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Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, AB

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser

4.6
4.6
139 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 260-1219

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

April 2 until May 1

Mad Hatter Tea

$95 per adult

  • Freshly Baked Vanilla Scones

    House Made Cream and Jam

    • Tea Sandwiches

      English Cucumber & Boursin on Sourdough; Smoked Turkey, Arugula Aioli on Rye; Shrimp & Lemon Mini Quiche; Alberta Roast Beef, Horseradish Aioli, Watercress on Brioche Roll; Deviled Egg, Herb & Lemon

      • Sweets

        Queen of Hearts Cookie, Vanilla Shortbread & Raspberry Preserve; Eat Me Macaron, Fuchsia Macaron & Cherry Jelly; Cuckoo Clock Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing; Checker Board Cake, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream; Lady Bug Tart, Yuzu Curd, Meringue

        • Lot 35 Tea Selection

          Fairmont curated teas

          Little Kings & Queens Afternoon Tea

          $47 per child 12 years and under

          • Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Scones

            • Tea Sandwiches

              Black Forest Ham & Cheddar Cheese on white bread, Strawberry Cream Cheese tartines, Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey croissant

              • Sweets

                Chocolate Brownie, Vanilla Confetti Cupcake, S' mores

                • Lot 35 Tea Selection

                  Fairmont curated teas

                  Last updated: April 3, 2022

                  What 139 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.6
                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.4Food
                  • 4.8Service
                  • 4.6Ambience
                  • 3.9Value

                  NoiseModerate

                  Loved For

                  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

                    Special Occasion

                  • Calgary

                    Special Occasion

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 4 days ago

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Everything was amazing except the gluten-free bread

                  2. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 4 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Always great for afternoon tea at Fairmonts! Everyone should splurge and do it once.

                  3. A

                    Ashley

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 4 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Service, food, and experience were amazing. Can't wait to go back!

                  4. JB

                    JordanB

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The overall experience was great! but the service made it fantastic.

                  5. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Took grandma and the kids - it was a good albeit expensive experience. The cost is prohibitive from doing it again though.

                  6. C

                    Cass

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    A truly miserable experience, impressive in how many things it managed to get wrong. Terrible food, terrible service, baffling ambience for high tea (would be fine as a bat, which I believe it usually is.) Would not recommend. Would have been disappointed spending $30per head, much less $80 per.

                  7. KM

                    KimberlyM

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Always a great experience. Makes the day extra special

                  8. EP

                    ElizabethP

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Had a lovely tea. Service was exceptional. Would definitely return.

                  9. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Mother’s Day High Tea

                  10. CS

                    CaraS

                    Calgary

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This a beautiful experience from start to finish. Everyone at the Palliser is helpful and kind. The delectable bites of food are well paired, and as delightful to the eye as to the palate. We will definitely do this again.

                  11. H

                    Hightea

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                    Over priced! It was ok but not for $100 each. It’s tea and “ok” sandwiches. Dessert was not WOW.

                  12. C

                    Clean

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    It was beautiful spread, lovely vintage china tea pots. Expensive but special for Mothers' Day. We had a lovely server (Bobby) who was patient with us, two ladies over 80 and a child, she was very kind. The room is loud- but no other complaints

                  13. VC

                    VickiC

                    Calgary

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Birthday afternoon tea was lovely and service was excellent. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

                  14. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                    overall2food1service3ambience4

                    Overpriced for what you get. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend.

                  15. M

                    Mouse

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Service was fantastic, very accommodating! Quite expensive (as afternoon teas often are) but high value food and service ♥

                  16. AF

                    AussieFoodie

                    Calgary

                    11 reviews

                    4.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Highly enjoyable high tea with delicious treats. Tea itself could have been better - ours were both very weak (I don’t think the water was hot enough).

                  17. KK

                    KaitlynK

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I wish I could give the service 10 stars! They went above and beyond multiple times during our visit! Our tea was truly spectacular!

                  18. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    4 reviews

                    vip
                    3.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                    overall3food4service5ambience3

                    We are setting working area ,

                  19. o

                    oirm

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Enjoyed the service (shout out to Julie) however I felt it was a bit overpriced because it was a themed tea and wished we had the option to “opt out” of it. I also didn’t like the fact that were sandwiched in between 2 other parties so it felt a bit crowded. Otherwise, food and tea were good.

