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
Saturday and Sunday only: 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Tours take place 2:00pm and 4:00pm after each tea seating. Tour locations are subject to room availability.

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

Please Note

Price : $59 CAD /person

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 – Thursday at 2:30pm for a lighter version of Royal Tea. This edition of Tea will be held in The Confederation Lounge.

*Based on availability

*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 780-429-6424

Joining us for Weekday Afternoon Tea?

Make this a whole day experience.

Hours of Operation
Please join us Monday – Thursday  at 2:30pm for a lighter version of Royal Tea.

Dress Code


Please Note
Price: $45 CAD /person.

Weekday Afternoon is only available on weekdays at 2:30pm. It is a lighter version of our Saturday and Sunday Royal Tea & Tour.