The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Afternoon Tea
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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WL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable afternoon Tea for 2. Our server Virginia was very attentive to our needs. We will be back!

MA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Victoria was helpful in selecting our teas as well as very attentive The festive atmosphere, the ambiance and the exceptional service have made this a yearly event

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience and great service .

J
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed ourselves this past Sunday. Everything was perfect, the selection of teas, scones with strawberry jam and Creme Fraiche, the yummy tarts and yes all the sandwiches especially the smoked salmon. We had a lovely table and our server was very friendly and helpful.

l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we love going here for afternoon tea. the food is always delicious, and different. the service is amazing, they are always attentive and friendly. would highly recommend for a nice afternoon

SR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

As no Tea for Two special coupon was in the local Advance, we did not know the special was not available on Saturday or Sunday. Reservations were made online with no mention that this was the regular price. In our opinion the Manager could ha e reduced the bill as we are locals and frequent the Restaurants in the Hotel.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience.

CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience, great tea selection and warm scones. The service was wonderful and they accommodated us in the front solarium. We loved the Christmas decor

JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The staff and ambience was outstanding! Truly a beautiful experience to have with my daughter. The two for one special made it affordable and a special treat for her. Will come again!

CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Hostess was very unfriendly. No smile on her face. She definitely didn't make us feel welcome. Also, needed milk...told hostess as server wasn't around. Hostess went into the kitchen. She said she told our server. We waited quite a while for more milk.
My 9 yr old granddaughter wondered why the hostess couldn't bring us the milk. Service not the best

BC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbeatable atmosphere and service! Highly recommended.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having tea in the drawing room is a great experience. Highly recommended to all.

KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed another lovely afternoon tea in The Drawing Room at The Prince of Wales Hotel. We took advantage of the two for one special and were treated to tea, fresh scones and a great variety of sandwiches and desserts. We appreciate our server Samantha and the fact that she remembered our visit from 2018. All in all, a great experience!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Food was sub par. Not like previous years

JK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Loved that they added a new room and the afternoon tea here is always wonderful. However I preferred the turkey salad sandwiches better than the new egg salad and salmon sandwiches.

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was beautiful. The only thing I didn’t like was smoked salmon sandwich. This has been changed by prior visits

g
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I go a few times a year , we love it!

M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I think you need to make it very clear to your customers that you no longer do 2 for 1 special in November during Saturday’s and Sunday’s. And that the special is only valid for Monday to Friday. I was in for a big surprise when I paid the bill. Not too happy about this.

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

We made reservations for the high tea weeks in advance for my mother's birthday. When we arrived, we were seated near a window that was quite drafty, which made us feel uncomfortably chilled the entire time. The service was good however, the food was less than desirable. The bread used for the finger sandwiches was stale and all three of us became ill within two hours of eating. The hotel itself was beautiful however, I would not eat there again.

TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

We went for the candlelight tea...we were really disappointed there was no candlelight. Which kinda was the whole point otherwise l could of went in the afternoon. Music was loud and really not appropriate for candlelight (even though there was none) tea.
Overall would not reccomend it.

L
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

This was a girls’ getaway weekend and our first visit to Niagara OTL. This was a nice experience but definitely overpriced. Not sure I will do again. Service was very slow. We heard other tables complaining about it as well. I just would have expected a little better for the price. Also thought there would be some history available to read about, but there wasn’t...not even an explanation from the waitress (about anything). Overall a positive experience for me, just not overwhelmingly so.

RA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stunning room with exceptional staff. Beautiful teas and food, exquisitely presented. It was marvellous ❤️

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful experience. Loved it and would do it again. The sandwiches tasted precut and refrigerated but overall beautiful place, perfect setting and great service. Will definitely do it again

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy high tea in the Drawing Room, a wonderful treat!

CC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our afternoon tea experience was delightful! The area was decorated for Christmas already. An amazing way to spend the afternoon.

RW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The food portion was skimpy; a super slim slice of cucumber on the sandwich; smoked salmon sandwiches aren’t very popular- wrong thing to serve at a tea; the sugar cookies were as hard as can be!!! No chai tea available- was on back order.
Service was fine
Would not recommend....wondering if they change their portions/variety due to November being 2for1???

AS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The high tea service is always impeccable. They are accommodating to food needs, silly questions etc. the ambiance is the best I’ve seen in a tea room, this far. The food and teas are very tasty. We try and make it a few times a year, and always impressed.

KF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent evening for high tea! Food was delicious and service excellent.

b
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was wonderful, she was from st. Catherines

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed tea and the service. We felt that the lighting was too bright. Please dim the lights.

MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I appreciate the service, i was hosted by samantha who provided an amazing service.

t
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

The Prince of Wales Hotel has an "oh la la" reputation, therefore most would think the high tea experience would be out of this world unique.
I can honestly say not the best tea room I've been too, it would rate a 5 out of 10 overall which would have nothing to do with the food, but the service excellent.
The tea also excellent.
The ambiance lovely but of course it's an old hotel and you can see there needs to be major up grades on the building it self as it looks tired and yearns the need to be restored.
Our table was wobbly, kind of annoying but I was okay with that, it was the food I was disappointed in. The sandwiches, not as fresh as they should be, not as original as they should be.
The cucumber was barely visible, the cream cheese pretty much non-existent. The smoked salmon sandwich, okay if you like smoked salmon, perhaps this should be a question asked, as our's were left behind only half eaten. The turkey sandwich was uneventful, tasted like my sandwiches I'd make myself as a young school girl for my lunch. The egg salad, bun was stale, egg salad very lean, more bun then anything, not fresh at all so that was a turn off.
The scones again I felt not as fresh as they should be, hard and not warmed much at all.
The cheese addition was very nice, but the crackers could be more original, I have better crackers at home for lunch when cracking open a can of soup. But the cheeses all excellent.
The desserts again non eventful, not wow factor by any means. I think they need a pastry chef to prepare certain pastries exclusive for The Prince of Wales.
Again overall nice but by no means WOW factor considering it's "The Prince of Wales" , if they can not knock it out of the park to make this experience more unique, I would not recommend, I am a foodie and it's got to be perfect and good every single time.

C
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my favourite thing to do in NOTL I recommend it to everyone

LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful, I just notice the edges of the bread on the sandwiches are a little dried out from not being properly covered

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Very disappointing tea. The one thing I always admired about the tea for two is that you get the exact same tea service items as the regular tea, until this month. The turkey salad was replaced with a pathetic egg salad on a mini bun. As if that weren't bad enough, there was virtually nothing on the bun but a dab of egg and the buns were stale. The scone, which is supposed to be the highlight of the tray was horribly over cooked and dry. The sandwiches were much smaller than the regular tea and a new one, salmon was introduced. As I am allergic to fish and did not know the menu had changed, I was very disappointed. The mini goat cheese bagel was replaced with a cookie? Not sure why that happened. Please, Please bring back the items mentioned and serve the tea for two patrons the same portions as the regular tea menu. Very disappointing from the Prince of Wales.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful afternoon tea experience in a beautiful setting.

B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful reminder of a time gone bye
Beautiful location and a very elegant setting
Afternoon tea was not a disappointment. Loved every minute
Thank you

LD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great time at High Tea. Delicious food - the scones are amazing, friendly staff, and we love the ambiance. The tea for 2 made it very economical as well!

CF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as always. Great food, superb atmosphere.
thank you

JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the perfect ambiance for afternoon tea. Our server, Grace, was very friendly, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Can’t wait to go back again!