Pendray Inn and Tea House
Experience a breakfast like no other!
Served daily in a beautiful historic setting, our fabulous three-tiered style breakfast boasts a delectable combination of sweet and savoury flavours, coupled with TWG Gourmet teas and Oughtred organic coffee
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.
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
Thank you for giving us a 5 Star rating! We truly appreciate it!
Enjoyed my High Tea experience! The food was AWESOME!
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
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.
slow service, mediocre food. we waited 20 min for more tea and finally left.
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.
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.
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.
It was a nice & fantastic place for an afternoon tea with family. I would recommend this for special occasions.
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.
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.
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!
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 : )
Charming, very Victoria, a great way to spend an afternoon.
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.
Delicious pastries! Lovely decor. Great service. I would definitely have tea again there and would be interested in staying there.
Great food , wonderful setting, awesome service but the prices were quite expensive, too much to go again unfortunately.
Lovely tea house! Nice big old Victorian home with beautiful tea settings, nice food, lots of choices. Really enjoyed out afternoon tea here!
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.
Thank you LindaL for your valuable feedback. We're so happy your visit was a memorable one! See you again very soon!
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.
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.
So happy you had a great visit! Thank you for spending your afternoon with us.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
Love the atmosphere and fellow serving was excellent.
Hello NatalieG; Can't thank you enough for giving us a 5 Star review. We look forward in welcoming you back! Sincerely, Dominic M.
Good experience, first time at this restaurant. Service and food was very good, we will be back
Thank you Luv2dine2 for your valuable feedback. So happy you had a great experience!
Great service and adorable spot! Very accommodating!
So happy we made your visit a memorable one! Thank you for visit the Pendray Tea House!
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.
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.
The setting is very nice. The menu offers many choices. Our high tea selection was very good, tasty.the presentation was nice as well.
Thank you for your recent visit of the Pendray Tea House. I'm delighted to see you had a great time!
Breakfast tea at the Pendray was a great way to start our last day in Victoria. Very very nice!
So happy to see you enjoyed our great breakfast. Thank you for stopping by!
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.
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
Lovely ! Fabulous high tea and excellent service in a beautiful old character home.
Great rooms, easy to walk to downtown but far enough away from the noise and traffic.
So happy to see you had a great visit! Come back again soon!
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.
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.
Enjoyed the seating by the window - could watch the happenings of the Inner Harbour.
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.
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.
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.
Nice place for afternoon tea. They have a few different options which is great. Service was great.
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.
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.
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.
So happy to see your visit was a memorable experience. We look forward in serving you again soon.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.