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Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, AB

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser

4.5
4.5
151 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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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 8 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

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Afternoon Tea

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Gluten-Free Options

  • Calgary

    Gluten-Free Options

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  1. JK

    JackieK

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went to honour our Grandma.
  2. D

    Dck06

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing and well worth the money. Our server Julie was fantastic and brought the experience to the next level. They accommodated my soy intolerance and even had another dessert with a sparkler for my birthday. Highly recommend, I wish I could do this every weekend!
  3. PH

    PatrickH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, unrushed and makes for a fabulous afternoon!
  4. LJ

    LinetteJ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Always love any Fairmont afternoon tea, but this menu really wasn’t that great. Unfortunately this time, the food was a little boring and not all that high end for the price. Staff was wonderful though, and of course the location is beautiful.
  5. SP

    SharonP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice..champagne was a little.expensive..but overall really enjoyed it
  6. BH

    BettyH

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fairmont brand always excels, in my onion, and The Palliser did not disappoint!
  7. V

    Vicky

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there to celebrate my mom's birthday. It was an excellent experience. The service was excellent and the food taste good. It was nice that the restaurant offered cake as a gift for my mom's birthday. We had an awesome time there.
  8. k

    katbandola

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I asked for gf for my friend whose birthday it was. They delivered! Everything was delicious and fresh! Scrumptious, every bite!!!
  9. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not worth $100 per person. I appreciate everyone is understaffed these days, but if you are going to keep the price at $100 per person you need to have enough staff to manage the expectations, not just assume it is acceptable because you are a Fairmont Hotel. Our waitress was excellent and managing the best she good, but service was slow and the sandwich tray had sat out for a while by the time we received it, so not fresh at all. This was a $50 Tea. The bar area used had air conditioning cranked up and uncomfortable. For a High Tea, there at least should have been linens on the table. Dirty tables around us was not pleasant to look at while we ate. Disappointing.
  10. KD

    KimD

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely but overpriced. The music did not enhance the experience - it was 'out of place' and distracted from the ambience. For being an expensive afternoon 'High Tea', having staff in casual blue jeans (pre stampede we guess) was disappointing. This tea was to commemorate the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth, however nothing of our experience connected with that very special occasion. Perhaps something visually commemorative, HRH on the tea cups, or napkins with the British flag, staff dressed appropriately to celebrate a regal and exceptional moment in time. I would recommend Tea at the Palliser, but not High Tea, in the British fashion for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it was lacking.
  11. MN

    MargheritaN

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My only criticism was the bread used for the sandwiches were dry - I understand that some varieties are made ahead of time and refrigerated - but it can create a stale texture to the bread.
  12. LM

    LizM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service were great. The scones and pastries were excellent. We found the sandwiches dry and lacking in general. Probably won't return.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing except the gluten-free bread
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great for afternoon tea at Fairmonts! Everyone should splurge and do it once.
  15. A

    Ashley

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and experience were amazing. Can't wait to go back!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. KM

    KimberlyM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Makes the day extra special
  20. EP

    ElizabethP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely tea. Service was exceptional. Would definitely return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day High Tea
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ♥
  28. 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).
  29. 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!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We are setting working area ,
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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!!! :)
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser is rated 4.5 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 8 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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