L'Orangerie at L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver

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Experience the heart and soul of L’Hermitage Hotel Vancouver in our exquisite Lounge & Garden with a European sensibility, a warm airy inviting atmosphere and an attentive service.

Hot European Breakfast Buffet served daily between 6.30am and 11.30am.

Enjoy a selection of Fresh Fruits of the Season; Artisan Granola; BC Smoked Salmon; BC Bacon and Sausage, Organic Free-Range Scrambled Eggs; Belgian Waffles; Timbertrain ‘boutique’ roasted coffee and so much more.
• Breakfast Buffet - $26.50 per person

Afternoon Tea served daily between 1.00pm and 5.00pm.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of dainty sandwiches and sumptuous pastries, freshly baked raisin scones, homemade organic Devonshire clotted cream, a selection of French preserves and Continental /Southeast Asian teas.
Sittings at 1.00pm , 2.00pm , 3.00pm , 4.00pm & 5.00pm.
$45 per Person, $80 per couple.

Please note that reservations cancelled within 24 hours from the reservation time are subject to a full cancellation fee.
What 12 People Are Saying
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w
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience getting afternoon tea. Would recommend it highly!

d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for a quiet, high end place to enjoy afternoon tea L'Orangerie is a good option. The lounge is only accessible to hotel guests and restaurant patrons. Make sure you have a reservation in advance. Ambiance was relaxing and cozy. You could spend a couple of hours here playing a game of chess or reading next to the fireplace. I received a hand-crafted drink once I was seated and there was a lovely note from the hotel manager. After that my review is mixed. Tea options include artisanal teas typically found at five-star hotels. I've purchased this particular tea brand before from online and appreciated the aroma and quality of the tea. The food on the other hand was not up to the same standards. Call me a purist, but cream cheese beaten with sugar and heavy cream is a clotted cream look-a-like. For those of us that can distinguish the taste, it was disastrous. The scones which were just the right amount of soft inside and crisp outside, but don't waste the "clotted" Devonshire Cream on them. The finger sandwiches tasted okay, but not anything to write home about. Desserts looked phenomenal and were a mixture of good and fair. If you're looking for a place to entertain others with exceptional service but just the looks of a high-end afternoon tea then look no further. However, if you are a purveyor of all things afternoon tea there are much better options a few blocks away.

F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a nice place to hold business meetings. It's quiet, the service is impeccable and the food is actually quite good. This is becoming my go to place for business meals now.

DS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there before a performance at Vancouver Opera. The Afternoon High Tea was excellent. Attentive and polished service.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I visited for Afternoon Tea with five girlfriends. A few of us are from the UK, so have eaten at high quality Afternoon Teas in other hotels, not that we expected it to be the same:) We are definitely not snobs!

The good:
- nice decor, lovely fireplace (although unfortunately we weren't seated near it!), and what I would imagine would be a lovely outdoor deck in the summer
- efficient service (we were almost the only people there)
- excellent choice of teas
- decent quantity of food

The okay:
- all of the food was quite blah and didn't any memorable flavour. It was just okay. Specifically:
- some of the sandwiches were dry on one side, where they had presumably been left out. But still, they tasted fine. The egg salad was the best.
- the scones were... well they just seemed very similar to the ones you get in a coffee shop; nothing special
- usually, Devonshire Cream (or any cream for that matter), in a traditional Afternoon Tea - is clotted. The cream we had was whipped.
- the pastries did not appear to be made in-house. It was a mixture of average sized pastry that was cut up into small pieces, mini eclairs and mini macaroons
- the only item that was memorably good was for the chocolate and mint macaroon

We were pretty hungry but still left about half the pastries and a few sandwiches.

The tea selection was excellent, the coffee was fine, the service was very efficient and friendly. The ambiance was lacking as was almost empty, however the surroundings were lovely, so on a busier day - or maybe at a different time of day - it could be really nice. Probably be a great summer brunch/lunch spot !
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F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find in the heart of Downtown Vancouver! It's a cozy place. We had afternoon tea, which I highly recommend. We weren't rushed, the service was great. Good experience overall. When you enter the hotel though, the dining is on the 5th floor and one of the staff needs to scan their keycard in the elevator to go up. It's also recommended to use their valet parking service.

AM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little hidden gem for breakfast. Perfect.

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I really don't have the feeling that we're having high tea. Scones on the top tier is in big size, hard and crispy. It suppose to be soft and warm. Mid-tier sandwich, nothing special. Dessert at the bottom is ... You can always pick better scones and sandwich from other bakery.

It's not home made, most of them are from outside. Not worth for paying $45.00 each person and the picture (upload photo) cost $125.00.

E
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, great food and the place to ourselves! Perfect 👌🏻😊

TN
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to tea in London a couple of years ago for her birthday, so we wanted to do something similar in Vancouver. The l’Hermitage experience was very nice. The tea, food and service were outstanding. Highly recommended.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I spent my birthday having afternoon tea here and was greeted with a special card. Excellent service from the staff at the dining lounge. The ambience was great! Loved the experience.

R
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was okay. Many premade cakes that were definitely not made in house. Not worth the $45 per person

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