Royal Afternoon Tea & Tour

The Harvest Room is temporarily closed. During this time, Afternoon Tea has moved to The Confederation Lounge.

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 at 12:30 pm. Tour takes place at 2:00 pm after tea service. Tour locations are subject to room availability.

Starting Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day), tea service will be available for two seatings at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

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 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
Monday through Friday at 2:30 pm

Dress Code


Please Note
Price: $45 CAD /person