Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Afternoon Tea
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From September until November 18th, Notch8 Restaurant is pleased to present 'Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea'.

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
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Afternoon Tea
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Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea

September - November 18th
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Adults $59; Children $29.50 (ages 12 and under)


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(604) 662-1900
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Smart Casual
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What 272 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the enchanted forest afternoon tea. I requested an eggless menu for my daughter’s allergy on open table and was worried if they got the request. They had it prepared when we arrived. Very happy with the service. The place was nicely decorated and very cozy.

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CP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a cute theme and the food was delicious. All in all, a fun afternoon!

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The service was good, we were seated and attended to promptly but I felt the quality of the food was lacking and stale. While the presentation was lovely and the ambiance was nice it just wasn't worth what I paid for the experience.

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JT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Very disappointed. Definitely not worth the cost. No comparison to the tea at Fairmont in Victoria

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SU
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food wasn’t amazing tasting given the price. The Woodland high tea theme was cute. I would go to Secret Garden tea company next time, I liked it better.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Celebrated wedding anniversary- the experience was simply average. We encountered 3 severs, with 2 out of 3 friendly, helpful and happy. The tea and scones were delightful. While the desserts were “physically appealing”, we couldn’t finish more than half of the desserts because the taste just wasn’t there for us.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

For the amount that you are paying for high tea, the food was not up to it’s standard. We ended up leaving majority of the food, and just took a bite out of each thing. For that price I would definetly not recommend it. Although service was good, there are many other places better for the high tea experience. Seems like they were more focused on the theme than the actual quality of the food.

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TY
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was friendly provided excellent service. Tea was premium, food was delicious! My favourite was the marmalade. I’m not a huge fan of marmalade but this the best I have ever had!
Desserts were delicious the meringue mushrooms were a tad too sweet for me. The hedgehogs were my favourite. Overall loved my experience!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Interesting concept. Very cute.

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ambiance, service and food were all top notch.

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AG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love how they change the themes every month. It was the first time I was in the renovated space as well - it was really well done and the service is second to none. A lovely way to spend an afternoon!

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful setting, but felt a bit rushed. Food was mediocre in taste, despite the unusual flavour combinations and unique presentation. We've been going to tea as an annual tradition for years, and sadly this has been my least favourite.
You only get to choose one type of tea, and there weren't that many options to choose from compared to other places. The complimentary birthday dessert was a nice touch though. Server offered to take many pictures which was kind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. The food was really well made, I liked how they modified the menu for you if you didn’t like a certain item. The staff was amazing, kept checking up if you were ok, and was very welcoming. Thank you so much ♥️

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w
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only complaint would be that there were so many sweets! I wish I had known they provide boxes to take leftovers home.
The cherry in the black forest delight was deliciously complex. Fantastic!

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H
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Felt like we were in a fairy tale, inside an enchanted forest with beautiful atmosphere, adorable afternoon tea set (the desserts are just too cute to eat) and amazing service. I have been to their Silver Hollywood Theme and Great British Tea Party but this theme is by far my favorite! The idea behind it is so clever and just a great experience.

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SP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time going here for their Enchanted Forest themed afternoon tea. Getting a reservation at all was difficult but well worth it.
Service was exceptional, we were seated quickly and the server gave clear explanations on everything going on. The treats look small but we could not finish it all by the end of our almost 2 hour seating.

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S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cute Enchanted Forest themed high tea! Quite good for $59/ person! Brought my mom here and was not disappointed! Very well made delicacies! Sweets were not too sweet! Curry chicken savoury was excellent, but mushroom with truffle was my favourite! Definitely recommend! Themed high tea only until November 18!

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NW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Serge was lovely! Very accommodating! The atmosphere was great and very peaceful.

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JF
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The decorations were darling. The food was delicious and creatively prepared. It was difficult to eat everything because there was so much and it was filling.

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was hreat

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JM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our server was lovely, the presentation was as outstanding and the food was yummy. It is a higher price tag but the experience and presentation made the cost more palatable. The server was lovely however we did have to ask a couple times to get hot water for our teas. Other than that it was perfect.

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DW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for the Enchanted Forest themed afternoon tea. The service was what really caught my attention. All the staff members there were very attentive, polite and courteous. They would come and ask our teas to be refilled and provide us with more jam and butter with a smile on their faces. They gave us a good description of each of the courses and made sure we didn't have any food sensitivities or allergies. They were overall very warm and welcoming and it made the experience that much better. The dishes were presented very well and although a bit sweet at times, they tasted very good, especially the scones! Would definitely recommend this place for afternoon tea again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We went for themed afternoon tea. Service was friendly, fast and attentive. Theme was cute but not as many decorations as the advertised photos had. Savouries I loved, however the sweets were too sweet for our taste. Scones were delish. Overall would recommend for the experience only.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for a birthday brunch and we all decided it was the best brunch ever! The Enchanted Forest theme was amazing and so creative, from the decor to the food! Highly recommend and we are going again!!

