Pendray Inn and Tea House

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Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a traditional Victorian Afternoon Tea in the Pendray Inn and Tea House in a historic dining room with a stunning view of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. We offer a selection of fine teas, as well as elegant tea plates filled with assorted sweets and breads. The Pendray Tea House makes for the perfect location for this well-loved British tradition, followed by a stroll along Victoria’s inner harbour.

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PaulL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and my had a great experience at this tearoom on the waterfront in Victoria’s harbour. The food was very nice, and the service excellent. However, we felt the price was a bit high overall.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on March 24, 2020

Hello PaulL; Thank you for spending a few hours with us at the Pendray Tea House. I'm delighted to see you enjoyed your experience with us. The great majority of our menu is made with love by our Chef Onilla and her team. As All items are locally sourced and made from scratch, this is reflected in our menu price. I'm delighted to see we did not disappoint and look forward in welcoming you back to the Pendray Tea House someday soon. Sincerely, Dominic M. Operations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staycation outing

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on March 24, 2020

Thank you for giving us a 5 Star rating! We truly appreciate it!

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RJones
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my High Tea experience! The food was AWESOME!

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on March 24, 2020

Hello RJones; Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the Pendray Tea House a few weeks ago. I'm delighted to see we checked all the boxes and you had a great visit. See you again soon! Dominic M. Operations Manager

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JeanH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Way over priced. Sandwiches and desserts were nothing special but the scones and cream were tasty.
Not impressed with tiny bowl of not great soup. Rose tea was nice. Ambiance and stained glass windows were lovely.

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lisan
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

slow service, mediocre food. we waited 20 min for more tea and finally left.

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DawnP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Acknowledging the fact that my mother and I split the tea meal that was meant for 1 person, but we were told that there would be an additional fee for that which we agreed too. But when the soup arrived in a demitasse cup ( approx. 1/4 cup of soup ) I thought that was pretty bad. Sorry won't be back.

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RhondaP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was sad to see you had to pay extra for loose tea. I had made reservations long time in advance. But I was stuck next to the kitchen in a corner. Not to great. Guess I should have not gone alone.

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vipAngelaW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

There are many places to have tea in Victoria, the Pendray Tea House offers a good amount of tasty foods for a reasonable cost. We did not see our wait staff often but they did come to check on us at least once, the atmosphere is cozy and the backroom we were in offered a good view and quiet atmosphere. We enjoyed our tea time here, the only complaint was that there was no warmer or cozy for the pot so the tea had gone cold by the time we finished our food.

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WillY
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice & fantastic place for an afternoon tea with family. I would recommend this for special occasions.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on March 24, 2020

Hello WillY; So very happy to see your visit at the Pendray Tea House was nothing but perfect. We look forward in serving you again very soon. Sincerely, Dominic M.

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LanceH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely loved the feeling of the dining room as soon as we walked in. We both had an amazing breakfast with coffee and orange juice. Our server was very pleasant and helpful with explaining the options to us as my wife as dietary needs. The decor and ambiance made everything feel quaint. Would love to go back just for the afternoon tea sometime.

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Squirrely
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank-you for making my pre-birthday vegan high tea event memorable! I'm glad you could accommodate me due to my allergies so we can enjoy that day!

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James
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have experience 'Afternoon Tea' and the Pendray Inn was a wonderful location to do so. Beautiful Inn with a warm ambiance and great natural lighting. The springtime bloom was just in effect, so the timing was perfect. Highly recommend - you will enjoy : )

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vipTraveler
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Charming, very Victoria, a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Lunariaannua
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Have made several visits for afternoon tea, but only one offered outstanding service. Mediocre service for the remaining visits. Food good, but those scones are similar to wall plaster. Can do a MUCH better job on the scones. Dessert items were very good, as was the tea selection. If you are seated in the right room, the ambiance is excellent. Avoid the sombre, dark back room. It is stark with no atmosphere whatsoever.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on April 13, 2020

Thank you Lunariaannua for visiting the Pendray Tea House on your recent winter visit to Victoria. We value your feedback and have shared with you your concerns brought forward. Please stay healthy and safe during these uncertain times - we hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back very soon.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious pastries! Lovely decor. Great service. I would definitely have tea again there and would be interested in staying there.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on April 13, 2020

Thank you NancyD for visiting the Pendray Tea House this past February. I'm delighted to see you thoroughly enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us. We have great overnight packages which include afternoon tea to offer on your next stay in beautiful Victoria. Feel free to visit our website for more information. See you soon!

