Trips can be expensive, especially to high-class cities such as London, but we can't help the desire to visit them. With this in mind, MTL Blog created a list of spots where you can have high tea in Montreal, so you can experience true English culture without even needing to leave the city!\nFind out the best spots in Montreal to pretend like you're in London with a high tea ritual!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nHigh tea is one of the things I love most about London. It's pretty much a fancy way of saying drinking tea and eating pastries, but it just sounds so much better when you say "high tea." There are quite a few options for places to have high tea in Montreal, and the ones included on this list will truly make you feel like you're sipping tea and munching on crumpets in London.\nHigh tea is not only a very posh activity to participate in but it also happens to be a whole lot of fun. The idea of putting on a cute outfit and spilling the tea with your nearest and dearest makes you feel like you're living the life of the rich and famous for the time being.\nLondon is one of those cities that make up for the rainy weather with its culture, art, fashion, and food. And, since London is a far and costly destination, not all of us have the luxury of participating in a real English high tea.\nBut, lucky for us, Montreal is a city that has everything - including a lot of high tea options that will truly make you feel like you've flown to London.\nHigh tea is the perfect best friend date idea, so grab your bestie and take a fake trip to the UK for the day at one of these Montreal spots!\nThe Ritz Carlton\nWhere: 1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest\nView this post on Instagram My alter ego living her luxury life 🍰 - - - - - - - I think what we as humans crave the most is overcoming separateness. What we usually want is to be deeply understood for who we are. And part of that is starting from just understanding our own selves. We can be surrounded by nice things, beautiful cars, great clothes, etc. but that won’t cut it in the long term. The best feeling is to be able to be seen. There is nothing that beats having that connection with someone and knowing that you are completely safe in being just who you are. Vulnerability is not a weakness. I used to always think that the more I kept to myself, the more I showed just the happy side of me, the more people would feel comfortable around me. I feared making others live through my bad moments by opening up but as soon as that shift happened and I started to open my heart, I felt more liberated. I felt more connected to others and to myself. I released the fear of being judged for how I expressed myself, for what I preferred and for how I felt. There’s a certain stigma over expressing the opposite side of positive emotions which I encourage us to break. Feeling mad, sad, angry, frustrated is all part of being human and I think it’s truly liberating to feel the whole spectrum of emotions without experiencing guilt. Emotions and the freedom in experiencing them and expressing them is what makes us connect to each other and our human nature through compassion and understanding. People might judge you for it, not understand your emotions, feel uncomfortable, but the right kind of people will stay and your connection will grow stronger. The separation of “them” versus “me” goes away when you are just aligned with your truth. Honor yourself and be open, that’s how you will bridge the gap in all your interactions. • • • #authorsofinstagram #book #instagram #montreal #ritzcarlton #poets #thoughts #poetryporn #writersnetwork #literature #instagood #instapoetry #story #motivation #writingprompts #luxe A post shared by Riti Rayna (@ritirayna) on Aug 2, 2019 at 8:33pm PDT\nThere are few locations in the city as regal and refined as the world-renowned Ritz Carlton. And, when it comes to high tea and mouth-watering scones, this location is said to be one of the best in Montreal.\nTheir visually appealing snacks are served on a tiered tray and include scones, traditional tea sandwiches and fresh pastries.\nHigh Tea at the Ritz takes place in the lavish Palm Court and guests are asked to wear their Sunday when attending!\nFairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel\nWhere: 900 Blvd René-Lévesque Ouest\ncourtesy Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth\nThe Queen Elizabeth Hotel is one of the most iconic locations in Montreal.\nWhile overlooking the gorgeous Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, customers can enjoy an afternoon of tea, sandwiches, French desserts and scones, all of which are served on a traditional tiered tray.\nNot only will you be able to enjoy a traditional high tea in Montreal, but you're sure to be treated like royalty at this high-end hotel.