Afternoon Tea: Part of Niagara’s Luxury Experience

Have you ever felt like you belong in Downton Abbey, with the aristocrat elite sipping afternoon tea? In Niagara-on-the-Lake, this can be a reality. In this story, we’ll let you know everything about the best places in Niagara on the Lake for afternoon tea.

Not to be mistaken for high tea, which is an evening tea served with meat dishes, afternoon tea is the perfect activity between lunch and dinner.

There is so much to do in the Niagara region that you’ll want to take a break and indulge. We’ve got you covered with the most popular spots for afternoon tea in the Niagara region. All you have to do is pick one and make a reservation!


Afternoon tea is a major trend in the Niagara region. From Niagara-on-the-Lake to St. Catharines and everywhere in between, people are flocking to the tea rooms to experience luxury at its best.

It makes for a great setting for many different types of parties and gatherings. Bridal and baby showers have popularized this activity as well.

You can also rent out some tea rooms for large-scale events, such as rehearsal dinners.

Imagine hosting a gorgeous, classy wedding for your children in the heart of wine county. Wouldn’t it be perfect to top everything off with a rehearsal dinner at a traditional luxury tea room?

Afternoon tea has become increasingly popular. Therefore, reservations are required for many of the tea rooms.

The Best Places to go For Afternoon Tea in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest hotels host many of the most popular afternoon tea rooms. This town is known for its scenic and historic atmosphere, original heritage, and fine dining restaurants.

Indulge in the fine culture of this area as you explore what it has to offer. Take a break from sightseeing or exploring the local wineries, golf courses, and boutique shops and stop in for afternoon tea time.

The Drawing Room at the Prince of Wales Hotel

The best place to go for afternoon tea in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the Prince of Wales. It’s been voted the best place in Niagara by many destination websites such as Trip Advisor.

In this award-winning Victorian themed tea room, you can experience an afternoon of elegance. You’ll look out over views of Simcoe Park while you sip organic, fair-trade tea. Roses will surround you, and the smells of freshly baked foods will make your mouth water.

Served on fine china, guests can choose from a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries served on traditional silver-tiered stands.

The Hob Nob at the Charles Inn

Afternoon tea at the Hob Nob includes a selection of teas to soothe your soul while you enjoy time with friends and family. Sandwiches made with freshly baked breads are a staple. Fresh Canadian cheeses and house made scones are also top menu items.

The atmosphere in the Hob Nob is elegant yet casual. It’s conveniently located nearby the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, one of the oldest golf courses in North America. You can enjoy a round of golf and then relax at afternoon tea.

The McFarland House Conservatory Tea Room

Choose from a selection of 30 gourmet teas as you soak in the historic McFarland House. The beautiful gardens provide the perfect backdrop for this Georgian style manor and its elegant charm.

You will also enjoy homemade scones and other desserts while you sip your tea. Local wine is available for order as well.

If you’re looking for a relaxing environment to spend the afternoon, this would be a great idea. It’s located right on the scenic Niagara Parkway and is walking distance from notable lookout points.

Afternoon Tea Isn’t Just for Niagara-on-the-Lake
Afternoon tea is so popular for the Niagara region that it has spread outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you happen to be in one of the neighbouring cities of St. Catharines or Niagara Falls, you can still get a taste of class and culture with one of these tea rooms.

The Savoy Room in St. Catharines

Downtown St. Catharines is known for being an eclectic place. Tons of trending restaurants and shops pop up regularly. Among these trendy locations is the Savoy Room, the perfect place for tea time in the city.

Tiered stands made of fine china will present you with delicious snacks as you choose from a selection of herbal and specialty teas. Gourmet food choices include scones, sandwiches, quiche, smoked salmon, and sweet desserts.

If you are a vegetarian, there are plenty of options here for you to choose from. You just have to let them know when you make your reservation.

Queen Charlotte Tea Room and Restaurant in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls isn’t all just tourist attractions and casinos. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city in the Queen Charlotte Tea Room.

There are over 25 different teas to choose from, in many different varieties. Served to you steaming hot in a china teapot, you can indulge in the decadence of traditional England without the travel mileage.

British style food is also available, including soups, sandwiches, and fish and chips.

If you’re gluten free, and hate the fact that there’s nothing for you to eat at afternoon tea, you can rejoice. There are gluten free options available for you if you call ahead or let them know when you make your reservation.

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When you live at Upper Vista, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the popular afternoon tea spots. Enjoy elegant brunch at your own leisure, whenever you feel like it.

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