Afternoon tea at Hotel Vancouver
Afternoon tea at Hotel Vancouver is always a lovely treat. The dainty sandwiches, the scone with clotted cream and preserves and the petit fours is always something to look forward to. I went with one of the girls from work who have never been to afternoon tea and we had a great time just eating and chatting.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service. Waitress
Excellent service. Waitress was patient in explaining types of tea.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classic afternoon tea with charm
Afternoon tea was delicious! The fresh baked scones were amazing. We also really liked the assortment of sandwiches. The tea assortment and the china was devine. Ice tea was available for those that wanted a cooler refrement alternative to hot tea. Our server was very nice and professional. This is a great place for a classic afternoon tea.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
#1 High Tea
Everything was great, service, food, & decor. Would highly recommend.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always very accomodating when
Always very accomodating when we take our baby. A lovely place to take your mother for tea. The presentation of the food is beautiful. A 5 STAR!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good, the service
The food was good, the service was good but I was VERY disappointed that the server did not advise us that there was an AUTOMATIC gratuity added to the bill. It seems a bit like they were hoping to get more by not saying anything. Very disappointed. This has happened twice there. The first time it was not caught by myself or my friend the second time it was. Neither times did the staff advise us. We even warned the neighbour table, who thanked us because they were under the same impression that we were to tip.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent! Nice
Service was excellent! Nice tea selection. I would go again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bonding time with my girls
Felt like we were in a castle. The elegant setting and the great service was greatly appreciated. The food was excellent but preferred more savoury bites. Overall had a wonderful time with my daughters for afternoon tea.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, lovely ambience,
Great food, lovely ambience, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with girlfriends.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place for high tea,
Excellent place for high tea, very traditional English environment, and splendid tea and food quality, as well as services.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like having afternoon tea
I like having afternoon tea in Fairmont Hotel Vancouver because the food and the service are really outstanding, the environment is a little bit noisy :( but it's okay. :)
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation online
I made a reservation online for high tea, probably a month ahead of time. Online, I was given 3 different times. So I chose the 12 noon one. I also received an e-mail the day before reminding me of the day and time. Then later on in the day I got a phone call from the Fairmont saying that there was no noon tea and that I could choose either the 2 pm or 4 pm tea. Okay , so I choose the 2 pm tea.
There was 2 adults and a 6 year old girl in our party. We choose our tea, but I tell the waiter that the little girl does not like the bubble gum tea, so if she could have apple juice instead. Then our sandwiches and scones come and I ask the waiter, will my granddaughter be getting her special lunch dish. He thought that she did not want a lunch.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the setting is not quite up to par with The Empress in Victoria, the selection of tea goodies was excellent. One of our party is lactose intolerant, which had been mentioned when booking online. He got his own three tiered offering with vegan desserts and we all had seconds of sandwiches. The only thing missing was background music to add to the ambience.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to be!
Im so glad they changed back to devonshire cream for their scones. Their servers were very friendly and efficient.
I always enjoy spending an afternoon their in btwn my shopping sessions.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Mother's Day!
I took my mom to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's afternoon tea as a Mother's Day gift and as always, it was a great experience. The service is always prompt, polite and efficient. Furthermore, the food is delicious, I must admit though, I have preferred previous visits' menus! I missed the ham and Brie croissant! The 2 scones were delectable and the preserves were mixed berry rather than strawberry, which was a lovely change! Overall, it was a lovely time together!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice. Best afternoon
Very nice. Best afternoon tea service in town. We lookmfor avplacevthat uses fine china and many places don't. Nothing tastes as nice as hot tea in a fine china tea cup with a lovely table setting. Just exactlynwhat we were hoping for and expecting for a true "high tea" experience. Excellent servicei too!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Scones and Atmosphere
Scones are exquisite, especially with the homemade blueberry jam and Devonshire cream. The sandwiches were hit or miss. The smoked salmon pinwheel was nothing special, but the tomato and pancetta sandwich was delicious.
Biggest disappointment was the desserts. The chocolate eclair had a cardboard taste from being refrigerated for too long, and the macaroon didn't have a light and airy shell at all; it was just overwhelmingly sweet.
They do require each person to order a complete tea set, which is a pity, because I would prefer ordering half a dozen scones to accompany my tea. The Fairmont has exceptional service, and beautiful surroundings, but I would look to somewhere else for high quality dining.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely spot for high tea.
Lovely spot for high tea. Beautiful decor and lovely presentation of tea sandwhiches and dainties. The silver teapots and beautiful linen napkins tipify the experience.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
Excellent Food & Service!!!!
I've now been there for Afternoon Tea twice and thorougly enjoyed it. Will definitely be coming back in a couple of months!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great tea in Vancouver.
A great tea in Vancouver. I would say it is one of the more expensive teas but you get the quiet and elegant atmosphere which is much desired for an afternoon tea. I would go back again as this was a favorite from my vacation.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
High Tea Time
Always love a good place for high tea with the girls or family.
The Fairmont never disapoints! :)
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I should have done this sooner.
