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About The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

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.

6 Picton St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
English

Hours of Operation:
Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Monday thru Saturday: 12pm - 6pm

Candlelight Tea: Friday & Saturday 7pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
King street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-3246 ext. 6530

Website:
http://www.vintage-hotels.com/princeofwales/aftern

Parking Details:
There is street parking available. Hotel parking if you check in with the front desk.

Executive Chef:
Chris Smyth

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jeremy A. Harb: (905) 468-3246 ext. 6518

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (83)
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Cozy (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (35)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Afternoon Coffee (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Great for Lunch (26)
Authentic (24)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Fun (19)
Scenic View (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
People Watching (13)
Seasonal (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Disabled Access (5)
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Quick Bite (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I had high tea in their quaint rose room complete with a gas fireplace that was so real looking we had to ask. Loved the ambiance, and food was good and extremely plentiful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

What a wonderful experience with friends kicking off the holiday season. Food and service was excellent. REALLY nice atmosphere. Highly recommend afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have come here many times.......always feel pampered and away from the outside world

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My 3 neighbours and I thoroughly enjoyed our first High Tea experience at the Prince of Wales. We are thinking we should make this a Christmas tradition. The Drawing Room was charmingly decorated .... the whole hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was a very nice, relaxing atmosphere for us to spend the afternoon. The service was awesome and the food delicious. We were quite intrigue by the different teapots and teacups, including a unique one worth $500!! Definitely an experience to be repeated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A little expensive but worth experiencing.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I treated a friend to afternoon tea for his birthday. The food was nicely presented and there was plenty. However, the tiered tray, once it was emptied of all the goodies, appeared to be quite battered. If the trays can't be replaced, I'd encourage the kitchen to consider covering each tier with fancy paper to disguise the scratches and dents. The 'fancies' were not terrifically fancy--anyone can make a tiny cupcake!--with the exception of the macaron, which was delectable. The sandwiches were fresh and plentiful, if a little unimaginative. The scones were large. I was surprised by the crème fraïche for the scones--it was tasty, but I would have preferred clotted cream. We were both puzzled by the mismatched cups and saucers and teapots--appropriate in a homey tearoom, but out of place in the Prince of Wales. Other tables appeared to be set with matching cups, saucers and teapots so perhaps ours was the exception. All in all, a pleasant, unexceptional experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

beautiful hotel, lovely ambiance, parking accessible, attentive staff, superb location

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent time. It was the evening tea so a few sandwiches tasted a bit dry, but the scones, cheese and pastries were incredible. Grace - the server - was amazing. Worth going back just to encounter her! So lovely and friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I absolutely loved it here. The peace and quiet was a god send. We have three rowdy boys, so to get away and have some quiet sophistication and converse in peace was delightful. There was a rowdy group that came in that disrupted things a bit (should have been at the bar somewhere) but they quieted down fairly quickly.
I have to say that our server (Nicola?) was absolutely adorable, friendly and very attentive. She made us feel very at ease and we felt well attended to. She spoke intelligently about the tea selection and appeared and disappeared at the perfect moments. She doted over my wife and presented her with a rose for her birthday and was always smiling. Don’t ever let her go, she is a gem for a spot like this. She made our night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our first time to high tea. I brought my sister and my two teenage daughters. We had
a fabulous time and would like to make it a new Christmas tradition to do every year.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We have been coming for tea for the last 3 years to celebrate my daughter and niece’s birthdays. We have had Jodi each year and service and efficiency have always been amazing. Very professional and attentive. Never disappointed!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was my second year bringing my mom, daughters and granddaughter for your tea for 2 special. The first year was so enjoyable. This year was enjoyable but we were given 2 very tiny tables pushed together for 7 people. The server had to remove the chairs for some of us to crawl in, not to get out until we were finished , they had to bring 2 smaller tables to set out tea pots on. I made my reservation a month in advance so was a little disappointed to hear while standing there, “well I’m not sure where we will put 7 of you, the spot I had was given to someone else “ when a spot was suggested by another server the response was “ I would like to put the book club there” so we were squeezed in around 2 tables. It was rather disappointing. Yes it was a 2 for one special but our bill was still 142 dollars plus a 30 dollar tip. Last year we had a beautiful large table in the front porch. I will come back again next year because it’s a special time for the ladies in my family but I hope it will be thought out better and a more comfortable area given. Our server was fabulous.

