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Waldhaus Restaurant, Pub & Patio

Waldhaus

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Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue
403.762.6860
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In a secluded spot by the Spray River and the golf course’s 15th tee is Waldhaus, the Fairmont Banff Springs’ charming House in the Forest. This renovated 1927 Bavarian-style ‘cottage’ was once the golf clubhouse. Waldhaus’ menu is inspired by Alpine and German cuisine; the fondue is a signature dish.

Atmosphere

The dark wood panel décor, oversized fireplace and beautiful wine cabinet (that houses a fine selection of new- and old-world labels) complement the authentic European cuisine. The cozy pub below features two giant 80″ HD screens (great for sports), free pool and darts, ‘famous’ Das Boot (big, boot-shape glass of German draft) and a patio with a terrific view of mountain and golfers-at-the-tee.

Menu Samples

  • Soup: tomato with parsley oil and herb croutons
  • Salads: house greens; Caesar with cave aged gouda, pretzel crouton
  • Appetizers: Nova Scotia smoked salmon (potato salad, dill crème fraîche, onion marmalade); beef tartare (haus chips); braised pork belly (roasted apples, cider jus); duck rillette (sweet Bavarian mustard, poached pear)
  • Braised Beef Short Rib: buttermilk mashed potato, red wine and shallot sauce
  • Veal Schnitzel: rosemary brown butter spätzle, braised red cabbage
  • Peppered Venison: dried bing cherry roast potatoes, red wine demi
  • Beef Striploin; Roasted Chicken Supreme (bacon, potato, mushroom gratin)
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli: velouté, roasted mushroom, spinach, chilies
  • Atlantic Salmon: red quinoa and chick pea pilaf, stone fruit salsa
  • Roasted Sea Scallops: caramelized succotash, chorizo sausage, smoked paprika, roasted red pepper bisque
  • Three-Course Fondue Experience ($90 per person; two person min): traditional Swiss (Emmental, gruyère, white wine, kirschwasser, nutmeg,
    black pepper) shaved black truffle or roasted garlic and pepper fondue; beef
    fondue; chocolate fondue (fresh fruit, marshmallow, banana walnut bread)
  • Dessert: Belgian waffle; black forest cake; apple kuchen; ice cream float
  • Pub Menu: soups; salads; warm pretzels; Waldhaus poutine; Swiss fondue; wings; haus nachos; sandwiches; burgers; steak and ale; pork schnitzel;
    brats and mash; cauliflower and chickpea curry

Mains$34 to $39; pub menu $13 to $47 with daily specials

Drinks: wines $43 to $450, 73 choices, $12 to $21 by the glass, 18 choices; German and Canadian draught and bottled beer; ciders

Wednesday to Sunday; 6 to 9 pm; pub daily 4 to 11 pm
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