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

Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

4.5
4.5
675 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Afternoon Tea

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

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea
    Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 662-1900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Danai Hongwanishkul

  • 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

  • Tipsy Tea

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    This “tipsy” update on Notch8’s traditional afternoon tea will feature a special selection of liquor-infused savouries, sweets and other bites paired with Fairmont’s Lot35 selection of quality teas. Those looking to give the experience a little extra kick can add on specialty “teatails” (tea cocktails made with Fairmont’s Lot35 teas) created by the Notch8 bar and beverage team.

Menu

Main

  • Sultana Scone & Buttermilk Scone

    citrus marmalade, crème fraîche

    • Tequila & Lime Roasted Chicken Salad

      chipotle mayo, micro cilantro, tostada

      • Heirloom Tomato

        pesto, gin compressed provolone, cucumber, fried basil

        • Waldorf

          celery root, port gelée, grape, walnut, blue cheese

          • Emperor Ham

            gruyere cheese, maple bourbon mustard, whole wheat

            • Salmon Rillettes

              citron vodka cream, salmon roe, watercress, ficelle

              • Limoncello Lemon Curd

                toasted meringue, waffle cone

                • Macaron

                  bailey's irish cream, coffee

                  • Crepe Mille-Feuille

                    grand marnier mascarpone, candied orange peel

                    • Crème de Menthe Cheesecake

                      fresh blueberries, mint

                      • Salted Caramel Square

                        scotch infusion

                        Lot 35 Tea Selections

                        • Organic Liza Hill Darjeeling

                          fortified muscatel wine with sweet, musty notes

                          • Organic Egyptian Camomile

                            notes of wild apple and intricate floral layers

                            • Kangaroo Lapsang

                              smooth and deep with mild hints of pine and oak fire

                              • Kyushu Japan Sencha

                                vegetative green tea with buttery smoothness

                                • Organic Goddess Oolong

                                  orchard-like accents accentuate this traditional chinese tea

                                  • Lemon Rooibos

                                    warm and soothing with a wonderful burst of citrus

                                    • Versailles Lavender Earl Grey

                                      lavender adds a delicate note to this classic blend

                                      • 1907 Orange Pekoe

                                        black tea with a bold and full flavor

                                        • Willow Stream (Decaffeinated Black Tea)

                                          delicious malty notes reminiscent of caramel

                                          Tea Cocktails, Wine & Bubbles

                                          • Gin & Tonic 3.0

                                            joie de provence tea infused gin, fever-tree tonic, strawberry garnish

                                            • 2oz$18.00
                                          • Hot Tea Punch

                                            green tea infused jameson, lemon, honey, water

                                            • 1.5oz$18.00
                                          • Limoncello Spritz

                                            lemon rooibos honey, vodka, limoncello, prosecco, soda

                                            • 2oz$20.00
                                          • Pisco Tea

                                            pisco, lillet, averna, earl grey syrup, lemon juice

                                            • 2oz$19.00
                                          • Mission Hill Chardonnay Blend, West Kelowna, BC

                                            • 6oz$12.00
                                            • Bottle$48.00
                                          • Ex Nihilo Pinot Gris, Lake Country, BC

                                            • 6oz$18.00
                                            • Bottle$72.00
                                          • Mission Hill Cabernet Merlot, West Kelowna, BC

                                            • 6oz$12.00
                                            • Bottle$48.00
                                          • Steller's Jay Brut, Summerland, BC

                                            • 6oz$19.00
                                            • Bottle$88.00
                                          • Moet & Chandon Brut, Epernay, France

                                            • 6oz$35.00
                                            • Bottle$190.00

                                          Last updated: March 13, 2022

                                          What 675 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
                                          • 4.5Service
                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                          • 3.9Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          • Vancouver / British Columbia

                                            Afternoon Coffee

                                          • Vancouver / British Columbia

                                            Afternoon Tea

                                          • Vancouver / British Columbia

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                                          1. MM

                                            MariaM

                                            Vancouver

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall3food2service1ambience2

                                            not special for the price that we paid could have been better

                                          2. n

                                            never2disappoint

                                            Toronto

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

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

                                          3. LS

                                            LStanley

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            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.

                                          4. TL

                                            TeaLady

                                            Vancouver

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best place for afternoon tea in Vancouver!

                                          5. 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.

                                          6. 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.

                                          7. 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.

                                          8. 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.

                                          9. 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.

                                          10. 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.

                                          11. 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.

                                          12. 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.

                                          13. 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.

                                          14. 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.

                                          15. SN

                                            SandieN

                                            San Francisco

                                            6 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            6 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.

                                          16. 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

                                          17. S

                                            S123

                                            Exclusive

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very enjoyable afternoon tea and attentive service from staff.

                                          18. 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!

                                          19. 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!

                                          20. 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.

