Fairmont Afternoon Tea

Indulge in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions – Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. For over a century, the world renowned Fairmont Empress has played host to England’s most beloved ritual – the taking of Afternoon Tea. Served in the timeless, sophisticated new Lobby Lounge, guests are invited to sip tea surrounded by century of history, art and character. Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress is truly memorable experience. Home of the Empress cake, which showcases an extra special customized chocolate developed by the Executive Pastry Chef AJ Thalakkat and experts in France, Tea at the Empress is among the world’s best unique tea experiences. To complement the house-made signature Empress scones, pastries, clotted creams and strawberry preserves with fresh lavender from the rooftop herb garden, are 21 of the finest loose leafs teas available. Featuring the original blend of The Empress Tea and the exceptionally rare Tong Mu Phoenix Lapsang Souchong blend, the tea list is completely ethically sourced and certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership. Live music plays softly in the background as an accompaniment to the sound of voices.


Available Tea Times:

  • served from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm (May 1 - September 30)
  • served from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (October 1 – April 30)
    -1st seating – 11:00 am /11:15 am/ 11:30 am / 12:00 pm
    -2nd seating – 1:00 pm /1:15pm / 1:30 pm / 2:00 pm
    -3rd seating – 3:00 pm / 3:15 pm / 3:30 pm / 4:00 pm
    -4th seating – 5:00 pm / 5:15 pm / 5:30 pm


Note: Tea service gratuity is included in the BC Ferries Vacations rate.


Adult $109.00 CAD *
Child $54.00 CAD *
* + GST. Prices per person.

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