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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
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank WorshipDude
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to talk my husband into the tea experience but he ended up saying it was one of the highlights of our trip to Victoria. We had the Big Muckle and everything was fresh and delicious. We could not quite finish, but everything was wrapped up beautifully and stayed fresh until we got home to Seattle. We had a... More 

Thank PickyInSeattle
Hillsboro, Oregon
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Read all the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to try this with my niece. The White Heather had a nice selection of tea and sandwiches the deserts were quite nice. The restaurant has all the qualities one looks for, tables with nice linen clothes, beautiful china lovely atmosphere. My niece and i had a wonderful time. We made reservations. We... More 

Thank mlpe1960
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This delightful tea room is a welcome alternative and better value compared to the more expensive Empress. We had the Big Muckle Tea which was delicious and more than enough food for the two of us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a nice selection of teas to drink. Located West of downtown Victoria; we got there... More 

Thank ConstantTravelers
Victoria, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

3 women and a 5-year-old for lunch. We ordered the Not-so-wee tea for 3 people as we thought the Big Muckle would have been too much food for us. We had been here before; so we knew that we wouldn't be able to eat it all. As it turned out, we still had to doggy-bag the leftovers since 2 of... More 

Thank Foodie_from_Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband, sister-in-law, and I surprised our moms with a late Mother's Day tea. All of us had the Big Muckle and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and helpful - especially with my food allergies. They made our day a truly special outing for all of us. It felt good to be able to eat the food... More 

Thank summersolstace
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been here a couple of times now for tea and it's always amazing. I like that you have a few different options for how much you want depending on how hungry you are. The scones, short bread and fresh baking are top notch and delicious. Service is also great and love the homey cute atmosphere.

Thank Suzanne M
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I took two friends to the White Heather Tea Room for High Tea. We had their Big Muckle Giant Tea and it was wonderful. I have been to the Empress hotel for High Tea but enjoyed the White Heather so much more. The cost was half the price and the goodies were excellent and just... More 

Thank Leona M
Spokane, Washington
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this after reading the reviews. It was amazing with great service and a delicious tea. We tried the big murkle and lots of great tastes. We could not finish it and took the rest to go. I'm glad we didn't go to the overpriced Empress and tried here instead. You need a car as its not... More 

Thank kta99
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I spent a delightful afternoon enjoying high tea at the White Heather. Our knowledgeable server, Carrie, gave us lots of information about tea customs. Clearly tea is her passion. The sandwiches and pastries were delicious. We ordered the "Big Muckle" and couldn't finish it all, even though we had skipped lunch & it was close to dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?