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White Heather Tea Room

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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this after reading the reviews. It was amazing with great service and a delicious tea. We tried the big murkle and lots of great tastes. We could not finish it and took the rest to go. I'm glad we didn't go to the overpriced Empress and tried here instead. You need a car as its not... More 

Thank kta99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I spent a delightful afternoon enjoying high tea at the White Heather. Our knowledgeable server, Carrie, gave us lots of information about tea customs. Clearly tea is her passion. The sandwiches and pastries were delicious. We ordered the "Big Muckle" and couldn't finish it all, even though we had skipped lunch & it was close to dinner... More 

Thank PHDsoccermom
Salem, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone deserves to have at least one "Big Muckle" in their life. This is the White Heather's afternoon tea for two, a ridiculous, three tiered collection of tea sandwiches, scones, smoked salmon and cream cheese, lemon curd (my wife's favorite), mini quiche and more. When it comes to the table you'll think you couldn't possibly eat the whole thing, I'm... More 

Thank Michael H
Vancouver, Canada
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While much cheaper, this place is nowhere near as elegant as the Empress (not elegant at all, actually, located in an ordinary storefront on the boring part of Oak Bay Avenue). The service is also not very refined. We ordered the Big Muckle Giant Tea for Two, and it is huge - much more than two people can eat in... More 

Thank kmc1971
Carterville, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having no experience at having a high tea, we were absolutely delighted with the great service and tasty treats!! We had a fabulous experience and will be back the next time we visit Victoria. Lot of food for the money

Thank Pam H
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially we were going to go to the Empress but when I saw the cost and had been twice before, I decided to do some research. Two different websites ranked the afternoon teas in Victoria and this one is ranked #1. My friend and I would absolutely agree with that ranking. Oak Bay is a lovely area of Victoria. The... More 

Thank Lori-Anne H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had a wonderful afternoon tea, including both gluten free and regular treats. A great variety of delicious gluten free items. Excellent service and a delightful setting. A very pleasant afternoon experience.

Thank Scott M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I don't know much about high tea, but I know good food, excellent service and a great experience when I get it! Their tea blends were really special and the finger foods were absolutely phenomenal. Truly. A lovely lunchtime experience and SO much food we had leftover sweets after dinner and had our own mini-tea the next afternoon. Everything was... More 

Thank kixy1
Salt Lake City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I must add one more excellent review for the White Heather Tea Room. My husband looked at tripadvisor reviews and planned the afternoon tea for a birthday gift for me when visiting Victoria BC. The experience could not be any better! From reservations to tea time, service was exceptional. We were greeted with big smiles and were treated like royalty.... More 

Thank Gloria G
DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Located (just minutes) away from the tourist areas. Well worth it!!! I am so lucky my husband and my boys enjoy having high tea with me... We had the tea for two (times 2) and everything was lovely and delicious. Actually, the best high tea experience we've ever had. It is a cozy and intimate space and not a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Jubilee
  • Neighborhood: Jubilee
  • Phone Number: 250-595-8020

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