The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

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We invite you to come and indulge in delicious and beautifully fragrant, fine loose teas from gardens all around the globe. Our delicious cuisine for brunch, or afternoon tea is available from Wednesday-Sunday.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery is located in Ottawa Ontario. Come spoil yourself in our all day brunch or our ever so popular bottomless mimosas!

At Vanitea, we provide a timeless tradition done beautifully.

For Gluten-free and vegan tea sets, we do require an order and payment in advance. Orders and payment may be made over the phone, or through our website, at http://www.thevanitearoom.com/reserve1/
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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great! I especially enjoyed the brunch bottomless mimosas. It’s cute little place

CG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Will definitly recommand and go back!
You've got to try the Benny Tower! YUMMY!!

JC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Terrible service We had a reservation for 3 but they could not seat us until 3:45 and we waited 25 minutes to get our first cup of tea. The food was terrible with little vegetables or fruit or protein.

OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a bit cramped with no adequate waiting area, but food is amazing so we’re the staff, would definitely recommend

LV
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I brought my 88 year old stepmom and she loved it. Carlie is a gem of a host and made the experience very special. Would have liked maybe a few more savoury treats. Will go back .

RW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute spot! The decor was beautiful and menu was great with options for vegan and gluten free! Bottomless mimosas made it be perfect spot for brunch!

M
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place best eggs ever. The presentation is nice. We arrived and the place was full so despite having a reservation we waited 30 minutes though the waitresses did all to accommodate us.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was great and the food was delicious - tea was to die for. They seem to be short staffed so be prepared to wait to be seated and served. Very accommodating for allergies although they seemed to forget about one allergy and served a corn soup to our corn allergy person. Overall, only a bit less expensive than some of the fancier places in Ottawa for high tea.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to have breakfast

AP
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a girlfriend for their brunch - we both got the tea sampler, and it was delicious! Lots of food (come hungry or be prepared to take a doggy bag) or you could share. The french toast was unreal and the eggs benedict were perfect. Would definitely return!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience during our meal at VaniTea. The server was friendly and funny, and took the time to ensure that one of our guests meals were strawberry free and gave delicious alternatives. With that being said, all the food was delicious and presented in a traditional way with a modern flavour and selection. The space itself was well decorated but not overwhelming. We will be returning to try the next season’s selection.

SG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to the Vanitea room because the food is always amazing. There are so many unique tastes in their dishes and the beverages are always yummy. The service is amazing. Although the space is smaller they worked with me to accommodate my reservation of 12. And while my big party was there the server (who I believe was the only one waiting on tables) was attentive and on top of things. Thanks Vanitea!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at vanitea are wonderful,great service as always.Its one of our favorite tea place.

MF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It was a fun one time experience. Food was over priced, drinks were over priced. Serving staff was unfriendly and very basic.

TM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and tea selection was excellent! The portion sizes we're perfect and the wait staff was very kind and accommodating.

SS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent, music isn't too loud just a swell good place for brunch. I ordered the Tea sampler and I got A LOT of food for the amount I payed. Hella Delicious. I could have shared it with my teen sister. My mom had the Benny Brisket and my mother is a cook and is VERY picky and SHE had nothing bad to say. only compliments.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We wanted to go to Vanitea for the Vegan options on the menu.
The food was good, but not great. The place is nice, but the music was way too loud to enjoy ourselves.
Overall there was nothing wrong, the service was great, but for the price, I would have expected better food and a more relaxed atmosphere. The noise level made us feel rushed and uncomfortable.

L
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit. The food choices were out of the ordinary, and a nice change from standard brunch items. The servers were pleasant and helpful, and overall it was a good choice for someone looking for a different type of Sunday brunch.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience.

LO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice experience. The decoration is very special and unique, the food different and delicious, and the service and staff are excellant.

DL
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were terrific as usual!

E
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great value for what you pay! Bottomless mimosas are a must as well!

