Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto

4.3
74 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Our Classic Afternoon Tea Service Hours
(Effective August 6th, 2020)

Saturday Seatings: 2:30pm & 2:45pm
Sunday Seatings: 2:30pm & 2:45pm

This is a 2 Hour Afternoon Tea Experience


A tradition at Old Mill Toronto since 1914, our Afternoon Tea service is a delightful midday diversion filled with exotic teas and delectable sandwiches and a glass of bubbly if you wish. We are thrilled to now serve Canada’s finest tea as part of your service, Sloane Fine Tea Merchants. We have hand picked 12 new signature Sloane teas that we think best represent our English roots and that compliment our brand new scrumptious Tea menu.

Whether it’s an afternoon out or a special occasion with a group of friends, our Afternoon Tea experience is a perfect way to savour your special moments and indulge in conversation over an assortment of treats.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.2
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Maha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Servers were not attentive. They did not check on us until we had nearly finished teh meal. No on came to re- fill our pots with hot water. One server dropped a fork on my lap as he was cleaning the table. Food was mediocre at best. Roast beef sandwich was stale and the beef was not well prepared. Salmon presentation was nice but not enjoyable to eat.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I really liked the food, especially the sweet level on the top. It was a very pretty place and fancy.

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gnomeworx
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

I strongly prefer the seats by the gardens versus the interior of the restaurant. Table spacing was okay, but might benefit from a little more distance. To take it up a notch, consider introducing live music.

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AnaB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea was such a wonderful way to celebrate my grandmas birthday! She absolutely loved it. The food, service and ambience were excellent. We will definitely be back again!

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lilaK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The high tea was delightful. Highly recommend for a quiet leisurely afternoon.

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PatA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Because of traffic coming from Barrie, three of us were late getting there. It didn't seem to be a problem for you and we enjoyed our time together. The service was excellent.

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viplzsj
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our high tea was not as accepted. The sandwiches were stale. We felt rushed by the servers and a few teas on the menu - that we wanted - were not available. We had anticipated the tea was going to be in the gardens but it was in an old room with no music or ambience. We wasted our money and I would not recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was able to get a custom vegan menu which was delightful!

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NikkiV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They accept online bookings, and both the website and voicemail indicates open to serve tea on the patio. When arrived, unpleasantly surprised to learn closed.

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BirthdayTea
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was great and the distancing very well planned out between tables. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Place wasn’t memorable wouldn’t go back.

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Laticia
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Old Mill is such a beautiful place. We enjoyed afternoon tea and the staff was very professional. The place was very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and tea were excellent, as was the service. For the price, it does not seem to be good value. We had a great time.

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great servers. We enjoyed our time at old mill because of its atmosphere and history. Afternoon tea was wonderful, enjoyed the vegan menu. Especially the scones.

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Simm
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. The tea is perfect, the food is perfect, and they also strictly followed COVID protocols.

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto
Responded on September 17, 2020

Hello, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you OMT Guest Services

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Zara
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

My experience on August 29th wasn't exactly up to par with my previous Afternoon Tea experiences at The Old Mill. Initially a couple was seated less than 6 feet away at the table right next to us in the inner room. They kindly asked to be moved to another table which was further away. We didn't receive the 3 tier serving stand which made the presentation less impressive. Twice the waiters tried to take my plate when I hadn't finished eating which made me feel rushed while eating & chatting. Notably this was only 45 minutes into our 2 hour tea so I'm unsure as to why they were rushing. Also they were moving table to table touching & refilling the teapots with hot water without changing their gloves. It would be safer if 1 server attended to a few tables table for the tea instead of 2 - 3 servers per table.

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto
Responded on September 1, 2020

Good Afternoon, Thank you for joining us at our Afternoon Tea Service. We apologize that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We will bring your review to our Management Team for further review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thank you OMT Guest Services

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was a little underwhelming, really lovely place

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto
Responded on August 25, 2020

Good Afternoon Mary, Thank you for Dining with us! We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will bring your feedback to our Management Team for further review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thank you, OMT Guest Services

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RobertW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great but the background music did not suit the event. Perhaps some quiet Pino music would suit better. However had a great time!

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto
Responded on August 25, 2020

Good Afternoon Robert, Thank you for Dining with us! We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will bring your feedback regarding the Music Selection to our Management Team for further review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea menu. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thank you, OMT Guest Services

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MichelleK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

I have had many afternoon teas around the world , I would consider myself an expert the food quality was not that good the dessert were cold which told me they had them in a fridge and they were not tasty.
to be honest I left and went home to eat they need to focus more on their savory rather than so many not so good desserts.

