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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.6
4.6
406 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Breakfast

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 prosecco and 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.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-8832

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    If you would like to make a reservation for a private event with our beautiful tea salon please email us directly at info@thevanitearoom.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Bay St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Drag Dinner & Bottomless Prosecco Every Saturday!

    CA$15.30 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Pre-pay your cover fee for your drag dinner booking with us this evening from 7pm-9pm. Choose your dinner package and bottomless prosecco or cocktails upon arrival and enjoy an evening of sass, shade and a whole lotta dancing with our house queen Devona Coe & Saltina Shaker! Food & Beverages are not included. This prepaid experience cost is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your booking, a credit will be applied in this amount for your next visit or drag event.
  • Afternoon Tea Available Everyday From 10am-4pm

    CA$51.86 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a eclectic Afternoon Tea Experience at our beautiful venue from 10am-4pm from Wed-Sun. All taxes and opentable 2% service charge included. Gratuity not included. This prepaid experience cost is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your booking, a credit will be applied in this amount for your next visit. Please note gratuity is not included.
  • 3 Course Brunch With Bottomless Prosecco

    CA$63.29 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A 3 course brunch experience complete with bottomless prosecco from the beginning to the end of your meal! Beginning from 10am until 4pm! Includes scones, choice of main brunch and mini desserts too. Cost is $55.00 per person plus tax and opentable 2% service charge! Prepay now for your vanitea exclusive experience! This experience is non-refundable. If needing to cancel reservation, credit will be applied for future use. Please note gratuity is not included.

Offers

  • Bottomless Orange Mimosas, With Any Main!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM,Thu - Sat - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Available everyday for brunch and afternoon tea, Bottomless Orange Mimosas!

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What 406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • Ottawa

    Great for Brunch

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambiance

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    Great for Brunch

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  1. VB

    ValerieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    We had to ask for everything we needed, and then we were ghosted for at least 30 minutes after we ate.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My friends and I enjoyed our first experience at the Vanitea Room. The servers were very welcoming and presentable. They served the best scones in Ottawa.

  3. V

    Vince

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, decoration is very nice. Chicken Waffle is amazing !

  4. JL

    JacobL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    what a great spot! loved my brunch and afternoon tea here. Highly recommend the brunch tea sampler and the shrimp on toast? Shrimp was on something and it was downright delicious! Thank you christine and chloe for great service for my gf and I too!

  5. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience for a graduation brunch! Christine was so accommodating and made our experience perfect! Food was awesome and service was superb! Definitely a must try!

  6. PK

    PrystineKing

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful little treasure in the heart of ottawa! So many great food and drink options featuring seasonal and local ingredients! Very accommodating for different dietary needs! The drag shows here are also very unique experiences!

  7. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely experience overall and I would recommend it. A couple of reasons why I didn’t give it 5 stars are that the pastries were barely warm, there is no cream offered with the scones (being British, this is a big deal), it was not easy to get the attention of staff and it was quite noisy.

  8. CH

    CHRIS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was amazing and attentive. We felt very welcomed. The savory items were creative and yummy. We'll definitely have to go again and try other things in their menu.

  9. J

    Jenjen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Would like to go again and try more on their menu

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is awesome! The service, food and vibe was so energetic. The entertainers Devonna and Seltine were amazing. I highly recommend this place.

  11. AI

    AsamatteroffactIdocare

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful high tea at Vanitea Tea Room! I’m a bit of a High Tea connoisseur being brought up in a very British home and having high tea all the time and then going out for it also....at different tea rooms .... my only complaint is that I noticed they used plastic during the service which is never ever done in traditional High Tea. They served one of the desserts in a plastic cup and provided a little plastic spoon to go with it. Toss the plastic and grab some little glasses with tiny proper dessert spoons please. I know, I know, first world problems. But it would be more environmentally friendly as well as being more proper. And that’s what High Tea is all about. What really matters is the food and how we were served, which were both excellent. When we arrived there was a line and we didn’t get in right away, even though we had reservations...that was dealt with in a professional and friendly manner and all of the food was amazing. We went for the bottomless bubbly 3 course service. Everything tasted lovely and with beautiful accents to the food to make it appealing to the eye. The decor was lovely as well with flowers everywhere. I wish my old Mum was with us today to experience Vanitea Tea Room as she would’ve loved it. A very special place indeed.

  12. m

    melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    megan was super nice and a really great server. place was adorable

  13. KR

    KatieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've taken my mother to the "Afternoon tea" for her mother's Day gift for 3 years. It's always been a wonderful experience with delicious food and friendly atmosphere.

