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James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant

) #169 of 880 Restaurants in Victoria €€ - €€€ British, Canadian
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
+1 250-382-8282
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
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British, Canadian
€€ - €€€
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
Neighbourhood: James Bay
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place but not wonderful Did not leave an impression on us Food was average and staff a little brusque

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little tea room, decorated with Royalty plates and pictures. We had fresh baked scones and coffee. Some patrons were having breakfast which looked quite good, Others were having tea served from crochet covered tea pots. A most relaxing place to stop.

Thank Stitcherart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little tea room. Everything is always nice and fresh (home baked) just what you want in a tea cafe. Very close to BC Museum and we always stop by after a visit.

Thank nancyleask
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My friends and I went here for high tea. Most had never had it. We ordered two full teas and one small tea (just desserts) and two extra pots of tea and the five of us still had a small box of treats to take...More

Thank SeattleReebs
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having had a dismal experience several years ago, after many many years of excellent experiences, we decided to go back and see if anything had changed. The place looks much better, but it has really lost the olde British feel. The food was fine -...More

Thank justabitfarther
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I haven't been here for years after my eggs benedict hollandaise made me seriously wonder if they had inadvertently used chicken gravy. I love the little building and heard over the past couple of years it has new owners so decided to give it another...More

Thank Mabes_PNW
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. Some of our group had the high tea which they raved about. I had the quiche and my husband had the rarebit which were both average. It was pretty busy for the 2 waitresses but we had a...More

Thank Joyce834
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My granddaughter and I have been checking out Hi Tea in several restaurants in the Victoria area as a way to explore the city and to have some fun together while she attends university. Tea at the James Bay Tea House is just the regular...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Have had lunch here overtime we visit Victoria. Always a nice atmosphere in a quaint old building. Staff are very courteous and attentive. The meals have usually been good to excellent. Although the special - a soup and sandwich - that you would expect to...More

Thank Jane1244
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have visited the James Bay tea room many times and continue to enjoy the experience. It is in a good location and very reasonably priced.

Thank DavidGunn1
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I would like to know the cost of afternoon tea and what it includes.
1 June 2015|
Response from B0lder | Reviewed this property |
The cost is about $30 for a pot of tea and the 'Daily Tea'. This includes a two layer plate of sandwiches, baked items and fruit. I will post a picture of it on Trip Advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-382-8282
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