The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

4.6
669 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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English
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
English
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Hours of operation
Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Monday thru Saturday: 12pm - 6pm

Candlelight Tea: Friday & Saturday 7pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(905) 468-3246 ext. 6530
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Smyth
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Private party facilities
We offer private rooms for large parties. Both corporate and private celebrations. We can also bring Afternoon Tea to you with our offsite catering.
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Private party contact
Jeremy A. Harb: (905) 468-3246 ext. 6518
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Cross street
King street
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Parking details
There is street parking available. Hotel parking if you check in with the front desk.
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 669 People Are Saying
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M
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Traveled from the states to celebrate my mom’s 90th Birthday. Enjoyed the afternoon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Moms 89th birthday

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MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We brought 3 princesses under 7 for afternoon tea. Girls were thrilled to have real tea 🍵 in real teacups–staff were lovely, a great experience!

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VK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea is such a lovely treat to catch up with someone, treat yourself, and relax. We have been to the Prince of Wales Tea more than once, and it is always consistently great. It is cozy but not crowded, you can easily have a conversation, and the service is attentive without being cloying. Simply by calling ahead, they were able to accommodate a full vegan tea that was as lush and indulgent as the non-vegan regular tea with three types of sandwiches and five sweet treats. great value for the experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

They cancelled my reservation "by accident" and shoved me and my parents into a small corner in the room not meant for 3 people. I have been here 3 times and never had such a poor experience. I tried calling a few times to speak to a manager and no one returns my calls. The food and tea were lovely but the experience itself and the service were extremely poor for a high end establishment.

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful unforgettable experience. Great food and friendly prompt service. It's good value and a lovely place to make wonderful memories. Enjoy the ambience and beautiful decor no matter what your occasion.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest high tea places I've been to. Food was very filling. Staff were courteous and friendly.

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MJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this Tea Room. This time time we choose candlelight tea for the festive season. The Prince of Wales Victorian hotel was beautifully decorated enhancing the quaint town experience. High Tea by the roaring fireplace place coupled with a night walk along Main Street with Christmas carols on shop speakers made the evening magical! Warm scones with fresh crepe and delicious tiny sandwiches. We choose to upgrade with a local cheese platter as well.
Everyone should treat themselves at least once in a lifetime.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best high tea in the universe!

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HB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great service! Felt like Queens for a day. Loved our high tea

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you it was wonderful. Are server was lovely, sweet , charming and very attentive.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

At first we were a little disappointed as we felt like they weren't expecting us even though I had made a reservation weeks ago. Next we were seated in a dark corner next to the exit sign at a table meant for two. ( There was 3 of us). Everyone else had a nice view of either the outside or a fireplace etc we had a view of the exit sign. After asking if there was anywhere else we could be seated the waitress promptly escorted us to a wonderful window seat that had an amazing view. After that it was an amazing experience. The food was delicious as was the tea which we wanted to buy but was told it was sold out. That just means we will have to go again soon to get it. After a rocky start it ended up being a great visit. I just wish the manager was a little more friendly( that's who seated us in the corner)

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Ben, did an outstanding job. We booked for the candlelight tea, and we did have one strange situation. That was that we made a reservation on open table for 9:30 p.m., but I got a phone call at 6:30 to tell us that the drawing room was closing at 9:00 p.m. They accommodated us anyway, but Open Table and Prince of Wales hotel do not seem to be in sync and this needs to be corrected. Other than that situation, our server and experience was excellent and the scones were delicious. We would recommend the experience though it is expensive.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time & enjoyed the delicious tea & teas in a very festival atmosphere.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food for the Tea was not up to par. We have been going for 11 years and this time we found the scones to be very dry and they crumbled apart as you went to eat them. The sandwiches were also quite dry and not very good. They should bring back the traditional egg sandwich rather than cucumber and cream cheese. A few more sandwiches would be better as well. The portions are definitely not enough for a big appetite and the value is in the experience not the food. Tea for two, with tip and taxes was $100, so you should have better value than what you do get. The service was good and the waitress was friendly.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have now been twice to The Drawing Room for afternoon tea, and each time has been a pleasure!

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m
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the whole experience was delightful. We try to go every year and always enjoy it.

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AW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely as usual, shame that with the tea rooms most wonderful scones, they NO longer offer clotted cream x Will definitely return x

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been attending the High Tea in March and November for many years with family and friends.....for Birthday, Anniversary and engagement celebrations. My last time on November 27, 2018 was with a friend who had never had the experience. She was delighted with everything......especially the scones! She purchased three to take home. Thank you for keeping up this tradition!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our fourth time at the afternoon tea for the tea for two promotion. Fantastic atmosphere, good service. It was a little noisy due to a large party. Once they left it was nice and quiet. I would recommend this for anyone who likes to relax in comfort with good food and tea.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for afternoon tea and had a really nice time. We were well taken care of by Samantha. She was a wonderful and informative server. We started a new family tradition and will be back. Thank you!

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CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Every thing was lovely but our waitress Grace could have been more attentive. She should have checked on us but instead, we had to wait to ask for milk while our tea itself got cold. Also, the hostess who sat us didn't say a word to us...very unfriendly and unwelcoming. This was our third Afternoon Tea visit and service was much better the first 2 times.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a treat for granddaughters and daughter

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and relaxing candlelight tea experience. Food was amazing and tea selection was incredible.

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MF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went during the 2 for 1 tea. We were told that the coupon we got online was not valid. The coupon was on their website! Even though TWO different locations that we Googled showed the coupon that said candle light tea was include. They said the coupons had a mistake and they are not doing 2 for 1 candle light tea. Not impressed.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and setting were wonderful. It’s a lovely historic building. The food was okay. It did not look or taste homemade. I am glad I went but I don’t think I will go back.

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except the food. The bread was hard and the sandwiches were quite tasteless. The scones were burned on the top and dry. The desserts did not look or taste homemade. The service was excellent and the cup of tea was lovely.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our afternoon tea and the wonderful Christmas decorations.

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LE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Have been many times and each experience has been wonderful
Just a comment about the creme fraiche, I much prefer fresh cream along with the scones.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

High Tea was excellent but for the 2nd year we were seated at a table for two and a coffee table with 2 low arm chairs and a low sofa. We are seniors and it was hard to have a conversation with the whole group and 4 of us had to eat on our laps. The waitress was professional and very sweet.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoy bringing friends together for afternoon tea. Service is always 5 star.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother daughter tradition

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LO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous afternoon tea to celebrate a grand lady. Recently my mom celebrated her 89th birthday, and the staff at the Prince of Wales went out of their way to ensure she had a wonderful experience! They delivered a beautifully personalized plate with a load of delicious sandwiches, sweet dainties and scones with clotted cream. They even thought to put a birthday candle on top! The staff was attentive and efficient, especially Brooke.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My aunt, cousin, sister and I have been having Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales once a year for the past 12 years. It's a wonderful time for us to sit, catch up and enjoy ourselves in a beautiful setting. The scones are amazing and we look forward to them.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and service. Grace was awesome. Would definitely return.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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K
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, as always. Excellent customer service. Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food. High tea is superb.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy this place for my annual mother daughter outing. The perfect way to end a day of shopping and a good value

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DJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tea and goodies were lovely. Tea was nice and hot.
We'll be back again.

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