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STEPHANIEC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food , wonderful setting, awesome service but the prices were quite expensive, too much to go again unfortunately.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on April 13, 2020

Thank you Stephaniec for your recent visit to the Pendray Tea House. We really appreciate your feedback! See you again soon!

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Shana
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely tea house! Nice big old Victorian home with beautiful tea settings, nice food, lots of choices. Really enjoyed out afternoon tea here!

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on April 13, 2020

Thank you Shana for visiting the Pendray Tea House this winter. We're delighted to see you had a great visit. We look forward in serving you again on your next trip to Victoria.

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LindaL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my afternoon tea. The savouries were scrumptious and the sweets were beyond our expectations. My family and I will definitely come back to Penury Inn and Tea House on our next visit to Victoria.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you LindaL for your valuable feedback. We're so happy your visit was a memorable one! See you again very soon!

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GwenS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my one year anniversary with my partner. i had come here last year too. it has been probably my 7th or 8th time at Pendray, and i’m sure it won’t be the last. it’s somewhat of a significant place for the two of us so we tend to come often.
thanks guys!

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NatalieG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was under a bit of a time crunch and the Pendray was very busy yet still accommodated my party of 4. Top notch service by both host and server.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on February 14, 2020

So happy you had a great visit! Thank you for spending your afternoon with us.

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TerryL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to the Pendray when we are in Victoria. The Afternoon Tea is exceptional and the value is Great. Service is Fantastic and the ambiance is Spot on!!!

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hello TerryL Thank you for once again visiting us at the Pendray Tea House. It's easy to be the best when we have awesome customers like you to serve. We look forward to your return visit soon!

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BobbyS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place that takes you back to another time. We did High Tea and absolutely loved it. Great selection of items and very well presented. Would definitely go back again.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hello BobbyS; So very happy to see you had the best visit at the Pendray Tea House! Thank you for stopping in. We look forward in welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Dominic M.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and fellow serving was excellent.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hello NatalieG; Can't thank you enough for giving us a 5 Star review. We look forward in welcoming you back! Sincerely, Dominic M.

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Luv2dine2
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience, first time at this restaurant. Service and food was very good, we will be back

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you Luv2dine2 for your valuable feedback. So happy you had a great experience!

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vipStephanieK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and adorable spot! Very accommodating!

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 30, 2020

So happy we made your visit a memorable one! Thank you for visit the Pendray Tea House!

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GailM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were welcomed upon arrival and were seated shortly thereafter. We were given time to select what kind of tea we wanted and there was a full explanation for each kind. We had ordered the winter tea and we started with a squash soup and then the full selection of wonderful tea items. The scones were the best tasting we have every had-so light and fluffy. Everyone wished for more than two. Plenty of food for the price. Lovely setting and what a beautiful old house that has been well maintained. Was able to park in front of the Pendray Inn as they have two hour parking.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hello GailM; Thank you for your valuable feedback. I'm delighted to see you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! We hope to serve you again very soon! Sincerely, Dominic M.

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saraht
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is very nice. The menu offers many choices. Our high tea selection was very good, tasty.the presentation was nice as well.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit of the Pendray Tea House. I'm delighted to see you had a great time!

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WendyN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast tea at the Pendray was a great way to start our last day in Victoria. Very very nice!

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

So happy to see you enjoyed our great breakfast. Thank you for stopping by!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived 10 minutes earlier than our reservation time at Pendray Tea House and was seated about 25 minutes later. We finally gave up after 30 minutes when we hadn’t even been offered a glass of water. In contrast, a party that arrived 45 minutes late and were seated before us and were enjoying tea soon after.

The ambiance was crowded and rushed with several left overs of untouched food on almost every plate we saw. It would have been difficult to enjoy our experience while watching the poor understaffed wait staff running from table to table talking to themselves with beads of sweet on their brows.

