This article lists the afternoon tea and high tea I have had when I was in Montreal in April 2017. The “best afternoon tea in Montreal” is highly subjective (it’s about personal preferences after all) and the order of this list is not a ranking. Every title highlighted in blue is clickable and leads to the detailed reviews.
The Best Afternoon Tea in Montreal for budget outings:
I recommend the Bar à Beurre for:
- Small groups (6 person max)
- Sweet-toothed guests
At 21$ per person including taxes, the price/performance ratio of the Bar à Beurre afternoon tea is most excellent. The servings are so generous that you’re quite likely to bring a few cupcakes home.
It’s the perfect venue for a first afternoon tea in Montreal, especially if you’re a small group of sweet-toothed friends!
The Best Afternoon Tea in Montreal for Scones:
I recommend the Gryphon d’Or for:
- Big tea drinkers
- Scones & toppings lovers (lemon curd, marmalade…)
The Gryphon d’Or tea room afternoon tea shines with its teas and scones. Only the savouries disappoint a bit.
It’s your best bet in Montreal if you wish to try out several teas and fancy some delicious scones!
The Best Afternoon Tea in Montreal for 5-star luxury:
I recommend the Ritz-Carlton Montreal for:
- Fancy outings
- Impeccable service
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal afternoon tea is almost flawless. The setting is very nice, the food is delicious, the service is perfect and the value for money is excellent (34$/person). Five-star afternoon tea lovers are bound to love it!
The Best Afternoon Tea in Montreal for Connoisseurs:
I recommend Le Parloir tea room for:
- Tea connoisseurs
- Its value for money
Le Parloir tea room serves the best afternoon tea in Montreal, all criteria considered. The teas are excellent, the food is delicious and the English tea room atmosphere is perfect.
I especially recommend it for lovers of tea and savoury food, as this is where Le Parloir afternoon tea shines brighter than its Montreal counterparts.
Le Cardinal Tea Room
Even though the Cardinal tea room does not serve a proper afternoon tea, I cannot resist mentioning it since the setting is so grand.
There is a large choice of tea and food, both savoury and sweet.