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White Heather Tea Room

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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
+1 250-595-8020
10:00 - 17:00
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Victoria, Canada
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there this afternoon with a couple of friends. Together we ordered the Big Muckle and the Wee Tea. The food was absolutely delicious - and the portions were huge! In preparation I didn't eat lunch - and I didn't need dinner after.

Thank somegalfromcan
Eugene, Oregon
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic - charm, service, and great variety of food. This is the fourth time we have had afternoon tea. It is a special treat when we visit from Oregon. Wide variety of teas and service is very special and the servers make you feel like you are the only one in room. Be sure to make reservations or you more... More 

Thank Tom b
Management response:

Tom, Thank you for your kind review, and for sharing valuable tip about our parking and reservation. As well, the photos you posted of our Mother's Day tea look so scrumptious! We very much appreciate your visits, and we look forward to seeing you again. Jenny More 

Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I made reservations for a Saturday afternoon. My friend had never been for an afternoon tea and we were both quite delighted with the White Heather. Very attentive service along with excellent food! We had the Big Muckle. We could not finish all of it but no problem to take the rest home. We will be back... More 

Thank kigo2016
Management response:

Kigno2016, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that you were able to introduce your friend to afternoon tea. It is quite a sweet treat from time to time :). More 

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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 years since our last visit and just as wonderful as we remembered. Definitely THE place to go for tea in victoria. Also the staff were pleasant and accommodating.

Thank Mcgrah
Management response:

We're glad that you got to visit Victoria again. We're very flattered that you remembered us, because 3 years is a very long :). We've been very lucky with our staff, as most of them have stayed on since the start of the tea house. As a result, our food and service quality have maintained the same over the years.... More 

Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Victoria and this is hands-down the best afternoon tea in Victoria. This is a lovely little tea room in Oak Bay. I have had tea in all of the tea rooms in Victoria and this is my favorite. The food is scrumptious and delicious. They have various sizes of afternoon tea and many other yummy lunch items... More 

Thank Angie W
Management response:

Angie, You make us blush! Thank you for your thorough review about afternoon tea offerings. More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose the "Big Mukkle" or two smaller tea selections. We met a lady who is 97; she is a regular at the White Heather. The goodies were delicious and there are menu items and specials to order as well. Staff is courteous and attentive. Enjoy your tea!

Thank Gwyneth G
Management response:

Gwyneth, thank you for your generous review. You must have met sweet Nancy on your visit. She comes weekly by herself and often orders our snack size tea, Wee Tea. I hope you enjoyed a chat with her. She is quite remarkable to be able to do things on her own. Thank you again for your visit and we look... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I loved our afternoon tea! Everything was quite tasty, but we probably didn't need to order the Big Muckle as it was far too much for us to finish. The Mad Hatter tea was our favorite!!!

Thank Crystal B
Management response:

Hello Crystal, We are pleased to hear that you and your daughter loved our afternoon tea. Our Big Muckle is our largest afternoon tea. Next time you may want to order our Not-So-Wee tea. It is our medium size tea and it is a little more manageable if you found our Big Muckle too much. Thank you for writing us... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the 'Not-so-wee-afternoon tea'. Wonderful variety of sandwiches and baked goods. Lovely pot of tea. Completely enjoyable experience within a cosy and welcoming environment. Definitely will go back when I visit Victoria again.

Thank jasguy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, wide tea selection, friendly staffs. Food and pastries were so good❤️ Highly recommended. Please make a reservation before you go there. It fell so nice to have a good food lovely tea and conversations peace❤️ we will definitely come back for more❤️

Thank indianajode
WhiteHeatherTeaRoom, Manager at White Heather Tea Room, responded to this review

Indianajode, thank you for your visit and we are pleased that you enjoyed tea with us. More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Third time at this place. Love the tea sample try. You can take a look of each kind of tea before you ordered. The afternoon tea is huge. Lunch with the Homemade Ginger and carrot soup! Remind you there are parking spots at back of the street mall.

Thank Vicky J
WhiteHeatherTeaRoom, Manager at White Heather Tea Room, responded to this review

Hello Vicky, Thank you for your pleasant review and your continual visits. We can agree more with you, our carrot and ginger soup is quite heavenly, especially on a rainy cold day. The secret is to use fresh carrots, ginger, and homemade chicken stock. As well, thank you for reminding everyone that we have parking in the back. We look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Jubilee
  • Phone Number: +1 250-595-8020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?