The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

4.7
1639 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 1639 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales in Niagara on the lake… awesome experience

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Maryannet
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jodi was amazing and the food yummy. Always such a pleasure to take it all in and just enjoy!

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LoriC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to spend our birthdays

KB
KristinB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for high tea, delicious tea and food, great service!

HA
HerstoryAngel
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Minimal interruptions. She let us enjoy our time at high tea. She was knowledgeable and answered our questions with kindness and grace. The food was a journey of the senses - beautiful and flavorful. The location was stunningly gorgeous.

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chelsthe
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Took my mum here for her bday and she loved everything about it. Service was polite and courteous. Beautiful hotel and tea room with old world style.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the Afternoon Teas for a number of years and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tea, food and service is always impeccable. The ambience is perfect for making a relaxing time and experience, you feel as if you have stepped back to a gentler time! As with everything, good things don't come cheap, but I would say that the Tea is still very good value.

MD
MelissaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love this place always. Good quality is always somewhat questionable (ie white sliced bread)

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CHRISE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Great food and service. Scones are delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace, our server was so kind to our 7 year old. Making her feel super special - like a real princess! Thank you Grace!

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SHreviews
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was always amazing. Staff were friendly and food was spot on!!

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Service is fantastic. Of course the food and tea are delicious

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tracyb
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea was fabulous. Items were nothing like we experienced anywhere else. We also added the cheese plate. Sat outside on verandah. so peaceful. Server was knowledgeable and professional. Definitely go back!

LG
LauraG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I went with my husband and 12 year old daughter. We all had a great time We! We loved the presentation of the food and the flavors were extraordinary. We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
The only true downside was that the seating area was a little too small and they were seating guests from multiple restaurants in the same patio area. This made it difficult to determine which wait staff belonged to which customer/table.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were so amazing!

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MS19
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Traditional afternoon tea was delicious and more filling than anticipated. The spot is a great spot to sit out on their covered patio.

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RutendoN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff was amazing and attentive, and the tea selection was really nice. Would do it again for sure

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Minmin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience even during Covid restirctions. Will always come back!

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a lovely place to go for afternoon tea. The service was wonderful and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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smoothie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I liked the sandwiches. The scones were freshly made. Still warm. And excellent. I liked their cheese as well. Just the other sweats were a bit too sweet for me.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time coming here for high tea and bringing my friends with me and I will continue coming here for high tea. Thank you for the experience.

DB
DaveB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Outside near the Fountain was a disaster with wind and the seed pods coming off tree and into our water and dishes. They did move us to the "Porch" were we had originally booked.
We had to take a two seater instead of a table for our group of three because there were no bigger tables. I have had Tea here a number of times before with no problems Inside in the Drawing Room is the only appropriate setting, but due to Covid we could not go inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria was excellent! We sat by the fountain and thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a reservation for the drawing room. Got there, and was literally sent to three different places before being seated. Our table was super wobbly which is not great when you have two pots of hot tea. The server was the most slowest server I have ever seen. We would ask for simple things like more sugar and milk and she would take 20mins to grab it. By the time she came back. My tea would be cold. Food was awful! Cheap and bland. It’s literally nothing special. The amount of money spent, could’ve been well spent somewhere else. The workers gave us dirty looks and made us feel uncomfortable. The whole experience was not what we expected. They are also playing Christmas music in June.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was lovely, Thank you. So nice that my hubby is bringing his Mom again on Saturday! Twice in one week!

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PhoenixZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tropical green tea was a very good choice for a hot summer's day. Good selection of sandwiches and pastries - the scones and smoked salmon sandwiches were the highlights for us. And everything was very picturesque.

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Sandraroentgen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Victoria our server was wonderful! Pleasant and informative, with Covid it’s outdoor dining so they’ve done the best they could given the restrictions and it was still very enjoyable. I thought the portions wouldn’t be filling but I was more than wrong about that, everything was delicious I will be returning.

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great afternoon! The tea and food was delicious, the ambiance on the patio was amazing and the waitress was so nice and attentive. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, would definitely recommend.
Scones warm from the oven such a lovely touch.

DH
DavidH
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor afternoon tea service. Friendly waitstaff who were exceptionally attentive without being intrusive. Good value compared to similar places in the city.

KB
KathrynB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales is typically been one of the highlights of our trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Not this year unfortunately. In fairness, they had just reopened after a lengthy lockdown so I expect that they will hit their stride but they aren’t there at the moment.

The sandwiches were stale and there was no choice. The ham and cheese lacked any mustard or any type of seasoning being just a slab of ham and a slab of cheese with a little butter and a lot of stale bread. The cucumber slices were too big and the cream cheese was missing in action. The salmon sandwiches were lovely. There was no coronation chicken. Too bad. It would have been a nice alternative to the incredibly unappetizing ham and cheese.

The scone was delightful but creamer fraiche is a poor substitute for clotted cream.

The pastries were tasty and the tea was plentiful. The devilled eggs would have benefited from less mayonnaise and a pinch of paprika.

But the most disappointing element of all was being asked if we were “ready for a box” translation “here’s a box for the leftovers. Please leave.” When we had only been there for thirty minutes including the time we spent waiting for our food.
Please don’t offer a 5 p.m. table time if you want people to leave at 5:30.

Would I recommend The Drawing Room to a friend. Yes, because I am hoping that our experience was just a start back issue.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely experience at The Drawing Room. Great service, amazing food and a great little place to have afternoon tea!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Available but not all over us. The food was amazing and the setting perfect.

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Freddy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

considering all the COVID protocols we were able to enjoy our time there. we miss the indoor ambiance but it was still a great time by the fountain.

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GustavoC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! A traditional place to enjoy!

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vipPatrick
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service and great outdoor table. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back to the Drawing Room for high tea. It is an elegant experience with quality teas and food as well as service! Love this gem in NOTL.

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ashleyc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful as always. The food is always so fresh and delicious. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Been a bunch of times and I’ll go back a bunch more

JC
JohnC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Disappointed in food. Sandwich bread was dry all around the edges. Deviled eggs were also dried out on top. Seemed like food was not stored/covered properly. The Drawing Room itself was a bit shabby and in need of repairs to walls. Chunks of plaster were broken off. In the past, we've always been impressed either afternoon tea. This time has me doubting I'd go back.

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DaraD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an incredible experience. We came there to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday. Shannon was a true professional. She was amazing. Service was exceptional. Thank you all for an amazing experience.
Dara Davidson

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 4.7 stars by 1639 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.