The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.3
368 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Afternoon Tea
We invite you to come and indulge in delicious and beautifully fragrant, fine loose teas from gardens all around the globe. Our delicious cuisine for brunch, or afternoon tea is available from Wednesday-Sunday.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery is located in Ottawa Ontario. Come spoil yourself in our all day brunch or our ever so popular bottomless prosecco and mimosas!

At Vanitea, we provide a timeless tradition done beautifully.

For Gluten-free and vegan tea sets, we do require an order and payment in advance. Orders and payment may be made over the phone, or through our website.

Experiences

  • Holiday Afternoon Tea With Kate Spade

    CA$93.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 18, 2021 only

    Join us to celebrate in indulgent style for our Annual Holiday Afternoon Tea with Kate Spade On December 18th. This unique afternoon tea experience, will feature a stunning cocktail, tea from our Sloane Tea Collection, a varied selection of delicious special sweets and savories, all Kate Spade inspired, along with a lovely gift from Kate Spade to take home! Please note this event is prepaid required. Costs include taxes, service fees and gratuity.
  • Afternoon Tea Available Everyday From 10am-4pm

    CA$51.86 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a eclectic Afternoon Tea Experience at our beautiful venue from 10am-4pm from Wed-Sun. All taxes and opentable 2% service charge included. Gratuity not included. This prepaid experience cost is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your booking, a credit will be applied in this amount for your next visit.
  • 3 Course Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco for $55

    CA$63.39 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A NEW 3 course brunch experience complete with bottomless prosecco from the beginning to the end of your meal! Beginning from 10am until the end of the day! Includes scones, choice of main and mini desserts too! Cost is $55.00 per person plus tax and opentable 2% service charge! Prepay now for your vanitea exclusive experience! This experience is non-refundable.
  • Saturday's Bottomless Bougie Dine & Drag Dinner

    CA$15.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 23 - Dec 25, 2021

    Bottomless Bougie Dine & Drag Dinner, prepay for your drag queen performance cover fee upon booking today and choose your a la carte dinner package menu once you arrive !

Offers

  • $18 Bottomless Orange Mimosas, With Any Main!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Available everyday for brunch and afternoon tea, $18 Bottomless Orange Mimosas!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 368 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.0
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EmilyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was terrible! The tea tower we ordered was 50$ per person and was almost inedible. Store bought cake slices and baguette with poor spreads.

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GeoffreyB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We visited for high tea. One tea was okay, the other was really really weak, like they ran out of the actual tea, not brown, barely off white after steeping.

Service was slow.

We paid in advance and the website stated tax and gratuity included ($60 per person), when we were leaving our server asked for an additional gratuity.

If your expecting the Savoy, try somewhere else.

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Aureliedb
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food and latte were not very good. The bread in the vegan benedictine was dry and hard. Couldn’t eat it at all. Potatoes doesn’t taste anything.

Music choice was good but the quality of the sound was awful.

Service was perfect! Friendly staff and cute decor! Amazing scones!!!

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ArcticFire
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really love this restaurant. It is really cozy inside and it's nice to be able to feel this way while enjoying some delicious food and drink. They also have the best scones! I will definitely be back.

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GinaN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, cozy little brunch place! Food was delicious and the servers were super nice and friendly. I would highly recommend!!

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LisaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time - definitely will be back!

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ShellyB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambiance - like being in a Paris - delicious food ! Highly recommend for brunch or afternoon tea

MC
MaelaConstance
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch spot to be with friends and family. Visited from the UK for a few weeks and was massively surprised to find this place over a Sunday brunch search. Phenomenal atmosphere, terrific food and superb service. Highly recommend and it is also a black owned business which was pleasantly surprising.

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JaneL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience1

The Vanitea Room was crowded and loud when we went on a Sunday afternoon. The space is packed and my companion’s chair was frequently jostled. The tea was ok and the tiered tea stand held the usual sandwiches, scones and sweets. The sandwiches were minuscule à barely contained any filling. The scones were nice, the jam serving too small for two scones. We spent over 70$ for two cups of tea, one tea stand of food and the top. Overpriced, noisy and crowded. Service is hip but slow.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Attended one of the drag dinner shows. Complete disappointment!! I’ve been before to their brunch and drag show and that was good but not this experience. The dinner option I chose was seafood, so received a pasta dish which was completely cold and barely had any sea food in it. The same was true for two other people who I was with. The table next to us also received one seafood pasta dish but thy sent their back because it too was cold. Soon the waitress returned with the plate piping hot. I bet it was microwaved. The dessert we received was a joke. It was an individual round chocolate cake which was sliced in half so this way two people can enjoy what is meant for one. It was dry. It’s like quality was not important. The show itself maybe lasted a total of half hour. It started late and then the drags disappeared to the patio and came back at the very end. The evening was definitely not worth what I paid and what I got for it. The best part was probably the glass of Prosecco I had. Would be nice if they would pay more attention to the overall quality of what they are delivering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is an experience of its own! Definitely worth checking out.

