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The Vanitea Room

551 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J9, Canada
+1 613-695-8832
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
551 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday brunch at Vanitea. It was our first time there and all 4 of us were so impressed! First let me talk about the service. Our waitress was so polite and her commentary and service was of a quality rarely if...More

Thank MomagerOttawa
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lovely afternoon tea with various choices of teas. Delish nibbles. Very friendly. Will accommodate various diets, including gluten-free but need to give at least 48 hours notice of any dietary restrictions to assure no cross contamination. Cannot wait to return and bring friends who have...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed May 19, 2018

this lovely Tea Room is located in a charming old house. the decor is classy, you can tell the owner put her heart in making sure to give us the perfect tea room atmosphere. All staff are friendly and discreet but always not far to...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We had reservations for brunch, took 1 hour to get hour food from the time we were seated. Food was cold and not as described. The eggs Benedict was one of the worst I've had, 3 dry pieces of english muffin, with 1 cherry tomato...More

3  Thank Ani221
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Went with high expectations, left underwhelmed. Service was slow, took almost an hour to get our food. Food was cold, and did not arrive as ordered (e.g. eggs way overdone,etc.). Value of food for price is definitely not worth it. The descriptions of the food...More

2  Thank Ali R
Reviewed April 1, 2018

A lovely room with comfy chairs and great service. Not inexpensive but mostly tasty. Personally was less than impressed with the Royal Benedict Arnold (hollandaise sauce was flavourless and the stacked Bennie was awkward to eat on the plate) but my companions simply adored their...More

1  Thank Sj M
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Great place to go for a date or a weekend brunch. Small location that definitely requires making a reservation. I have a tree nut allergy and they didn’t have any issues accommodating. They also had lots of vegetarian/vegan options. The downsides were that the bread...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is a real special place, I never leave Ottawa with out coming for a visit and bring new friends each time. It small but cozy and elegant, the service is amazing. Decor colors are gold, silver and black. The food is visually beautiful, menu...More

Thank Fiddlefoot8
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We booked a table via OpenTable over a week prior, received multiple email confirmations and upon arrival were told we had no reservation and they had no space. Vanitea Room cancelled the reservation 45 min prior to our booking, the only notification of this was...More

4  Thank Sam M
Reviewed March 10, 2018

So disappointingly bad! Food was cold, baked goods were stale, small portions, didn't match descriptions on the menu or those given by the waitress. Service was slow and the staff made it clear they really did not care about you. The space is beautiful and...More

3  Thank eattravellove
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-8832
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