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Turner Pavillion Teahouse @ Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON

Turner Pavillion Teahouse @ Royal Botanical Gardens

4.5
4.5
293 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
Surrounded by Hendrie Park‘s innovative Rose Garden, the Teahouse offers an ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying a light snack and a cup of soothing tea.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Burlington
  • Cross Street
    Parking is in the Main Centre Parking lot, not Cherry Hill Gate.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 293 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Halton

    Best Ambience

  • Halton

    Great for brunch

  • Halton

    Vegetarian-friendly

293 Reviews
  1. SusanS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The presentation is beautiful. Service was fantastic. Foos was delicious in a beautiful atmosphere! Definitely will return.

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  2. Barb

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to have tea with three friends. One of our group had dietary restrictions, which I had mentioned prior to our reservation time. These restrictions were accommodated wonderfully. We had an excellent time and we will be back.

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  3. CatherineR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed wonderful tea, finger sandwiches, scones and sweets. All were delicious! Tea could have been a tad hotter but was delicious just the same. I would highly recommend this beautiful location for afternoon tea!

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  4. Jessica

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Took 45 min before we had just our tea on the table then more time before food arrived. And we had a reservation (which made no difference to the wait time apparently). Food decent - limited tea selection.

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  5. Smiller

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our arrival started out OK. However we were quickly forgotten when a group of bridal shower guests arrived - about 10 of them that had reserved so they were completely expected. Poor service planning meant we then had to flag down the front entrance greeter to get service. Our server literally disappeared to cater to that party. So service for us was non-existant. Now for the food, it was barely OK. Sandwiches were only OK. The scones were great however the top layer of small desserts were stale. The Madeleines were chewy and the macarons not the best as they are one of my favourites. All in all we were not satisfied. My husband had asked for a cupcake with a candle in it for my birthday on arrival and had to repeatedly chase down the greeter to get this when we were about to leave. The cupcake was inedible - stale and icing hard - yuck. We will not recommend this tea house which is priced moderate to high in our opinion. Overpriced in my husband's opinion.

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  6. DianeH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Except for running a little bit behind we had a lovely high tea ~ we will definitely go again. The gardens are so beautiful.

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  7. PetrV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, lovely music, and an amazing atmosphere. Me and my friend got the scones and they were delicious (and the clotted cream was incredible as well).

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  8. AllieD

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation at 1 pm and were seated at 1:45 pm.  they seemed understaffed, and although the servers were very pleasant and did a good job, they really didn’t seem able to move along some of the tables that weee lingering.  the food was good and it’s a great location but we were with my in-laws were in their mid-80s and they struggled to stand by the door for 40 minutes waiting for a table. Ruined overall experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place! Service was very impressive. The ambiance is wonderful and the food selection was delicious! I will definitely be going back!

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  10. CanadianEh

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Grandma took granddaughter and two friends for Teddy Bear Tea ( I had the Cream Tea). Staff were wonderful with three excited youngsters. We were warned that window table would be warm from the sun but we chose it anyway (yes it was warm! - window shades might be added?). Substitution was readily made for ham and Brie sandwich for Halal diet. The cucumber sandwiches and mini cream puffs were the favourites. The girls loved the beautiful dishes and behaved carefully. Since my last visit (with adults) in August for Afternoon Tea, time for food to be served has improved greatly (I was a little worried about impatient children but very timely). The beautiful china teapots have been replaced by Sloan teapots with stainless steel insulated covers. Some ambience lost, but the tea stays hot! The smiles in my photos say it all! (Sorry I can’t post them for privacy reasons)

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  11. ElizabethW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tea room in the rose garden. Our server was great.

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  12. MarkC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service! Highly recommended for a lovely meal.

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  13. JoanneM

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi Tea tower was delicious and nicely presented and we received good recommendations from Will regarding tea choices. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Even had the Executive Chef from RBG stop by our table for a few moments. Will definitely return !

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the experience of the afternoon tea. The location is lovely. The atmosphere was charming and quiet. I was disappointed with the scones. I didn’t like the dense fruit scones and I didn’t like the dry plain scones. I would have preferred a fluffier scone with the consistency of warm bread. All other components of the tea were good.