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S
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We arrruved at 1236 for a 1 pm seating. The hostess Evangeline did not smile , was not friendly was ungracious and made us feel unwelcome. I said hi we have a reservation for 1 pm she said well it’s only 1230. Not even a hello would you like to sit inside. She just looked at me and so I said so we wait here. She said sit on the couch that was outside. She didn’t even say come back in 15 mins she was disnissice . At 1247 i approached her again and again no smile and she repeated your reservation is at 1 pm. I asked can we sit inside. She said go ahead and didn’t even direct me to where. I found her attitude to be poor for a hostess. I was shocked by her lack of professionalism.
Once we were inside three staff immediately asked if we needed anything. They were so friendly and attentive I enjoyed all the servers in the afternoon tea. They were engaging , fun , warm and friendly abs they even did a little birthday pkate up for me and offered to take photos for us.
I would have given a higher rating if I was received better by Evangeline The afternoon tea was delightful with the savoury sandwiches. The bread was a little hard. The scones were DIVINE but so filling. We could not finish everything and the server was really sweet to offer to wrap everything up. Thank you for making my day such a special one

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent flavour, very good quality tea and friendly service.
The theme is amazing, it feels like you are in a treehouse in the forest. Definitely recommend!!

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MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Tea, was indeed, enchanted. We felt special from the the onset. The menu and tea choices were well thought out. Presentation was whimsical and beautiful. The food creation was excellent with great attention to details like chocolate crush "dirt". We had a very enjoyable experience.

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SG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed Enchanted Forest Themed Afternoon Tea. The surroundings were very cozy and presentations were delightful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a different take on afternoon tea.

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LI
Seattle
271 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food and desig. Elements were wonderful. The o Ly negative is the little round pieces of white bread they place the toppings for the sandwiches on weee dried out and almost stale. As most who make teas know you have to keep the bread tightly covered as it can dry out quickly which both of our did for the regular and vegetarian versions of tea. The design elements are amazing for the theme and the room is very special. The photo is a lovely white chocolate topped “mushroom” and the mushroom portion is meringue.

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RD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Hi Tea! it was s charming was the best we have ever experienced!

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The waitress was wiping the table next to us with a dirty rag when she turned around to ask us if we would like to have our food packed. As we replied, she also asked if we would like our scone packed as well..and while saying that, with the dirty bright green rag in her other hand, she grabs our uneaten scone with her barehand and rotates it. I was too shocked and didn’t want to ruin the mood for my date, so I did not say anything. That was utterly disgusting. As she walked away with our 3-tier of food..our whole top tier untouched, she tips over our food and one goes flying onto the floor..to which someone else helps her pick up. If she handles our food like that in front of us, I can’t imagine what she did with our food while packing it away in the back. I could see sticky finger marks all over the brown take our box. I ended up throwing it away. That was a lot of food that was wasted and not even tried. Our bill came to around $150 because I still tip properly despite our terrible experience at the end. Ruined it. Ruined the food. Disappointed.

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JJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything tasted and looked gorgeous. Beautifully presented. Marmalade was a little bland and would have preferred a wider tea selection comprising of a traditional list and a modern flavoured lust.

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AB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delightful way to spend an afternoon sipping the tea of your choice and savoring the delicious sandwiches and sweets. We did not care for one of our tea choices, and the waiter switched it out without much ado. We were also surprised by a special glass of champagne from our favorite waiter, Wade.

The decor was wonderful, and the minute you stepped down into the room you felt as if you had entered a tea shoppe in England. The service was impeccable.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will repeat it the next time we are in Vancouver.

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FB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a perfect quiet interlude during a trip that enabled us to get comfortable and familiar with the city of Vancouver. We will happily revisit both when the opportunity allows - it was a perfect tea.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing time on my birthday here. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing and there was so much we didn't end up finishing it all and had it boxed to take home with us. The attention to detail was magnificent. I would definitely recommend this tea to anyone. It's a little bit expensive, but definitely worth the price for the experience!

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VS
Vancouver
69 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This Great British Tea Party was AMAZING!!! i love how the afternoon tea is situated in this private room of Notch8! every single corner was decorated with a British themed, loved it! The high tea itself was delicious.... the scones were one of the best i’ve had and all the finger sandwiches were all tasty, my fav being the roast beef one. desserts were lovely, the rolled cake is so cute and flavourful. all in all, it’s worth every single penny and so glad i made it to this themed in time!!!!

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My favourites were the Eton mess, Scones, Roast beef sandwich, Tuna/salmon bilini, and Lemon tart.

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VH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, great staff, wonderful food and ambiance

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FC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, interesting decor, tasty nibbles, excellent tea.
Had a wonderful time in this charming setting. Perfect for an unusual, afternoon date.

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BP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For a special birthday I thought it was great fun different experience to enjoy on our adventure holiday never done an afternoon themed tea outside England before would recommend this place to everyone visiting Vancouver

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