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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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British Columbia, Canada
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1,036 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tea room is a store front located on busy Oak Bay Ave. They have a small parking lot out back, but pay attention to the reserved spots. You can also find parking on Oak Bay Ave, but not side streets, which are resident only. On entering we were shown to a table with starched white linen table cloth and... More 

Thank Gla_Rangers
Burlington, Vermont
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little storefront shop in Oak Bay. You need to look for it. Staff is very friendly. The grand tea (Big Muckle) is quite the experience, a tower of yummy things to savor. We had the Mad Hatter tea, also good. We ate later in the afternoon and didn't need supper that evening.

Thank vtcruiser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a tea room junkie. What makes their spread amazing is plenty of protein! You do not come away with a sugar high. Always yummy

Thank Darryl-Jody
Victoria, Canada
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I recently visited the White Heather Tea Room to enjoy their Afternoon Tea. I'll preface my remarks by openly stating that the tea service -- the "Big Muckle" -- is very good. You get a lot of wonderful sandwiches, scones and sweets for a very fair price. In fact, this is the only time during a high... More 

2 Thank PookyCake
WhiteHeatherTeaRoom, General Manager at White Heather Tea Room, responded to this review

Hi PookyCake, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was disappointing to hear about your experience and how one of our staff spoke to you. Please know that we take all comments very seriously as it will help us improve our service. Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope you will give us another... More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic tea room cozy and bright with just the right amount of twee. High Tea available in three sizes. Light buttery scones. Sconewiches with choice of fillings (egg salad my favourite) with soup (cantaloupe and yogurt) and salad with light mango dressing. Large selection of teas (my favourite Garden Rose), sold in bags. Almond-roca bar -- oatmeal and nut base,... More 

everett, wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend in Victoria told us about this place about 5 years ago. We come anytime we are in Victoria. Our experience has always been good. (I notice someone else complained about a change in ownership - but our recent visit was very nice.) In fact the owner came out to say hello at the end of our visit. No... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to the White Heather twice before and was pleased with both the food and the service. I don't know if there has been a change in ownership but we went last week and were very disappointed with both. We made reservations for lunch, arrived on time and waited 50 minutes for a very ordinary soup and sandwich lunch.... More 

1 Thank Canadawestwoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Super tasty afternoon tea. The best one I've ever had. Every little detail is being well designed. The ingredients mix together so well to deliver the amazing flavour.

Thank Nina C
Yellowknife, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The White Heather was recommended by a relative. We were totally smitten by the service - thank you Sherri (sp.?) - and by the excellent tea and mid-afternoon snack. Our arrival was after the 2:30 p.m. cutoff for lunch, but Sherri worked her wonders and voila - food was served with grace and goodness. The menu is interesting and inviting,... More 

1 Thank quadra1156
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have been to this tea room three times in the past year. Each time I have been so pleased with the service, and of course, the food. Its too bad bad more people don't venture up from downtown to treat themselves. It is a small space, but has three tiered tea service, floral china cups, a delightful staff, and interesting... More 

1 Thank victoria_BCLeam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?