The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.4
358 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.

Support The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery during COVID-19

Experiences

  • 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!
  • 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. Add bottomless mimosas for $18.
  • Saturday's Bottomless Bougie Dine & Drag Dinner

    CA$15.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 23 - Dec 25, 2021

    October 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 358 People Are Saying
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4.5
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AnnaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Cato
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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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!

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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
11 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.

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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!

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MeganM84
Ottawa
3 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!

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ShenesseW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best brunch experiences I've had in a long time! Will definitely be making another trip to the Vanitea Room very soon!

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Cookie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I had the opportunity to visit the Vanitea room for a brunch. The ambiance was fun, the server was excellent. Although it was all you can drink Prosecco (and I think this is the catch!), I was driving. My consumption was certainly not worth the expenses to dine here.

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ClaudiaT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was very good though a bit overpriced for the quantity. The tea was very good quality. Biggest flaw by far is the music. It just too loud. It made it impossible to talk or understand the staff.

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DinaB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone there was welcoming and great. The food was amazing! Great music, great ambiance. Love how they pay attention to their food presentation. Very creative setting and well worth the experience!

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Ipca
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Too crowded for Covid times. Plastic dividers are small.

CS
CrissySingz
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, very surprised I didn't know about this place before. Extremely pretty dining room and great brunch options, never had lobster before and that for brunch was a real treat going back for mothers day to try out the afternoon tea.

ML
ManonL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the décor of the restaurant. Being over 60, I found the music too loud at times and not what I normally listen to. The brunch was delicious but a little salty, the Mimosa and tea were great! Thank you to Meaghan and Christine for making our time there wonderful!

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AureliaP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quaint location, lovely and clean interior, mimosa delicious, food so very flavorful, a bit pricy, service very good. Overall a fantastic experience. Make The Vanitea Room your next dinning experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place with amazing service

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MissShadowPlay
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Didn’t enjoy the 90s pop playlist that was blaring here and couldn’t hear my friend at all. It was not the quiet relaxing ambiance as what we remember. The food was served cold. Very disappointing for the price we paid. Do not bring guys I don’t find it favourable for a couples outing. It’s more of a girls thing.

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 4.4 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thevanitearoomteasalon.com/tea-products/gift-card.

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.