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White Heather Tea Room

1885 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada (Jubilee)
250-595-8020
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Ranked #16 of 1,087 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Tea Room
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Neighborhood: Jubilee
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The big muckle for 2 was a great way to try a lot of great tasty treats. The cheese biscuits with lox were awesome. Scones were moist. Split with my mom. Highly recommend.

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Mulino, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have had the "Big Muckle" Tea on four different occasions. The presentation is beautiful and the food is delicious. We always have to take some back to our hotel because the generous assortment is too much for one sitting. I am very experienced in serving fancy teas and have experienced afternoon tea at a variety of locations from humble... More

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Spokane, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had my daughter's bridesmaid tea here 12 years ago and had such good memories that we decided to visit again this July. Except for the scones and fruit salad, it was a disappointment. The scones are delicious! The fruit salad was also very good The service was very slow and we received just a little pot of hot water... More

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Vancouver Island
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A friend and I met at the White Heather Tea Room at 10:00 a.m. We were asked if we had a reservation, and we said "no". (The last time I was there at that time of day it wasn't that busy, so we didn't think to make a reservation in advance). The waitress informed us that they were fully booked... More

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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided we wanted to try afternoon tea but didn't want to pay as much as the big name tea place in Victoria, and found this quaint little tea shop to try. We were very glad we did as the food was awesome and the service was good too.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had tea here today and it was the best tea room experience ever. Do not waste your time and money at Empress. The staff was so courteous and the Not So Wee Tea was to die for! I also had the Mad Hatter Tea. It was so good I bought a package to take home. I wish I could... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We made reservations 2 weeks in advance, hearing that it fills up very quickly and they promptly close the doors at 5pm. The tea room is comfortable and unpretentious (unlike the Fairmont Empress). It is decorated in sea foam colours with pretty tea cosy and teapots of every colour and size. Service was quick, friendly and welcoming. Our server Carrie... More

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Glendale, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife has years of experience with Tea but this was my first exposure. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction! The place is cozy but comfortable. The staff is friendly and happy to answer questions. The overall vibe was family, friendly and positive...almost festive. And I thought the food was delcious and the portions generous. Later in the... More

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Washington state
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were seated promptly and had wonderful service. The white tablecloths were welcome, as we wanted to experience the proper high tea, without the expense of the Empress. The two of us ate for the price of one at the Empress and the food was most ample, yummy and fresh. Their shortcake was wonderful! The sandwiches were freshly made and... More

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Whittier, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Delicious tea, amazing food, wonderful service. A grand time had by all. I especially enjoyed the warm scones with lemon curd.

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