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Bow Valley Grill

The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (108 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“baked brie” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to try the buffet @ $32 each, I think it might have been a better choice to order off the menu. I was looking forward to ordering a smoothie at the smoothie bar, however there was no one running it from the time...More

Thank CanadianCalgary_AB
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that you found your breakfast disappointing. This is clearly not the way we wish any of our guests to start their day. We are always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This vast restaurant is noisy and full of residents mainly on escorted tours. Nonetheless the buffet breakfast is excellent although not cheap at $C35. Wonderful views.

Thank Charles S
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and the views! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the windows and a fine though large dining room. The hotel fills the room with tour guests which is ok, but the ambience is not good given the large and segregated groups. The standards possibly as a consequence are not good. We...More

Thank Jeff H
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear your dinner was not memorable. We seek to provide our guests with high quality, locally sourced meats and seasonal vegetables. We will be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just exploring the hotel area and happened upon the grill. Glanced at the buffet set up and decided to have brunch. There was a wide range of choices on the buffet and all we tried were excellent. I especially like the salmon eggs...More

Thank wombat44
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your chance encounter with brunch! With a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items, brunch is sure to satisfy the largest of appetites. Thank you for sharing you experience with us. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last meal at the hotel was brunch and we were more than satisfied. Excellent food with large variety of options.More

Thank stefanieadams09
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for your last meal at the hotel. What a perfect way to end a trip in the Rockies! We look forward...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of the Mountain Valley. Fabulous food and Excellent service. What more could you ask for?

Thank HelenB542015
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Gorgeous dining room. The breakfast buffet is as good as any Sunday brunch, and not as crowded -- no waiting in lines for your omelets etc. Excellent selections and fresh food, wonderful and extensive juice and smoothy bar, attentive staff.More

Thank DLMS_3
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast! A solid breakfast is key to a day of adventure in the Rockies! We look forward to welcoming you back soon....More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was hands down the most delicious buffet brunch I have ever had ! I am a vegetarian and usually there are not too many options for me at a brunch buffet but there were tons here ! and the quality of food was absolutely...More

Thank RyJMoore
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! I was thrilled the hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! What a perfect way to spend a weekend in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, the spread is fairly big but only to accommodate the giant dining hall. Service was slow on family day long weekend (Sunday) when we arrived just after noon. I was surprised to find the place not overly busy. You have delicious salmon Benedict but...More

Thank rawandhonest
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that you did not find your visit as memorable as we would like. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they are always looking for ways...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had the buffet breakfast whilst staying at the hotel. There was tons of food and all fresh and tasty. A big restaurant with beautiful views.

Thank jetsettingaussies
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, A great breakfast is key when starting a day in the Mountains! Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

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Itzzlizz
If they have a private section or room ?
15 July 2015|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
there is not really a private area. they had us just in a section off the back. i would recommend a different venue or a catered event as the hotel has lots of neat places to set up depending on the size of your group.
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Anthony S
Good Morning, we looking for somewhere to have Christmas lunch or dinner. 8 adults 5 children. Visiting from Australia and really want the full Canadian Christmas fare. We got your name from Travel Alberta, hoping you may be able to help. With thanks Les Schlencker
13 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 31
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: 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 bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Fairmont Banff Springs
Description
Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch.

Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table.