The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

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885 reviews
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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.
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LK
Montana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a fabulous high-tea experience, the Prince of Wales Hotel tea room is the answer. My daughter and I had a fabulous Royal High Tea which starts with a Champagne and is followed by delicious tea, scones, sandwiches and tasty desserts.

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

The tea was wonderful, very relaxing and a lovely treat.

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

Nice place.

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V
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and decor of the Drawing Room. Food and tea were plenty and we even had left overs.

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SS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea tradition for my mother and me during a decadent stay in Niagara on the Lake! The Drawing Room is beautifully appointed with architectural details and pretty antique furnishings... our server, Victoria, was knowledgeable and courteous. We enjoyed our finger sandwiches, scones, and sweets in a relaxed atmosphere and can’t wait to do it again next year!!!

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DP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lot of fun for the family, we enjoyed picking out our own teas (we each had our own pot), and relaxing together in the charming and elegant drawing room. Afternoon Tea foods ranged from outstanding (fresh baked scones with butter, jam, and gingered creme fraiche) to just “good” (finger sandwiches were nothing special, but are they ever? Lol). The little deserts were all yummy. The experience is more about enjoying a slightly fancy tea time ritual (no dress code but dressing up a bit would be in keeping with the ambiance), the time spent in good company in a beautiful place. You may love it, we certainly did, but if you’re already skeptical, just do something else bc it’s not cheap! Also don’t do right before or after a meal, bc there’s quite a bit to munch on with the “afternoon tea” offerings.

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AE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the traditional tea and it was quite good. The scones were excellent, but the tea sandwiches were bland. The desserts were excellent, and the service was superb.

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NS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Prince of Wales and I decided we had to have the afternoon high tea just for the experience. I have to say for what you pay, if was a bit of a let down. The tablecloth had tea stains and the cutlery was dirty. The tea was excellent but the food was just okay. The experience was lovely and the Drawing Room was nice. I'm glad we tried it but it is pricey for what you get.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love taking friends from out of town here. It’s always a great experience and this was no different! Looking forward to coming back soon!

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EE
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Jodi was great and the ambience was good but food was meh. Sandwiches were simply dull and the desserts were okay. Value for money in that it was only $35 and for that you walk away with a box of pastries given that you’ve filled up on the scones, sandwiches and tea but the food needs some oomph in terms of flavour and selection. Lucky enough to enjoy high teas 5 or 6 times a year and would put this towards the bottom factoring in price and ambience.

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sandwhiches, and pastries. Enough of a variety to keep you full. Nice variety of selection of teas to choose from. We enjoyed the early grey and peach and cream teas. No need to add sugar to the teas because they were so flavorful that they didn't need sugar. Atmosphere was beautiful. Would definitely go again.

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SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My spouse loves tea and I booked this as a special occasion. The ambiance was great and the service was very good. I found the prices way to extravagant and the menu to restrictive. It would have cost over $80 for two pots of tea and a good assortment of finger sandwiches because you cannot share your food or tea pot. We settled for two pots of tea and two scones, which were delicious, but not worth over $50.

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RP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Victoria our hostess was absolutely fantastic and knowledgeable She explained all of the teas, what to expect, gave a wonderful profile of the food presented. Everything was served with such class and traditional ambiance. The cheese plate was also wonderful and beautifully presented. This high tea experience was the highlight of our stay at the Prince of Wales.

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

I have been a few times before and always enjoyed the experience. This time however we were put in the back overflow area. This definitely took away from the experience as it was warm, stuffy and no music etc, and we felt cut off. If I were to come again I would definitely request to not be in that area.

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FD
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For those of you who enjoy tea regularly, good for you! My wife and I enjoyed the experience together for the first time four days ago. We are not among the learned, and didn’t need to be. Mary and Shannon were gracious and helpful as we planned our visit. The tea was wonderful, and the selection of sandwiches and treats overwhelmingly good! We selected the tea and sparkling wine option. The portions were very generous. My wife and I shared a sofa in the parlor. There are also tables and front room, street view, sitting areas. If you’re having dinner later, leave at least four hours. What an event.

