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White Heather Tea Room

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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
+1 250-595-8020
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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everett, wa
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend in Victoria told us about this place about 5 years ago. We come anytime we are in Victoria. Our experience has always been good. (I notice someone else complained about a change in ownership - but our recent visit was very nice.) In fact the owner came out to say hello at the end of our visit. No... More 

Thank tobyzeigler
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the White Heather twice before and was pleased with both the food and the service. I don't know if there has been a change in ownership but we went last week and were very disappointed with both. We made reservations for lunch, arrived on time and waited 50 minutes for a very ordinary soup and sandwich lunch.... More 

Thank Canadawestwoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super tasty afternoon tea. The best one I've ever had. Every little detail is being well designed. The ingredients mix together so well to deliver the amazing flavour.

Thank Nina C
Yellowknife, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The White Heather was recommended by a relative. We were totally smitten by the service - thank you Sherri (sp.?) - and by the excellent tea and mid-afternoon snack. Our arrival was after the 2:30 p.m. cutoff for lunch, but Sherri worked her wonders and voila - food was served with grace and goodness. The menu is interesting and inviting,... More 

1 Thank quadra1156
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Have been to this tea room three times in the past year. Each time I have been so pleased with the service, and of course, the food. Its too bad bad more people don't venture up from downtown to treat themselves. It is a small space, but has three tiered tea service, floral china cups, a delightful staff, and interesting... More 

1 Thank victoria_BCLeam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you love high tea then this is the place to go, and way cheaper than the Empress Hotel. Great food and cute atmosphere.

1 Thank loao
Shoreline, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We discovered this jewel of a tea room several years ago on a local's recommendation. Every trip to Victoria, we make it a point to reserve a table here. The Mad Hatter tea is simply delectable and you will not find a more fresh and exquisitely prepared array of delights than the Big Muckle. The food, tea and service here... More 

1 Thank Laura R
North Carolina
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was our second visit & we thoroughly enjoyed about half of the Great Muckle for two. The rest of it did us for another meal! The food here is very good & beautifully presented, service is lovely & the whole experience is a pleasure without the pomposity & expense of tea at "The Empress".

Thank SeniorTravelor62
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten tea at most tea places in Victoria and the White Heather Tea Room is by far the best so far. The service has been incredible. The food is all made fresh in house and is outstanding. The tea selection is excellent. And the price is unreal for what you get. Just remember to make a reservation in... More 

2 Thank BrainHitchHiker
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Skip the pretentious Empress High Tea at a high price and enjoy a wonderful tea experience in this local tea room! The food was wonderful, especially the baked goods and about everything is lovingly made on site. We had the Great Muckle Tea for Two (you need to read about it on their site). The owner's daughter served us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Jubilee
  • Neighbourhood: Jubilee
  • Phone Number: +1 250-595-8020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?