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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.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Hours of Operation:
Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Monday thru Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Candlelight Tea: Friday & Saturday 7pm - 10pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(905) 468-3246 ext. 6530
There is street parking available. Hotel parking if you check in with the front desk.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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