Afternoon Tea

High tea is a quintessential Victoria experience. Tea was a staple of life at Point Ellice House. We even have our own tea blend, created by Victoria’s famous Silk Road tea shop.

Every Saturday and Sunday we have afternoon tea prepared by Truffles Catering. We host tea in the Visitor Centre and, during summer hours, on our Gorge-View Lawn. Tea services are available at 12:00pm, 12:30pm or 1:00pm. Tea service is by reservation only and all reservations must be made by Friday at 12:00pm. The cost is $38.00 per person, plus tax. Gluten-free and vegan options are available for a small charge.

To make reservations email your name and your preferred booking date and time to You can also call the Visitor Centre at 250-380-6506. If we don’t answer, please leave a voicemail with your details and we will get back to you shortly. Please note that cancellations must be made by Friday at 12:00pm – if cancellations are made after this time you will be charged in full.

Afternoon Tea Menu

Savoury Finger Sandwiches
Coronation Chicken
Cucumber and herbed cream cheese
Wild smoked BC Salmon with cream cheese
Egg and cress

White and dark Chocolate Truffles
Summer Tartlet
French Macaroons
Lemon slice

Sweet and savoury
Served with strawberry compote and devonshire cream

The Afternoon Tea includes a choice of tea, coffee or lemonade.

Vegan tea includes vegetable and falafel pinwheel tea sandwiches, an origin bakery vegan scone (1) with jam, a vegan cupcake (1), and fresh strawberries