We have had the pleasure of attending high tea at many establishments around the world and to say this was a total disappointment is a huge understatement. More disappointing was the inference by the floor manager that we probably arrived late but he would seat and serve us immediately if we liked. Ya ,right.

It is a shame when more effort went into writing this review than was afforded by the person we spoke to at Pendray Tea House.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 7, 2020

Dear Guest Our sincere apologies for your recent experience at the Pendray Tea House. We were unusually busy, and as you pointed out, were understaffed due to unforeseen circumstances. The poor level of service given does not represent our normal standards of operation. Your feedback was discussed internally to prevent it from happening again. We wish to offer you the opportunity to experience, on the house, our afternoon tea in all of its excellence. Please contact us directly. Sincerely

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DonnaR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ! Fabulous high tea and excellent service in a beautiful old character home.

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Kevin
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooms, easy to walk to downtown but far enough away from the noise and traffic.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

So happy to see you had a great visit! Come back again soon!

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EllenC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

If looking for a high class afternoon tea while in Victoria, definitely hit up the Empress over Pendray. Service was slow, the place was empty so the few tables there, we heard all conversations as noise travels at the tea house, and the food did not take fresh baked. Some of the items tasted as if there were mass made and reheated for our meal. This place was not a win for us and we won’t be returning as when we come up to Victoria on the Clipper we only have time for one afternoon tea.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello EllenC Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit. I'm sorry to see we missed the mark on several points. It is regrettable you found our service slow and the food not its usual top-notch quality. We pride ourselves by offering only the best menu as 90% of our menu is made from scratch right in our kitchen. We would love to redeem ourselves on your next visit. Please feel free to call on me 250-381-3456 and I will personally look after you. Dominic M.

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ShaU
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the seating by the window - could watch the happenings of the Inner Harbour.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

So happy to see you enjoyed your visit and had the perfect table to watch the world go by. We hope to have the pleasure in serving you again soon.

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DaphneE
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Shea, was delightful and the setting was fantastic. We ordered the charcuterie plate for two off the a la carte menu and had the plate of scones for dessert. It was a great light lunch. We will definitely go back.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello DaphneE; Thank you for dropping by the Pendray Tea House - I'm delighted to see Shea took extra good care of you and that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We'll make sure to let Shea know her efforts made your experience with us a memorable one. It was a pleasure serving you and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Dominic M.

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BethG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place for afternoon tea. They have a few different options which is great. Service was great.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello BethG Great to hear you had a wonderful Afternoon Tea experience with us. We look forward in welcoming you back someday soon! Sincerely, Dominic M.

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LEANNER
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Relaxed and quaint atmosphere and good service. Would recommend the tasty Judge’s Plate for lunch. The vegan lunch was rather bland and non-substantial, however. Tea was very good and complimentary ginger cookie was a nice touch.

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JillV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marina view and lovely historic home, antiques gave us new memories to share in years to come. Choice of tea and menu options made it special for each of us.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on January 17, 2020

So happy to see your visit was a memorable experience. We look forward in serving you again soon.

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mariam
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Quite expensive for good but not mind blowing food. For the price I would have hoped the food would have been more creative. Old house is very cool

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FionaF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We never received our ginger snap cookie which was to be part of the tea we ordered. We didn’t think to ask at the time as we were really full but we could of taken it to go. Found the tea to be a bit pricey.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on November 21, 2019

Dear FionaF, My sincere apologies that you were not able to enjoy the gingersnap cookie prior to your departure. Please join us again at any time for your complimentary gingersnap cookie. Have a wonderful day. Best wishes, April U.

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JTGuest
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had high tea on a Sunday and enjoyed the Winter Afternoon Tea. I ordered the Geisha Blossom tea and it was delicious. As we arrived, a wedding followed by a reception was taking place in one of their beautiful rooms. There were only two waiters who had to work both the wedding party and the multiple tables of guest in the restaurant so the service was slow and we had several sandwiches missing from our tiered plates. I would recommend to a friend but with a warning that service might be slower than the leisurely rate you would normally enjoy high tea.

Pendray Inn and Tea House
Responded on November 21, 2019

We truly appreciate your kindness, and understanding. Should you wish to book please contact me directly at 250-381-3456 ext. 407, and it would be my pleasure to ensure you have a memorable experience. Kindly, April U.

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