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The Victorian Tea Room
The Victorian Tea Room

The Victorian Tea Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.victoriantearoom.ca
  • Phone: (905) 886-1777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

    Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, English
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact us if you would like us to prepare your afternoon or high tea in your home or elsewhere.
  • Entertainment: We play music Classical and music from the 40's and 50's. On special occasions, we have Jazz, Bagpipes and Classical performers.We also have a piano for those who wish to play.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call for bookings. Visit us at www.victoriantearoom.ca and book online through open table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John
  • Public Transit: Both TTC and Viva pass by the tea room.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot located behind the tea room which holds 20 cars. There is further public parking in the area.
A word from The Victorian Tea Room
The restaurant is decorated with a mix of antiques and modern furniture.
We serve afternoon and High Tea with a selection of over 50 teas served in fine china. You could purchace our premium teas or gift baskets for any occasion. We also serve sandwiches and salads with delicious buttered tarts and pastries.This is a unique experience in the heritage district in Thornhill Markham and a family run business.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "took my mom there for her birthday for high tea we've had high tea in Harrods and several London hotels this was definitely on par. Exceeded my expectations!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went here for afternoon tea. The food was awesome, their scones are to die for and their little desserts are also super tasty. It's a small, cute place, perfect for small groups or duos. Great service, really nice people working there. Would definitely recommend! I can't believe I didn't find this place earlier."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are always in search of a traditional English tea room. After reading previous reviews we wanted to try it out. The tea room is clean, however the refrigerated display was out of place. It did not add to the ambiance of a Victorian tea room. We ordered tea and scones. Unfortunately, the scones were underbaked - it was doughy in the middle. We mentioned this fact to the server who apologized.... This tea room did not meet our expectation regarding the scones. To be fair, we did not try any other item off the menu."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "New find for me. Loved everything about the restaurant. Will visit again next year."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is a small and cozy place and probably one of the only places to go for afternoon tea in the area. The restaurant is not too hard to spot but the parking area behind the building is very easy to miss. From Yonge, you need to turn into this little unmarked alleyway beside the restaurant to get to the parking. I missed it twice. We went for afternoon tea and the food was really good. Butter scones were amazing! The tea could have been better as I didn't feel like the flavours were strong enough despite ample steeping time. The pot is probably too large with too few tea leaves. Otherwise, the experience was a positive one."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Lovely traditional Victorian afternoon tea. The scones are excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Pomegranate Lavender tea was delicious and perfect on a Sunday afternoon. I cannot believe I ate 2 scones, was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is a gem hidden in a Thornhill. My mother saw the article in the Toronto Star and a few weeks later I made a reservation for the two of us. We had to wait a week to get a reservation. The restaurant holds only 27 customers. The tables are for 2 or 4 only but they can take up to 12 in a group. Once the tea arrived and then the food, you forget about the decor which needs some tweaking. The food is fantastic. Tasha, who is Travis' sister is the chef. The scones are to die for. All the food is amazing. The tea arrives in a large pot with a strainer on the side. Travis reminded us to save room for the sorbet at the end of the meal. We ended up taking the cakes home. They are prepared with take out boxes. We are going back!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have now celebrated two events at The Victorian Tea Room and on both occasions the food and the vibe were outstanding. There is attention to detail in the decor and the service. Our large bridal tea group enjoyed the banquet room decorated to perfection for our group of over 30 people. There was great attention given to quality and quantity of the food provided for the high tea. For our smaller group, which was seated in the main dining space, everything was in readiness upon arrival, even fresh flowers on the table and a clear space provided for a wheelchair, as requested. We all enjoyed house made scones, delicate and delicious tea sandwiches and beautifully presented pastries on a traditional tiered platter. Over 50 teas topped the day"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Victorian tea house is a small intimate venue. It is a lovely place for tea-especially on the rainy dreary day we went-hot tea, warm sconces and lovely sandwiches."