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Aug 1, 2007 08:21 PM

Sunday Brunch in Calgary?

Hey all, first post here, and I have to say this is a great forum, amazing reviews and nice atmosphere!

My family is looking for a place to go Sunday Brunch in Calgary, are there any good recommendations? We're thinking of a buffet, we use to go to the Palliser alot but I find that the Palliser, while good, isn't that "interesting" when it comes to the buffet items. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which restaurants or hotels have the best Sunday Brunch?

Thanks all!


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  1. If you have kids, the Safari Brunch at the Calgary Zoo is decent - the food is pretty good, but you get free admission to the zoo afterwards!

    Im drawing blanks on other buffets - there are lots of great breakfast spots, but hopefully someone else has some better ideas!

    Hope you keep on posting - the more the merrier!

    1. I know you asked for Calgary, but if you want to treat your family to a great meal and great sights, and you can stand an hour's drive, I recommend the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff for brunch. I have never had a better brunch anywhere.

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      1. re: feuerzeug

        I'm a sucker for breakfast buffet at Thompson's in the Hyatt - they take reservations. (not really a surprise for a hotel, but I don't often like waiting, and when the other options being bandied about are line-up magnets like Diner Deluxe or Avenue Diner...)

        The food is above average for the most part. The sausages and made-to-order omelets are super. Fresh and plentiful fruit. NB Hyatt: eggs benny do not work on a buffet line. I also like the room (interesting art) and the service is pretty good.

      2. A bit out of left field, but Nick's has a Sunday brunch with all you can eat steak. I love it.

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        1. re: Shazam

          Dood, that isnt left field, that's a home run! What cut of steak? Is it cooked to order? Seasoned well? How much!?


          1. re: yen

            It's sirloin. It is cooked to order. They give you slips where you write down the quantity by doneness and give it to the wait staff. A few minutes later, steak. Repeat. :)

            It's just like any other Nick's steak, just smaller. But you just order four for yourself then :)

            There's also excellent roast beef available.

            It's $20 for adults.

            1. re: Shazam

              Ah. What a lovely concept. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I wonder if it's possible to OD on beef? :) I guess im about to find out!

              1. re: yen

                Glad to be of service. Make sure you make reservations, it can get quite busy.

        2. Thanks for all the great suggestions. I just might have to try the Nick's brunch... Is that the same Nick's that's been around forever just off of crowchild near the university and McMahon? What are the other buffet items like?

          Talking about other buffets, I've been to the Banff Springs several times and it is excellent. They have everything there, from your usual breakfast foods and bennys, to lots of different meats, game, salads and an omelette and mussels station. Good desert section and also a little spread of pizza, onion rings, chicken wings etc for the kids...or other big kids as well! Excellent service always.... I definately over-eat at that one.

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          1. re: Hoj

            yep!! its the same place thats been there for over 25 yrs,.the menu varies some times its prime rib other times its ham ,plus usually a big tray of peel & eat shrimp....its always been great when I've been there..and you can order a steak done to your liking.......

          2. I've heard that the buffet at COP, on the top of the ski jump, is a fantastic and as yet undiscoverd place for brunch. My favorite brunch with kids is Diner Deluxe - not a buffet though. Best eggs Benny in Calgary!