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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

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91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
(905) 472-9927
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mississauga, Canada
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little Tea Room on Main Street in Markham. Reservations def recommended as its a small place and always busy. We had the afternoon Tea 25.00 each which is a great value Includes a two tier tray of yummy sandwiches , two tier tray of baked goods.. Includes freshly baked scones with clotted cream imported from England along with jam,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the sandwiches we ordered were good, we had to pay $12 for a pot of tea for three. That makes $4 per cup of tea. A bit on the expensive side. Also, the air-conditioning is almost non-existent in this restaurant, and the décor is dated.

Thank pineapplepam
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I walked by it for years and never went in. Don't know why I waited so long to try it out. It was a great experience from the moment we entered until we left. Our host Adam was so gracious and helpful. We opted for the Afternoon Tea and it did not disappoint as did the tea that we choose... More 

Thank so_much_to_see07
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

It is a delightful quaint tea shop in Markham. The shop is adorned with teapots of different shapes and sizes. Choices of teas, dainty sandwiches and dessert, very nicely presented in lovely china. The owner Adam is pleasant and helpful and offers suggestions for the various teas they serve. Bonus is....you have the pleasure of spending as much time as... More 

Thank KetyB_12
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Two of us visited this tea room, based largely on the positive reviews. We must have gone on a bad day! We were ten minutes late for our reservation, English Afternoon Tea. Our table wasn't ready. The service was incredibly slow, but the man who served everyone, including us, was nice. We think he was the only one waiting on... More 

Thank BritTravller
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A nice atmosphere. Restaurant tastefully decorated in old English style. We tried the Victorian tea service. It was very nice. The sandwiches were okay and the desserts were average. We spent a pleasant afternoon at the restaurant.. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and they did not rush you through your meal, which was very nice. However, I found... More 

Thank angelaka
Markham, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!!! After years of walking by, we finally went and we were glad we did. Very authentic! Food was so good, tea was delicious and the service was outstanding!!

Thank June K
Markham, Canada
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have visited several times in the last few months and I am always very impressed. The level of service, attention to detail and outstanding quality you receive, is second to none. I have tried many tea shops over the years but they are always measured against this one, because I have never found anything better. Adam makes every guest... More 

Thank Faraway5
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

So the boyfriend and I wanted to take our Moms out for Mother's Day High Tea (totally his idea) and so I did a bunch of research. Now let me point out that I'm by no means new to the High Tea Rodeo. I've been to the Four Seasons a few times, Windsor Arms, The Old Mill and a few... More 

Thank Barbara D
Markham, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

No scones, no clotted cream, a total of one skimpy sandwich each. We had to go to Swiss Chalet a couple hours later to have a proper lunch. Cookies and tiny easter eggs, decorated nicely but, really? We could have prepared these at home and saved our money for a proper meal. Well we have had "Afternoon tea" in Betty's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: (905) 472-9927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?