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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.2
4.2
592 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Breakfast
Welcome to The Vanitea Room, Ottawa's first opulent Salon de Te & Eatery. Specializing in a bespoke and creative approach to afternoon tea while offering gluten free considerations as well vegan accommodations- inclusive for all to indulge in.

Feeling like a decadent brunch fit for royalty? Come spoil yourself in our all day brunch or our ever so popular bottomless prosecco and mimosas! Available from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

At Vanitea, we provide a timeless tradition done beautifully.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 695-8832
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    If you would like to make a reservation for a private event with our beautiful tea salon please email us directly at info@thevanitearoomteasalon.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Bay St.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea At Vanitea

    $57.63 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a eclectic Afternoon Tea Experience at our beautiful venue from 10am-4pm from Tues-Sun. *Gluten free and Vegan Afternoon Tea are an additional charge* - 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.
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  • Three Course Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco!

    $69.15 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    3 Course Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco OR MImosas for $60 A 3 course brunch experience complete with bottomless prosecco or mimosas 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 dessert too! Cost is $60.00 per person plus tax and opentable 2% service charge! Prepay now for your vanitea exclusive experience! This experience is non-refundable.
    Three Course Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco! photo
  • May Monthly Drag Brunch!

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 26 - May 27, 2024
    Pre-pay your cover fee for the 11:30AM seating or 2PM seating only for our drag brunch booking with us! Choose your brunch dishes and come prepared for freeflowing mimosas and Prosecco with our house queen Devona Coe & featured Ottawa queens!Food & Beverages are 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 or drag event.

Offers

  • Fathers Day Afternoon Tea

    Jun 13 - Jun 16, 2024
    Sun - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,Tue - Sat - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Join us for this Father's Day Inspired Tea. Kindly note our Father's Day Tea experience is 1.5-2 hours and we do not guarantee seating locations. Father's Day Tea Menu: $50 per person (excluding taxes and tip) *Gluten free $3 additional charge. We cannot accommodate same day bookings. Tea will be served indoors ONLY. We require 48 hours notice for any of our Allergy menu options. We can not accommodate same day allergy requests. 



What 592 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Gluten-free-friendly

592 Reviews
  1. Rosa

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time here but with a different friend. The food was beyond excellent again, there was only 1 sandwich's we my friend and I both didn’t enjoy it, it was a Parmesan pear one it was very flaky and oily a left a bit of a bitter taste, they should change this one. Everything else food wise was again well worth it! The atmosphere is still great and recommend people to go it’s a nice experience this time found it a little more on the messy side and normally they have a flower on the table they had a few dried up stems? Would have appreciated even a fake flower instead took away from the vibe. Bottom line i am already making plans with another friend to go in the future as the staff and food are top notch!

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  2. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Felt very spoiled for a mothers day celebration and the servers were so attentive. The little gift of slone tea to go was such a nice touch. I even bought some slone tea to take home. Cant wait be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible, did not get full explaination of food.

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  4. KellyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a reservation for 11:30am, started to order by 1145 which was fine, got our drinks around 12pm, food by 1230 timing was totally fine. 20min after getting our food server asked several times if we were finished since they booked a party and needed our table. We were rushed out by 1pm. Not impressed. We spent a significant amount of money to feel uncomfortable and rushed out the door.

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  5. RobertR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a special afternoon tea with our 7-year-old grandson. We all had a great time. They made a special mocktail for him. Our server was engaging and excellent. He was a great host. The food was unique and well-made. Tea was delicious.

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  6. krko

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a special experience. Amazing serving staff. Owner goes out of her way to ensure you are satisfied .

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  7. Marie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exquisite. The staff was very welcoming and the show was amazing! Great night!

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  8. sofiap

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, food was really good! Did the drag brunch and the performances was amazing

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  9. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous time celebrating my daughters babyshower. From the food to the decor, absolutely impeccable. Thank you!

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  10. sweetpea

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It really liked the place we did the afternoon high tea. Everyone was lovely. All the servers were great. I found things a bit slow to get the food out of the kitchen. And the space is tight, so there's not a lot of breathing room like you're very tightly packed besides someone else. But it's beautiful and the ambience is really nice. The savory parts of the high tea were absolutely delicious. But this sweet ones were Not good. They didn't match the level of the savory. They had a cupcake which was dry, bread pudding which was cold, a cake which was plain. I highly recommend all the savory items. But I cannot recommend any of the sweet items. The washroom is are downstairs so they're not super accessible if that's what you're looking for. You only get one tea for the entire afternoon tea. I really think that there should have been at least 2 per person. The pros The servers are lovely. The savory items are delicious. The space is beautiful. If you like something, they will make you extra of it, so you can always add-on. That was nice because we got another savory item. The cons The sweet items were not great. You only get one tea at high tea. It's very tight in terms of space.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service !!!! The waitress was so sweet and entertaining

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  12. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small space but such a sweet ambience. Felt really spoiled to be there and appreciated the attentiveness to our dietary needs. Both partner and grandmother are gluten intolerant and the ladies at vanitea took such good care of them. Merci !

