We were looking so forward to this little hideaway. What a disappointment! Maybe we picked the wrong day because our quiche was cold and soggy. Pastry on buttertarts was too thick although filling wasn't too bad. The salad did not seem fresh. Our pot of tea was fine but we would not bother to return. The owner seems to be quite disorganized.
I brought my mom and aunts for a birthday lunch here and we had the "Harbour Tea" package. What an amazing afternoon! Great tea selection! The veggies/dip/sandwiches were outstanding and a nice variety, better than I had in England! The lovely, fluffy scones at the end were out of this world and my aunts are still talking about ordering the butter tart squares for family holiday parties. Very friendly owner and she works so hard to make everyone's experience outstanding (baking AND serving!). Definitely recommend and will return.
Came here for lunch with my mom. So delicious! Had mango chicken salad. Not disappointed. Excellent tea selection. The best was finishing lunch with scones with cream and jam. Definitely recommend and will return. Very friendly owner treated to good service. Felt at home. It is a must stop place if you ever in bronte area of oakville.
I stopped in at The Tea Room yesterday, and had a great light lunch (the mango chicken wrap was incredible) and a perfect pot of tea...and of course I had to try the shortbread and a scone which I took with me in the car and naturally they were both gone by the time I arrived home! Delicious!
As a financial advisor I often look for original places to meet with clients for financial reviews. Recently I discoverd a charming place in the downtown area of Oakville called the Tea Room. This unique place offers a charming atmosphere with a great selection of loose tea options combined with a selection of home made food and desserts. The loose tea method was new to me and my clients loved it. It's a nice change from the usual Starbucks or Tim Hortons. Service was great and the price is very fair.
Over all the experience is a hit with clients and I love it too!
CAP Financial Group.
The Tea Room has long been a favourite of mine. As a tea lover, I find the selection of teas fantastic and enjoy trying a different one each time I visit. The luncheon menu offers a variety of delicious foods to choose from - a favourite is the home made soup and the turkey wrap. But always save room for dessert - they are fabulous and the scones (to die for!). More than that - the service is so friendly, its like visiting a friend's house. A wonderful place - personal favourite!
Last week I took advantage of a rare child-free day to go for lunch at The Tea Room with a good friend. I'm very glad she introduced me to this little gem! The place feels a bit cramped when you first walk in, as the tables are very close together, but once we got started on our meal we didn't really notice the tight space any more. On the day we were there, the owner was running the place single-handed (and it was busy), but the service never got slow enough to be a problem. And she was very quick and obliging with requests like extra hot water in our teapots and extra jam for the scones.
The lunch menu is a pretty standard soup/sandwich/salad selection - nothing to make you go "wow," but good. I had the grilled cheese and ham sandwich, which was very tasty, although a trifle bland - it could have benefited from a dab of zesty sauce of some kind. My friend had the BLT wrap, which she said was excellent.
The tea menu is extensive, and well worth a read. I ended up choosing the Buckingham Palace Garden Party, a black tea blend that was absolutely delicious - I hadn't had it before, but I ended up drinking 2 pots of it over our 3-hour lunch! (That was another thing I appreciated, we never once felt rushed to finish our meal or clear our table, even when we lingered over our tea for an hour after dessert.)
Ahhh, yes, dessert. The best part of a tea room, and well worth making room for at this place! The homemade scones are fabulous - solid but light, with a buttery, flaky texture that still manages to stay together long enough for you to slather on the real Devon cream and strawberry preserves for the full taste experience. Mmmmm! If it weren't for the scones, I would have rated the food a 3, but they definitely bumped it up a notch. I noticed as we were leaving that they also had a selection of home-baked lemon squares and shortbread - something to try another time!
All in all, it was a lovely break from the everyday. I enjoyed the real china teacups and individual teapots with the cute little strainers for the tea leves, the white lace tablecloths, and all the locally-done paintings decorating the walls. I enjoyed the lunch. But most of all, I loved those scones.
The Tea Room is my favorite spot to take my aging and ailing mother for lunch. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The owner is always on premises and does an excellent job of making everyone feel welcome and attended to. The food is fresh and delicious, my two favorites are the Smoked Salmon Wrap and the Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche. My mother has worked her way through the 'country fare' menu, and tends to favor a delicious bowl of the soup of the day accompanied by a scone.
Our visits started with just being interested in the tea, scones and Devonshire cream, which we still find irresistible, but soon The Tea Room quickly became our favorite spot for lunch. There's every type of tea you'd want to try and a selection of delicious treats. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
I recently went to this tea room with a couple of my girlfriends. Although the lady running it was nice, the food was only okay. It was overpriced for what we got and I wasn't fond of the dessert. The owner was there by herself, when we asked questions about the food, wasn't very informative, and didn't know how to respond. If we went back, it would just be for the tea.