Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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RAINCOVER AFTERNOON TEA
The rainy season is upon us, and what better way to beat those drizzly Vancouver days than to cozy up with a hot tea and delicious bites with Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver? Indulge in delectable savoury fare, scones and tasty sweets created by our in-house Pastry Shop.
If your tiny tot is joining, we offer a Children’s Tea featuring
kid-friendly sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats.

We are pleased to offer options catering to guests with specific dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, as well as dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan diets. Please notify us at time of booking and we will be delighted to facilitate.


Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions that would require us to adjust our menu. There is a 2 hour time limit for each reservation, if you have any questions or concerns prior to your visit please let us know.
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MARGARETH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea almost too much to eat but we managed. Great idea to allow boxes to take home excess food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was lovely! She was incredibly attentive

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for rating your recent Raincouver Afternoon Tea experience. It is an absolute pleasure to hear that the warm and attentive service of your lovely server was the highlight of your 5-star experience. Please join us again soon, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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Mistyped
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We had afternoon tea at Fairmont Hotel in Victoria so we expected something similar in Vancouver. The Raincouver theme was pretty unique (the raindrop shaped macaron was so cute), and I love the ambiance of the Umbrella room. I wanted to have Earl Grey Cream tea, but they didn't have one. I had Lavender Earl Grey tea instead and it was quite nice.

The service was not too bad overall but it wasn't outstanding either. One of the servers missed our table but checked on all other tables to see if everything was okay for some reason. I didn't take it personally but thought it was a little strange.

For the price, I'm not sure if it's really worth it. Some of the sandwiches were super dry and stale while some of the sweets were a bit too sweet and dry. If I get to stay at Vancouver Fairmont next time, I don't think I'll try the afternoon tea again.

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Mistyped, Thank you for visiting and for reviewing your Raincouver Afternoon Tea. You are right, our city’s often dreary weather forecast was the inspiration for a playful twist on a classic menu. I am very sorry to hear that the service was not attentive and the quality of the sweet and savoury delicacies failed to delight on this occasion. Please trust that we are actively seeking to improve these aspects of the tea service. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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AnnS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

But must check menu first. To have Bison and Venison in a Tea was very masculine! What happened to cucumber sandwiches with sprouts! Further, the scones were one scone and one bun. Not very satisfactory.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear AnnS, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea. You are quite right, this is not a traditional tea. Chef Peckham has taken our city’s often dreary weather forecast and used it as an inspiration for a playful twist on a classic menu. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the citrus brioche and blueberry scone, please trust I will discuss with the culinary team. I hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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WinonaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The theme for afternoon tea was interesting. Service was good. However , the food was very boring. Everything tasted like the same bread, the sweets were meh ( the rainbow cookie was the worst). The tea options are quite boring too ( the most common green, earl grey, etc). It’s not a worth for $65+ a person.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear WinonaW, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for sharing your feedback. We aim to create an escape of sweet and savoury delicacies and exquisite teas, and I am very sorry to hear that we missed the mark on this occasion. Your comments provide guidance as we evolve this service to the discerning tastes and preferences of our valued guests. I hope that we may provide you an unparalleled service in the future. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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vipJennifer
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The food was WAY too salty. The desserts were too sweet. This is my second time here and I was even more disappointed this time than the last. The service was good, and the woman serving us for very kind and attentive.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for joining us again for Afternoon Tea. While I am delighted that you enjoyed the warm and attentive service, I am very sorry to hear that the flavours of the sweet and savoury delicacies failed to delight on this occasion. Thank you for your feedback. Please trust that we see this as an opportunity to evolve our tea service to better serve valuable guests such as yourself going forward. Please join us again soon. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My waitress was very attentive. Good food. Good tea. Nice ambiance with the rain themed decorations. However I wish I was able to select more than one tea from the menu. But overall very nice experience! I would come here again.

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Linda1989
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My two daughters and myself all agreed we would definitely come back. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves !

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Linda1989, Thank you for joining us with your two daughters and for sharing your impressions of Raincouver Afternoon Tea. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family again very soon. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick, General Manager, Notch8

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AlyssaP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely LOVED everything at the tea. Fairmont generally seems to never disappoint me. I regret I can’t go often enough! Love Love Loved the whole experience!

