The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

4.6
1718 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
English

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Afternoon Tea
Please note that as we are 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
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1718 people are saying
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LoriC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing grace was so nice. It was our first high tea. And we will be back. Thx you.

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PatriciaG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was superior and food was plentiful although cucumber and salmon triangles had bread that was quite dry. Scones, sweets and avacado cracker were super - we couldn’t finish and had to doggy bag some some. Server was Uber attentive!

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Irada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with great service. Thank you for a great time!

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PattiM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There are 2 issues we had, one being the sandwiches provided- we did not think spicy avocado on a cracker would even be considered a sandwich and smoked salmon, not a traditional sandwich type. The other issue was the scones,..you did not offer a choice between plain or raisin/apricot which 2 out 4 us only eat plain. The tea was delicious and we enjoyed the service but disappointed with the food.

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MeMe
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I have had afternoon tea all over Ontario and I was very dissapointed with the food here. Although the scone was outstanding, the sandwiches were the worst I have ever had. The dense bread was terrible but it was the lack of flavour that killed the experience. The avacado toast had a generic taste, not displeasing, but the bread used was terribly stale. The croissant would have been nice except for the lack of any complimenting sauce, butter, mayonnaise...anything, really. I was dissapointed with the quality of cheese, as well. The desserts were fine.

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CherylS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always wonderful. This time was no different.

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time doing High Tea at Prince of Wales hotel, and I must say that the experience was wonderful! The food was delicious and the tea was steaped just right! The service was excellent and the atmosphere delightful. We will definitely come back again! Thank you!

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CindyM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience and the food was amazing. Bring your appetite because the food is plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with my mom after 2 years apart because the pandemis

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BrigidB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It wasn't very good , the first time we went the food was much better . It was sloppy put together, not worth the money at all.

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MitchellB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much food for one, many take away leftovers. Order 1 and share.

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KarenV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

High tea was a huge disappointment. High tea should have finger sandwiches not buns! The fillings were scarce. Way too much bready buns! As well you should serve the milk in a little jug not plastic creamers. The same with the butter, jam etc. Not classy
Service was excellent but a shame that these poor waitresses had to serve this food. As well get them nice uniforms- they were so old and tattered looking.

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WandA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Two issues with the food......on the website the menu states a selection of finger sandwiches, so was expecting small dainty triangles or mini pieces of bread....
Instead we received bread rolls (ciabatta, multigrain etc), cut in half that were rather dry..
The pot of tea served was very hot....but very weak.....we could, I suppose, have complained and asked for another pot, but we didn’t....
The overall experience was nice.....
The service was excellent!!!

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JoanaP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the traditional tea ,the waitresses was very helpful she suggested a certain caffeine free tea called Niagara, which we really loved the food was very good, scones were very tasty Overall an excellent experience to try

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keshap
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall nice experience. The only thing could be done better is I mentioned in the reservation that we were celebrating anniversary so they could have made it special for us in some way. I was expecting better seating to celebrate a momentous occasion but it was an average usual experience. Server was very polite and attentive.

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DoraR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to give our out of town guests a memorable event. This was perfect. Too much food for the four of us. Great the next morning for breakfast. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always, and continues to be my favourite place to visit when I travel home to Niagara for a short trip!

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HenryK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea at the Prince of Wales was amazing! A wide selection of great teas, and generous amounts of delicious food. Plus, the service was amazing – attentive but not intrusive – and the atmosphere is beautiful! Top notch!

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SharonN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum for brunch for a surprise thank you. It was a huge hit! My mum is English and found this was a better tea than the one she had back in England a few years ago. Now that's saying something!

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Bev1581
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I recently took our friend to The Drawing Room for High Tea to celebrate her 70th birthday. The food and service were exceptional. My only complaint would be the tea could have been hotter. I didn’t mention it at the time as I didn’t want to spoil the experience. Also my friend asked to purchase the tea she had which I believe was Heavenly Cream. It was sold out but hostess suggested going online to order. I have since gone on line and the tea isn’t listed. I will call later this week to see about ordering. Thanks, Bev and Ian Macintosh

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RobertO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choice of teas and different options for foid

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The high tea was quaint, the decor was elegant, the item contents were described, and it was served quickly.

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CoriJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food that came out had avocado on the sandwiches. My mom is allergic to them and they had no problem giving out a new tier of food with different sandwiches! They also found a tea that was not on the menu and gave it to us. Shannon was amazing and very helpful. Was such a great time!

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TeaDrinker
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing service Jodi. Love the experience.

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BunnieD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and so lovely.

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Merle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very accomodating for our vegan guest! Great food, wonderful service, and overall a great experience.

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Scribbler
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been 10 years since we had had the opportunity to have tea at the Prince of Wales, but it was worth the wait. I appreciate all the herbal tea options that have been added, and the restaurant's continuing respect for tradition, paired with some "updates" -- lovely sandwiches and sweets, but with croissant variant too, for example. In a hurried world of grab and go and plastics, it is nice to take the time to relax for some chit chat amid linen and china tea cups, and just to "smell the roses."

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VERAL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook, our server was lovely, friendly, communicative and provided just the right amount of attentiveness. Thank you, Brook.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing time enjoying High Tea in The Drawing Room. Great food, great ambiance, and great service – especially from Shannon, who went out of her way to ensure we had vegetarian options to enjoy and made us feel right at home the entire time. A special experience that we'd recommend to others.

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GillianT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only complaint was a group near us were fairly loud. Was hard for us just to relax. Certainly not the Tea Rooms fault

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MelanieI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My sister, aunt and I really enjoyed our first High Tea experience.
Our server, Victoria, was excellent! She was very sweet, knowledgeable and all around wonderful at her job.
The scones were out of this world as was the lavender shortbread. We did feel that the cucumber sandwiches were missing cream cheese and there were no deviled eggs on our tray (that were listed on the menu as part of the tea service).
We really enjoyed our time and the experience was very memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful day in Niagara-on-lake for her birthday celebration! The Afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales was amazing! The hotel’s interior was stunning with so much history.

The staff throughout the hotel were very friendly and caring. They were very helpful and went the extra mile when they knew it was my friends birthday. The tea it’s self was delicious and beautiful presented. We enjoyed the different flavours of our teas, we both bought a tin each to enjoy at home.

This is a lovely way to celebrate any occasion! Thank you again.

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ChristinaP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the drawing room for high tea! Definitely recommend the Heavenly Cream tea! It compliments the food so nicely! We have been there about 4 times and each visit has been wonderful!

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debbie
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my Mother and myself felt oh so decadent and truly special having high tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. It was wonderful and would not hesitate to recommend or go back again myself.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good time with tasty food. A bit on the expensive side but worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Poor afternoon tea...service was lovely.....food not worth it at all...very disappointing experience.....would not go back or reccomend

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SebastienB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s birthday over afternoon tea and we had a wonderful experience! Great food, great service, and of course, delicious tea while enjoying the beautiful ambiance of the Prince of Wales Hotel. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Cleanfreak64
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service slow, took a while to get the bill to pay and it wasn't busy..the cracker with the guacamole on it was very hard and chewy, (and I am not elderly with dentures!)...tea was tasty but doesn't stay hot long enough(tea cosy needed perhaps?!)...salmon sandwich didn't have much cream cheese on it and very fishy tasting

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ErnieK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Recommend going to everyone.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely high tea experience, excellent service, delicious treats and perfect tea

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 1718 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.