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Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten, the Bavarian-style restaurant just above the 15th tee, is housed in the old Banff Springs Clubhouse and is a must for any golfer or fondue fan. The dog friendly patio has stunning views of the backside of Rundle and the Bow River. Inside, the beer-cellar style setting gives cozy tudor style vibes any pub lover can appreciate. Whether you are looking to just have a pint after a round or having a scenic supper, the Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten is a truly authentic Banff experience.
Does it have to be winter to have fondue? We think not. Any time of the year is a good time to dip some gherkin into melted emmental and gruyère. We ordered both the market vegetables and cured meats – from Valbella – as dipping items, but later learned that not only are the french fries a delicious option, so is the soft pretzel.
To some, at first glance, Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten might seem like a bar food type, but once you take a deeper look into the menu, this eatery is by any standard, a gastropub.
While Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten’s housemade bratwurst is a more traditional summertime option, the roasted mushroom tartine is a standout dish that is perfectly suited for both warm and cooler weather. The tartine features wild British Columbian mushrooms. Radish, truffle whipped butter, watercress and sbrinz cheese on top of a rye bread toast and is an excellent vegetarian option.
Of course, it would be criminal for Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten not to have chocolate fondue. Served with strawberries, bananas, pastries and homemade marshmallows, you can also add Frangelico, Baileys or Kahlùa to the chocolate fondue. However, if you are looking for something a little lighter to finish off your dinner, we recommend the gluten free chocolate sponge cake.