Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser

4.7
88 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
The tea hour is always an intimate one; a time for friendly chats amid pleasant surroundings. Join us at Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar, where you’re invited to relax with our traditional afternoon tea menu of delicate tea pastries, dainty finger sandwiches, and oven-fresh scones to enjoy with a selection of LOT 35 Fairmont loose leaf teas.

Please mention any dietary restrictions, and/or if there will be any "little kings and queens" in attendance.

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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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 88 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CoryM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating my mom's 60th birthday! It was such a nice treat!

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Monique
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a great experience. There was a rather large party that was noisy but that is not the fault of the restaurant. I will try to come back.

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Shemina
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was an amazing experience. The cost was a bit high, so not something I could do often. But as a special treat, wroth it.

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JenP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely time was had by our table for Afternoon Tea. There was even accommodation for one gluten-free guest!

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Josie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place and experience to have a girls only afternoon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly fabulous from start to finish. And our server was wonderful!

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vipfromyyc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

I found the overall experience enjoyable, the surroundings and service contributed most to that experience. Primarily the disappointment was with the food which tasted stale and was not on par with the cost.

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SalJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exemplary service with most tasty savoury and sweets

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SueV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my girlfriends Mom for her 90th birthday. I had never done afternoon tea and it didn’t disappoint. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. I think the price is pretty steep but besides that we thoroughly enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Meal and service were both fabulous. My only complaint was, were were seated on couches and chairs, which after awhile, became uncomfortable, because we had to slouch and lean over to get our food. Will definitely be sure to request a table next time

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KimberleyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing! I loved every second. Excellent food and tea and the Fairmont is so stunning that every occasion feels exceptional there. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Such a special experience for a special occasion.

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MichaelR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fairmont Hotels restaurants are remarkable in creating an enjoyable dining experience for its patrons. Whether it's brunch, lunch, high tea or dinner, the food is very tasty and its presentation very appealing. Covid protocols are practiced meticulously in the hotel and by the staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and, as usual fantastic service.

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PeteH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My granddaughter and I have been coming for afternoon tea for the past eight years to celebrate our birthdays. Each year our experience is even better than the last. I would like to especially mention our server, Julie. She has been part of our celebration for all these years and has always gone above and beyond. From welcoming us like old friends to the exceptional service that she provides every year, I can’t say enough about her. We are looking forward to year nine and beyond!

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ReneeR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was amazing. It’s a beautiful hotel to have high tea at. I can’t say I think $70/person is reasonable for little sandwiches, pastries, and tea though.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable! Ambiance was great!
I would recommend this as a great date experience!

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CNJO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was amazing.

This was a family coming in to celebrate bringing out our 2.5 year old for the first time ever and also to have a positive experience for starting all things needed for a brain surgery. Our waitress made sure that all of us were enjoying every moment of this tea.

This is an extremely big thank you and appreciation to her

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katbandola
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it! There was such a variety of teas to choose from and food that came on the tiered tray. It didn't look like a lot of food, but we were stuffed by the time we left. Our server was attentive, sweet and knew when to bring more hot water and when to let us talk. It was a lovely way to visit with a dear friend and try something new and special.

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TarahM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding but the price was shocking.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

They made adjustments to the menu for a sensitivity. But everything was quite underwhelming. Certainly compared to what we saw others enjoying. It was ok

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BriPa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time trying Afternoon Tea and it was a beautiful experience! Definitely recommend it for small celebrations or just a nice lunch out.

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Anonymous
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Overall it was a fun experience to share with my 9 year old daughter. Never a bad time at the Hawthorn room! The value just simply wasn’t there for afternoon tea with the food being mediocre at best. $70/pp ($30 for child) is quite expensive for what was included.

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CelineB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Lovely service and food. Value for price was not there.

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MeghanR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good, lovely service. Almost as good as High Tea in London.

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ceesalmon
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and our waitress was fantastic. They gave the birthday girl a beautiful surprise desert. Thoroughly enjoyed our time

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daniellem
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing- my daughter and myself had an amazing memorable time. Definitely making it a tradition.

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Andrew
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

It was a pleasant experience overall, and I’ve had afternoon tea at The Fairmont many times but this was my first time at the Palliser.

Some things I didn’t like:

1. Sitting on sofas and armchairs, we were with a child and it just made things slightly more complicated.

2. I’ve normally seen a menu beforehand, and been able to substitute the slightly weirder sandwiches with caviar etc. Or at least, we’ve been asked are there any allergies or dislikes.

The service was otherwise great, cakes delicious and all in a very nice setting

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TamaraH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easter tea

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely and delicious Afternoon Tea with beautiful ambience. Just a little too pricey at $70/pp.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time going for afternoon tea. My husband and I celebrated our birthday/valentines and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Decor was beautiful, nice selection of teas, some very unique options as well as your classic cup of tea. Definitely recommend it ☺️

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Sfitzg02
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to High Tea for my Birthday celebration. Excellent service and the server gave me a large hollow chocolate ball with a small piece of round chocolate cake in the middle with some fresh fruit with a lit sparkler. (Which was on the house). I had to take that home, as it was not expected and we were stuffed from our High Tea trays. We enjoyed the High Tea food very much. Everything was fresh and very tasty. We enjoyed having 2 chocolate desserts with the small desserts on the top tray.

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vipNinaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

I’m not happy with the costumer service. For what you charge $$$$ I would expect better service. I placed my order with a side note of what I can’t not eat. I called right away to notify there was a mix up with my order. The front desk took my info and said she would get back to me. I also emailed the company to notify them. It’s been 4 days and I still haven’t heard from anyone. Not impressed with the service at all. I will not be recommending this place to anyone. Over rated for nothing.

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AndreN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience does not disappoint. Great sandwiches and pastries and tea. Service was excellent!

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JAH17
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had high tea to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The service was excellent and the menu geared for younger patrons was much appreciated. Due to Covid restrictions and the current climate the restaurant was very quiet so it's hard to say how the normal noise level would be. We loved the jazz Christmas music that played over the system. This was a magical afternoon for our family.

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JaimeM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible experience. I took my daughter for afternoon tea to celebrate her 10th birthday with some extravagance. The presentation, quality and service was above our expectations. I was very impressed with their handling of all the Covid protocols. Groups were well spaced and I appreciated that there was a screening upon entering the hotel. The tea brought joy and adventure into our lives during the pandemic. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The atmosphere was intimate and casual. The tea selections were high quality and varied, from robust to mild, it caters to various tastes. Highly recommend the creamy earl grey! The food items that came with the afternoon tea was a great pairing and well seasoned.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, everything was spaced out to give each person having High Tea their own area and complying with social distancing. The food and tea were great!

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vipKimberlyB
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My GF sandwiches tasted like they had been sitting for hours, they were dry and boring. I know they can do better because I was there last year and it was delicious. To pay 100 /pp for tea and sandwiches, I expect more and better. Will find a different place

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Afternoon Tea is enjoyable and I would recommend it

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser is rated 4.7 stars by 88 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.