                                          21. 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.

                                          22. 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!

                                          23. DH

                                            DamonH

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was outstanding! Delicious! Excellent Service. Thank you!

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful service and food and vibe.

                                          25. BL

                                            BudL

                                            Vancouver

                                            31 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            31 reviews

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Afternoon Tea....well worth the effort to going here!! Food on each tier, was fantastic. Nice and delectable sandwiches.

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Vancouver

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Expensive, but overall worthwhile and a good experience. I would definitely want to come again

                                          27. S

                                            Shirley

                                            Vancouver

                                            6 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                            The server didn’t know much about the tea selection and wasn’t initially going to go find out more from the kitchen until I asked her to but she should be checking the questions I had with someone who knew rather than winging it with us. She didn’t check on us much either

                                          28. KL

                                            KarL

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Lovely experience, but not special - surprised I could not try a few teas? Would have liked the milk to be served warm and would preferred a few more sandwiches / less sweets. Good service and cozy atmosphere and I enjoy being in the hotel. Not sure if it was worth $200 - had 2 glasses of wine 5 ounce? Will return for lunch instead.

                                          29. JP

                                            JuliaP

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 23, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            It was our first time doing afternoon tea. The service was wonderful and everyone super nice. The teas and the food was delicious, the only thing that I'd change is the ratio of sweets vs savory items. There were a lot of very sweet pastries that were all amazing, but in combination it was all just way too sweet and heavy. By the end we were really struggling to finish. Overall very good experience for a first timer, just not sure I'd do it again.

                                          30. NL

                                            NancyL

                                            Vancouver

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Overall good but a tad pricey.

                                          31. MQ

                                            MelissaQ

                                            Vancouver

                                            7 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            Due to Covid restrictions, we were moved to sit at the restaurant which was still nice. The food was good for the most part, except one of the sandwiches the crust was dry and hard which you don't expect at high tea from a place like this. Our server was very attentive. Close to the end of our seating, there was live music but it was too loud to hear over a normal conversation. Overall, for value, would not do this again.

                                          32. JB

                                            JenniferB

                                            Ottawa

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on December 26, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious food with amazing variety and creativity.

                                          33. SM

                                            SandyM

                                            Vancouver

                                            18 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on December 26, 2021

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Just to celebrate the Holiday season as a family

                                          34. E

                                            Ellen

                                            Des Moines

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Service from Treena was fantastic. We were seated in the far rear room, which was warm but cozy. Our first round of teas was 50-50 - I liked mine but my dates tea (Kangaroo) was VERY smoky. Recommend if you like campfires and Islay scotch, stay away if not. Some of the desserts had a “funky” smell… tasted great but smelled like they were stored in the same cooler as the savory foods. It was so strong to my date he was unable to finish. The service, however, was among the best we’ve had in Vancouver. Food smell aside, we’d highly recommend high tea at the gorgeous Fairmont Vancouver.

                                          35. RK

                                            RiverK

                                            Vancouver

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 19, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Such a nice place. The tea portion was in a little back area that was charming and quiet. Loved it.

                                          36. KM

                                            KaticaM

                                            Vancouver

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 19, 2021

                                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                                            It was a lovely afternoon tea.. They do a charming themed tea for the holidays, which is presented well and the food is inspired by the season.. Service was good.. A bit more lush, Christmas decor could have made the experience exceptionally enchanting..

                                          37. AR

                                            AngelaR

                                            Vancouver

                                            19 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            The December Winter Wonderland afternoon tea is not to be missed. Dazzled by the Christmas decorations everywhere, you are led to a cosy book-lined room where you are served fresh, still-warm scones, a selection of savouries, and spectacular sweet treats, as well as a wide selection of specialty teas.

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Vancouver

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Tradition Xmas Tea

                                          39. VC

                                            VanCity

                                            Vancouver

                                            9 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                            Great service! Lack lustre themed decor. Especially considering past themes went all out. Just a few festive trees and that was it. Food was very mediocre. Some items were dry. The combo of savoury and sweets wasn’t that exciting. Overall I wish I had booked tea elsewhere. Only saving grace was the servers were great.

                                          40. S

                                            Sev2021

                                            Vancouver

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                                            We were looking forward to this, however, it seems this is designed around children, as the food was mostly dessert. We were also surprised how many children were there, we were not aware that it was for children or we would not have participated. By the time we decided we wanted to have brunch (the afternoon tea did not fulfill us) we were asked to move to another table in a different section, only to discover the water glasses were dirty and brunch was over, so we left.

                                          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 675 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 6 times today
                                          Experiences are available.
                                          Google Map for Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

                                          900 West Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross Street

                                            Alberni & Hornby

                                          • Neighbourhood

                                            Downtown

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Afternoon Tea
                                            Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Afternoon Tea

                                          • 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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