  14. KR

    KimberlyR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The afternoon tea was a bit of a disappointment. The food is just ok. The scones definately need clotted cream and a bit more jam. The server was very pleasant and efficient.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went for Mother’s Day and everything was great! Service was a little slow but it was busy!

  16. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Delightful decor combining Grandma dainty with an edgy twist. We ordered the full tea service with a tower of delicious sweet and savoury goodies.

  17. l

    lunchlady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is an adorable little restaurant and the food is delicious. My waitress was very nice and helpful.

  18. MP

    Majo17P

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was as delicate and delicious as the tea. Will for sure come back.

  19. G

    Gabby

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful and delicious. I want to go back soon amd many times because I need to try everything on the menu .

  20. SL

    SierraL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, best service, best drinks, best cooks by far!

  21. J

    Jaxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an absolute blast! Thank you for creating such a wonderful space

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice ambiance and scones were the best - fluffy and soft, delicious!

  23. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming here for 6 years and it never fails to be a wonderful experience!!!!

  24. a

    aleenacandice

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super cute environment. Food was very tasty! Service was excellent!

  25. A

    Alejandra

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    My feet were freezing the entire time and the food got cold immediately. Amazing service and great food, but unfortunately the place was very cold. The second door was kept open so every time someone open the entry door a wind of cold air came in.

  26. BR

    BarbaraR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time celebrating…the food is the best…I have been to tea rooms around the world & I would rate Vanitea in the top 5! Have already referred friends & family🥰

  27. ZM

    ZaidaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was simply amazing. The food, the service, the staff and owner that will go above and beyond to make you feel special. Absolutely recommended.

  28. YS

    YvetteS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy and friendly ambiance. The food was delicious and the tea selection was flavourful. Our server, Megan (sp?) was efficient and engaging which made my first visit enjoyable. I hope to return for another tea and perhaps try the brunch which sounds amazing. I definitely recommend.

  29. TS

    TobyandSam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This review is a bit late but I just recently popped in ( walked in ) over last weekend on mothers day and it was spectacular! I realized that I needed to review this little diamond of an establishment. Phenomenal afternoon tea service, we got to meet the pastry chef who was adorable. Perfect afternoon of flowing prosecco, tea and fantastic service from the staff. I already made a booking the long weekend before Victoria Day. Thank you vanity for a great experience yet again.

  30. MS

    MelanieS13

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was a great first experience. The only thing that was not a 5 star was the service. Every table was busy and only one waitress so it took a long time for our order to be taken and for our food to be served. But overall, it was great!

  31. N

    Nessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Vanitea Room is amazing. The food was delicious and the service was absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend and I would like to go back and try the high tea experience.

  32. ZZ

    ZeeZee

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    This is an example of Instagram vs reality. Everything ‘looks’ good, but the food/coffee was really lacking. I bet their espresso based drinks are made using an automatic machine. Overall… disappointed.

  33. C

    Chris

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Unique atmosphere, good food and service. Surely a "have to come back"!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drinks ( coffee tea cocktails were provided quickly however the food took over 30 minute to arrive and there was just one other table with two people - we were three.

  35. NR

    NicholeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for making it a very special day. The service was out of sight!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding brunch with a few out of town friends just before the holidays. This hidden gem blew our minds with their creative take on vegan Benedict’s and a great tea and cocktail selection. A very trendy spot since it was recommended by a few friends and despite the small size of this venue, they were very busy! I will be back in the new year with more friends. Special thanks to our enthusiastic servers!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous experience for brunch and afternoon tea well spent with friends. I highly recommend The vegan blt and brunch tea sampler with scones. Excellent service all around!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good! Will def be back for more bottomless brunch and dying to try afternoon tea.

  39. EJ

    EmilyJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Food was terrible! The tea tower we ordered was 50$ per person and was almost inedible. Store bought cake slices and baguette with poor spreads.

  40. GB

    GeoffreyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We visited for high tea. One tea was okay, the other was really really weak, like they ran out of the actual tea, not brown, barely off white after steeping. Service was slow. We paid in advance and the website stated tax and gratuity included ($60 per person), when we were leaving our server asked for an additional gratuity. If your expecting the Savoy, try somewhere else.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-8832.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

551 Somerset Street West Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bay St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-8832

  • Private party facilities

    If you would like to make a reservation for a private event with our beautiful tea salon please email us directly at info@thevanitearoom.com

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