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Fireside Tea Room

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880 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H4, Canada
902-893-8285
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Enfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Went there to use a gift card I had been given. Small place in the back of the NS Emporium. We had the curry soup, which was amazing. My husband had the lasagna with a salad. The lasagna was a large portion and light and not heavy. I had the quiche and salad, which was also great. The salad was... More 

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I had the frittata for lunch on Saturday. It was a fair portion and had good flavour. It was, however, heated in a microwave and was a bit damp. Came with 2 slices of toast. I was left a bit hungry so would order a side-salad to go with it next time. My wife had a quesadilla and side-salad and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The tea room at the Nova Scotian Emporium is a lovely place to have lunch with a friend or your mom. The food is freshly made and delicious. Save room for dessert!

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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This Tea Room is a small place with 3 rooms. One room is enclosed which gives more privacy and the other two rooms are separated and cozy. I have enjoyed my food there, only once I had to return my quiche that wasn't quite cooked enough. The waitress was very pleasant and made a replacement. Service is not always swift... More 

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Thank Elizabeth D
New Glasgow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This restaurant has a great lunch menu. Salads are made with fresh crisp greens & peppers. Soup and sandwiches are excellent as well as everything else. Great desserts.

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Bible Hill, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were at the tea room recently, after a long absence, and won't be back for a long time again. None of the meals we have ever had have looked anything like the photo posted. Pretty basic; you order a sandwich and that's what you get - two pieces of bread with something in the middle. Nothing else on the... More 

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Thank Carolyn B
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch - he got a salmon sandwich, I got a quiche with salad. Sure, it was fine, but we were expecting a little more food for what we paid and the service was slow. It got good reviews here and on Yelp so we were surprised that we weren't terribly struck by the... More 

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Thank Sarah T
Truro, Nova Scotia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about he food here. It is quality food with a nice atmosphere. If you haven't tried the lobster sandwich here yet you MUST go ASAP. The tea room is suitable for all ages and stages. Their desserts are also to die for!

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Thank Lisa6272
Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Quaint place located in the Scotia Emporium. Perfect spot for brunch and lunch. Meals are exquisit and most enjoyable. The atmosphere is absolutely perfect and after you've enjoyed your meal you must stroll thru there wonderful shop. It is to die for and more.

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Thank Peggy A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a wonderful surprise. We got a recommendation for the tea house while on the way to Halifax airport. Most people come here for a pie and cake and tea but lunch was surprisingly delicious as well. We wanted something light. We had the spinach feta quiches, and some salads. And- the amazing lobster sandwich. We also loved the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 902-893-8285
Description
The Nova Scotian Emporium & Fireside Tearoom is located in the heart of Truro's downtown shopping district. Its embossed tin ceilings, wainscoting and hardwood floors are original to the c.1890 building. While enjoying lunch or dessert, take in the excellent array of giftware, kitchen gadgets, bedding, baby products, and fine Nova Scotia products in the gift shop on the adjacent two floors. We have an onsite bakery and do special orders/catering for any occasion. The Tearoom features soups made daily, fresh salads, seafood chowder, frittatas, specials and 'almost sinful' desserts baked daily in our own oven. We take great pride in offering you the freshest ingredients in our menu selections. For the tea enthusiast, we offer 15+ blends of teas, including several herbals.

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