Afternoon Tea at The King Edward Hotel in Toronto

Built in 1903 by Toronto’s wealthiest developer at the time, George Gooderham, The King Edward Hotel set a standard for luxury hotels in Toronto and across Canada. Celebrating its 110th Anniversary this year, it seemed like the perfect spot to take mom for Mothers Day Afternoon Tea.

We were seated at a table by the fireplace directly under a massive portrait of King Eddy in the lobby just outside of Victoria’s Restaurant. It was lovely to see the space filled with families celebrating motherhood. One large table featured some twenty or so woman wearing fancy hats, a real show stopper!

Over the course of the next hour mom and I relaxed over white linen and dainty tea cups. I enjoyed a pot of the hotel’s signature King Edward blend with a whisper of milk. We eagerly slathered our scones with cream and strawberry preserves and had to ration the fresh lemon curd as we are both adamant admirers of the tart creamy decadence of it all.

Petite sandwiches were a perfect pick me up mid day and the sweet plate featured a lovely flavour profile with almond, rhubarb, chocolate and lemon making appearances. Afternoon Tea at The King Eddy is very much an event, a celebration of motherhood, indulgence and essential mid day nourishment for the peckish.

Mother’s Day Tea Includes:

Selection of Loose Leaf Teas

Berries in Suspended in Blush Wine Jelly


curried coronation chicken with mango chutney

medium rare beef with stilton butter and port jelly

ontario maple and grain mustard confit of salmon with tender leeks

chopped egg with lemon and dill

wild mushroom with herbed goat cheese

Fresh Based Currant and Cream Scones

devon cream, strawberry preserve, house made lemon curd

Tea Pastries

pastel battenburg cake

strawberry rhubarb eton mess

tulip of chocolate espresso cream

french macaron

lemon and lady grey infused madeleine

We’ve traveled around the world in search of the best high tea.

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