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D
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely!!! The food, tea and service were all outstanding!

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon tea experience in a traditional, British-style drawing room. Everything was delicious except for the tiny bagels.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must-do when visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake. You will feel like you're in a dream!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

We booked tea on Sunday for 6 ladies. Ambiance was lovely. Food was ok. Service was barely mediocre, at best.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great overall!

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was ok scones over baked and desserts cheap. Nothing special. Expected more

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very nice. Service was great. Relaxing. I love the Victorian decor.

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DG
Munich
163 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three adults and two princess enjoyed a beautiful tea served in an equally beautiful room. Brook, our server, was delightful and really played up to the little girls. They had the time of their lives. Do try the pink jasmine tea-what an aroma. We enjoyed every delicious morsel. Unfortunately we live in Ohio and have to wait until next before returning to the Prince of Wales again.

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for what we received. $60 for one pot of tea and a few sandwiches and deserts. The pink rose cookies were awful. Our mistake. We expected more.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Vacation celebration

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J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The table wasn’t ready if though we called ahead. The food was mediocre and some seemed stale (ie. mini bagels).
The seating was inadequate so some of the party had to sit on chairs that were not suited for the space.

Overall, I would not recommend for high tea. There are plenty of better options elsewhere.

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LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my mom’s first time at Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room. Thank you for making this a memorable experience for her. The food, service and ambiance were all to perfection!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The High Tea at the Prince of Wales is outstanding. It was perfect in every way. I would recommend this to anyone who is travelling at Niagara on the Lake Ontario.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an experience I am so glad I had! The food (The Prince of Wales tea which is the tea plus cheese option) was excellent. The tea (Snow Dragon Green and Heavenly Cream) was superb. Our server, Victoria, was delightful. I would 100% do this again.

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MG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I spent a lot of time researching places to have Afternoon tea as I wanted to take a friend for her very first. Atmosphere was of utmost importance and I knew Prince of Wales would not disappoint. My concern was some of the reviews were quite negative. I decided to take a chance and I'm very glad I did. My experience was perfect! From the ambiance to the food to the service it was everything I was looking for. I would recommend The Drawing Room to everyone who was looking for the "Afternoon Tea" experience.

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

This is the second time I've brought my dad here for Father's Day. At 92, I get him experiences not gifts. He's thoroughly enjoyed himself both times. He's already talking about coming for tea the next time we go to Shaw!

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NA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victoria was our server and she was so pleasant and knowledgeable. The sandwiches and pastries were delicious and very filling. It was more food than expected. We couldn’t finish it all. Tea was divine! Highly recommend!

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

I loved my experience here at the drawing room! The whole atmosphere was so nice and the tea was phenomenal. Victoria, our server, was absolutely amazing. She explained everything so nicely and carried everything with a smile! The temperature was getting a little hot near the windows but it wasn't anything my friend and I couldn't manage. I'm already planning another day to come back!

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n
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My mom and I came here for afternoon tea and had a lovely visit. The ambiance is nice and it’s a fun historical landmark in the town.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful tea and tea time. One of a kind . Awesome service. Unique atmosphere.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Royal Tea. Scones, sandwiches & pastry selections were all delicious. Service was excellent.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely traditional tea.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Drawing Room was overcrowded, but everything was great.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely, great ambience, pay for extra parkin, they are NOT fast. Need more staff! Staff were lovely but there were not enough of them

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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My two friends and I were visiting Niagara on the Lake for a few days. We had made reservations prior to our visit and that transaction had been very smooth. The Prince of Wales was everything I had imagined it would be and more. From the decorations, to the quality of the food and the presentation, everything was just lovely. There are not too many occasions in today's busy world where one can go and not feel rushed. This place is a one-of-a-kind and both myself and my traveling companions were made to feel like we were special guests.

If we ever make it back to Niagara on the Lake again, this will be a must-do on our list of things to take in.

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