Tuesday, August 23, 2016

James Bay Tea Room - Victoria, BC

Upon the recommendation of a tea friend, our first tea room destination was at the quaint little James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant on Menzies Street located in James Bay the oldest neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia. This spot was ideal for our family, as in addition to Afternoon Tea, you could order off the menu. Since Cedar still professes to not be a fan of afternoon tea, he ordered a big plate of pancakes.

The tea selection was varied with colorful tea cups of different designs. The tea pots were wrapped in knitted tea cozies also in varying colors and styles. Tea room decor featured assorted pictures of the royal family and other historic English notables along with decorative plates and British flags. Cozy and quaint.
Angelica had the best of both worlds! She ordered off the luncheon menu and selected the homemade asparagus quiche served alongside a fresh salad. She was also able to sample various tea time treats from the afternoon tea trays that the rest of us selected.

The tea tray held an assortment of savory tea sandwiches on the bottom tier, in the middle were toasted crumpets and English scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, while the top tier had a fun variety of delicious little desserts.
Finger Sandwiches

Scones with Fresh Fruit Cup
                                                       What a fun casual stop for tea!


Bernideen said...

What a great post: the food looks delicious and I love the decor in the room with the British flair!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Have to add this to my list! Thanks for sharing!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is one of our favorite tea rooms, and it looks like it was up to it's usual standard. So glad you got to experience it!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We had tea here the year we were on an Alaska cruise. We weren't aware that reservations for the Empress had to made quite some time in advance and found we enjoyed this smaller (and cheaper) establishment just fine.

Marilyn Miller said...

You described it so perfectly. I loved the casual tea time here. I always seem to order the quiche with salad and it is quite good.