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White Heather Tea Room

1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
+1 250-595-8020
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea sandwiches” (24 reviews)
“lemon curd” (19 reviews)
“ham salad” (4 reviews)
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British, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good grief!!!!! This tea room was amazing! The food was so incredible that I just died and gone to heaven! The atmosphere was so quaint and delightful. The taste of the tea was so yummy and fresh. I highly recommend you make reservations for this...More

Thank BionicVoice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we were tempted to try the high tea at the Empress Hotel, we were advised by several local sources that it was overpriced and not as good as the White Heather. The White Heather was half the price of the Empress, and the service,...More

Thank SacTownErnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the tea room for locals in the know. Tourists go to The Empress for twice the price. Food, service and atmosphere is lovely!

1  Thank Carly P
Reviewed 4 March 2018

White Heather is a delightful, low-key spot for a quiet tea. Service is delightful and the pastries divine. The residential area of town also is a lovely place for a stroll. For sure, try the "Big Muckle" tea. So filling, yet elegant.

1  Thank Roy H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Having the fresh sandwich, scone. Various delicate desserts and nice tea and coffee. Nice staff and great service. You must try once in your life!

Thank WanChieh C
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have brought friends, family and visitors to the White Heather. I recommend you make reservations. It's not large but well appointed, excellent service, and all the niceties that go with the "tea" experience. they bring you an array of teas on a large platter...More

1  Thank 1939heathera
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We came here with friends to enjoy their seasonal afternoon tea that included turkey and cranberry pinwheel sandwiches and mincemeat tarts. This special also included other traditional items like cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream and preserves. It was a nice relaxing time. The guys...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Located in Oak Bay area of Victoria - about 15 minutes drive from harbor - this unassuming tea room offers local charm and excellent high tea. It is in a store front on a neighborhood street, and if you don't know about it, you might...More

Thank Marjorie G
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Real Men may not eat Quiche but I did today and it was very good. Clean Table Cloth for each customer. Sit down at a clean table with Cloth napkins and when you leave they change the table cloth. Excellent service, excellent lunch. Love the...More

1  Thank Harold W
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We loved our experience at the White Heather Tea Room. We heard about it from our b&b innkeepers who suggested it as an alternative to the extremely pricey Empress Hotel.The pastries and sandwiches are all made fresh and the service was excellent. We went for...More

Thank aafischer2017
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4 March 2017|
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Response from WhiteHeatherTeaRoom | Property representative |
Hello Jomehu, Thank you for your inquiry. We welcome children of all ages. Please keep in mind that our tea room is very small and tables are quite close to each other. We ask parents to supervise their children closely as... More
Chuck D
9 June 2016|
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Response from Judy K | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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