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Zengarden Jun 9, 2007 05:59 AM

I am assuming that the Fairmont in Ottawa would offer afternoon tea. Are there any other places downtown that I can consider for weekday tea?

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    yow yul Jun 9, 2007 07:16 PM

    I've been to 3 places. Depends on the atmsphere you are looking for...

    At the Chateau Laurier in Zoes Lounge - surrounded by windows overlooking Wellington St. served daily - silverware and china with 3 tiered plates - large tea caddy is wheeled around and you can select your loose leaf tea. 3 types to choose from - Traditional Afternoon Tea, Canadian High Tea or Champagne Tea. Full menu and prices which range from $25 to $50 can be found here http://www.fairmont.com/laurier/GuestServices/Restaurants/ZoesLounge.htm

    The more affordable option is Tea Party ($10) - artsy atmosphere - huge selection of loose leaf tea. The food is fresh and tasty and large portions. Strangely the scone has to be ordered as well as the afternoon tea.
    http://www.ottawaxpress.ca/food/food....

    15min drive from downtown, there is also the Moorside Tearoom at the Mackenzie King Estate - can also enjoy on terrasse in beautiful surroundings of the Gatineau Park, food is okay (serve the traditional scones, clotted cream and jam, sandwiches, tartlets - but it's being able to walk around the wooded area, trails and lovely gardens and getting fresh air before sitting down that I like. The Estate was the summer residence Canada's 10th prime minister.

    Please report back as to where you end up

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      PaulV Jun 9, 2007 05:52 PM

      I'd recommend the Chateau Laurier. It's been a few years since I've been there, but I preferred the afternoon tea there to what I had at the Empress in Victoria.

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        TravelToEat Jun 9, 2007 07:19 AM

        I *think* you can order high tea at the Tea Party on 119 York Street (Byward Market)... I've only been to Zoe's at the Chateau Laurier myself...

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          Zengarden Jun 9, 2007 03:32 PM

          Thank you very much. That's very helpful.

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