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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

4.5
4.5
462 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 9 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

  • 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.
  • RNB & TEA Nights

    $15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A little RNB & TEA with Shay Desire and piano accompaniment. DJ, cocktails, nibbles to share and a little soul for your evening delight. Book with us today.

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 462 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

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  1. BS

    BrandonS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Girlfriend and her friend for tea :)
  2. AL

    AnnetteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place that ensures quality in everything they provide.
  3. KF

    KesiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the ambiance to the food presentation I was beyond happy with my experience. The server took pictures for us and taught us tips as well as always ensured our food was to our liking. No complaints from me!
  4. T

    Teaval

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This is a second visit for a family member and myself, to the lovely ambience of Vanitea, once in 2019 and now in Jan 2023. We both ordered the Brunch Tea Sampler on both occasions. In 2019 we had excellent service. We enjoyed a well presented, three tier delicious Brunch Tea Sampler. In Jan 2023, we each ordered the Brunch Tea Sampler and were looking forward to enjoying it once again. It was disappointing in both the food presentation and the taste/texture of some of the food items. The lower layer of the two tier black plastic ‘tower’ contained a tasty Brisket Benedict with garlic potatoes, a not so tasty Purple vinegar flavoured vegan Benedict and an unappetizing ‘savory’ ?roasted /wok-type vegetable medley. The upper level of the tower contained two small portions of tasty Crowaffle. The two tiny muffin shape ‘crumpets’ on the upper level were tough and chewy. Scones were not served. A very small portion of two types of jam were included. All food items on both tiers were poorly presented and randomly placed, directly onto the black plastic surface. Choice of tea was good, milk was in individual throw away containers. I expressed my disappointment to the waitress. She appreciated my feedback.
  5. DB

    DianneB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Vanitea. They have the best savory bites in town.
  6. KN

    KNS9499

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hind was excellent. Food was delicious. Fantastic environment.
  7. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous experience! We 3 had the brunch sampler tea and every bite was beyond delicious! The Sloane tea is amazing and I love that it is made in Canada and woman owned. Our server was lovely and totally got that we do tea as a special tradition every year, and added a special kind of magic to the experience. See you in February!
  8. h

    hlaca

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the spoil yourself three course brunch (bottomless mimosas!). The service was AMAZING! Thank you for such a wonderful brunch experience. We will spread the word to our family and friends. Will definitely be back!
  9. e

    etch

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The server went above and beyond. Really enjoyed the tea and the brisket Benedict.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The brunch menu does not provide options on meals, and if you do decide to choose a different menu item you’ll get charged $10- despite it being the same price as the set menu item. Also, this was for a friend’s birthday and although we indicated that on the reservation and the waitress did ask about the occasion, there was nothing special done for the birthday girl (such as a special dessert option) even if we did have to pay. The mimosas barely had alcohol in them as well. Overall, the experience wasn’t that great. The one positive thing I can mention is that the staff is very friendly and accommodating if you are gluten free. I just don’t think the menu was well thought out. The place has a lot of potential.
  11. J

    Jujubes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and ambiance were amazing! Such a cute spot! Brought my bridesmaids there for a nice surprise brunch. Loved how it was busy so talking up a storm wasn’t an issue. It was sort of loud but I think everyone was I to the loud vibe which was great. Only thing was we only had and hour and a half and we didn’t a server taking our order till we’ll after being there for almost a half hour…. But everything was wonderful. Wish we could’ve stayed longer.
  12. T

    Tiya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vanatea is quickly becoming my favorite spot in Ottawa. Delicious food, beautiful decor and incredible atmosphere. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Whether it's a date or time with friends, Vanatea is the perfect spot!
  13. 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!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is a do again.
  15. CC

    CCTMar

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Vanitea last month and in October and had the pleasure of going back again today. What a special experience for brunch and a gorgeous ambience. I appreciate all the attention to details right down to the teaspoon and hot chocolate in a teapot with marshmallows on the side with sprinkles! Brunch tea sampler was a delight this time and had plenty to take home. Can't wait to be back again soon.
  16. EB

    EssBee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The best bottomless brunch in town! The grapefruit mimosas are amazing!
  17. 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.
  18. CB

    CarolB

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely setting and scrumptious menu
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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 !
  24. CC

    CCTMar

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful venue and such lovely food. Afternoon tea was sublime and the staff was very accommodating.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. VL

    VickyL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

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

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 4.5 stars by 462 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 9 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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