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear AlyssaP, Thank you for joining us and for your delightful review of Raincouver Afternoon Tea. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you loved everything about the tea, we hope that you will join us as often as possible! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick, General Manager, Notch8

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vipCTBallet
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The amount of poor reviews is ridiculous. This place was amazing. The restaurant was fully decorated for the raincouver theme. And the service was stellar. We were well taken care of and the food was superb. Definitely value for the exquisite items you get. The main problem are probably the people eating at the establishment. I sat next to a table with two girls who kept scoffing at me and giving me dirty looks when I took a photo of my tea set. But then did it themselves. I was honestly quite mad at our neighbours the entire time. They got their food set and suddenly said they can’t eat seafood to the server. So they got extra sandwiches but they ended up eating their salmon and crab. How ridiculous it was. I noticed all the tables around us never really finished their food yet there’s so many low star reviews for this establishment, honestly I’m so confused. I think this place is doing everything correctly, the poor reviews just reflect on the type of people that expect royalty food served on a silver spoon. I’ll be definitely coming back.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear CTBallet, Thank you for joining us and for your kind words regarding Raincouver Afternoon Tea. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the stellar service and array of delicacies. We love when you photograph the whimsical treats, please share your photos with us! I am sorry that your neighbours affected the experience. Please connect with me directly upon your return, it would be my pleasure to ensure you are seated by any neighbours you wish. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick, General Manager, Notch8

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was way too loud during our sitting..

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea at Notch8 and for taking the time to review your experience. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies, I am very sorry to hear that your experience was compromised by the energetic ambience. I invite you to join us again. Please connect with me directly prior to your return, it would be my pleasure to make arrangements to provide you a more peaceful experience. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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Rikki2019
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful. Great food and service. Cool way to spend the afternoon.

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vipLila
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I felt we were rushed out and didn’t have enough time to finish our set. Our reservation was at 1pm but we were not promptly seated at 1 o’clock but were given the bill at 2:45 because our table was reserved at 3 according to the waitress. Overall food and tea was not amazing but the price is on the higher end compare to other tea places around town. I didn’t feel it was worth the money. The ambience and decoration was nice though.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Lila, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies for the failure to clearly communicate the seating times, we have taken steps to arrange to better communicate these details via OpenTable. I am very sorry that you did not leave with a keen sense of value, and hope that you will connect with me directly prior to your return, so that I may ensure your experience is unparalleled. Sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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vipLisa
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful and the service was spectacular. Each individual food item was good but only few were great- which is generally true with high tea. Overall this is a great special occasion spot.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Lisa, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for sharing your thoughts. I am delighted that you enjoyed the service and both the good and great treats. Please share with us which ones were your favourite, we would be delighted to hear! Thank you for your kind words. Please join us again soon, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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AnneH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

For the price, the value wasn’t there. We don’t eat meat. So, that may have been part of the issue. But, the selection of food was not very good. The service was fine. However, the ambiance was nothing great.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear AnneH, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. I am very sorry for the disappointment in the food selection. We are delighted to offer options to guests with vegetarian dietary preferences, it seems that there is opportunity for us to improve how we communicate this benefit to our guests upon reservation. I invite you to connect with me directly prior to your return, so that I may ensure your experience is unparalleled. Sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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Bdayboy64
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We attended the "Raincouver" themed tea on Sunday Feb 2 at 1 pm. The sweets were amazing. My share was gluten free and the sandwich bread was very plain and dry but the fillings were all delish. Loved the themed decorations and the service was outstanding (thanks for singing me "Happy Birthday"!). It's a little more pricey for high tea here than some other places in Vancouver, but you feel like a celebrity and the themes are done very, very well.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Bdayboy64, Happy birthday, and thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us over Raincouver Afternoon Tea. It is such a pleasure to hear that the sweets, decorations and service were highlights. Please trust that I will share your comments regarding the gluten free savoury's with the culinary team. Please join us again soon, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick General Manager, Notch8

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sayuht
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really special high tea. Definitely recommend. Service was fantastic! Wayne was wonderful.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear sayuht, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for sharing your feedback. I am thrilled that Wayne's signature attentive service ensured this experience was special. Thank you for your recommendation. Please join us again soon, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Yours sincerely, Brad Bilick, General Manager, Notch8

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CherN
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to many afternoon teas- this was mediocre at best. For such a high price tag the food could have been a lot better. There were a lot of doughy fillers that weren’t that good - this brought down the overall quality of the tea. I would not recommend this high tea with so many other wonderful spots it town.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on January 31, 2020

Dear CherN, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your feedback. It is important to me that you are left with a keen sense of value, excited to return. I would be delighted at the opportunity to discuss how we may adapt our service to meet the changing needs of valued guests such as yourself, and invite you to connect with me directly. It would be my pleasure to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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TeaLady
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and creative. Thank you to our friendly and awesome waiter. We had a lovely gathering.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear TeaLady, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for your kind words. How delightful to hear that the food and friendly service made for a lovely gathering. I hope that you will consider joining us again for our next themed Afternoon Tea, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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ShellyA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such tasty food with a whimsical theme - umbrellas, puffy clouds and cute rubber duckies all around. Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont ....Highly recommend!!!

