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The Tea House Restaurant, Oshawa, ON

The Tea House Restaurant

4.5
4.5
490 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Afternoon Tea, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:30 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 240-9066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering services are available for all events

  • Private party facilities

    Group bookings are welcome, please contact Sarah@berryhillfoodco.ca

  • Neighborhood

    Oshawa

  • Cross street

    Simcoe & Adelaide

  • Parking details

    Parking is by the Main house - Bathrooms are located near parking - Tea House is located at the end of the long fountain on the west end of the gardens

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Bistro

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Great for Lunch

  • Durham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Durham

    Outdoor Dining

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MarnieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing, the food was pricey but tasted good. The brushetta was delicious as a starter. The view is beautiful. The only thing I was disappointed in was the dessert, I ordered the strawberry shortcake and I expected it to taste a lot better. Also it wasn't layered with strawberries like a traditional strawberry shortcake.
  2. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the luncheon very much. Although cloudy and cool, we were protected from the breeze and once the metal chairs warmed up, it was fine. We did dress appropriately as we knew it would be a cool day. The food was delicious. One member of our group was gluten free, and he had a great choice and enjoyed his selection. We had soup and sandwiches, all of which were excellent. One member had the salmon and salad which he quite enjoyed. The service was top notch. Our waiter, a lovely young man, was very pleasant and attended to us wonderfully. Overall, we enjoyed the day, walking through the gardens, having lunch in a very scenic spot and then completed the day with a tour of the grand house. Thanks very much.
  3. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very unique venue. Superb food. Amazing desserts. Stunning gardens. They need better signage from the parking lot. A couple of propane heating towers would have made for a 5 star experience, as it was quite chilly in the shaded tea house. They could have stopped the cross breeze by closing the doors on the back wall. Wasp traps would also have helped to detract them from our dessert!
  4. M

    Mickie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Stunning setting overlooking the fountain. Staff super friendly and food was delicious.
  5. SK

    SandraK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, solicitous staff, and outstanding atmosphere at the beautiful Parkwood Estates by the fountain.
  6. TD

    TastingDelight

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely experience! Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was terrific - very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend the vegetable sandwich and the white sangria - also the Tuna Poke bowl - all delicious!
  7. DP

    DanitaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scenery was beautiful, the service was good and food was delicious. Couldn’t ask for a better place to dine.
  8. N

    Njlw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The location ….gardens, fountains, grounds, etc are spectacular . Sometimes the restaurant runs out of some foods but the overall one-of-a-kind experience makes up for any the shortcomings. (The other thing to note is the washroom is a fair hike for some folks. but golf cart transport is available upon request .)
  9. MZ

    MissZie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was very beautiful. Excellent service. Food was delicious.
  10. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely Beautiful, great opportunity for pictures. The great food and service is amazing! so friendly. Wonderful experience, definitely will be returning! Our server David was amazing!
  11. JH

    JanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is very beautiful and the food was delicious with generous portions. I highly recommend the Tea House restaurant. Our server was very polite, attentive and personable.
  12. A

    Angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is our second visit it the Tea house. The food is great and the Ambiance makes one feel that we are in a little spot in Italy. We strongly recommend it to all. Angela
  13. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 5 of us, including a 95 year old, enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Tea House prior to our tour of McLaughlin House/Parkwood Estates. As it is quite a walk from the parking lot to the Tea House, the senior member of our group and 2 others were taken to the Tea House by golf cart which was very much appreciated. The beautiful grounds surround the Tea House and make a lovely backdrop to the wonderful food we enjoyed. The staff was very attentive, helpful and pleasant. It was a throughly enjoyable visit.
  14. JD

    JanetD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing place to celebrate with friends and enjoy the surroundings and well-presented food.
  15. JD

    JulieD

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This was our second visit this season and while the first was excellent, we found the food came out out cold on this last visit. My friend send her back. There was a good response and her food was replaced.
  16. AS

    AprilS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the tea. It was a lovely day and as per this time of year the hornets were plentiful. We did find ways to manage them with napkins etc. Our server was attentive and friendly. Neither of us cared for the salmon and wished for another option. The cost was a little high. We would definitely come back.
  17. E

    Ellie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was warm welcoming accommodating cheerful and went above and beyond. Thank you.
  18. A

    Anon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon arrival, was notified there was a system issue and could not accommodate afternoon tea. Only option was lunch as they did not make enough ahead of time.
  19. JF

    JoanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely visit to Parkwood with an hour tour of the home and a walk around the gardens. Our meal was delicious but beware, September is wasp season and those with the tea trays were swarmed. Obviously not the restaurants fault. NOT sitting in the covered area is much much quieter.
  20. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and serice was very good and we enjoyed the afternoon lunch
  21. SL

