The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

4.6
724 reviews
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English
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
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Traditional Afternoon Tea + Candlelight Tea
Time travel never seemed so luxurious. Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake to rediscover the attention-to-detail that defined a more elegant era. Celebrate special occasions with a selection of Artisan cheeses and sparkling wines. Toast to the picture perfect girls’ day with finger sandwiches, delicate desserts and morning mimosas.

Delight in quality time with friends and family in an atmosphere of high taste in every sense of the word. From the adornment of rose chandeliers to floral table clothes and teapots, Prince of Wales brings your whimsical garden party indoors. Our Victorian Tea Room and English delicacies are fit to be enjoyed by guests who appreciate regal treatment with an imaginative twist.
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KA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting with beautiful food selections and delicious tea. I had the every so creamy heavenly cream and my partner had earl grey. Very filling. We had one classic tea and one with cheese. Uneaten food can be packaged to take away. An extravagant treat!

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SM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Grace was kind enough to make a special plate for my husband who is diabetic and lactose intolerant. Awesome experience.

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had afternoon tea here. The ambiance is unbelievably nice. It is very picture worthy. Service was excellent. Our server (Spencer) was very knowledgeable and attentive. The have a very good tea selection and the food was very nice. It is more on the traditional side of afternoon tea. I would definitely recommend this place and I recommend booking it in advance specially for weekends.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a really pleasant experience. My date and I got to enjoy the high tea british style which was absolutely grand. Comfortable environment to coverse.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Such an incredibly friendly staff who will make sure everything is exactly to your liking. I would definitely recommend, especially for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. I know it was a big hit with my girl

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect place to go to celebrate my mom's birthday. We all enjoyed our self from the 13year old to the 94 year old. Everything was delicious.. And they were very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is not the first time we have been to afternoon tea at The Prince of Wales. It is always a lovely experience and this time was just as memorable.

The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The ambiance is an amazing step back in time. The decor is beautiful Victorian feast for the eyes. The food and tea were exquisite.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stop for Afternoon Tea every trip to Niagara-On-the-Lake. Amazing experience every time. Always a highlight of every trip.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The High Tea was a fabulous way to celebrate an 81st bday with the ladies of the family in a charming, elegant yet comfortable setting. The fine teas served in individual pots were a very special touch and the warm scones were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, accompanied by the butter, jam and cream. The silver serving trays and 3-tiered platters of baked goods made it all very classy. All the sandwiches and pastries were great.
The event is a little pricey, but worth the money for a special occasion. We absolutely loved the experience and will be back! :)

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! They catered to both the children and my parents. Everyone loved it. The experience is something they will always remember.

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful afternoon. Thank You to the staff who made us feel like royalty that evening. They were outstanding and so wonderful to us.. We will see you again for sure.

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t
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time doing the High Tea at Prince of Wales Hotel and we loved it! The whole experience was great and the ambiance was amazing. My daughter and I would recommend this and will probably do it again in the near future. The service, the tea, and the tasty food was wonderful. Thank you for making our first experience so enjoyable.

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S
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The High tea was great.
It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High Tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel is a very special experience! The staff does a lovely job and the tea and the treats are delicious!

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd time - always a great experience. Server was fantastic.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Samantha made our visit very special. Her patience and thorough explanation of the teas and its accompaniment was truly appreciated.

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. They always accommodate our likes & dislikes.

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very enjoyable experience! An extensive selection of teas! The little sandwiches and pastries were excellent!

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LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is a beautiful spot with lots of character. Our visit coincided with a special grandmother, daughter, grandmother getaway. We enjoyed the tea, pastries and sandwiches. It was a good spot for quiet conversation.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

I was disappointed in a thirty five dollar plain sandwiches with little flair or interesting flavour. Took a fried for birthday so was embarrassed. Always a pretty environment.

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VP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed the experience. The service was great. Jodie was very helpful and forthcoming. I must say it's quite pricey for the way the food taste. They could ump it up a bit for what is being charged.

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W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Server was friendly and nice when she came to our table. What we found was missing, was how often. We waited a long time after we were sat for someone to appear, then our order was taken and then no one for about an hour. We were not offered more tea, and would have loved a glass of water. We were done our tea and goodies for a long time before we were offered our bill and asked for water finally at that time. A little disappointed, I was very warm and needed a glass of water, and couldn't get our servers attention. Like I said when she did finally appear she was friendly no complaints there.

