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White Heather Tea Room

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$$ - $$$
British, Canadian
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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
+1 250-595-8020
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this tea room three times in the past year. Each time I have been so pleased with the service, and of course, the food. Its too bad bad more people don't venture up from downtown to treat themselves. It is a small space, but has three tiered tea service, floral china cups, a delightful staff, and interesting... More 

Thank victoria_BCLeam
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love high tea then this is the place to go, and way cheaper than the Empress Hotel. Great food and cute atmosphere.

Thank loao
Shoreline, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this jewel of a tea room several years ago on a local's recommendation. Every trip to Victoria, we make it a point to reserve a table here. The Mad Hatter tea is simply delectable and you will not find a more fresh and exquisitely prepared array of delights than the Big Muckle. The food, tea and service here... More 

Thank Laura R
North Carolina
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit & we thoroughly enjoyed about half of the Great Muckle for two. The rest of it did us for another meal! The food here is very good & beautifully presented, service is lovely & the whole experience is a pleasure without the pomposity & expense of tea at "The Empress".

Thank SeniorTravelor62
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten tea at most tea places in Victoria and the White Heather Tea Room is by far the best so far. The service has been incredible. The food is all made fresh in house and is outstanding. The tea selection is excellent. And the price is unreal for what you get. Just remember to make a reservation in... More 

Thank BrainHitchHiker
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Skip the pretentious Empress High Tea at a high price and enjoy a wonderful tea experience in this local tea room! The food was wonderful, especially the baked goods and about everything is lovingly made on site. We had the Great Muckle Tea for Two (you need to read about it on their site). The owner's daughter served us and... More 

Thank WorshipDude
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I had to talk my husband into the tea experience but he ended up saying it was one of the highlights of our trip to Victoria. We had the Big Muckle and everything was fresh and delicious. We could not quite finish, but everything was wrapped up beautifully and stayed fresh until we got home to Seattle. We had a... More 

Thank PickyInSeattle
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Read all the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to try this with my niece. The White Heather had a nice selection of tea and sandwiches the deserts were quite nice. The restaurant has all the qualities one looks for, tables with nice linen clothes, beautiful china lovely atmosphere. My niece and i had a wonderful time. We made reservations. We... More 

Thank mlpe1960
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This delightful tea room is a welcome alternative and better value compared to the more expensive Empress. We had the Big Muckle Tea which was delicious and more than enough food for the two of us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a nice selection of teas to drink. Located West of downtown Victoria; we got there... More 

Thank ConstantTravelers
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

3 women and a 5-year-old for lunch. We ordered the Not-so-wee tea for 3 people as we thought the Big Muckle would have been too much food for us. We had been here before; so we knew that we wouldn't be able to eat it all. As it turned out, we still had to doggy-bag the leftovers since 2 of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Jubilee
  • Neighbourhood: Jubilee
  • Phone Number: +1 250-595-8020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?