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Tea for Two Downtown Montreal

Linda W. Feb 17, 2013 10:08 AM

I have always bemoaned the demise of the old lovely tea room at Ogilvy's. Do Montrealer's have a favorite place for a good cup of English tea and a nice selection of savory or sweets. My English friends are visiting. Help.


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    westaust RE: Linda W. Feb 17, 2013 12:24 PM

    Birks Cafe @ birks at square phillips

    I also think they serve tea at The Ritz since reopenning

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      InterFoodie RE: westaust Feb 17, 2013 01:00 PM

      The nicest place for tea with the grandest room is the Saint James Hotel.

      You can be served in the main room or the more private libary.

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        Linda W. RE: InterFoodie Feb 17, 2013 02:10 PM

        Thank you very much for your suggestion.

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        Linda W. RE: westaust Feb 17, 2013 02:10 PM

        Thanks for your suggestion.

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        catroast RE: Linda W. Feb 17, 2013 02:19 PM

        Nochochi is a modern and less expensive option

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          Linda W. RE: catroast Feb 17, 2013 02:28 PM

          Thanks, catroast. Nochochi looks like it may be the best choice as it is near the museum where we will go first!

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            catroast RE: Linda W. Feb 18, 2013 05:05 AM

            Also with famed tea service near the museum is Le Maitre Chocolatier

        2. hungryann RE: Linda W. Feb 17, 2013 04:22 PM

          Sorry to piggyback on this thread but I wanted to know which one serves the most traditional English afternoon tea and which place is most baby friendly? Also how muchdoes it cost at the Ritz or at Birks cafe? Is Gryphon d' Or still a good option?

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            chefjeannine RE: hungryann Feb 19, 2013 06:34 AM

            The last time I was at Gryphon d'Or was last Mother's Day and it was great. I've never been disappointed there.

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            chilipepper RE: Linda W. Feb 17, 2013 04:42 PM

            I hear Hotel Sofitel has nice high tea too, also close to the museum.

            1. Ruthie789 RE: Linda W. Feb 20, 2013 10:29 AM

              I have not been there, but have read about the tea service at the St. James Hotel. I would love to go there.

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