This is a fantastic tea service. One of my sisters turned me on to afternoon tea. This is only my second one, but I am very impressed with the location, ambiance, service, and of course the afternoon tea.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful and Fun
Afternoon tea was a lovely.The presentation of the food was immaculate and tea was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the Versailles Lavender Earl Grey. However, some of the sandwiches tasted slightly bland, but the scones were delicious. Definitely a must-do experience!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fairmont Hotel High Tea
A must-do whenever in Vancouver or Banff
Appropriate for Adults and well-mannered teens
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my third time having tea at the Fairmont, and if I could, I'd go every day! The tea is delicious and the food incredible. I always love every minute.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were given the gift of high tea at Christmas and were finally able to use it. What a lovely afternoon. The selection was tasty and beautifully presented. The scones were airy and delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We chose the Fairmont tea and were not disappointed. Thank you for the experience, we would come again in the future.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old World Charm and great food
The days of enjoying 'High Tea" and not gone or lost. The Fairmont really does this is style with almost more than we could eat, a great selection of teas and first rate service.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've had afternoon tea in London (many times!), Sydney, Cape Town and now Vancouver, and this was certainly close to being in the top rank. The service was efficient and helpful without being obsequious; there was a wonderful selection of teas; the sandwiches were tasty but perhaps not quite in the international top flight; the scones were excellent; and the pastries were highly tempting. The surroundings were appropriately elegantly old school; the champagne was the right level of chill; the china and silverware were well suited to the occasion, as was the napery.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Traditional Afternoon Tea
One of the best locations for traditional afternoon/high tea. I loved all the pastries and sandwiches. There were a wide variety of teas to choose from and satisfied the tastes of everyone (from floral to sweet to spiced).
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont really was fabulous. We went there to celebrate a 50th birthday and will likely return as each of us hit the milestone.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fantastic experience! We arrived early, but were accommodated quickly and with no attitude. One of our party had food allergies, and the food provided due to those allergies was just as impressive and delicious as everyone else's. the hotel itself is breathtaking. Highly recommend enjoying tea at the Fairmont.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Afternoon tea with Q
Transported back to Victorian England complete with proposal during to tea! We could have sat for hours more enjoying tea and the decor!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tea Time is Alive and Well
If you are in the mood for a very civilized and elegant hour or so, make a reservation at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for Afternoon Tea. One-hundred-eighty degrees from her sister property, The Empress, in Victoria, this quiet little tea room off the lobby bar has none of the hustle-bustle of tourists found on Vancouver Island. A pot of excellent tea, some lovely berries, divine scones, and a very generous assortment of sandwiches and sweets will lull you into a state of complete repose. If only for a little while, it's easy to imagine that you do not have a cell phone, a tablet, or anywhere else to be. And that can't be a bad thing.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tea at the Fairmont Downtown Vancouver is wonderful. The ambience is great, it almost feels like you have gone back in time. The price is reasonable and they treat you very special. This time 2 of us were celebrating birthdays and were give a lovely glass of complimentary bubbly. Nice touch.
Have been several times and would go again and again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first tea and my first trip to Vancouver. It was a truly elegant experience. The ambiance, wait staff, food, tea, everything was superb.
My stay was full of fun things and I will return some day to enjoy more of the wonderful sites and people of Vancouver. It will include the Fairmont!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spoil your loved one!
Bring a fat wallet, coz high tea is not cheap, but it is worth every penny. Great food, soothing tea, wonderful atmosphere, a brilliant way to spend a special occasion with someone!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved the complimentary fresh strawberries with whipped cream
the chefs sent us a few appetizers to wet our whistle while we were waiting for our tea - the main event
wonderful experience - our dining guests are still talking about it
will definitely return!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Tea in Heart of Vancouer
Had a charming, english-style tea during our visit to Vancouver. It was a girls day out, and the ladies had a blast catching up over tea, tasty goodies and a champagne. Leisurely and enjoyable with a wonderful selection of teas. I would definitely recommend tea at the Vancouver Fairmont for the luxurious experience alone. The food was good, not great, but it really didn't matter because the experience was so nice.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The afternoon tea was fabulous as a special treat for my short holiday.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and memorable experience
Love the grandness of the hotel, the finely made food, and the attentive service. The scones were especially delicious. The amount of food is enormous! This place had a refined but relaxed atmosphere. It would be a great place for special occasions.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My travelling companion and I had arrived in Vancouver the previous day after a long tedious journey from Australia at the beginning of our five weeks holiday in North American. We prebooked our High Tea before leaving home and we really enjoyed being able to relax while being pampered. It was a great start to what turned out to be a wonderful visit to Canada and later to the USA.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tea selection was amazing
Tea selection was amazing - got to try some really different and tasty things.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Tea at the Fairmount
Delicious, gluten free option, posh, and a fun afternoon with your girlfriends!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food and tea. Our
Very nice food and tea. Our server, Christina, was friendly and very nice to talk to. Would definitely come back again!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for a quiet celebration
The afternoon tea was a nice change of pace from a typical lunch or dinner for a special occasion. The tea selection was great and the food was nice. The cucumber sandwiches were not that good but the curries chicken bun and smoked salmon on rye was fantastic. I saw a lot of reviews for the tea to be between $30-50 but it was a base $50/person with add-ins so I'm not sure how others were saying online that the starting price was in the $30 range. As good as the Devonshire cream and scones were I don't think I'll be rushing to spend $50 on the fairmont's afternoon tea anytime soon. It's just a special treat type of expense.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Autumn Tea Menu
The addition of the starting Panna Cotta and the extra savoury starters was a nice change to the Fairmont's afternoon tea.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Afternoon Tea was a delight
Spent my 50th birthday enjoying afternoon tea here. It's a lovely room and the service was top notch. We were treated very well enjoyced it very much. Only slight cricisim is that most of the tables for two are at the back, near the kitchen (there is only one good two seater). Still it did not ruin the experience. Warm, professional service.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always come back
It's been three years since I started going to the Afternoon Tea and I enjoyed it every time I went there. Looking forward to go again!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tea for two at 2
We had our tea for the two at 2pm we wanted to try it out
It is to pricy for doing too often but we enyoyed the experience
and would recomend it to others
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Price very high
Although I do love the concept of high tea in the beautiful Fairmont hotel and to do something different with girlfriends, the price has increased from $36 to $49 in the past year! You do leave very full, but this new price seems too much. I am not likely to go again in the near future.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM