Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Afternoon Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, officially opened on May 29, 1939 by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, is rolling out the red carpet for their anniversary. In homage of the hotel’s storied past, Notch8 is serving a themed 80th Anniversary Afternoon Tea with décor that includes antique silver, news articles and items from the hotel’s archives.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions that would require us to adjust our menu.
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea!

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon with friend on vacation from the US. Expert service from Serge. They were given excellent attention even though there were several other parties including a large party of nine. Highly recommend you ask for Serge if you schedule an afternoon tea at the fairmont

JM
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 4. We all had a great time. A nice setting, not too quiet or eerie as I expected from reading other reviews. The sandwiches were great. The only thing I would change would be to have more savoury sandwiches and fewer desserts. We packed up most of the desserts but some of it would likely be wasted compared with more savoury food, which would likely be less filling on the day. I would still recommend the afternoon tea and would likely take future guests that are visiting.

D
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend the high tea.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and attentive service staff. Enjoyable high tea experience overall.

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

I’m not sure about the noise level just because my daughter who is 4 WAS the noise level. Lol. The food was great and the desserts were fabulous. She had a great time and so did I. It was a fabulous learning experience for her and we will be making it a tradition for sure !

m
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a lovely afternoon and we found the woman who served us really added to the whole experience as she was so helpful and pleasant. The food was really nice a m d good value. We took away most of our sweet goods and are still dining on them 4 days later👌🏽Altogether a lovely afternoon and would do again.

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever!!

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t
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

DH & I were here for the Hotel Vancouver 80th anniversary tea $59.00 per person.
We booked on OpenTable.

The tea included: English scones, Golden Sultana scones, 5 savoury sandwiches & 6 desserts.
There were 8 tea selections.

DH chose Joie de Provence which was a mellow rooibos with dried berries & a dash of lavender.
Unfortunately, the tea was too mellow for him. He was disappointed he couldn't taste the berries/lavender.

I chose the Creamy Earl Grey.
I couldn't really taste the Earl Grey nor the creaminess.

We really enjoyed the savoury sandwiches.
Anything you can't finish, they will pack it up for you.

Our server was Guy. He was friendly & attentive.

In fact, all the servers are. They will ask if you are celebrating anything & offer to take pictures for you.

The 80th anniversary tea is on until Labour Day & then they'll have a Downton Abbey-themed tea to coincide with the upcoming movie.

Please be aware that if you pay by credit card, the hotel will add a holding charge.

We got an email alert from the credit card company with the amount they were charging & it was $10.00 more than what we signed for.

We called the restaurant & they said they add a holding charge for incidentals but the posted amount should be correct.

JW
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value base on price! More than enough quantity of food for two of us, we actually had about 25% of food left over and packed home. All sandwiches, scones and cookies tasted very good! Excellent service too! We will definitely go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 80th anniversary high tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was fabulous! The whole experience was lovely and the food was excellent.

SC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We are on vacation and I thought it would be fun to do a ladies tea at the Hotel Vancouver. Admittedly it’s a silly and touristy thing to do but the food was pretty awful. Way too many sweets. I guess I’m not a tea food person. Too much food for too much money.
The waiter was nice and the light show was fun!

DK
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food with a theme. A very intimate place to be with your special someone for which in our case a quiet birthday hightea. The place is really cozy and comfortable. The service is top "notch" (pun intended). Really friendly, accomodating, and professional. My favourite place, easy.

TS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea!

M
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had s awesome afternoon for our wedding anniversary

MK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awsome experience that you should have at least once in your life if you can afford it. About $130 Canadian plus the tip. If you don't know anything about high tea the friendly staff will help you to thoroughly understand and enjoy the experience. There is tea but for us, it was the food.
The food is wonderful, flavorful and memorable. There aren't words to describe the deserts they are so good. Eat slowly and savor the experience. Anything you don't finish will be boxed up to take home... and you will want to take it home. I'm now a bigger fan of tea. If I lived in Vancouver I would go at least once a month. They made a special plate of deserts beyond the normal selection, made without nuts due to my allergy. There were vegetarian options as well.

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The ambience was a problem. Not a good venue. Should be in the restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serge and Marylou were awesome. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves.

DD
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've now made the Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver a yearly tradition when we visit for a vacation! The beautiful Fairmont Hotel is the perfect location for a wonderful British High Tea. The food is not only unbelievably delicious but plentiful, such that we always have leftovers to take back to the hotel for a late night snack! Excellent service and high quality food make the Fairmont THE GO TO spot for YOUR afternoon tea! Don't miss it!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I have been going to high tea for many years and have been to Fairmont prior to renovations and enjoyed it very much. The high tea that I went to August 5 was below standards expected at the Fairmont. My tea after the 1st pot began to weaken, the bread was stale on all the sandwiches except for the cucumber one. Not worth the $71 (tax and tip).

LF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my sister for a birthday tea it was very filling and the quality of the food was superb. Our server was amazing offering to take pictures for us with all three phones! We took lots home. It was a lovely experience and the room the tea is held in is lovely. They even have her a birthday crown and a birthday cupcake. I would go again for a special occassion. My only query was , what was the theme?? I thought a themed tea would be more obvious but it was not clear to me! All the same it was the best tea I have been to in Vancouver out of the four places I have been.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and made the tea even more special for our family.

n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This themed tea was amazing! The food was superb! It was a great experience! I highly recommend this tea.

DQ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea! The best I've ever had! Love the 80th anniversary theme and the presentation of savories and sweets!!!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and elegant. Perfect for high tea.

PG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The decor and ambience was fabulous, as was the food, and we really enjoyed ourselves! Although it's a little pricey, I would definitely recommend it to others who are looking for an elegant Afternoon Tea service. We have tried others, but the nothing compares to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. First class, all the way!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extravagant, delicious tea service in a hideaway dining room set off from the Notch8 restaurant. The sandwiches, scones and desserts were expertly prepared and presented wonderfully on both a tiered tea tray and a mini steamer trunk. My dining companion had never been for High Tea before and really enjoyed it! I've been for tea in many other places and this service absolutely stacks up against them all.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely way to enjoy the afternoon with my daughter. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and my daughter gluten free sandwiches, scones and dessert were wonderful.

LW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment with awesome tea and desserts!

LT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience. Our server was great! Thank you for that!

TD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. The service from one server was a bit too casual - not quite high tea. Otherwise food was top flight. What I would expect as a long time Fairmont member.

S
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really one of the nicest afternoon tea experiences I've had! I try to hit this spot every time I visit Vancouver. It's a little pricey, but the atmosphere is perfect, the tea is high-quality, and the food is out-of-this-world good. Plus, you get a huge amount of food - I can never finish it in one sitting.

W
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent high tea, most of the sandwiches were delicious, a couple of them were so-so. The desserts were hit and miss. The trifle, creme brulee, and pecan tart were really nice, and the scones were fantastic. The other desserts were way too sweet and rich and made us a bit sick (the jam filled cookie, eclair, checkerboard cake, etc).

KT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great tea service. Plenty to eat for all. Great selection of tea and server was good with keeping our tea pots full!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. It wasn't real clotted cream, but they made up for it with everything else being perfect.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The tea was lovely & more than enough to eat. The presentation was excellent. The server we had could not have been more helpful as one of our party has food allergies. Would say give it a try.

SF
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real treat not to be missed - we are going back soon! Our server only made our dining experience all the better!

V
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was a very awesome experience with Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

The provided service to us and guests were really great. I strongly recommend someone who is hesistating to choose afternoon tea in Vancouver. I will say this hotel is the best.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was fine but the sweets we asked to be packaged were missing some items when we got home.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 of us, and we all really enjoyed the experience. From the little treat they give you when you are seated to the atmosphere. The selection and presentation was lovely. Go hungry as there is more than enough for all. I especially loved the desserts presented in a treasure chest. Our server was great he offered to take pictures of us, and boxed up the treats we were too full to finish.

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