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James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant

$$ - $$$British,
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
+1 250-382-8282
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“welsh rarebit” (4 reviews)
“bangers” (7 reviews)
“raisin scones” (4 reviews)
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British, Canadian
$$ - $$$
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed March 28, 2018

I had the halibut burger and yam fries and they were delicious. The restaurant was beautiful inside.

1  Thank nikki792018
Reviewed March 12, 2018

A note on the door - Christmas decorations still up - chairs on the tables - so it has to have been closed for at least - I hope they open again and SOON !!!

Thank Barbara Anne G
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Quiet tea room. Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Clean with polite and friendly staff. If you like Bangers and Scones, you will enjoy this place.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed November 25, 2017

A short walk from the Best Western Inn on the Harbour. We had the fresh scones and soup with tea, A very quiet place to visit and the staff were very accommodating. Quite an enjoyable quite tea house.

1  Thank Hilford B
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

After living in and visiting Victoria for over 50 years I finally stopped here. Service was lovely, breakfast was good, especially the bangers, no the scone. All of it! The atmosphere was great to people watch. I'll be back with more friends.

Thank SuzieB65
Reviewed October 26, 2017

My husband and I popped in here mostly to get out of the rain. It was 3:30 and they close at 4 pm, but we did not feel rushed or unwelcome. The waitress was friendly and helpful with the ordering and even suggested that we...More

2  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Victoria is a great city with lots of hustle and bustle. There are many restaurant choices in the heart of the city but we didn't feel like the craziness so we went exploring. Three blocks back from the harbor is this gem. We stumbled on...More

1  Thank broncoboy66
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Small place. If you want the 'premium' tea house, go to the Empress where it will cost you $75 for tea. The James Bay tea house offers the discount version of the same thing. Food is rich and well prepared. No complaints.

1  Thank Kent C
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Had a very nice breakfast with my husband, he had very good benny, that's how he told me, i had an huge delicious omelette with very fresh vegetables and perfectly cooked and the best scone I ever had, I will definitively go back and I...More

Thank romeoroberta431
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have been coming to Victoria every 2, 3 years since 1992, usually with friends. I have always taken them to this restaurant. This visit my wife and I went there for lunch. My wife ordered soup and salad. The salad looked like it was...More

2  Thank skatecreekrd
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May 31, 2015|
Response from B0lder | Reviewed this property |
The cost is about $30 for a pot of tea and the 'Daily Tea'. This includes a two layer plate of sandwiches, baked items and fruit. I will post a picture of it on Trip Advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-382-8282
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