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear ShellyA, Thank you for joining us for Raincouver Afternoon Tea and for sharing your positive perspective. I am thrilled to hear that the whimsy of the ambience and the decadent food were highlights of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon for our next themed Afternoon Tea, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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JTTC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

I had very high hopes for high tea at the Fairmont (image wise - it seems higher end, the nutcracker theme seemed very cute, it's the Fairmont!) but I left very disappointed.
The food was very average.
The tea itself was fine but we were only asked about water refills within the first 15 mins of getting our tea. With two pots of tea for two people, it's not like we needed refills that early on but still appreciated being asked. I thought that level of service was going to continue throughout, but our server never came back around to offer us a tea refill. We sat there for the full 1.5 hours and only in the last 10 mins did we manage to flag down our server to ask for more tea. Then he came by and left the bill and machine, and I had to tap and tear off my own receipt since he never bothered to come back around. Considering it is $79 per person pre tip/tax, it's at the high end for high tea and it def wasn't worth that price. I would not consider going back and would never recommend it. What a disappointment.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on January 31, 2020

Dear JTTC, Thank you for joining us for the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and for sharing your perspective. I understand that the food and service were not to expectations. I understand that you were surprised and disappointed. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies. I invite you to connect with me directly, it would be my pleasure to discuss how we may ensure a keen sense of value, indulgence and delight going forward. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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Bonvivant
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

First let me say it was ghastly. There aren’t enough negative words to describe. Secondly, and what matters most, is the chef very graciously made it right by comping our tea. A review is not necessary: we will never go back.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on January 31, 2020

Dear Bonvivant, Thank you for joining us for the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. Chef, myself and the rest of the team are grateful for your gracious feedback and look forward to the opportunity to make adjustments to our Afternoon Tea service to more precisely meet the dynamic tastes and preferences of our valued guests. I hope that one day we may have the pleasure of delivering you an unparalleled experience. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great date idea and experience.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea at Notch8 and for sharing your positive perspective. How delightful that you chose this setting for a date, I'm thrilled that you both enjoyed the experience. I hope that you will both join us again soon. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The notch8 at the fairmont hotel always sets their standards high. This nutcracker tea is no exception, the treats were beautiful & the staff is always friendly. Everything was fresh & we were checked on regularly. I do feel the price is a little on the high side compared to many other afternoon teas especially considering champagne/bubbles are not included. That being said the level of detail & the atmosphere of notch8 does surpass many other establishments.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that the beautiful treats, friendly staff and anticipatory service were highlights of your experience. Please connect with me prior to your return, it would be my pleasure to ensure that your experience is unparalleled. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Nutcracker Tea was extremely disappointing.
We weren’t sure if the bread was stale or dry. The deserts too sweet. The same tea leaves topped with hot water throughout the two hour tea.
The soup was however delicious and the service was very good. Not worth the money.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. I understand that while the soup was delicious and the service very good, the breads, desserts and tea service were not to expectations. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies for the disappointment. I invite you to connect with me directly, it would be my pleasure to discuss how we may ensure your experience is unparalleled going forward. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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CaroleM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience3

It’s high tea. Scones and desserts were excellent. The finger sandwiches though were disgusting. Soggy and been sitting in the fridge too long. I am re-thinking our afternoon tea spot. Not impressed.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on January 31, 2020

Dear CaroleM, Thank you for joining us for the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to review your experience. I am surprised and disappointed to learn of your dining experience, please allow me to express my sincere apologies. I would relish the opportunity to discuss how we may continue to be the Afternoon Tea spot that you look forward to returning to again and again and invite you to connect with me to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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Bosau
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was disappointing this time. The bread and pastries were overly dry that made some of us question whether or not the bread was stale. The desserts were too sweet and the food presentation was a bit plain for an Christmas event. The hot chocolate that started the meal was the best dish and after that everything went downhill. I have had better experiences at notch so I hope this was a one off. Other than the mouse king and the nutcracker on the table, I don’t find much representation or theme of this story in the experience

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Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Bosau, Thank you for joining us for Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. From your feedback I understand that the food and ambience were not to expectations. I am very sorry to hear this and for your disappointment. I invite you to connect with me directly, it would be my pleasure to discuss how we may ensure your experience is unparalleled going forward. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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gilbertA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience5