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto
Responded on August 25, 2020

Good Afternoon Michelle, Thank you for Dining with us! We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will bring your feedback regarding our Sweet and Savoury menu selections to our Management Team for further review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thank you, OMT Guest Services

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Nat9876
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great afternoon out with some friends. Kind of expensive but we all left full and some weren't able to finish everything provided.

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Ellessemm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful, relaxing afternoon visit, thanks to afternoon tea. That was all lovely, thank you!

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RebeccaN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance for afternoon tea and we had great service. Sandwiches were average, not a lot of flavour. Scones were tasty with clotted cream and jam.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I booked in advance and was hoping to get a seat in the terrace but was not allowed to. People came after us and got seats and they were at first going to sit them close to where we were.

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Bvvv
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The location was beautiful. The price however, it did not seem worth it. The options were limited, and food felt stale- bread was hard and dry, macarons were soft, the meringue was sticky.

The scones were delicious though.

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Alisha
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Basic high tea. Nothing outstanding that has me wanting to rush back . But, it’s good value if you’re wanting to try high tea.

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KristyR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s pricey but it’s a lovely experience and I will definitely be back.

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KingaR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great! Very tasty! The restaurant was clean and tables were set up nicely. The only thing I didn’t like was that the tables are close to one another and you can almost touch your neighbour table.

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Vickie
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The waitress didn’t bring milk and honey for our tea until we asked and she didn’t give us any jam either... she only refilled the hot water once and no other services at all. The food was ok, nothing special comparing to other high tea places.

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Cat55
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Tea at the Old Mill is overall nice. Each diner gets to select a tea and there is an assortment of sandwiches, scones, and sweets presented on a tower. The scones and sweets were terrific, but the sandwiches were not especially flavorful or creative. I view afternoon tea as a splurge occasion, and more can be done to ensure that the full experience and ambience is a bit more premium. The waiters seem harried and and rushed despite there not being many tables in the dining room.

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vipRachelB
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea with my daughters

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ErikaB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Went for the nutcracker themed tea but there was literally nothing nutcracker or even Christmas/holiday about it besides one dessert that had a Christmas tree meringue on it. Disappointed and definitely not enough food/condiments or variety. Pretty disappointed overall

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CaroleS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

The tea was served in a room on the second floor not the usual location off the main dining room. My mother has a walker which they were aware of and we had to take 2 service elevators and walk through 2 kitchens to get to the room. It was very difficult and walking through the kitchens was not pleasant. I would have made a different choice if I had know the location. I think staff could have mentioned this when they confirmed our reservation. Food was dry and service was rushed as they on,ynhad 2 servers for the room certainly not worth $90.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Christmas tea! Food wasn't too heavy and complimented the teas nicely. Gluten free options were really great as well.

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Foodie0
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was nice and atmosphere was lovely - the service was a bit slow but really enjoyable to have an afternoon high tea.

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BrigitteK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two friends and I plan our tea at the Old Mill every year - it's tradition. This year it seemed that it was the best ever. We had a lovely table in a different room. Our server was friendly, efficient and very personable. We think that the food has improved; I do not recall the lemon twists on the smoked salmon sandwiches. The tea choices were also extensive.

I took home some of the leftovers, which we could not finish, and my husband was quite appreciative.

Again, this tradition is very important to us and we will certainly carry it on next year.

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Cdee
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambience at Old Mill and a great price for afternoon tea. Real clotted cream (although very small portion). I do wish they used loose leaf rather than the tea bags. Scones were great and desserts were delicious. Had a lovely time and was very pleased with the complimentary mimosas too! A very pleasant afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best Gluten-Free High Tea in Toronto. Thanks Old Moll!!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I’ve done afternoon tea here on a Sunday. Food & tea is 5 stars. You have 12 teas to pick from some caffeinated, others caffeine free. They set you up with your own teapot which is enough to fill your mug at least twice and they go around and offer more hot water too. It’s better than nice places I’ve been to in the UK. Just know that you don’t always get seated right away and it can be crowded in the lobby area when you are waiting for a table. Didn’t bother me. Many people like to dress up nice as well which you don’t have to (minimum is smart casual) but it’s fun. Both times we took about 1 and a half hours but you have up to two hours which is plenty of time. It’s great for celebrating birthdays and other special events. Just reserve in advance because they book up.

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EduardoA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience. The quality of the food and service was great. The staff were friendly and hospitable. The ambiance was very inviting and gorgeous. I would definitely return.

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 207-2020.

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto is rated 4.3 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.