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The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

4.6
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1222 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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English

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Afternoon Tea
Please note that as we re-open under some restrictive conditions, our table capacity has shrunk and some of our service elements have been revised to balance safety measures & experience.

Traditional Afternoon Tea + Candlelight Tea
Time travel never seemed so luxurious. Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake to rediscover the attention-to-detail that defined a more elegant era. Celebrate special occasions with a selection of Artisan cheeses and sparkling wines. Toast to the picture perfect girls’ day with finger sandwiches, delicate desserts and morning mimosas.

Delight in quality time with friends and family in an atmosphere of high taste in every sense of the word. From the adornment of rose chandeliers to floral table clothes and teapots, Prince of Wales brings your whimsical garden party indoors. Our Victorian Tea Room and English delicacies are fit to be enjoyed by guests who appreciate regal treatment with an imaginative twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1222 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely ambience tea and server as well
But the food was not worth the price
Scone or muffin not sure what it was supposed to be was not fresh
The sandwiches were hard on the edges as soon as they came out
A little disappointing
But the experience was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mini get away

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LynneB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tea at the Prince of Wales, Drawing Room was lovely. My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, and this was a beautiful addition to our day in Niagara-on-the-Lake. At the time of our visit, COVID-19 was a concern, and being indoors in this lovely setting felt safe and sanitary. The food was presented as if ready for a photo shoot and tasted as good as it looked. We had originally booked the Traditional Tea and upgraded to the Monarch Tea, for no particular reason. The Traditional Tea would have been more than enough, but the added cheese, fruit and Mimosas were an added treat. We did end up having to have quite a lot of the Tea sweets boxed and we were able to enjoy them later in the evening. I believe this will become one of our regular activities on future visits to the region.

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The high tea was very lovely. The ambience is truly what makes it so inviting. The service was very good. As far as value for the food, I think it would be good to include a couple more scones. I had my husband with me and it would have been a little more enjoyable for him in having another scone rather than the salmon sandwiches and the devilled eggs. I think men would rather prefer this to the variety offered in the sandwich line.

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CarolineGullich
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Loved it! My friends and I had a wonderful time.

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SheriP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never been to a high tea wanted to experience it. Lovely hotel andcthe drawing room. Our server wss fantastic didn't rush us. Really enjoyed it.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at The Prince of Wales Drawing room. The service was as expected, friendly and professional. Their Covid protocols were explained extremely well and the overall service was amazing. Our afternoon tea could not have been better.

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Anap
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the afternoon tea, the atmosphere and food.

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ljcb
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tradition of tea time at its best.Delicious teas and delectable treats. Relaxing and safe.Attention to detail and excellent service! Looking forward to sipping again at the Drawing Room in the Prince of Wales Hotel.

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AllenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First the room was beautiful. The tea pots and cups were so pretty. The trays of food look so delicious and so many great desserts. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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PaulineI
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall the experience was as expected. I was a little disappointed in the cheese plate; what we received for 2 would have been appropriate for one person. I think it's one of those things that everyone should do once, and for that reason would recommend it to friends and family.

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful. Service was great. Very friendly. Tea and food were delicious

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AlineA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was super fresh and the scones were warm and delicious. I'm vegetarian, so I couldn't eat the ham/salmon sandwiches, although I left a note when I made the the reservation. Everything else was very good and the place is super cute.

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PaulP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional tea was excellent, service impeccable, facility was safe from covid infection due to safety policy in place. A great afternoon delight strongly recommended.

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was lovely, I really enjoyed the oldies that were playing in the background. Shannon was wonderful, and the food was delicious (although there was a lot for two. We didn’t leave hungry). Definitely recommend.

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vipPrimusT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful setting in a historic hotel. The tea was good, the food was ok. Nice for a visit if you're visiting

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LawsonE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for high tea. Excellent service, food and ambiance. Would have been nice to have had the other room option so more of us could have had a window view.

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JT1994
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a nice one in a lifetime thing to experience. We purchased the special Prince of Wales afternoon tea set that came with Canadian cheeses. The scones and tea were very good. I didn't care for the sandwiches or the other pastries that much. Cheese was lovely of course, especially pairing with fruit. The price is definitely high but you're paying for the experience and because it's located at the Prince of Wales hotel. I wouldn't do it again unless they have a new menu or they do the 2 for 1 special again. Our server was great though...very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely wonderful ! She was knowledgeable and knew the menu very well. I look forward to returning!

