It’s often said that Victoria is more British than Canadian. With this strong sense of British Heritage, it’s no wonder that one of the most favorite activities in Victoria is to partake of afternoon ‘High Tea’.
There are a number of places that offer this genteel meal … here are some suggestions:
The Empress (of course!)
721 Government St.
STEEPED IN TRADITION SINCE 1908
Hours of Operation
Served from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1st Seating: 11:00 am | 11:15 am | 11:30 am | 12:00 pm
2nd Seating: 1:00 pm | 1:15 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm
3rd Seating: 3:00 pm | 3:15 pm | 3:30 pm | 4:00 pm
463 Belleville St.
West Coast Afternoon Tea service served in The Pacific Restaurant from 2:00pm – 4:30pm daily.
1885 Oak Bay Ave.,
Lunch and Afternoon Tea from 11:15 – 5:00
October 1 to November 30
January 7 – March 31
12 pm – 3 pm
High Tea expands the selection of hot traditional delicacies and savories which may include a candied ginger scone, warm delicacies, savoury tea sandwiches and house-made sweets.
April 1 – September 30
Begins at 12pm, end time varies throughout the season
Afternoon Tea is served in the Spring, Summer and Christmas seasons. Afternoon Tea includes warm traditional delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and house-made sweets.
309 Belleville St.
Afternoon tea runs all weekend from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
1964 Fairfield Rd.
October through March
April through September
7 days a week, 11am–5pm
540 Fisgard St.