royal afternoon tea

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is home to the most celebrated Afternoon Tea experience in Edmonton. Indulge in a selection of twelve of the finest loose leaf teas served with handcrafted sandwiches and fine pastries, including our signature house-made Mac Honey Scones. Our delectable menu features our unique blend of Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Lady Agnes Tea, named after the original First Lady of Canada – Lady Agnes MacDonald, wife of Canada’s first Prime Minister. 

Afternoon Tea is served in The Confederation Lounge, as The Harvest Room is temporarily closed.

 

Joining us for royal Afternoon Tea?

Hours of Operaation:
Every Saturday and Sunday, at 2:30 pm

Reservations:
Reservations are required. Please call (780) 424-5181 to book your tea time.

Price:
$59 CAD per person, not including tax and gratuity

MENU:

Royal Afternoon Tea

 

Royal Afternoon Tea & Tour

According to legend, one of Queen Victoria’s (1819-1901) ladies-in-waiting, Anna Maria Stanhope (1783-1857), known as the Duchess of Bedford, is credited as the creator of afternoon teatime.

Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from “a sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. At first the Duchess had her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs. Adopting the European tea service format, she invited friends to join her for an additional afternoon meal at five o’clock in her rooms at Belvoir Castle. The menu centered around small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, assorted sweets, and, of course, tea. The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.

We welcome you to join us in this Royal tradition and revel in the history and beauty of our downtown Edmonton landmark. Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea followed by a historic tour every Saturday and Sunday, including our very own spectacular Queen Elizabeth II Suite.*

*Based on availability

 

Joining us for the Royal Tea & Tour?

Hours of Operation
Royal Tea Tours are currently not available.

Reservations
Reservations required. Please book online or call (780) 429-6424.

Price:
$59 CAD per person, not including tax and gratuity

Weekday Afternoon Tea

For those who have always wanted to try our Royal Tea but just can’t make it in on the weekends. Please join us Monday through Friday at 2:30 pm* for a lighter version of Royal Tea. This edition of Tea will be held in The Confederation Lounge.

*Based on availability

This Tea Service does not include a guided tour of the hotel. Please join us for Royal Tea and Tour on Saturdays and Sundays for the complete experience.

For reservations please Book online or contact our Food and Beverage Team at (780) 429-6464.

Joining us for Weekday Afternoon Tea?

Hours of Operation
Weekday Tea is currently not available.

Dress Code
Casual

Reservations
Required

Price: 
$45 CAD per person, not including tax and gratuity