                  20. KR

                    KristaR

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                    overall3food1service3ambience5

                    Great atmosphere, very disappointed in the afternoon tea, way too expensive for mediocre finger foods. Not worth the price.

                  21. L

                    Lisa

                    Calgary

                    112 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    112 reviews

                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A special occasion treat. Service, ambiance and food are all fantastic!

                  22. KS

                    KathyS

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    The experience was lovely our only concern was the sandwiches were a bit dry. As well the bread was thick- perhaps if the bread was sliced thinner and narrower the cucumber sandwiches would have been a little better. The desserts were awesome and the scones were perfect. Our server whose name I have forgotten was wonderful, friendly and attended our needs.

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    6 reviews

                    5.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    What a fun experience! We were so full after our towers and tea. The scones were especially delicious! The children’s portion was impressive my 5 year old was very happy with her tower, and opted for warm milk instead of tea which was no problem. Our server was very sweet too.

                  24. MP

                    MarlaP

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The music in the restaurant was fairly loud which impacted the ability to chat a little but still an amazing experience!

                  25. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Our server was exceptional! Very attentive and sweet! The service was outstanding! We will be back to view rate more events! Thank you!!! :)

                  26. JW

                    JiaxinW

                    Calgary

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                    The bread is a little bit dry on outside like didn’t cover completely with cover

                  27. GS

                    GinaS

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A wonderful way to spend the afternoon with the girls

                  28. N

                    Naaz

                    Calgary

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Such a wonderful experience! Always wanted to try the afternoon tea experience and couldn’t be happier. Love the tea choices and bites. Yummy delicious and great ambiance!!

                  29. LS

                    LilyS

                    Calgary

                    8 reviews

                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Perfect afternoon tea spot, intimate and the food was amazing

                  30. NA

                    NoelleA

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Went here for afternoon tea, everything from our server, to the food, to the ambiance of this place was absolutely delightful. Highly recommend.

                  31. m

                    megant

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion or gift.

                  32. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    23 reviews

                    5.0

                    23 reviews

                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    It was truly beyond our expectations and would definitely do it again. Thank you so much!!

                  33. MA

                    MarkA

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I treated my sister for the Afternoon Tea service and I must say that The food and the service went beyond our expectations. The service alone was 5 stars. Thanks for making it a memorable experience for her!

                  34. SM

                    SallyM

                    Calgary

                    13 reviews

                    5.0

                    13 reviews

                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This is our first time at High Tea at the Palliser to celebrate my sisters birthday. The setting, service and entire experience was wonderful. Everything from the room setting - choice of teas - and service was the perfect setting. We were very pleased with the entire experience and will definitely return.

                  35. LK

                    LauraK

                    Seattle

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I highly recommend this as a date idea or even just as an experience. The staff are super friendly, the food was delicious and it was a super cozy and relaxing atmosphere. We will return again!

                  36. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Calgary

                    8 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on February 6, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea and the sandwiches and scones were amazing

                  37. KD

                    KaraD

                    Toronto

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on January 22, 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    The high tea was very good. It's a little expensive at $65/person, but I realize you're paying for ambience and the experience. Still, I think you could get the same quality for a far lesser price.

                  38. J

                    Jess

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 22, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    I really enjoyed this experience that I shared with my Mom. The teas were otherworldly and the ambience was really spectacular. I loved that no two teacups or teapots were the same throughout the establishment, it added a little spunk and I liked that. Food was good too, didn’t love everything, but the ones I did like I really enjoyed. Would highly recommend this experience at least once in your life!

                  39. JS

                    JoanneS

                    Calgary

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Just a lovely afternoon with very tasty, delicious food. Love the new look of the Palliser!

                  40. D

                    Donutdoll

                    Calgary

                    5 reviews

                    vip
                    1.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                    overall1food1service3ambience3

                    Server was rushed. Spent little time with us. Towers were unimpressive. Food was bland. And my son who has A dairy allergy had hardly anything in his tower. A disappoint. It was way better many years ago.

                  Safety precautions

                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                    • Contactless payment available
                  • Protective equipment

                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                  • Screening

                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                  FAQs

                  Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser is rated 4.6 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                  Booked 5 times today
                  Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser

                  133 9 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

                  Additional information

                  • Neighbourhood

                    Calgary

                  • Hours of Operation

                    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

                  • Cuisines

                    Afternoon Tea

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress Code

                    Business Casual

                  • Parking Details

                    Public Lot

                  • Payment Options

                    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Additional

                    Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea

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