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "although parking was a little hard to find... turns out it is squeezed right next to the store!! i had a small bridal party there and all the girls enjoyed it! from the food to the service. Its an adorable experience to go with your girlfriends. :) the scones were sooo filling and they also service salad and sandwhich. altought the food prices were relativly high its still a nice atmosphere. the girls and I went for afternoon tea and got the high tea. afternoon tea $25 and high tea $35. it was soo much fun! the service was outstanding.. the gentleman was so kind and helpful. i truly enjoyed it.. and the teaaa selection are yummy and there are sooo many! so go for atleast the tea selections! :)"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I took my very pregnant neighbour to The Victorian Tea Room for a treat before baby #3 arrived. The tea room lived up to expectations on many levels. The High Tea is a lot to eat and very sugary for the most part but delicious. The scones were feather light but the Devon clotted cream tasted more like whipped cream. The sandwiches were dainty but missing was the smoked salmon but we didn't mind as they were tasty. The tea selection if extensive and fabulous. I would definitely go again with girlfriends but perhaps not order the high tea. It was a lot of food but a real treat!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "There is free parking behind the building, but accessing it is a challenge. If you come frm the north, you will have difficulty turning left. If you come from the south, good luck trying to turn left to get home. The driveway is for one car. If there is a car heading the other direction, pray that the other driver is as courteous as you are. The back door is ugly. Unfortunately half of the guests will see it while your companion will be looking at the curtained window upfront. Besides, there were mops leaning against the back door. Not very appealing. I made suggestions to the owner. Hope he will heed it."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "After the first time I visited The Victorian Tea Room I knew that I would like to return and I have. I hope to come again with different friends and enjoy a very pleasant afternoon with nice surroundings."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "this was a very enjoyable way to celebrate a friend's birthday would do this again sooner than later"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The experience was good. However, there was no toilet paper or paper to dry hands in the washroom. And there was a hair in the salad."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This place was really quaint. Perfect for a birthday celebration with my mother. The scones were amazing and the sandwiches are delicious. We would definitely come back again and bring our friends. We were really impressed with the variety of flavours and the best part was the decor and the music! It's a nice relaxing place that takes you away from the busy city for a few hours."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Best tea room in the area by far. Outstanding selection of teas and scones that are to die for! Always friendly staff with an excellent knowledge of their teas."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The first impression was the welcoming atmosphere of the place added to the very warm greeting of the manager who introduced himself as Travis. The manager confirmed that he will have gluten free scones fresh from the oven and gluten free pastry prepared. We waited for half an hour but it did not seem long since the mixed classical music playing soothed our hunger while we chatted, “studied” the menu, and the display of Victorian style nicknacks, an array of teas and other related merchandise. The teas from a wide variety was excellent. The sandwiches tasted very fresh so did the melting-in-the-mouth warm gluten free scones. The Service provided was excellent and discretely attentive. Compliment and thanks for the presentation."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "we arrived on time, and wait for 5 mins, no one came over to greet us. we left the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "What a lovely place tucked away in Thornhill! Wonderful selection of teas, delicious tea sandwiches and the scones are divine! We also enjoyed the light and refreshing spinach salad that was part of the High Tea. Service was friendly and very accommodating, had a lovely afternoon there. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Overly priced air ventilation was poor felt stuffy in the restaurant"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I took my two girls(11 & 16) here for afternoon tea, something we like to do for special occasions. We've been to other tea rooms in the GTA. I would say that this one stands our for a few reasons. The best scones I've ever had. They are made daily. They were so soft and flavourful. They came with a nice jam and real devon cream. The tea sandwiches were very good. Some tea spots try to go too fancy, but we had nice selection of egg, tuna, cucumber & smoked salmon. I heard the server mention to another table that they could substitute sandwiches based upon preferences. That's another plus, the service. Near us, someone asked if a salad on the menu could be prepared for a vegan. They were pleased to offer substitutions that would work."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Victorian Tea - good variety of teas to choose from. Knowledgeable Staff. Good service."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Took my friend to the Tea house for her birthday. It was so lovely. The food was great and plentiful and the gentleman who assisted us was so pleasant. We were not rushed and sat there for almost 3 hours with him coming over every now and then to see if we needed anything (no pressure). Would love to go with a group of my girlfriends and they even have a large room in the basement to accommodate groups."