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The Pendray Restaurant

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James Bay
British, Canadian
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309 Belleville St | B.C., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
12503813456
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After checking on the Empress High (Cost) Tea, we (4 adults, 3 kids from 12-7) found the Pendray for half the cost. My son-in-law went bike riding (a rental store is next door), so the rest of us scheduled a 4pm high tea in a restored Victorian mansion and were more than satisfied. Our waitress got to know all of... More 

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Thank LarryR86
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your "Tea" experience in the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. When one thinks of high tea it conjures an image of Victorian furnishings, fine china and impeccable service. The Pendray Restaurant is an historic site with stain glass and interior design of a family home built over a century ago. Our selection of... More 

Marshall, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

A week before I was to go to High Tea at the Gatsby, I read a negative review of a traveler's experience. This made me quite reluctant to go. I am happy to report that my experience was totally opposite. Therefore I encourage others to attend High Tea. I hope I get the following names correct. I was greeted warmly... More 

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Thank Peggy Frost E
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Our Signature tea as well as our West Coast tea have received many positive comments. We are so glad that you opted to experience the tea yourself rather than relying on any one else's opinion. I will pass on your kind comments to Joanne and Nicole... More 

Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I went to High Tea here. Loved it. The house is beautiful. We were supposed to go to the Empress and were a little disappointed that plans had changed but once we got to the Gatsby, we were very pleased. Very elegant and we were made to feel very special. Well done!

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Thank Cheyenne72
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant located in the Gatsby Mansion. Your initial disappointment in not having tea at the Empress Hotel is understandable. We are pleased that your experience in the Pendray Restaurant met your expectations of having high tea in Victoria. The Gatsby Mansion with its rich wood, stain glass and... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

One of the recommendations, from people we knew that visited Victoria, was that we had to experience high tea. The place settings are elegant and the mansion itself is old and charming. One of the waitresses regaled another table with stories about the mansions haunting. This is not something that interests me, but if you are someone that finds haunted... More 

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Thank Val J
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. Since your visit we have introduced two new teas- The Signature and the West Coast. Both of these teas embody the traditional high tea enjoyed throughout England. Welook forward to your return visit. More 

Canada
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The ambiance of this little dining room is so quaint, and the service is fantastic! The prices are quite high, but we found many of the portions to be huge! Could not fit any dessert after having an appy and entree. Menus are a bit uninspiring, but they do change seasonally, so it's always different. Nice quiet venue for dinner.

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Thank tsukikage
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience in the Pendray Restaurant. The Pendray Restaurant located in our historic Gatsby Mansion is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy west coast cuisine. We appreciate your comments regarding the excellent service received. We hope to see you back again to savour our afternoon high tea! + More 

Callgary
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The Pendray House is one we have often looked at and thought we would like to try. Lovely gardens and spring flowers. We did make a reservation but there was no need as there were only about 10 people in the house. During the summer it would be lovely being seated on the veranda but in April just a bit... More 

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Thank springbanktraveller
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Overall your party seemed to enjoy the food selections. It appears that the garnishes were not to your satisfaction and for this we apologize. It is unclear if the server was speaking to another server when you arrived or perhaps they were speaking to another guest. The... More 

La Veta, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Our family had a relaxed lunch with a view of the harbor here. The pasta was top Our family had a great, relaxed lunch with a view of the harbor here. The pasta dish was excellent, the fish very fresh and flavorful and the sandwiches were both huge and delicious. Service very attentive.

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Thank 6367Busyone
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your lunch experience in the Pendray Restaurant. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed the various food selections. We can't take credit for the fabulous view but we thank you for appreciating the attentive service! More 

Chetwynd, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

On vacation in Victoria, afternoon tea is a must. My mom and I had originally intended to go to another restaurant for this experience, but the Pendray restaurant is very close to our hotel, and is in a beautiful building, so we couldn't resist. 1st off, the service was superb. We came 10 minutes before opening, but they opened an... More 

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Thank Norah N
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant. The Pendray Restaurant with its rich wood, stained glass and elegant furnishings is the perfect setting for afternoon tea. Our afternoon teas are very popular with locals and those visiting Victoria. We are in the process of making additional selections to our current menu. We invite... More 

Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Our party of 3 arrived early on the Saturday evening and our table was ready, waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. We ordered from the $30 Dine Around menu and although the selection was small it was varied and provided something for everyone in out party of 3. The atmosphere was delightful, nice dining music in the background and kept... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Dine Around is a resounding success and Saturday is generally the busiest night of the promotion .We apologize that the service on this particular evening was not up to our usual standards of efficiency. We are delighted that the quality of food and the ambience of... More 

Lake Cowichan
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We were attracted to the Restaurant because of the coupon my wife had. It was a our first experience. At the end of a nice meal, pretty good service, an Amazing view of the Victoria Harbour. For us it was a special evening a trip to Victoria. I wish they would have honored the coupon. The way I feel, I... More 

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Thank Ben Y
Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Pendray Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Upon investigation it was noted that you and your wife ordered from the Dine Around menu. The Dine Around Menu is already discounted and therefore an additional price reduction on your meal would not accepted by any of the restaurants participating in this promotion. Should you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $32
Cuisine
British, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Belleville St | B.C., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: 12503813456
Description
The Pendray Teahouse, located in the heart of Victoria, offers a traditional Afternoon Tea experience in the charming ambiance of our historical Gatsby Mansion dining room. Open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

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