Thank you

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience, we were not rushed and our waitress Samantha was amazing, explained everything to us and very pleasant to us

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

sandwiches not as good as previous years. Scones excellent

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a lovely time at afternoon tea. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food & seat location were good. Service was not good. Waitress forgot about us 😞 and wasn't very friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful Christmas Décor and attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went to the Prince of Wales for our 45th wedding anniversary. We had a perfect table for two in the drawing room. It was more like being in a beautiful home than a restaurant. We went for the traditional English tea. The staff was friendly and courteous, not at all "upity" as one may expect. They even gave me a rose. The food was delicious and the scones were to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful experience, good food will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service and food were great. I always enjoy coming here for afternoon tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Atmosphere and staff was excellent. Tea was hot and delicious while the food was good.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our waiter (his name started with a K) was exceptional, friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous service from Jodi, tea was great, only wish vegetarian sandwich options were a little more exciting. Beautiful decorations for Christmas, very enjoyable time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was excellent as always.
We had little complaint. My friend is gluten free and this is the 2nd time the little desserts are terrible. We discussed with the manager. Hopefully, they correct the Mushy texture. They have the consistency of raw cookie dough. We were assured they are baked. But found out they freeze the goods. This Is probably the root cause of the texture. We asked for the chef to try them after thawing - i am sure he would agree that they should not be served

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I little slow getting started (they forgot to give us menus.) But after that it was very nice! Our server was a dear and the tea was great; we even bought some to take home! Pricing was about what we've paid at other tea places. I wouldn't say "kid friendly" exactly (lots of stuff to knock over) but if your kids can sit still it should be fine. We have older teen girls and there was a pre-teen boy there with another family. Very elegant hotel and tearoom atmosphere. Great for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

They were 30 minutes behind for our reservation but where tried their best to get us seated. They gave us a complimentary cheese plate. Our waitress “Grace” made our high tea experience wonderful for our mom. She was a gem. She made everyone feel relaxed and was always going out of her way . We highly recommend Grace. She made our afternoon wonderful and memorable

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious sandwiches and treats for afternoon tea. Great tea selections. Service was very accommodating, polite and lovely. Will need to come again. Thank you for a great experience with my family!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

there were 5 of us who drove from London to celebrate a friend's special birthday. Location was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed the service and variety of foods & teas. An excellent location for any kind of Ladies Celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place never been before. Took a fiend for her birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great afternnon good service. It would have been nice if we were asked if any dietary restrictions as turkey was provided an one of us had a turkey allergy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

A group of friends went for lunch. We all had the afternoon tea special and we all enjoyed it. Our server, Samantha, was very friendly, pleasant and helpful. The surroundings were undeniably beautiful. It was so refreshing to be in a restaurant where we could actually hear each other well enough to carry on a conversation. Our only disappointment was that because we were an odd number of guests, the two for one special price could not be applied to all.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

My daughter and I had a very enjoyable time. The food was good (albeit, I miss the clotted cream and quiche) and plentiful. The server was friendly, the ambience and overall experience was very special. A repeat visit for us for many years to come.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lovely afternoon tea
Ambience of a time past . Great fresh food in a very elegant setting

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

lovely afternoon out..server was outstanding..food was amazing

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was an amazing experience. Had a great time with friends. Delicious tea. Yummy scones and sandwiches. I don't have a sweet tooth so all the sweets went home for husband. With the November deal 2 for 1, I thought it was worth it but for regular price I would think twice to come here. Definitely not for what we got. I would recommend it to others because it was fun.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed the tea, the sandwiches and scones. Our server Ben was excellent. However, the pastries were very disappointing in taste and quality. They seemed store bought, generic and uninspiring. The scones were exceptionally good. The atmosphere was lovely and the service that Ben provided was welcoming, friendly and warm. I would be happy to return when the pastries menu has changed.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Showed up an hour early for reservations as something had come up and we would have been rushed through our tea. The hostess graciously accommodated us an hour despite the busy November promotion. Tea and food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service at our afternoon tea was much better than last year. there certainly weren't an overabundance of sandwich options but what was there was tasty. Our only criticism was that it was VERY cold in the solarium. On another visit we would ask not to be seated in that area.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a pleasant experience!! Shannon is such a dear person.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Was seated in the reception area. Very noisy and lot of people traffic. Our waiter Ben was excellent tho. The food was quite good and the tea excellent. The hostess was not very welcoming and seemed quite frazzled

Tags: Casual
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