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went to try this out to avoid a trip downtown in the Winter for High Tea. Some of our favorite's are the Windsor Arms, Ritz, King Edward and the Fairmont Royal York Hotels. Although this small neighbourhood tea room is not comparable to the likes of the big names downtown it was a very pleasant experience. Two things to note, the sandwiches could have been made on bread that was fresh, it seems that they may have been refridgerated so there was a slight dryness in texture. The other issue was the AWFUL lighting in the room. If there is one thing that I cannot stand it is the cold sterility of flourescent bulbs. Use soft hue romantic lighting and you have us coming back as custormers. The price is also a bit high for the location."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "A tiny victorian room refitted to remind those of ages passed (ask for the arm chair table). My friend and I had the delightful afternoon tea. The fresh scones, cream, and jam were stellar, the little finger sandwiches quite tasty though for me needing a little umph (maybe offering dijon mustard or add herbs on the side. The sweets were perfect... I cannot wait to go back ;p Perfect place for a girls outing, taking one's mother out for some special mom child time, cozing up with a lover, or cating up with a best friend..."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love that I can now get afternoon or high tea without having to go downtown. Great selection of teas, food--especially the scones--were very tasty. I like that it's family run and their enthusiasm to have this place do well. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This is a wonderful venue for the girls. Make sure you are not in a hurry. Service is slow, but it's meant to be that way. Our experience was very relaxing. Lovely table setting, music and service."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "In a world where less expensive restaurants seem to be about noise and activity, finding a quiet lunch spot is close to impossible. Food was excellent, very fresh and comparable in price to casual lunch. Tastefully and beuatifully decorated for the season, crreating a true Victorian ambience. Server readily available but not intrusive. The food was very much enjoyed by adults and child in our group. The atmosphere is appropriate for school age child who understands that this is a unique experience - no play land but lots to see and enjoy. And of course the tea was EXCELLENT. So many types to choose from and staff very knowledgeable about them all."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This tea room is a great neighbourhood find. Amazing service from Travis, and the tea service was very delicious."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This was the perfect place to catch up with friends. A nice atmosphere, great tea choices and the scones were awesome! A special little gem of a place."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The place has a great ambiance, nice music playing but good having a conversation while having privacy. We ordered the high tea. Starting with wonderful homemade squash soup. The chicken salad plate was wonderful too as was the sandwich's. The freshly made hot scones where wonderful. This place understands how to make high tea. The tea was made the proper English way and served hot in china tea pots. The service was attentive he had a great knowledge of the teas etc. The tea cakes were wonderful light and fresh. I believe they make them all in house as well I would definitely go back again for a special occasion. I would even recommend it you just want soup and a sandwich or salad. It is nice to have a place which uses quality ingredients."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "It's a nice small place for high (afternoon) tea. Luckily with ample parking."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "It is high time charming old Thornhill had a tea room - great addition to the neighbourhood."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Victorian Tea Room was a pleasant surprise. I was hoping a tea room would open in the area and I'm happy it has. There's a great selection of teas and I really loved the quiet, comfortable atmosphere. I didn't feel rushed at all when I was there and felt right at home. The service was excellent as well - friendly and helpful. I hope to visit again sometime soon."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I had a wonderful time, the service was great and the high tea was fantastic. Their price point and quality of food is great and the tea selection is excellent. I would definitely return, it was a cute venue."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Quite the gem however I did not like the fact that there was not a separate butter knife after having salad.. Minor but to me annoying..."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Fantastic! I have already recommended Victorian Tea Room to a friend... she loved it as well!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "It is very nice to have a new destination and not have to meet friends for tea at the usual chains. The tea was lovely, service very nice.The scones heavenly sandwiches ok pastries not worth serving. The decor tacky the one table in the front by the window looked like a cozy tea room the rest not so much. With all the lovely antiques and copies so readily available you would think they could go the extra step to spruce things up. Just steps away in the next plaza is home to a beautiful flower shop go over meet your neighbours get rid of the fake flowers or get a better quality. Would go back to take out the scones unless they are planning to make it worth a longer visit."
    Dined on 9/19/2013