Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

3.9
15 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
Discover the delight of Afternoon Tea at Ritz Café. Indulge in The Ritz-Carlton Signature Afternoon Tea with a glass of bubbly, delightful savoury sandwiches and sweet desserts every Saturday and Sunday.

For a simpler touch of elegance, enjoy the sweet and savoury selections weekday Afternoon Tea service, no reservation required.
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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was really excited to do the High Tea at the Ritz Carlton as I had heard positive things about it.
I have only every done one other High Tea before and that’s all I had it to compare to.
It was pretty but not anything really special. The presentation was nice and our server was professional.
The sandwiches were delicious, the desserts were not good at all...not even one and there was a very limited selection of teas.
I would never return as it was average. Nothing to rave about.
My friends and I made the best out of the day.

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Responded 14 hours ago

Dear Sandra, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Bar. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that we were unable to exceed your expectations. Our Bars and Lounges Manager Ryan Vella would like to discuss our opportunities with you, please kindly check your private message for his contact details.

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h
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

My fiends and I usually go to the Windsor arms for tea. We thought we would try somewhere new. Your food was excellent, better than WA. However you lose all the points for ambience. High tea in a bar??? Doesn’t work at all.

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Responded a day ago

Dear Heatherd, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Bar. We appreciate you feedback and apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Our Bars and Lounges Manager Ryan Vella would like to discuss our opportunities with you. Please check your private message for details.

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R
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely, less traditional, afternoon tea if you are looking for something that is calming but still indulgent. Note - when I called they said there was no kids option, but when we arrived they indicated there was. So it was nice to know they could do some modified kids options.

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Dear Reggie, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service provided to you at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Lack of ambiance, food was ordinary if not poorly thought out, disappointed as expected more from Ritz. Price does not match the experience at all... it very much feels like an afterthought...

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Dear Msmilie, Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at Ritz Café. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations and would like to discuss our opportunities. Please kindly provide us your contact details in a private message so our Bars & Lounges Team can connect with you directly.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The tea is now in the bar area unfortunately, loud and certainly not tea-like. I miss the dining area

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

For a 5-star hotel, I was expecting a lot more. I’ve been to the Ritz in other cities and the High Tea was amazing. Upon arrival, the tables were dirty, and crumbs from the previous guests left on the floor and on the seat. We had to brush it off ourselves. At a bare minimum, you would expect cleanliness, given you’re paying $60 for a pot of tea and a couple sandwiches.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on May 31, 2019

Good afternoon LaveshC, Thank you for choosing to have Afternoon Tea at Ritz Café. We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. Please see our direct message to you regarding your experience. Thank you.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

My mom wanted to have afternoon tea at shangri la and I told her let’s try Ritz cause we’ve never been. It was disappointing. We were there the first day where they moved the afternoon tea location from DEQ to the bar by the entrance. It was small and not interesting. 4 tiny sandwiches were served, and 2 mini scones and 4 tiny desserts. The food was underwhelming to say the least and the desserts were not that interesting either. Tea was served in a small blue teapot with no character. It would’ve been fine if I was just ordering tea at a restaurant but you’d expect a lot more from a hotel serving afternoon tea at $50+ a pop. I had to apologize to my mom for taking here there.

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Good afternoon Jollybeans, Thank you for choosing to have Afternoon Tea at Ritz Cafe. We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. Please see our direct message regarding your experience. Thank you.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service,the server gave us more surprises than our expected.
A perfect afternoon tea. Super recommend..

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Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for chooisng to have Afternoon Tea at Ritz Cafe. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that the servers exceeded your expectations. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not a very good tea time. The products do not have a great quality, it seems like you are eating frozen finger sandwiches and the average dessert you find in a supermarket.

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Responded on April 23, 2019

Dear Alvaror, Thank you for your feedback regarding your Afternoon Tea experience. If you could provide us with your preferred method of contact, we will reach out to you directly to discuss your experience. Thank you.

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EP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

My Grandaughter and I do afternoon tea , We were disappointed as the tea was in the bar Mon-Friday
Ambiance not very good, we prefer Windsor Arms and King Edward for our afternoon tea,
The sandwiches, not much effort put into them, Not worth the money for me

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Dear ElizabethP, Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea in Ritz Bar. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the experience. Please provide us with your prefered method of contact and our manager will reach out to you directly. Warm regards, Mimi

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

No one was greeting us when we were standing in front of entrance for more than 5 mins. After we had table, we waited for more than 20 mins to have our food, and they were cold, except scones. So disappointed about this time. Went there last time for weekend afternoon tea, food quality and service was much better. I will not going to weekday afternoon tea anymore in this place.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely bday treat:)

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect place for a casual weekday afternoon tea outing. Plenty of comfortable seating, sandwiches and desserts were tasty and amount was just enough to be satisfying.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit, we have made afternoon tea at the ritz our monthly girls day out.

The tea is fantastic and the food is amazing - the egg salad is the best. Looking forward to our next visit already!

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Responded on November 14, 2018

Thank you for joining us again for your Afternoon Tea tradition with the girls. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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f
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful afternoon, enjoying Viennese High Tea! Our wait person Patricia was a attentive ,informative about the teas and upbeat! Patricia added to the enjoyment of the wonderful sandwiches and decedent desserts. Recommend for anyone for a lovely way to spend an afternoon

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