Poor quality food very sugary no tasting desserts just awful lovely room

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Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear gilbertA, Thank you for joining us for Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your perspective. I understand that while the ambience was lovely, the food was not to expectations and left you disappointed. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies. It would be my pleasure to turn this situation around, and I invite you to connect with me directly at your earliest convenience to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I would have preferred traditional high tea. When I think of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver I think of traditional high tea with more traditional decor and the standard high tea sandwiches, scones and deserts. The themed tea and the regular Indian theme at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver are losing the tradition, in my opinion. I would prefer traditional high tea. For the cost it was not the premium quality food, atmosphere and experience it should be. It wasn’t terrible but it was not Fairmont quality for the price.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear MaureenM, Thank you for joining us for Spice Merchant Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your insights. I understand that the theme was not to taste or preference, and that the food, atmosphere and overall experience were not aligned with expectations. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies for the disappointment. I invite you to consider our next themed tea, which I think you might be very interested in... Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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JanetD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I INVITED MY GRANDAUGHTER TO HIGH TEA AT THE NUTCRACKER TO CELEBRATE HER VISIT BACK HOME FROM COLLEGE IN TORONTO. ABSOLUTELY DIVINE TEA DAINTIES THAT WERE A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. THEY WERE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS AS WELL! WE EACH RECEIVED A BOX FOR SOME THAT WE COULD NOT EAT THAT AFTERNOON BUT ENJOYED LATER.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear JanetD, Thank you for bringing your grand daughter to Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and for so graciously sharing your feedback. I am thrilled that the beautiful and delicious tea dainties helped create the perfect setting to celebrate her return home for the holidays. I invite you to make it an annual tradition, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

on open table i had mentioned it was for my daughter celebrating her birthday and that there would be a slight mention at least on the dessert plate. nothing.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea to celebrate such a special occassion and for taking the time to share your perspective. I am very sorry that we missed this opportunity to delight you and your daughter. It would be my pleasure to turn this situation around, and I invite you to connect with me directly at your earliest convenience to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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MonicaJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

My family and I have been patronizing the Fairmont high tea for many years and this year, for the first year, we were disappointed. The savoury selection missed the mark as the selection was very unusual and didn’t taste ‘bright and fresh’ having muddied flavours. I was unable to discern the turkey and the salmon completely. The service was lacking as I had to ask for a number of things for our table. In summary I am not certain that we will return next year, perhaps selecting a different venue for our Christmas visit of downtown Vancouver.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear MonicaJ, Thank you for your loyalty, for joining us for Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your perspective. I see that the food and service were not what you have come to expect and anticipate over the years. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies for the disappointment. It would be my pleasure to restore your loyalty, and I invite you to connect with me directly at your earliest convenience to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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antieoverseas
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Came here with a girlfriend for our Christmas get together and had a really lovely time. The room is very pretty (although a little chilly) and the staff were excellent. The food was very creative and delicious. Would have been nice to have more tea and not just hot water in already steeped tea though. Overall very enjoyable.

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ChristieR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was quite good. However, it was a birthday treat for
my Mom from myself & my kids aged 11 &13. The hotel advertises a children’s tea option, but it was essentially the same menu with an added peanut butter / jam and ham/cheese sandwich. Most of the food was not appetizing to my kids who are not adventurous enough to try duck or sandwiches made of stuffing & turkey. The service was very good & they brought lots of extra food, just not food catered to kids. The Empress hotel in Victoria has a much more kid friendly tea. I did give them feedback & hope they amend the menu.

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear ChristieR, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to share your perspective. I am delighted that you have provided us the opportunity to adapt our menu to the changing tastes and preferences of our younger guests. It would be my pleasure to discuss how we might ensure an unparalleled experience for you going forward and I invite you to connect with me directly at your earliest convenience to discuss. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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misias
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The afternoon tea experience was STELLAR👏👏👏👏👏
The service was impeccable
The atmosphere so lovely
The food and tea perfection

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear misias, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea at Notch8 and for sharing your feedback. I am absolutely thrilled your experience was stellar, thank you for your kind words. Please join us again, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything is so nice!

Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to review your experience. I am thrilled that you have taken the time to share your positive impressions and very pleased to hear that your experience was so nice. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Bradley Bilick General Manager +1 604 443 1816

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so amazing; the food, the setting and the service was excellent! Very attentive to all the diners. Great experience, highly recommend.

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MichaelN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

We were quite disappointed in the offerings, having done tea at many other classy places in the past (e.g., The Empress in Victoria, Butchart Gardens, The Mark in New York, etc.). There was too much emphasis on cutsiness of presentation and not enough on doing sizable enough portions of fewer items that one could do more than a brief taste. (Also, too much emphasis on sweets.....though that might be just a personal preference and an age thing.)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Very disappointing! Some sandwiches were soggy and overall flavors were very muted and nondescript. Fruit cake scone was the only memorable bit. Too much sweet vs. savory. I really feel $79 was exorbitant for this bland unbalanced fare. In addition, presentation “tiered servers” looked forced and resembled homemade crafts. I really hope Fairmont reads these reviews and makes improvements, I could not recommend this experience.

The menu changed from Spice Merchant to Nutcracker theme and is still misrepresented on Open Table.

JS
JaniceS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This year’s theme was not executed nearly as well as last year. The presentation felt intrusive and blocked views of your companions. The menu was satisfactory but lacking compared to last year. The highlight was the marmalade and the fruitcake scone.

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Themed Afternoon Tea - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is rated 4.4 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

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