\nLa Brume Dans Mes Lunettes\nWhere: 378 Rue Saint-Zotique\nView this post on Instagram It’s tea o’clock! #afternoontea #scones #cucumbersandwiches #tea #teatime #friendtime #vanelisepreparent A post shared by Elizabeth (@elizabeth173) on Oct 20, 2019 at 4:20pm PDT\nLa Brume Dans Mes Lunettes is one of those adorable Montreal gems that you can’t help but fall in love with.\nThis laid back coffee shop and tea salon also serve high tea and it is awesome. The minimalist decor is very cozy and customers instantly feel at home when entering this spot.\nHere, you'll be able to enjoy a traditional high tea experience without needing to dress up… Unless you want to!\nLe Parloir\nWhere: 4354 Ave Christophe-Colomb\nView this post on Instagram ☕️ @le_parloir #afternoontea #Montreal 🇨🇦 A post shared by Janet Chung 尼尼 🙋🏻♀️ (@janetchung1018) on Mar 28, 2018 at 1:41pm PDT\nLe Parloir is an intimate tea house that is known for baking up tasty pastries, meaning it's the perfect place for high tea.\nThis chic and warm establishment allows customers to take a trip to London without ever leaving Montreal. Here, the high tea is casual but the traditionally tiered serving platters add a bit of glamour to tea time!\nBar à Beurre\nWhere: 48 Rue Notre-Dame Est\nView this post on Instagram Tea time!!! Always a treat when we do high tea, @missellieroberts 😊 . . . Shared photo creds. #hightea #highteamontreal #yummyeats #barabeurremontreal A post shared by Romi ♡ (@romi_lambert) on Oct 13, 2019 at 3:50pm PDT\nWhen it comes to pastries, Bar à Beurre knows what it's doing. High tea is offered here, which gives you an excuse to try a few of their baked goods.\nFrom Italian butter cookies to cakes and macarons, Bar à Beurre provides its clients with a high tea as awesome as those you would find in London.\nGryphon d’Or\nWhere: 5968 Ave Monkland\nView this post on Instagram It wouldn't be December if I didn't disappear again for bit 😅 I'm always SO SO busy with this month, obviously because of Christmas and family time but also my birthday! ♡ As of December 17, I've become 24! 🎂🎉 And to celebrate, Mama T and I continued our tradition of going for afternoon tea ☺ ♡ @gryphondormontreal was such an incredible experience! Super homey and the most tasty food, honestly their hospitality is 130% amazing!! Highly recommend 😍 ♡ #afternoontea #montreal #canada #birthdaycelebration #hightea #desserts #tea A post shared by 💚👊Deku In Progress🥦💚 (@soulfoolparaiso) on Dec 20, 2018 at 3:09pm PST\nThis Celtic tea house is known for having one of the most comforting and generous tea times in the city. For $25 you're able to pig out on scones, egg sandwiches, smoked salmon pikelets, sugary squares, and crust free cucumber sandwiches - all of which are served to you on a tiered tray.\nAnd, for $3 more, you can adapt tea time for dinner items, which include beef stew, chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese and more. Just be sure to reserve 24 hours in advance!\nThis down to earth tea house requires its guests to simply dress "clean and comfortable," but if you want to dress up a little, you're more than welcome to do so.\nCardinal Tea Room\nWhere: 5326 Blvd St Laurent\nView this post on Instagram C’est la saison des célébrations ❄️ Venez fêter en beauté avec notre Thé pour deux accompagné d’un verre de bulles 🥂😍 #teatime #winetime #5à7àvenir... A post shared by Cardinal Tea Room (@cardinaltearoom) on Dec 6, 2019 at 1:47pm PST\nThis bi-level establishment has an old-timey vibe and is known to carry a wide range of teas, which means all types of taste buds will be satisfied.\nCardinal Tea Room offers guests a high tea experience that will make you believe that you have entered an establishment in the city center of London.\nOf course, the high tea is served with an array of goodies given to you on a traditionally tiered plate, which just makes everything look fancier!\nBurgundy Lion\nWhere: 2496 Notre-Dame Ouest\nView this post on Instagram La vie est trop courte pour du mauvais thé 😉 Venez nous rejoindre pour une expérience de service de thé britannique classique, riche en plats sucrés et salés, et du thé bien sure 👒🎩 . Life is too short for bad tea 😉 Join us for a classic British high tea experience, full of sweet and savory dishes, and tea of course 👒🎩 . More info on our website (link in bio) A post shared by Burgundy Lion Pub (@burgundylion) on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:33am PST\nOn Sunday afternoons, Burgundy Lion gives guests the chance to experience a high tea inspired by English traditions.\nAttendees will be given a two-layered platter, one will have sandwiches and other savoury goodies while the other will be comprised of scones and other classic British sweets.\nThere will also be a choice of tea, which is served in true English fashion bone china. There's also the option to sip on wine and champagne, in case if you're in the mood to booze!\nThis laid-back version of high tea allows you to both act posh while diving in on some good eats. Here's your chance to experience something new!