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AP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! What a truly wonderful experience from start to finish! I brought my nana here for a special getaway as we ate huge high-tea fanatics.
The tea selection is wonderful, I am usually an English breakfast/orange pekoe person but after smelling the Heavenly Cream tea I just had to try it! It was delicious and I drank an entire pot to myself. My nana stuck to her favourite, orange pekoe and said it was also amazing.
The food was very tasting and my goodness there was a lot of it! I think I probably rolled out of there after all the goodies we were served.
It was a beautiful atmosphere and we will definitely be coming back.
I must say what truly made our visit here even more special was our amazing server Grace. You sure hit the jackpot when you hired her! Outgoing, bubbly, and extremely
Knowledgeable, Grace provided us with an unforgettable experience ( and quite a few amazing photo’s - thanks Grace! )
I’ve already told a bunch of people bout our experience and they can’t wait to try it for themselves. We will definitely be back!!!!

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DG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afternoon Tea

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place to go for a unique experience. Many different tea choices and selection of sandwiches and pastries. Gluten free options were also DELICIOUS!

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived on time and were seated in front of a cozy fire (which was really nice because it was freezing outside) and we did not have to wait long for service. Our server (Brooke) was friendly, patient, and nice. Our food arrive in a beautiful service and organized in a way to make sure we knew which tea arrangement belongs to who, it was very nice. The tea was unique, beautifully prepared, and well arranged. The tea we chose (heavenly cream) was delightful in aroma and flavour. We had a nice relaxing time, eating and cutting in front of the fireplace it was like being in Downton Abbey, only comfortable.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. The tea was so delicious. Will be visiting again with my Mom.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I thought the waitress was capable but not outstanding. I was surprised that the black tea had the tea bag taken out. It didn’t seem steeped enough. Also, there were 3 people drinking that tea from one pot. I would have thought we might get a second one or we would each get one to our liking.

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AO
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my daughter to celebrate her birthday. We had a wonderful time. I will definately be back again

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AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a lovely experience as always. An amazing afternoon tea with the perfect atmosphere and AMA big service! Worth the drive to Niagara on the lake!

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved every bit of our experience during our visit! The ambiance was wonderful, it seemed like we had the best seat in the house (although every seat would have been just as good) and Olivia was awesome!

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent high tea selection of sandwiches, pastries. Lovely ambience. Superb service by Shannon.

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D
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We completely enjoyed our tea on New Years Eve. The ambiance is lovely. The peaches and cream tea I had was fantastic, a great recommendation by our server Grace as I don’t like tea.

We both added Kir Royal and my husband added cheese. Our server Grace was perfectly attentive. She took our picture and reheated our tea. Highly recommended.

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience. Our server Grace was amazing. We were looking forward to our afternoon tea experience so much and it was beyond our expectations. Beautiful tea selections, the food was lovely, and the atmopshere was dreamy. Highly recommend!

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

It’s a lovely setting with good service. Scones were delicious, but rest of tea service (food) was really only average.

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DC
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They didn’t honor our 8pm reservation even though slated to be open until 10pm.

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The afternoon tea was delightful for 3 old friends getting together to be spoiled.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This was I believe the ninth time we attended afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales. The ambiance of the Drawing Room never fails to please and so it has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. Unfortunately, there were disappointments with this visit. Two of the pots of tea served were barely warm. When we later requested a second pot (because two of us were sharing) it was a much better temperature. I would expect a "Tea Room" to have consistency in the temperature it serves the tea. Perhaps they need to start using tea cosies. The greatest disappointment of all, however, is that they appear to have replaced the beloved Devon Cream with Creme-Fraiche. The scones (which are still excellent) with Devon Cream were always the highlight of the tea, so I see this as a bit of a deal breaker for us. Sadly, if they continue with the Creme Fraiche I am afraid we will have to pursue a new venue for our holiday tradition. Finally, there were two vegetarians in our party and there was only one type of sandwich on the menu suitable for them. The hostess indicated that next time we should let them know at the time of booking. However, I don't recall any such option when booking online. If you have never before had Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales, then you should give it a try. However, if you have already done so before, I fear you may find that the quality of the experience has declined.

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L
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very good, service was just ok. Tea options very good. We had the Monarch Tea service option which had small plate of the local cheeses and a glass of sparkling as an addition.For 46.00, I thought the price was a bit high.

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I
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was negligible until we got to our table - then it was great. The food was okay. The atmosphere was nice - but we were placed at a table for four in a less attractive area. Overall - unless you are two or more than four you might get a less than desirable table.

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