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DEQ Terrace & Lounge - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

17 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
DEQ Terrace & Lounge is The Ritz-Carlton Toronto's exclusive Afternoon Tea Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays during seatings of both 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Please note: DEQ Terrace and Lounge only accepts reservations for Afternoon Tea at either 12:00pm, or 3:00pm. The Bar and Lounge welcomes walk-ins only at all other times.

DEQ Terrace & Lounge is the ultimate summer patio experience. Located in Toronto’s downtown core, guests enjoy a breathtaking view of the CN Tower and Simcoe Park. With its expansive outdoor patio, oversized bar and open-air fire pit, it is truly a modern take on a luxury cottage experience. With the perfect collection of curated cocktails as well as a full menu of sharable bites, DEQ is the go to location/lounge for everything you want and more in a downtown destination.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Canadian, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday with two seating's at 12:00pm and 3:00pm.
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Phone number
(416) 585-2500
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Simcoe and Wellington
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Parking Details
Discounted valet service.
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Seasonal live entertainments and DJ performances
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It was nice, a little overpriced because it was marketed as special royal wedding celebration but there was only a small television that we could see from our table with no sound and the music the restaurant was playing was not related. The server was very busy. She gave us the bill before we were done eating and gently reminded us to be gone from the table by three. She came back around two and asked us if we would like to pay with credit, debit or cash. At about twenty past two she grabbed our teapots and dumped them without asking if we were done, we weren't. They were about half full because we actually had not had them that long. The tea was good but it was not that warm and we waited a little bit for it so I felt like we didn't have time to finish before she took them away. The food was good but make sure you follow up and confirm you are vegetarian before you go. That was another issue we had. It was nice but just slightly disappointing for us. I don't think I would go back.

5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I took my mom for High Tea at the DEQ terrace at the Ritz Carlton and it was amazing. Great atmosphere, food was beautifully presented, and everything was delicious! 100% recomended for a special occasion

3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had the afternoon tea set. I guess at this price point, I was expecting the food to taste better. It wasn't bad, just nothing special. The bread for the sandwiches was a little dry. The desserts looked cute. We got there at 3pm and by 4:15 they were already asking us if we wanted to pack out leftovers and handed us the bill! I would have expected them to at least let us enjoy and relax for a little longer.

1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Only allow us to stay for 2 hour and half but we were never told when doing the reservation

3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Being a great fan of afternoon teas for many years, "high tea" or "English afternoon tea", I have tried them all cross Canada and London, GB. Since the price is normally over $50 USD per person in all the 5 star hotels, all I focus on is the food, service, tea sets, and environment. Generally, Toronto's afternoon teas are lacking the sprites of English afternoon tea. Taking the scones as an example, most places would bake it as big as they can. The Onmi King Edward hotel has the biggest so far, the size of a lady's fist. I was happy to see Ritz has it the right size. Sandwiches, wraps, and sweets are good. I would describe them as "fresh" than "exquisite". The tea collection of Ritz is well balanced, the tea sommeliers chose the good combination, rather than over powering the elements.

Service is lacking! Ritz Carlton has always been my favorite hotel in the world, and I have experienced exception services in many other countries. A girl massed up our orders, instead of getting it right the first time, she blamed we took the tea container out and massed the orders. How about label the tea name on the container and make everybody's life a litter easier? During this two and half hours, we had one milk and sugar set for 4 people, only one of us takes milk for his tea and he had to ask twice to get some more milk. We also waited about 20 minutes to get a refill of the tea pot. And it was done by waving to the man who was filling water to the pots at the station. This is not Ritz standards!!!

The tea set is quit distinguish but not compatible to each other. The dark brown shelf for food gives a modern taste, plus the bright orange, blue and green le creuset tea pots just make the table look messy. And there is a pottery flower vase and white bone china tea cups with blue snowy dots....

The lounge is bright with good lighting, good place to take photos.

5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very nice atmosphere
Good customer service
Fun to be there

5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely afternoon tea at the Ritz! It was our first time having afternoon tea, and our server was extremely thoughtful and attentive. Lots of variety in food dishes (and very delicious, especially the scones), and well-portioned - we had to take a to-go box, and our server even snuck in extra treats into the box. I’ve already recommended their afternoon tea to others!

4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the High Tea this past Sunday afternoon. The ambiance was lovely and our hostess was very cheerful and informative. We very much enjoyed the tasty sandwiches, and the desserts were in abundance. Our favourite items by far were the fresh scones with Devonshire cream and the mini croissants. A little pricey, but still worth it!

5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I went with my mother to celebrate her birthday. We both had a great time and loved the display and food. The presentation for the tea selection was very elegant with lots of options. I particularly appreciate that Sloane is a locally sourced tea company in Toronto. I’d recommend this experience to a friend and would be happy to come back. It’s one of the best high tea experiences I’ve had in Toronto

5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Afternoon tea was truly delightful. My sister and I enjoyed all the mini sandwiches and treats. The Sloane tea was very tasty and staff offered to refresh our pot when it went cold. Perfect for special occasions.

4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Lovely time but would have preferred the dining area to be a little brighter. A little too dim for lunch setting.

5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing great food

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to the DEQ Terrace & Lounge Saturday Afternoon Tea with my husband to celebrate our anniversary while we were staying at the hotel. We weren't disappointed - it's a gorgeous lounge and the tea experience is unique, with sweet and savoury courses served alongside a Sloane tea display. I can't wait to go back

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Never disappoints. Highly recommended for afternoon tea and after-work get togethers.

4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

since i m there on Dec25th , only short menu ... no a la carte

overall is good

5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Afternoon tea was awesome, one of the best that I have attended. The staff was very attentive. They were dressed as characters from The Nutcracker which made for lovely Christmas experience.

4.0Dined on January 18, 2015

I had afternoon tea with a friend here. The service was great. They gave explanation to the different kinds of tea and food. But the downside was that the tables were really small. And the tables were pretty close to the others.


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