which is also stunning.
Well worth doing.
We are on vacation from Los Angeles. I go to tea often with my friends it's a special time for us that I wanted to share with my husband and son. The view was stunning! But it went downhill from there. It took forever to get our food and the tea was cold. We had two little ones with us who were starving no matter how many times we asked if we could get the food for the kids quickly it still took a long time. I wasn't impressed with the food when it finally came. It's a lot of money for bad service, cold tea and mediocre food. Hope my guys give tea another chance. I would suggest going to this location for a drink instead.
Even though someone called the day before our reservation to confirm, they were not ready to seat us at our time. We had to wait over 20minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Much of the flatwear was dirty. The tea pots were slick and dirty inside; they obviously hadn't been washed properly in quite sometime, as the slick grime ubbed off quite easily with just my finger tip. The tea and nibbles took forever to come. We had some dietary restrictions and when we asked why it was taking so long the server said 'it's taking a while because they have to make special food'. Isn't that why we made a reservation so far in advance!? The servers didn't know where to serve from and were quite often leaning right in front and accross us. For the price and the reputation of the Hotel my husband and I were mortified! My parents ran a restaurant for years and to say the least they were not impressed!
I surprised my mom with afternoon tea for mothers day. It was an indlcreadible experience, infact, she wants to make it a yearly tradition with my little daughter Rose. Thankyou to out wonderful server. She really made the experience outstanding. I left one of my baby blankets and she went above and beyond to call me and put it aside. The food was really well presented and we ate every bite!
Thankyou for the memories!
this was my fourth time having High Tea at your picturesque establishment
and it was the first time that I was left disappointed
This was a special occasion for my girlfriend's 60th birthday and I had asked that we be seated at the window (we were not!)
I had to exchange my tea as it was as light as water and tasted like water - *our waiter was very gracious and happily exchanged it for a different blend.
One of the main things that disappointed myself and my two guests was that you have removed the 'cart' - the cart was such a part of the overall experience. We always loved hearing all the descriptions of the different teas as well as being able to smell each blend. To have our tea not served as leaves but in 'regular' sachets was a terrible letdown and changed the entire experience enough for us that we may not return as it just isnt the same experience
with that being said, the food was delicate and delicious. thank you
My parents were in town visiting from NS and wanted to spend a weekend in the mountains. This was a great way for us to spend the afternoon and experience the exceptional service of the Fairmont hotel and their staff. Everything tasted great and the presentation was lovely. The recommendations of our waitress were also great. I would definitely come for Afternoon Tea again!
We have been coming here every year for the last few years and were sad to see the changes to a more modern dining experience. We missed the tea trolley and the real tea China. The food was good but missed some of the previous items.
Service was still great.
An absolutely perfect Valentines day treat, and the ability to get equally delicious gluten free options without a moments hesitation from staff was greatly appreciated. One of the greatest views in the world, delicious and surprisingly filling food, excellent service... what else could you ask for.
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