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White Lions Tea House

$$ - $$$
British, Canadian
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33 Westmount Drive North, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6B9, Canada
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Barrie, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It isn't for everyone...I get that. But I quite enjoy lunches with friends at White Lions Tean House. It's the type of experience Orillia needs more of. In a town where everywhere you turn you see people in camo clothes it is such a WONDERFUL breath of fresh air to be able to sit within the walls of a quaint,... More 

Thank FroYoAddiction
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice. The first visit was pleasant the waitress was great (even though the owner was constantly on her about our table.. Seems we asked for things out of order?) The iced tea was wonderful. We had desert and more tea. On the whole a nice experience. Our most recent visit was very different..30 days apart. We... More 

Thank Marissa B
Barrie, ON
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I had lunch at White Lions Tea House recently and have no complaints. The server was knowledgeable and great to deal with. The food was excellent and homemade. I have a gluten intolerance and for those that cannot eat gluten you know how hard it is to find a good restaurant that offers lots of gluten choices. Often times you... More 

Thank BandQ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to the tea room several times with different friends. The service has always been good, the staff most pleasant & helpful & the food has been delightful. If you go in the summer-I suggest you order the Strawberry-Kiwi Iced Tea. It is extremely refreshing and tastes as good as it looks. The scones are little morsels of... More 

Thank Susan B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I found out about this place about a year ago. After reading some reviews on Trip Advisor, I was afraid to try it. However, last week my wife and I decided to take a chance and go in for lunch. What a PLEASANT surprise. We loved it! The delightful staff and great food was not at all what I had... More 

Thank imsm
Washago, Canada
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Decor is genteel - mint green and florals. Art by local art club is focal point of walls. Large selection of quality teas served in china cups. Lunches and treats leave something to be desired. Baked goods never seem to be all that fresh and are skimpy in size and flavour. Something your miserly maiden aunt might serve because she... More 

Thank Lyndell O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I frequent the White Lion Teahouse and am never disappointed. Laurie takes the time to be sure to avoid food sensitivities and offers many gluten free options. The food is delicious and she has a wide selection of teas. It's a great place for lunch with friends, or a networking tea. Her lunch specials are fantastic! Misty in the kitchen... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Love this little tea house! Great selection of loose leaf teas, and nice home baking and I love the soup and sandwich combo. Would recommend this place for the ladies :)

Thank Alison L
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This tea house is very clean and attractive, the staff quite personable and friendly, the food is basic English ( no real English accents )

Thank Jim R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Met with some lovely, easy going friends here to celebrate a birthday on Saturday morning, with reservations made well in advance. The owner was very upset to see me come in because she had not set enough places at the table and had to get an extra chair. I didn't want to upset the party, and was made to feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
British, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Westmount Drive North, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
This teahouse opened several months ago and the lady owner has completely renovated the old restaurant site and made it completely bright inside, and very attractive overall. The food consists of soups, salads, numerous types of sandwiches, plus a hot entree each day, and of course numerous teas, and other drinks, plus home made desserts. Food is extremely good

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