We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fireside Tea Room

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Cafe
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
880 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H4, Canada
+1 902-893-8285
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 24: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice food, although we felt a bit rushed as it was towards the end of service and the servers wanted to get away. Would go again, but earlier in the day.

Thank Ali L
Enfield, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went there to use a gift card I had been given. Small place in the back of the NS Emporium. We had the curry soup, which was amazing. My husband had the lasagna with a salad. The lasagna was a large portion and light and not heavy. I had the quiche and salad, which was also great. The salad was... More 

Thank eileencrane
Level Contributor
147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I had the frittata for lunch on Saturday. It was a fair portion and had good flavour. It was, however, heated in a microwave and was a bit damp. Came with 2 slices of toast. I was left a bit hungry so would order a side-salad to go with it next time. My wife had a quesadilla and side-salad and... More 

Thank SteveKinNS
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The tea room at the Nova Scotian Emporium is a lovely place to have lunch with a friend or your mom. The food is freshly made and delicious. Save room for dessert!

Thank Rebecca T
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This Tea Room is a small place with 3 rooms. One room is enclosed which gives more privacy and the other two rooms are separated and cozy. I have enjoyed my food there, only once I had to return my quiche that wasn't quite cooked enough. The waitress was very pleasant and made a replacement. Service is not always swift... More 

Thank Elizabeth D
New Glasgow, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This restaurant has a great lunch menu. Salads are made with fresh crisp greens & peppers. Soup and sandwiches are excellent as well as everything else. Great desserts.

Thank John M
Bible Hill, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We were at the tea room recently, after a long absence, and won't be back for a long time again. None of the meals we have ever had have looked anything like the photo posted. Pretty basic; you order a sandwich and that's what you get - two pieces of bread with something in the middle. Nothing else on the... More 

1 Thank Carolyn B
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch - he got a salmon sandwich, I got a quiche with salad. Sure, it was fine, but we were expecting a little more food for what we paid and the service was slow. It got good reviews here and on Yelp so we were surprised that we weren't terribly struck by the... More 

1 Thank Sarah T
Truro, Nova Scotia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about he food here. It is quality food with a nice atmosphere. If you haven't tried the lobster sandwich here yet you MUST go ASAP. The tea room is suitable for all ages and stages. Their desserts are also to die for!

Thank Lisa6272
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Quaint place located in the Scotia Emporium. Perfect spot for brunch and lunch. Meals are exquisit and most enjoyable. The atmosphere is absolutely perfect and after you've enjoyed your meal you must stroll thru there wonderful shop. It is to die for and more.

Thank Peggy A

Travellers who viewed Fireside Tea Room also viewed

Truro, Nova Scotia
Truro, Nova Scotia

Been to Fireside Tea Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +1 902-893-8285
The Nova Scotian Emporium & Fireside Tearoom is located in the heart of Truro's downtown shopping district. Its embossed tin ceilings, wainscoting and hardwood floors are original to the c.1890 building. While enjoying lunch or dessert, take in the excellent array of giftware, kitchen gadgets, bedding, baby products, and fine Nova Scotia products in the gift shop on the adjacent two floors. We have an onsite bakery and do special orders/catering for any occasion. The Tearoom features soups made daily, fresh salads, seafood chowder, frittatas, specials and 'almost sinful' desserts baked daily in our own oven. We take great pride in offering you the freshest ingredients in our menu selections. For the tea enthusiast, we offer 15+ blends of teas, including several herbals.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fireside Tea Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?