The best High Teas & Afternoon Teas in Montreal, Quebec – 2017

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.

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The Best Afternoon Tea in Montreal for budget outings:

Le Bar à Beurre ★★★★

Bar à Beurre Montréal

Le Sucré / The Sweets – Macarons

Bar à Beurre Montréal

Scones & Boules de Beurre / Butterballs

Bar à Beurre Montréal, Canada (Map)

Overall mark: ★★★★☆ – Official website

Afternoon tea price: 21$/person (Including tax, excluding tip)

Tea refills: No, 1 per person (5.50$ for an extra teapot)
Food refills: No

Service hours: From 7:30 am to 6 pm during the week
From 8 am to 5 pm on weekends
(reservation required)

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:

The Gryphon d’Or Tea Room ★★★★

Gryffon d'Or Montreal

Freshly bakes Scones (served warm)

Gryffon d'Or Montreal

Toppings (butter, sweet cream, marmalade, fudge, jam and lemon curd)

Gryphon d’Or tea room, Montreal, Canada (Map)

Overall mark: ★★★★☆ – Official Website

Afternoon tea price: 25$/person
Cream tea price: 15$/person
(including taxes, excluding tip)

Tea refills: Yes; Food refills: No

Opening hours: From 12 pm to 9 pm during the week
From 10 to 6 pm on weekends

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:

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel ★★★★

Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Canada (Map)

Overall Mark: ★★★★☆ – Official website

Afternoon tea price: 39$/person (Excluding taxes and tip)

Tea refills: Yes, 1 choice per person (5.50$ for an extra pot of tea); Food refills: No

Service hours: every day from 12:30 to  3 pm and from 3:30 pm to 6 pm in the Palm Court lounge

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:

Le Parloir Tea Room ★★★★★

Afternoon Tea at Le Parloir tea room

le Parloir Montreal

Cast iron teapot and hourglass

Le Parloir tea room, Montréal, Canada (Map)

Overall mark : ★★★★★ – Facebook

Afternoon tea price: 26.50$/person
(excluding taxes and tip)

Tea refills: Yes, 1 choice per person; Food refills: No
(4.50/6.50$ for an extra teapot if different sort of tea)

Service: from 11:00 à 18:00 Saturday to Wednesday (closed on Monday)
from 11:00 to 21:00 Thursday and Friday

I recommend Le Parloir tea room for:

  • Tea connoisseurs
  • Gourmets
  • 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.

Honorable Mention:

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.

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About Sam

My name is Samuel, I’m a French-British foodie, teaholic and serial traveller. I especially love afternoon tea as it combines everything I love: lovely venues, plenty of tea and lots of delicious food. In my never-ending quest for perfection, I make sure to try out at least one afternoon tea a day whenever I spend a weekend in London, Paris, Dublin, Hamburg, Vienna... Keep calm and bon appétit!

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