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Amanda
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. The tea was amazing and all the food was great. We were sat in a beautiful place and our server was really attentive. We had someone in our party with food allergies and they were fantastic with attending to that

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CristinaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice experience, except the food wasn’t fabulous. It’s been a couple of years since we were last there but the food used to be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding and the space is very cute and perfect for a girls get together.

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Buzzie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for afternoon tea to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday and it was lovely. Service and atmosphere were great. However, I did expect the food to be better or more gourmet considering the venue and cost.

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JacquelineK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Really felt like a normal activity in weird times. Wish there was the ability to sub sandwiches not to taste and slightly customize teh tray.

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TanyaC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was really excited to bring my daughter but was let down with the food. I feel that the food was prepared too much in advance of when we came, the bread of our sandwiches not soft, you could tell it had not just been made, the pasty and the cookies definitely were not fresh. For the price I paid I would have thought that the quality of the food would have been better. The service was good though.

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BunnieD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were a group of 3 ladies and a baby for my 50th birthday and it was a very lovely experience. We were seated on a sofa and two chairs which enough room for a stroller, which was comfy and very appreciated. We ordered high tea, with a cheese plate and mimosas, and there was more than enough food and tea to go around. The Drawing Room was elegantly decorated and the hotel is really special. Will definitely be returning!

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vipDesiree
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had had a very special tea at this hotel in the past and were very excited about coming during Covid as a first afternoon out in a very long while
It did not live up to our expectations
Whilst covid measures were being brilliantly observed generally as far as we could see, the actual tea was well below par. The sandwiches were grey and unimaginative, scones were lovely but the cakes were really weird combinations of flavour and colour (apart from the macarons).
Creme Fraiche was served instead of clotted cream. Wht? And jam, cream and milk arrived in horrid plastic containers.
Why, when tea cups and china were used - I understand this from server end but surely it’s just as dangerous for them to handle china as throw away plastic containers. It throughly spoiled the ambiance.
Being British and living in Toronto we are no strangers to what makes up a cracking high tea. This was not a cracking high tea especially for the price.
Very disappointed - will never come again nor recommend based on this recent experience.

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Amalia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at the drawing room! Our server, Shannon, was exceptional, and we had no problem pushing our reservation by half an hour.

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carly
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at high tea! The atmosphere was very cozy and the service was wonderful. We sat near the windows so we had a beautiful view of Main Street. The tea was perfect and we were so full after all of the treats! An amazing experience with my mom :)

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SarahB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Thought it was a great experience. I have been many times but I noticed the service was very slow this time. Most likely due to covid which is very understandable and I was willing to be patient and wait so it wasn’t a problem for me.

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vipMaryAnn
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sandwiches were exceptionally delicious. The bread was so fresh. Normally I have passed over the years of eating the smoked salmon one - as i found them to be way too fishy. This time - they were what i expect out of smoked salmon - they were the best.
The added devilled egg was a nice touch and very good.
So glad the teeny bagel was taken off.
The fruit served with the cheese platter was really good - everything in season
On the whole - my friend and I enjoyed this tea - the best its been in several years. Keep it up!! Thanks!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had a great time. The value of what you get is very worth it. Service and atmosphere were both great.

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McLau
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!! Would definitely recommend to friends.

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HalaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service. The sandwiches were a little stale, otherwise would have given 5 stars

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MickeySue
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Is it my imagination or was there less food on the tray compared to my last visit in 2019?
I would have liked my cheque soon as we seemed to have waited too long

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TrudyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend high tea at the prince of Wales. Service and food were fabulous.

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JulieH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

For some reason the 2 times I have ben there we are not in the table area. We are on a couch vy the reception with all the incimung and outgoing pedestrian traffic. That reduces the enjoyment and ambience. Scones could be smaller and sandwiches have a little more filling.

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PaulW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food is wonderfully presented and delicious. There’s a great selection of tea to choose from and very accommodating/friendly staff.

The price is very good per person considering what you get.

Recommended!

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KristinV
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Have been twice before and loved the experience and the food. I was so excited to bring my daughter for the princess tea; however, the high tea selections have changed quite a bit and not for the better. The sandwiches were dry; the pastries were bland and lacking variety. They also served a smoked salmon sandwich and deviled eggs which weren’t specified and I don’t enjoy other. Also you used to get two scones of different varieties, now it is one. The service was lacking and felt cold. Thankfully my daughter didn’t know the difference and enjoyed the tea.

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Barbara47
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful treat to enjoy high tea with my granddaughter. Delicious food and the ambiance was so relaxing. Sanitation and safety was a high priority.

FAQs

The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-3246 ext. 6530.

The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.