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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%
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“brunch” (108 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We ate breakfast here everyday! The buffet seems pricey but the food and service is top notch! They will make an omelet, pancakes, french toast and even had Gluten free options!More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and that you were able to join us each day of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

The buffet looked great from afar but after I ate I felt this could have been served anywhere for half the price. I know you are paying for Fairmont space but this was a brunch buffet price for breakfast. The omelette station burners were set...More

1  Thank sneakyright
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 on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your breakfast was not as memorable as we would like. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as we are always looking...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Go hungry, go big and then roll to the nearest sofa to rest. The food is excellent and one of the best buffets I have had the pleasure of indulging in.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed a Fathers Day Sunday Brunch and it was worth every penny. The views were amazing, food was delicious, and staff were very accomidating and attentive.More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was fantastic to hear that you were able to join us for such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is definitely worth the cost, with so many selections to choose from and everything presented wonderfully. The staff was very attentive, both in refilling bruch items and in table service. I will definitely be back next time I'm in town!More

Thank the4travellers2013
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wide selection of scrumptious food the brunch buffet has to offer. We always recommended guests to come hungry! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food &...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife Michelle and I had a beautiful buffet breakfast here during our stay. It was reasonably price with great coffee, excellent view and lovely atmosphere. Anything you could think of to eat was available and the quality was amazing. Healthy eating options are plentiful...More

Thank wilfred1969
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your breakfast experience with us! We love that you enjoyed the wide selection of breakfast foods and the wonderful view! We hope you are able to join us again to enjoy the buffet. Warm...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe the biggest buffet we've ever experienced. So many selection options. Omelettes were fantastic, but so were the fruit, French toast, juice and meats. Coffee is very good. Dining offers incredible sunrise views. Prices are a bit high.More

Thank LSUTraveller
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 recent experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the plentiful selection at the buffet! Fresh, carefully prepared food is only made better by watching the sun rise over the mountains....More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Large selection of breakfast items and everything was fresh and made with very fresh ingredients. The view is exceptional while eating. Loved everything.More

Thank travelbuddy46
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, There is no better way to start the day than with a freshly prepared breakfast! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We hope to...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have had the dinner buffet once before, but I was just there for Thanksgiving and the buffet was incredible. Prior to arriving I was trying to find a menu online, but all I could find was "turkey and all the trimmings" - and I...More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We strive to make the holidays a memorable and delicious experience and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner! We...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a fine Alberta Beef meal at the grill. Service was wonderful. View out the window and into the mountains was spectacular. Beef was tender and grilled to perfection. Wine selection was fantastic.More

Thank Susan012014
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing you recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We certainly pride ourselves in offering the best Alberta has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon....More

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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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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.