Tea Photos: Tiffany Shum
Dear readers, If you’ve recently binged all of Bridgerton, and are ready to treat yourself to a decadent and splendid afternoon fit for an aristocrat, then make haste to one of these wonderful afternoon tea establishments.
A chic eatery inside the luxury Holt Renfrew Department store, Holts Cafe offers seasonal and specialty themed afternoon teas throughout the year.
Windsor Arms Hotel
The Windsor Arms Hotel has been serving afternoon tea since 1927 and includes hand-crafted pastries, traditional tea sandwiches, English scones, and a variety of preserves.
Omni King Edward Hotel
Afternoon Tea has been a King Edward tradition since opening in 1903. Offering finger sandwiches, scones and of course sweets, this long-standing Toronto social tradition is a special way to spend an afternoon.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Fairmont Royal York has followed the time-honoured tradition of serving Afternoon Tea since its opening in 1929. Enjoy warm scones, savory sandwiches and fine pastries, complemented by LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas.
The St. Regis Hotel
Afternoon Tea is an iconic St. Regis Ritual, and became a favourite pastime of ‘The’ Mrs. Caroline Astor, who adopted the tradition at The St. Regis New York in the early 1900s. This tea service includes a curated selection of fine teas including a bespoke blend made exclusively for the St. Regis Hotel, Midnight Blossom which pays tribute to Mrs. Astor.
The Shangri-La Hotel
The Shangri-La Toronto is an upscale, Asian-inspired hotel, offering seasonal and themed afternoon tea in their lounge. This service offers premium teas and a five-star selection of wines, cocktails and spirits. The lounge features two-story windows, large scale paintings, a roaring fireplace and an Italian handcrafted Fazioli piano.
The Four Seasons Hotel
Fall in love, one delicious Boulud bite at a time, with d|bar’s Afternoon Tea. This time-honoured tradition is served with a selection of premium loose-leaf teas, savories and sweets.
One of the city’s newest hotels, W Toronto is close to iconic galleries, sophisticated shopping, and world-class dining. They are currently offering a beauty inspired afternoon tea in the Living Room.
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