Nine New Places to Eat and Drink in Banff

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Nine New Places to Eat and Drink in Banff

We know that good food is one of the essential parts of a good vacation, and that’s why Banff and Lake Louise are home to internationally acclaimed restaurants and eateries that will leave you craving more. You can find a wide range of cuisines, restaurants, price points, and places to eat while surrounded by the mountains.

A lot has happened in Banff and Lake Louise since last season, and if you haven’t been for a visit in a while, then you have a world of cuisine to try! Here are the latest spots you need to eat and drink in Banff.

Where to eat and drink in Banff

Farm & Fire

If you like farm-to-table food…

At Farm & Fire, good food doesn’t have to be complicated. With a focus on locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients, their menu is inspired by slow-roasted, wood-fired flavours — just as Mother Nature intended. Unwind, share stories and stay warm. Fire, like the ones featured throughout their indoor and outdoor space, has a way of bringing people together.

Our favourite: Honey & thyme 24 hr brined rotisserie chicken

Farm & Fire Dinner, photo by Farm & Fire
Farm & Fire Dinner, photo by Farm & Fire.

Shoku Izakaya

If you want something authentic…

If you are someone who wants to try a bit of everything when you go out to eat, then Shoku is for you. Their sharing-style menu and portion sizes are perfect for ensuring you get your favourites and try new flavours as well.

Our favourite: Steamed bao buns

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Shoku Izakaya makes a Vegan maki Roll that gives regular sushi a run for its money. | Photo by Shoku Izakaya

Three Bears Brewery and Restaurant

If you like beer and pizza…

Banff’s newest brewery is ready to welcome you into the great outdoors — wait, we mean indoors! They’ve brought the outside in with their forest-themed brewery and restaurant, making some of Banff’s best beer. Three Bears created their menu to pair with their beer, so you won’t be disappointed in whatever you choose.

Our favourite: Pepperoni and chili crisp pizza

Dinner at Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant
Dinner at Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant.

Hello Sunshine Banff

If you’re looking for a good time…

Karaoke + Japanese BBQ + sushi = Hello Sunshine. Their menu consists of traditional classics and fusion flavours that you can either share or keep all to yourself. Want an intimate experience? Book their Tiny Bar (there are only six seats!) and enjoy sake flights with your closest friends.

Our favourite: Double down katsu

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Hello Sunshine is Banff’s hottest new sushi joint with sake flights, sushi, and karaoke rooms! | Photo courtesy of Banff Hospitality Collective

Amu Ramen Bar

If you want something budget-friendly…

Banff locals know that the best way to refuel and warm up after a long day on the hill is with a steaming bowl of ramen. Amu Ramen Bar offers traditional, signature, and vegan ramen so everyone in your group can enjoy it.

Our favourite: Tan-tan ramen

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Amu Ramen, on Banff Ave., is a hidden gem that offers an affordable meal and vegan options too! | Photo by Amu Ramen

Saffron Indian Bistro

If you’re looking for a hearty lunch…

Named after the most precious and expensive spice in the world, Saffron Indian Bistro offers traditional thali’s (Hindi for “plate”) for lunch and dinner. Their menu consists of delicious tandoori sizzlers, vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries, and Indian chaat.

Our favourite: Chicken tikka sizzler

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Saffron Bistro is centrally located, on Wolf Street in banff. Tip: Try their lunch buffet! | Photo courtesy of Saffron Bistro

The Uprising Craft Bakery

If you want grab-and-go options…

Traditional tastes with an artisan attitude. At The Uprising Craft Bakery, not all bread is created equal. The Uprising believes in following the tried-and-tested practices of skilled bakers of generations gone by. Not only are they known for their bread and buns, but their sweet treats are also taking the town by storm.

Our favourite: Sourdough loaf

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Uprising Bakery + Espresso Bar serves up tasty treats, baked in the Banff Lake Louise area. | Photo by Banff Lake Louise Tourism

The Prow at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

If you want something off-the-beaten path…

Tucked away in the Buffalo Mountain Lodge, The Prow is one of Banff’s newest restaurants featuring mountain-themed tapas, game meats, shareables, and in-house-made pasta. Their goal is to bring local cuisine in an approachable way for locals and visitors alike.

Our favourite: Game meatballs

You can’t miss brunch at The Prow, tucked away in Buffalo Mountain Lodge. | Photo courtesy of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts

Ready to treat yourself?

Our Reservations Team is always happy to share their local knowledge and experience to help you find the best getaway package for your style and budget. You can reach them via Live Chat (scroll up for the Live Chat link at the top of our website), or by calling 1-844-754-2443.

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