SB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent vegan brunch options, Benny had almost no Hollandaise sauce they charge 4$ for more (ridiculous), food was decent semi cold and expect a long wait. Overall the place is definitely worth checking out but the food is not worth the cost, and to charge per cup of coffee and not tell your table is silly ( a fellow server). If you are gonna charge such high prices the service should match that.

n
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thr brunch was presented with no fuss and the server checked with us later. The tea was selected from a tea chest. The room is attractively decorated. We have been to the Tearoom on several occasions and have enjoyed the ambience.

CJ
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Would absolutely go back!

KH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Try the indulgent breakfast.
Nothing fancy. Extra long sausages that I didn’t like the taste of. Dry toast and carrots that seemed a touch rubbery.
Not worth the cost.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated our extra guest perfectly :) thank you

m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Probably wouldn't go back for a special event like the Kate Spade one, the flier specified that every person go their own pot of tea, their own plate of food, and their own Kate Spade gift. At the end of the experience, after the bill had been paid, they tried to give the gift only to my mother. If you are paying $65 per person, and the event says we should all get the gift, I don't think it's appropriate to try to withhold that from the other guests. We got the gifts, and they were quite lovely, but it felt a little uncomfortable to have to say something about the false advertising. If it had been advertised that only mothers got the present that would have been different.
I was slightly shocked that they would try to deceive the customers, but no fight was put up when I asked for clarification.
Lovely tea and delicious food otherwise. Like I said, I wouldn't come back for an event, but definitely on a regular day.

EG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The music was too loud and unsuitable for a Mother’s Day breakfast. We arrived and were seated for a 10am reservation, by 11 we had to ask the server when our breakfast was coming. While everyone else had been served. The value of food was nothing to rave about. we were told by phone there were several gluten free options on the menu. Only to be offered gluten free toast. I won’t be returning.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely service and beautiful aesthetic. The music at first was very "pump up", which didn't suit the vibe and made it feel less relaxing. This eventually changed, which was great. We preferred our first visit when it was acoustic covers of popular songs --- both relaxing and fun! The food was wonderful. My only complaint is I called ahead of time to see if they would have dairy free scones available, to which they said they would. On the day though, all four scone options had dairy. With a rise in these kinds of dietary issues, it would be nice to have at least one non-dairy alternative.

Overall, great service and I will most likely go again.

NT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and decor! Also played great music

O
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I liked the Vanitea room experience! The food was delicious, the servers were friendly, and the restaurant is lovely inside. The service was a bit slow, but if you are going for a classy brunch, the point isn't to rush through it anyway. I originally planned to get bottomless mimosa option, but after browsing some posts, I saw the mimosas had mixed reviews. We bought bottles instead, which were excellent value at $24, and tasted quite nice. Would recommend for a special occasion/celebration!

a
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unique experience with some fabulous food. Great for special occasions or brunch. If you need glasses to read, bring them as the menu is hard to read, due to the font and colour. Would definitely return.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful however there was a Bridal Shower also taking place at the same time. As the restaurant itself is quite small the noise level was way too loud. We were given a discount to accommodate which was appreciated but recommendation for the restaurant to hold private parties without being open to the public.

MS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was slow, food was average at best , decor is great.
It seems that the restaurant was booked for a bridal shower after the breakfast reservation s and they were decorating and putting up signs around us. Overall not a good experience

VC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful from the moment we walked in!! Beautiful setting with impeccable service and delicious food. What a treat!

L
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely gluten free food and a knowledgeable and friendly server. Nice atmosphere. Very clean. Edible flower petals an aromatic addition to the latte.

RS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice place , music wasn’t appropriate for bunch and a bit loud .
Food was good , and service was good.
I will definitely go back .

ML
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was just ok, nothing special at all especially for the price. The restaurant itself was very nice, great ambience - but this was probably the best part of my experience. The server was kinda and attentive, but do NOT order to bottomless mimosas - they are just juice. $15 is kind of steep for bottomless OJ.

BT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I was extremely disappointed in the “bottomless mimosas” that were just juice. Huge waste of money and will not be returning

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