In the mood for a holiday afternoon tea served in spirited style? Here are some Christmas venues in Victoria to enjoy this holiday season. Hint: this is the perfect scrumptious break from all that shopping!

Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery

Venus Sofia Tea Room is holding Holiday Afternoon Tea until January 5. Sip healthy teas in antique teacups and savour delicious bites, such as petit fours, macarons and tea sandwhichs in a tearoom festooned with Christmas trees and ornaments. Reservations are strongly recommended, and can be made by phone at 250-590-3953.

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Hotel Grand Pacific

Enjoy Christmas Afternoon Tea service served in style in The Pacific Restaurant from 2:00 to 4:30 pm daily until December 23. The Pacific’s tiered-plate teas pair Asian influences with local, sustainable ingredients, all with a holiday twist. You’ll find fabulous creations, from smoked salmon rye bread pudding and squash and all-spice apple sandwiches to sugar snowflake cookies and chocolate and blood orange mousse cups are on the menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 250-380-4458.


The Fairmont Empress Hotel

Known for its royal-worthy afternoon teas, the Fairmont Empress adds in Christmas sparkle to its tiered tea presentation with candy-cane inspired red velvet cake and more sweets and savory bites. Relax in the empress’ magnificent tea rooms surrounded by rich chintz fabrics, antiqued tapestries and hand-carved tables and that famous Empress atmosphere. To make reservations, click here.


Photo of Empress pastry chef AJ Thalakkat by Jeffrey Bosdet/YAM magazine. All Rights Reserved.