The world of food blended in the Canadian Rockies
It’s not just people who come from around the world to visit Banff. Food of the world can be found here, too, as there is a cornucopia of outstanding restaurants featuring every type of cuisine imaginable.
Many of the restaurants in Banff have been delighting taste buds for more than 30 years and to survive that long means one has to be good. Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant has been in business for 37 years and is family operate business. El Toro Restaurant first opened in 1978 and offers many outstanding continental dishes. Bumpers Beef House has been in operation since the mid 70’s and still serves up extraordinary dishes.
Numerous other restaurants have been clients of ours since they first opened their doors and the following is an outline of what you can expect to find in our little bit of heaven on earth.
There’s exceptional dining at many of the area hotels, such as the AAA Five Diamond-rated Eden at the Rimrock Resort Hotel. The award-winning restaurant delivers an exquisite dining experience and the exceptional scenery is just a bonus. The Rimrock is also home to the Primrose Restaurant which features Continental Cuisine for breakfast and lunch and an Italian menu for dinner. At the Banff Park Lodge, La Terrazza Ristorante serves classic Italian dishes in very intimate surroundings. Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant, at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge, features a cozy cabin atmosphere and uses the freshest of ingredients to serve Rocky Mountain Cuisine.
At the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the hardest decision may have to be made before you even open the menu. The resort boasts eight restaurants including their signature dining room, 1888 Chophouse.
The Juniper Bistro at the Juniper Hotel is also a restaurant known for sourcing local ingredients and has an incredible patio with one of the best views in Banff. Contemporary Canadian cuisine is featured at the Evergreen Restaurant at the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge.
If you’re looking for a taste of AAA Alberta steaks specially aged for extra tenderness, there are several excellent choices around town. Saltlik Steakhouse is very well known in Banff as an excellent steakhouse and they are located downtown on Bear Street. The Keg with two Banff locations, is a favourite Canadian institution, having been around for over forty years.
Earls is a Canadian favourite and has an outstanding selection of dishes. At Toque, visitors to Banff will have a new way to experience what Canadian culture is all about. Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar is Banff's only restaurant bar and distillery featuring 100% local handmade spirits with campfire cuisine. Banff’s best view is at the Cliffhouse Bistro at Mount Norquay. Ride the chairlift to an impressive Banff townsite view and a historic bistro visited by Marilyn Monroe.
Banff is also blessed with many excellent ethnic restaurants. Thai cuisine is well represented at Pad Thai in the Clock Tower Village Mall. East Indian fare is available at Banff’s only Indian restaurant, Masala Indian Cuisine. Chinese cuisine is represented by Silver Dragon Restaurant, a tradition in Banff since 1988. Seoul Country Korean Restaurant is a family-run restaurant and brings you over thirty years of authentic Korean cuisine.
Experience Banff’s only Western restaurant and bar, Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon, which is renowned for their entertainment and good wholesome food. Around the corner from Wild Bill's is Tooloulou's, which specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine and their breakfasts are a Banff favourite. Equally interesting and also close by is Block Restaurant + Bar - a favourite for a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian tastes and whose specialty is tapas.
Banff is also home to many well-known restaurants with other locations in Canada. Chili’s Grill and Bar features signature burger and steaks as well as many other dishes. The Old Spaghetti Factory serves much more than great spaghetti as the menu features a vast selection of other pasta dishes and other entrees which are served in a fascinating nostalgic atmosphere. Tony Roma’s Ribs, Seafood & Steaks is famous for their BBQ ribs, but also features BBQ chicken, prime rib, pork, Alberta steaks and more. Ricky's All Day Grill is proud to have something for everyone whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Banff even has a Tim Horton's which features Canada's favourite coffee.