H Tasting Lounge

4.2
67 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
H Tasting Lounge is your vessel to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Share a taste, and unwind seaside with creative cocktails complemented by share plates enhanced by the bounty of the Vancouver seafood scene. Located at The Westin Bayshore, directly off of the Vancouver Seawall.

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Located in picturesque Coal Harbour at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, H Tasting Lounge serves as a stunning venue to host up to 150 guests. Just steps from the Vancouver Seawall, HTL features an art deco interior/patio, creative handcrafted cocktails, and decadent table-side prepared share plates.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM

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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

H tasting lounge at Happy Hour has a relaxing atmosphere. The lounge is tastefully decorated and well appointed. We were seated first at a table under the A/C vents which turned out to be too cold and we were moved to a table by the fireplace which is very pleasant. I do wish that the hotel retains from using air fresheners because the scent is overwhelming. The Happy hour offering is very limited. We do not drink alcohol and we are allergic to oysters. After many calls to the lounge and escalating to the manager, we were accorded a discount for some cocktails (minus the liquor)and a few food items. We were very pleased that they made this effort even though it required a total of 5-6 calls to achieve this. A small complaint is that we were looking forward to having the crab cakes and we were told that they are sold out. So we had no choice but to order other items. An hour or so later, our server said they have some again. At that time it is the end of the happy hour and we are already full. I am left to wonder why the kitchens would be so unprepared as to run out of crab cakes so conveniently during happy hour. Overall we enjoyed the truffle grilled cheese the most. The clam appetizer served on sour dough bread is a bit too salty. This visit would have been perfect if this lounge would make an effort to coordinate menu changes for guests who have special dietary needs. We had to be very proactive and insistent to have the happy hour menu adjusted for our needs.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Went for high tea to celebrate a girlfriend’s birthday. We had given the hostess cake toppers to put on top of the cotton candy bonsai tree. Unfortunately the waitress asked us if we had a cake topper in front of the birthday girl (after finding out whose birthday it was) and ruined the surprise. Other than that, the food was very yummy. All four of our teas however were a little bland.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

It is a nice lounge. Good space and nice patio. We liked the music and ambiance but food and service was disappointing

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great location, outdoor patio also now open. Limited menu that is a tad pricey, but overall great place for conversation and also more intimate gatherings.

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KM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first experience at H Tasting Lounge exceeded our expectations. The ambiance, food, drinks and service were wonderful. The tea service...a work of art! We were especially impressed with the service, warm, helpful and very professional!

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

There was a singer with a guitar and the mic and amp was WAY too loud I could barely hear my friend next to me talking. Beautiful dishes and the presentation was beautiful as well as the service. The food was not very good. I wouldn’t come back or recommend especially for the price. In my opinion at that price the food should be much better quality

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JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best high tea in town! We are definitely coming back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Cute high tea & decor. Wish they had a kitchen menu as well!

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I went here for the first time for our birthday celebration and it was absolutely wonderful. We were seated in front of the fireplace, which was great on a rainy day. Our server was courteous and quite knowledgeable with the numerous tea selection. She made us feel comfortable and we did not feel rushed with our time spent there. Thank you very much for making it a special and memorable day for us!

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l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

the tea was not as nice as others i have been too. it could be nice, but didnt quite hit the right notes. it didnt help that my tea was not boiled when they made it, so wasnt good and got cold very quickly. they did remake it, but should have known better if they are serving a 'tea' service at that price.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Must go to. Quiet and on the seawall in a calm relaxing neighbourhood. Amazing live music! Drinks amazing. Happy hour amazing and even the waiters work together to make sure you’re being taken care of!! Thank you to our server Kurt, we will be back! Even the dinnerware is luxurious. Instagram worthy ☺️

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a great time for my birthday. Thank you so much!

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U
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I would recommend this place but the food value for the Valentine’s Day was not worth it at all!!!!!

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TT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere!! H Tasting Lounge Is my favorite dining lounge.
Smart casual dining; Clean atmosphere; Great for Banquet and Catering events
Serving high quality food with high experienced chef.
Lighting sets the tone; music sets the mood. Bravo !!

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very nice dining experience. Food and service was great.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had Dine-Out Vancouver menu which was delicious (especially the pork wellington!) and good value. We also enjoyed their cocktails. The decor was unique and service was excellent.

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S
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Its our first visit, good Dine Out menu, love the dessert Crepe Suzette
For sure will come for Afternoon Tea Set or Brunch

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v
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

New Year’s Eve dinner $120
Appetizers only and one small glass of champagne

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B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I booked a table for a few friends to celebrate New Years Eve, thinking it would be perfect because by the time we are finished our meal it would be just in time for the countdown. As I arrived I was told that it was a buffet style dinner and that it was ending in 40 minutes. As I sat down at my table I wanted to order some alcohol but there was no server to be seen. A nice French lady wearing red approached after 10 minutes and I ordered a bottle of wine. I then quickly proceeded to the buffet but sadly there was barely any food left. I saw that other tables had free mini bottles of Moet and when I asked them they told me it was all gone. Was it worth $120? No. Did I end up spending more money on alcohol to make my New Years Eve a bit better? Yes.

My question is why would you allow reservations for 9:30PM when you wouldn’t have enough food for guests at a later seating time? And there was no mention that it was buffet style. They advertised it as a tasting menu with different courses.

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D
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I had the The festive high tea. The presentation is great! The cotton candy tree is fun. The sweet pieces taste & look a lot like takeout from Faubourg. The savoury pieces are so so. The mustard in the honey ham sandwich is too strong.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good,it’s very good.

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YH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed the live music and the afternoon tea tasting menu, especially the live music gave the environment more sense of Christmas chill and relaxation. The food presentation was outstanding and creative, and the taste was nice as well. Worth to spend a free afternoon to meet friends or gather with family at this place. Highly recommend!!

