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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
British, Delicatessen, Canadian
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91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
+1 905-472-9927
Tue 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a delightful experience. Delicious food, attentive service and reasonable prices. Very small so definitely recommend reservations but definitely worth the visit to Main Street, Markham. Personally I recommend the Welsh Rarebit and it was nice to have a salad with actual vegetables not just a handful of mixed greens.

Thank Sue L
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great Service, great food and a fun time for a party of 8 for a high tea. It was also great that there was no rush - we took our time and enjoyed our time together. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely return again. Decor was very quaint and interesting. Thanks for a very special time.... More 

Thank Tracy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I am a very regular patron of this wonderful tea shop. I have been going here for over a decade with family and friends. The food is always fresh and beautifully presented. The service is exceptional. Everyone is treated like they are special. Recently my mom was not well and Adam was so kind, discreet and professional in assisting us.... More 

Thank Deborahveda
Winfield, Missouri, United States
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a wonderful experience.. A quiet spot on the main street for a cuppa' . Beautifully decorated in Victorian Style, with a great selection of whole leaf teas.

Thank Sid R
Hong Kong
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107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a wonderful cosy afternoon with family. Place is small and not that spacious so reservation is highly recommended. Also it is near another Main Street in Unionville (5 min away) so don't get confused. Parking is not easy but you can turn around the corner and there are parking lots around. The hours are quite short. On weekdays they... More 

Thank nickiBH
Witham, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What a find, an absolute gem. Perfect replica of an English tea with real tea leaves, food was excellent and Adam such a good host. Fancy his family from Ilford and ours from Essex England. Great great spot

Thank Graham P
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Living in Toronto, all the surrounding areas are busy. It was nice for us to stop by and enjoy a rush-free afternoon tea. We order two pots of herbal tea and order the sandwich and dessert trays (they are both in two-tier tray) that includes a variety of sandwiches, shortbread, fudge and scones. The scones were very good. We enjoyed... More 

Thank adhp02
Mississauga, Canada
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint little Tea Room on Main Street in Markham. Reservations def recommended as its a small place and always busy. We had the afternoon Tea 25.00 each which is a great value Includes a two tier tray of yummy sandwiches , two tier tray of baked goods.. Includes freshly baked scones with clotted cream imported from England along with jam,... More 

Thank Palmtreegurl2012
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

While the sandwiches we ordered were good, we had to pay $12 for a pot of tea for three. That makes $4 per cup of tea. A bit on the expensive side. Also, the air-conditioning is almost non-existent in this restaurant, and the décor is dated.

Thank pineapplepam
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I walked by it for years and never went in. Don't know why I waited so long to try it out. It was a great experience from the moment we entered until we left. Our host Adam was so gracious and helpful. We opted for the Afternoon Tea and it did not disappoint as did the tea that we choose... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Delicatessen, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: +1 905-472-9927

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