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Spring Afternoon Tea - Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

4.5
4.5
694 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
A longstanding tradition at Hotel Vancouver, Notch8 is delighted to welcome guests back for Afternoon Tea service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!

If your tiny tot is joining, we offer a Children's Tea featuring kid-friendly finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats. Afternoon Tea is served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

We are pleased to offer options catering to guests with specific dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, as well as dietary preferences including vegetarian diets. Please notify us at time of booking and we will be delighted to facilitate.

There is a 90 minute time limit for each reservation, if you have any questions or concerns prior to your visit please let us know.

For afternoon tea to go orders, please visit our website at www.notch8-dining.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Alberni & Hornby

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wine

Experiences

  • Griffin's Gambit Afternoon Tea

    $69.00 per person

    Jun 3 - Sept 4, 2022
    There are no stalemates, only winners at Notch8’s latest chess-themed installment of Afternoon Tea. Surrounded by oversized rooks, pawns, bishops and more, enjoy Fairmont’s signature tea blends, savory and sweet scones, and a unique tea tier of delectable themed sandwiches & pastries created by our talented culinary team. If your tiny tot is joining, we offer a Children's Tea that includes kid-friendly finger sandwiches, desserts, scones and other delicious treats

What 694 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. HP

    HarmP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, atmosphere is expertly created, it was a chess theme. Staff are friendly and lively, tea and food was excellent. Will definitely go again.
  2. DC

    DavidC

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’m sorry to say that the afternoon tea at the Hotel Vancouver did not meet our expectations. We like a nice tea and have sought them out all over the world. This one was lacking in several respects. #1 was the fact that the scones and jam were not served with clotted cream. They came with crème fraîche (more like whipped cream) which the waiter tried to fudge by calling it “crème fraîche clotted cream”. Nice try! Clotted cream with scones is an absolute basic requirement for a proper tea and we were not fooled. #2, the tea pots were filled about 1/3-1/2 full with hot water with a lousy tea bag inside, not proper loose tea. To add insult to injury, when I asked for a tea refill, the waitress brought more hot water to (partially) fill the pot with the used tea bag. The subsequent tea was weak and tasteless. For $69 per person, they could have sprung for a fresh teabag. #3, when we asked the waiter if one of the pastries was rolled in coconut (which I hate) or white chocolate flakes, he didn’t know, checked with the kitchen, and told us it was coconut. We tested it anyway and discovered they were white chocolate flakes. Happy it wasn’t coconut but the waitstaff and kitchen should know what they are serving. Overall, this experience was subpar for a restaurant in a luxury hotel. I cannot recommend it as a proper tea experience and not worth the price.
  3. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much food and everything was delicious! Several teas to choose from. The decor was very detailed and the theme was put into the dishes themselves, which was very creative.
  4. S

    Sally

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    First of all, the tableware was dirty that there was food scraps on my plate, and the cup was oily. Also, the food tastes not very good, for all the sweets were chocolate based, and the scones were the only thing valuable.
  5. AK

    AdeleK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous time with really great food. The ambiance is fantastic and the staff is very kind and accommodating. The tables are far enough from each other to enjoy privacy and a good conversation at a normal noise level. The themed tea time is wonderful and the team is clearly proud of all the detail they present. Well done, we will come back for sure!
  6. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It's been awhile since I have been for afternoon tea, and this was a really lovely experience. I loved the chess decor!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice is an understatement. Every aspect was wonderful.
  8. DK

    DougK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely day of High Tea. Very well done and Theme was excellent. Service was impeccable and well attentive. Noise level did seem to rise as service went on but otherwise throughly enjoyed.
  9. DF

    DennisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife & I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary with Afternoon Tea at the Queen's Gambit inspired Fairmont Notch 8 restaurant . The menu was inviting and the savoury selections were exquisite. Our server, Serge, made it even more special with his engaging & pleasant personality. A complimentary anniversary desert was the icing (pun intended) to a remarkable afternoon.
  10. AK

    AimeeK

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    This was a belated birthday celebration.
  11. AB

    AilishB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly enjoyable experience, staff were excellent and service was prompt… will definitely be returning … everyone had a great time
  12. R

    Rosemariew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely afternoon. Service was wonderful. A lot of variety of sandwiches and sweets. Scones were especially good.
  13. MK

    MarcK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Vancouver on vacation. We love afternoon teas and seek them out. This was one of the best. It was Queens Gambit themed (I think the theme changes quarterly) and it was beautiful. The food was excellent as was the service. It was expensive but in line with afternoon teas at other high end hotels.
  14. TM

