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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
  • Email: marlenegallyot@hotmail.com
  • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Overly priced air ventilation was poor felt stuffy in the restaurant"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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