The newly renovated Thomsons has returned to the Calgary's diverse culinary scene as one of the top spots to experience fresh, locally sourced, contemporary Canadian Cuisine,situated in a space that showcases Calgary's historic architechture and imagery of traditional western ranching lifestyle.
We're located in the heart of downtown Calgary - steps from theatres, the philharmonic, galleries and shopping. As we're in the midst of the business centre, we're within easy reach for business lunches or casual meetings.
In addition to the renovations, Thomsons is returning with a new feature ' #FreeRangeCulinary'. Thomsons unveils an inspirationally driven menu that uses local and sustainable product with new, original dinner menu showcased each week. Thomsons menus are designed to encourage the natural creativity of our culinary team, and inspire 'free-range' in our kitchens.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday: 6:30am - 10:00am, Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm
CAN$30 and under
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For all your Catering needs, please contact our Catering Department. Our Team of professional Catering managers will assist you to create memorable events.
Full Service Valet or Self Parking available. Diners will have Self Parking Validated.
Calgary Transit LRT stop directly beside our property.
Private Party Facilities:
Thomsons provides an excellent setting for any occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Amrut Misra: 4035374446x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Thomsons Ratings and Reviews
We decided to have breakfast here for Fa ...
We decided to have breakfast here for Father's Day, since fewer restaurants seem to offer buffets for Father's Day (Mother's Day... that's a whole different story). A very tasty selection of fresh items, along with Eggs Benedict, pancakes and waffles available by order (no extra charge). Plenty of fresh orange juice and coffee. The scrambled eggs were quite fresh and appeared to be made in smaller batches to maintain the quality (you ALL know how bad scrambled eggs created en mass can be!). Some nice bacon and non-greasy sausages, along with some of the most unique French toast we'd ever tasted... it almost had a pound cake-like quality to it... absolutely delicious. The service was courteous and friendly. We've been here a few times and Thomson's has yet to disappoint.
We have (now) enjoyed brunch twice at Th ...
We have (now) enjoyed brunch twice at Thomsons and the experience was wonderful both times. We would certainly return. The staff was attentive, professional and helpful, the food excellent and we would gladly return. As a customer service provider in a retail setting downtown I have been happy to refer our customers, especially tourists staying downtown, to Thomsons for brunch or any meal.
Expected to have a larger buffet spread ...
Expected to have a larger buffet spread when we came for breakfast on Friday! (Especially given the price is $24). Left slightly disappointed. I've been here for the Sunday brunch, so was expecting something similar. The wait staff were excellent, courteous and always attentive to our needs! That was a plus point. Unfortunately I can't remember the names. But those working on June 10th around 9am. Also, the girl who manned the omelette station was so friendly and polite. The omelette was excellent too!
We have been to brunch several times. Gr ...
We have been to brunch several times. Great variety, and lots and lots of food for your $34. Our waiter was nice and attentive to our daughter, but the food and drinks that we had to order (mimosas and pancakes/eggs Benedict) were very slow.
Auto 18% gratuity for large parties but service was terrible. Reservations were made and restaurant was quiet upon arrival but we still waited 15-min to be seated. Waiter didn't ask in advance if separate bills needed, so at the end of the meal, he advised it was our fault for not notifying him we needed separate bills and delayed payment as the large party was forced to all pay on one bill. Waiter never refilled juices or coffee or asked if we needed anything. Food was fine but for the price, was no different in quality than Denny's.
Brunch keeps getting better!
Brunch jow has dimsum dumplings! Beef was great! Service from Joseph was awesome! Knows what we want before we asked!
Enjoyed our brunch
Nice location and the food was very good. It is pricy. I was surprised to see the Sunday brunch cost to be considerably higher than from a few months ago, especially considering the down market in Calgary.
Before theater dinner
Warm even, burgers at an outdoor table. Limited menu but the food was good
Breakfast at Thomson's
I took the family for an early Mother's Day brunch/breakfast... the food was great, good value for the selection. They ask you for your order of eggs benny, waffles, etc at your table and bring it to you while you get the rest of your breakfast items yourself. We went at 9:30 on a Sunday morning.. it was not busy or crowded and was very relaxing. The scrambles eggs were awesome... not those powdered eggs you get at some places... they were very tasty.... free range(?) The has browns were real diced potatoes hand made and delicious. The meal came with excellent coffee and orange juice... the full deal.
Excellent Lamb Shanks and Steak
Meats were cooked perfectly, and the lamb was very tender. Food was a bit slow coming out, but understandable considering the quality. Very well paired with fresh steamed vegetable and mashed potatoes and a flavorful cherry au jus on the lamb. Complimentary bread was a savory sour dough, and dried fruit and nut whole wheat. Server, Nick, was excellent and offered perfect beer pairing suggestions. Didn't have enough room for dessert, but came back the following evening to try the delicious salted caramel filled chocolate lava cake and some cocktails. All togther a great dining experience.
Great for Brunch
Enjoyed Sunday Brunch at Thomsons! Very good selection and the staff was amazing. Book for Mother's Day early!
