visiting from Australia, I booked afternoon tea at the Fairmont with high expectations but was a little bit underwelmed!! Had previously sent email before I booked to make sure they could provide GF. Answer was certainly. Was very disappointed with what was served to me. The "scone" was like a little very hard biscuit that was extremely hard to cut to put on the jam & cream. The finger sandwiches were very ordinary. But the view out the window more than made up for it. I have made GF scones myself and they are no different to ordinary scones so my husband and myself were quite amused.
This was the best hotel and dining experience I have ever had! The staff was absolutely incredible. Completely capable of handling diet restrictions of all kinds, they didn't skip a beat when I told them I had celiac. In the gold lounge, gf snacks and breakfast alternatives were made available each day. At the Poppy Brasserie, the manager double checked my order and brought it to me himself to reassure me that it was correct. The food itself was delicious. No complaints here...well, except that I couldn't stay forever. 😄
This deli is located inside the Fairmont Lake Louise hotel, and is a great option if you don't want to wait for a table in the other restaurants. There are GF sandwiches available (which are quite good) as well as salads, fruit, vegetables. We also tried the GF key lime tart, which was very good!