Rosélys Restaurant — Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West | Website
If you’re in the mood for a refined and modern teatime, head to Rosélys Restaurant in the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. ThisThe English ritual held every Saturday afternoon has been brilliantly updated with unique creations like the matcha and spicy salmon macaron, cucumber maki with yuzu mayonnaise, lobster egg mimosa with basil and hazelnut and blackberry mini club — served with a glass of bubbly, if you’re feeling effervescent.
© Le Ritz-Carlton Montréal
1228 Sherbrooke Street West | Website
No place says English teatime more than downtown’s Ritz-Carlton Montréal. Your tony time-out begins in the ultra-chic Palm Court with a flute of champagne, if your heart so desires. Indulge in scrumptious scones, finger-cut sandwiches made with homemade brioche bread and pastries from Claude Guérin who, in 2017, was named Best Pastry Chef in Canada.
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4354 Christophe-Colomb Avenue | Website
The moment you step into Le Parloir, you’ll get why this is one of the Plateau’s most popular tea rooms. Not only have its proprietors paid special attention to recreating a typical English décor, but the tiered stands are bedecked with spot-on teatime favourites. Savour scones served with Devonshire cream straight from England and homemade jam, cucumber sandwiches, butter and ham sandwiches, smoked salmon blinis, chocolate custard cups and other sweet treats.
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Cardinal Tea Room
5326 St-Laurent Boulevard | Website
Thursday to Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., the Cardinal Tea Room welcomes Montrealers and visitors from all around to sit down for a cup of tea, served with cucumber sandwiches, deviled eggs, delicious sconesmacarons and lemon daintiesmini scones with clotted cream and jam. The parlor’s cool vibe is accented by its Victorian decordécor and pretty porcelain plates.
La brume dans mes lunettes
378 Saint-Zotique East | Website
It’s always teatime at the lovely La brume dans mes lunettes neighbourhood café and tearoom. Whether you’re alone or with friends, feeling like nibbling nibbly or famished, one of its seven six delicious Royal menu options to go with your cup will leave you sated.
5968 Monkland Avenue | Website
A bastion of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, the Gryphon d’Or tearoom was one of the first places to offer English tea service exclusively. And while people still flock there for this cherished ritual, the Gryphon also serves lunch on weekdays.from Wednesday to Sunday.
Maison de thé Cha Noir Tea House
4611 Wellington Street | Website
Maison de thé Cha Noir invites you to discover no less than a hundred teas and tisanes from all over the world. Sit down and relax at L’Espace Cha Noir to enjoy sweet shortbread cookies made with matcha, monk blend (grenadine, sunflower petals and vanilla) or lavender teas - or salted delicacies like Japanese traditional mochis. Experience a Zen moment anytime of the day.
The Burgundy Lion
2496 Notre-Dame Street West | Website
The Burgundy Lion is one of the most authentic English pubs in Montréal. But insiders also know that it offers English high tea service every Sunday (reservations are a must). Enjoy it in the sunny second-floor solarium and congratulate yourself on discovering one of Montréal’s best-kept secrets!
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