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Reservations for Tea at The Empress

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Reservations for Tea at The Empress

Hi: How far out does one need to make reservations for tea at The Empress? We are staying there in early July. Thanks for any info!

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

I would say, for that time of year about 8 weeks in advance.

Do you specifically want tea at the Empress? Have you noticed the White Heather? Feel free to read my review in my profile.

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2. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

I often call a few days ahead and they normally have some open slots but if you want a specific time then yes calling more in advance is required.

Vancouver-by-the-Sea
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3. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

Do you collect tourist traps?

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

I'm with Sam....$50 for a cuppa and a cucumber sandwich isn't very good value. And you won't find a single local in the place. Completely caters to tourists.

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5. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

LOL. The locals know a bloated exploit when they see it. But you are staying at the Empress and going for tea will be as much for the Victorian ambiance as the tea. The room is of dowager and aspidistra decor and some simply want to experience it. That's what they count on. That's fine.

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6. Re: Reservations for Tea at The Empress

The Memsaab and I do occasionally drop by the Bengal Room for a nice G&T, though....

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