Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

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Afternoon Tea
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s Simplici’tea’ Experience
Enjoy the simpler things in life, like taking a mid-day break for a cup of tea and treats.
Join us for a casual, simple touch of elegance and treat yourself to Simplici’tea’ in Ritz Café.
Enjoy your choice of select Sloane Teas and an array of sweet and savoury bites.

Simplici’tea’
Offered Monday through Sunday in Ritz Café
Hours: 12PM to 4PM
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The sandwiches were dry.

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Quatro4
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We had our afternoon tea at the hotel bar located on street level, close to the main entrance - it was not the atmosphere we were expecting, it being the Ritz Carlton. It was a bit noisy but we got use to it. The service was adequate but you can see that the waiter was busy serving drinks. He was friendly. I was pleasantly surprised with an extra birthday treat.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Simplici'tea' at Ritz Bar. We appreciate your feedback regarding the atmosphere, and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday surprise.

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Jessica
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I like to go there for afternoon tea for special occasion celebrations like birthdays, Christmas, Easter etc. Today we went there for Valentine's Day celebration, and they offered Sweetheart Afternoon Tea menu. As always, the food is tasty, and the staff are nice & friendly. We highly recommend it and can't wait for our next visit!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I went to the Ritz for the Sweetheart afternoon tea and had a great time. They placed us beside the fireplace which was a nice little touch as we were away from other tables and had some privacy. While the fireplace can get warm at times, I appreciated having the privacy for us. The food good as one would expect from the Ritz, but we especially loved the lobster and crab sandwich in the tea set - it reminded us of a proper lobster roll with a buttered toast. One thing I would like to commend is the service - our server had actually mistakenly forgot our teas, and was truly apologetic when she had realized the error. She then proceeded to inform us that our bills were taken care of. My husband and I were not expecting such a gesture and we were impressed by the way the situation was handled. Overall a positive experience for us and would go back again!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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DanielR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and one of the best afternoon tea we ever had. The service and attention from our Server Emiliya was exceptional. We had an amazing experience because of her. Thanks Emiliya

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Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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amallama2030
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service. We were here for anniversary and the server gave us a special small cake. Also accommodated our request for a high chair. Really appreciate the high level of service.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriend's 30th and it was absolutely perfect!

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipSuSuK
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Extremely disappointed in the service for afternoon tea today from Ritz

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Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations, and our Manager would like to discuss our opportunities with you directly. Please check your direct message for contact details.

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Patchwork
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The atmosphere didn't fit an elegant "tea" experience - it was more sports bar like with the TV monitors switched on sports stations. The sandwiches were tasty but the bread was a bit dry. The tea was flavourful but was served luke warm. The food portion was plenty and overall was satisfactory but the venue just didn't fit the bill!

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not exceeding your dining expectations.

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vipPK123
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went to afternoon tea but given it was a Monday we were seated in the bar area. Takes away from the ambience one expects for aft tea. The tea was not made with real tea leaves but the sandwiches were delicious and catered to vegetarians.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the vegetarian offerings, and appreciate your feedback regarding the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food took 45m to arrive. There was no real clotted cream, just whip cream which is a huge disappointment for afternoon tea. We were not forewarned they we would be kicked out at exactly two hours into the reservation. The server gave us takeaway boxes and told us to leaves we had only gotten through half the food at this point. One does not go to the Ritz-Carlton to be kicked out with a takeaway box.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We apologize that we were unable to exceed your dining expectations. Our Bars & Lounges Manager Ryan Vella would like to discuss our opportunities with you directly. Please check your private message for details.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton was an amazing experience. Everything, the venue, service and food, was exceptional.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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SylviaS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great! I enjoyed the glass of bubbly that is included in the high tea price!

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Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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jrjr
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat and a luxury everyone should try at least once in their lives...go and spend the extra dolars and enjoy afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton..you won't be disappointed!

