Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer along with the type of service and selection of sandwiches, pastries and desserts. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places.
Here is the ninth of many places that I have visited recently. The Fish House is located in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
You will want to make sure that you make an advance reservation as they often fill up in advance, bring along a friend or two or three to join you in the experience.
I had their Afternoon Tea service for $24.00 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of teas, I chose the “Pear Green Tea” and my friend Alisha had the “Yin Yang Tea”.
A three tiered plate arrived to the table, we worked our way from the top plate to the bottom, the top layer had homemade organic Currant Scones served with Devonshire cream and jam along with some strawberry slices. The middle layer had an assortment of sandwiches that included Cucumber and Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon with honey mustard and Egg salad pinwheels. The bottom layer featured Classic Crème Brulee, Banana Bread, Lemon Tarts, Chocolate Mint cookie with white chocolate centre, and Pistachio Biscotti.
My thoughts –The service was very friendly, our server Holly was wonderful and this made for a delightful afternoon tea experience. The restaurant had an incredible view of Stanley Park and the water and we felt like being in a countrylike home. From the assortment of sandwiches I liked the Smoked Salmon with honey mustard, the scones were moist, delicious and flakey, the Lemon Tarts topped with meringue crisp were the best Lemon Tarts that I have had in my Afternoon Tea series. The Teas are from T in Vancouver.
Style: English Tea Service
Attire: Smart Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 2pm – 4pm Daily
The Fish House
8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
For Reservations, please call 604-681-7275
Reservations can be made for: every day of the week, and cost $24.00
Stay tuned to part 10 of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak