Dining at The Banff Centre
Maclab Bistro

Maclab Bistro + Patio

Fresh, Healthy, Feel Good Food

Our new great tasting and nutritious menu is creatively prepared using the highest quality ingredients to offer you fresh, healthy, feel good food. Our dining fare features OceanWise™ seafood, Banff Centre Grown microgreens (grown right here at The Banff Centre), and ingredients from many regionally-sourced suppliers such as Canmore's award-winning Valbella Gourmet Foods. The newly expanded menu offers more vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections, as well as popular favourites such as our classic sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, freshly made salads, and signature burgers (beef, lamb, chicken, bison, and vegan).

The Maclab Bistro + Patio is a great place for casual dining, a quick bite, meeting for drinks, or enjoying that essential coffee. The fully licensed bistro is a popular gathering spot for informal meetings, networking with friends and colleagues, and enjoying the social scene. It features striking mountain views and Banff's most beautiful fireside patio. The Maclab Bistro is located on the ground floor of the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation.

Inspiring creativity applies to more than our artists - we are inspired to prepare creative cuisine for all of our guests. Net proceeds from our food and beverage sales help support ground-breaking artists and game-changing leaders. Thank you!
All artwork on the Maclab menus is by Banff-based contemporary illustrator Samantha Metcalfe and features native alpine plants found in The Banff Centre's Butterfly Garden at the Walter Phillips Gallery.

Hours of Operation

7 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily

Payment options include credit card, cash, or charge to your room account.


Breakfast Menu
(7 am to 11 am)

All Day Dining Menu
(11 am to 11 pm)

Snack Menu
(5 pm to Midnight)

Phone: 403.762.6141