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Waldhaus Restaurant, Pub & Patio


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Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue
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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. To access the restaurant, walk down from the main hotel or up from the Bow Falls parking lot. Waldhaus’ menu is inspired by Alpine and German cuisine, including signature  fondue.


The dark wood panel décor, oversized fireplace and beautiful wine cabinet, housing a fine selection of new- and old-world labels, complement the European cuisine. The cozy pub below the restaurant is one of Banff’s best kept secrets. It features two giant 80” HD screens, free pool and darts, and a patio with a terrific view of rivers, mountains and golfers-at-the-tee. Try the famous Das Boot: a large boot-shaped glass of German draft.

Menu Samples

  • Soup: Baked Dunkle Onion Soup, rye croutons, gruyere
  • Salads: Beet Salad: Swiss chard, kale spinach, cambozola, sherry vinaigrette; Kale and Spinach Caesar Salad: sprinz cheese, pretzel crouton, lemon caper dressing
  • Appetizers: Seared Scallops: scallion purée, pickled radish parsley; Boar Rillette: beer mustard, house pickles, baguette croutons; Alder Wood Smoked Trout: cucumber, dill, sweet wine vinaigrette
  • Veal Schnitzel: Choose from Classic Schnitzel with fresh lemon, Käse with melted Swiss cheese, Jaeger with mushroom cheese sauce or Holstein with fried egg, caper and onions. Comes with rosemary brown butter spätzle and braised red cabbage
  • Haus Made Sausages: spätzle, sauerkraut, braised red cabbage, beer mustard, jus
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin: herb potatoes, local vegetables, peppercorn sauce
  • Pappardelle Pasta: mushroom, zucchini, peas, spinach, herb pistou, lemon
  • Rocky Mountain Trout: lentils, wilted greens, lemon, crème fraîche
  • The Waldhaus Experience: $80 per person; two person minimum + $45 per person with wine paring: Includes a seasonal salad, a cheese fondue either Traditional Swiss, Shaved Black Truffle or Apple and Cognac, a Veal Schnitzel of your choice and finish with a Toblerone chocolate fondue.
  • Dessert: Black Forest Cake: gluten free chocolate sponge, vanilla kirsh cream, sour cherries; Apple Strudel; Dunkel Beer Ice Cream
  • Pub Menu: Soups; Salads; Cheese Tasting Board; Soft Pretzels; Swiss Fondue; Wings: five options with blue cheese dip; Haus Nachos; Sandwiches; Burgers; Pork Schnitzel; Desserts

Mains$20 to $58

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 - 9pm

Pub: daily 4 - 11pm
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