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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.4
4.4
449 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Breakfast
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 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@thevanitearoom.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Bay St.

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Experiences

  • December Christmas Holiday Drag Brunch

    $15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 18, 2022 only
    Christmas Holiday Drag Brunch Pre-pay your cover fee for your drag brunch booking with us, Choose your brunch dishes and come prepared for freeflowing mimosas and Prosecco with our house queen Devona Coe & Saltina Shaker! 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. 11:30am and 2pm available for show booking.
  • Afternoon Tea Available Everyday From 10am-4pm

    $51.86 per person

    Prepaid

    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. Please note gratuity is not included.
  • 3 Course Brunch With Bottomless Prosecco

    $63.29 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A 3 course brunch experience complete with bottomless prosecco from the beginning to the end of your meal! Beginning from 10am until 4pm! Includes scones, choice of main brunch 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. If needing to cancel reservation, credit will be applied for future use. Please note gratuity is not included.

Offers

  • Bottomless Orange Mimosas, With Any Main!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,Thu - 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,Sat - 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Available everyday for brunch and afternoon tea, Bottomless Orange Mimosas!

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What 449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. DN

    DahliaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and quiet afternoon tea on a weekday to celebrate a special birthday and mother-daughter date!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is a do again.
  3. EB

    EssBee

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The best bottomless brunch in town! The grapefruit mimosas are amazing!
  4. B

    Bb2244

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was extremely loud in there! I could barely hear anything at all my friend was sayin. The food was okay… noting special. The place was beautifully decorated on the other hand, I must admit.
  5. CB

    CarolB

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely setting and scrumptious menu
  6. B

    joanneB

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We would not return. We did not enjoy our food experience. The wait staff was lovely.
  7. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Menu was really fun and different. Ottawa lacks decent brunch spots so it was really refreshing to find this place. The decor and ambience was fabulous, service was great and just a really friendly vibe. The food and drinks looked super pretty, all served on the cutest crockery. I had the purple eggs Benny, the potato’s were delicious, one of my eggs was stone cold, but apart from that the food was pretty good. Would definitely go back!
  8. B

    Beckzzz

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So cute and can’t believe I didn’t find this place sooner. Brunch was entirely adorable and yummy! Great aesthetic and great place for get togethers. Highly recommend end of the day for a larger party. It was suggested by the manager and really glad I chose that instead of earlier. Way more time at my table to celebrate by birthday!
  9. JE

    JackE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of a variety of different choices. Had the lunch special, baked apple and Brie on rustic bread with a kale salad. Just delicious!
  10. B

    Beckzzz

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun brunch experience with great vegan options and lots of non alcoholic beverages. I have a lot of dietary allergies and the staff was very kind to us all ( most of us had allergies to specific ingredients. ) thank you vanitea !
  11. C

    Charlotte2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful venue and such lovely food. Afternoon tea was sublime and the staff was very accommodating.
  12. BC

    BCJen

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tasty food on a gorgeous patio setting. Service was absolutely incredible! Despite being super busy the servers were attentive, welcoming, and on the ball. Looking forward to visiting again!
  13. R

    Rose

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I have gone in the past and it was incredible, and after this past experience I will never go again. Took 35-40 minutes to get a cup of coffee, and I swear the oat milk they provided had gone off. The food took forever and arrived cold. One of my poached eggs was hard boiled and my friend’s was barely a portion to constitute a meal. The table was tippy and lined with a sloppy DIY cover framed in duct tape. The place is generally very run down and the service was nonexistent. I had the exact same dish I had before (maybe a year ago) because I loved it so much, and it was such a disappointment.
  14. CS

    ChantalS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a very creative way of serving food. It is definitely a unique take on brunch! Very high quality ingredients and excellent service. They do have a 90mins seating for brunch but due to their efficiency and speed that was not an issue at all.
  15. M

    Mindy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok. Very expensive for what it was. Didn't realize there was a cover fee for brunch. It's a gorgeous venue though, but overrated for what it was.
  16. B

    Bellabambina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    hats off to the service and brunch from this spectacular little gem. Christine & Chloe took such amazing care of my birthday party and my brunch squad menu. This place is really magical and such a lovely place to celebrate and spoil your senses. I encourage everyone to try their monarch french toast and the steak benny baby. just wowwwww.
  17. NS

    NadleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful decor. Brunch sampler afternoon tea was delicious and beautifully presented. Our hostess/waitress was very friendly and offered excellent suggestions including changing our original reservation from outdoors to indoors due to the crazy wasps everywhere! Thank you!!! Will be heading back with my soon-to-be 5 year old daughter for her birthday tea!
  18. B

    Britt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The performance was amazing but for what we paid I expect much higher quality food and a better selection.
  19. DM

    DawnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the tea recently with my granddaughter who had the children's tea . We enjoyed the variety and quality of the food. The room was a little crowded and a little noisy. But the ambiance was loves otherwise. Would go back again
  20. ST

    SharonTimons1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent brunch, wonderful service from Christine & Chloe and a great experience for my 2 year old daughter and best friends celebrating upcoming nuptials. Thank you for making this experience so special and we will be telling everyone.
  21. b

    bebetty

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved having afternoon tea here! Space is gorgeous and the vegan selection was excellent and the staff are super sweet. Already booked next month with different friends.
  22. SU