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  15. JulieD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived for my mother’s 89th birthday luncheon. Our reservation was for 2 hours, we received our tea about 50 minutes after we arrived. We were one of 3 tables. At about an hour and twenty minutes in I had to ask the server for our food as my mother was getting very hungry. The high tea lunch plate was good but for $40 was a on the skimpy side. Having done high tea at numerous other tea rooms it was what I would call rather weak in the set up. The signage to find the place was non existent and it was a long way from the handicap parking to the tea room The servers were very nice, but, I would not recommend this tea room to anyone.

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  16. ConnieC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family was here the first time and was a beautiful experience. Ambiance was relaxing and peaceful. Everything was tasty and service was super. The attendant at the Pavillion was very attentive and accommodating to our party with a tiny person and vegan requests (we did ahead of time). I would love to come back on an afternoon date or a girlfriend get together.

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  17. EvelynK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious assortment of finger sandwiches, scones and companion spreads, and dessert items, all beautifully presented with accents of fresh fruit.

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  18. HollyO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surrounded by nature, lovely little place tucked into the RBG gardens. We ordered a proper tea service. The sandwiches, and desserts were delicious, a little pricey, but left feeling satisfied and with a few leftover desserts.

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  19. OksanaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It's beautiful place to have cup of tea, but it's not about dining. You need to eat somewhere before coming there.

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  20. Saladin

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was beautifully served and prepared. One of the orders was particularly large, and we made the suggestion that it be halved and served with a salad. The suggestion was received politely. The ambiance was energetic, audible and great fun. I will make a point of returning to this restaurant as it was delightful.

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  21. CarolynR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our lunch and the service was outstanding, however the noise level was extremely high and made conversation almost impossible. There was a large group that was very noisy.

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  22. SamanthaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent but overpriced. The smoked salmon was AWEFUL

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  23. Bobbit

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tea House at the Turner Pavilion is lovely. The decor is sweet and quaint. Service was wonderful. The food however wasn’t anything too special. The scones are very dry and crumbly as were the Madeline’s. We were at the end of the day so I guess that could be why.

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  24. Cheche

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my Moms Birthday at the teahouse. Outstanding customer service! Great ambience and delicious food. Thanks Kelly! We truly appreciate the attention you gave us throughout our time there.

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  25. BrendaP

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a friend’s birthday. I have celiac and notified them in advance. I have many choices. Had the royal tea. Lot of food. Great venue and good service. Would go back !

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  26. GuyD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The RGB Afternoon Tea was excellent. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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  27. Sparky

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a delightful relaxing time. Food was good, well presented. Waitress was delightful A bit cool with the door opening next to our table I think that was an entrance and washroom. Door did not fully close letting in a draft.

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  28. Smiller

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional location. Value was ok but not over the top. Food good just not exceptional. I have crazy high expectations though for an afternoon tea. Perhaps most would find great. Found desserts lacking on top tier.

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  29. MommyBear

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait was much longer than expected. We were told open table takes more reservations than they can accommodate. Some food items were already over by the time we got the table. Staff was polite but considering the caveat of only “10 min grace mentioned on the booking”, reservation experience through open table was sub par.

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  30. LeanneS

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was dry and bland. I would not recommend going, as the cost was very expensive for the quality. Staff was great and good service. But the food was very disappointing.

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  31. LyndaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, beautiful place. not noisy so we could hear without raising our voices.

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  32. ABreviewer

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and service was excellent. Tea and offerings were fresh and delicious. There is a draft over the large table and 2 (out of 5) of us had to wear jackets the entire time unfortunately.

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  33. TessS

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time. Service was good. We would come back again.

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  34. Gert

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Special way to celebrate our daughters’ birthday with friends!

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  35. SamanthaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The room itself is beautiful and has interesting decor pieces. Our server was really friendly and we had a great time

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  36. KateC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful and delicious experience. The views of the gardens, even in winter, were lovely.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Granddaughter bday

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  38. AllisonM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely fabulous! I loved it, and will recommend it to everyone.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Orzo salad was delicious; generous portions and friendly service from Victoria and Chris.

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  40. AliciaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience! So grateful for the gluten free option!

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FAQs

Turner Pavillion Teahouse @ Royal Botanical Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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 17 times today
Google Map for Turner Pavillion Teahouse @ Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON L7T 2E8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Parking is in the Main Centre Parking lot, not Cherry Hill Gate.
  • Neighbourhood
    Burlington
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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