Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Pacific Rim

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 eleventh of many places that I have visited recently. The Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge is located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.

I had their Afternoon Tea service for $35.00 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of teas, I chose the “Eros” Black Tea and my friend had the “English Breakfast Tea”.


2-tiered tray

A plate of fresh scones arrived to the table  with Devonshire cream and strawberry compote. This was followed by a two tiered plate filled with an assortment of sandwiches (bottom plate) that included an Asian selection of miso tofu, tuna tataki, crab & cucumber along with a selection of classics that included Farm raised truffle,  egg salad, chilled tiger prawn & avocado, and tandoor roasted chicken. The top plate of the tier was filled with delicious pastries which included Financier, coffee Macarons, lemon fruit tart, Matcha layer cake and a chocolate Ganache jewel.



My thoughts –I thought the Asian and Classic sandwich selections served together on the tiered tray embraced the Pacific Rim and were a great way to showcase their tea service. The scones were small in size though fresh, fluffy, tasty and delicious. From the assortment of sandwiches, the Asian selection was served Sushi style which was unique and different for an Afternoon Tea service, I loved the Crab & Cucumber as well as the Tuna Tataki. From the Classic selection the Chilled tiger prawn and avocado was my favourite. From the assortment of sweets, I absolutely loved the Matcha Layer Cake!

Style: English Tea Service

Attire: Smart Casual

Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 2pm – 4pm Daily

Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

For Reservations, please call 604- 695-5502

Reservations can be made for every day of the week, and cost $35.00

Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

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