Fodor's Expert Review Fairmont Empress Hotel Tea Lobby

Downtown Victoria Restaurant–Sight
Victoria's most elaborate and most expensive afternoon tea is served, as it has been since 1908, in the ornate lobby of the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The tea is the hotel's own blend, and the cakes, scones, and crustless sandwiches are prepared by some of Victoria's finest pastry chefs. As you face the bill of C$75 per person (C$105 if you include champagne), remember that tea here is more than a snack; it was, historically, a way to keep civilization alive in this farthest outpost of the empire. Seatings are daily from 11 am to 5:30 pm. Children under 12 pay half-price.
Restaurant–Sight Historical Service $$$$

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721 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 1W5, Canada

250-389–2727

www.fairmont.com/empress

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