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James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant

) #174 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British,
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
+1 250-382-8282
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
07:00 - 16:00All hours
British, Canadian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
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Reviews (299)
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a destination place for us in Victoria. Went for breakfast. Service was good. Meals so so. Potatoes with breakfast hard and not cooked through. Bacon over crisp. Eggs runny after specifying over easy and not runny. Bathrooms both Men and Woman's disgusting. Paper basket...More

Thank Goldwingman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with our family about a week or two ago. We all ordered breakfast. Well once we put our order in our waitress disapeared into the back. You could see her standing there with her phone texting. We had to waive our coffee...More

Thank lisaenns321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very surprised about this place when I enter, but it's such a lovely place, friendly staff (even if they don't understand your accent). I loved both their beef pot pie & hot chocolate, totally recommend

Thank Amelia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little tea room and restaurant just up the street from the Parliament buildings. Good food and the service was excellent.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you ask for tea and the pot arrives wearing a cosy, you immediately know that they understand standards and how to do things right. Lovely little spot, friendly staff, great food.

Thank DanGold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place but not wonderful Did not leave an impression on us Food was average and staff a little brusque

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A lovely little tea room, decorated with Royalty plates and pictures. We had fresh baked scones and coffee. Some patrons were having breakfast which looked quite good, Others were having tea served from crochet covered tea pots. A most relaxing place to stop.

Thank Stitcherart
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great little tea room. Everything is always nice and fresh (home baked) just what you want in a tea cafe. Very close to BC Museum and we always stop by after a visit.

Thank nancyleask
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My friends and I went here for high tea. Most had never had it. We ordered two full teas and one small tea (just desserts) and two extra pots of tea and the five of us still had a small box of treats to take...More

Thank SeattleReebs
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having had a dismal experience several years ago, after many many years of excellent experiences, we decided to go back and see if anything had changed. The place looks much better, but it has really lost the olde British feel. The food was fine -...More

Thank justabitfarther
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to know the cost of afternoon tea and what it includes.
1 June 2015|
Response from B0lder | Reviewed this property |
The cost is about $30 for a pot of tea and the 'Daily Tea'. This includes a two layer plate of sandwiches, baked items and fruit. I will post a picture of it on Trip Advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Menzies St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-382-8282
  • E-mail
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