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Dining in The Fairmont Banff Springs

by K Gordon Schultz

Eat out at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta

The Fairmont Banff Springs has luxurious rooms, a world-class spa, a championship golf course and children’s programs? What else could you need?

Food of course! And they won’t disappoint in this department. With cuisine from every corner of the globe, you’ll never go hungry (or thirsty) here!

Executive Chef Martin Luthi has more than 30 years experience and has been overseeing the 132 chefs and 104 kitchen crew members at The Fairmont Banff Springs since 1980. Known simply as “The Chef,” the Swiss-born Luthi makes sure that everything moves smoothly for all the 1.3 million meals served here yearly.

Read below for descriptions of the restaurants on site.

Banffshire Club
This elegant restaurant serves innovative North American cuisine. Chef Cory Ledrew’s menu features premium meats cooked on a maple wood grill. The restaurant has won the AAA/CAA Four Diamond and Mobile Four Star awards. Entrees generally cost between $37 and $59. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Phone: 403-762-6860

Bow Valley Grill
Beautiful mountain views and a menu full of fresh market cuisine attract diners to this restaurant. The menu changes according to the season and includes rotisserie meats and a variety of fresh seafood. Their breads are baked on-site in their open kitchen, as are their decadent desserts. Buffet breakfasts are $27; weekend brunches are $39.50 for adults and $14.50 for children ages 6-12.
Phone: 403-762-6860

Castello Ristorante
This restaurant serves cuisine from Italy in an elegant setting. Try their pizzas, pastas, or Portobello, port tenderloin, lamb or veal Saltimbocca. Don’t forget the Limoncello! Main courses cost between $28 and $39. They are open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday.
Phone: (403) 762-6860

Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant
This restaurant serves as the sushi bar for The Fairmont Banff Springs. Their offerings include fresh sushi, sashimi and Japanese hot pots like shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Open from Thursday to Monday.
Phone: (403) 762-6860

Golf Course Clubhouse
The Clubhouse serves great meals from The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. It’s worth it to go, if even for the view! The celebrated Stanley Thompson fairways, ice melt streams and gorgeous Rocky Mountain Peaks extend in every direction. Shuttles are available every half-hour from the hotel to the clubhouse. Open during the golf season.
Phone: (403) 762-6899

Waldhaus Restaurant
This restaurant at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel serves German and Swiss cuisine. Come to Waldhaus (“House in the Forest”) for venison, trout, schnitzel and beef tenderloin. Or try one of their cheese, beef or chocolate fondues. Main dishes usually cost between $28 and $38. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Phone: (403) 762-6860

Waldhaus Pub
The Waldhaus Pub is located beneath the Waldhaus Restaurant. It offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere and a great beer menu! Their food menu isn’t too shabby either, with gourmet burgers, wraps and sandwiches, steak and frites, and of course, some German bratwurst. Flat screen TVs, a pool table and a dartboard are there to entertain. Open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Please note that the Waldhaus Pub is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Reservations are not required.

Rundle Lounge
This Fairmont Banff Springs spot is sunny during the day and intimate at night. Have a drink in this cozy setting, whether you prefer fine wines, international beers or aged scotches or ports. Food is also available. Open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight daily.
Reservations are not required.

Ramsay Lounge
The Ramsay Lounge is a great place to enjoy a pre or post-dinner cocktail. They have an extensive menu of ports, scotches and cocktails. Open from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday to Tuesday. Food also available.
Reservations are not required.

Grapes Wine Bar
This wine bar/bistro is a great place to savor a glass of Canadian wine. The bistro side offers fondue, pate, cheese, salads and specials made from local foods. Entrees generally run between $22 and $44. They are open from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. daily.
Phone: (403) 762-6860

Castle Pantry
This restaurant is located in the lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs luxury hotel. Come here to enjoy homemade breads, pastries, salads, sushi, chili or sandwiches. Menu items generally range from $8 to $15. Ask about their picnics to go!
Phone: (403) 762-6860

To learn more about where to eat in Banff off the hotel grounds, visit Banff restaurants!

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