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  13. Junoc

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    loved the tearoom. it had good food and decor, but the music playing was so loud i had a headache at the end

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  14. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was amazing ! Good absolutely delicious Omg ! Place is totally a vibe and the music is perfect ! Found this restaurant on Tik Tok and would definitely recommend and come back for sure

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  15. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to have found this gem!! My friend is celiac and has such a difficult time getting enjoyable meals at a restaurant. This one nailed every dish

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  16. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a great bridal shower hosted by my sister and this cute space. Thank you!

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  17. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent experience great service and beautiful ambiance nice variety of tea waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions to accommodate what we were looking for. This was so nice and I will be back!

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  18. Foxtrot

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow and disorganized. Food came out almost an hour after we ordered and it was cold. Drinks were watered down. Not good value for money.

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  19. AnnieM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent variety of food offered in the High Tea. Lots of choices of delicious tea. Excellent service.

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  20. JenniferF

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we had an awful experience, with our afternoon tea trays taking 80 mins to reach our table. Three other groups who arrived after us received their food before us. Staff were apologetic but left us waiting for a long time.

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  21. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our retirement here with friends. Such a special place. Thank you for the delicious food and memorable experience.

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  22. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I love coming here for brunch and scones. Staff is very kind and we love the new tea selection!

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  23. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - gluten free options were amazing! Staff were very helpful as we had a 3 year old and a baby within our group. Tea was splendid. Family friendly facility!

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  24. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall really good experience! Comfy seats very cool vibe across the whole space and great tea and mimosas! New breakfast stirfry was super yummy. Plus the location was fantastic for us… we walked to Vanitea from our hotel. Third time here in 2 years and it never disappoints. Thanks for always making us feel so special.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at this venue and the experience was outstanding. A girls day brunch!

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  26. NichelleB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle expérience pour notre petit groupe de dames. La maison est aussi capable d’adapter le menu pour accommoder des diètes variés ( végétarien, sans gluten). Cette flexibilité et ouverte a fait de cette expérience un moment mémorable. Nous vous le recommandons pour créer vos moments magiques avec ceux que vous aimez.

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  27. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific time was had. Extended appreciation to adhering to all our dietary issues! Very lovely space and ambience as well.

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  28. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gem! Great variety of delicious teas and gluten free brunch options. A little loud to chat with friends but overall a nice ambience.

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  29. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a morning layover in Ottawa stopped for brunch at vanitea and had a great meal and drinks before our flight! Great tasting brunch and amazing service we will definitely be back enjoying a very cute Ottawa spot!

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  30. OpentableDiner

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about this Cosy little brunch spot!

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  31. AbiW

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended a drag dinner as a group of four. The performers were great and the ambiance was fun, but servers never once offered us more water nor asked us about ordering additional drinks, nor checked if our food was good. Our food was also brought out last (during the middle part of the show) and one person at a time so our table had already watched every other table get all their courses and finish their dessert before even one of us at our table received their first course to start eating. Then the servers seemed to rush to pickup our plates before we were done, making us feel like it was an awkward rush to eat while also trying to enjoy the performances. At the end, they brought out bills to ask us to tip even tho we had already pre-paid with the booking and the service was so poor. I am glad their preset dinner prices allow a set rate to automatically go to the performers and I love drag experiences, but I would not return here again.

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  32. kimberlye

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 4 ordered the fried chicken from the bougie straight menu. The chicken was inedible and the rest of the meal was similarly very disappointing. The soup was ok but was not served with bread. All in all an extremely disappointing dinner. I had arranged this as a special outing for out of town guests so was quite embarrassed by the dinner.

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  33. miriamd

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sublime décor et bonne ambiance, quoique le menu pourrait être amélioré.

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  34. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drag dinner was absolutely fabulous! Soup and main course options were delicious (a little limited - they may wanted to consider expanding the menu a little) and the bottomless drinks were incredible! Bottles were brought out and quite generous. Performances were awesome too.

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  35. CarolW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was a little crowded making our round table less than comfortable. It would have been nice if the service was more consistent but there were only 2 waiters. It would have been nice if the types of teas and treats were explained. I found it a little bit expensive.

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  36. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    brunch and afternoon tea service was so lovely! Really loved my experience with Sophie, thank you for making my drinks extra special! My mum loved her riff on a breakfast negroni

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  37. SusieQ

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delightful (if a real carb-fest!), and the sevice was amazing. Kudos to Hind for taking such great care of us. Also… really liked the “house Prosecco”… seems too nice to mix to make a mimosa… we enjoyed ours staight up.

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  38. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute. Bottomless mimosas on point - they take bottomless seriously (bottles on bottles.) Cannot wait to be back for mothers day.

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  39. Annonymous

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch cuisine, an intimate atmosphere with subdued lighting. The frites crowaffles and beef benedict were absolutely outstanding. Unfortunately, the restaurant is a little on the small side, would have loved to bring a bigger group next time!

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  40. Anonymous

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely need a reservation as it's quite popular - especially during brunch, which is when we went. It was a weekeday and weirdly busy as I have heard this place is quiet on a weekday...The portion size can vary depending on what you order. For example, we found the crowaffle order to be quite generous meanwhile the benedict was average.

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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 4.2 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

551 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bay St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 695-8832
  • Private party facilities
    If you would like to make a reservation for a private event with our beautiful tea salon please email us directly at info@thevanitearoomteasalon.com
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