Underwhelming but okay
Definitely buffet style food. Food quality was pretty average. Selection was good. Service was mediocre. Atmosphere was nice, although chairs were loud on wood floors. For the $/quality, probably won't come back
Great Food and Service
You really can't go wrong here. The food and service is always great!
The best breakfast in town!
The best breakfast in town!
Great food and Service
You can't go wrong here. The food and service is great.
Great brunch- will come again. Food was ...
Great brunch- will come again. Food was great- come early as it does get busy.
Great food and service
You really can't go wrong here. The service and food is always great.
Great local food
Great locally sourced food, great taste. Wait staff informative and knowledgable. Great flavours
Had an absolutely fantastic dinner here during the Big Taste (I think this is what they called it). One of the best entrees i've had at a restaurant for years (and I eat out a lot with constant travel). Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a hotel scare you off. It is always good.
Love the brunch!
Love the brunch!
Amazing service and delicious food! Grea ...
Amazing service and delicious food! Great portion sizes
Best breakfast buffet
Best breakfast buffet
Great food and service
As always the food and service here is amazing. You really can't go wrong.
The meal as always was excellent! Servi ...
The meal as always was excellent! Service was great.
Great locally sorced food and Service
The food and service was amazing. I never have a negative experience when I come here.
Great food and Service
The locally sourced food is top notch. The service is amazing!
An okay lunch, but not worth the price IMO
I went for lunch with my Aunt and was greeted by prompt, friendly service. Our waiter recited the specials to us and brought us the correct order: I got the half-sandwich special with soup and salad, and my Aunt got the steak sandwich and fries with a couple modifications for her diet. I was underwhelmed by the half sandwich (more like a quarter sandwich?) but the soup and salad were tasty...not loaded with dressing, which I appreciate! My Aunt mentioned her steak was rather salty but the huge fries were amazing (and they were!). Overall, it was a decent lunch but nothing special. It cost us a pretty penny, too...mine was $18 and my Aunt's was $20. To be honest, I would have rather paid $25 and gone to one of the restaurants downtown that offers a three course express lunch instead. Better value. I would have given our server 5 stars if it weren't for one thing: his timing and ability to read the table was not ideal. My Aunt and I were having an visibly emotional conversation (involving tears and Kleenex!), and that seemed to be his cue to come interrupt and ask us if we wanted refills on our sodas. I would have appreciated some privacy in the moment. And he appeared to be very eager to clear our plates before we were done eating, despite the restaurant having plenty of open tables...what was the hurry? Everything else was great besides these two points.
Food is as expected from a hotel brunch buffet.
Food is as you would expect from a hotel brunch buffet. Service was friendly and available as needed. Environment nothing special...a little dated. Large space, so ideal for larger groups.
Food and Service was amazing
The service is a step above! The locally sourced food is spot on!
It used to be our favourite place...
My family and I have a long history of going to Thomsons for breakfast. This might be the last time. The buffet is minimal, the service was very poor - our server was so busy helping with setting up the brunch we never saw him. It the later brunch is of more importance than eliminate the breakfast brunch ...but don't do one well and the other poorly. The price has not been reduced - only the service and value. I can't in good conscience recommend this as the place to go which is unfortunate as I usually recommend the hotel and the breakfast to my friends and family.
Good value for the $. Food was tasty.
We were there for Teachers Convention, and appreciated the $5 off the lunch buffet. We got a choice of 2 soups, 3 salads, 3 pastas, and a dessert/fresh fruit table. Food was great, and service was great.
Very much enjoy of evening out at Thomsons. Please tell meal with great service.
Probably the best hotel restaurant I've ...
Probably the best hotel restaurant I've ever been to. Consistently good food.
Service was prompt, lunch was good, ambi ...
Service was prompt, lunch was good, ambience active but quiet
Rushed and no ambience
Food was excellent! Everything else, not so much. Service was rushed - and for no reason that I could see. Room only 1/2 full. Ordered the 3-course winter special and it was great. Ordered a beer before dinner and still had 2 ounces left when dessert came! Experience was OK at best.
Brunch with friends
Brunch with my best friend and her daughter was fun. The variety was very good. It should be noted that my friend is a great lover of eggs benedict which she found out has to be special ordered. That came as a bit of a surprise as it is listed on the brunch menu. However, the eggs came quickly and she was very please with them. She also got a lovely big slice of roast beef . I got several little slices and I had to push the server to continue slicing. We had different chefs and oviously they had different ideas of what constitues a serving. However, I did get a fair sized portion after pushing a bit. The original server assigned to our table seemed to be blind to us until we were told that our table was being looked after by another (the hostess got it wrong) She was attentive without being obtrustive. Overall, it was good food and not so noisy or busy that we could not enjoy a good visit.
Dino was fantastic!
Dino was fantastic!
Partner Strategic Dynamics Calgary/Scottsdale
I use have business lunches here often as it is consistent and fast. The dinning space is large and confidential discussion are easy to have.
So great. Love this place!
This restaurant is amazing. The service and the locally sourced food... God what more can I say!
We always eat here before going to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra concert. Service and food has always been great
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