    StevenL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I always love the ambiance of Parkwood. Although I expected wasps will be around, their presence did affected the experience. We had Formal Garden Tea in early Sep. There were 6-8 warps constantly buzzing around the tea set. Not too annoying to us but it does disrupt our enjoyment. Food and tea quality is not bad. Service is excellent. However, The price is a bit pricey. I hate to admit it but there are better options in price and value if you are looking for tea time. The again, there is nowhere like Parkwood Tea House and we still enjoy our visit a lot.
  22. EP

    ElyseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning setting. Attentive service. Interesting and delicious menu.
  23. JF

    JoeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to visit - great menu selection and quality food/presentation. Outdoor setting is fantastic with beautiful gardens to walk through. Tour of the Parkwood estate is highly recommended.
  24. N

    Noosh

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice view. The sandwiches and desserts we delicious, high quality. The downside of the place is a lot of bees around the table, personally, I couldn’t enjoy the meals and the view.
  25. M

    Mack

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning place! They served us right before close and went above and beyond for us! We drove 2h to get there and would do it again! Ammit and the other young guy were serving were both so kind and you could tell they genuinely loved their jobs! Amazing customer service and genuinely nice people :)
  26. M

    Mojo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with very reasonable price. Excellent service, perfect outdoor garden environment. We are party of 5 everyone enjoys a great lunch, desserts with coffee and tea.
  27. B

    Bluemyrtle45

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Byron and his staff are excellent. Food was good and portions were generous.
  28. G

    George

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A bit on the pricey side. They try for accessibility, but the gravel crossing for walkers is a bit challenging. We could have used the golf cart shuttle though. Wasps were a real issue at this time of year.
  29. DZ

    DianneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the tea house yesterday! The gardens and fountains are beautiful and the food was excellent. The wasps were a bit annoying but did not take away from the overall experience. Our waiter was a young man and he was great! Thank you
  30. K

    Kathleen

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambience, scenery, food and server!
  31. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My 2nd time there this summer. Just love the place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Loved the cheese cake
  33. D

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Our experience was affecting by the swarm of wasps affecting the whole eating area. Had to inhale our food so that the wasps wouldn’t get it and to try and avoid eating a wasp with your food was a huge challenge. Good not relax and enjoy so I can’t give any positive review. The staff were friendly but not quick. Lots of tables were left with food on it which didn’t help the wasp situation. Staff seemed unprepared to handle customer complaints and were not equipped with solutions. We are told this is just that time of year where the wasps are out and people just deal with it. We will need to come back at a different time to actually properly assess the tea but I DO NOT RECOMMEND going at the beginning of the of September. Or just call and check before you go to see what the wasp situation is like.
  34. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Outside dining not great during bees and wasp season. Food for High Tea was good but pricey compared to Montrose Inn in Belleville and Old Curiosity Tea shop in Markham who have lovely options , beautiful decor and warm atmospheres
  35. KF

    KimF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The servers were very polite but it took an extremely long time to get the food. The food was just o.k. and we could not order any drinks other then water as the wasps were every where and if there was anything put into place to manage this it was not working....we were moving from seat to seat to dodge them. The grounds were very pleasing
  36. AE

    AmrE

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everthing was great until food was served on the table then we got atacked my wasps!! ofcourse we could not eat at all while fighting that so had to take the food and leave. Thats said I would definitely go back again around Jun or Jul when Wasps should be less. overall great service, vibes and food. I would not recommend the afternoon tea package those days if you want to sit and enjoy without being attacked by Wasps!! we still had to pay the afternoon tea for 2 ppl and have our food packed for to-go (small portions) and not able to order extra refills and enjoy the experience as we would have if we stayed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    The service was spectacular! The food was average in terms of taste and presentation. We were seated outside and it was scorching hot and bee season, which made it difficult to enjoy the view and the ambience
  38. RA

    RAMYOO

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was slow because they were short staffed by two or more people. Our server apologized for making us wait so long, but it was worth the wait. Also, found out from our servicer that the Tea House would be open AFTER the Labor Day weekend. I will be making reservations before it closes for the winter.
  39. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the pot pie and was told it was goat cheese and vegetables. However it was mostly quinoa and if i had know that i would ordered something else. It was okay.but not alot of veg
  40. NI

    NusratI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just wanted to write about David, he was super nice, friendly, couldn't have asked for better service. He made our experience even better. Excellent service and beautiful ambiance, can't wait to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Tea House Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Tea House Restaurant

270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4T6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Simcoe & Adelaide

  • Neighborhood

    Oshawa

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:30 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Afternoon Tea, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is by the Main house - Bathrooms are located near parking - Tea House is located at the end of the long fountain on the west end of the gardens

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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