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White Heather Tea Room

1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
+1 250-595-8020
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (82 reviews)
“lemon curd” (21 reviews)
“quiche” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
British, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unexpectedly surprised at how delightfully good this little off-the-beaten-track tea room is. I've been to the Empress Hotel for their long-standing afternoon tea, and while the decor and experience is splendid and fitting of an upscale, traditional tea, the place to have a...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, good service and lovely food. My friend and I enjoyed the ambience and had a great visit.

Thank Inge57
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a very friendly staff, good ambience and a wonderful selection of teas. The high tea was varied and well presented, their other menu items are prepared with care and delicious.

Thank Suniti A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my absolute favorite place for high tea. Great for lunch too! LOVE the chicken apple salad sconewich!!!!

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a little cramped, it really is a great proper English tea, and the other food options are inviting and tasty as well. Service is friendly and quick.

Thank cinderw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tea room is small and located in a small plaza somewhat outside the downtown core. The atmosphere was casual and relaxing. We had the Giant Muckle Tea for two and it was a lot of food and all of it was tasty. Service was...More

Thank Traveller376
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We (4 adults & 2 kids) came to Victoria for the weekend. We had initially reserved to have "high tea" at the Empress, but we thought the $78 per person was kind of steep. Both my wife and I have been to the Empress before...More

Thank 615WW
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was a lovely relaxing experience with friends at the White Heather Tea Room. The service was impeccable and quick. The food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank iriselsdon
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Skip The Empress and its overpriced, under-delivered "high tea" and opt for a genuine one here! The offerings are sumptious, the teas devine, and the service superb!

1  Thank Miriam W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have been to the White Heather a few times and not been disappointed ever. The servings are generous and I always have to take some home. The tea selection is great and I always get the Jasmine tea. My friend has some dietary restrictions...More

Thank Sue Y
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Questions & Answers
March 4, 2017|
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Response from WhiteHeatherTeaRoom | Property representative |
Hello Jomehu, Thank you for your inquiry. We welcome children of all ages. Please keep in mind that our tea room is very small and tables are quite close to each other. We ask parents to supervise their children closely as... More
Chuck D
June 8, 2016|
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Response from Judy K | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call.
Verna V
January 12, 2016|
Response from Rebecca D |
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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