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“Make a reservation and get the Big Muckle Tea!”

White Heather Tea Room
Ranked #3 of 42 Dessert in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Jubilee
Wisconsin
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Make a reservation and get the Big Muckle Tea!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

My brother who lives in Seattle highly recommended the White Heather Tea Room so we had to visit. We had the Madhatter tea and the Big Muckle Tea for Two, which comes on a three tiered stand...very impressive! The tea was simply delicious and we ended up buying a bag as a souvenir of our trip. Definitely make a reservation. This place is small, maybe 10 tables, so don't be surprised if it is packed when you get there!

Visited August 2011
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Mackenzie, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Pricey, but a worthwhile indulgence..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Seating is limited, so it'd be a good idea to reserve a table in advance. The linen and tableservice is clean and upscale. The atmosphere is what one would expect trom a tea room. The food and drink is very good, and plentiful. We had the high tea for 2, and it was delicious, and we were obliged to take some of it home with us.

  • Visited March 2011
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Pullman, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Giant Muckle Tea is an experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

My daughter and I had the Giant Muckle Tea. We were so full from our 3pm tea that we weren't hungry until the next morning! The tea was delicious, the sandwiches (including cucumber and salmon!), the savories, the cheese crispy, the scones, all of the goodies were absolutely delicious! Make sure you make a reservation since it's very full at tea time. This is by far the best value for your money in Victoria as far as high tea is concerned.

  • Visited October 2011
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The Best Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

I've been to a lot of tearooms in the past few years and this is by far the best. The only reason not to go is if you end up in Victoria for a quick weekend on a ferry without a rental car. It is a ways from Victoria Harbour. Tearoom itself is very busy but efficient and very accommodating. Busy but no way are you rushing in or out. The food is excellent which is frequently lacking in tearooms and the tea is of course of wide variety and the white tea I chose was good. We had the Big Muckle for 3. Pleanty of food and all of it good, authentic, and fresh. The people who run it are very efficient and friendly. They do everything they can to accommodate people even with their busy summer reservations schedule. The three of us (mother, daughter and myself) arrived actually 40 minutes early since we weren't sure where it was and didn't want to be late. We checked in to let them know we were there and they managed to get us in early. It wouldn't have been a problem though to come back in 40 minutes as there are shops on the street of interest (don't miss the science store a few doors down!). The tearoom is pleasant and subdued but it in no way is too girly...here were quite a few parties with husbands in tow. I'd definitely go back anytime I was in the area.

  • Visited August 2011
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RAROTONGA
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“Just Lovely and Yummy!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I recently visited the White Heather with a friend who was celebrating her 70th birthday. It was a perfect choice. We shared THE BIG MUCKLE and devoured all but the scones over a lovely couple of hours of chat and laughter, Delicious!! Have already recommended to a few of my friends in Victoria and further afield!! Thisis a must on my next visit to Victoria.
Julie and Lorna

  • Visited September 2011
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