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Royal Stewart Dining Room, Waterton Park, AB

Royal Stewart Dining Room

4.2
4.2
156 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
You’ll find an elegant dining experience with a relaxed and refined atmosphere at the Prince of Wales Hotel with the Royal Stewart Dining Room, Windsor Lounge and Afternoon Tea.

Take part in a time honored Waterton tradition with Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Inspired by British tradition, Afternoon Tea features a selection of teas from Tea Forté and a variety of delectable sandwich squares and pastries.

Tea is served in the Royal Stewart Dining Room, which overlooks Waterton Lake for some of the most spectacular views around. Join us for this unique experience daily from 12 PM to 4 PM during the summer operating season

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Waterton Park

  • Cross Street

    AB-5, Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0, Canada

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $36.00 per person

    May 21 - Sept 17, 2022
    Take part in a unique Waterton tradition with Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Inspired by British Tradition, Afternoon Tea features a selection of teas and a variety of delectable sandwiches and pastries. Tea is served in the Royal Stewart Dining Room, which over looks Waterton Lake for some of the most spectacular views around. Join us for this unique experience daily from 12 PM to 4 PM during the Prince of Wales operating season.

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Afternoon Tea

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Scenic View

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  1. LB

    LenB

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Very helpful with our food restrictions. Food was well presented and tasty.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This was my second time having Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Our table did not have great view and it seemed expensive for the amount of food you get. It was much better years ago.
  3. RI

    RICKN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had great seats, the food was very good and our table hostess was very attentive. We very much enjoyed the experience and the view from our table.
  4. J

    Jules

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Way overpriced for quality of food and service. Bread was dry on sandwiches. Had to ask for milk for the tea. Seemed servers were too busy setting up for a tour group to manage their other tables.
  5. JP

    JanannP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view, service and food. Enjoyed a drink in the lounge prior to dinner which enabled us to have a window table. We will return!
  6. ED

    EllenD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breathtaking views from this elegant doing room. Great food and service.
  7. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was well presented and was delicious! The view was amazing and the service top notch!
  8. JM

    JensiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience here for high tea. Delightful pastry choices, and the staff was wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversaries
  10. a

    alamo18

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The service and food were very good, however we were placed at a table that faced the wall while the tables on either side faced out the windows. We were also surprised to have tea bags rather than loose leaf in a pot. It was a nice experience, but the fact that nearly every other table could look out the windows while we had to lean very far over or get up was annoying.
  11. LY

    LeanneY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good tea and meal. The view is very good as well. Staff ate very friendly.
  12. CA

    CarolAnne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant experience. Two disappointments were related to the cocktail menu. No special of the day as stated on the menu and second cocktail choice was not available. The PEI mussels were so delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed our dinner here! Friendly, efficient staff; delicious food; and amazing views! It was a wonderful treat to cap off our visit to Waterton Lakes National Park.
  14. CW

    CaraW

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The experience was fun, and the setting was impressive. The food was not great and the tea as mediocre.
  15. SA

    SusanA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The price of $42 per person reflected the spectacular view overlooking Upper and Middle Waterton Lakes and Vimy Peak. We had a table right next to the window. I had thought the price of the tea would include parking at the hotel. It did not. The parking attendant said it was $10.50 to park. My husband drove back out and parked at the trailhead parking across the street for free. The sandwiches were okay. I predicted that we would probably have cucumber-cream cheese sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches with the crusts cut off. We did. There were also tomato crostinis. The scones were delicious. We had cranberry scones and cheese scones. The clotted cream and jam were served in teensy tiny little glass jars. We had to ask for more. For dessert, there were Lemon Madeleines that tasted as if they had just been thawed out, some small cake cubes that tasted like they had been soaked in honey, and the most delectable, marble-sized cream puff filled with what tasted like chocolate Chantilly cream. The cream puff just melted in your mouth. We would have preferred our dessert to be just the cream puffs!! We had a choice of several different teas. We could pick one and we were told it would be good for about four cups. I had jasmine and my husband had vanilla. Both were excellent. When my husband asked for mint tea, the waitress seemed put out that he would need more than one type of tea, but she brought it. Then we asked if we could get another plate of scones. We could for an additional $12. The same thing if we wanted an additional plate of anything else. The service was good. We asked our waitress to tell us the etiquette. She told us we could eat in any order we wanted. A few minutes later, a waitress at another table said the correct etiquette is to start with the lower of the three plates and work your way up. Oh, well. It was a lovely experience, but pretty over-priced for what you got (except the view!).
  16. GK

    GraceK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service is good. The food is crappy .it was not what I expected $38 per person which gives u supermarket style sandwiches . The dessert is horrible . It is not worth the money . I won’t recommend it to anyone.
  17. G

    Gingerice

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were the third table to be seated, there were 3 tables open with window views. I had a reservation, we were staying multiple nights at the hotel. Yet, I got a view of the kitchen. Other than that it was all good. Tasted good and attentive staff.
  18. B

