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About Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

From January 10th to April 1st Notch8 Restaurant is pleased to present Afternoon Tea inspired by the glitz, glamour and stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Featuring LOT 35's signature tea blends, and a unique tea tier of delectable themed sandwiches, scones and pastries created by our in-house pastry shop.

Variations of our tea tiers are available, including Children's Tea, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea

January 10th - April 1st
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Adults $65; Children $32.50 (ages 12 and under)


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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Food

3.9

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

68% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Notch8 always provides a wonderful seasonal tea experience. Their specialised Tea room is set aside from their regular seating area, meaning that any noisier brunch or meal gatherings in their dining area is seldom heard from while enjoying the uniquely decorated setting.

Food is fantastic and is always very creative, fitting with the theme wonderfully. There are few better places to be wowed by a great Afternoon Tea experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
Food3
Ambience5
Service3
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife really enjoys afternoon tea, so we have tried several afternoon tea locations in the lower mainland. We checked-in at 12:52 pm for our 1pm reservation, but they were not able to seat us until 1:15pm and when I inquired why many people who appeared to show up after us was seated before us, they made excuses and did not apologize immediately. My wife could see the stress they had seating the crowd that appeared after us so she empathized. The tea selection and afternoon tea menu combination was very presentable and tasty 7.5/10. The afternoon tea room looked great even though we did not get the best table. During tea, the seating attendant came by and apologized for herself being short with us earlier. I actually thought it was the male attendant’s fault after thinking about it. Anyway, two hrs and $160 later we were stuffed and left.

Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Not nearly as nice as larger space on higher floor. Special occasion for grandchildren who were disappointed. Change of space should be made clear upon booking.
Price too high. Food was very cold. Tea was good.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was not my usual high tea standard. The service was lacking until having to flag waitress down for hot water. I would not come back again. The air conditioning was fluctuating hot and cold. However our waitress was attentive and informative when present.

Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been attending the Victoria Empress (Fairmont) Christmas tea for over 20 years but moved to Vancouver so tried the Vancouver Hotel (Fairmont) Christmas tea this year. Really disappointing . Way too much sweet and not enough savoury tea foods. Would strongly encourage Vancouver Fairmont to look at what Victoria Fairmont is doing!!!!! Then copy it!!!!

Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was as if they were doing us a favour.... Mixed up our tea order... Did not know the various names of the different items on our tea trays.... Sandwiches and scones rwere hard and crumbly, as if they had sat out from the previous day or were left out for many hours before served to us. For the price, this was very disappointing and we will never return or recommend it.

Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sub par high tea despite the reputation, wouldn't go again.
Ambiance was elevated, setup was luxurious and friendly service. Food, however, was very subpar. On our way to the Afternoon Tea we walked by the brunch buffet and the deserts on there look far more quality and interesting than our high tea deserts, which were made of too much cream and dry, artificially flavoured cake. Very expensive high tea that doesn't offer equivalent value; the quality from the dining experience doesn't translate. Sub par high tea despite the reputation, wouldn't go again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very nice festive afternoon tea. Great food and excellent attentive service

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was mediocre, the presentation wasn't as extravagant as the usual high teas at notch 8, the selection of food wasn't particularly tasty but the service was amazing, our server was so kind, helpful, patient, and took great care of us

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was exceptional. Presentation of our Afternoon Tea goodies selection was fantastic....so many different things to try. Great time for me & my besties monthly tea outing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and service was good. However, the savory and sweet theme had too much sweet. In addition, the noise level was way too loud for the ambience.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We stopped in for high tea on a Sunday afternoon as part of the celebration of my wife's birthday. I was a little concerned as we were guided to our table, since we passed through the area of Notch 8 serving a brunch buffet to fairly loud upbeat music. However we ended up in a room apart from the busy buffet--much quieter with jazz in the background. The theme was Games which gave it a fun twist. We even played the trivia card game on the table while we enjoyed a tea infused cocktail. All of the baked goods were excellent from the scones to the small cakes, to macarons. We both especially enjoyed two of the savory items--one with smoked salmon and the other a salad nicoise in a bite. I had mentioned my wife's birthday in my reservation and I think I asked if they might place a candle in one of the petit fours. They exceeded expectations with a full-on chocolate confection topped with a lit candle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Would have liked more savoury items (high tea style sandwiches), as abit too much sweet things for my liking. Would have thought 1 cocktail or class of champagne would have been included. Our server was not super attentive - we were seated first but attended to last, had to flag down someone for more hot water as she was hanging back having a chat to other servers. The lighting was super bright, like we were under a spot light (area at the bottom of the stairs on the left) which meant our photos looked very dark/shadowy. Wasn’t my favourite afternoon tea experience :(

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We loved our afternoon tea! I organized a surprise tea for my husband on our mini honeymoon this past weekend. Everything was detailed, literally down to the tea! The food all had "punny" board game names and were delicious! We are vegetarian and they made special accommodations for our dietary needs. Our favorite was the desserts - not only were the names also "punny", the desserts themselves were board game inspired. Chocolate top hat from Monopoly, French macrons with tic-tac-toe boards and a black and white checkers board mini cake wrapped in red marzipan. It was delicious, beautiful and so much fun!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved high tea. A bit loud but it was okay. Service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was good, great place to chat with your friend

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, delicious afternoon tea menu with impeccable service. I would highly recommend this dining room for a brunch, a quiet romantic dinner or a private Birthday gathering.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

There most exquisite afternoon experience I've had in Vancouver. It's great with friends, SO, or just yourself. I only wish there wasn't a time limit cuz I could stay there the whole day.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good afternoon tea as usual at the Fairmont. Good service of course. One small comment is that the 4 kinds of sandwiches were all too gourmet for one of the guests. They included duck, anchovy, mustard and smoked salmon all of which made the sandwiches quite rich and eclectic. Wonderful presentation and wonderful dessert variety but the sandwiches were a little too gourmet for some.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was amazing and the servers were so incredibly friendly! My new favourite place for high tea!

