....but we had a terrible experience here recently.
Took my mother to tea on our big trip to Victoria. I was not expecting miracles of foodie heaven for 18.95 (we paid the extra $2 for the double cream trifle), but I did expect better than 1/2 a dried up sandwich each, a small slice of cantalope, a handful of grapes, a cookie from Superstore (even had the PC logo on it), a mini butter tart and 3 squares that were clearly bought from Safeway.
The scone was definitely the best part, hot and fresh; however, when I cracked mine open, I found a large, dark hair had been baked into it. When we managed to flag down the waitress, she did apologize and brought me another, but no 'comps' were offered or given.
The trifle was okay, but just $2 okay.
The ambiance is over the top Victoriana. Our tablebloth was really faded and had been washed one too many times (seeing as it was just a square of fabric, I couldn't understand why it hadn't been replaced). The teapot comes with knitted cozy.
The waitresses seem trapped in large white dresses that made them look like they are wearing Victorian bed clothes!
The tea was fine, but it was plain Twinings tea bags. No refill of hot water came or was offered.
For this ridiculous price, I expected more. We will not be back!