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Feel the pulse of the Castle, the Rundle Bar is the place to be. With stylish hand-crafted cocktails, a great menu and our famed mixologists by your side, you will always have a friend here. This enchanting part of our world is the ultimate place to relax and enjoy Banff's best mountain views, plus our drinks menu will let you travel the world one sip at a time. So the only question you should be asking yourself is if you want your drink shaken or stirred.
PRICE RANGE
C$10 - C$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rundle bar became our favourite hangout while a couple of nights at the Fairmont, we were lucky enough to get bar seats each time we were there so no problem with service as bar staff were on to it. As per several comments great views...from the bar we enjoyed sitting there and watching the bar staff work some of the busiest we have ever seen they did not stop. We were also able to strike up conversations with several other patrons all interesting travelled people. Were able to discuss the whiskey selection with bar staff one who showed us a bottle of whiskey with over $6000cad a shot (don't order a double). We did have the lobster roll as a bit of a snack was good however felt a little on the small side, we did run into a similar experience later on in out trip through Canada. Great atmosphere if staying at the Fairmont grab a bar seat.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My guest and I shook our heads at the poor level of service. Unprofessional, especially for a 5 star hotel. Disappointing given the environment. Would not recommend. The waiter forgot my guest's drink. Then came back to the table to ask what he had forgotten....My guest was served her meal. Mine was nowhere to be seen. After waiting and waiting, probably a good 10 minutes, we had to flag down another server to ask about the missing lunch. Food was okay; not great. Disappointing all around, except for the view. Advise for the managers: you're a five star hotel. Surely, you have it within your budget to pay people better and attract better, professional staff who know what they're doing.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped into this historic hotel and had a walk around before finishing up in the Rundle Bar for a quick lunch. We sat near the windows and had a great view over the valley which added to our dining experience. A good menu with...plenty of choices and good table service ensured a quick appearance of the food we ordered. We were very happy with what we had, very fresh produce and well presented with a very good tasting of the generous serves that we were given. Well worth a visit when in Banff.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you for sharing your review, we look forward to your next visit.  Best wishes, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed May 17, 2024 via mobile

We’ve done afternoon tea at a few locations, including other Fairmont Hotels. This one compares very favourably. The sandwiches and sweets have a lot of variety and are creative. Service was excellence. And what a great view of the mountains.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you sincerely for your 5-star review. Your rating is truly appreciated, and we are grateful for the time you took to share your experience with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator 

Reviewed May 1, 2024

We were on a hike and stopped in for a glass of wine. So happy we did! Our waiter was amazing and went above and beyond to make our experience a good one. We sat upstairs and the service, wine and view were all top...notch. This is a true example of getting what you pay for - highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2024

Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you for sharing your review, we look forward to your next visit.  Best wishes, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed April 19, 2024

We went in for a casual drink, the atmosphere was interesting, fancy but not overly. We were told to sit wherever we wanted. Our server (Louis) approached us within a few seconds and asked us if we visited Rundle's bar before (wich we did not)....He then proceeded on with amazing suggestions with his beautiful French accent. I took the wild flower gin forward cocktail he described to me. My partner took the coffee infused negroni. We both enjoyed our drinks very much. Our sharing plates came within few minutes from our beverages being served. Again we went with Louis's recommendation. I had the oyster mushrooms tempuras and my husband ordered the charred avocado dish. They were both delicious. The service was on point (best we have seen in a very long time). My glass of water never went lower then 4/10 of the glass. We will definitely be back and ask to be in his section.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2024

Dear Valued Guest,   Thank you for leaving us such an awesome review! It means the world to us and especially to Louis. Next time you come to Rundle Bar do not hesitate to ask for them, they will be happy to see you again. Please...More

Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

I truly think this is one of those must do’s in Banff. We grabbed the 2:15 reservation for 6 of us and it was simply exquisite. The food, the service, the views from Rundle. Panoramic and epic. Special thanks to Amy, our Afternoon Tea concierge....Amy was fun and smart and walked us through the tea options and the food. I upgraded to the Madam Butterfly premium green tea and it couldn’t have been a better choice. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2024

Dear Valued Guest,  We are so grateful for your 5-star review, especially Amy. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed February 16, 2024

After Noon tea février 2024 This is an amazing place!I did the historical tour, the day time and night time walks. Beautiful grounds and interesting history with great guides. Also enjoyed the outdoor swimming pool! I treated myself to the afternoon tea. What an excellent...experience! A beautiful room in the Rumble Bar in front of the million dollar view, a harpist, a wonderfull waitress ( Rebecca i think) ,she recommended the best tea Market Fresh ( tasted like watermelon and a beautiful pink ), explained all the delicious « bouchées ».Everything tasted delicious! Merci!😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2024

Dear Valued Guest,  We are so grateful for your 5-star review, especially Rebecca. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed December 29, 2023

What a beautiful spot! The decor is amazing and the service is perfect. We came for a cocktail and snack before the spa and loved everything. We each had prosecco and we shared the guacamole and onion dip. The portions are very big and everything...was tasty. The views are spectacular.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2023

My wife and I decided to just wander about in the Banff Springs Hotel. That was a great decision but we needed a break so stopped into the Rundle Lounge far a beer. The room was amazing with comfortable chairs and small tables spread about...the place. Service was excellent, just what you would expect.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2023

Dear Valued Guest, We are grateful for your 5-Star review. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Sincerely, Sam - Food & Beverage Coordinator

Reviewed December 7, 2023

Our afternoon tea here was an unparalleled experience. The view quite literally took our breath away. Amy, our expert tea guide from the UK, went above and beyond by matching our preferences with the finest tea selection we've ever seen. The scones, sandwiches, and desserts...were extremely high quality and immaculately presented. This is 100% worth the price for an unforgettable memory.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 1, 2023

So relaxing, wonderful place to sit and visit with friends. The food and drinks were excellent! Our server Max was lovely to talk to and super helpful.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2023

Dear Valued Guest, We are so grateful for your 5-Star review, especially Max. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed November 25, 2023

I had an early evening meeting so the hours for this location worked best. We had raw oysters and they were superb. The wait staff was attentive and provided great service. The view was magnificent.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2023

Dear Valued Guest, We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm Regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed November 4, 2023

My friends and I attended the Afternoon Tea. It was absolutely perfect! The food was fantastic! Amy, our server, was personable and friendly! The view was spectacular. We were transported to another world! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sarah Lucier, Other at Rundle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2023

Dear Valued Guest, We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm Regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

Reviewed November 3, 2023

We had food and/or drinks here twice during our stay at the Fairmont. Food, drinks, and service were all quite good. There are not enough tables to eat at (for me) since I don't enjoy trying to eat sitting on a low sofa with a...low coffee table. Those are fine for drinks, but the tables for 2 for lunch or drinks and appetizers were is short supply.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Dear Valued Guest, We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm Regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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The Rundle Bar does have live music! The schedule and artists vary. If you have a specific date you are staying with us feel free to inquire with our team directly and we can let you know the schedule! Hope to see you soon.
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You get to chose which tea you’d like from their wide range of teas. You then get a teapot of your chosen tea. The sandwiches, pastries, snacks etc on the afternoon tea are all delicious but very filling. There is only one... More
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