Food1
Ambience2
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

The room was decorated with old board games but was dark and probably more suited for a whiskey or scotch tasting room. The service was great but the food was not. The presentation was in line with the theme (domino lemon squares, chocolate chess pieces) but there wasn’t a single item (from the vegetarian option) that we thoroughly enjoyed, and for the price we were expecting better. The lavender earl grey tea was delicious!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Intricate and elangant decor and food. Truly phenomenal!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Chic decor for the tea room throughout the restaurant. Themed tea service is a great idea refresher for the different menus they offer every several months. Love going there with friends for an enjoyable experience everytime.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Came in with the family for a birthday celebration; the team went over an above to accommodate our various dietary needs and restrictions, and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

The Canada 150 afternoon tea was wonderful. This is the best afternoon tea service I've ever had in Vancouver in terms of value for food quality and amount.We couldn't finish the food and took some for home, although we came very hungry. This is good for Sunday brunch. Service was lovely and all the food was super delicious. Not like small portions at all. Can't wait for other themes. Awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Live Sports, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 1, 2017

Was a little annoyed by the fact that the afternoon tea location was in the corner of a restaurant, I would've liked it a little more with more light. Also, since it was the first time going to tea, my expectations for an afternoon tea was rather towards the smaller portions, rather than having a huge amount of carbs. Perhaps that could change in the near future? However, having said that, the corner also had privacy, was cozy and serene. Service was outstanding and prompt, probably one of my best service experiences I have had in Vancouver.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

The savory components of the high tea were very good. The sweet options were a bit disappointing. The mini donuts were very dry and tasteless. The chocolate covered nanaimo bars were not really nanaimo bars to us. The beaver tails were the best.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value1

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I like sitting at the quiet room.
Food: Lobster roll tastes great.
Overall it is a great experience.
Would recommend this to my friends.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was a memorable experience on our first visit to Vancouver! The menu was superb and elegantly presented. Our server was attentive, gracious, helpful, and tactful, appearing at opportune moments. This experience was a highlight of our trip.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

High Tea in an elegant setting with exceptional service! What more can I say.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

The themed high teas at the Fairmont never disappoint. This one was filled with Canadian delights and all of the food was well presented and tasted amazing. I like how the mini doughnuts came out with extra sauce. I look forward to the next theme.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Afternoon Coffee
Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went here for high tea about 5 years ago and it was amazing. Cannot say the same about this time. Pastry chef needs to step it up.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Celebrated our first year anniversary. We were given gluten free and vegan options as well since my wife has dietary restrictions. We even received a small cake saying happy anniversary which we though was pretty special. Overall a great experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Canada 150 theme was great.

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Some of the sandwiches can be smaller potion. Lobster roll can incorporate more lobster meat to taste in smaller potions. Tea needs to be hotter or the cream can be warmed up to room temperature so not to cool off the tea for drinking.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Had the Canada Day 150 themed tea set last week. I was quite disappointed as their tea sets are usually superb, but it was not that great this time - esp for that price. The lobster roll's bread was very dry and the bread to lobster ratio was off. The beaver tail was extremely dry and hard - not a good representation of our Canadian staple dessert. The chocolate covered nanaimo bar was overly sweet. The foie tart had no foie taste. Overall, the food was not great this set. I hope to go back and try the new one coming out in Sept.

The service was impeccable. Ambiance was fun too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
Food2
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 7, 2017

I particularly liked the 150th Canadian anniversary theme. Though I would have liked some smoked fish options more fresh berries and local vegetables. This time of year the vegetables and fruit are Bountiful. I would have liked that reflected in the food selections. Different carbohydrate selections possibly rice, corn or beans. I personally found too heavy in the breads. Though there was ample food and nobody left hungry. So thank you very much for the lovely day. And happy 150th anniversary. 😁

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The environment is quiet and comfortable though I miss the big sofas and piano playing up in the now lunch area last time I came for afternoon tea. The food is okay. But I dislike the buns and bread which are rather dry and too much. I was really disappointed with the lobster roll. I had a much better version of it in NS MacDonald a few years back. I had to take home most of the sweets. The herbal tea is refreshing and I am grateful to the server, Susanne, who mixed a new kind of tea for me. I ordered the Angel Mist Fall but it was not available. Susanne offered to mix some berries with the Kyoto Green Tea for a tea that resembles the Angel Mist. But I was surprised that Susanne forgot to give us the scones which I love. I had to ask her for them. Her excuse was my friend came late and so she forgot. Well, what an excuse. On the whole, I had a good time that afternoon at Fairmont.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Not impressed with the Afternoon Tea.
We do an annual birthday every year at various locations.
The special occasion was not acknowledged even though it was in the reservation.
The food was brought out too quickly. Rushed through each course.
The food was pretty much stale.
Disappointing

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was a great experience. A lot of thought went into the menu and the patriotic dishes were a lot of fun! The attention to detail was admirable - scones served in a wooden canoe, all provinces well represented. All the dishes were very well executed. Would recommend this to visitors especially, but just as good for us locals.

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