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NL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The tea was very special. The china and place settings were very beautiful. The service was professional and low-key. The venue is beautiful. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves and will come again.

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NY
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our family was there for the holiday afternoon tea. The lounge had plenty of room and space for stroller. Staff and service was amazing. The afternoon tea setup was fantastic and absolutely photowrothy. Price was fair especially for a themed holiday high tea. The quality of food was good but not the best high tea I've had. I'd still recommend it for the experience and the service.

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DL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

After being seated by the hostess, we sat for 15 minutes and nobody came to our table to even offer us a glass of water in spite of it not being very busy at all. There was a distinct absence of organized service or somebody managing the service. We left after waiting the 15 minutes.

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S
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had an amazing evening of share plates and cocktails here this past weekend. The drinks were first-rate, and the complexity and subtlety of the flavours were a very pleasant surprise. The food was tasty and the service was truly phenomenal (hats off to Lisa for making the experience a memorable one)!

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S
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

We were staying at the Westin Bayshore where this restaurant is. We'd tried the Rotisserie/Grill also in the hotel and had drinks at the H2 one night. The Rotisserie is not very good, especially for the price. But the H2 is actually pretty good. I mean, the food is quite good and the drinks are, too. But it feels much more like a lobby bar than a restaurant. I was shocked to find out it was a restaurant. The food we had was all very good, but arrived SO incredibly slowly with no updates as to the hold up that it ended up really annoying us. Yes, when the food arrived, it was yummy. But it took about an hour for the appetizers to show up, then almost another half hour for the entrée, and the place was getting ready to shut down by the time dessert arrived. It's incredibly loud with people having drinks, the seating is not comfortable (very, very low chairs), and the "live music" is a different "DJ" every night kind of vaguely dancing and playing whatever kind of music they like. Girl pop one night and Trance the next. It's a very scattered experience. They make very good food, but they really don't seem committed to being a food experience which is why I think it ultimately fails overall. Be a lobby bar OR a good restaurant, but commit to whatever you choose.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty cocktails, tasty food. Waitstaff were very attentive. There was a convention for the TV show Supernatural going on, so the people watching was very entertaining!

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C
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I took my cousins who were visiting Vancouver for the first time to this place. The food tasted great, and the presentation of each dish was exceptional. Regarding the food, one small complaint we all had was that all the hot dishes were served luke warm, especially the pork wellington which they told us was the reason why we had to wait a little longer.
And one other thing, after we ordered our food, we saw a small mouse ran by the window next to our table, so we alerted the staffs about it - to which a staff told us that there is some renovation going on in the hotel and that there's nothing they can do about it. No one tried to come inspect the spot or do anything. We were a bit surprised about their indifferent to this matter, and asked to be moved to a different table. The manager later told us that our dessert and drinks will be on the house. However, as we didn't order any alcoholic drink and we ordered the prix-fixe meals where dessert is included, we didn't get any discount in the end (we even had to pay for a tea we ordered, which is technically a drink?). That's not a huge problem as after all we were generally happy with the food. However, one thing that does bother us is that later on they still seat people at our original table, as if they didn't believe us? Or thought that a mouse is not a big deal in a restaurant. Anyway, I'm sure the mouse problem will go away after the renovation is finished, but I thought the staffs could have responded better to this problem (or at least they should pretend they care a little more).

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p
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

beautiful dishes, attentive service, lovely presentation... but you still feel like you're in the waiting room of a bus terminal since it's completely open to the hotel lobby and everyone around us had their feet propped on their suitcases while reading on their iPads. It just wasn't the cozy experience one hopes for for afternoon tea and very expensive given the portion sizes and lack of ambiance. Whisking people's suitcases away to another room would have helped, some kind of screens at the front to block out part of the lobby would also be welcomed. Having just had tea at the Hotel Vancouver the week before, this was very disappointing in comparison.
Excellent service from the staff though, can't fault them for their friendliness and attention to detail.

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J
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Decor is so very handsome in art deco. Place settings are very good quality. Service was phenomenal - even better than the scenery. Food was presented very well and I'd say 90% of it was excellent - not just good. My favorite was the egg bun and the caviar. The other 10% that was served was just not my type - but everything was beautifully played. Teas are delicious and abundant. Would return.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Worth to try

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T
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It's located where the old lobby is and many people just come walking in, seat down and talk on their cellphones thinking it's the wait-area, while patrons of the restaurant are supposed to be enjoying a nice meal ... a little annoying ! And there's not much view from the restaurant, that's a pity. The food is a little overpriced and the quality is ok.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails and desserts. Arctic char was great. Melts in your mouth. Server well educated on their menu.

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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unlike other restaurants' prix fixe menus, which are usually tasting portions size, H's has full portions of their menu items.

Our server, Hannah, was excellent and friendly, and comp'd us drinks and a dessert for our anniversary. Both mains and desserts were amazing! The live DJ was entertaining.

Will not hesitate to return again to H!

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my wife for our anniversary. Decor was good, food quality and presentation we're very good. They kindly gave us complimentary champagne and the cotton candy/ferris wheel high tea was very entertaining

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our French server is impeccable, very accommodating to our little ones. She has made superb recommendations base on our needs. It’s definitely one of our best afternoon tea experience in town.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and food!

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Y
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice place to celebrate friends birthdays
Food taste really good.

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s
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love the room. It reminds me of The Great Gatsby. This was my second time and the service still impresses me. The portions are smaller than most and they have a charge for bread but it's that type of place where you go to splurge for that special person on a special occasion. The seats by the window are my favourite. They also have live music and other evening a DJ playing music that I love. Overall a wonderful evening. Our server from NZ was informative, personable and attentive.

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