Afternoon Tea & High Tea Menus
Please call (250) 590 – 3953 to reserve your afternoon tea time. Reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Reservations are only accepted for Signature Afternoon Tea, Limited Edition Afternoon Teas and for groups. Seatings are available between 11 am – 4 pm from Wednesday through Sunday.
Signature High Tea – Spring Edition “Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea” – $34 per person
NEW Spring Menu! This is the ultimate full afternoon tea experience featuring local ingredients and house-made desserts. Presented on a traditional three tiered tray, the delicious spread includes a pot of organic tea of your choice and organic homemade matcha shortbreads. Think of this beautiful tradition as a three course meal. First, savour a selection of savouries, next, devour the warm-from-the-oven organic scones, and finally indulge in an assortment of flavourful treats. Of course, no afternoon tea time is complete without good company, or if like us you cherish your “me time” – bring a good book.
*Signature Afternoon Tea is replaced by Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea 12-14 May and Royal Afternoon Tea 17-22 May.
Afternoon Tea Express – $26 per person
NEW! A mini version of our signature afternoon tea intended for sampling the full menu. Perfect if you are looking for a quick stop for a tea experience on your busy day or if you just want a little tea treat for yourself, or with a friend after work. This afternoon tea is not served on a three tiered tray. Sorry, no substitutions. Reservations are not accepted for Afternoon Tea Express.
Dessert Afternoon Tea – $22 per person
A decadent sweets-only version of our Signature Afternoon Tea served on a beautiful cake stand. Includes a freshly baked scone with devon cream and jam, along with one pot of tea.
Savoury Afternoon Tea – $22 per person
If you’re in the mood for a lighter sampling of our Signature Afternoon Tea, why not try a savoury only fix? Savoury tea includes a freshly baked scone along with a selection of fresh tea sandwiches, along with one pot of tea.
SPECIALTY AFTERNOON TEAS
Prince & Princess Afternoon Tea – $24 for kids 12 years & under
A special little treat for your little ones. The adorable miniature version of our signature afternoon tea includes cream cheese & cucumber sandwiches, cranberry scones, chocolate cake, cheesecake and more delicious eats. Presented on a tiered tea tray and includes caffeine free, nutritious organic herbal tea of your choice. Your server will be happy to make recommendations.
Party Deluxe Afternoon Tea – $40 per person
The Party Afternoon Tea set is perfect for birthdays, showers or any beautiful celebration which deserves that extra special something. We take care of the chic party favour for you, a beautifully appointed table set with fresh flowers and your guests will enjoy endless organic tea refills. This TEA-lightful spread is brimming with best selling treats and savouries, from freshly baked scones to lavender shortbreads and strawberries dipped in chocolate. Tea is served in our pretty special occasion china collection.
Gluten Free or Dairy Free Afternoon Tea – $42 per person
A very special made-to-order gluten free or dairy free menu may be available with 72 hour notice. Includes fresh organic loose tea service. Sorry, we are unable to provide a high tea service that is both dairy free and gluten free. Vegan high tea is not available due to the use of farm fresh eggs in most of our traditional homemade baking.
Our best selling Limited Edition Afternoon Teas are cheerful, themed and not to be missed! Be sure to check this page frequently for upcoming events on special occasions, holidays or ‘just because’. We breathe to create beautiful food and things just for you!
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – May 12-14 | $38 per person (Children’s Tea $28)
Due to popular demand our limited edition Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is now available from May 12 – 14. Please book as soon as possible as we are near fully booked already and don’t want you to miss your spot. Reservations required, please call: 250.590.3953.
The original Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – need we say more? A Beau-TEA-ful spread to celebrate the most important person in our lives: the best mother. Perfectly sophisticated just for her. Freshly handmade chocolates, cakes, scones and an array of delicious tea sandwiches with your favourite organic Venus Sophia Tea served in our beautiful collection of vintage china are all included. Decorated with roses, served with joy and care, and to be enjoyed in the most charming, elegant setting in Victoria. Welcome!
Victoria Day Long Weekend: Royal Afternoon Tea – May 17 – 22 | $35 per person (Children’s Tea $25)
Take tea like the Royal Family this Victoria Day long weekend. Back in 2015 our creative team was inspired by an article from the Telegraph UK that highlighted the favourite food of the Queen. We thought it would be a wonderful twist to recreate some Royal foodie pleasures, then incorporating them into our limited edition Victoria Day Afternoon Tea; and it has become an annual tradition at Venus Sophia since then. Read more about our delightful culturally infused afternoon tea and the stories behind each menu item here. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment: 250-590-3953. Very Victoria Royal Afternoon Tea is available only on 17 – 22 May.
Events & Group Bookings
Venus Sophia is the perfect place to celebrate with a tea for two or twenty in style! We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate a bridal or baby shower, birthday, company event, promotion or retirement party, girly get together (yes please!), workshop …..the list goes on! Your guest of honour and attendees will love the beautiful presentation, the fresh eats, organic tea selection and the warm service. Don’t forget to ask us about our custom party favours!
Please select one of the following menus: Signature Afternoon Tea or Party Deluxe Afternoon Tea. If available during your event date, you may also wish to select the Limited Edition Afternoon Teas (please look under “Upcoming Events”)
Once you have made your selection, please call 250.590.3953 to check for availability and to reserve.
– Reservations are required for parties of 8 or more.
-A 50% deposit is required which will go towards your final bill, we accept payments in person or over the phone via credit card.
-Your final head count is required 3 days before the event date. Thank you for understanding that the final bill will reflect the headcount confirmed.
Make a Reservation
Please call (250) 590 – 3953 to book your table now.
Reservations are only accepted for Signature Afternoon Tea and are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Seatings available between 11 am – 4 pm from Wednesday through Sunday.
Venus Sophia’s Signature Loose Leaf Teas (natural, fresh, organic)
Included with all our high tea menus is one pot of freshly brewed organic loose leaf tea of your choice. Our entire line of loose teas is available for purchase to take home. A complimentary 10% discount is with your Signature Afternoon Tea. Have a look at our loose leaf tea menu.
Please note additional tea requests are available for $2 per pot of tea. Substitute tea with coffee or specialty handcrafted beverages for an additional charge of $1.50 – $2.50. Please ask your server about our delicious beverage list.
Tea Time in Style
Experience afternoon high tea like a local in our modern, beautiful and award winning tearoom right in the heart of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, downtown – only a short 10 minute walk from the inner harbour.
We lovingly handcraft all the high tea sandwiches, quiches, scones and cakes from scratch with flavourful, fresh West Coast & Vancouver Island ingredients for your tasting pleasure.
Our best selling Signature Afternoon Tea is highly recommended by Conde Nast Traveler, 10Best USA Travel and we are proud to be awarded with the 2016 & 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. Welcome!
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