- 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!
- Find out the best spots in Montreal to pretend like you're in London with a high tea ritual!
High 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.
High 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.
London 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.
But, 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.
High 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!
Where: 1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
There 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.
Their visually appealing snacks are served on a tiered tray and include scones, traditional tea sandwiches and fresh pastries.
High Tea at the Ritz takes place in the lavish Palm Court and guests are asked to wear their Sunday when attending!
Where: 900 Blvd René-Lévesque Ouest
The Queen Elizabeth Hotel is one of the most iconic locations in Montreal.
While 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.
Not 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.
Where: 378 Rue Saint-Zotique
La Brume Dans Mes Lunettes is one of those adorable Montreal gems that you can’t help but fall in love with.
This 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.
Here, you'll be able to enjoy a traditional high tea experience without needing to dress up… Unless you want to!
Where: 4354 Ave Christophe-Colomb
Le Parloir is an intimate tea house that is known for baking up tasty pastries, meaning it's the perfect place for high tea.
This 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!
Where: 48 Rue Notre-Dame Est
When 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.
From 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.
Where: 5968 Ave Monkland
This 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.
And, 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!
This 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.
Where: 5326 Blvd St Laurent
This 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.
Cardinal 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.
Of 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!
Where: 2496 Notre-Dame Ouest
On Sunday afternoons, Burgundy Lion gives guests the chance to experience a high tea inspired by English traditions.
Attendees 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.
There 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!
This 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!