    Bobo413

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    As guests celebrating our anniversary we felt like second hand citizens. We weren’t paid much attention to didn’t get offered a second glass of water at all and the price you have to pay for the food is ridiculous. You’re supposed to be a formal dining and the silverware was dirty wasn’t even fancy at all. No salad or bread with a meal that was WAY overpriced. A margarita for $14 in a shot glass basically. The food was delicious thankfully but it wasn’t filling we went out and had another supper in town. We were very disappointed with our experience at the Royal Stewart Dining Room and feel no need to ever return and eat there.
  19. JZ

    JenZ

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Have taken in afternoon teas in other places before. Have to say this one was very over priced for what you received. The room you are in needs repairs and not all tables have a view out the windows. Then to find out when we arrived that we had to pay additional $10.50 to park at the hotel.
  20. GM

    GrantM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Spectacular views. Food is excellent - well prepared fresh ingredients. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Regular service was okay, but heavy on sweets and not enough savory, esp sandwiches. Some greens or fruit would have balanced things better. Also tea was a bag in a cup and so you had to depend on the waiter to come around with hot water. The gluten free option was not well thought out. Really not elegant. Choc chip scone and a brownie and two truffles a deviled egg and egg salad sandwich on a huge gf bun. I felt sickly from the amount of chocolate. And I love chocolate. We were disappointed and felt it was super expensive for what we had. Would have loved a second sandwich option. Setting was beautiful but the food we had for dinner the night before in the lounge was fantastic and with drinks for four was less expensive than this was!!
  22. JM

    JayM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I had the elk sirloin and it was too tough to even eat. My wife had the flank steak and frites and it was just okay.
  23. D

    Deedee

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Things have changed. Food was not the same quality as the last time I was here pre-pandemic. Very expensive meal - steak frites which was a less than 4 ounce beef with French fries and some non-description salad greens. My friend has the whipped feta appetizer which was the best part of her meal. View is still spectacular. Now you have to pay over 10 bucks for parking. Not cool!
  24. JC

    JazzicaC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    For such an expensive afternoon tea I was underwhelmed by the quality of the offerings. It felt like another meal, not an “experience”.
  25. L

    Lori

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and were treated well on our special anniversary. The service was attentive and the staff went out of their way to make our dinner one that we will remember. Thank you so much!
  26. JP

    JudeP

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have had many Afternoon Teas in my lifetime, and this was one I was certainly looking forward to, unfortunately it was a disappointment. In fairness, all service industries are short staffed at the moment due to Covid. As for the food it would have been better to have multiple varied sandwiches smaller in size than just 2 types. My cucumber sandwich still had crust on one side. The clotted cream was not clotted cream and my shortbread cookie was burnt. I made a reservation the first day the hotel opened for the season so I could have a window view. Because I was single of course I did not get a view as those were given to larger parties that provide more revenue. It would have been better to have an available tea list at the table instead of the girls reading it as some teas were listed incorrectly.
  27. ME

    MimiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we had a great meal and the waitress was very friendly, and she surprised us with a free Birthday dessert--so thoughtful!! The food was very tasty and would recommend to friends
  28. F

    Francis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just yummy! Best high tea that I’ve ever attended,
  29. KR

    KenR

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The windows were leaking rain. The indoor temperature was 10 degrees (no exaggeration). Extremely uncomfortable. Avoid at all costs. Coffee can’t even stay warm for two minutes.
  30. V

    Valerie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I had a great time experiencing high tea with a gorgeous view. Service was great. The food was ok. The tea was tasty.
  31. MB

    MichaelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Was a very nice experience , would love to have had bit more variety on teas to try , and the young servers need bit better training they where very friendly and tried hard 😊
  32. k

    kathyt

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thé elk ragoût was the best pasta dish I have ever had!! It was a lovely, elegant yet relaxed dinner!
  33. MD

    MaddyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience!! Very unique and exciting, a little expensive for the what you get but if you’re looking for a memorable fun thing to do it’s totally worth it.
  34. RM

    RMMAC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Prince of Wales dining room. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend it.
  35. CM

    ChristieM

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High tea. Was lovely.
  36. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had high tea in early June. We were given a nice table, but not in the window that was pictured on the website. We still had a beautiful view of the lake, which was what we were going for, and the service was very good. A regular lunch would have been preferred, but tea was all that was available at the time (2:00 pm). The food was okay and was adequately filling for tea. It was a great photo opportunity, and a pleasant afternoon shared with family from Ontario.
  37. J

    Jeannette

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food served by a courteous and upbeat staff in an elegant location.
  38. JL

    JuneL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Great ambiance. Tables perfectly spaced food and service was amazing
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  40. BH

    BethH

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Despite a few glitches in the service, the staff was so friendly amd polite. The food was excellent, and the view is spectacular!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Royal Stewart Dining Room is rated 4.2 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Royal Stewart Dining Room

AB - 5 Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    AB-5, Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0, Canada

  • Neighbourhood

    Waterton Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brian Van Nieuwkerk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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