    SUSANC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good experience. Our first visit and we had the Afternoon Tea. The scones and desserts were delicious. We were asked if we had allergies which was good but perhaps also ask if there are food preferences or provide a menu of what will be served as the meal portion had 3 we don't eat: pulled duck, fish and mushrooms. However we did try the duck (nope) and mushrooms... and the mushrooms we actually really liked. The ONLY negative comment we had was the music was fairly loud and not what we would expect for a tea room. Absolutely great service and quality.
  23. BL

    BrigitteL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a very special experience, this is the place. You will feel pampered and it is the perfect spot to celebrate anything. Their vegan gluten free offering is spectacular and delicious . The kids are in awe of the children menu. We had a blast. Thank you.
  24. MA

    MargaretA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely setting for afternoon tea on the porch in celebration of a birthday and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! The Prosecco was cold and bubbly and the three tiered dish of creative savouries, scones and desserts was perfect.
  25. P

    Paige

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Eggs Benedict had no soft yolk (overcooked) and lacking flavour, potatoes were quite raw. Cocktails were not visually appealing. Several tables remained dirty around us for over an hour and servers seemed lacklustre. Beautiful spot but disappointing otherwise.
  26. TB

    TaraB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Food was fantastic and the service was great. We chose thé bottomless brunch and our glasses were never empty. Loved the options for vegan or vegetarian in the group. Our server was wonderful. Looking forward to returning next time I am in Ottawa
  27. VL

    VickyL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy. Love the decor. The brunch was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Good food and tea and servers were attentive. The music was far too loud though and it was difficult to hear each other talk.
  29. TM

    TaraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, we arrived late but our server was willing to still get us the afternoon tea which was so appreciated.
  30. D

    heyDesiree02

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just had dine and drag dinner with few girlfriends last weekend. Lots of recos beforehand for brunch here and finally made it to this drag event! Super fun night in centretown and very impressive performances with queens. Dinner was excellent and cocktails were super pretty. Already booked for next month again. Thnaks vanity!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service and staff seemed rude but Maria was rea
  32. LB

    LyndsayB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious and filling!
  33. SV

    SidhaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fun afternoon tea experience. Bottomless mimosas were very consistent ;-) Very busy space though. Great vibe though overall.
  34. K

    Keira

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I REALLY WANTED TO LOVE THIS. I thought I was going to. I got a gift certificate for Christmas to come here for tea because I love this stuff! My hubby and I went this Saturday for an 11:30am patio reservation. 1- We waited at least 10 minutes in the entrance to actually even be asked if we had a reservation/check in... no one was there I had to walk around inside asking... But people who arrived after us, who did not have reservations, were getting tables on the patio. 2- As soon as our butts hit our chairs, our server asked us what we wanted to order... but we hadn't even SEEN the menu yet (we JUST sat down). Then she said she would give us a couple of minutes and she'd come back... 3- We waited THIRTY minutes for the server to come back and take our order!!! 4- Our table was SO tiny and both of our chairs were rickety (broken) and uncomfortable. 5- When our food arrived (we both ordered the brunch tea), there wasn't enough room on our table. The server pushed those food towers onto our table (which had cracks because it's a wooden slate table), she just kept shoving the towers onto the table and the little wire bases of the towers were falling through the cracks in our table, so we had to readjust them so they wouldn't fall over! I had to act quick and put our waters on the ground, and hold cutlery in our laps to make room. She was clearly in a big rush and it was stressful! 6- Our server never offered us butter for our scones, sugar or milk for our tea, etc. She never asked if we had everything we needed. I had to walk inside to ask someone for some milk and sugar because our server was never available or checking on us. 7- I had to also find our server after we finished eating, to get our bill, because she never checked on us for that either (waited at least 15 min after we clearly finished). 8- I'm vegetarian & told that to the server & still received a brisket eggs benedict when I asked for 2 purple benedicts. I just gave the brisket to my hubby.
  35. TE

    TikaEatsssssWell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cool experience for brunch and afternoon tea. This place is crazy unique and definitely scaling highly on my list of different and creative spaces in Ottawa. Inside is priceless in decor, very pretty and the food was delightful. Had service with christine and everything from the scones to the steak benedict was excellent. Cons: this place is small but I'm sure they had no idea how BIG this concept could be. Despite how small it is, they are very very busy! Good problem to have I guess. Patio is also small, but very very pretty and very busy from what I could see Pros: Food, ambience and service is 10/10. Makes up for the lack of space. Gorgeous cuisine, flowers on everything. Very tasty.
  36. AN

    ANNABELLE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience3
    I was clearly disappointed. It was just goodly decorated but the menu and the price were not a good value. I spent $60 for 2 people and the food didn't satisfy us. It was really poor compared to the authentic English breakfast. Also the long Espresso wasn't enough coarsed, it was really light like a tea. Honestly, we payed for the decoration, that's it!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Vanitea! One of the cutest places in the city, with food that is well worth the price. Staff are very friendly and everything comes out in a timely manner.
  38. DG

    DominiqueG

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Beautiful place that is well decorated, service is impeccable. The only odd thing is the music (rap music) which we were not expecting with a tea place.
  39. SS

    SilviaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Very accommodating. Great service. Friendly and polite. Food very fresh and tasty.
  40. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A decent selection of delicious tea. The food was delicious as well. I only wish we could've sat inside, but it was too busy.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 449 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

    Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • 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, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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@thevanitearoom.com

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