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Cato
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Overpriced afternoon tea, food was mediocre at best. They did not give us plates, we had to ask for them. Scones were good, but they did not come with butter or cream, we had to ask for butter.

Mimosas were the most disappointing of all. $10 for a glass of fruit juice that maybe was once housed in the same room as alcohol, unfortunately, none of it ended up in my glass.

Would not recommend the afternoon tea.

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Poulini
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was really good and everyone was super nice and took good care of us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food could have been warmer… otherwise, flavour was there… and the decor and service makes this place a worthwhile visit.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Vanitea.The food was amazing.The decor was beautiful.I call this a very unique experience

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Falak
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about the experience. I’m recommending this quaint and classy restaurant to everyone I know.

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BettyWriter
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent place for decadent tea and a spectacular brunch! The setting and the food just make it all the better! Totally recommend to anyone looking for a nice place for an occasion.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The potatoes were very salty and the brisket Benedict was a weird mashup of flavours in my opinion. Considering how expensive the food was, would not go back.

JP
JoseeP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. Went for a tea party experience with 2 little girls and it did not disappoint! Highly recommended. Great food and amazing staff!

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Fredaintdeadfolkss
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional find. Took friends here for brunch and afternoon tea the day after drag dinner and for a hangover brunch it did not disappoint Hair of the dog as they say, long night of drinking bottomless rose followed by bottomless mimosas for brunch along with eggs and beef bacon with scones to boot. Very impressed with service staff too, had the same waitress from drag dinner the night before and she was still lively!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

an Ottawa experience you definitely need to check off your bucket list! beautiful ambiance and decor, great service and delicious tea!

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AnaA
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic brunch experience! Loved the decor and ambience of the place, the appetizers and desserts were all made in-house and absolutely delectable, also a special shout-out to Megan for great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Megan was amazing, very attentive. Food was fabulous and it was an amazing afternoon. Will definitely be going back

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Groupon for the Indulgent Brunch and it was amazing! Great atmosphere and food. We will definitely be back!

JR
JenniferRoberts
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my all time favourite places for everything cute and delicious. My pink latte was to die for and the afternoon tea and parfait was super adorable shared with my grandmother and niece. Only thing is I wish this place had more space for bigger parties! I wanted to book a party of 50 for an upcoming anniversary, but was told I had to wait until the summer when patio reopens.

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Sjjjj
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Usually I love going here but this time we waited a long time for our drinks. We ordered them before our food and received them after we finished eating. Also the food for tea but slim. I guess they were out of a lot

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nabs
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Terrible service. Extremely discouraging. Its small
Place and at the time we were there there were only three other tables at us. Its took us more 1 hr to receive just out appetizers for our tea. There was no curtesy in informing us there was a delay. Those around who came much after us were given there food and frequently followed up with. Not once were were, no apologies were given for the delay in food. Also, took 1 and 1/12 then to receive our mains. just terrible service, given we were the only visible minority there as well. Verse everyone else in the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing spot, would be great to see more refined music choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the staff at Vanitea, friendly and we enjoy the food

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vipMzGemz
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Super good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I went for brunch with my friend and we really enjoyed it. We were seated outside on the patio, our table was tiny but that was ok. Our waiter was super friendly & service was great too. Overall cute place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience . The brisket Benedict was amazing and the wait staff were very polite 10/10 would definitely recommend .

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Jadekins
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So completely in love with this place! Vanitea is one of a kind and I was recommended by a few friends to come for brunch. The service is truly incredible, the team of servers at this place are so nice! Not to mention the decor and food was SO good, we had the wicked waffles, the waffles and chicken and the afternoon tea to try it all!. The bottomless mimosas were top notch and very very generous. Happy to support women led businesses especially after COVID.

MM
MeghanM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I normally get the Groupon and it's never disappointed

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RaniaH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome second time experience and we will be back again and again. Lots of diversity on the menu especially for vegan/vegetarian options. Wicked waffles were delicious and very beautifully plated. Great music playlist too.

MC
MelanieCsU
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is such a gem and we loved our visit to Vanitea. Happy to see how busy they are after COVID and their new patio is to die for! Total instagrammable vibes. My girlfriends and I had the brunch sharing tower for a girlfriends bridal shower and it was delishhhhh. Not to mention that the grapefruit mimosas were on point. I will be back and def recommend to all parties looking to celebrate at the cutest brunch spot!

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Gundy
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food...Ottawa needs more dog friendly patios like this place. GG just added more to experience

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the atmosphere here is always SO lovely. the food is absolutely wonderful, the drinks are fantastic and the staff is truly the most kind staff I have ever encountered. this is my absolute favourite spot, this is the perfect date spot, brunch spot, special tea spot. this is a perfect place for a special occasion or simply a nice afternoon!

MM
MeganM84
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch and great atmosphere! I had the eggs Benedict with brisket on corn bread. Very rich but super yummy and plating was pretty!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was great. The venue was perfect for brunch and had a lot of vegan friendly options. Our server was amazing and very on top of everything. The food presentation was great and the actual food was delicious! I would highly recommend visiting this spot!

FAQs

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-8832.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery is rated 4.3 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.