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The Urban Tea Merchant - CLOSED

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2Y2, Canada
+1 604-692-0071
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (7 reviews)
“tea service” (9 reviews)
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French, Contemporary, Fusion, Asian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2Y2, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We ordered the “Traditional Afternoon Tea Set” ($42 per person) and it came with a variety of sandwiches, two scones with jelly and cream, as well as a beautiful display of desserts on the third tier of the serving platter. The Urban Tea Merchant has...More

Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful tea service, amazing tea, and delicate and scrumptious bites. Most definetly will come back again!

1  Thank Ciarra R
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had the summer WestCoast set on a week day, so the restaurant was not full. The server was very friendly and recommended a number of tea based on my preference. The highlight was the seafood which was fresh and tasteful. The dessert was good too....More

2  Thank GPVan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My hubby & I took another couple to tea, in celebration of their birthdays. We each had the 'traditional' which included very tasty scones, finger sandwiches, various savouries and sweets. I highly recommend this location. The food and tea served were delicious, the service was...More

1  Thank KathyA604
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Enjoyed the traditional High tea served here, although there were other options to choose from. The savoury's were the best I have had at high tea.Amazing variety of teas to choose from and the service was elegant. Location is central downtown but tucked away as...More

1  Thank KitKat_1955
Cocoglo, Guest Relations Manager at The Urban Tea Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. You are right about our unassuming storefront, but that's about to all change soon in the next few months as we become the first TWG Tea Retail Boutique and Tea Salon in Canada! Stay tuned for...More

Reviewed 9 June 2016

Exquisite High Tea service in a lovely setting made special by the wonderful, well versed Michael, our waiter. We loved every piece of food, savory and sweet. The French Earl Grey is divine. Food presentation was impeccable. Tom, the manager, went to each table to...More

1  Thank agiftofpeace
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This restaurant is everything one looks for when having high tea. The service is courteous and impeccable without being obtrusive. The food is delectable. Although we chose the traditional high tea, I appreciated the fact that there are two other choices - the vogue and...More

2  Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Tea was delicious with a very large variety of teas, service was great, food delicious, but very small amounts. Food presentation was exquisite. A little pricey, but wonderful.

1  Thank 255Barbara
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We made reservations weeks in advance for the day before mother's day. We sat at our table for 25 minutes before we were even acknowledged by our server, we then waited 40 minutes before we received our pre-ordered high tea. The menu offers a lot...More

Thank Joyce G
Cocoglo, Guest Relations Manager at The Urban Tea Merchant, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, We tried to reach out to you earlier, but in case you didn't receive our message, we are very sorry to hear your experience was anything but perfect. Perhaps you could send us an e-mail at customercare@urbantea.com to help us understand more about...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

We went here after a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. This is a high end establishment, not a neighborhood kind of tea house. That said, the teas were exquisite, and a much needed pick me up for the day. We had the small sandwich...More

1  Thank MooseOndaluce
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is
bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their
lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's
plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and
corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau
restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping
options. However, located right on the waterfront of
Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 36
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2Y2, Canada
    (Burrard St.)
  • Public Transportation: Georgia and Thurlow
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-692-0071
  • E-mail
The Urban Tea Merchant has become one of Vancouver's premium locations for a luxury afternoon and high tea experiences. The Urban Tea Merchant offers both a Retail Boutique and Tea Salon in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. They are the exclusive Canadian distributors of TWG Tea, a luxury tea brand from Singapore where we carry over 300 different single-estate, fine-harvest and exclusive tea blends from over 45 tea-producing countries around the world. The Tea Salon features unique menu items, and at the forefront of tea gastronomy in Canada, The Urban Tea Merchant continues to draw from its vast collection of Fine Harvest Teas and Exclusive Blends, integrating a myriad of these signature teas into savoury recipes, toying with taste buds, tantalising the palate, and introducing a whole new world of sensations and flavours to gourmands and tea lovers when they dine at The Urban Tea Merchant. With breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner specialties, as well as trendsetting tea beverages and cocktails, tea is woven into every aspect of the meal - an unmistakable nuance that deliciously enhances each dish.