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“Chintzy-poo but tasty”

White Heather Tea Room
Ranked #2 of 41 Dessert in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jubilee
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Chintzy-poo but tasty”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I'm no spring chicken, but I was about the youngest person there. That's okay--more civilized. Lots of interesting offerings, including yummy scone-wiches stuffed with tasty fillings. Decor could be more colourful, but that's a matter of taste.

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English first
Victoria, Canada
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Like the real thing”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Went with friends to The White Heather and was not disappointed. The service was first class, the food portions were very generous, the place was like a beehive, so busy and laborious. For high tea inVictoria I give it First place.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent tea, service, and food!!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Have been to tea in Victoria before in Oak Bay which was OK. Although I have never been to the Empress, we chose the White Heather based on Tripadvisor reviews. The previous reviewers were spot on! The place was located in a strip mall but the interior was very clean and quaint. This is a tea room frequented mostly by the local residents, did not seem to be too many tourists. The wait staff was great, super helpful and nice when asked about the area attractions and shopping. The food was A++. The scones were hot and fresh, little sammies were perfect and the dessert platter was to die for!! The tea ranged from a single smaller tea at $16 to the ultimate tea for two at $48 for 2 people, prices included the tea. This is much better than the $68 the Empress wanted for a single tea. Also there is no need to dress up for the White Heather, it is very casual.

I was surprised that they didn't have a Tripadvisor sticker in their window. I let them know that I would mail one to them so they can let everyone know that they are tripadvisor approved!

  • Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty Treats”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Delicious tea, tiny sandwiches and delectable desserts. All served to you by women who look like your grandma/aunt. What more could you ask for?

Visited July 2012
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florida
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxing afternoon”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful tea room. The food was delightful and the price was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2012
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