    TMont

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Nice experience and great service. But I feel like the food quality declined a bit since last time I've been there for high tea
  15. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time Great service and food Made us feel like royalty’s
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing ~~^^ Thank you…
  17. MM

    MontyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and good for a belated Mother’s Day outting. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Would happily return. Thank you.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon “tipsy tea” at the Fairmont in downtown Vancouver. The scones were particularly delicious; so light and fluffy, but all of the selections were yummy. Service was outstanding, too. Highly recommend!
  19. MM

    MariaM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    not special for the price that we paid could have been better
  20. n

    never2disappoint

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our server was not very welcoming and we felt rushed to leave even before our 90 mins was up for the afternoon tea.
  21. LS

    LStanley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice afternoon tea but doesn't not compare to the Fairmont Empress. Small dining room with a library feel that could be updated, not as luxurious as I had anticipated.
  22. TL

    TeaLady

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for afternoon tea in Vancouver!
  23. E

    Erica

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very lovely Mother’s Day high tea. We all enjoyed it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    For a fancy place in a fancy hotel on a special occasion such as Mother's Day, the high tea stack was not impressing to say the very least. Scones, followed by egg sandwich, thin cucumber sandwich and a 3rd 1/2 tuna sandwich.... I may as well go to Tim Hortons and spend 1/10th of the price. How is that worth $80 a person??? The desserts on the lower stack were mediocre. A mint cheesecake, a brownie and one flavour macaron. Not much thought out into this assortment at all. No boxes or bags were offered when we asked for the bill. We had to ask. Waitress brought a SECOND bill for $0.16 to charge for the bag AFTER we paid the bill AND tipped her well. Unbelievable.
  25. C

    Cindy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day High Tea. Aside from the scones, the quality of the food was a bit disappointing given I had been in about six months prior and the selection of sandwiches and desserts were far superior. For $160 for two, I didn’t feel like I got my money’s worth. I have definitely had better high tea experiences at other Fairmont properties.
  26. C

    Colleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a truly lovely experience. The history and atmosphere of the room is so interesting and really adds to the overall enjoyment. Food was perfect. I am gluten free and you would never know the food was all prepared gluten free. My server was absolutely exceptional!! It was a special occasion and I couldn’t have asked for anything to be better.
  27. A

    Aaro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and so was the service. My daughter and I had a really nice time.
  28. KE

    KEVINB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Would have preferred a quieter space. Large groups at some tables were loud and contributed a lot of unwanted noise which along with the music, undermined the calm spa-like ambience one normally expects to find as part of a high tea experience. Also missed having some windows/natural light - felt a bit like a basement space and somewhat claustrophobic. All in all, food and tea was good, but event felt more like a pub brunch/lunch experience than a classy high tea event. If the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was catering to an inexperienced, younger, high tea audience it succeeded and that's why my wife and i will not be back.
  29. ML

    MariaLW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My two colleagues and I had a nice outing for high tea as part of a retreat. Service was good, and the ambience was pleasant. The food was good, but not particularly spectacular. It was an overall nice experience but not so special to merit the cost per person.
  30. SH

    SandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for my mom's birthday. Staff and service were great.
  31. B

    Beary

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an Easter High tea set on Sunday. The sandwich was quite dry otherwise tasted good. Rest of the items were savory. The highlight of the High tea was the scones, it was perfectly made, one of the best in town. Server was very friendly and helpful. Would be good if the surrounding lighting was less dim, a drawback for food photography enthusiast.
  32. A

    Ange

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun indulgence! The surroundings are very pretty, the food was super tasty & we couldn't finish it all... great signs for a perfect high tea. It is costly, but very enjoyable. We took our in-laws for their first time & they loved it.
  33. SN

    SandieN

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    No one came over for 9 minutes after being seated. Server never checked on use after food was delivered. Service was bad.
  34. CS

    CarinS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful outing with my daughter💖 great experience
  35. S

    S123

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable afternoon tea and attentive service from staff.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my friend’s birthday here and had a wonderful time! Lovely service and delicious food made this a wonderful experience! I’m just maybe sad I was too full for another round of sandwiches!
  37. TL

    TeaLady

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a 55th birthday and it was a lovely experience, with tasty food, thank you!
  38. O

    Outdooraphobe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You dream of having afternoon tea in a book-lined study, backlit with recessed lighting for that modern, clean touch? With delightful, petite savouries and sweets, all designed to please the eye and tastebuds? Go here.
  39. RF

    RizzaFashionista

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my girlfriends were celebrating a birthday. We had a wonderful time at Notch8 having high tea. We thought it was value for your money. We highly recommend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and experience. Staff truly made our friend feel special on her 40th Birthday!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is rated 4.5 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Alberni & Hornby

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Danai Hongwanishkul

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wine

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