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I came in with high expectations, and walked out terribly disappointed.
The food was excellent, just the service was definitely under par.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding the service provided to you, and apologize for not exceeding your dining expectations.

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cath
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For value compared to other afternoon tea places this is quite affordable. I wish however the scones were abit warmer. But overall a nice experience.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding the scones, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Went for the Christmas high tea. Quality of tea and food was good, however, service was sub-par compared to other hotels. The seating was only 2 hours long. We waited 30min for our food, then they rushed us to leave the restaurant when there were still 30min left, so overall we only got 1hr to actually enjoy the food. It was good, but not very relaxing and that's the whole point of the afternoon tea experience.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience, and apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Tasty
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bread was dry for the mini sandwiches at high tea.
It was good they had a kids menu but the bill does not come itemized.
The service was also quite slow. Seemed disorganized

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding the service, and quality of bread. We will address your concerns with our Management Teams.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nutcracker tea is not to be missed!

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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SMA0
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I like the X’mas tree dessert....very well made and the lemon filling was very good.

Will go again!

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the dessert options. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Mila
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was old and too fishy.

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RitaC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and exceptional service. Didn't give it 5 star for ambiance since I felt the decorations were minimal. Would definitely still recommend.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and appreciate your feedback regarding the decorations.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My mother and I had a wonderful time at high tea. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very patient, and I am INCREDIBLY impressed with the kitchen's ability to accommodate someone with dietary/religious restrictions like my mother. As a bonus, we were also treated to an amuse-bouche while we waited with our wine and "mocktail". Though we were seated after our reservation and had to wait for our food, we both felt it was incredibly worth it.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at high tea with my bestie for the holidays

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate the Holidays with Afternoon Tea. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Booked a reso for 11am - to take my partner and his mother out for a Christmas gathering. We were sat at 11am and our tea pots did not hit the table until 11:45am. The waitress was not attentive - almost ignoring us but taking care of other tables. By 12:15 we decided that we have been ignored enough, and got up and left. Sitting for over an hour with warm, not hot tea pots. And no food. The manager Ryan was called upon to be spoken with and all he had to say is sorry. When we notified the server we were leaving, she also said okay. No one tried to rectify the situation.
For this being one of the 5 five star restaurants in Toronto- we are super disappointed. It ruined our entire day. And my mother in law came from out of town for this event.
Hoping to get a phone call from Ryan like he had promised. We would like to notify management of this horrible experience.
We will not be recommending the Ritz Toronto to anyone and will in fact tell them not to go. Horrible service and even worse customer service.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to advise us of the experience you had. David Nak, our Food & Beverage Director would like to speak to you directly about our opportunities. Please check your private message for details.

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LeyV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the experience! It was very special, very memorable, and extremely enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone! I hope I will get the chance to enjoy another high tea here again.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Overall ok. Tea is served in the bar area which is nice but not what we’re were expecting for high tea.
The food while good is a bit too fancy for its own good. We were hoping for more traditional tea fair (as we are English). The tea selection was low and the scones were small ...that’s supposed to be the best part!!!
And no clotted cream!

The server was lovely and even gave our 5 month old a little gift which was super cute

Expensive for what you received

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback and will address your concerns with our Management Team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Elaine
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ashley our server was lovely! Her attention to detail was noticed and appreciated. We enjoyed our monday afternoon tea and will return in the new year.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.

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Erika
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous afternoon tea with my mother and son. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the excellent food.

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PrititaS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I find the food was not very good and the atmosphere was not as energetic as in the past years.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience with us. Please check your private message for details.

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Elie
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very wonderful and unique experience. I love the atmosphere. I recommend going here with your friends, a great place to go to for a birthday.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on November 18, 2019

Dear Elie, Thank you for choosing to dine at TOCA Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, as well as the atmosphere of DEQ Terrace & Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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RachelC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were informed of a 2-hr dining time limit, and it was enforced politely.

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Responded on November 12, 2019

Dear Rachel, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto for Afternoon Tea. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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DiLi
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved their level of service, it was my birthday and they surprised me with a delicious dessert! The menu and teas were very well explained and the servers were friendly, patient, and came over to check on us the right amount of times. I felt that for 11:30am the lighting was a bit dim as if it was candle light dinner so when we took a picture they came out really dark. Overall, thank you

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at DEQ Terrace and Lounge for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipHwelen
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always wanted to try the high tea @Ritz Carlton, and I am very satisfied today. The presentation was amazing the delicacy and taste of the food is impeccable. Love, Love, Love!!!

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service, as well as ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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AnneV
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Emiliya was so very nice and attentive! Amazing service. It’s my first time in Toronto and the Ritz Carlton sure knows how to make a girl feel special! Got a couple luggage tags and an extra free dessert because we had told Emiliya we were visiting the city. The sandwiches were very delicious and the tea selection is pretty large and in the loose leaf format. Ambience is very nice, is located on the first level. Would have been extra nice to have live entertainment such as a piano player or harpist though!

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on October 21, 2019

Dear Anne, Thank you for choosing to join us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service provided to you by Emiliya, and appreciate your feedback regarding the ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel again soon.

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chrsp
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The presentation was nice but the food tasted awful. Sandwiches were very fishy and stale, all sweets were just overly sweet and weird tasting. Not worth the amount of money you are paying even if it's just for experience. Do not recommend.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café for afternoon Tea. We apologize that we were unable to exceed your expectations. Our Bars & Lounges Manager would like to speak with you to discuss our opportunities. Please check your private message for contact details.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was a birthday surprise and it was great at many levels. They held our table when we ran late, had a delicious chocolate cake ready for the birthday girl and let us pack away all the left over desserts. We got a good table which was comfortable and we could hear each other talk.

A few negatives - really wish the sandwiches had been unlimited. At this price, getting just four sandwiches is pretty criminal. At least give us refills so we can enjoy them more.

Some of the servers kept reaching over and across us to serve us - this is pretty basic etiquette that everyone should know, especially those in the hospitality industry. It was also hard to grab their attention from time to time, but the latter wasn’t such a big deal.

We really enjoyed the whole experience but I think the cakes should have been packed more delicately. The birthday cake came home mashed to a pulp which was very disappointing.

Would highly recommend trying this afternoon tea especially for the lovely teas available. Beyond delicious. The biggest drawback is not getting sandwich refills, they’re too tasty to stop at one and not filling enough.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café for afternoon tea. We appreciate your feedback regarding the service, as well as food and beverage offerings. We will discuss this with our Senior Leadership to improve for next time. We hope to welcome you back again.

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Victor
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An afternoon tea that really makes you full! Great selection of savoury an sweet desserts, and surprisingly you cannot find one that doesn't tastes delicious. Definitely recommended.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Victor, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café for afternoon tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and beverage options. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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FaithR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and our server was excellent. We came late for our reservation and tea time was almost finish but she was considerate and still accommodated us and gave us some complimentary desserts. The whole experience was pleasant and would surely go back again.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Responded on August 21, 2019

Dear Faith, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Mallika
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The courtesy and the friendliness of the servers was praiseworthy right from the moment we stepped in. We were seated immediately and attended to with utmost care and attention. The bubbly and the teas (yes! There’s a whole box full of options) served with a beautifully curated cart of savouries made our eyes and tummies very happy. However, if you reduce the number of sweet delights and instead increase the savouries, it would make this wonderful experience perfect! Too many sweets leave the mouth dry and we ended up holding on to a scone each for after, because our palette was just so numbed with sugar. Although, even that did little to help. All in all, a delightful experience that made the pre birthday celebrations a fun affair

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Dear Mallika, Thank you for choosing to dine at Ritz Café for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service provided to you by our Ladies & Gentlemen. We appreciate your feedback regarding the food and beverage options. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.